Historical Events In December - 05
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
1940 On this day in history jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60
1941 On this day in history uSS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor.
1941 On this day in history football Writers Association of America organized
1941 David Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire on December - 05.
1942 CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto on this day in history.
1942 Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried on December - 05.
1943 On this day in history nFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves
1944 German troops rob all the silver coin in Utrecht on this day in history.
1945 On December - 05 aircraft squadron lost in the Bermuda Triangle
1945 In the 'Bermuda Triangle' five US Navy bombers, on a training flight, disappear without trace on December - 05.
1945 "Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle) on December - 05.
1946 Pres Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808 on this day in history.
1947 On December - 05 jersey Joe Walcott beats Joe Louis
1947 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title on December - 05.
1948 NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions on this day in history.
1949 Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title on December - 05.
1950 On December - 05 ships of the RAN participate in the evacuation of Chinnampo, Korea
1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title on December - 05.
1951 "Dragnet" premiers on December - 05.
1951 On this day in history "Dragnet" premieres
1951 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies on this day in history.
1952 -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die on this day in history.
1954 KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting on December - 05.
1955 On this day in history the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a federation of autonomous trade unions in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, is formed
1955 On December - 05 aFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president
1955 Paul Harvey, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1956 Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC on December - 05.
1957 NYC becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law) on this day in history.
1957 William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," premieres in NYC on December - 05.
1958 On this day in history ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67
1959 K S Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies on December - 05.
1963 On December - 05 herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies
1964 On December - 05 the first Medal of Honor awarded to a U.S. serviceman for action in Vietnam is presented to Capt. Roger Donlon of Saugerties, New York, for his heroic action earlier in the year.
1964 On this day in history remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Tailor Wibbel), dies at 70