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Notable Historical Events for December 30th

2008NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Denver Broncos

1964Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," premieres in NYC

1939Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century

1918John E Hoover decides to be called J. Edgar Hoover

1981Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season

1966The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released

1987Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe

1939"Of Mice and Men", starring Burgess Meredith as George Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, is released

1988North subpoenas Reagan & Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial

1941Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament

December 30th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 30th

1945Davy Jones, Manchester England, singer (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville), (d. 2012)

1865Rudyard Kipling, Bombay, author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), (d. 1936)

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Notable Weddings on December 30th

1918Gangster Al Capone (19) marries Mae Josephine Coughlin, mother of his child

1879Composer John Philip Sousa (25) weds Jane van Middlesworth Bellis

1857Confederate Army John Singleton Mosby (24) weds Pauline Clarke in Nashville

1916MLB player Honus Wagner (42) weds Bessie Baine Smith (26) at St John's Church in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

1896Filippino Nationalist Jose Rizal (35) weds girlfriend Josephine Bracken (20) before his execution in Fort Santiago, Manila

1975Director Martin Scorsese (33) weds teacher and author Julia Cameron (27) in Libertyville, Illinois

1852Future US President Rutherford B. Hayes (30) weds teetotaler and abolitionist Lucy Webb (21)

1998NBA player Clyde Drexler (36) weds attorney Gaynell Floyd

December 30th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 30th

1896Jose Protacio Rizal, Filippino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') is executed by firing squad at 35

2006Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69

1970Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), dies at 38

1967Vincent Massey, Governor General of Canada, dies at 80

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