Historical Events In December - 24
Wednesday, 06 July 2022
1961 On December - 24 guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76
1962 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus on December - 24.
1964 On this day in history shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek
1966 Luna 13 lands on Moon on this day in history.
1966 USAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129 on December - 24.
1966 "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 perfs on December - 24.
1966 On December - 24 gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer, dies at 69
1967 On December - 24 pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand
1967 On December - 24 china PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1968 Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis on December - 24.
1970 On December - 24 9 Jews are convicted in Lenningrad of hijacking a plane
1970 On December - 24 walt Disney's "The Aristocats" is released
1970 On December - 24 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane
1971 On December - 24 peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later
1972 On this day in history charles Atlas, bodybuilder, dies at 79
1973 On this day in history ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200
1974 Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year on December - 24.
1974 On this day in history tilly Losch, actress (Duel in the Sun, Good Earth), dies at 70
1975 On December - 24 bernard Herrmann, US movie composer, dies at 64
1976 On December - 24 victor Stanitsin, actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79
1979 1st Ariane-rocket launched on December - 24.
1979 Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82 on December - 24.
1980 Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds on December - 24.
1980 Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73 on December - 24.
1984 On this day in history ian Hendry, actor (Assassin, Get Carter, Repulsion), dies at 53
1986 On December - 24 french hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released
1986 Gardner F[rancis] Fox, author (Kothar-Barbarian Swordsman), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1987 On December - 24 john M "Joop" de Uyl, Dutch social-dem premier (1973-77), dies at 68
1989 On this day in history panama's dictator, Manual Noriega seeks asylum at the Vatican embassy
1990 On this day in history saddam says Israel will be Iraq's main target
1991 Mary Kinnear dies at age 93; appointed to the Senate 1967; one of Canada's first female senators on December - 24.
1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Soviet Union on December - 24.
1991 On this day in history walter Hudson, 1,025 lb man, dies at 46