Historical Events In December - 31
Friday, 14 May 2021
1962 On this day in history katanga becomes part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
1964 Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph) on December - 31.
1966 Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 and stays there for 7 weeks on this day in history.
1966 On December - 31 pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
1966 Chief Nipo Strongheart, Native Amer actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1967 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (10-66 & Aust v Gloucestershire 1921), dies on this day in history.
1968 On December - 31 first supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
1968 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85 on December - 31.
1969 On December - 31 salvatore Baccaloni, opera singer/actor (Full of Life), dies at 69
1970 Congress authorizes the Eisenhower dollar coin on December - 31.
1970 On December - 31 paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve the Beatles
1970 On this day in history cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91
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 On December - 31 gold legal in US, Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin
1975 On December - 31 donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47
1976 On this day in history tV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run
1977 Donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa on December - 31.
1977 On this day in history ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado
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 this day in history.
1980 On this day in history a Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18
1980 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng, legendary 6-hitter), dies on this day in history.
1981 Lt Rawlings stages coup in Ghana on this day in history.
1981 On December - 31 frantisek Chaun, composer, dies at 60
1982 TV soap "The Doctors" ends 19 year run on this day in history.
1983 On December - 31 brunei gains complete independence from Britain
1983 On this day in history bill Hunt, cricketer (Test for Aust, out 0, took 0-25 & 0-14), dies
1984 NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH on this day in history.
1984 Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th PM succeeds his mom, Indira on December - 31.
1985 King Hussein of Jordan and President Assid hold talks on December - 31.
1985 On this day in history alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies
1986 Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97 on this day in history.