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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 2 a.m., 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.”