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 This day in History - December 17
387 Historic Events for December 17
1927

Victoria score 793 against Queensland, Bill Ponsford 437

Event
1927

Bradman scores 118 on 1st-class cricket debut, 188 mins 8 fours

Event
1927

Richard Long, Chic Ill, actor (Prof-Nanny and the Professor)

Birth
1928

John McGraw backs NL Pres John Heydler's designated hitter idea

Event
1928

Marilyn Beck, newspaper columnist

Birth
1929

William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon)

Birth
1930

Bob Guccione, [Robert C J Edwa], US publisher (Penthouse, Omni)

Birth
1930

Julia Meade, actress/TV hostess (Spotlight Playhouse)

Birth
1930

Makoto Moroi, composer

Birth
1930

Peter Warlock, composer, dies at 36

Death
1931

Yvonne Keuls, [Bamberg], Dutch writer (Jan Rap and Co)

Birth
1932

Cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree and Ownie Carroll

Event
1933

Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81

Death
1933

Spain's 2nd Govt of Lerroux forms

Event
1933

B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay

Event
1933

Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)

Event
1933

Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet

Birth
1933

Bruce Morrison, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1963)

Birth
1933

NFL starts official stats as Bears beat Giants 23-21 in champ game

Event
1935

Cal Ripken Sr, baseball manager (Balt Orioles)

Birth
1936

Frank Martinus Arion, [F Efraim M], Antilles, writer (Double Play)

Birth
1936

Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor (« a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)

Birth
1936

Roland Sheldon, pitcher (NY Yankees)

Birth
1936

Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and dummy Charlie McCarthy, appear on TV

Event
1937

Gerard Vissering, banker/president of Dutch Bank, dies at 72

Death