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 This day in History - December 17
387 Historic Events for December 17
1953

FCC approves RCA's black and white-compatible color TV specifications

Event
1953

Barry Livingston, LA Calif, actor (Ernie-My 3 Sons)

Birth
1953

Ikue Ile Mori, rocker

Birth
1953

Mark Gane, Toronto Canada, rocker (M+M)

Birth
1953

Dmitri Shostakovitch' 10th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad

Event
1954

WEAU TV channel 13 in Eau Claire, WI (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1954

1st fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary, Indiana)

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1954

Bill Pullman, actor (Sommersby, League of their Own, Independence Day)

Birth
1956

Eddie Acuff, actor (Guns of Pecos), dies at 48

Death
1957

US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile

Event
1957

Bob Ojeda, pitcher (NY Mets)

Birth
1957

Dorothy Sayers, [Atherton Fleming], author (Whose body), dies at 64

Death
1958

Mike Mills, US pop bassist (REM-One I Love)

Birth
1959

Tammie Green, Somerset OH, LPGA golfer (1989 du Maurier Ltd Classic)

Birth
1959

"On The Beach," is 1st film to premiere on both sides of Iron Curtain

Event
1959

Albert King, actor (BB King and Friends, Blues Alive)

Birth
1959

Michelle Mackall, Washington DC, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's-32nd)

Birth
1959

1st movie opening simultaneously in major cities (On The Beach)

Event
1960

"La Plume de Ma Tante" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 835 perfs

Event
1960

"Take Me Along" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 448 performances

Event
1960

Pablo Casals' oratorio "El Pesebrio," premieres

Event
1961

Sarah Dallin, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)

Birth
1961

Venice Kong, St Mary Jamaica, playmate (September, 1985)

Birth
1961

Marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53

Death
1961

Disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil

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