Director Jean-Luc Godard is 82.
Singer Jaye P. Morgan ("The Gong Show") is 81.
Actress Mary Alice is 71.
Singer Ozzy Osbourne is 64.
Singer Mickey Thomas of Jefferson Starship is 63.
Bassist Paul Gregg of Restless Heart is 58.
Actor Steven Culp ("Desperate Housewives") is 57.
Actress Daryl Hannah is 52.
Actress Julianne Moore is 52.
Actor Brendan Fraser is 44.
Singer Montell Jordan is 44.
Actor-comedian Royale Watkins is 43.
Actress Holly Marie Combs ("Charmed") is 39.
Actress Liza Lapira ("Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23") is 37.
Musician Daniel Bedingfield is 33.
Actress Anna Chlumsky is 32.
Actor Brian Bonsall ("Family Ties") is 31.
Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer is 29.
Actress Amanda Seyfried is 27.
Actor Jake T. Austin ("Wizards of Waverly Place") is 18.
On December 3 in
1828 Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States by the Electoral College.
1925 George Gershwin's Concerto in F had its world premiere at New York's Carnegie Hall, with Gershwin at the piano.
1947 The Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire opened on Broadway.
1960 The Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot opened on Broadway.
1967 Surgeons in Cape Town, South Africa led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky, who lived 18 days with the new heart.
1979 Eleven people were killed in a crush of fans at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum, where the British rock group The Who was performing.
1984 Thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India.
1992 The first telephone text message was sent by British engineer Neil Papworth, who transmitted the greeting "Merry Christmas" from his work computer in Newbury, Berkshire, to Vodafone executive Richard Jarvis' mobile phone.
In The Star
Dec. 3, 1937, in The Star: A short article reviews the extremely successful coaching career of Frank Thomas, “generalissimo” of the unbeaten, untied University of Alabama football team. It’s a team that hasn’t lost since the last game of the 1935 season (14-6 to Vanderbilt). His record since coming to Alabama in 1931 is 56-6-3 and includes two national titles.
Dec. 3, 1987, in The Star: John B. LaGarde, who’s almost 85 years old and has been in the concrete business since 1928, has sold his business to Southern Ready Mix Co. of Birmingham for an undisclosed sum. It was understood to be several million dollars, however, but less than $15 million. LaGarde has operated the company bearing his name at its North Wilmer Avenue site since 1931. Southern Ready Mix is owned by a Finnish company.