2nd December

Born on this day 2nd December
1694 William Shirley
1759 James Edward Smith
1860 Charles Studd
1895 Harriet Cohen
1899 John Barbirolli
1899 John Cobb
1912 George Emmett
1931 Nigel Calder
1946 Gianni Versace
1952 James Lancelot
1953 David Anderson
1959 Gwyneth Strong
1960 Razzle
1960 Rick Savage
1962 Tracy Austin
1962 Steve Huison
1963 Brendan Coyle
1968 David Batty
1973 Monica Seles
1978 Christopher Wolstenholme
1981 Britney Spears
1986 Adam le Fondre
1986 Seann Walsh
1988 Alfred Enoch
1989 Etta Bond
1994 Cauley Woodrow

Music
1959 Marty Wilde married Joyce Baker.
1967 The Monkees scored their 4th US No.1 LP of the year with ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd’, setting a record that has not been broken since.
1973 The Who were jailed in Montreal after trashing a hotel suite, an event which inspired John Entwhistle to write ‘Cell Block Number Seven’.

Sport
1991 Snooker player John Parrott became only the third player, after Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry to hold the world and United Kingdom snooker titles simultaneously after a 16-13 victory over Jimmy White in the final of the UK Open at Preston.
1994 The Yeovil and District skittles league suspended a player after he poured gravy over an opponent during a post-match dinner.

People & Showbiz
1916 President Woodrow Wilson turned on the light of the Statue of Liberty for the first time.
1982 The Princess of Wales attended the Premiere of ‘Gandhi’.
1989 Kylie turned on the lights in London’s Regents Street.

General Events
1697 The rebuilt St Paul’s Cathedral was officially opened.
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor in Paris by Pope Pius VII.
1982 Dr Barney Clark received the world’s first artificial heart at the University of Utah Medical Center

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