Historical Events In December - 31
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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 December - 31.
1966 On December - 31 pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
1966 On December - 31 chief Nipo Strongheart, Native Amer actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75
1967 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (10-66 & Aust v Gloucestershire 1921), dies on December - 31.
1968 First supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144) on December - 31.
1968 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history salvatore Baccaloni, opera singer/actor (Full of Life), dies at 69
1970 On December - 31 congress authorizes the Eisenhower dollar coin
1970 On December - 31 paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve the Beatles
1970 Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91 on this day in history.
1971 On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 On this day in history donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa
1977 Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history nora Marlowe, actress (Sara-Gov & JJ), dies at 62
1978 Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with the US on this day in history.
1979 On December - 31 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 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng, legendary 6-hitter), dies on this day in history.
1981 On December - 31 lt Rawlings stages coup in Ghana
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 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 NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th PM succeeds his mom, Indira
1985 On December - 31 king Hussein of Jordan and President Assid hold talks
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 December - 31.