Historical Events In December - 22
Monday, 25 September 2023
1959 On this day in history continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Ft Worth
1959 Gilda Gray, actress (Piccadilly), dies of heart attack at 60 on this day in history.
1960 Helicopters of HS-3 and HU-2 from Valley Forge rescued 27 men from the oiler SS Pine Ridge as she was breaking up in heavy seas 100 miles off Cape Hatteras on December - 22.
1961 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
1962 Kinderman Place in the Bronx named on December - 22.
1962 On this day in history 1,000,000th NBA point scored
1963 Official 30-day mourning period for President John F Kennedy ends on this day in history.
1963 Reginald Binette kills four parishioners of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Ottawa in robbery attempt on December - 22.
1963 On this day in history oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49)
1964 On December - 22 lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
1964 Quebec- Opening of the Eastern Townships Autoroute on December - 22.
1964 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer, dies at 66 on December - 22.
1965 Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up on December - 22.
1965 Belgian govt shuts 6 coal mine on December - 22.
1965 Al Ritz, actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history then Justice Minister Pierre Trudeau tells the Commons that "There is no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation."
1967 On this day in history lee Krieger, actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), dies at 48
1968 Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73 on this day in history.
1969 On December - 22 anglican Church of Canada ordains first woman deacon.
1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono spend an hour with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and meet the Minister of Health, John Munro to discuss drug abuse on this day in history.
1969 Montreal Quebec FLQ terrorists explode bomb in a post office truck on December - 22.
1969 On December - 22 myriam Bédard biathlon athlete and Olympic medalist, was born at Loretteville, Quebec, she took up biathlon while an army cadet at age 15
1969 On this day in history supreme Court rules 1968 Montreal lottery illegal; Quebec sets up provincial lottery corporation; first draw to take place March 14, 1970.
1969 Donald Foster, actor (Herbert Johnson-Hazel), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1970 SS Commander Franz Stangl of Treblinka, sentenced to life in prison on this day in history.
1971 UN General Assembly ratifies Kurt Waldheim as secretary-general on this day in history.
1971 Godfried Jan Arnold Bomans, Dutch writer (Eric), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1972 On December - 22 canadian folk singer Joni Mitchell receives a gold record for her album, For the Roses; includes the single, You Turn Me on, I'm a Radio.
1973 On this day in history pierre Berton quoted in Canadian Magazine as saying, "A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe."
1973 Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87 on December - 22.
1974 Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French on December - 22.
1974 Sault Ste Marie's Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins becomes the 6th NHLer to score 500 goals, in a 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings on December - 22.
1974 On this day in history fosco Giachetti, entertainer, dies at 70
1976 On this day in history 35 Unification church couples wed in NYC