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 This day in History - December 21
361 Historic Events for December 21
1949

Dutch 1st Chamber accept soeveregnty of Indonesia

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1950

Cole Porter's musical "Out of this World," premieres in NYC

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1950

"Out of This World" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 157 perfs

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1951

Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement

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1952

Dennis Boutsikaris, Newark NJ, actor (Batteries Not Included)

Birth
1952

WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1952

Broadway Tunnel opens in SF

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1952

Steve Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1972)

Birth
1953

Tina Brown, journalist (New Yorker)

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1953

Betty Wright, US gospel/singer/TV hostess (Little Miss Broadway)

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1953

Arie Luyendyk, Netherlands, Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500)

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1953

Andras Schiff, Budapest Hungary, pianist (Tchaikovsky-1974)

Birth
1953

KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting

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1954

Dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime)

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1954

Chris Evert Lloyd Mills, Ft Lauderdale, tennis pro 'Miss pokerface'

Birth
1955

Dorothy Bernard, actress (Margaret-Life With Father), dies at 65

Death
1956

Lee Roy Parnell, Abilene Texas, country singer (Oughta be a Law)

Birth
1956

Kevin Burnham, Hollis NY, 470 yachter (Olympics-8th-1992, 96)

Birth
1956

Lewis M Terman, psychologist (Genetic studies of genius), dies at 79

Death
1957

Joshua Mostel, NYC, actor (Delta House, At Ease)

Birth
1957

Ray Romano, Queens NY, actor (Ray Barone-Everybody Loves Raymond)

Birth
1957

Indonesia proclaims end to state of war

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1957

Lisa Gerritsen, LA Calif, actress (Bess-Mary Tyler Moore Show)

Birth
1957

Eric Coates, composer, dies at 71

Death
1958

H[arry] B[yron] Warner, actor (10 Commandments, New Moon), dies at 83

Death