What happened on December 1? There are more than 270 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About December 1

December 1 In HistoryDecember 1 is the 335th day of the year 2022. There are 30 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 48th week of the year 2022.

On this day in Ionia, New York 14475 sunrise will occur at 07:21 AM and sunset will occur at 04:36 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Sagittarius. The modern birthstone for this month is Turquoise while the mystical birthstone is Onyx.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 52 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (January 22, 2023).

Birthday curiousity Is your birthday coming up in two days? Are you not curious to find out who is sharing your special day? Discover all the July 2 famous birthdays. There are fun facts about that day that you must know. (Sponsored link)

Historical Events For December 1

  • 800
    Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.
  • 1420
    Henry V of England enters Paris.
  • 1640
    End of the Iberian Union: Portugal acclaims as King João IV of Portugal, ending 60 years of personal union of the crowns of Portugal and Spain and the end of the rule of the House of Habsburg (also called the Philippine Dynasty).
  • 1768
    The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
  • 1822
    Peter I is crowned Emperor of Brazil.
  • 1824
    United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  • 1826
    French philhellene Charles Nicolas Fabvier forces his way through the Turkish cordon and ascends the Acropolis of Athens, which had been under siege.
  • 1834
    Slavery is abolished in the Cape Colony in accordance with the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.
  • 1862
    In his State of the Union Address President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • 1865
    Shaw University, the first historically black university in the southern United States, is founded in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • 1885
    First serving of the soft drink Dr Pepper at a drug store in Waco, Texas (United States).
  • 1913
    Crete, having obtained self rule from Turkey after the First Balkan War, is annexed by Greece.
  • 1913
    The Buenos Aires Subway, the first underground railway system in the southern hemisphere and in Latin America, begins operation.
  • 1913
    The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
  • 1918
    The Kingdom of Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.
  • 1918
    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
  • 1918
    Transylvania unites with Romania, following the incorporation of Bessarabia (March 27) and Bukovina (November 28), thus concluding the Great Union.
  • 1919
    Lady Astor becomes the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom (she had been elected to that position on November 28).
  • 1925
    World War I aftermath: The final Locarno Treaty is signed in London, establishing post-war territorial settlements.
  • 1934
    In the Soviet Union, Politburo member Sergei Kirov is shot dead by Leonid Nikolayev at the Communist Party headquarters in Leningrad.
  • 1941
    Pacific War: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave the final approval to initiate war against the United States.
  • 1941
    World War II: Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signs Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.
  • 1948
    Taman Shud Case: The body of an unidentified man is found in Adelaide, Australia; involving an undetectable poison and a secret code in a very rare book, the case remains unsolved and is “one of Australia’s most profound mysteries”.
  • 1952
    The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
  • 1955
    American Civil Rights Movement: In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city’s racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1958
    The Central African Republic becomes independent from France.
  • 1958
    The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago, Illinois, kills 92 children and three nuns.
  • 1959
    Cold War: Opening date for signature of the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent.
  • 1960
    Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
  • 1963
    Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India.
  • 1964
    Malawi, Malta and Zambia join the United Nations.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.
  • 1965
    The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to guard the borders.
  • 1966
    The first Gävle goat, an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is first erected in Gävle.
  • 1969
    The first legislation to limit aircraft noise levels at airports is introduced in U.S. Federal Air Regulation, Part 36.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.
  • 1971
    Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
  • 1971
    The Indian Army recaptures part of Kashmir occupied forcibly by Pakistan.
  • 1973
    Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.
  • 1974
    Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
  • 1974
    TWA Flight 514, a Boeing 727, crashes northwest of Dulles International Airport killing all 92 people on board.
  • 1975
    Lambda Theta Phi - The first Latino fraternity is established in New Jersey.
  • 1976
    Angola joins the United Nations.
  • 1981
    A Yugoslavian Inex Adria Aviopromet DC-9 crashes in Corsica killing all 180 people on board.
  • 1981
    The AIDS virus is officially recognized.
  • 1984
    NASA conducts the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner was deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of airplane crashes.
  • 1988
    Benazir Bhutto is appointed Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • 1989
    1989 Philippine coup attempt: The right-wing military rebel Reform the Armed Forces Movement attempts to oust Philippine President Corazon Aquino in a failed bloody coup d'état.
  • 1989
    Cold War: East Germany’s parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the communist party the leading role in the state.
  • 1990
    Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed.
  • 1991
    Cold War: Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The Treaty of Lisbon, which amends the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community, which together comprise the constitutional basis of European Union, comes into effect.

