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Historical Events In December - 03

Saturday, 12 June 2021

1954  On December - 03 samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard," premieres  

1954  Enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70 on December - 03.  

1955  On December - 03 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  On this day in history england & France pull troops out of Egypt  

1957  On this day in history 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)  

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 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 December - 03 hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83  

1961  On this day in history anton Geesink becomes 1st not-Japanese judo world champion  

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

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 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 this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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 December - 03.  

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  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 December - 03.  

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

1576  Marsilio Casentini, composer was born on December - 03.  

1668  Casimir Schweizelsperg, composer was born on this day in history.  

1684  Ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature) was born on this day in history.  

1729  Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies  

1137  Lotharius III, of Supplinburg, Roman-Ger emperor (1133-37), dies at 67 on December - 03.  

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

1265  On December - 03 death of odofredus, Italian jurist  

1463  On December - 03 louis Chalon, prince of Orange, dies  

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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