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 This day in History - December 31
466 Historic Events for December 31
1957

AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy

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1957

David Allen Ogrin, Waukegan IL, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd)

Birth
1958

Gustav Hermann Unger, composer, dies at 72

Death
1958

47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)

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1958

Cubans dictator Batista flees

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1958

International Geophyscial Year ends

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1958

Willie Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4X

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1958

Geoff Marsh, cricketer (Aust opening batsman 1985-92)

Birth
1959

Paul Westerberg, singer (The Replacements)

Birth
1959

Val Kilmer, actor (Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow)

Birth
1959

Bebe Neuwirth, Princeton NJ, actress (Lilith-Cheers, Damn Yankees)

Birth
1960

Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer, dies at 70

Death
1960

Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Trees die Upright), dies at 69

Death
1960

Broderick Dyke, Australia, tennis star

Birth
1961

"lrma La Douce" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 527 performances

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1961

Joanna Johnson, actress (Caroline-Bold and Beautiful)

Birth
1961

Rick Aguilera, San Gabriel CA, pitcher (Minn Twins)

Birth
1961

Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion

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1961

Green Bay Packers shutout NY Giants 37-0 in NFL championship game

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1961

Failed coup by Syrian group in Lebanon

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1961

Beach Boys play their debut gig under that name

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1961

1st performance of Beach Boys

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1962

Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cin for 10 yrs

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1962

American Basketball League announces suspension of operation

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1962

"Match Game" debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn

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