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 This day in History - November 12
361 Historic Events for November 12
1957

Marta Figueras-Dotti, Madrid Spain, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Open)

Birth
1957

Gail Castro, Glendale Calif, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1991, Oly-96)

Birth
1958

Bob Turley of Yankees wins Cy Young Award

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1959

White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP

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1960

Bertice Berry, talk show host (Bertice)

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1960

Coup against South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem fails

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1960

Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails at 10 cm altitude

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1960

John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies

Death
1961

Chela Quintana, Venezuela, LPGA golfer (8 time Venezuelan Amat Champ)

Birth
1961

Greg Gagne, Fall River MA, infielder (LA Dodgers)

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1961

Nadia Comaneci, [Gheorghe], Romania, gymnist (1st 10/Olymp-gold-1976)

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1962

Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer, dies at 68

Death
1962

Sid Tomack, actor (Gillis-Life of Riley, My Friend Irma), dies at 55

Death
1962

Wim Kieft, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV)

Birth
1962

Jeff Reed, Joliet IL, catcher (Colorado Rockies)

Birth
1963

Laurie Brower, Long Beach CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Lady Keystone-9th)

Birth
1963

Train crash in Japan, kills 164

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1964

Erik Howard, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets)

Birth
1964

Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH

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1964

Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg

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1964

Gerald Perry, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)

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1964

Jakob Hlasek, Czech, tennis star

Birth
1965

Ferdinand Marcos elected president of Philippines

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1965

General strike in Morocco against disappearance of Ben Barka

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1965

Mike Keim, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)

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