Tuesday, December 3, 2019.


1368 Charles VI, [the Well-Beloved], king of France (1380-1422)
1483 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist
1576 Marsilio Casentini, composer
1668 Casimir Schweizelsperg, composer
1684 Ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature)
1729 Antonio Soler, famed late 18th century Spanish composer.
1729 Antonio Soler, famed late 18th century Spanish composer.
1729 Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)
1750 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer
1752 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer
1753 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine)
1755 Gilbert Stuart, US, portrait painter (painted Washington)
1758 Josef Gelinek, composer
1795 Rowland Hill, introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840)
1797 Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore
1800 France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici)
1806 Henry Alexander Wise, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
1809 Thomas Alfred Davies, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1822 Charles Adam Heckman, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1826 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist
1826 George Brinton McClellan, Major General (Union Army), died in 1885
1829 Green Berry Raum, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1909
1838 Cleveland Abbe, US, meteorologist (Father of Weather Bureau)
1838 Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement
1842 Ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Eco Assn-1st Pres)
1857 Joseph Conrad
1857 Joseph Conrad
1857 Joseph Conrad
1857 Joseph Conrad
1857 Joseph Conrad
1857 Joseph Conrad, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness)
1857 Joseph Conrad, writer
1862 Jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32)
1864 Herman Heijermans Jr, Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City)
1875 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist
1883 Albert "Tibby" Cotter, cricketer (great Aussie quick of early century)
1883 Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Vienna Aust, 12-tone composer
1885 Marchien Zwitsers, farmer in Lutten (died at 109 years old)
1886 Karl MG Siegbahn, Swedish physicist (r”ntgen spectroscope, Nobel 1924)
1888 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer
1895 Anna Freud, Austrian/English psychoanalytist/daughter of Sigmund F
1896 Boleslaw Szabelski, composer
1896 John Urzidil, Austria/US writer (Die erbeuteten Frauen)
1897 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak)
1898 Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer
1900 Lester Matthews, Nottingham England, (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu)
1900 Richard Kuhn, Austria, biochemist, worked with vitamins (Nobel 1938)
1902 Willem Arnold de Vries Robbe, composer
1904 Juan E Yrausquin, founder (Party of Patriot Arubans)/minister
1905 Leslie Ames, cricketer (England wicket-keeper of 30's Outstanding bat)
1907 Andrew Hutchings, teachers' leader
1907 Connee Boswell, New Orleans La, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue)
1908 Halsey Stevens, Scott NY, composer (Triskelion)
1908 Nigel M Balchin, [Mark Spade], English author (Business for Pleasure)
1910 Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon
1911 Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures)
1911 Nino Rota, Milan Italy, composer (Torquemada)
1913 Omer Vanaudenhoven, Flemish industrial/resistance fighter
1914 Irving Fine, Boston Mass, composer (Toccata)
1919 Charles Craig, opera singer
1921 Hans G Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (Eric the Viking)
1923 Maria Callas, opera singer
1923 Tom Fears, NFL end (LA Rams)
1923 Trevor Bailey, England, cricket all-rounder (batted & ran)
1924 John Backus, inventor of FORTRAN computer language
1924 John Backus, inventor of FORTRAN computer language
1924 John Backus, inventor (FORTRAN computer language)
1925 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests during 1950's)
1926 Hans Gunther Franz Otte, composer
1926 Hans Otte, German composer/pianist
1927 Ferlin Husky, country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
1927 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, actress/singer (Outland, Comics)
1929 Clarence Ford, sax player
1929 Paul Harris Turok, composer
1929 Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (H„ndel-Renaissance)
1930 Andy Williams
1930 Andy Williams
1930 Andy Williams
1930 Jean-Luc Godard, film maker
1930 Andy Williams
1930 Jean-Luc Godard, film maker
1930 Andy Williams
1930 Andy Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show)
