Historical Events In December - 03
Monday, 08 March 2021
1954 On this day in history samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard," premieres
1954 On this day in history enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70
1955 On this day in history kTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52) on this day in history.
1956 England & France pull troops out of Egypt on this day in history.
1957 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB) on this day in history.
1957 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81 on December - 03.
1958 On December - 03 indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses
1959 On this day in history state of emergency on Cyprus ends
1960 On December - 03 "Camelot" opens at the Majestic Theater on Broadway
1960 On December - 03 "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances
1960 Hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
1961 Anton Geesink becomes 1st not-Japanese judo world champion on this day in history.
1961 Jekabs Graubins, composer, dies at 75 on December - 03.
1962 On this day in history 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 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies on December - 03.
1965 On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 8; crashes on Moon
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 On December - 03 final run of "20th Century Limited," famed New York-Chicago luxury train
1967 Annette Kolb, writer, dies at 92 on this day in history.
1969 John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar on December - 03.
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 On December - 03 pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet)
1973 On this day in history michael O'Shea, actor (Denny- It's a Great Life), dies at 67
1975 On this day in history laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed
1975 On December - 03 hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies
1976 On December - 03 mary Nash, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91
1978 William Grant Still, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400
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 December - 03 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 December - 03 virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidents advisor, dies at 72