Historical Events In December - 31
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
1962 Katanga becomes part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on this day in history.
1964 Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph) on this day in history.
1966 On this day in history monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 and stays there for 7 weeks
1966 On December - 31 pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
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 First supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144) on this day in history.
1968 On December - 31 carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85
1969 On this day in history salvatore Baccaloni, opera singer/actor (Full of Life), dies at 69
1970 On this day in history congress authorizes the Eisenhower dollar coin
1970 Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve the Beatles on December - 31.
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 Roberto Clemente, slugger (Pitts Pirate), dies in a plane crash at 38 on December - 31.
1974 On December - 31 gold legal in US, Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin
1975 Donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47 on December - 31.
1976 On December - 31 tV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run
1977 On December - 31 donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa
1977 On this day in history ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado
1977 Nora Marlowe, actress (Sara-Gov & JJ), dies at 62 on December - 31.
1978 Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with the US on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts
1980 On December - 31 a Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18
1980 On this day in history arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng, legendary 6-hitter), dies
1981 Lt Rawlings stages coup in Ghana on this day in history.
1981 On December - 31 frantisek Chaun, composer, dies at 60
1982 On this day in history tV soap "The Doctors" ends 19 year run
1983 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history king Hussein of Jordan and President Assid hold talks
1985 Alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies on this day in history.
1986 On December - 31 dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97