1930 Jean-Luc Godard, French director (Alphaville, Hail Mary, Breathless)
1930 Phyllis Curtin, Clarksburg WV, soprano (NYC Opera)
1931 Ellen Blazer, Dutch TV director (Sonja)
1931 Jaye P Morgan, Mancos Colo, singer/actress (Gong Show, Night Patrol)
1932 Corry Brokken, Dutch singer
1934 Nicolas Coster, actor (Robert Delaney-Another World)
1934 Viktor Vassilyevich Gorbatko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 24, 37/36)
1937 Bobby Allison, auto racer (3 time winner of Daytona 500)
1937 Stephen Rubin, English attorney/shoe manufacturer (Reebok, Adidas)
1938 Jos‚ Serebrier, Montevideo Uruguay, conductor/composer (Star Wagon)
1938 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner
1941 Mary Alice, Indianola MS, newscaster (CBS, Lettie-Different World)
1943 Valerie Perrine, Galveston Tx, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
1945 Laura Dean, Staten Island NYC, composer/choreographer (Drumming)
1948 Ozzy Osbourne
1948 Ozzy Osbourne
1948 Ozzy Osbourne
1948 Ozzy Osbourne
1948 Ozzy Osbourne
1948 Diane Kurys, [Emir Kusturica], Sarajevo, bass guitarist
1948 Ozzy Osbourne, England, rock vocalist (Black Sabbath-Bark at the Moon)
1949 Christopher John Seward, aid worker
1949 Heather Menzies, Toronto Canada, actress (Jessica-Logan's Run)
1949 Mickey Thomas, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane, Starship)
1950 John Akii-bua, Uganda, 400m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1972)
1950 Muntu Myeza, South African anti-apartheid activist
1951 Danger Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
1951 James Turner Brewer, Maywood Ill, basketball player (Oly-silver-1972)
1951 Mike Stock, rocker (Stock, Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
1951 Rick Mears, Indy-car racer (over 25 wins)
1951 Riki Chosyu, [Mitsuo Yoshida], wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan)
1952 Don Barnes, rock guitarist (38 Special)
1952 Duane Roland, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
1952 Mel Smith, author (Morons From Outer Space)
1953 Franz Klammer, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1976)
1954 Paul Gregg, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
1955 Melody Anderson, Edmonton, actress (Natalie Dillon-All My Children)
1956 Hart Bochner, Los Angeles CA, actor/director (Rich & Famous)
1959 Kathy Jordan, Bryn Mawr PA, tennis player (US Opens Doubles 1981)
1960 Daryl Hannah, actress (Splash, Blade Runner)
1960 Mike Ramsey, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1980)
1961 Julianne Moore, actress (Lost World, 9 Months)
1962 Tammy Jackson, WNBA forward/center (Houston Comets)
1963 Ashley De Silva, Sri Lankan Cricket wicketkeeper (1993)
1963 Steve Hegg, Dana Point Calif, road cyclist (Olympics-16th-84, 96)
1964 Darryl Hamilton, Baton Rouge LA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1964 Toi Cook, cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
1965 Katarina Witt, Staaken GDR, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-1984, 88)
1965 Tammy Jacques, Auburn Maine, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1966 Lisa Lightfoot, Australian middle distance runner (Olympics-96)
1967 David Diaz, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
1967 Greg Sutton, NBA guard (Phila 76ers)
1967 Katie Henderson, Santa Monica CA, WPVA volleyball (US Open-25th-1993)
1968 Brendan Fraser, Indianapolis In, actor (School Ties, 20 Bucks)
1968 Isabel Cueto, West Germany, tennis star
1968 Kevin Telles, actor (Party Camp)
1969 Ed King, NFL guard (NO Saints)
1969 Kwamie Lassiter, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
1970 Charles Hope, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 Jennifer Rothschild, [Rubin], actress (Judas Project)
1970 Laura Schuler, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
1970 Lindsey Hunter, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
1970 Paul Byrd, Louisville KY, pitcher (NY Mets)
1972 Eva Nemcova, WNBA forward/guard (Cleveland Rockers)
1972 Peter Wright, US, 1500m freestyle (Olympics-96)
1973 Andrew McNally, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
1973 Brian Loyd, Lynwood CA, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1974 Ralph Staten, safety (Baltimore Ravens)
1975 Lauren E Roman, Wilmington NC, actress (Laura Kirk-All My Children)
1975 Nadine Neumann, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1977 David Sales, cricketer (Northampton batsman, 210 on fc debut 1996)
1980 Anna Chlumsky
1980 Anna Chlumsky
1980 Anna Chlumsky
1980 Anna Chlumsky
1980 Anna Chlumsky
1980 Anna Chlumsky, Chicago Ill, actress (My Girl)
1981 Brian Bonsall, actor (Family Ties, Star Trek Next Generation)


