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Historical Events In December - 10

Monday, 20 September 2021

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

1958  On December - 10 first domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111 people  

1958  Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician, dies at 72 on December - 10.  

1959  Charles Jones, cricket batsman (WI in 4 Tests 1930-35, 63 runs), dies on December - 10.  

1960  On this day in history the birth of Kenneth Branagh, British actor  

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

1965  On this day in history henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68  

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  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 this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history 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  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 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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1982  Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off on this day in history.  

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

1983  Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize on this day in history.  

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 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  On this day in history birth of johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)  

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

1588  On this day in history birth of isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)  

1679  Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

0969  Death of Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered on December - 10.  

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  On this day in history antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90  

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 December - 10.  

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