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December 31
New Year's Eve

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999On the eve of the 21st century, Russian leader Boris Yeltsin steps down as president.
 
1998Eleven European countries merge their currencies to create a new monetary unit: the euro.
 
1997Michael Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, dies at age 39 in a skiing accident in Colorado.
 
1997Nashville pianist Floyd Cramer, who played on many Elvis Presley recordings, dies of cancer at age 64.
 
198697 people die when fire engulfs the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
 
1985Pop vocalist Ricky Nelson dies at age 45, along with six others, in an airplane crash en route to a performance in Dallas.
 
1978Microsoft's revenues exceed $1 million for the first time.
 
1974US citizens are allowed to purchase and own gold for the first time in over 40 years.
 
1955Auto maker General Motors becomes the first US company to have annual revenues of over $1 billion.
 
1947Cowboy singer Roy Rogers marries Dale Evans.
 

1946
Harry Truman DVD (SoundWorks)
 US president Harry Truman officially proclaims an end to hostilities in WWII.

 (photo credit: SoundWorks)

 

1879Inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his incandescent electric light in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
 
1862West Virginia is admitted to the US, by proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln.
 
1775  General Richard Montgomery of the Continental Army is killed when British forces repel an attack at Quebec.
 

Born today:

1972  Joe McIntyre - singer (New Kids on the Block)

1963  Scott Ian - guitarist (Anthrax)

1959  Val Kilmer - actor (The Doors)

1959  Paul Westerberg - singer

1958  Bebe Neuwirth - actress (Cheers, Frasier)

1953  James Remar - actor

1951  Barbara Carrera - actress

1951  Tom Hamilton - bassist (Aerosmith)

1948  Joe Dallesandro - actor

1948  Donna Summer - singer

1947  Burton Cummings - singer (The Guess Who)

1947  Tim Matheson - actor (Animal House)

1946  Diane Von Furstenberg - fashion designer

1944  Taylor Hackford - producer, director

1943  John Denver - singer, songwriter

1943  Pete Quaife - bassist (The Kinks)

1943  Ben Kingsley - actor (1982 Oscar® winner: Gandhi)

1942  Andy Summers - guitarist (The Police)

1941  Sarah Miles - actress

1938  Rosalind Cash - actress (The Omega Man)

1937  Anthony Hopkins - actor (1991 Oscar® winner: Silence of the Lambs)

1930  Odetta - blues-folk singer, actress

1928  Ross Barbour - singer (The Four Freshmen)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Capricorn   Capricorn    

(The Sea-Goat)

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