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 This day in History - December 1
438 Historic Events for December 1
1970

Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico

Event
1970

Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies

Death
1971

Tom Robsock, NFL/WLAF guard (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)

Birth
1971

Rob Zatechka, NFL guard (NY Giants)

Birth
1971

Oscar Sturgis, WLAF DE (Frankfurt Galaxy)

Birth
1971

Galt MacDermot/John Guare's "2 gentlemen of Verona," premieres in NYC

Event
1971

John and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US

Event
1971

Arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93

Death
1971

Cubs release Ernie Banks and sign him as a coach

Event
1971

"2 Gentlemen of Verona" opens at St James Theater NYC for 613 perfs

Event
1971

People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself People's Democratic Republic of Yemen

Event
1972

Andre Royal, linebacker (Carolina Panthers)

Birth
1972

Charlie Jones, wide reciever (San Diego Chargers)

Birth
1972

Antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81

Death
1972

Wings release "Hi, Hi, Hi" in UK

Event
1973

Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champ

Event
1973

Mia Farrance, Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year

Event
1973

Eric Thomas, Chartage Texas, 400m hurdler

Birth
1973

Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic

Event
1973

Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea

Event
1973

David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87

Death
1974

Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)

Event
1974

Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died

Event
1974

LA Skid Row slasher kills 1st of 8

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