What Happened on December 10

Historical Events

Dec 10 in Film & TV

  • 1962 David Lean's film "Lawrence of Arabia", based on life of T. E. Lawrence and starring Peter O'Toole, premieres at Odeon Leicester Square (Academy Awards Best Picture 1963)

Dec 10 in Music

  • 2016 Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden; he does not attend

Dec 10 in Sport

  • 1831 "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing in New York City, the premier sports journal of the 19th century

Did You Know?

"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain is first published in the UK and Canada (US Feb 1885, due to printing error)

On December 10, 1884

Would You Believe?

The "Great Emu War" ends: Emu's surprising resilience to bullets led to Emu victory over Australian military in Campion district, Western Australia

On December 10, 1932

Famous Weddings

  • 1843 Author and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy (22) weds building contractor George Washington Glover (32) in Tilton, New Hampshire
  • 1947 American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds American jazz bass player Ray Brown (21); divorce in 1953
  • 1961 Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer

Famous Divorces

  • 1997 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (59) divorces Linda Joan Bork after 38 years of marriage

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