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 This day in History - December 5
353 Historic Events for December 5
1926

Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin," debuts

Event
1926

George Savalas, Bronx NY, actor (Kojak)

Birth
1927

Rama IX, [Bhumibol Adulyadej], Mass, king of Thailand (1946- )

Birth
1928

Johannes F "Johan" Bakker Sr, actor/husband of Truus Soete, dies at 61

Death
1928

MW Miklas elected president of Austria

Event
1928

England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane

Event
1929

1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)

Event
1931

CFL Grey Cup: Mtl AAA beats Regina, 22-0 at Montreal

Event
1932

German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa

Event
1932

Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], Macon Ga, rocker (Tutty Fruity)

Birth
1933

21st Am ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition) repealed (5:32 PM EST)

Event
1933

Bernard van Beurden, Dutch composer/music educator

Birth
1934

Joan Didion, US novelist/journalist (Salvador)

Birth
1935

Frans, [MJ Fran‡ois] Erens, literary (Years Gone By), dies at 78

Death
1935

Calvin Trillin, author (New Yorker)

Birth
1935

1st coml hydroponics operation established (Montebello Calif)

Event
1935

National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)

Event
1936

Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR and Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of Soviet Union

Event
1936

24th CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-20

Event
1938

John J Cale, Oklahoma City, rock guitarist (After Midnight)

Birth
1938

Christina "Dina" Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer, dies at 54

Death
1939

Horst Bastian, writer

Birth
1939

Frederik van Rossum, composer

Birth
1940

Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60

Death
1941

David Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire

Birth