What happened this day in history December 3

What are the important events that happened on December 3? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 3: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 3 is the 337th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 20, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,308,160 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontaheptagon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 60 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,269 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 3 Historical Events

  • 1910
    Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.
  • 1927
    Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.
  • 1960
    The musical Camelot debuted at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway, and would become associated with the Kennedy administration.
  • 1973
    Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
  • 1979
    In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.
  • 1982
    A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
  • 1989
    Cold War: In a meeting off the coast of Malta, US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the cold war between Nato and The Soviet Union may be coming to an end.
  • 1999
    Six firefighters are killed in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire in Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • 2005
    XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.
  • 2007
    Winter storms cause the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, also closing a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars in damages are blamed on the floods.

Who were born on December 3?

  • 1921
    Phyllis Curtin, American soprano
  • 1925
    Kim Dae-jung, South Korean President, Nobel laureate (d. 2009)
  • 1940
    Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
  • 1949
    Mickey Thomas, American singer (Jefferson Starship)
  • 1953
    Lothar Schneider, German footballer
  • 1965
    Andrew Stanton, American animator
  • 1970
    Lindsey Hunter, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Henk Timmer, Dutch football goalkeeper
  • 1977
    Adam Małysz, Polish ski-jumper
  • 1982
    Franco Sbaraglini, Argentine-born Italian rugby player

Who died on December 3?

  • 1552
    Saint Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to the East (b. 1506)
  • 1912
    Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (b. 1841)
  • 1919
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French impressionist painter (b. 1841)
  • 1973
    Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
  • 1994
    Elizabeth Glaser, AIDS activist (b. 1947)
  • 1996
    Georges Duby, French historian (b. 1919)
  • 1999
    Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 2004
    Teo Peter, Romanian rock musician and bass player for Compact (b. 1954)
  • 2009
    Richard Todd, British actor (b. 1919)
  • 2011
    Dev Anand, Indian actor (b. 1923)

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