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Historical Events In December - 02

Monday, 03 October 2022

1930  Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize on December - 02.  

1931  Edwin Meese III, prude, US attorney General (1985-88) on this day in history.  

1931  Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1932  The Adventures of Charlie Chan debuts on the NBC Blue radio network on this day in history.  

1932  "Adv of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network on December - 02.  

1933  On this day in history 1st transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson)  

1933  On this day in history josef Gruber, composer, dies at 78  

1934  On this day in history 5.08-m (200") Mt Palomar Observatory mirror is cast  

1935  Jurg Wyttenbach, composer on this day in history.  

1935  On this day in history albert Kessel, 1st to die in Calif gas chamber  

1936  Peter Michael Braun, composer on December - 02.  

1937  On December - 02 brian Lumley, England, sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech)  

1938  On this day in history first Harwich-England bound train with 200 German-Jewish orphaned children arrives from Holland. Eventually, 50,000 German Jews find safety in Great Britain.  

1939  British Imperial Airways and British Airways merge to form BOAC on December - 02.  

1939  On this day in history new York's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight  

1939  On this day in history british Imperial Airways & British Airways merge to form BOAC  

1939  On this day in history yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician  

1940  On this day in history gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)  

1941  Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill NY on this day in history.  

1941  Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity) on December - 02.  

1942  First successful nuclear chain reaction, created by physicists Enrico Fermi and Arthur Crompton on December - 02.  

1942  On December - 02 the First controlled nuclear chain reaction (University of Chicago)  

1942  On December - 02 1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi-U of Chicago)  

1942  On December - 02 bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup)  

1943  Sixteen Allied vessels are lost by Axis bombing at Bari, eastern Italy on December - 02.  

1943  1st RSHA transport out of Vienna reaches Birkenau camp on December - 02.  

1943  On this day in history nordahl Grieg, writer, dies  

1944  On this day in history 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)  

1944  Filippo T Marinetti, Italian writer (father of futurism), dies at 67 on December - 02.  

1947  13th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lujack, Notre Dame (QB) on this day in history.  

1948  Stan Musial is picked NL MVP on December - 02.  

1950  On December - 02 vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight  

1950  Dino Lipatti, composer, dies at 33 on this day in history.  

1951  "Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances on December - 02.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1578  Agostino Agazzari, composer was born on December - 02.  

1678  Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer) was born on this day in history.  

1694  William Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771) was born on December - 02.  

1703  On this day in history birth of ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)  

1710  Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783) was born on this day in history.  

1728  Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat was born on December - 02.  

1738  On December - 02 birth of richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)  

1754  William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0537  Sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies on this day in history.  

1348  Death of Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297) on December - 02.  

1381  On this day in history death of john of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic  

1463  On this day in history albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies  

1515  Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies on this day in history.  

1552  On December - 02 death of francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)  

1592  On this day in history alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46  

1615  Death of Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general on December - 02.  

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