On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 2006

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Canadian jockey Russell Baze becomes North American horse racing's all-time win leader when Butterfly Belle wins 4th race at Bay Meadows, San Mateo, California; 9,531 victories passes record of Laffit Pincay Jr

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (McGill University) (b. 1937)
  • Claude Jade, French actress (Stolen Kisses), dies at 58