On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 2001

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.
  • Nicaraguan baseball team wins the Central American Games; Ramon Padilla ends 15 year stint with the national team with 2 homers in the 9-0 finale against Guatemala

Famous Birthdays

  • Aiko, Princess Toshi of Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Ellis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (b. 1909)