Historical Events In December - 11
Thursday, 24 June 2021
1954 On December - 11 uSS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
1954 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium on December - 11.
1955 On this day in history franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51
1956 Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland on this day in history.
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra on this day in history.
1958 On this day in history upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France
1958 4th (last) Dutch govt of Drees falls on December - 11.
1959 On December - 11 yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri
1960 On this day in history black Sunday
1961 Adolf Eichman is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel on this day in history.
1961 On December - 11 elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 20 wks
1961 JFK provides US military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam on December - 11.
1961 "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released on December - 11.
1964 On December - 11 percy Kilbride, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76
1967 Beatles' Apple Music signs its first group-Grapefruit on December - 11.
1967 On this day in history sST prototype "Concorde" first shown (France)
1967 On December - 11 howard Freeman, actor (Double Dynamite), dies after illness in NYC
1968 The Labor Department announced that the nation's unemployment rate had dwindled to 3.3%, the lowest mark in 15 years on this day in history.
1968 Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59 on this day in history.
1969 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 on December - 11.
1972 Astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon on this day in history.
1972 On December - 11 john Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies
1973 Karen and Richard Carpenter received a gold record for their single, Top of the World on December - 11.
1974 On this day in history reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63
1975 On December - 11 first class postage rises from $0.10 to $0.13
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 On this day in history muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick
1981 On this day in history spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
1981 On December - 11 uN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General
1983 First visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome) on December - 11.
1983 On this day in history szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82
1984 George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90 on December - 11.
1985 On December - 11 general Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC