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Historical Events In December - 10

Thursday, 25 February 2021

1954  On December - 10 albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize  

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  On December - 10 the birth of Kenneth Branagh, British actor  

1962  Hunters Point (San Francisco) jitney ends service after 50 years on December - 10.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1965  Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1966  Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature on December - 10.  

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

1967  On December - 10 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 December - 10.  

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  On this day in history earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81  

1974  On December - 10 helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun  

1974  Paul Richards, actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies at 50 on December - 10.  

1975  Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize on this day in history.  

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

1978  On December - 10 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 December - 10.  

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

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

1981  John Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89 on December - 10.  

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

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  Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's first civilian president on December - 10.  

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

1984  On December - 10 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 December - 10.  

1538  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)  

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

1679  Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders was born on December - 10.  

1691  On December - 10 birth of cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist  

1741  Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children) was born on this day in history.  

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

0969  Death of Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered on this day in history.  

1041  Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, emperor of Byzantine, dies on December - 10.  

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

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