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Historical Events In December - 02

Sunday, 03 July 2022

1974  Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1976  On December - 02 danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pitts Pirates), dies at 59  

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  Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1980  On December - 02 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador  

1981  On December - 02 moscone Convention Center, San Francisco opens at 11 30 AM  

1981  Hershy Kay, composer, dies at 62 on December - 02.  

1981  On December - 02 moscone Convention Center, San Francisco opens at 11:30 AM  

1982  On December - 02 a 61 year old American dentist, Dr Barney Clark, is the first human to receive an artificial heart  

1982  First permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (University of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with the Jarvic-7 heart on this day in history.  

1982  David Blue, rocker, dies while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41 on this day in history.  

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  Desi Arnaz, actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), dies at 69 of cancer on this day in history.  

1988  5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet, surrender in Israel on December - 02.  

1988  STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission) on this day in history.  

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

1988  On December - 02 tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)  

1989  On December - 02 v.P. Singh is sworn in as prime minister of India.  

1990  First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany on December - 02.  

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

1990  On this day in history aaron Copeland, composer (Fanfare for Common Man), dies at 90  

1991  Muslim Shiites release US hostage Joseph Cicip on December - 02.  

1992  Gary Mascaro, choreographer, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

1993  Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot to death in Medellin on this day in history.  

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

1994  On this day in history donald John Urquhart, librarian, dies at 85  

1995  On this day in history francis Joseph Quinn, academic, dies at 90  

1996  On this day in history penelope Jessel, politcal activist, dies at 76  

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  The £140m (US$240m) extension of the Docklands Light Railway in London, linking Canning Town to North Woolwich and London City Airport opens on December - 02.  

2006  In Rome, about two million people, led by opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, demonstrate against Romano Prodi's government on December - 02.  

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 this day in history.  

1678  On December - 02 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 this day in history birth of ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)  

1710  On December - 02 birth of bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)  

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  On December - 02 sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies  

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

1381  On December - 02 death of john of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic  

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

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

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

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