Video: 'Receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature'
(Tuesday, December 10, 1974, during the Cold War) — Exiled Soviet writer Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn took possession today of the Nobel Prize for Literature that he was unable to claim when it was awarded to him in 1970.
Video: 'Ringo Starr's tonsils (1964)' (Dec. 10, 1964, at 1:59)
(Thursday, December 10, 1964) — Ringo Starr’s 10-day stay at London’s University College Hospital came to an end today. The Beatles’ drummer was admitted Dec. 1, 1964, to have his tonsils removed the following day.
Video: 'Martin Luther King Jr. Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech'
(Thursday, December 10, 1964) — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today on behalf of the civil rights movement and “all men who love peace and brotherhood.”
The Baptist minister, in a ceremony at Oslo University, said the award came “at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States are engaged in a creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice.”