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 - Jeff Lynne
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1947: Rock musician, singer-songwriter and producer Jeff Lynne, best known as a member of the Electric Light Orchestra and the Traveling Wilburys, is born in Shard End, Birmingham, England.

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