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Today in History: Wednesday, December 27, 2023

CBS’ version of “Les Miserables”, starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins, aired in 1978…“Knots Landing” opened its 14 season run on CBS on this day in 1979. The initial setting was the cul-de-sac at Seaview Circle, which became considerably more complicated when Donna Mills joined the cast as Sid’s (Don Murray) sister Abby in season two.

“Chicago”, based on John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah and Catherine-Zeta Jones, opened in theaters in 2002. It won six Oscars including Best Picture and Zeta-Jones for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Leonard Cohen released his debut album “Songs of Leonard Cohen” through Columbia Records in 1967.

In 1932, Radio City Music Hall was first opened by the son of the famous John Rockefeller. It is the headquarters for the Rockettes, the precision dance company.

Celebrity Birthdays
Actor John Amos (“Good Times”) is 84; actor Gerard Depardieu is 75; wrestler Chyna is 54; The “Today” show’s Savannah Guthrie is 52; actress Olivia Cook is 30; actor Timothee Chalamet in 28.