On This Day

Historical Events on December 1 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 266 of 266

  • 1989 East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
  • 1989 Mark Langston signs record $3.2 million per year Cal Angels contract

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1989 USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1990 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)
  • 1990 British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
  • 1990 Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon
  • 1990 Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks
  • 1990 Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing scores career high 22 field goals in his 50 point haul in 113-96 win v Charlotte at Madison Square Garden

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing

Sport awardDavis Cup

1990 Davis Cup Tennis, St. Petersburg, Florida: Rick Leach and Jim Pugh beat Australian pair Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 to clinch an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-2) for the US

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • 1991 "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 performances
  • 1991 "Once on this Island" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 469 performances
  • 1991 Davis Cup Tennis, Lyon: Frenchman Guy Forget upsets Pete Sampras 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to clinch a 3-1 final win over the US
  • 1991 Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election
  • 1991 Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as president of Kazakhstan
  • 1991 US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands

  • 1991 Ukrainian people vote for independence

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1991 Miami quarterback Dan Marino sets an NFL record when he reaches 3,000 yards passing for the 8th time in his career during Dolphin's 33-14 win over Tampa Bay at Joe Robbie Stadium

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Reigning US Open champion Payne Stewart wins only 1 hole, but claims the Skins Game at La Quinta and sets record in the process; 3-foot birdie putt at 14th hole earns 8 skins worth $260,000; record for most money won on 1 hole

  • 1992 2 C-141B Starlifters collide in Montana & crash, 13 die
  • 1992 Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco
  • 1993 Northwest Airlink plane crashes in Minn, killing 18
  • 1993 St Louis Blues' Bob Berry coaches his 800th career NHL game, a 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs in Toronto; also coached LA Kings, Montreal Canadiens & Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1994 Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as president of Mexico
  • 1994 Jim Bakker, American televangelist and convicted fraud is released from jail
  • 1994 Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London
  • 1996 Davis Cup Tennis, Malmo, Sweden: Arnaud Boetsch beats Sweden's Nicklas Kulti in closest deciding match in Cup history 7-6, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6, 10-8 to give France 3-2 victory
  • 1996 South African cricket all-rounder Lance Klusener takes 8-64 on debut in Proteas' 329 run 2nd Test win v India in Kolkata
  • 1996 Flamboyant Australian rugby union winger David Campese ends his 15-year, 101 Test career at Cardiff Arms Park in Wales; Wallabies beat Wales, 28-19; Campese scores record 64 career tries

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Wayne Gretzky becomes first and only player in NHL history to reach 3,000-point plateau (including playoffs); records an assist in NY Rangers' 6-2 win over Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1997 Golden State Warriors NBA guard Latrell Sprewell assaults head coach P.J. Carlesimo; suspended for 10 games
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Davenport IA on KORB 93.5 FM
  • 1997 Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS
  • 1997 In their 81st season, Montreal Canadiens become first team in history to play 5,000 NHL games; host the Penguins but lose, 1-0; franchise record 2,625-1,603-772 with .620 winning percentage
  • 1998 Exxon announces a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 Rapper Jay-Z stabs record executive Lance "Un" Rivera at a night club in New York

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

  • 2001 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.
  • 2001 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
  • 2002 Davis Cup Tennis, Paris: Mikhail Youzhny beats Paul-Henri Mathieu 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Russia 3-2 win over France; only time in event history that a 2-set deficit turned around in a live 5th rubber of a Final

Film release premierFilm Premier

2003 "The Return of the King", 3rd and final film in the Lord of the Rings series, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Actor
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • 2006 Canadian jockey Russell Baze becomes North American horse racing's all-time win leader when Butterfly Belle wins 4th race at Bay Meadows, San Mateo, California; 9,531 victories passes record of Laffit Pincay Jr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007 T. C. Williams High School’s newly constructed basketball court is named after Earl Lloyd

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • 2007 Davis Cup Tennis, Portland, Oregan: Bob and Mike Bryan team to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-1) over Russia; beat Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Andreev 7-6, 6-4, 6-2; 32nd US title
  • 2008 The US economy has been in recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research announces today

Sport awardFootball Awards

2009 Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is named best football player in the world; wins award by a then record margin, 240 points ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid with Barcelona midfielder Xavi 3rd

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2012 8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia
  • 2012 Enrique Peña Nieto sworn in as President of Mexico
  • 2012 Ukranian Anna Ushenina beats Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria, 3½-2½ in 2 rapid tie breaks to win the World Women's Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
  • 2012 Ex-England soccer captain David Beckham leaves LA Galaxy triumphantly with a second MLS Cup winner's medal after a 3-1 win over Houston Dynamo in Carson, CA; final game of a 6-year stint in US
  • 2012 FC Barcelona with 13 wins and a draw sets new La Liga start to Spanish football season record; Lionel Messi scores twice in 5-1 win over Athletic Bilbao; pass Real Madrid's 1991-92 season mark
  • 2014 "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London
  • 2014 Utility Claudio Liverziani becomes first 3-time MVP in the Italian Baseball League; 291/.444/.472 season, with 30 HRs and 20 RBI in 38 games for Fortitudo Bologna
  • 2015 In the largest deal ever for a MLB pitcher, Boston Red Sox land one of the biggest catches of the off-season, signing free agent David Price for 7 years and $217 million
  • 2015 After finishing the season with the largest payroll in MLB history at $298.3 million, the Los Angeles Dodgers are assigned the largest luxury tax bill ever, $43.7 million
  • 2016 Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is declared King of Thailand, succeeding his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 2016 UN admits its peacekeepers were responsible for the cholera epidemic in Haiti in 2010 that killed 30,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 French President Francois Hollande announces he will not seek a 2nd term - 1st modern French leader not to do so

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • 2016 Gambia presidential election: dictator Yahya Jammeh is defeated by Adama Barrow after 22 years in power

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the F.B.I.

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
National Security Advisor
Michael Flynn
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 British boxer Tyson Fury dominates much of the fight but survives 2 knockdowns to force a split decision draw with defending WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • 2018 Violent demonstrations in Paris, France, by yellow-vest movement with 36,000 protesting nationwide
  • 2018 Egyptian actress Rania Youssef charged for "inciting debauchery" after wearing see-through dress to Cairo film festival

Music releaseMusic Premiere

2018 Ariana Grande releases the music video to her single "Thank U Next", biggest ever launch on Youtube Premiere

  • 2018 World's first super-high definition 8K television channel by Japanese broadcaster NHK launches
  • 2018 Syrian shadow puppetry added to UN list of cultural activities in urgent need of saving

Film release premierFilm Premier

2018 Computer-animated film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Award Best Animated Film 2019)

Actress and Singer Hailee Steinfeld
Actress and Singer
Hailee Steinfeld