What Happened on December 2, 2014

Historical Events

  • After featuring in a magazine article with long-time life partner, veteran MLB umpire and crew chief Dale Scott openly acknowledges his homosexuality; overwhelmingly positive reaction from baseball circles

Film & TV History

Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university following renewed sexual assault allegations

Historic Event

Elizabeth Lauten, an aide to a Republican congressman resigns after her online criticism of President Barack Obama's teenage daughters

  • Hong Kong pro-democracy activists clash with police as they try to surround the government's headquarters in some of the worst violence since the protests began

Historic Event

Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a "threat to mankind" and spell the end of the human race

  • The World Food Programme suspends critical food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt because of a lack of funds
  • Vanuatu police arrest at least 20 people over the deaths by hanging of two men accused of sorcery

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Keyes, American Saxophonist, dies at 70
  • Don Laws, American figure skater and coach (Scott Hamilton, Patrick Chan, Tiffany Chin), dies from heart failure at 85

Jean BéliveauJean Béliveau (1931-2014)

Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1956, 64; Art Ross Trophy 1956; Conn Smythe Trophy 1965; record 17 Stanley Cups), dies at 83

  • Josie Cichockyj, British wheelchair athlete (wheelchair racing [WR 5,000m], basketball, tennis, table tennis), dies from cancer at 49
2014 Highlights

About December 2, 2014

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blank Space - Taylor Swift
  • UK #1 Song: These Days - Take That