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December 1

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2013Richard Coughlan of the English rock band Caravan dies of complications from pneumonia at age 66.
 
1999Scientists announce that they have completed mapping the human chromosome.
 
1998Petroleum conglomerate Exxon agrees to buy rival Mobil for $73.7 billion to create the world's largest corporation.
 
1976Angola is admitted to the >United Nations.
 
1975The rock band Styx releases its Equinox album.
 
1975Italian auto racer and engineer, Ernesto Maserati, dies at age 77.
 
1973Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, dies in Tel Aviv at age 87.
 
1969The US government holds the first draft lottery since WWII, to ensure a supply of troops for the US role in Vietnam.
 
1965The Cuban Airlift begins, allowing thousands of refugees to emigrate to the US.
 
1964Malawi, Malta and Zambia are admitted to the United Nations.
 
1959Antarctica is declared a scientific preserve, to be kept free of military activity.
 
1955Rosa Parks is arrested when she refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus.
 
1942Gasoline rationing goes into effect in the US to help the Allied effort in WWII.
 
1934Stalin collaborator Sergei Kirov is assassinated in Leningrad, resulting in a massive purge.
 
1919Lady Astor is sworn in as the first female member of the British Parliament.
 
1917Boys Town, a home for wayward boys, is opened by Father Edward Flanagan near Omaha, Nebraska.
 
1913  The first drive-in automobile service station opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 

Born today:

1961  Jeremy Northam - actor

1960  Carol Alt - supermodel

1958  Charlene Tilton - actress (Dallas)

1951  Treat Williams - actor

1946  Gilbert O'Sullivan - singer

1945  Bette Midler - singer, actress

1945  John Densmore - drummer (Doors)

1944  Eric Bloom - singer (Blue Oyster Cult)

1940  Richard Pryor - comedian, actor

1939  Lee Trevino - Hall of Fame golfer

1939  Diane Lennon - singer (The Lennon Sisters)

1938  Sandy Nelson - drummer (Teen Beat)

1935  Lou Rawls - singer

1935  Woody Allen - actor, writer, director

1934  Billy Paul - singer (Me and Mrs. Jones)

1929  Dick Shawn - comedian, actor

1925  David Doyle, actor (Charlie's Angels)

1913  Mary Martin - actress, singer, mother of actor Larry Hagman

1898  Cyril Ritchard - actor

1886  Rex Stout - mystery writer (Nero Wolfe)

 

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