Historical Events In December - 18
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 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 Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico on December - 18.
1967 On this day in history the British traitor Kim Philby made a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in Moscow
1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on December - 18.
1969 On December - 18 britain abolishes death penalty
1969 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances on December - 18.
1970 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs on December - 18.
1971 People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic on December - 18.
1971 Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61 on this day in history.
1972 On December - 18 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 this day in history.
1974 On December - 18 san Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens
1976 George Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies on December - 18.
1977 Cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1978 On December - 18 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 this day in history.
1980 Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden on December - 18.
1980 Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76 on this day in history.
1981 Mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide on this day in history.
1982 Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds on this day in history.
1982 Raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies on this day in history.
1984 Christopher Guest (Saturday Night Live) and actress Jamie Lee Curtis are married in Los Angeles on this day in history.
1985 UN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking" on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies
1987 On December - 18 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 "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for first time in over 30 years on December - 18.
1990 Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87 on this day in history.
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.