Today in History for December 2000

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 8 of 8

10th - 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)
12th - The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
13th - The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas later going on a crime spree and killing police officer Aubrey Hawkins
13th - American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.
19th - The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
24th - The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot during the robbery.
28th - U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
30th - Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1

6th - Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

2nd - Mexican singer Thalia (29) weds co-owner of Casablanca Records Tommy Mottola (51) at St. Patrick
Tennis Player Todd MartinTennis Player Todd Martin (16th) 16th - Tennis player Todd Martin (30) weds Amy Martin in New Jersey
22nd - Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland
31st - Actress Kate Hudson (21) weds Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (34) in Aspen, Colorado

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 27 of 27

3rd - Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (b. 1917)
3rd - Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
6th - Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (b. 1920)
7th - Vladimir Gotovac, Croatian poet and politician (b. 1930)
10th - Marie Windsor, American film actress (b. 1919)
11th - Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
11th - David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
12th - George Montgomery, American actor (b. 1916)
18th - Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)
18th - Randolph Apperson Hearst, son of W. Randolph Hearst and father of Patty (b. 1915)
18th - Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)
19th - Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
19th - Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
19th - John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921)
19th - Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
20th - Mirza Ghulam Hafiz, Bangladesh statesman, politician, and philanthropist (b. 1920)
23rd - Billy Barty, American actor (b. 1924)
23rd - Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)
23rd - Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)
24th - John Cooper, English race car designer (b. 1923)
24th - Nick Massi, American singer (The Four Seasons) (b. 1935)
25th - Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1939
25th - Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (b. 1908)
26th - Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
30th - Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (b. 1909)
31st - Alan Cranston, American politician (b. 1914)
31st - José Greco, Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)

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