Historical Events In December - 17
Friday, 14 May 2021
1965 On December - 17 largest newspaper-Sunday New York Times at 946 pages ($0.50)
1965 Tito [Raffaele A] Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (Rondine), dies at 76 on December - 17.
1966 Gustaf Paulson, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59
1969 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show on this day in history.
1969 USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings on December - 17.
1969 On December - 17 arturo da Costa e Silva, President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67
1970 On this day in history the Beach Boys played to royalty at Royal Albert Hall in London. Princess Margaret was in attendance and shook the royal jewelry to such classics as Good Vibrations, I Get Around and Help Me, Rhonda.
1971 On this day in history cease-fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir
1971 On December - 17 radio Bangladesh begins transmitting
1972 New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan on this day in history.
1972 Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1973 On December - 17 charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101
1975 Lynette Fromme was sentenced to life for attempt on President Ford's life on this day in history.
1975 Frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67 on this day in history.
1978 Referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda on this day in history.
1979 Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle) on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history driver Stan Barrett became the first person in the world to travel faster than sound on land. He drove the Budweiser Rocket car at a top speed of 739.666 in a one-way run at Rogers Dry Lake,California.
1981 On December - 17 members of the Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier
1982 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58 on this day in history.
1983 Erik Christensen, NHL player on this day in history.
1985 Otto Gotsche, writer, dies on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history richard Kuklinski, a suspect in several murders, is arrested by undercover agents at a truck stop off the New Jersey Turnpike, marking the culmination of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' "Operation Iceman."
1986 Wayne Danke Schoen Newton won a $19.2 million judgment against NBC News, which had aired reports linking Newton to mob figures on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history ron Kass, record co pres (MGM), dies at 52 of cancer
1987 Bernard Cardinal Alfrink, archbishop of Utrecht Neth, dies at 87 on this day in history.
1988 USS Tennessee, first sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned on December - 17.
1990 On December - 17 don Draper, actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61
1991 Soap opera "One Life To Live" airs its 6,000th episode on December - 17.
1991 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80 on December - 17.
1992 Dana Andrews, US actor (Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83 on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies at 50 of ovarian cancer
1994 On this day in history north Korea shoots down a US Army helicopter when it strays north of the demilitarized zone.dec18
1994 On December - 17 jan Wiegel, director/producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64