On this day: December 30

Published On: Dec 08 2013 11:57:10 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 30 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

Rasputin is murdered, the Soviet Union is formed, California's first freeway opens, Ted Bundy escapes for the second time, George Harrison is attacked, and Saddam Hussein is executed, all on this day.

OTD December 30 - Kiss Me Kate
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1948: The Cole Porter musical "Kiss Me, Kate" opens on Broadway at the New Century Theatre. It would become Porter's biggest hit and his only show to run for more than 1,000 performances. In 1949, it became the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award.

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