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 This day in History - December 2
363 Historic Events for December 2
1973

62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)

Event
1973

Kevin Feighery, NFL/WLAF punter (NY Giants, Panthers, Galaxy)

Birth
1974

Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs

Event
1974

Giant Baba beats Jack Brisco in Kagoshimi, to become NWA champ

Event
1974

Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days

Event
1974

Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer, dies at 72

Death
1975

Mark Kotsay, Whittier CA, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)

Birth
1975

Brett Lindros, London, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

Birth
1975

7 South Moluccans hijack train at Wijster Drente, 3 killed

Event
1975

Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)

Event
1975

Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, republic forms

Event
1975

G S Chappell gets ton in each inn of 1st Test Cricket as capt v WI

Event
1976

Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pitts Pirates), dies at 59

Death
1976

William Tannen, actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), dies at 65

Death
1976

Jennifer Robinson, Barrie Ontario, (1996 Canadian Champ)

Birth
1978

Chanting "Allah is great," anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran

Event
1978

Streisand and Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," goes #1

Event
1978

Neil Diamond and Barbra Striesand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1

Event
1979

Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72

Death
1979

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1979

Foots Walker becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score a triple-double

Event
1979

Crowds attack US embassy at Tripoli Libya

Event
1980

4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador

Event
1981

Wallace K[irkman] Harrison, US architect (UN), dies at 86

Death
1981

Nicolaas "Cola" Debrot, gov of Dutch Antilles (1962-70), dies at 79

Death