Historical Events In December - 18
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
1963 Winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1964 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission
1965 On this day in history "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances
1966 On December - 18 dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS
1966 Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico on this day in history.
1967 The British traitor Kim Philby made a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in Moscow on December - 18.
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 On this day in history "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs
1971 People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic on December - 18.
1971 On this day in history aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61
1972 US began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days
1973 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1974 San Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens on December - 18.
1976 On December - 18 george Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies
1977 On this day in history cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80
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 December - 18.
1979 Stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH) on December - 18.
1980 Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden on December - 18.
1980 On this day in history alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76
1981 Mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide on December - 18.
1982 Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds on December - 18.
1982 Raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies on December - 18.
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 this day in history.
1986 Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies on December - 18.
1987 On this day in history benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future pres, marries Asif Ali Zardari
1987 Federal Judge Morris E. Lasker sentenced Ivan Boesky,the once mighty arbitrageur to a three-year prison term on this day in history.
1989 "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for first time in over 30 years on this day in history.
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.
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