12/01/2022
This Day In History
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1910 – Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs.

1919 – Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day and 48-hour week.

1927 – George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin’s musical “Funny Face”, starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele Astaire, opens at the new Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs 244 performances.

1934 – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” 1st heard on Eddie Cantor’s show.

1936 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Pinehurst CC: Denny Shute wins first of his consecutive PGA titles, defeating Jimmy Thomson, 3 & 2.

1943 – FDR, Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan.

1954 – Humane Society (US) forms in Washington, D.C.

1955 – RCA Records make its best investment paying $35,000 to Sun Records for Elvis Presley’s contract.

1957 – Simon & Garfunkel appear on “American Bandstand” as “Tom & Jerry”

1961 – St. Louis Hawk Bob Petit sets NBA record, hitting 19 or 19 free throws.

1963 – US President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in an open-topped motorcade in Dallas, Texas.

1970 – 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins.

1977 – Regular Concorde passenger service between NYC and Europe begins.

1985 – Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens.

1989 – MLB center fielder Kirby Puckett signs record $3,000,000 per year contract with Minnesota Twins.

1996 – O.J. Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is “absolutely not true”

1999 – Fortune Magazine names General Electric CEO Jack Welch ‘Manager of the Century’

2005 – Ted Koppel retires from late night television news program :“Nightline with Ted Koppel”, after 25 years with the show, 41 Emmy Awards, and 42 years with ABC.

2015 – Kyle Busch driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

2016 – US President Barack Obama posthumously awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to pioneering computer scientist and Navy Admiral Grace Hopper.

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