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Historical Events In December - 03

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1954  On December - 03 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  On this day in history wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52)  

1956  On December - 03 england & France pull troops out of Egypt  

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

1957  On December - 03 frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81  

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

1959  On this day in history state of emergency on Cyprus ends  

1960  On this day in history "Camelot" opens at the Majestic Theater on Broadway  

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

1960  Hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83 on December - 03.  

1961  Anton Geesink becomes 1st not-Japanese judo world champion on December - 03.  

1961  Jekabs Graubins, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1962  Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge on December - 03.  

1964  Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley on December - 03.  

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 December - 03.  

1967  On December - 03 annette Kolb, writer, dies at 92  

1969  On this day in history john Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar  

1969  On December - 03 ruth White, actress (Fugitive), dies of cancer at 55  

1972  On this day in history convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die  

1973  On December - 03 pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet)  

1973  Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny- It's a Great Life), dies at 67 on December - 03.  

1975  Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed on December - 03.  

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  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  Eleven people are killed when fans stampede during a concert by The Who at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum on December - 03.  

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  Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidents advisor, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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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  Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist was born on this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1684  On this day in history birth of ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature)  

1729  On December - 03 birth of padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)  

1750  On this day in history birth of johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0450  On December - 03 petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies  

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

1154  On this day in history anastasius IV, Pope (1153-54), dies  

1265  Death of Odofredus, Italian jurist on December - 03.  

1463  On this day in history louis Chalon, prince of Orange, dies  

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

1491  On this day in history thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies  

1533  Vasili III, great prince of Moscow (1505-33), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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