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 This day in History - December 2
363 Historic Events for December 2
1940

Willie Brown, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders)

Birth
1941

Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill NY

Event
1941

NY Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager, replacing Bill Terry

Event
1941

Naval Intelligence ceases bugging Japanese consul

Event
1941

Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor

Event
1941

Tom McGuiness, rocker (McGuiness-Flint)

Birth
1941

Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)

Birth
1942

1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi-U of Chicago)

Event
1942

Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)

Birth
1942

Bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup)

Birth
1943

David Munden, rocker

Birth
1943

1st RSHA transport out of Vienna reaches Birkenau camp

Event
1943

Nordahl Grieg, writer, dies

Death
1944

10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)

Event
1944

Roger Omond, journalist

Birth
1944

Cathy Lee Crosby, LA, actress (Coach, That's Incredible)

Birth
1944

Botho Strauá, writer

Birth
1944

General De Gaulle arrives in Moscow

Event
1944

German troops seize Betuwse dikes

Event
1944

US 95th Infantry division occupies bridge at Saar

Event
1944

Filippo T Marinetti, Italian writer (father of futurism), dies at 67

Death
1944

JW Ummels, Dutch resistance fighter (House of Saxon-Nazi), dies

Death
1945

Alan "Froggy" Thomson, cricketer (Australian quickie 1970-71)

Birth
1946

Gianne Versace, fashion designer (Versace)

Birth
1947

Dhiraj Parsana, cricket pace bowler (Indian v WI 1978-79)

Birth