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 This day in History - December 21
361 Historic Events for December 21
1979

Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game

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1979

Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five and one), dies

Death
1980

Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions

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1980

Marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90

Death
1981

Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs (NCAA record)

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1983

Rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73

Death
1983

NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule

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1983

NBA Indiana Pacers end a 28 game road losing streak

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1983

"Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 669 performances

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1983

Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan

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1983

Musical "Tap Dance Kid" with H Battle premieres in NYC

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1984

USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come

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1984

Islander Kelly Hrudy's 1st shut-out win-Whalers 1-0

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1985

Alice Miller/Don January wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship

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1985

ARCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA

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1985

Heart's "Heart," album goes #1

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1986

Amy Alcott/Bob Charles wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship

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1986

75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)

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1987

Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov launched

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1987

Soyuz TM-4 launches 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir

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1987

3 white NY teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man

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1987

Robert Paige, actor (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong), dies

Death
1988

Bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], dies after short illness at 60

Death
1988

Nicholas Tinbergen, Dutch/British biologist, dies at 81

Death
1988

Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov return to earth (a year) with Chretien

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