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Historical Events In December - 10

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1954  Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize on this day in history.  

1958  First domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111 people on this day in history.  

1958  Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1959  Charles Jones, cricket batsman (WI in 4 Tests 1930-35, 63 runs), dies on this day in history.  

1960  The birth of Kenneth Branagh, British actor on this day in history.  

1962  Hunters Point (San Francisco) jitney ends service after 50 years on this day in history.  

1963  On December - 10 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on the Andy Williams Show  

1963  Zanzibar becomes independent within British Commonwealth on this day in history.  

1964  Sam Cooke, US, singer (Sad Moon), slain at a motel at 33 on this day in history.  

1965  Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68 on December - 10.  

1966  On December - 10 israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature  

1966  On this day in history boris Koutzen, composer, dies at 65  

1967  On this day in history brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer, dies at 71  

1968  Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1969  Franco Capuana, composer, dies at 75 on December - 10.  

1971  On December - 10 william H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice  

1971  On this day in history jozef MLT Cals, Dutch min of Education/premier (1965-66), dies at 57  

1972  On this day in history mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78  

1973  On December - 10 earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81  

1974  Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun on December - 10.  

1974  On December - 10 paul Richards, actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies at 50  

1975  Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize on December - 10.  

1977  Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station on December - 10.  

1978  In Oslo, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history edward D Wood Jr, director (Plan 9), dies of heart failure at 54  

1979  Ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1980  On this day in history soyuz T-3 returns to Earth  

1981  On this day in history john Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89  

1982  Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off on December - 10.  

1982  Freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 83 on December - 10.  

1983  On this day in history danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize  

1983  On December - 10 raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's first civilian president  

1983  On December - 10 dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84  

1984  South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received his Nobel Peace Prize on December - 10.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 10

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1394  King James I of Scotland (d. 1437) was born on December - 10.  

1452  On December - 10 birth of johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)  

1538  Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd) was born on December - 10.  

1588  Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1679  On December - 10 birth of willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders  

1691  On this day in history birth of cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist  

1741  On December - 10 birth of agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)  

1750  Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0949  Death of Herman I, Duke of Swabia on this day in history.  

0969  On December - 10 death of nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered  

1041  On this day in history michael IV, Paphlagonicus, emperor of Byzantine, dies  

1198  On this day in history death of averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126)  

1490  Antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90 on December - 10.  

1508  Death of René II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451) on this day in history.  

1524  Death of Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death on this day in history.  

1572  On this day in history death of cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72  

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