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 This day in History - December 24
303 Historic Events for December 24
1955

Anwar Khan, cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979)

Birth
1956

Ferdinand de Lesseps statue blown up in Port Said Egypt

Event
1956

"I Love Lucy" Christmas show airs, never put in syndication

Event
1956

Stephanie Hodge, comedian/actress (I Madman, Happily Ever After)

Birth
1957

Norma Talmadge, US actress (sign on bay), dies at 60

Death
1957

Ian Burden, S Yorks England, rock bassist (Human League-Only Human)

Birth
1960

Dutch bishops question papacy values

Event
1961

Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game

Event
1961

Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76

Death
1962

Michael Ray, rocker

Birth
1962

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Event
1963

Mary Ramsey, singer (10,000 Maniacs)

Birth
1963

Timo Jutila, Tampere FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)

Birth
1963

Greek and Turks riot in Cyprus

Event
1964

Mark Valley, Odgensvurg NY, actor (Days of Our Lives)

Birth
1964

Marcel van der Net, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)

Birth
1964

Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek

Event
1964

Elbert Shelley, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)

Birth
1964

Gary Muller, South Africa, tennis star

Birth
1965

Winston Moss, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)

Birth
1965

Nancy Reno, Elmhurst Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1965

Michael Haynes, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints, Atlanta Falcons)

Birth
1965

Erika von Heiland, Angeles City Phil, US badminton player (Oly-92,96)

Birth
1966

Deidrich Bader, Wash DC, actor (Oswald-Drew Carey Show)

Birth
1966

USAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129

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