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 This day in History - December 1
438 Historic Events for December 1
1974

Richard Jordan, linebacker (Detroit Lions)

Birth
1974

Stephen Gill Spottswood, US bishop/chairman (NAACP), dies at 77

Death
1974

Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83

Death
1975

Nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80

Death
1975

Sandra Maidana, Miss Universe-Uruguay (1996)

Birth
1975

US president Gerald Ford visits China PR

Event
1975

Alya Rohali, Miss Universe-Indonesia (1996)

Birth
1976

Angola admitted to UN

Event
1976

Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president

Event
1976

Konerak Sinthasomphone, Milwaukee Wisc, Jeffrey Dahmer's victim

Birth
1976

Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"

Event
1977

Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69

Death
1978

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1978

Test Cricket debut of Rodney Hogg, v England at the Gabba

Event
1978

Pres Carter more than doubles national park system size

Event
1980

Sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75

Death
1980

46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB)

Event
1980

Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in "Cementing Relationships"

Event
1980

US Justice Dept sues Yonkers siting racial discrimination

Event
1981

Yugoslavic DC-9 crashes into mountain at Corsica, 174 killed

Event
1981

180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain

Event
1982

Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday

Death
1982

Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as pres of M‚xico

Event
1982

Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart

Event
1982

Michael Jackson releases "Thriller"

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