Historical Events In December - 18
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
1963 On this day in history winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
1964 On December - 18 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
1965 On December - 18 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 On December - 18 gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico
1967 On December - 18 the British traitor Kim Philby made a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in Moscow
1968 On December - 18 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 Britain abolishes death penalty on this day in history.
1969 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances on this day in history.
1970 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs on this day in history.
1971 On December - 18 people United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic
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 Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days on December - 18.
1973 On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64
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 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 On this day in history stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)
1980 On December - 18 bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden
1980 On this day in history alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76
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 this day in history.
1982 On December - 18 raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies
1984 On this day in history christopher Guest (Saturday Night Live) and actress Jamie Lee Curtis are married in Los Angeles.
1985 On this day in history uN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking"
1986 Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies on December - 18.
1987 On December - 18 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 December - 18.
1989 "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for first time in over 30 years on this day in history.
1990 Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87 on December - 18.
1991 On December - 18 deForest Kelly, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.