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Notable Historical Events for December 1st

1947Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba

1973Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year

1988Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

1957Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show

1990NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96

1934Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38.

1891James Naismith creates the game of basketball

1994Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere announce they are seperating

1955Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give her seat to a white passenger

1946Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

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Notable Birthdays on December 1st

1945Bette Midler, Honolulu, Hawaii, actress and singer (Beaches, Wind Beneath my Wings)

1913Mary Martin, Weatherford Tx, actress (Peter Pan) Larry Hagman's mom

1935Woody Allen, [Allen Konigsberg], Bkln, actor (Zelig, Annie Hall)

1949Pablo Escobar Gaviria, Colombian drug baron

December 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 1st

1982Martial artist Jackie Chan (28) weds actress Lin Feng-jiao (29) in Los Angeles

1990Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King

December 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 1st

1521Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italian Pope (1513-21), dies at 45

1973David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87

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