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Historical Events In December - 10

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1954  Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize on December - 10.  

1958  First domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111 people on December - 10.  

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  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  Zanzibar becomes independent within British Commonwealth on December - 10.  

1964  On December - 10 sam Cooke, US, singer (Sad Moon), slain at a motel at 33  

1965  On December - 10 henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68  

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  Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer, dies at 71 on December - 10.  

1968  Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82 on December - 10.  

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

1971  William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice on December - 10.  

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

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

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  Paul Richards, actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

1977  Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station on this day in history.  

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

1978  On December - 10 edward D Wood Jr, director (Plan 9), dies of heart failure at 54  

1979  On December - 10 ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67  

1980  Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth on December - 10.  

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

1982  On December - 10 soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off  

1982  On December - 10 freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 83  

1983  Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize on December - 10.  

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  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 December - 10.  

1588  On December - 10 birth of isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)  

1679  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 December - 10.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0949  On December - 10 death of herman I, Duke of Swabia  

0969  On this day in history death of nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered  

1041  Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, emperor of Byzantine, dies on this day in history.  

1198  Death of Averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126) on December - 10.  

1490  Antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90 on this day in history.  

1508  On December - 10 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  On December - 10 death of cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72  

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