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 This day in History - December 22
419 Historic Events for December 22
1986

India score 7-676 v Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Cricket

Event
1986

Jeffery Wood, actor (Austin Warren-In The House)

Birth
1986

Celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84

Death
1987

Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies

Death
1987

Leonidas Zoras, composer, dies at 82

Death
1987

M”tley Crue's Nikki Sixx overdoses from Heroin

Event
1988

Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies

Death
1988

Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA and BC coast

Event
1988

South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa

Event
1988

2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ

Event
1989

Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83

Death
1989

Cold wave: -4øF in Oklahoma City, -6øF in Tulsa, -12øF in Pitts

Event
1989

Chad adopts its Constitution

Event
1989

-18øF in Denver, -23øF in KC Mo, -42øF in Scottsbluff Nebraska -47øF in Hardin Mont and -60øF in Black Hills South Dakota

Event
1989

After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu

Event
1990

Helene Stanley, actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd), dies

Death
1990

Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76

Death
1990

Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait

Event
1990

Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen

Event
1990

Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president

Event
1991

Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus and Eurydike), dies at 91

Death
1992

Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die

Event
1992

Frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99

Death
1993

Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81

Death
1993

Don DeFore, actor (George Baxter-Hazel), dies of cardiac arrest at 76

Death