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Historical Events In December - 02

Thursday, 26 May 2022

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

1952  On December - 02 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)  

1953  On December - 02 ernest Hayes, cricketer (Surrey bat played 5 Tests for England), dies  

1954  US Senate censures Joe McCarthy (Sen-R-WI) for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute" on December - 02.  

1954  On December - 02 "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances  

1956  Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history the First full-scale atomic electric power plant-power generated, Pa  

1957  On this day in history 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)  

1957  On this day in history harrison Ford, silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73  

1958  On December - 02 benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg  

1958  24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB) on December - 02.  

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

1961  On December - 02 fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, and will lead Cuba to Communism  

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

1962  50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT] on December - 02.  

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

1963  Sabu Sabu, actor (Jungle Book, Drums), dies of heart attack at 39 on December - 02.  

1964  Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed on this day in history.  

1965  The Rajkumar of Vizianagram, cricketer (Indian Test capt 1936), dies on December - 02.  

1966  Love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East on this day in history.  

1966  Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1967  55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1 on this day in history.  

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

1968  On December - 02 pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor  

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

1969  Kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies on this day in history.  

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

1970  On this day in history environmental Protection Agency begins (Director: William Ruckelshaus)  

1971  Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah and Umm ak Qiwain form the United Arab Emirates on December - 02.  

1971  On December - 02 soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars  

1972  "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama) on December - 02.  

1972  On December - 02 friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies  

1974  On this day in history soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days  

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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  Ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759) was born on December - 02.  

1710  Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783) was born on December - 02.  

1728  On December - 02 birth of ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat  

1738  Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)  

1381  Death of John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic on this day in history.  

1463  Albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies on this day in history.  

1515  Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies on December - 02.  

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

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

1615  On December - 02 death of louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general  

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