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 This day in History - December 9
354 Historic Events for December 9
1953

World B Free, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors)

Birth
1953

Mont Canadiens (106) and Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins

Event
1954

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj appointed honored guest of Swed Royal Music Acad

Event
1954

Herman Finkers, Dutch cabaret performer

Birth
1956

Sylvia, Kokomo Indiana, country singer (Nobody)

Birth
1956

Hans Barth, composer, dies at 59

Death
1957

Carswell Adams, sportscaster (Your Sports Special), dies

Death
1957

1st Japanese ambassador to Israel

Event
1957

Donny Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie and Marie)

Birth
1958

Robert H W Welch Jr and 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society

Event
1958

Nancy J Currie, Wilmington DE, Mjr Army/astronaut (STS 57, 70, sk: 88)

Birth
1959

Kurt Kl„ber, writer, dies

Death
1959

Walter Compton, news anchor (DuMont Evening News), dies at 47

Death
1960

1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV

Event
1960

Juan Samuel, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays)

Birth
1961

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY

Event
1961

Christiane Jolissaint, Switzerland, tennis star

Birth
1961

Ian Andrew Wright, Hamilton NZ, rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1961

Joe Lando, LA Calif, actor (Byron Sully-Dr Quinn)

Birth
1961

"From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs

Event
1961

"Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 perfs

Event
1961

SS Col Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel

Event
1961

Tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania

Event
1962

"I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway

Event
1962

Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth

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