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Historical Events In December - 03

Thursday, 01 October 2020

1954  On this day in history samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard," premieres  

1954  Enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1955  KTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting on December - 03.  

1956  Wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52) on December - 03.  

1956  On this day in history england & France pull troops out of Egypt  

1957  23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB) on December - 03.  

1957  Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81 on December - 03.  

1958  Indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses on December - 03.  

1959  On December - 03 state of emergency on Cyprus ends  

1960  On December - 03 "Camelot" opens at the Majestic Theater on Broadway  

1960  "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83  

1961  On December - 03 anton Geesink becomes 1st not-Japanese judo world champion  

1961  On this day in history jekabs Graubins, composer, dies at 75  

1962  On December - 03 edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge  

1964  On December - 03 police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley  

1964  On this day in history ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies  

1965  USSR launches Luna 8; crashes on Moon on this day in history.  

1967  Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs the world's first successful heart transplant at Cape Town, South Africa. The recipient of the new heart, Louis Washkansky, survived 18 days on December - 03.  

1967  Final run of "20th Century Limited," famed New York-Chicago luxury train on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history annette Kolb, writer, dies at 92  

1969  On December - 03 john Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar  

1969  On this day in history ruth White, actress (Fugitive), dies of cancer at 55  

1972  Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die on this day in history.  

1973  Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) on this day in history.  

1973  Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny- It's a Great Life), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1975  On December - 03 laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed  

1975  Hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies on this day in history.  

1976  On December - 03 mary Nash, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91  

1978  On this day in history william Grant Still, composer, dies at 83  

1979  Christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400 on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history eleven people are killed when fans stampede during a concert by The Who at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum.  

1984  On this day in history thousands die and over 200,000 are injured from a gas leak at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India (the world's worst industrial accident). occurred when gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India.  

1984  On this day in history virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidents advisor, dies at 72  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 03

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1368  On this day in history birth of charles VI, [the Well-Beloved], king of France (1380-1422)  

1483  On December - 03 birth of nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist  

1560  On December - 03 birth of jan Gruter, Dutch critic (d. 1627)  

1576  On this day in history birth of marsilio Casentini, composer  

1668  Casimir Schweizelsperg, composer was born on December - 03.  

1684  On December - 03 birth of ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature)  

1729  On this day in history birth of padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)  

1750  Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0450  Petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies on December - 03.  

1137  On this day in history lotharius III, of Supplinburg, Roman-Ger emperor (1133-37), dies at 67  

1154  Anastasius IV, Pope (1153-54), dies on this day in history.  

1265  Death of Odofredus, Italian jurist on this day in history.  

1463  Louis Chalon, prince of Orange, dies on this day in history.  

1469  Piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at about 53 on December - 03.  

1491  Thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies on this day in history.  

1533  On this day in history vasili III, great prince of Moscow (1505-33), dies at 54  

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