Historical Events In December - 20
Thursday, 06 October 2022
1976 On this day in history richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74
1977 First Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut on this day in history.
1978 H.R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail on December - 20.
1980 USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin on December - 20.
1981 On December - 20 "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway
1982 On this day in history artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95
1983 PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon on December - 20.
1984 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in the Yale library on December - 20.
1986 White teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach NY on December - 20.
1987 Worst peacetime shipping disaster, Dona Paz collides with Vector 1,749 confirmed deaths (probably closer to 3,000) on this day in history.
1988 Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's department store, London on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history nBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years
1988 Max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49 on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history uS troops invade Panama and oust Manuel Noriega, but don't catch him
1989 On this day in history audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77
1990 Eduard Shevardnadze resigns as Soviet foreign minister on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15
1990 On December - 20 soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns
1991 Andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies on this day in history.
1993 Moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64 on this day in history.
1994 Dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85 on December - 20.
1995 On December - 20 nATO assumes peacekeeping duties in Bosnia
1995 On this day in history john Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90
1996 On December - 20 amata Kabua, Pres of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies
1997 On December - 20 dawn Steel, film maker (When Harry Met Sally), dies at 51
2005 On this day in history 205 New York City transit strike: New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 10 goes on strike for three days, shutting down all New York City Subway and Bus services.
2006 Somalia: Islamic Courts Union fighters begin attacking the government-held town of Baidoa on this day in history.
2007 A group of activist Lakota Indians send a letter to the United States State Department declaring their secession from the Union on December - 20.
2007 An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 ML hits the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, causing one death and significant damage in the town of Gisborne on this day in history.
2007 The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, together with O Lavrador de Café , by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari on December - 20.
2012 Apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities on December - 20.
2017 Lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre on this day in history.
2017 On this day in history uS House and Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax bill, the biggest tax overhaul for decades
2017 European Commission triggers first step of its article 7 procedure issuing Poland with formal warning of risk to voting rights on this day in history.