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Friday, December 14, 2018.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1950 - "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 perfs
  • 1950 - UN Gen Assembly establishes High Comm for Refugees (Nobel 1954)
  • 1950 - Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
  • 1952 - KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1952 - R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta
  • 1952 - Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die
  • 1953 - Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • 1954 - WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 - Dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar
  • 1955 - Tappan Zee Bridge in NY opens to traffic
  • 1956 - Paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO
  • 1957 - "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 perfs
  • 1957 - "Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1959 - Archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus
  • 1959 - J B Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513m
  • 1960 - Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie
  • 1960 - Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) forms
  • 1960 - Washington Senators joins American League
  • 1961 - Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record
  • 1962 - Mariner 2 makes 1st US fly-by of another planet (Venus)
  • 1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 - Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • 1964 - Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene"
  • 1965 - "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1967 - DNA created in a test tube
  • 1969 - "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
  • 1969 - Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta
  • 1969 - Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
  • 1971 - Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
  • 1971 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1972 - Eugene Cernan & Harrison Schmitt leave the Moon
  • 1972 - Willy Brandt re-elected West German chancellor