Historical Events In December - 29
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
1965 "Thunderball" premieres in US on this day in history.
1965 Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79 on December - 29.
1966 On this day in history pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)
1967 Parliament drops death penalty for murder, except policemen or prison guards; for five-year trial period on this day in history.
1967 On December - 29 star Trek's "The Trouble With Tribbles" first airs ( a classic)
1967 On December - 29 star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
1967 On December - 29 paul Whiteman, US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77
1968 Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game on this day in history.
1969 On December - 29 nY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
1970 On this day in history john de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
1971 Stuart Holmes, dies of stomach ailment at 87 on December - 29.
1972 On December - 29 eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
1972 On this day in history fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83
1974 Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1975 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC on December - 29.
1975 On December - 29 eleven people die when a bomb explodes in the main terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
1976 On this day in history ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22
1978 On December - 29 shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government
1979 On this day in history red Army beats New York Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1980 Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A on December - 29.
1980 On December - 29 roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67
1981 On December - 29 guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41
1982 On December - 29 sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79
1983 On December - 29 arnold Schwarzenegger was cited for driving without a license after he drove his Jeep into a ditch with Maria Shriver aboard. No one was hurt.
1983 On this day in history uS announced withdrawal from UNESCO
1984 Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parliamentary elections on this day in history.
1984 Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84 on December - 29.
1986 On this day in history andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Stalker), dies at 54
1988 Soviet Red Army Team edges New York Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum on this day in history.
1988 Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history canada is the first country in the world to ban smoking on domestic airlines.
1989 Vaclav Havel becomes the first non-communist elected as president of Czechoslovakia in 40 years on December - 29.
1989 On this day in history wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova are named athletes of the decade by the Associated Press
1991 Julia McCarthy, dies of cancer at 64 on this day in history.