Historical Events In December - 19
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
1969 On December - 19 beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
1971 "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances on this day in history.
1972 Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth on this day in history.
1974 Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as the 41st VP on December - 19.
1974 Nelson Rockefeller sworn in as American Vice-President on December - 19.
1974 On December - 19 the personal computer revolution was launched quietly on this day when the Altair 8800, a do-it-yourself computer kit, went on sale for $397
1975 On this day in history john Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1977 Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101 on December - 19.
1979 On December - 19 the Senate green lighted a $1.5 billion loan to help put the auto maker Chrysler back on its feet. In the short term, though, the loan did little to staunch the bleeding
1980 On December - 19 anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts
1980 Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages on December - 19.
1982 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71 on December - 19.
1983 On December - 19 after a grueling and sometimes bloody six weeks on the picket line, striking Greyhound workers agreed to sign off on a new contract and head back to work
1984 On this day in history fire at the Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
1984 On December - 19 michel Magne, composer, dies at 54
1985 On December - 19 aBC Sports announced that it was severing ties with Howard Cosell and released ‘The Mouth’ from all TV commitments
1985 ABC Sports announces that sportscaster Howard Cosell will no longer be providing television commentary on this day in history.
1985 NFL kicker Jan Stenerud announces his retirement, leaving behind a record of most career field goals (373) on December - 19.
1986 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile on this day in history.
1988 NASA unveils plans for lunar colony and manned missions to Mars on December - 19.
1988 Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated on this day in history.
1989 On December - 19 american Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route
1989 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87 on December - 19.
1990 Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71 on December - 19.
1991 On this day in history 6,000th episode of One Life To Live
1991 On this day in history boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin
1991 On this day in history ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81
1993 On this day in history anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47
1994 Great Britain's prestigious Rolls-Royce, a luxury automobile maker, announced that its future cars would feature 12-cylinder motors manufactured by Germany's BMW on this day in history.
1994 Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39 on this day in history.
1995 Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1996 On December - 19 marcello Mastroiani, actor (8Â½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
1997 On this day in history david Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52
2005 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933) on this day in history.
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