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Historical Events In December - 10

Friday, 14 May 2021

1954  On December - 10 albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize  

1958  On this day in history first domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111 people  

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

1959  On December - 10 charles Jones, cricket batsman (WI in 4 Tests 1930-35, 63 runs), dies  

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

1962  On December - 10 hunters Point (San Francisco) jitney ends service after 50 years  

1963  On this day in history 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on the Andy Williams Show  

1963  On December - 10 zanzibar becomes independent within British Commonwealth  

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 this day in history israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature  

1966  On December - 10 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 this day in history.  

1971  William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice on this day in history.  

1971  On December - 10 jozef MLT Cals, Dutch min of Education/premier (1965-66), dies at 57  

1972  Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1973  Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1974  Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun on this day in history.  

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

1975  On December - 10 andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize  

1977  On December - 10 soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station  

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

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

1979  Ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67 on December - 10.  

1980  On December - 10 soyuz T-3 returns to Earth  

1981  John Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1983  On this day in history raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's first civilian president  

1983  Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history south African Bishop Desmond Tutu received his Nobel Peace Prize  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 10

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1394  On this day in history birth of king James I of Scotland (d. 1437)  

1452  Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531) was born on this day in history.  

1538  Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd) was born on this day in history.  

1588  Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637) was born on December - 10.  

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  Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children) was born on December - 10.  

1750  On this day in history birth of tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0949  On this day in history death of herman I, Duke of Swabia  

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

1041  On December - 10 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 this day in history.  

1508  On this day in history death of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451)  

1524  On this day in history death of henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death  

1572  Death of Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72 on this day in history.  

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