Historical Events In December - 02
Friday, 07 August 2020
1974 On December - 02 sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer, dies at 72
1976 On December - 02 danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pitts Pirates), dies at 59
1978 On December - 02 chanting "Allah is great," anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran
1978 Streisand and Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," goes #1 on this day in history.
1979 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.
1980 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador on December - 02.
1981 On this day in history moscone Convention Center, San Francisco opens at 11 30 AM
1981 On this day in history hershy Kay, composer, dies at 62
1981 Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco opens at 11:30 AM on December - 02.
1982 A 61 year old American dentist, Dr Barney Clark, is the first human to receive an artificial heart on December - 02.
1982 First permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (University of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with the Jarvic-7 heart on this day in history.
1982 David Blue, rocker, dies while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41 on December - 02.
1983 On this day in history atholl Mckinnon, cricketer (S African lefty spinner in 8 Tests), dies
1985 Alex Courtney, actor (Sword of Justice), dies on December - 02.
1986 On December - 02 desi Arnaz, actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), dies at 69 of cancer
1988 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet, surrender in Israel on this day in history.
1988 STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission) on this day in history.
1988 UN votes 151-2 (Isr and US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Britain abstains on December - 02.
1988 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra) on this day in history.
1989 On December - 02 v.P. Singh is sworn in as prime minister of India.
1990 On December - 02 first parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany
1990 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit on December - 02.
1990 Aaron Copeland, composer (Fanfare for Common Man), dies at 90 on December - 02.
1991 On this day in history muslim Shiites release US hostage Joseph Cicip
1992 Gary Mascaro, choreographer, dies at 43 on this day in history.
1993 On December - 02 colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot to death in Medellin.
1993 On this day in history pablo Escobar Gaviria, Colombian drug baron, shot to death at 44
1994 On December - 02 donald John Urquhart, librarian, dies at 85
1995 On December - 02 francis Joseph Quinn, academic, dies at 90
1996 On this day in history penelope Jessel, politcal activist, dies at 76
2005 Kenneth Boyd becomes the 1,00th person to be executed in the USA since the re-introduction of capital punishment in 1976 on this day in history.
2005 On this day in history the £140m (US$240m) extension of the Docklands Light Railway in London, linking Canning Town to North Woolwich and London City Airport opens.
2006 On December - 02 in Rome, about two million people, led by opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, demonstrate against Romano Prodi's government.
2006 Stephane Dion is elected the new Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, on the fourth ballot on this day in history.