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 This day in History - December 14
377 Historic Events for December 14
1980

Nancy Lopez/Curtis Strange wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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1980

New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat NY Jets 21-20

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1980

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1981

Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)

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1982

Marcel Dionne, LA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals

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1983

"Peg" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 5 performances

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1984

Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet (Historia del coraz¢n), dies at 86

Death
1984

Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football

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1985

Roger Maris, HR hitter (61 in 61, NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 51

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1985

Stanley G[rauman] Weinbaum, US, sci-fi author (Red Peri), dies at 85

Death
1985

US Foreign Minister George Shultz arrives in West Berlin

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1986

Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, Calif on 1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around world

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1987

Paul Clinton Sundberg, actor (Belle of NY, Easter Parade), dies

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1987

Allan Border scores 205 v NZ to become Australia's top rungetter

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1987

Chrysler pleads no contest to selling driven vehicles as new

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1988

Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures

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1988

CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights

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1988

US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)

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1988

NBA's Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses

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1989

Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Cow Town, Range Rider), dies at 70

Death
1989

Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68

Death
1989

Lee Van Cleef, actor (Good Bad and Ugly, Sabata), dies at 64

Death
1990

Johannes von Thurn und Taxis, prince in Germany, dies at 64

Death
1990

F Drrenmatt, writer, dies at 69

Death
1990

Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe," premieres in London

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