Historical Events In December - 31
Monday, 03 August 2020
1962 On December - 31 katanga becomes part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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 this day in history 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 December - 31.
1968 On this day in history first supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
1968 On December - 31 carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85
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 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 Peter Deuel, actor (Gidget, Love on a Rooftop), commits suicide at 31 on December - 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 Donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47 on December - 31.
1976 On December - 31 tV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run
1977 On this day in history donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa
1977 On December - 31 ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado
1977 Nora Marlowe, actress (Sara-Gov & JJ), dies at 62 on this day in history.
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 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 TV soap "The Doctors" ends 19 year run on December - 31.
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 December - 31.
1984 NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH on this day in history.
1984 On December - 31 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 On this day in history dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97