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 This day in History - December 24
303 Historic Events for December 24
1975

Bernard Herrmann, US movie composer, dies at 64

Death
1975

Natalie Ward, Australian softball shortstop/2nd baseman (Oly-br-96)

Birth
1976

Victor Stanitsin, actor (War and Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79

Death
1977

Harri‰t Freezer, Dutch journalist/author, dies at 66

Death
1979

1st Ariane-rocket launched

Event
1979

Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader, dies at 39

Death
1979

Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82

Death
1980

Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73

Death
1980

Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds

Event
1980

Karl D”nitz, German great admiral/Fhrer (1945), dies at 89

Death
1981

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1981

Guardian Angels Curtis Sliwa and Lisa Evers marry

Event
1982

Louis Aragon, French poet (Pour un R‚alisme Socialiste), dies at 85

Death
1982

Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic

Event
1984

Peter Lawford, actor (Thin Man), dies of cardiac arrest at 61

Death
1984

Ian Hendry, actor (Assassin, Get Carter, Repulsion), dies at 53

Death
1984

Palace coup in Mauritania

Event
1986

Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab

Event
1986

French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released

Event
1986

Gardner F[rancis] Fox, author (Kothar-Barbarian Swordsman), dies at 75

Death
1987

John M "Joop" de Uyl, Dutch social-dem premier (1973-77), dies at 68

Death
1989

Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe

Event
1989

Panama's dictator, Manual Noriega seeks asylum at Vatican embassy

Event
1990

Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon and Barry Jones

Event
1990

Saddam says Israel will be Iraq's 1st target

Event