Historical Events on December 31 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 235 of 235

  • 1991 J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner

Music concertMusic Concert

1993 Barbra Streisand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 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.

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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 email service for $400 million and re-launches it as MSN Hotmail
  • 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 South African & 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

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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 Official opening of Taipei 101, then the tallest skyscraper in the world, 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2014 Beji Caid Essebsi is sworn in as Tunisia's 1st ever freely elected President

President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi
President of Tunisia
Beji Caid Essebsi
  • 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

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2016 Chris Ofili is appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to art

Painter Chris Ofili
Chris Ofili