2021 December

December 1: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 1

December 1st is officially Eat A Red Apple Day as well as A Day With (Out) Art.

We’ve made it to the last month of the year. December 1st means only one thing… the countdown to Christmas has officially began!

Those of you who were born on December 1st share the Sagittarius star sign.

December 1 was an incredibly eventful day in history! Here you’ll the most interesting facts & events that happened on this day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1918, The Kingdom of Iceland was first established? The Kingdom lasted 26 years before the country became a republic.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 1st in history!

What Happened On December 1 In History?


The computer-animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” premiered in Los Angeles.

It went on to win Academy Award for Best Animated Film in 2019.

The Japanese broadcaster NHK launched the world’s first super-high definition 8K television channel.


The final film in the Lord of the Rings series “The Return of the King,” directed by Peter Jackson, premiered in Wellington, New Zealand.


Jay-Z stabbed Lance Rivera.

At another artists album release party, Jay-Z accused Lance Rivera of bootlegging his album before it was released, and stabbed him. Jay-Z pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years of probation.

The first ever World AIDS day started in effort to raise awareness of the AIDS global epidemic.

Source CDC

Paul McCartney and Pete Best were arrested.

While in Hamburg, Germany, a misunderstood incident of Paul and Pete using fire as a light source resulted in them being arrested and deported for accusation of attempted arson. They were given 5 minutes to pack their belongings, and Pete Best had to leave his drums behind.

Rosa Parks was arrested.

OTD in 1955: Rosa Parks was arrested.
When she refused to move to the back of the bus and give her seat to a white passenger, Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama.

Lady Nancy Astor was sworn-in, which made her the first female member of British Parliament.


The Kingdom of Iceland was first established.

OTD in 1918: The Kingdom of Iceland was first established.

The Great Train Robbery, the first ever Western film, was released.


Peter I was crowned Emperor of Brazil.

Did you know that on this day, December 1st 1918, The Kingdom of Iceland was first established?