December 1 in History
1924December 1, 1924:
The musical, “Lady, Be Good” whose music was provided by George Gershwin premieres on Broadway.
1953December 1, 1953:
Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of his magazine, Playboy and features Marilyn Monroe in the centrefold.
1955December 1, 1955:
Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, violates the segregation rules by refusing to give up her Montgomery, Alabama bus seat for a white passenger and gets arrested.
1958December 1, 1958:
Fire breaks out at the Our Lady of the Angels School in Chicago, Illinois, killing 95 people.
1959December 1, 1959:
12 countries sign the Antarctic Treaty to designate the Antarctic continent as a demilitarized zone for the purpose of scientific research.
1971December 1, 1971:
John Lennon and Yoko Ono release the Christmas song, “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”.
1988December 1, 1988:
World AIDS Day is celebrated for the first time.
1994December 1, 1994:
Actor Richard Gere and singer Cindy Crawford announce their separation.
2000December 1, 2000:
Vicente Fox is sworn in as the President of Mexico.
2003December 1, 2003:
The epic fantasy adventure film, “The Return of the King” is premiered in Wellington, New Zealand.