Historical Events In December - 11
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1954 USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va on this day in history.
1954 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium on December - 11.
1955 On this day in history franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51
1956 On December - 11 anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra on this day in history.
1958 Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France on December - 11.
1958 4th (last) Dutch govt of Drees falls on December - 11.
1959 On this day in history yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri
1960 Black Sunday on December - 11.
1961 On this day in history adolf Eichman is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel
1961 Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 20 wks on this day in history.
1961 JFK provides US military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam on this day in history.
1961 "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released on December - 11.
1964 Percy Kilbride, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1968 On December - 11 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 December - 11.
1972 On December - 11 john Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies
1973 On December - 11 karen and Richard Carpenter received a gold record for their single, Top of the World.
1974 Reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1975 First class postage rises from $0.10 to $0.13 on December - 11.
1978 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 on December - 11.
1979 Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66 on December - 11.
1981 Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick on December - 11.
1981 Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center on December - 11.
1981 UN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General on December - 11.
1983 On this day in history first visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
1983 Szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history george Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90
1985 On this day in history general Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC