Historical Events In December - 11
Tuesday, 09 August 2022
1954 USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va on this day in history.
1954 On December - 11 phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1955 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51 on December - 11.
1956 Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland on this day in history.
1957 On December - 11 jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra
1958 On this day in history upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France
1958 On December - 11 4th (last) Dutch govt of Drees falls
1959 On December - 11 yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri
1960 On December - 11 black Sunday
1961 On December - 11 adolf Eichman is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel
1961 On this day in history elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 20 wks
1961 On December - 11 jFK provides US military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam
1961 On December - 11 "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released
1964 Percy Kilbride, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1967 On December - 11 beatles' Apple Music signs its first group-Grapefruit
1967 SST prototype "Concorde" first shown (France) on this day in history.
1967 Howard Freeman, actor (Double Dynamite), dies after illness in NYC on December - 11.
1968 On this day in history the Labor Department announced that the nation's unemployment rate had dwindled to 3.3%, the lowest mark in 15 years.
1968 Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59 on December - 11.
1969 On this day in history the secretary of the Moscow writer's union declares that nudity as displayed in the popular play "Oh! Calcutta!" is a sign of decadence in Western culture
1972 Astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon on this day in history.
1972 John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies on December - 11.
1973 On this day in history karen and Richard Carpenter received a gold record for their single, Top of the World.
1974 On December - 11 reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63
1975 First class postage rises from $0.10 to $0.13 on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and made off with $5.8 M in cash and jewelry
1979 On this day in history claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66
1981 Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick on December - 11.
1981 Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center on this day in history.
1981 UN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General on December - 11.
1983 On December - 11 first visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
1983 On this day in history szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82
1984 On December - 11 george Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90
1985 General Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC on December - 11.