Historical Events In December - 18
Tuesday, 24 November 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 On December - 18 borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission
1965 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances on this day in history.
1966 Dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS on this day in history.
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 December - 18.
1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
1969 Britain abolishes death penalty on December - 18.
1969 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances on December - 18.
1970 On December - 18 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs
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 this day in history.
1972 On this day in history uS began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
1973 Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days on this day in history.
1973 On December - 18 giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64
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 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 this day in history.
1980 On this day in history bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden
1980 On December - 18 alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76
1981 On December - 18 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 On this day in history christopher Guest (Saturday Night Live) and actress Jamie Lee Curtis are married in Los Angeles.
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 this day in history.
1987 Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future pres, marries Asif Ali Zardari on December - 18.
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 this day in history.
1990 Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87 on December - 18.
1991 On this day in history deForest Kelly, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.