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