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Historical Events In December - 03

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

1954  Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard," premieres on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52)  

1956  England & France pull troops out of Egypt on this day in history.  

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

1957  On this day in history frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81  

1958  On this day in history indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses  

1959  On December - 03 state of emergency on Cyprus ends  

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

1960  On December - 03 "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances  

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

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  Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge on this day in history.  

1964  Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley on this day in history.  

1964  Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1967  Annette Kolb, writer, dies at 92 on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history 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 December - 03.  

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

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

1975  On this day in history hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies  

1976  On this day in history mary Nash, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91  

1978  William Grant Still, composer, dies at 83 on December - 03.  

1979  Christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400 on December - 03.  

1979  Eleven people are killed when fans stampede during a concert by The Who at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum on December - 03.  

1984  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 on this day in history.  

1984  On December - 03 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  Charles VI, [the Well-Beloved], king of France (1380-1422) was born on this day in history.  

1483  Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist was born on this day in history.  

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

1576  On December - 03 birth of marsilio Casentini, composer  

1668  On December - 03 birth of casimir Schweizelsperg, composer  

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

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  On December - 03 lotharius III, of Supplinburg, Roman-Ger emperor (1133-37), dies at 67  

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

1265  On this day in history death of odofredus, Italian jurist  

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  On December - 03 thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies  

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

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