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 This day in History - December 31
466 Historic Events for December 31
1942

Potatoes rationed in Holland

Event
1942

Andy Summers, Blackpool England, rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne)

Birth
1943

Ben Kingsley, Scarborough England, actor (Gandhi, Betrayal, Maurice)

Birth
1943

NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater

Event
1943

Pete Qualfe, rocker

Birth
1943

John Denver, NM, singer (Rocky Mt High), thank God he's a country boy

Birth
1944

Japanese army evacuates harbor city Akyab

Event
1944

Taylor Hackford, director (Devil's Advocate)

Birth
1944

48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah

Event
1945

Claude D Marks, Buenos Aires Argent, FALN member (FBI most wanted)

Birth
1945

Donald Douglas II, dies at 40

Death
1945

Ratification of UN Charter completed

Event
1945

Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services

Event
1945

Taylor Hackford, director (Idolmaker, Officer and a Gentleman)

Birth
1946

Barbara Carrera, Managua Nicaragua, actress (Angelica-Dallas)

Birth
1946

Patti Smith, Chicago Il, rock vocalist (Radio Ethiopia)

Birth
1946

Diane von Frstenberg, Brussels Belgiums, fashion designer

Birth
1946

Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor, dies at 89

Death
1946

French troops leave Lebanon

Event
1946

Pres Truman officially proclaims end of WW II

Event
1947

Tim Matheson, Calif, actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek)

Birth
1947

Burton Cummings, rock guitarist (Guess Who-These Eyes)

Birth
1947

Franz X Ritter von Epp, German General (SW Africa), dies at 79

Death
1948

Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike

Event
1948

Malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63

Death