December 17, 1959 in History

Event:

"On The Beach," is 1st film to premiere on both sides of Iron Curtain





More Notable Events on December 17:
1991 NBA's most lopsided game Cleveland beats Miami 148-80
1986 U.S. Congress forms Irangate committee
1979 Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph
1953 FCC approves RCA's black and white - compatible color TV specifications
1900 New Ellis Island Immigration station completed costing $1.5 million
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