Historical Events In December - 03
Saturday, 04 December 2021
1954 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard," premieres on December - 03.
1954 On this day in history enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70
1955 On this day in history kTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 On December - 03 wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52)
1956 England & France pull troops out of Egypt on this day in history.
1957 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB) on this day in history.
1957 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81 on December - 03.
1958 On December - 03 indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses
1959 On December - 03 state of emergency on Cyprus ends
1960 "Camelot" opens at the Majestic Theater on Broadway on December - 03.
1960 On this day in history "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances
1960 Hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history anton Geesink becomes 1st not-Japanese judo world champion
1961 On this day in history jekabs Graubins, composer, dies at 75
1962 On December - 03 edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge
1964 Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley on December - 03.
1964 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies on December - 03.
1965 On December - 03 uSSR launches Luna 8; crashes on Moon
1967 On December - 03 dr. Christiaan Barnard performs the world's first successful heart transplant at Cape Town, South Africa. The recipient of the new heart, Louis Washkansky, survived 18 days.
1967 Final run of "20th Century Limited," famed New York-Chicago luxury train on December - 03.
1967 On this day in history annette Kolb, writer, dies at 92
1969 On this day in history john Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
1969 Ruth White, actress (Fugitive), dies of cancer at 55 on this day in history.
1972 On December - 03 convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
1973 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history michael O'Shea, actor (Denny- It's a Great Life), dies at 67
1975 Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed on December - 03.
1975 On this day in history hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies
1976 Mary Nash, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91 on this day in history.
1978 On December - 03 william Grant Still, composer, dies at 83
1979 Christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400 on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history eleven people are killed when fans stampede during a concert by The Who at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum.
1984 On this day in history thousands die and over 200,000 are injured from a gas leak at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India (the world's worst industrial accident). occurred when gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India.
1984 Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidents advisor, dies at 72 on December - 03.