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Historical Events In December - 02

Saturday, 06 March 2021

1974  On this day in history sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer, dies at 72  

1976  Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pitts Pirates), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history chanting "Allah is great," anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran  

1978  Streisand and Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," goes #1 on December - 02.  

1979  On December - 02 vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72  

1980  On this day in history 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador  

1981  Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco opens at 11 30 AM on December - 02.  

1981  On December - 02 hershy Kay, composer, dies at 62  

1981  Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco opens at 11:30 AM on this day in history.  

1982  A 61 year old American dentist, Dr Barney Clark, is the first human to receive an artificial heart on this day in history.  

1982  On December - 02 first permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (University of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with the Jarvic-7 heart  

1982  David Blue, rocker, dies while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41 on December - 02.  

1983  On December - 02 atholl Mckinnon, cricketer (S African lefty spinner in 8 Tests), dies  

1985  On this day in history alex Courtney, actor (Sword of Justice), dies  

1986  On this day in history desi Arnaz, actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), dies at 69 of cancer  

1988  On this day in history 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet, surrender in Israel  

1988  On December - 02 sTS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)  

1988  On December - 02 uN votes 151-2 (Isr and US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Britain abstains  

1988  On this day in history tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)  

1989  V.P. Singh is sworn in as prime minister of India on December - 02.  

1990  First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany on this day in history.  

1990  US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit on December - 02.  

1990  On December - 02 aaron Copeland, composer (Fanfare for Common Man), dies at 90  

1991  On December - 02 muslim Shiites release US hostage Joseph Cicip  

1992  On this day in history gary Mascaro, choreographer, dies at 43  

1993  On this day in history colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot to death in Medellin.  

1993  On December - 02 pablo Escobar Gaviria, Colombian drug baron, shot to death at 44  

1994  Donald John Urquhart, librarian, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1995  On December - 02 francis Joseph Quinn, academic, dies at 90  

1996  Penelope Jessel, politcal activist, dies at 76 on December - 02.  

2005  Kenneth Boyd becomes the 1,00th person to be executed in the USA since the re-introduction of capital punishment in 1976 on this day in history.  

2005  On this day in history the £140m (US$240m) extension of the Docklands Light Railway in London, linking Canning Town to North Woolwich and London City Airport opens.  

2006  In Rome, about two million people, led by opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, demonstrate against Romano Prodi's government on this day in history.  

2006  On this day in history stephane Dion is elected the new Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, on the fourth ballot.  

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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  On this day in history birth of nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)  

1694  On this day in history birth of william Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)  

1703  On December - 02 birth of ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)  

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

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

1738  On this day in history 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  On this day in history sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies  

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

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

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

1515  On this day in history gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies  

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

1592  Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46 on this day in history.  

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

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