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 This day in History - December 5
353 Historic Events for December 5
1984

A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell and Jose Rijo

Event
1984

Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher

Event
1984

French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia

Event
1985

Sam Shepard's "Lie of the Mind," premieres in NYC

Event
1985

Great Britain performs nuclear test

Event
1985

Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 level for 1st time

Event
1986

Carmol Taylor, country songwriter, dies at 53 of cancer

Death
1987

David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane

Event
1987

Sch”nbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)

Event
1987

"Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at 38

Death
1987

53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)

Event
1988

NC fed grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud and conspiracy

Event
1988

Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite

Event
1989

Ross Bagley, actor (Nicky-Fresh Prince Of Bel Air)

Birth
1989

John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68

Death
1989

France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph

Event
1990

Steven Shaw, dies at 25

Death
1990

Blue Jays trade F McGriff and T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar and J Carter

Event
1990

Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty

Event
1990

Salman Rushdie, author, ordered to death by Iran for blasphemy, appears in public for 1st time in 2 years

Event
1991

Jill Browne, dies at 54

Death
1991

"Catskills on Broadway" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 perfs

Event
1991

Charles Keating Jr (Lincoln Savings and Loan fraud), found guilty

Event
1991

NY Daily News files for protection under chapter 11

Event
1991

Richard Speck, mass murderer, dies a day before his 50th birthday

Death