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1 December: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

“1 December: What Happened On This Day In History?”


1 December: In a year, the 1st of December is the 335th day as per the Gregorian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 336th day of the year.

What special day is today?

Many great personalities like Soviet marshal Georgy Zhukov, American actor Woody Allen and Indian playback singer Udit Narayan were born on this date.

Similarly, Henry I (King of England), Jovan Belcher (American football player), and Peter Bronfman (Canadian businessman) died on this date.

The day is also observed as World AIDS Day.

Let’s explore what happened today!

1 December: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 1 December

Art & Artists

  • 1761 Marie Tussaud who established Madame Tussaud’s Museum was born in France. The museum houses wax figures of noted personalities from around the world.
  • 1822 At the age of 11, Franz Liszt gave his first appearance as a pianist in Vienna. Later, he became a highly acclaimed composer.

Science & Technology

  • 1959 Twelve countries signed the Antarctic Treaty and agreed to make the southern continent free from militarization. They decided to preserve Antarctica for scientific research.

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Leaders & Politics

  • 1878 Rutherford B. Hayes, the president of the US got the first telephone installed in the official residence and workplace i.e. the White House.
  • 1988 Benazir Bhutto became the first ever woman Prime Minister of an Islamic country (Pakistan).

People & Society

  • 1913 Latin America’s first underground railway system “the Buenos Aires Metro” started its operation. It was the first such railway system in the Southern Hemisphere as well.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

  • 1958A fire incident at the Our Lady of the Angels School located in Chicago, Canada took the lives of 3 nuns and 92 children.
  • 1974 All onboard passengers were killed when a Boeing 727 (TWA Flight 514) crashed near Dulles International Airport, Washington Dulles, the US.

Discoveries & Explorations

  • 2000Launch of STS-97 by NASA. It was NASA’s 101stSpace Shuttle mission.
  • 2020 A partial collapse of the Arecibo Telescope happened on this day.

Leisure & Sports

  • 1653It was reported that a Croydonian athlete took less than 90 minutes to the 20 miles race between St Albans and London.
  • 1947Australia beat India in Brisbane by an innings & 226 runs in the first-ever test cricket match held between them. The highlights of the match were the dismissal of India for 58 runs, 185 run innings by Australian batsman Sir Don Bradman, and a five-wicket haul by Ernie Toshack giving only 2 runs (off 2.3 overs).

Birth Anniversaries (1 December)

  • 1884 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (German artist)
  • 1896 Georgy Zhukov (Soviet marshal)
  • 1935 – Woody Allen (Actor-director from America)
  • 1955 Udit Narayan (Indian playback singer)
  • 1962 Sylvie Daigle (Canadian speed skater)

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Death Anniversaries (1 December)

  • 1135 Henry I (King of England)
  • 1825 Alexander I (Russia)
  • 1996 Peter Bronfman (Canadian businessman)
  • 2012 Jovan Belcher (American football player)
  • 2019 Paula Tilbrook (English actress)

What Special Day is Today: (1 December)

  • World AIDS Day
  • Teachers’ Day (Panama)
  • Great Union Day (Romania)
  • Self-governance Day (Iceland)
  • Military Abolition Day (Costa Rica)
  • Freedom and Democracy Day (Chad)
  • Restoration of Independence Day (Portugal)


The fact-based amazing story of the day (1 December) covers the entire world and a lot of well-known personalities.

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