2nd December 1923
Maria Callas, American-born Greek opera soprano, was born. 100 years.
5th December 2013
Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate, died. 10 years.
12th December 1863
Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter and print maker, was born. 160 years.
24th December 1863
William Makepeace Thackeray, writer, died. 160 years.
27th December 1923
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, French civil engineer and architect, died. 100 years.

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