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Notable Historical Events for December 21st

1933Fox Films signs Shirley Temple, 5, to a studio contract

1936Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80

1961Gangster Joe Gallo is sentenced to 7 to 14 years in state prison for extortion

1978Police in Des Plaines Ill, arrest John Wayne Gacy for murder

1864General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia

1959Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)

1939Hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of "Referat IV B"

1919J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia

1898Scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discovers radium

1900Gerhart Hauptmann's "Michael Kramer" premieres in Berlin

December 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 21st

1117Thomas Becket, Cheapside, London, archbishop of Canterbury (1162-1170), (d. 1170)

1937Jane Fonda, NYC, actress (Barbarella, Klute), physically fit

1948Samuel L. Jackson, Washington DC, actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction)

1892Walter Hagen, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19)

December 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 21st

1762British Explorer Captain James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts

1991Actress Jane Fonda (55) weds CNN founder Ted Turner at the groom's home in north Florida

1958Actress Ingrid Bergman (43) weds producer Lars Schmidt

1989Explorer Edmund Hillary (70) weds June Mulgrew

2008Talk show host Craig Ferguson (46) weds art dealer Megan Wallace Cunningham (26) in Chester, Vermont

1947Actress Estelle Getty (24) weds Arthur Gettleman

1886Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low (26) weds William Mackay Low in Savannah, Georgia

1996Famous singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York

December 21st Weddings
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December 21st Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 21st

1937Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, dies at 80

1940F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44

December 21st Deaths
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