Historical Events In December - 21
Saturday, 23 January 2021
1962 On this day in history angolin leaves Comecon
1963 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies on December - 21.
1965 Claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74 on December - 21.
1966 On December - 21 uSSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum
1967 Louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55 on this day in history.
1968 On December - 21 launch of Apollo 8 with Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. as Command Module Pilot. During the mission Lovell was one of the first two people to see the far side of the moon. The mission lasted 6 days and 3 hours, and included 10 moon orbits. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Yorktown (CVS-10).
1968 Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage on December - 21.
1969 On December - 21 diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)
1970 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting on December - 21.
1971 UN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary general on December - 21.
1972 Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history horace Mann Bond, president of Lincoln University (Pa), dies at 70
1973 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva on December - 21.
1974 On this day in history richard Long, actor (Nanny & Professor), dies at 47
1975 First New York Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins) on December - 21.
1975 On this day in history "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
1975 William Lundigan, announcer (CBS Mystery Theater), dies at 61 on December - 21.
1976 UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979-Year of Child on December - 21.
1976 On December - 21 20th Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins
1976 Edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history police in Des Plaines IL, arrested John W Gacy Jr for murder
1979 Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game on this day in history.
1979 Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies on December - 21.
1980 On December - 21 marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90
1983 Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan on December - 21.
1983 On December - 21 rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73
1984 On this day in history uSSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come
1985 ARCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA on December - 21.
1986 On December - 21 over 50,000 students demonstrate in Shanghai's Peoples Square, for democracy and freedom in China
1987 3 white New York teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man on this day in history.
1987 Soyuz TM-4 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir on December - 21.
1987 Robert Paige, actor (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong), dies on this day in history.
1988 After a record 365 days in space, two Russian and one French cosmonaut return to Earth on this day in history.
1988 Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine on December - 21.