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 This day in History - December 29
328 Historic Events for December 29
1972

Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson and Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG

Event
1972

Malcolm Seabron, NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers)

Birth
1972

Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83

Death
1973

Tomas Perez, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)

Birth
1974

James Darling, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)

Birth
1974

Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in NYC

Event
1974

Brad Hodge, cricketer (promising Victorian middle-order batsman)

Birth
1974

Tom Knight, cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)

Birth
1975

11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC

Event
1975

Kalin Olson, Hot Springs Ark, playmate (Aug 1997)

Birth
1976

Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22

Death
1977

Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in NYC

Event
1978

Spain constitution goes into effect

Event
1978

Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, v England at the MCG

Event
1978

Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian govt

Event
1979

Red Army beats NY Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum

Event
1979

Laura Larson, Miss Maine Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1980

Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A

Event
1980

Tim Hardin, US singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39

Death
1980

Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67

Death
1981

Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41

Death
1982

Sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79

Death
1982

Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica

Event
1982

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)

Event
1983

Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* v WI

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