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.