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 This day in History - December 20
371 Historic Events for December 20
1963

Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners

Event
1963

Karen Moncrieff, Sacramento Calif, actress (Xtro 3, Days of Our Lives)

Birth
1963

Pam Casale, Camden NJ, tennis player (Marco Island finals 1985)

Birth
1963

Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins

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1964

Levi Eshkol forms Israeli govt

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1965

Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist, dies at 73

Death
1966

Brussels: Nuclear Planning Group established

Event
1966

NBA awards Seattle Supersonics a franchise for 1967-68 season

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1966

Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels

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1966

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1966

Tim Hauck, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)

Birth
1966

Ed de Goey, Dutch soccer goalie (Feyenoord)

Birth
1966

Chris Robinson, singer (Black Crowes)

Birth
1967

Wendy Hamilton, Detroit Mich, playmate (Dec, 1991)

Birth
1967

Duncan Kennedy, Burlington Calif, luger (Olympics-1994)

Birth
1967

Ian Anderson and Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull

Event
1967

"Graduate," starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, premieres

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1967

474,300 US soldiers in Vietnam

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1968

John Steinbeck, author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel 1940, 62), dies at 66

Death
1968

Bax Brod, composer, dies at 84

Death
1968

Max Brod, writer, dies at 84

Death
1969

Peter, Paul and Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1

Event
1969

Bobby Phills, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets)

Birth
1970

Grant Flower, cricketer (bro of Andy Zimbabwe Test opening batsman)

Birth
1970

Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's party leader

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