December 3 in History
1721December 3, 1721:
Johann Sebastian Bach, the famed German composer, marries Anna Magdalena Wilcken, his second wife.
1908December 3, 1908:
“1st Symphony in A” by Edward Elgar is performed for the first time in Manchester, England by the Hallé Orchestra.
1947December 3, 1947:
The play, “A Streetcar Named Desire”, written by Tennessee Williams, premieres at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway.
1961December 3, 1961:
Anton Geesink from the Netherlands beats Japan’s Koji Sone to become the first non-Japanese to claim the Judo world championship title.
1967December 3, 1967:
Christiaan Barnard, a popular South African cardiac surgeon, carries out the world’s first-ever human-to-human heart transplant. The surgery was held in Groote Schuur Hospital, located in Cape Town.
1982December 3, 1982:
“Frances”, the biographical drama film about the life of 1930s actress Frances Farmer and her mental health struggles is released in theatres.
1984December 3, 1984:
Gas from a Union Carbide plant in the Indian city of Bhopal leaks, eventually resulting to the death of 15,000 to 20,000 people.
2018December 3, 2018:
7-year-old toys reviewer, Ryan of the popular YouTube channel, “Ryan Toysreview”, is revealed to be the year’s highest-paid YouTube personality.
2019December 3, 2019:
Post Malone, Billie Eilish, and Ariana Grande are revealed by Spotify to be its top three most-streamed artists of the year with Grande and Drake being the most-streamed female and male artists of the decade respectively.