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DECEMBER 17

Performing Artists
1874 Horace Goldin (Russian-American Magician, Illusionist) Horace Goldin Russian Performing Artists
1910 Sy Oliver (Michigan-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter, Composer, Bandleader) Sy Oliver Jazz African American Performing Artists
1939 Eddie Kendricks (Alabama-born African-American Popular Singer; Member of "The Temptations") Alabama Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African-American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2009 Jennifer Jones (Oklahoma-born Actress Awarded 1943 Best Actress Academy Award for Song of Bernadette) Jennifer Jones American Performing Artists Film Academy Awards National Public Radio
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1933 The Chicago Bears Defeat the New York Giants 23-21 to Win the NFL Championship at Wrigley Field Chicago Sports Figures New York Sports Figures Football NFL New York Times
1936 Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Debut on Radio Edgar Bergen Radio American Performing Artists History Channel
1959 On the Beach Opens in Theaters Film Nuclear War The Internet Movie Database
1965 The Supremes Performance Opens Houston Astrodome Houston PBS The Supremes Famous African Americans
1975 The NAACP Presents Its Annual Spingarn Medal to Baseball Player Hank Aaron Hank Aaron Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Heritage NAACP University Georgia
1989 The First Episode of 'The Simpsons' Airs as a Christmas Special The Simpsons Television Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database TV Guide
1994 In Montreal, 26-year-old Popular Singer, Céline Dion, Marries Her 51-year-old Longtime Manager René Angélil Canadian Performing Artists Popular Musicians Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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