Historical Events In December - 31
Monday, 21 September 2020
1962 Katanga becomes part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on this day in history.
1964 On December - 31 donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)
1966 Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 and stays there for 7 weeks on this day in history.
1966 Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting on this day in history.
1966 Chief Nipo Strongheart, Native Amer actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75 on December - 31.
1967 On this day in history arthur Mailey, cricketer (10-66 & Aust v Gloucestershire 1921), dies
1968 On this day in history first supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
1968 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1969 Salvatore Baccaloni, opera singer/actor (Full of Life), dies at 69 on December - 31.
1970 On December - 31 congress authorizes the Eisenhower dollar coin
1970 Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve the Beatles on this day in history.
1970 Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91 on this day in history.
1971 On December - 31 peter Deuel, actor (Gidget, Love on a Rooftop), commits suicide at 31
1972 On this day in history roberto Clemente, slugger (Pitts Pirate), dies in a plane crash at 38
1974 Gold legal in US, Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin on December - 31.
1975 Donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47 on December - 31.
1976 TV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa
1977 Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado on December - 31.
1977 On December - 31 nora Marlowe, actress (Sara-Gov & JJ), dies at 62
1978 Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with the US on December - 31.
1979 Winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts on December - 31.
1980 A Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18 on this day in history.
1980 On December - 31 arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng, legendary 6-hitter), dies
1981 Lt Rawlings stages coup in Ghana on this day in history.
1981 Frantisek Chaun, composer, dies at 60 on December - 31.
1982 On December - 31 tV soap "The Doctors" ends 19 year run
1983 On December - 31 brunei gains complete independence from Britain
1983 Bill Hunt, cricketer (Test for Aust, out 0, took 0-25 & 0-14), dies on this day in history.
1984 On December - 31 nYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH
1984 On this day in history rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th PM succeeds his mom, Indira
1985 King Hussein of Jordan and President Assid hold talks on this day in history.
1985 Alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97