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Historical Events In December - 02

Tuesday, 01 December 2020

1952  The First human birth televised to public (Denver, CO) on this day in history.  

1952  18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB) on this day in history.  

1953  Ernest Hayes, cricketer (Surrey bat played 5 Tests for England), dies on this day in history.  

1954  US Senate censures Joe McCarthy (Sen-R-WI) for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute" on this day in history.  

1954  "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances on this day in history.  

1956  Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba on December - 02.  

1957  The First full-scale atomic electric power plant-power generated, Pa on December - 02.  

1957  On December - 02 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)  

1957  Harrison Ford, silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg  

1958  24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB) on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus  

1961  Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, and will lead Cuba to Communism on this day in history.  

1961  Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, & will lead Cuba to Communism on December - 02.  

1962  On this day in history 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT]  

1963  On December - 02 1st Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km  

1963  On this day in history sabu Sabu, actor (Jungle Book, Drums), dies of heart attack at 39  

1964  Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed on December - 02.  

1965  The Rajkumar of Vizianagram, cricketer (Indian Test capt 1936), dies on this day in history.  

1966  Love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East on December - 02.  

1966  Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician, dies at 85 on December - 02.  

1967  55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1 on December - 02.  

1967  Francis J "Cardinal" Spellman, archbishop of NY, dies at 78 on December - 02.  

1968  Pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor on this day in history.  

1969  Boeing gives members of the press a historic first passenger flight from Seattle to New York City aboard the 747 jumbo jet on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances  

1969  Kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies on December - 02.  

1970  Environmental Protection Agency begins (Director William Ruckelshaus) on this day in history.  

1970  Environmental Protection Agency begins (Director: William Ruckelshaus) on December - 02.  

1971  On this day in history abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah and Umm ak Qiwain form the United Arab Emirates  

1971  Soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars on this day in history.  

1972  "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama) on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies  

1974  Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days on December - 02.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1578  On this day in history birth of agostino Agazzari, composer  

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

1694  On December - 02 birth of william Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)  

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 December - 02.  

1728  On this day in history birth of ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat  

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

1754  On this day in history birth of william Cooper, American judge (d. 1809)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0537  Sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies on December - 02.  

1348  Death of Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297) on this day in history.  

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

1463  On December - 02 albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies  

1515  On December - 02 gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies  

1552  Death of Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506) on December - 02.  

1592  Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46 on December - 02.  

1615  On this day in history death of louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general  

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