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Historical Events In December - 18

Monday, 20 May 2019

1963  Winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1964  "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  On December - 18 borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  On this day in history "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  On December - 18 dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1967  The British traitor Kim Philby made a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in Moscow on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  Britain abolishes death penalty on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  On December - 18 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1970  "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  On December - 18 aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  US began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64 on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  San Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  George Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  On December - 18 cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1978  John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires, is executed in Pennsylvania. The Molly Maguires, an Irish secret society that had allegedly been responsible for some incidences of vigilante justice in the coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On December - 18 stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  Mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1982  Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1982  On December - 18 raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  On this day in history christopher Guest (Saturday Night Live) and actress Jamie Lee Curtis are married in Los Angeles.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  UN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking" on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future pres, marries Asif Ali Zardari on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  On December - 18 federal Judge Morris E. Lasker sentenced Ivan Boesky,the once mighty arbitrageur to a three-year prison term  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  On December - 18 "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for first time in over 30 years  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  DeForest Kelly, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

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1507  On December - 18 birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1602  On December - 18 birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1610  On December - 18 birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1620  On this day in history birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1633  On this day in history birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1633  On December - 18 birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In December - 18

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0468  On December - 18 death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0821  On December - 18 death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1442  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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