Historical Events In December - 18
Monday, 03 August 2020
1963 On this day in history winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
1964 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances on December - 18.
1965 Borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission on December - 18.
1965 On December - 18 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances
1966 On this day in history dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS
1966 On December - 18 gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico
1967 The British traitor Kim Philby made a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in Moscow on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 Britain abolishes death penalty on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
1970 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs on December - 18.
1971 On this day in history people United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic
1971 Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61 on December - 18.
1972 On this day in history uS began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
1973 On this day in history soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days
1973 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64 on December - 18.
1974 San Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens on December - 18.
1976 George Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies on this day in history.
1977 On December - 18 cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80
1978 On this day in history 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
1979 Stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH) on December - 18.
1980 On December - 18 bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden
1980 Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76 on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide
1982 Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds on December - 18.
1982 On December - 18 raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies
1984 Christopher Guest (Saturday Night Live) and actress Jamie Lee Curtis are married in Los Angeles on December - 18.
1985 UN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking" on December - 18.
1986 On December - 18 mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies
1987 On this day in history benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future pres, marries Asif Ali Zardari
1987 On December - 18 federal Judge Morris E. Lasker sentenced Ivan Boesky,the once mighty arbitrageur to a three-year prison term
1989 On this day in history "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for first time in over 30 years
1990 On this day in history anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87
1991 DeForest Kelly, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December - 18.