Historical Events on 31st December (Part 2)

Events 201 - 239 of 239

  • 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
  • 1992 Target date for Europe's single market
  • 1993 Barbra Striesand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years
  • 1994 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
  • 1994 Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
  • 1994 This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC-11 to UTC+13 and UTC-10 to UTC+14, respectively.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1995 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 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 performances
  • 1995 "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 71 performances
  • 1995 Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip
  • 1995 Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
  • 1995 62nd Sugar Bowl: #13 Virginia Tech beats #9 Texas, 28-10
  • 1996 63rd Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #10 Virginia Tech, 41-21
  • 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
  • 1997 27th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Kansas State beats #14 Syracuse, 35-18
  • 1998 US movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year
  • 1998 Exchange rates between the euro and legacy currencies in the Eurozone become fixed.
  • 1999 Control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1999 Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as acting President.

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 2004 The official opening of Taipei 101, the current tallest skyscraper in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 feet).
  • 2007 Bocaue Fire. Seven people injured when a fire razed several fireworks stores in the Municipality of Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines.
  • 2007 The Massive Big Dig construction project in Boston, Massachusetts ends.
  • 2014 36 die and 47 are wounded during a stampede of New Year revellers on Shanghai's Bund riverfront
  • 2014 Beji Caid Essebsi is sworn in as Tunisia's 1st ever freely elected President
  • 2014 44th Fiesta Bowl: #20 Boise State beats #10 Arizona, 38-30
  • 2014 81st Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #8 Mississippi State, 49-34
  • 2015 US law enforcement kills 1,134 in 2015, young black men 9x more likely to be victims