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 This day in History - December 12
413 Historic Events for December 12
1947

United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL

Event
1947

Ralph Scala, rocker

Birth
1948

Ray Jackson, rocker

Birth
1949

Ricardo Lu¡s Carreras, NYC, bantamweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)

Birth
1949

AL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball

Event
1950

Billy Smith, Ontario, NHL goaltender (NY Islanders)

Birth
1950

Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus and high school rule

Event
1950

16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)

Event
1951

Steven Alan Hawley, Ottawa Ks, PhD/ast (STS 41-D, 61-C, 31, 82)

Birth
1951

Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement

Event
1951

Caren Kaye, NYC, actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties)

Birth
1952

Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team

Event
1952

Ajit De Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan lefty spinner in four Tests 1982)

Birth
1952

Cathy Rigby McCoy, Los Alamitos Calif, gymnist (Olympic-4th-1968)

Birth
1952

Neil Peart, rocker (Rush)

Birth
1952

Sarah Douglas, England, actress (Conan, Superman II, Falcon Crest)

Birth
1953

Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane

Event
1953

Bruce Kulick, guitarist/singer (KISS)

Birth
1955

Lenore Rittenhouse, Honolulu HI, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank)

Birth
1955

1st prototype of hovercraft patented by Brit eng Christoper Cockerell

Event
1956

Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83

Death
1956

Sondra Theodore, San Bernadino Cal, playmate (July, 1977)

Birth
1956

Ana Alicia Ortiz, Mexico City, actress (Melissa-Falcon Crest)

Birth
1957

US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)

Event
1957

Robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35

Death