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On this day: December 30

Published On: Dec 08 2013 11:57:10 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 30 2013 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 - Tiger Woods
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1975: Professional golfer Tiger Woods, one of the most successful golfers of all time, is born Eldrick Tont Woods in Cypress, Calif. Woods first reached the No. 1 position in the world rankings in June 1997, and held top spot for most of the 2000s. He is second all time in PGA Tour victories behind only Sam Snead and has won a total of 14 majors, including The Masters and the PGA Championship four times each and the U.S. Open and The Open Championship three times each.

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