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 This day in History - December 17
387 Historic Events for December 17
1945

Christopher Cazenove, England, actor (Ben-Dynasty)

Birth
1945

Ernie Hudson, Benton Harbor MI, actor (Ghostbusters, Weeds)

Birth
1946

Eugene Levy, Hamilton Canada, comedian/writer (SCTV)

Birth
1946

Albert Padmore, cricketer (WI off-spinner mid-70s)

Birth
1946

US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM

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1946

Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84

Death
1946

Bradman and Barnes complete 405 run 5th wkt stand, score 234 ea

Event
1947

Wes Studi, actor (Last of the Mohicans)

Birth
1947

Marilyn Hassett, LA Ca

Birth
1947

Simon Bates, English DJ

Birth
1947

WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1947

NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow

Event
1948

Jim Alexander, rocker

Birth
1948

Edgar Istel, composer, dies at 68

Death
1948

Jim Bonfanti, rocker (Raspberries-Go All the Way)

Birth
1949

Paul Rodgers, Engl, rocker (Bad Company-Feel Like Makin Love, Firm)

Birth
1949

"Regina" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 86 performances

Event
1949

Burma recognizes People's Republic of China

Event
1949

David Stanley Smith, composer, dies at 72

Death
1950

Carlton Barrett, Jamaicans reggae drummer (Bob Marley and Wailers)

Birth
1951

Wanda Hutchison, rocker

Birth
1951

Dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants

Event
1951

Tatyana Kazankina, USSR, middle distance runner (Olympics-gold-1976)

Birth
1952

Mickey Jones, Wash DC, rock bassist

Birth
1952

Hans Alders, Dutch minister of environment (PvdA)

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