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 This day in History - December 6
367 Historic Events for December 6
1984

France performs nuclear test

Event
1984

Ruth Cummings, actress (Daybreak, Dream of Love), dies at 90

Death
1985

Burleigh Grimes, US baseball pitcher, dies at 92

Death
1985

Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer (Kukla Fran and Ollie), dies at 68

Death
1986

52nd Heisman Trophy Award: Vinny Testaverde, Miami Fla (QB)

Event
1986

Malik Oussekine, Algerian/French student, killed by police at 22

Death
1986

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Event
1987

Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec)

Event
1987

Jane Crafter/Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Event
1987

James Dobson, actor (Impulse, Jet Attack, Okinawa), dies

Death
1987

3 satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for "fun"

Event
1988

Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63

Death
1988

Roy Orbison, singer (Pretty Woman), dies of massive heart attack at 52

Death
1988

Carlos Andr‚s P‚rez re-elected president of Venezuela

Event
1988

Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Balt Orioles

Event
1988

STS-27 Atlantis lands in Calif after secret mission

Event
1988

Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

Event
1988

Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)

Event
1988

Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets v WI at the WACA but Australia lose

Event
1988

Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden

Event
1989

Sammy Fain, composer, dies at 87

Death
1989

John Paine, actor (Miracle on 34th St), dies at 77

Death
1989

Frances Beauvier, actress (Aunt Bee, Mayberry), dies at 86

Death
1989

Worst Canadian mass murder: Marc Lepine kills 14 women at U Montr‚al

Event
1989

Mafia drug kingpin bombs security force at Bogot , kills 52

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