Historical Events In December - 17
Monday, 29 May 2023
1965 Largest newspaper-Sunday New York Times at 946 pages ($0.50) on this day in history.
1965 Tito [Raffaele A] Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (Rondine), dies at 76 on December - 17.
1966 On this day in history gustaf Paulson, composer, dies at 68
1967 On this day in history harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59
1969 On this day in history 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show
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 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 on December - 17.
1971 Cease-fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir on this day in history.
1971 Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting on this day in history.
1972 New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan on December - 17.
1972 Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1973 Charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101 on this day in history.
1975 Lynette Fromme was sentenced to life for attempt on President Ford's life on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67
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 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 on December - 17.
1981 Members of the Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier on this day in history.
1982 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58 on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history erik Christensen, NHL player
1985 Otto Gotsche, writer, dies on this day in history.
1986 On December - 17 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 On December - 17 wayne Danke Schoen Newton won a $19.2 million judgment against NBC News, which had aired reports linking Newton to mob figures
1986 On December - 17 ron Kass, record co pres (MGM), dies at 52 of cancer
1987 Bernard Cardinal Alfrink, archbishop of Utrecht Neth, dies at 87 on December - 17.
1988 On this day in history uSS Tennessee, first sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned
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 On December - 17 john Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80
1992 Dana Andrews, US actor (Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83 on this day in history.
1993 Janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies at 50 of ovarian cancer on this day in history.
1994 North Korea shoots down a US Army helicopter when it strays north of the demilitarized zone.dec18 on December - 17.
1994 Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64 on December - 17.
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