On this day in history 17 December
1983: Peggy Lee's one-woman show "Peg" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC after 5 performances.
1986: American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock.
1989: "The Simpsons" created by Matt Groening, premieres on Fox TV as a full animated.
1995: René Préval wins the Haiti presidential elections for the Fanmi Lavalas party.
1999: Ray Bourque becomes just the 3rd player in NHL history to score 1,100 assists.
2013: Angela Merkel is elected Chancellor of Germany for a third term.
2014: Sony Pictures cancels the release of "The Interview", starring Seth Rogen.
2017: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" takes more than $450m worldwide in its opening weekend.
2017: Set of ink-brush paintings by Qi Baishi sells at auction for 931.5m yuan.
2019: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia for high treason.