Who Were Born On December 1?

  • 1081
    Louis VI of France (d. 1137)
  • 1083
    Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)
  • 1521
    Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)
  • 1525
    Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)
  • 1580
    Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)
  • 1690
    Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1764)
  • 1716
    Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
  • 1743
    Martin Heinrich Klaproth, German chemist (d. 1817)
  • 1761
    Marie Tussaud, French creator of wax sculptures (Madame Tussauds) (d. 1850)
  • 1766
    Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (d. 1826)
  • 1792
    Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1856)
  • 1844
    Alexandra of Denmark, Danish Queen Consort of Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1925)
  • 1847
    Julia Ann Moore, American poet (d. 1920)
  • 1869
    Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (d. 1923)
  • 1873
    Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
  • 1884
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
  • 1886
    Rex Stout, American author (d. 1975)
  • 1895
    Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
  • 1896
    Georgy Zhukov, Russian general & Marshal of the Soviet Union (d. 1974)
  • 1898
    Stuart Sinclair Garson, Canadian Premier of Manitoba (d. 1977)
  • 1901
    Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
  • 1905
    Alex Wilson, Canadian athlete (d. 1994)
  • 1908
    Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
  • 1910
    Alicia Markova, English ballerina (d. 2004)
  • 1911
    Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
  • 1911
    Walter Alston, American baseball manager (d. 1984)
  • 1912
    Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (d. 1986)
  • 1913
    Mary Martin, American actor and singer (d. 1990)
  • 1916
    Wan Li, Chinese government official
  • 1917
    Marty Marion, American baseball player and manager (d.2011)
  • 1917
    Thomas Hayward, American tenor (d.1995)
  • 1922
    Paul Picerni, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1922
    Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • 1923
    Morris, Belgian cartoonist (Lucky Luke) (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Stansfield Turner, American admiral and 12th Director of Central Intelligence
  • 1925
    Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1926
    Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner, Scottish noble (d. 2010)
  • 1926
    Robert Symonds, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1928
    Emily McLaughlin, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1929
    David Doyle, American Actor (d. 1997)
  • 1930
    Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
  • 1930
    Matt Monro, English singer (d.1985)
  • 1931
    Jim Nesbitt, singer (d. 2007)
  • 1931
    Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • 1933
    Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoon artist (d. 1996)
  • 1933
    Lou Rawls, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1934
    Billy Paul, American singer
  • 1935
    Woody Allen, American film director, actor, and comedian
  • 1937
    Chuck Low, American actor
  • 1937
    Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American mezzo-soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia
  • 1938
    Sandy Nelson, American drummer
  • 1939
    Lee Trevino, American golfer
  • 1940
    Richard Pryor, American comic and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1942
    John Crowley, American author
  • 1944
    Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco
  • 1944
    Eric Bloom, American musician (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • 1944
    John Densmore, American drummer (The Doors)
  • 1944
    Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • 1944
    Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
  • 1944
    Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
  • 1945
    Bette Midler, American actress and singer
  • 1946
    Gilbert O'Sullivan, Irish singer
  • 1947
    Alain Bashung, French singer (d.2009)
  • 1947
    Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1948
