Historical Events In December - 19
Friday, 22 September 2023
1948 On this day in history 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
1949 Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Garelock Scotland on December - 19.
1950 General Eisenhower named NATO commander on this day in history.
1950 On this day in history gen Eisenhower named NATO commander
1951 On this day in history nazi General Christiansen leaves Nethe
1951 On this day in history barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51
1952 Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker" on this day in history.
1952 Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history kFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 On December - 19 robert A Millikan, US physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85
1955 On this day in history carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"
1957 On December - 19 "The Music Man," starring Robert Preston, opens on Broadway
1957 "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances on this day in history.
1957 John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56 on this day in history.
1958 On December - 19 1st radio broadcast from space (Pres Eisenhower voice "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere")
1959 Penn State’s Nittany Lions beat Alabama, 7-0, in the first Liberty Bowl football game on December - 19.
1959 Walter Williams, thought to be the last surviving veteran of the US Civil War, dies in Houston, Texas at age 117 on December - 19.
1959 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0 on this day in history.
1959 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117 on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn (50 die)
1960 On December - 19 mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight
1960 On this day in history neil Sedaka’s Calendar Girl was released on RCA Victor Records
1960 On December - 19 fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Bkln (50 die)
1961 On this day in history british govt begins decimal coin system
1962 On this day in history nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia and Nyasaland
1962 On this day in history street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
1962 Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland on this day in history.
1963 On December - 19 zanzibar becomes independent from UK
1965 On this day in history french president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)
1966 Ehm Welk, writer, dies at 82 on December - 19.
1967 On December - 19 prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
1967 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1968 On December - 19 wCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 On December - 19 norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84