Historical Events In December - 31
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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 this day in history.
1966 Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 and stays there for 7 weeks on December - 31.
1966 Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting on December - 31.
1966 On this day in history chief Nipo Strongheart, Native Amer actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75
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 this day in history salvatore Baccaloni, opera singer/actor (Full of Life), dies at 69
1970 Congress authorizes the Eisenhower dollar coin on this day in history.
1970 Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve the Beatles on December - 31.
1970 On December - 31 cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91
1971 Peter Deuel, actor (Gidget, Love on a Rooftop), commits suicide at 31 on this day in history.
1972 On December - 31 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 TV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run on this day in history.
1977 Donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa on this day in history.
1977 Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado on this day in history.
1977 Nora Marlowe, actress (Sara-Gov & JJ), dies at 62 on December - 31.
1978 On December - 31 taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with the US
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 December - 31.
1980 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng, legendary 6-hitter), dies on December - 31.
1981 On this day in history lt Rawlings stages coup in Ghana
1981 On this day in history frantisek Chaun, composer, dies at 60
1982 On December - 31 tV soap "The Doctors" ends 19 year run
1983 On this day in history 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 December - 31.
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 this day in history.
1985 On December - 31 alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies
1986 On this day in history dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97