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 This day in History - December 27
319 Historic Events for December 27
1941

Leslie Maguire, rocker (Gerry and Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersey)

Birth
1941

Japan bombs Manila even though it was declared an "open city"

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1941

Siberia: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 7th Symphony

Event
1941

Michael Pinder, rocker (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)

Birth
1942

1st Japanese women camp (Ambarawa) goes into use

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1942

NFL Pro Bowl: NFL All-Stars beats Washington 17-14

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1943

Montgomery discusses Overlord with Eisenhower and Bedell Smith

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1943

German warship "Scharnhorst" sinks in Barents Sea

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1943

Cokie Roberts, newscaster (ABC-TV)

Birth
1943

France transfers most of her powers in Lebanon to Lebanese govt

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1943

Dave Rowberry, Newcastle, rocker (Animals)

Birth
1944

Mick Jones, rock guitarist (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love is)

Birth
1944

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, composer, dies at 77

Death
1944

Greece: British premier Churchill flies back to London

Event
1944

Tracy Nelson, Madison Wisc, singer/actress (Square Pegs)

Birth
1945

Arthur Laurent's "Home of the Brave," premieres in NYC

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1945

International Monetary Fund established-World Bank founded

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1946

Janet Street-Porter, British TV personality (Youth)

Birth
1947

Peter Criss, rocker (Kiss-Beth)

Birth
1947

1st "Howdy Doody Show," (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC

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1948

G‚rard Depardieu, France, actor (Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, Danton)

Birth
1948

Larry Byrom, rocker (Steppenwolf-Hour of the World)

Birth
1948

Tovah Feldshuh, NYC, actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky)

Birth
1949

United States of Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands

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1949

Queen Juliana (Netherlands) grants sovereignty to Indonesia

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