Friday, December 30, 2016
History for December 30 - On-This-Day.com
Rudyard Kipling 1865 - Short-story writer, Del Shannon 1939, Michael Nesmith 1942 - Singer, musician (The Monkees), Davy Jones 1945 - Singer, musician (The Monkees)
Sean Hannity 1961 - TV host, radio show host, Tiger Woods 1975 - Golfer, LeBron James 1984 - Basketball player
1853 - The United States bought about 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.
1903 - About 600 people died when fire broke out at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, IL.
1922 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formed.
1924 - Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems.
1953 - The first color TV sets went on sale for about $1,175.
1976 - The Smothers Brothers, Tom and Dick, played their last show at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas and retired as a team from show business. Both continued as solo artists and they reunited several years later.
1978 - Ohio State University fired Woody Hayes as its football coach, one day after Hayes punched Clemson University player Charlie Bauman during the Gator Bowl. Bauman had intercepted an Ohio pass.
1980 - "The Wonderful World of Disney" was cancelled by NBC after more than 25 years on the TV. It was the longest-running series in prime-time television history.