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 This day in History - December 27
319 Historic Events for December 27
1950

Terry Bozzio, rock drummer (Missing Persons-Hello I Love You)

Birth
1950

Jack van Gelder, Dutch TV host

Birth
1950

Max Beckmann, German painter/graphic artist, dies at 66

Death
1951

40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)

Event
1951

William Waldorf 4th viscount Astor/English large landowner

Birth
1952

Henri G Winkelman, Dutch supreme commander army/navy 1940, dies at 76

Death
1952

Karla Bonoff, rock singer (New World, Restless Nights)

Birth
1953

Arthur Kent, newscaster [Scud Stud], (NBC-Gulf War coverage)

Birth
1953

Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game

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1953

Kevin Wright, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1979)

Birth
1954

Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint," premieres in NYC

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1954

"Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 perfs

Event
1956

Doina Melinte, Romanian running star (world record 1500 m/mile indoor)

Birth
1956

Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games

Event
1956

45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)

Event
1957

Connie Chillemi, Eglin AFB FL, golfer (1994 Standard Register-13th)

Birth
1957

James Sanford, US runner (world record 50m indoor)

Birth
1957

Alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66

Death
1958

Steffen Mensching, writer

Birth
1958

Steven Glen Jones, Artesia NM, PGA golfer (1988 ATandT Pebble Beach)

Birth
1959

Balt Colts beat NY Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game

Event
1959

Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)

Birth
1959

Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat, dies at 70

Death
1959

Mary Holland, San Diego Calif, WPVA volleyballer

Birth
1960

France performs nuclear test

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