Historical Events In December - 19
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
1948 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra on December - 19.
1949 Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Garelock Scotland on this day in history.
1950 On December - 19 general Eisenhower named NATO commander
1950 On this day in history gen Eisenhower named NATO commander
1951 Nazi General Christiansen leaves Nethe on this day in history.
1951 On December - 19 barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51
1952 On December - 19 queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"
1952 Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies on this day in history.
1953 KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting on December - 19.
1953 On December - 19 robert A Millikan, US physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85
1955 Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes" on December - 19.
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 December - 19.
1957 John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56 on December - 19.
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 On this day in history penn State’s Nittany Lions beat Alabama, 7-0, in the first Liberty Bowl football game
1959 On December - 19 walter Williams, thought to be the last surviving veteran of the US Civil War, dies in Houston, Texas at age 117.
1959 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0 on December - 19.
1959 On this day in history walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117
1960 On December - 19 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 December - 19 neil Sedaka’s Calendar Girl was released on RCA Victor Records
1960 Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Bkln (50 die) on December - 19.
1961 British govt begins decimal coin system on this day in history.
1962 On December - 19 nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia and Nyasaland
1962 On December - 19 street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
1962 Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland on this day in history.
1963 Zanzibar becomes independent from UK on this day in history.
1965 On December - 19 french president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)
1966 Ehm Welk, writer, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
1967 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78 on December - 19.
1968 On this day in history 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
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