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On December 8, 1949: Classic musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes opened at the Ziegfeld Theater on Broadway. “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” premiered as a part of the production, and the song itself gained worldwide fame when Marilyn Monroe sung the bit for the production’s film adaptation.
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On December 8, 1962: The 114-day newspaper strike began in New York City. At 2AM, members of the New York Typographical Union walked out from the Daily News, New York Journal American, The New York Times, and New York World Telegram & Sun.
On December 8, 1979: Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson was born on Staten Island. An indie singer-songwriter, Michaelson is best known for her singles “The Way I Am,” “Girls Chase Boys,” and “Be OK.”