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 This day in History - December 2
363 Historic Events for December 2
1956

Steven Bauer, Havana Cuba, actor (Scarface, Thief of Hearts)

Birth
1956

Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba

Event
1957

Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" reaches #1

Event
1957

1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)

Event
1957

Harrison Ford, silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73

Death
1958

24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB)

Event
1958

Vladimir Parfenovich, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1980)

Birth
1958

KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event
1958

Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg

Event
1959

Greg Barton, kayak (Olympics-2 gold-88)

Birth
1959

Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus

Event
1959

Patty Jordan, Buffalo NY, LPGA golfer (1988 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean)

Birth
1960

Rick Savage, bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)

Birth
1961

Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, and will lead Cuba to Communism

Event
1961

Wind Bell, journal of SF Zen Center, begins publishing

Event
1962

50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT]

Event
1963

1st Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km

Event
1963

ML Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts, effective in 1965

Event
1963

Sabu Sabu, actor (Jungle Book, Drums), dies of heart attack at 39

Death
1964

Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed

Event
1964

Roger BissiŠre, French painter, dies at 76

Death
1964

Chip Hale, Santa Clara CA, infielder (Minn Twins)

Birth
1964

Brian Habib, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

Birth
1964

Yolanda Henry, Houston Texas, high jumper

Birth
1965

The Rajkumar of Vizianagram, cricketer (Indian Test capt 1936), dies

Death