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 This day in History - December 2
363 Historic Events for December 2
1981

Hershy Kay, composer, dies at 62

Death
1981

Britney Spears, singer and popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U")

Birth
1981

Spanish government requests membership in NATO

Event
1981

Moscone Convention Center, SF opens at 11:30 AM

Event
1981

Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers) wins NL Rookie of the Year

Event
1982

1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart

Event
1982

David Blue, rocker, dies while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41

Death
1982

Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), dies at 49

Death
1983

Atholl Mckinnon, cricketer (S African lefty spinner in 8 Tests), dies

Death
1983

Fifi D'Orsay, "French Bombshell" (Dixie Jamboree), dies cancer at 79

Death
1984

4th meeting of Giants-Jets, Giants even series at 2 with 20-10 win

Event
1984

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1984

Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG

Event
1985

Philip Larkin, [hermit of Hull], English poet, dies at 63

Death
1985

Alex Courtney, actor (Sword of Justice), dies

Death
1985

"Mystery of Edwin Drood" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 608 perfs

Event
1985

Philipine Chief staff Gen Fabian speaks of B Aquino's murder

Event
1985

Rupert Holmes' musical "Mystery of Edwin Drood," premieres in NYC

Event
1986

Desi Arnaz, actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), dies at 69 of cancer

Death
1986

Dow-Jones index hits record 1955.57

Event
1986

Lee Dorsey, RandB singer, dies at 59

Death
1987

Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colo becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]

Event
1987

Chicago City Council elects Eugene Sawyer acting mayor

Event
1987

"334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend NJ Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands

Event
1987

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event