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 This day in History - December 1
438 Historic Events for December 1
1951

Treat Williams, Rowayton CT, actor (Flashpoint, Hair)

Birth
1951

Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5)

Birth
1951

Eric Bloom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Oyster Cult)

Birth
1951

Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds

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1951

Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd," premieres in London

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1951

17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB)

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1951

Jaco Pastorius, US jazz guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth)

Birth
1952

Victor E Orlando, Italian premier (1917-19), dies at 92

Death
1953

WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1953

Walter Alston named Dodger manager

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1953

Red Sox trade M McDermott and Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen

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1953

WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast

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1954

Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert and 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley and Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)

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1954

Bob Goen, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight)

Birth
1954

Nationalist China and US sign dike agreement

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1955

Uwe Benter, German FR, coxsman (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1955

Rosa Parks (black) arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus

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1956

"Candide" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 73 performances

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1956

Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympics marathon (2:25:00.0)

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1956

Indonesian VP Mohammed Hatta, resigns

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1956

Stuart Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face)

Birth
1956

Frank Robinson (NL) and Luis Aparicio (AL) voted Rookie of the Year

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1957

Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show

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1958

Central African Rep made autonomous member of Fr Comm (Natl Day)

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1958

Our Lady of Angels School burns, killing 92 students and 3 nuns (Chic)

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