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 This day in History - December 14
377 Historic Events for December 14
1954

Eva Mattes, Tegernsee Germany, actress (Celeste, Man Like Eva)

Birth
1954

WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1955

Dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar

Event
1955

Tappan Zee Bridge in NY opens to traffic

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1955

Jane Crafter, Perth Australia, golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams)

Birth
1956

Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein, Slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)

Birth
1956

T K Carter, LA Calif, actor (Mike-Punky Brewster, Just our Luck)

Birth
1956

Paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO

Event
1957

"Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances

Event
1957

"Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 perfs

Event
1958

Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc, Waterboys-Rainbow Warrior)

Birth
1958

Spider Tracy, English rock vocalist (The Pogues)

Birth
1958

Steven Rock-Savage, Mellville Louisiana, (LSU), actor

Birth
1958

Jan Dijksma, Dutch bassist (Weekend at Waikiki)

Birth
1959

Maria EG "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Cast Off), dies at 84

Death
1959

Archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus

Event
1959

J B Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513m

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1959

Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer

Birth
1960

Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie

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1960

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) forms

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1960

Catherine G Coleman, Charleston SC, Phd/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 73)

Birth
1960

Gregory Ratoff, actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies of leukemia at 63

Death
1960

Washington Senators joins American League

Event
1961

Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record

Event
1961

Jeff Robinson, baseball player (Det, Balt)

Birth