    George Foster, American baseball player
  • 1948
    Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
  • 1949
    Jan Brett, American author illustrator
  • 1949
    Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord (d. 1993)
  • 1949
    Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician
  • 1950
    Filippos Petsalnikos, Greek politician
  • 1950
    Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • 1951
    Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (Weather Report)( d. 1987)
  • 1951
    Obba Babatundé, American actor
  • 1951
    Treat Williams, American actor
  • 1954
    Annette Haven, American pornographic actress
  • 1954
    Bob Goen, American television host
  • 1955
    Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor
  • 1955
    Pat Spillane, Gaelic footballer
  • 1955
    Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress
  • 1956
    Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
  • 1957
    Chris Poland, American guitarist (Megadeth)
  • 1958
    Charlene Tilton, American actress
  • 1958
    Javier Aguirre, Mexican footballer and coach
  • 1959
    Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • 1959
    Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1960
    Carol Alt, American supermodel
  • 1960
    Jane Turner, Australian actress/comedian
  • 1961
    Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
  • 1961
    Jeremy Northam, English actor
  • 1962
    Joe Quesada, American comic book writer
  • 1962
    Sylvie Daigle, Canadian speed skater
  • 1963
    Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1963
    Marco Greco, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1963
    Nathalie Lambert, Canadian short track speed skater
  • 1964
    Salvatore Schillaci, Italian footballer
  • 1966
    Katherine LaNasa, American actress
  • 1966
    Larry Walker, Canadian baseball player
  • 1967
    Nestor Carbonell, American actor
  • 1967
    Reggie Sanders, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer
  • 1968
    Justin Chadwick, British actor and director
  • 1970
    Jonathan Coulton, American musician
  • 1970
    Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman
  • 1970
    Kirk Rueter, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
  • 1971
    Dolgorsürengiin Serjbüdee, Mongolian professional wrestler
  • 1971
    Emily Mortimer, English actress
  • 1971
    John Schlimm, American author
  • 1971
    Melanie Peres, Israeli singer, actress and model
  • 1971
    Mika Pohjola, Finnish jazz pianist and composer
  • 1971
    Peter Van de Veire, Belgian radio-presenter
  • 1971
    Stephanie Finochio, American professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Jon Theodore, American musician
  • 1973
    Steve Gibb, American musician (Black Label Society)
  • 1974
    Costinha, Portuguese footballer
  • 1974
    Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, American keyboardist (The Mars Volta)
  • 1975
    Matt Fraction, American comic book writer
  • 1975
    Sophia Skou, Danish swimmer
  • 1976
    Laura Ling, American journalist
  • 1976
    Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)
  • 1977
    Brad Delson, American guitarist (Linkin Park)
  • 1977
    Jared Fogle, American spokesperson
  • 1977
    Lee McKenzie, Scottish television presenter
  • 1978
    Mat Kearney, American singer and songwriter
  • 1979
    Angelique Bates, American actress
  • 1979
    Ryan Malone, American hockey player
  • 1980
    Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer
  • 1980
    Roger Peterson, Aruban-Dutch musician
  • 1981
    Luke McPharlin, Australian rules footballer
  • 1982
    Christos Kalantzis, Greek footballer
  • 1982
    Christos Melissis, Greek footballer
  • 1982
    Lloyd Doyley, English footballer
  • 1985
    Emiliano Viviano, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Janelle Monáe, American musician
  • 1985
    John Coughlin, American figure skater
  • 1986
    DeSean Jackson, American football player
  • 1987
    Brett Williams, English footballer
  • 1988
    Zoe Kravitz, American actress
  • 1990
    Chanel Iman, American model.
  • 1990
    Tomáš Tatar, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 2001
    Aiko, Princess Toshi, Japanese royalty

