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 - Woody Hayes
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Ohio State University

1978: Ohio State University fires head football coach Woody Hayes one day after he punched Clemson University nose guard Charlie Bauman during the Gator Bowl. Bauman had intercepted a pass by Buckeyes quarterback Art Schlichter and was run out of bounds on the Ohio State sideline. After he looked in the direction of the Ohio State bench, Hayes punched him in the throat, setting off a bench-clearing brawl. During his 28 seasons at Ohio State, Hayes' teams won five national championships and 13 Big Ten Conference titles. He also coached at Denison University and Miami University, compiling a career record of 238-72-10, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

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