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 This day in History - December 31
466 Historic Events for December 31
1962

Dutch leave New Guinea

Event
1962

Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo

Event
1962

Tyrone Corbin, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks)

Birth
1962

Don Diamont, actor (Brad-Young and Restless)

Birth
1963

Chicago Bears win NFL championship

Event
1963

Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)

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1963

Scott Ian, US heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-I'm the Man)

Birth
1963

Ed Simmons, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)

Birth
1963

Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir played music together for the 1st time

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1963

Albert Plesman, aviation pioneer, dies

Death
1964

Liz Masakayan, Quezon City Phil, WPVA volley (Best of Beach-3rd-1994)

Birth
1964

Winston Benjamin, cricketer (WI righty quick 1987-95)

Birth
1964

Denis Hickey, cricketer (fast bowler for Vic, SA and Glamorgan)

Birth
1964

Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN

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1964

Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)

Event
1964

Klari MacAskill, Budapest Hungary, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96)

Birth
1965

Michelle Dobek, Holyoke MA, golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-45th)

Birth
1966

Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 and stays there for 7 weeks

Event
1966

Paula Barbieri, model/girlfriend of OJ Simpson/actress (Dangerous)

Birth
1966

Pieter C A Geyl, historian (History of Dutch Race), dies

Death
1966

Chief Nipo Strongheart, Native Amer actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75

Death
1966

Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting

Event
1966

Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India v WI Calcutta, 2-92

Event
1966

Toboggan Chutes begin operation in Cleveland Metroparks

Event
1967

Arthur Mailey, cricketer (10-66 and Aust v Gloucestershire 1921), dies

Death