Who Died On December 1?

  • 1135
    Henry I of England
  • 1241
    Isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)
  • 1377
    King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316)
  • 1433
    Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377)
  • 1455
    Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian artist and metal smith (b. 1378)
  • 1521
    Pope Leo X (b. 1475)
  • 1530
    Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (b. 1480)
  • 1580
    Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (b. 1509)
  • 1581
    Alexander Briant, English saint (b. 1556)
  • 1581
    Edmund Campion, English Jesuit (b. 1540)
  • 1581
    Ralph Sherwin, English Catholic saint (b. 1550)
  • 1602
    Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese warlord (b. 1582)
  • 1633
    Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (b. 1566)
  • 1640
    Miguel de Vasconcelos, last Secretary of State of the Kingdom of Portugal, during the Iberian Union (b. c. 1590)
  • 1660
    Pierre d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1592)
  • 1707
    Jeremiah Clarke, English composer (b. 1674)
  • 1709
    Abraham a Sancta Clara, Austrian preacher (b. 1644)
  • 1723
    Susanna Centlivre, English dramatist and actress (b. 1667)
  • 1729
    Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (b. 1665)
  • 1750
    Johan Gabriel Doppelmayr, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1671)
  • 1755
    Maurice Greene, English composer (b. 1696)
  • 1767
    Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (b. 1710)
  • 1825
    Tsar Alexander I of Russia (b. 1777)
  • 1830
    Pope Pius VIII (b. 1761)
  • 1865
    Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796)
  • 1866
    George Everest, Welsh surveyor and namesake of Mt. Everest (b. 1790)
  • 1884
    William Swainson, British attorney and Attorney General of New Zealand (b. 1809)
  • 1916
    Charles de Foucauld, French religious figure (b. 1858)
  • 1923
    Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)
  • 1928
    José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)
  • 1934
    Sergey Kirov, Russian revolutionary (b. 1886)
  • 1943
    Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and historian (b. 1862)
  • 1947
    Aleister Crowley, English occultist (b. 1875)
  • 1947
    G. H. Hardy, English mathematician (b. 1877)
  • 1950
    E. J. Moeran, English composer (b. 1894)
  • 1954
    Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (b. 1897)
  • 1964
    Charilaos Vasilakos, Greek athlete, the first man to win a marathon race (b. 1877)
  • 1964
    J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (b. 1892)
  • 1968
    Darío Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  • 1968
    Nicolae Bretan, Romanian opera singer (b. 1887)
  • 1969
    Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
  • 1973
    David Ben-Gurion, Israeli statesman (b. 1886)
  • 1975
    Anna Roosevelt Halsted, American daughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt (b. 1906)
  • 1975
    Nellie Fox, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 1984
    Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (b. 1911)
  • 1986
    Frank McCarthy, American producer (b. 1912)
  • 1986
    Lee Dorsey, American R&B singer (b. 1924)
  • 1987
    James Baldwin, American writer (b. 1924)
  • 1987
    Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)
  • 1989
    Alvin Ailey, American dancer, choreographer (b. 1931)
  • 1991
    George Joseph Stigler, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1911)
  • 1993
    Ray Gillen, American rock singer (Badlands, Black Sabbath) (b. 1959)
  • 1996
    Peter Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1928)
  • 1997
    Endicott Peabody, American politician (b. 1920)
  • 1997
    Michel Bélanger, French Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)
  • 1997
    Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (b. 1908)
  • 1998
    Freddie Young, British cinematographer (b. 1902)
  • 2001
    Ellis R Dungan, American-born Indian film director (b. 1909)
  • 2002
    Dave McNally, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2003
    Clark Kerr, American academic (b. 1911)
  • 2003
    Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (b. 1928)
  • 2004
    Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (b. 1911)
  • 2005
    Freeman V. Horner, United States Army officer (b. 1922)
  • 2005
    Gust Avrakotos, American intelligence case officer (b. 1938)
  • 2005
    Mary Hayley Bell, English dramatist, wife of Sir John Mills (b. 1911)
  • 2006
    Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (b. 1937)
  • 2006
    Claude Jade, French actress (b. 1948)
  • 2007
    Anton Rodgers, British actor (b. 1933)
  • 2008
    Joseph B. Wirthlin, American religious figure (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    Mikel Laboa, Basque singer and songwriter (b. 1934)
  • 2008
    Paul Benedict, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 2009
    Gustavo Adolfo Palma, Guatemalan singer (b. 1920)
  • 2010
    Adriaan Blaauw, Dutch astronomer (b. 1914)
  • 2010
    Hillard Elkins, American theatre and film producer (b. 1929)
  • 2011
    Christa Wolf, German writer (b. 1929)

Coffee Love Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Try this! Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters UTZITKCMLWE? Check your answers here: Word finder UTZITKCMLWE. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)



Bookmark, Share, Like Or Link To This Page: