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Monday, December 31, 2018.



Birthdays


1378 Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1550 Henri Guise [le Balafr‚], French duke/leader (Catholic League)
1668 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1720 [Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne
1724 Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer
1738 Charles Lord Cornwallis, soldier/statesman "fire when ready Gridley"
1799 Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer
1805 Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)
1815 George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872
1818 Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress
1825 Francis Trowbridge Sherman, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1826 Henry Hiles, composer
1830 Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79)
1838 Emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906)
1846 Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all)
1846 Richard Kleinmichel, composer
1855 Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet
1856 Charles A van Ophuysen, ori‰ntalist (Maleisisch Volksrecht)
1859 Max Fiedler, composer
1863 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno)
1864 Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars)
1869 Henri Matisse
1869 Henri Matisse
1869 Henri Matisse
1869 Henri Matisse, French Impressionist painter
1869 Henri Matisse
1869 Henri Matisse, French Impressionist painter
1869 Henri Matisse
1869 Henri Matisse, France, impressionist painter (Odalisque)
1870 Thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years
1874 Ernest Austin, composer
1878 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)
1880 George C Marshall, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953)
1880 George C Marshall, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953)
1880 George C Marshall, Uniontown Pa, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953)
1881 Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro chemistry)
1881 Jacob Isra‰l de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song)
1881 Max Pechstein, German "entartet" painter/graphic artist (The Bridge)
1882 Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway)
1882 David Cohen, Dutch historian/chairman (Jewish Council)
1892 Jason Robards Sr, Hillsdale Mich, actor (Acapulco)
1893 J M Blankenberg, cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa)
1893 Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist/author (Flemish Resurrection)
1894 Ernest John Moeran, British composer
1894 Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupiec], Polish/US actress (Madame Dubarry)
1896 Ronald Adam, Herefordshire England, actor (Phantom Shot)
1897 Rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart)
1899 Gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive
1899 Silvestre Revueltas, Santiago Papasquiaro M‚xico, composer (Sensemaya)
1904 Chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner)
1904 Nathan Milstein, Odessa Russia, concert violinist (Phila Orch 1942)
1905 Guy Mollet, French socialist premier (1956-57)
1905 Jule Styne, England, songwriter/composer (1954 Acad Award, 1968 Tony)
1905 Tadeusz Breza, writer
1906 Erna Bogen, Hungary, foils (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1908 Marko Rothmuller, composer
1908 Simon Wiesenthal, Polish/Austrian nazi hunter (Wiesenthal Center)
1910 Dick Kollmar, Rigewood NJ, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What)
1910 Roy Rowland, film director
1914 Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show)
1916 Suzy Delair, Paris France, actress (Utopia, White Paws)
1921 Rocky Graziano, NYC, boxer (MW champ)/actor (Miami Undercover)[or 6/7]
1922 Joan McCracken, Phila Pa, actress (Claudie Story of a Marriage)
1922 Rex Allen, Wilcox Az, cowboy singer (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor)
1924 Victoria Draves, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1948)
1927 Dieter Noll, writer
1928 Hugh McElhenny, NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit)
1928 Ross Barbour, Columbus Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
1928 Veijo Meri, writer
1929 Mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess (Open the Village)
1929 Peter Barker Howard, cricketer
1929 Peter May, cricketer (dashing English batsman of 50's)
1929 Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian
1930 Odetta
1930 Odetta
1930 Odetta
1930 Odetta
1930 Odetta
1930 Ala Odetta, [Odetta Holmes], Birmingham, folk singer/actress
1930 Odetta, [Holmes], Birmingham Ala, folk singer (Sanctuary)
1931 Bob Shaw, UK, sci-fi author (Orbitsville, Ragged Astronauts, Vertigo)
1932 George Schlatter, TV producer (Laugh-in)
1935 Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25)
1935 Rolf Haufs, writer
1937 Anthony Hopkins
1937 Anthony Hopkins
1937 Anthony Hopkins
1937 Anthony Hopkins
1937 Anthony Hopkins
1937 Anthony Hopkins, Wales, actor (Elephant Man, QB VII, Magic, Bounty)
1937 Nicolas Born, writer
1938 Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Holland, speed skater (world champ)
1938 Henricus G Wijmans, Dutch graphic artist
1938 Rosalind Cash, Atlantic City NJ, actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right)
1939 Afaq Hussain, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner in 2 Tests 1961-64)
1939 Willye White, US long jumper (Oly-silver-56, appeared in 5 Olympics)
1940 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut
1941 Sarah Miles
1941 Sarah Miles
1941 Sarah Miles
1941 Sarah Miles
1941 Sarah Miles
1941 Milkha Singh, cricketer (bro of Kripal Singh India batsman in 4 Tests)
1941 Sarah Miles, Essex England, actress (Ryan's Hope, Big Sleep, Venom)
1942 Andy Summers, Blackpool England, rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne)
1943 Ben Kingsley
1943 John Denver
1943 Ben Kingsley
1943 John Denver
1943 Ben Kingsley
1943 John Denver
1943 Ben Kingsley
1943 John Denver
1943 Ben Kingsley
1943 John Denver
1943 Ben Kingsley, Scarborough England, actor (Gandhi, Betrayal, Maurice)
1943 John Denver, NM, singer (Rocky Mt High), thank God he's a country boy
1943 Pete Qualfe, rocker
1944 Taylor Hackford, director (Devil's Advocate)
1945 Barbara Carrera
1945 Barbara Carrera
1945 Barbara Carrera
1945 Barbara Carrera
1945 Barbara Carrera
1945 Claude D Marks, Buenos Aires Argent, FALN member (FBI most wanted)
1945 Taylor Hackford, director (Idolmaker, Officer & a Gentleman)
1946 Patti Smith
1946 Patti Smith
1946 Patti Smith
1946 Patti Smith
1946 Patti Smith
1946 Barbara Carrera, Managua Nicaragua, actress (Angelica-Dallas)
1946 Diane von Frstenberg, Brussels Belgiums, fashion designer
1946 Patti Smith, Chicago Il, rock vocalist (Radio Ethiopia)
1947 Burton Cummings, rock guitarist (Guess Who-These Eyes)
1947 Tim Matheson, Calif, actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek)
1948 Donna Summer
1948 Donna Summer
1948 Donna Summer
1948 Donna Summer
1948 Donna Summer
1948 Donna Summer, Boston, singer (Love to Love You Baby, On the Radio)
1948 Joe Dallesandro, Pensicola Fla, actor (Heat, Trash, AW Frankenstein)
1948 Tony Hamilton, rocker (Aerosmith)
1948 Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)
1950 Inge Helten, German FR, sprinter (Olympic-bronze-1976)
1950 Robert Bryan Gilder, Corvallis OR, PGA golfer (1980 Canadian Open)
1951 Fermin Goytisolo, rocker (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
1951 Michael Allen Bantom, Phila, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)
1951 Tom Hamilton, Colorado Springs Co, rock bassist (Aerosmith-Dream On)
1953 James Remar, Boston, actor (48 Hours, Rent-a-Cop, Cotton Club)
1953 Jane Badler, Brooklyn NY, actress (Fine Gold, Easy Kill, V)
1956 Martin Joseph Fettman, Bkln NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 58)
1957 David Allen Ogrin, Waukegan IL, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd)
1958 Geoff Marsh, cricketer (Aust opening batsman 1985-92)
1959 Val Kilmer
1959 Val Kilmer
1959 Val Kilmer
1959 Val Kilmer
1959 Val Kilmer
1959 Bebe Neuwirth, Princeton NJ, actress (Lilith-Cheers, Damn Yankees)
1959 Paul Westerberg, singer (The Replacements)
1959 Val Kilmer, actor (Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow)
1960 Broderick Dyke, Australia, tennis star
1961 Joanna Johnson, actress (Caroline-Bold & Beautiful)
1961 Rick Aguilera, San Gabriel CA, pitcher (Minn Twins)
1962 Don Diamont, actor (Brad-Young & Restless)
1962 Tyrone Corbin, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks)
1963 Ed Simmons, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
1963 Scott Ian, US heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-I'm the Man)
1964 Denis Hickey, cricketer (fast bowler for Vic, SA & Glamorgan)
1964 Klari MacAskill, Budapest Hungary, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96)
1964 Liz Masakayan, Quezon City Phil, WPVA volley (Best of Beach-3rd-1994)
1964 Winston Benjamin, cricketer (WI righty quick 1987-95)
1965 Michelle Dobek, Holyoke MA, golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-45th)
1966 Paula Barbieri, model/girlfriend of OJ Simpson/actress (Dangerous)
1967 Brad Daluiso, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
1969 Martha Byrne, actress (Lily-As the World Turns)
1970 Bryon Russell, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
1970 Dan Howe, Kingston Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1970 Dunstan Anderson, NFL defensive end (Dolphins, NO Saints, Rhein Fire)
1970 Edwin Huizinga, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Emmen)
1970 Michel Brunet, Gatineau Quebec, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd)
1971 Brent Barry, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
1971 Erin Warren, Winchester Mass, luger (Olympics-1994)
1971 Heath Shuler, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins, NO Saints)
1972 Chris Parker, running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 Cole Ford, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders)
1972 Joseph Mulrey McIntyre, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever)
1972 Kelvin Kinney, defensive end (Washington Redskins)
1973 Curtis Myden, Calgary Alberta, 200m/400m swimmer (Oly-2 bronze-96)
1973 George Jones, running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1973 Hiroyuki Miura, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
1975 Cole Ford, kicker (Oakland Raiders)
1977 Ildiko Kecan, Miss Hungary Universe (1997)

Events


Make Up Your Mind Day
New Year's Eve
Make Up Your Mind Day
New Year's Eve
335 St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
406 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
765 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China
870 Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1492 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily
1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1600 British East India Company chartered
1600 British East India Company chartered
1600 British East India Company chartered
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam
1621 Hungarian King Bethlen G bor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty
1670 France & England sign Boyne-treaty
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope
1688 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham [OS=Dec 21]
1700 Frisia/Groningen adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 1/12/1701
1708 Great Alliance captures Bridge
1711 Duke of Marlborough fired as English army commander
1744 James Bradley announces earth's motion of nutation (wobbling).
1744 James Bradley announces earth's motion of nutation (wobbling).
1744 James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army meets with de Esk
1756 Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles
1758 British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal
1762 Mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg
1775 Battle of Qu‚bec; Americans unable to take British stronghold
1776 Rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70› a day for carpenters, 42› for tailors
1779 English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels
1781 Bank of North America, 1st US bank opens
1783 Import of African slaves banned by all of the Northern states
1805 End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism
1841 Alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons
1852 Future president & Mrs Rutherford B Hayes marry
1857 Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada
1857 Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada
1857 Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada
1859 Dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves
1861 22,990 mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in 1861, world record
1862 Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sinks off Cape Hatteras, NC
1862 Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sinks off Cape Hatteras, NC
1862 -Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River, TN (Stone River, Monfreesboro)
1862 Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1862 Pres Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to Union
1862 Skirmish at Parker Cross Roads, Tennessee
1862 Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sank off Cape Hatteras, NC
1870 J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done)
1879 Cornerstone laid for Iolani Palace (only royal palace in US).
1879 Edison gives public demonstration of his incandescent lamp.
1879 Cornerstone laid for Iolani Palace (only royal palace in US).
1879 Edison gives public demonstration of his incandescent lamp.
1879 Cornerstone laid for Iolani Palace (only royal palace in US)
1879 Cornerstone laid for Honolulu's Iolani Palace
1879 Edison gives 1st public demonstration of his incandescent lamp
1879 Gilbert/Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres in NYC
1879 Opera "Pirates of Penzance" is produced (NYC)
1890 Ellis Island opens as a US immigration depot
1890 Ellis Island opens as a US immigration depot
1890 Ellis Island (NYC) opens as a US immigration depot
1896 25th auto built in US
1897 Brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into NYC (1/1/1898)
1902 Boers & British army sign peace treaty
1906 French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia
1907 For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year
1907 G Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera
1910 US tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910
1911 Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize
1914 Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Cap Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000
1917 Dutch Social-democratic trade union NVV counts 159,450 members
1918 Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager
1920 Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG
1921 Last San Francisco firehorses retired
1923 1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester
1923 BBC begins using Big Ben chime ID
1923 H Tierney/J McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in NYC
1924 Hubble announces existence of distant galaxies
1925 14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry
1927 Ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month
1929 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri
1930 Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages
1930 US tobacco industry produced 123 billion cigarettes in 1930
1932 John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC
1934 Helen Richey becomes 1st woman to pilot an airmail transport
1935 CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party
1935 Charles Darrow patents Monopoly
1938 Dr R N Harger's "drunkometer," 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana
1938 Dutch national debt hits Ÿ3,986,629,805.70
1939 25 U boats sunk this month (81,000 ton)
1939 Dutch national debt hits Ÿ4,218,553,180.99
1940 37 U boats sunk this month (213,000 ton)
1941 Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young
1942 60 U boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)
1942 Battle in Barents Sea
1942 Potatoes rationed in Holland
1943 NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater
1944 48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah
1944 Japanese army evacuates harbor city Akyab
1945 Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services
1945 Ratification of UN Charter completed
1946 President Truman officially proclaims the end of World War II
1946 President Truman officially proclaims the end of World War II
1946 French troops leave Lebanon
1946 Pres Truman officially proclaims end of WW II
1948 Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike
1949 18 countries recognize Republic Indonesia
1950 Jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year
1951 1st battery to convert radioactive energy to electrical announced
1953 Hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan Borough president
1953 WFBC (now WYFF) TV channel 4 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (NBC) begins
1953 Willie Shoemaker shatters record, riding 485 winners in a year
1955 "Vamp" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances
1957 AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy
1958 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)
1958 Cubans dictator Batista flees
1958 International Geophyscial Year ends
1958 Willie Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4X
1961 Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion
1961 Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion
1961 "lrma La Douce" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 527 performances
1961 1st performance of Beach Boys
1961 Beach Boys play their debut gig under that name
1961 Failed coup by Syrian group in Lebanon
1961 Green Bay Packers shutout NY Giants 37-0 in NFL championship game
1961 Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion
1962 "Match Game" debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn
1962 American Basketball League announces suspension of operation
1962 Dutch leave New Guinea
1962 Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo
1962 Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cin for 10 yrs
1963 Chicago Bears win NFL championship
1963 Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)
1963 Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir played music together for the 1st time
1964 Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)
1964 Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN
1966 Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 & stays there for 7 weeks
1966 Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
1966 Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India v WI Calcutta, 2-92
1966 Toboggan Chutes begin operation in Cleveland Metroparks
1967 "Henry, Sweet Henry" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 80 perfs
1967 1st NBA game at Great Western Forum, LA Lakers beat Houston 147-118
1967 Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL championship game
1967 Packers beat Cowboys 21-17 in NFL championship game (-13ĝ F)
1968 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
1968 1st test flight of Tupolev TU 144
1968 NY Jets win AFL championship
1969 Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi
1970 Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin
1970 Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to disolve Beatles
1970 President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines
1970 Would have been start of Aust/Eng Test Cricket at MCG, washed out
1971 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 Lt Gen Robert E Cushman, Jr, USMC, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1972 39th Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma 14 beats Penn State 0
1972 Leap second day; also in 1973-79, 1987
1972 Miami Dolphins beat Pitts Steelers 21-7 in AFC championship game
1972 Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3 in NFC championship game
1973 40th Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame 24 beats Alabama 23
1973 61st Australian Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats O Parun (63 67 75 61)
1973 Johan Cruyff chosen European soccer Player of year
1974 US citizens allowed to buy & own gold for 1st time in 40 years
1974 US citizens allowed to buy & own gold for 1st time in 40 years
1974 41st Sugar Bowl: Nebraska 13 beats Florida 10
1974 Free agent pitcher Catfish Hunter signs $3M 5 year NY Yank contract
1974 Gold legal in US, Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin
1974 Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac
1974 NY Yankees sign Jim "Catfish" Hunter to 5 yrs for record $3.75 million
1974 Popular Electronics displays Altair 8800 computer
1975 42nd Sugar Bowl: Alabama 13 beats Penn State 6
1976 TV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run
1976 The Cars played their 1st gig
1977 "Bubbling Brown Sugar" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 766 perfs
1977 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 124 performances
1977 Amir Sheikh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah becomes leader of Kuwait
1977 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with Vietnam
1977 Donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa
1977 Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado
1977 WFAT (Bkln NY pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
1978 "Magic Show" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 1859 performances
1978 "Runaways" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 199 performances
1978 CIA director, Admiral Stansfield Turner retires from the Navy
1978 Iran shah names Chapour Bakhtiar premier
1978 Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with US
1979 Winterland Rock Concert Hall in SF closes after 556 concerts
1980 A Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18
1980 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
1980 Senegal president Leopold Senghor resigns
1981 CNN Headline News debuts
1981 Lt Jerry Rawlings becomes head of Ghana, suspends constitution
1981 Netherlands unemployment stands at record 475,000
1982 CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years
1982 NBC radio cancels almost all of its network daily features
1982 TV soap "Doctors" ends 19 year run
1983 Brunei gains complete independence from Britain
1983 Jos‚ Happart installed as mayor of Voeren Belgium
1983 Nigeria's National Assembly dissolves after military coup
1984 Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash
1984 NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH
1984 Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th PM succeeds his mom, Indira
1984 Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta
1984 US leaves UNESCO
1986 Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97
1986 Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound
1986 WIS-AM in Columbia SC changes call letters to WVOC (now WOMG)
1989 "Me & My Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 1420 performances
1989 "Threepenny Opera" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 perfs
1989 Actress Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever) weds Joe Petruzzi
1989 Fog Bowl: Heavy fog rolls in on Bears 20-12 victory over Eagles
1989 Jockey Kent Desormeaux sets record with 598 wins in a year
1990 Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds
1990 Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1990 United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace
1991 CPN, Communist Party of Netherland, last day of existance
1991 Daniel R McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner
1991 Dow Jones closes at record high 3168.83
1991 J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner
1991 USSR, last day of existence
1992 Target date for Europe's single market
1992 WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry
1993 Barbra Striesand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years
1993 Loveboat actress Jill Whelan (27) weds Brad St John (33)
1994 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
1994 Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
1995 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC
1995 "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 308 performances
1995 "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 340 performances
1995 "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 14 performances
1995 "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 48 perfs
1995 "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 71 performances
1995 62nd Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech beats Texas
1995 Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip
1995 Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
1997 Intel cuts price of Pentium II-233 MHz from $401 to $268
1997 Marv Levy, retires as coach of Buffalo Bills
1997 Microsoft buys Hotmail E-mail service
1997 More Swedes died than were born in 1997, 1st time since 1809
1997 Orlando Hernandez, half-brother of pitcher Livan, defects from Cuba
1997 S Afr & US surgeons separate Zambian Siamese twins joined at the head
1998 US movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year
1999 Control of the Panama Canal reverts to Panama
1999 Control of the Panama Canal reverts to Panama
1999 Control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama

That's All....

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