741 St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III
1347 Pope Clemens VI declares Roman tribunal Coke di Rienzo as heretics
1557 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form
1586 Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, from Colombia
1621 Galileo invents the telescope.
1621 Galileo invents the telescope.
1621 Galileo invents telescope
1639 1st annulment by court decree passes
1676 Battle at Lund: Sweden beats Denen
1678 Edmund Halley receives MA from Queen's College, Oxford
1685 Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm Sweden
1694 English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
1699 Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-general of the Hague
1775 1st official US flag raising (aboard naval vessel Alfred)
1818 Illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day)
1828 Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US
1833 Oberlin College in Oh, 1st truly coeducational college opens
1834 1st US dental society organized (NY)
1835 1st US mutual fire insurance company issues 1st policy (RI)
1844 RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms
1847 Frederick Douglass publishes 1st issue of his newspaper "North Star"
1863 Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN
1864 Skirmish at Thomas' Station, Georgia
1866 Paid fire dept replaces volunteer companies
1868 Trial of Jefferson Davis starts; 1st blacks on US trial jury
1878 Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah Israel
1881 Henry M Stanley finds Leopoldville/Kinshasa
1883 48th Congress (1883-85) convenes
1893 Ndebeles destroy Rhodesia
1901 Milwaukee is dropped from the AL & replaced by St Louis Browns
1903 Panglima Polim surrenders to Capt Colijn at Atjeh
1907 George Cohans musical "Talk of the Town," premieres in NYC
1908 Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A, premieres
1910 Neon lights, 1st publically seen (Paris Auto Show)
1912 Gerrit Brinkman becomes 1st Dutch traffic officer
1912 Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
1914 Neth army shoots up ge‹nterneerde Belgian soldiers: 8 killed
1920 Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty
1921 9th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0
1922 1st successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
1923 1st Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Wash DC)
1926 Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)
1929 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
1930 Air-borne chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley Belgium)
1930 Otto Ender forms Austrian govt
1930 Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen," premieres in London
1931 Alka Seltzer goes on sale
1932 20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6
1932 Gen Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany
1933 Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Det Tigers for $100,000
1933 Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
1934 Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya
1934 KYW-AM in Chicago Ill moves to Phila Penn
1938 AAU's decides to continue linear measuring system over metric
1939 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj's 6th Symphony, premieres
1941 Hitler views Poltava Ukraine
1943 9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (QB)
1943 Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy begins
1943 Howard Hanson's 4th Symphony, premieres
1943 Strike of Monte Cassino, Italy begins
1944 British order to disarm, causes general strike in Greece
1944 Hungarian death march of Jews ends
1944 Mussert puts Seyss-Inquart plan for small Nazi-Europe
1944 NFL Cardinals-Pitts merger disolves
1944 US 5th Armour division occupies Brandenburg Hrtgenwald
1946 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB)
1946 US govt asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain
1947 Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire," premieres in NYC
1948 "Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
1948 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn-in
1948 Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial
1948 Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea, killing 1,100
1949 KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CBS) begins
1950 Cleve Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Phila 13-7)
1950 Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
1950 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts
1952 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
1952 Marcos Perez Jim‚nez elected president of Venezuela
1953 "Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances
1953 Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in Rep party
1953 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch' 5th String Quartet
1954 Joseph McCarthy goes too far in his attacks and is condemned by the U.S. Senate. Not well remembered.
1954 Joseph McCarthy goes too far in his attacks and is condemned by the U.S. Senate. Not well remembered.
1954 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard," premieres
1954 William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida," premieres in London
1955 KTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 England & France pull troops out of Egypt
1956 KFSA (now KFSM) TV channel 5 in Ft Smith, AR (CBS) 1st broadcast
1956 Wilt Chamberlain's 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52)
1957 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
1958 Indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses
1959 State of emergency on Cyprus ends
1960 "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances
1960 Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner's "Camelot," premieres in NYC
1961 Anton Geesink becomes 1st not-Japanese judo world champion
1961 Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein
1961 George Blanda of Houston Oilers kicks 55-yard field goal
1961 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge
1962 Pravda criticizes western art
1964 "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1st airs on TV
1964 KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 Police arrests 800 sit-in students at U of Cal at Berkeley
1965 Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
1965 USSR launches Luna 8; crashes on Moon
1966 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg Miss
1967 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr Christian Barnard, S Africa)
1967 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:09:36.4)
1967 Ex-president Sukarno under house arrest in Indonesia
1967 Final run of "20th Century Limited," famed NY-Chicago luxury train
1968 Pitcher's mound drops from 15" to 10" & strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits, to help hitters
1969 John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1971 Pres Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa's jail term
1972 Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
1973 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (first fly-by of an outer planet).
1973 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (first fly-by of an outer planet).
1973 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]
1975 Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed
1976 Dr Patrick J Hillery elected president of Iraq
1978 "King of Hearts" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
1978 Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1979 11 trampled to death at Cincinnati Who concert [or 1204?]
1979 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern Cal (RB)
1979 Christies auctions a thimble for a record $18,400
1979 Iran accepts constitution
1980 NY Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-NJ & Murphy, D-NY, guilty
1981 Beth Daniel/Tom Kite wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 1st NJ Devil hat-trick (Steve Tambellini) defeat Hartford 5-4
1982 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record)
1982 77øF highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Dec
1982 NJ Devils 1st hat trick (Steve Tambellini)
1982 Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez
1983 "Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 perfs
1983 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
1983 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India
1984 Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisc
1985 23rd Shuttle Mission - Atlantis 2 returns to Earth
1985 23rd Shuttle Mission - Atlantis 2 returns to Earth
1985 23rd Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-lands at Edwards AFB
1986 Sri Lanka all out 55 v WI in one-dayer Walsh 5-1 in 4 3 overs
1988 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB)
1988 NY Lotto pays $45 million to twelve winner (#s are 1-8-13-18-28-48)
1989 Pat Bradley/Bill Glasson wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1990 NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants
1991 Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion
1991 Muslim Shites release US hostage Alan Steen
1991 White House Chief of Staff John Sununu resigns
1992 UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia
1995 "Company" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances
1995 "Holiday" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances
1995 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)
1995 Beth Daniels/Davis Love III wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1995 Jack Russell takes 11 catches in Test Cricket v S Africa, a record
1995 Naeem Akhtar takes 10-28 for Rawalpindi B against Peshawar
1995 Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864
1997 "1776," opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
1997 Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo

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