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 This day in History - December 17
387 Historic Events for December 17
1971

Tony Richardson, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)

Birth
1971

Alyson Habetz, Crowley LA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)

Birth
1971

"Diamonds are Forever" premieres in US

Event
1971

Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting

Event
1971

Cease fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir

Event
1972

Ivan Pedroso, Cuba, long jumper (Olympics-4th-92)

Birth
1972

Don Davis, linebacker (New Orleans Saints)

Birth
1972

Dewayne Washington, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)

Birth
1972

Brian Williams, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

Birth
1972

Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63

Death
1972

New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan

Event
1972

WGVC (now WUCX) TV channel 35 in Grand Rapids, MI (PBS) 1st broadcast

Event
1973

Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait

Event
1973

Patrick Hadley, composer, dies at 74

Death
1973

Charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101

Death
1974

Giovonni Ribisi, actor (Cory-My 2 Dads, New Leave it To Beaver)

Birth
1975

Napiera Danielle Groves, Miss USA-Wash DC (1997, Miss Congeniality)

Birth
1975

Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86

Death
1975

Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on Pres Ford's life

Event
1975

John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court

Event
1975

1st time NY Islanders shut-out NY Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th

Event
1975

Frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67

Death
1975

Nick Farrell, East York Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1975

Milla Jovovich, Kiev Ukraine, actress (Return to Blue Lagoon, Chaplin)

Birth
1976

Superstation WTBS in Atlanta went national

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