Dec. 2: Artificial Heart Transplant 1982

Dec 2, 2011 9:59pm

1982 Artificial Heart Implanted

Sixty-one-year-old Barney Clark became the first to receive a permanent  artificial heart.  The procedure was performed at the University of Utah.  Clark was too old to qualify for a human heart transplant. Clark lived for 112 days on the artificial heart.

 1988 Benazir Bhutto Becomes Prime Minister of Pakistan

Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to lead a modern Muslim nation.  She was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan on Dec. 4, 1988.

 

1992 Elie Wiesel Visits Bosnia

Elie Wiesel talked to Serbian leader Milosevic about the violence in Yugoslavia.

 Famous Birthdays

1924 Alexander Haig

1939 Harry Reid

1946 Gianni Versace

1963 Ann Patchett

1968 Lucy Liu

1981 Britney Spears

 

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