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Notable Historical Events for December 31st

1946Pres Harry Truman officially proclaims end of WW II

1911Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize

1943NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater

1977Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado

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

1945Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services

1958Cuban dictator Batista tells his Cabinet he is fleeing the country

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

December 31st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 31st

1880George Marshall, Uniontown Pa, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953), (d. 1959)

1491Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)

1937Anthony Hopkins, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, actor (Elephant Man, QB VII, Magic, Bounty)

1869Henri Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord, impressionist painter (Odalisque), (d. 1954)

1948Donna Summer, Boston, singer (Love to Love You Baby, On the Radio), (d. 2012)

1943John Denver, NM, American country singer (Rocky Mt High), thank God he's a country boy

December 31st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 31st

1978Best-selling author Michael Crichton (36) weds lawyer Kathleen St. Johns

1940Actress Bette Davis (32) weds New England innkeeper Arthur Farnsworth at 15,000-acre ranch in Lake Montezuma, Arizona

2004Australian pop diva Natalie Imbruglia (28) weds "Silverchair" frontman Daniel Johns (24) on a beach ceremony in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

1973MLB executive Tony La Russa (29) weds Elaine Coker

2000Actress Kate Hudson (21) weds Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (34) in Aspen, Colorado

1993Actor and host Wayne Brady (21) weds Diana Lasso in Orlando

1992MLB Outfielder David Justice (26) weds actress Halle Berry (26) in Atlanta, Georgia

1910Editor Maxwell Perkins (26) weds Louise Saunders at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in North Plainfield, New Jersey

2003"Torn" singer and actress Natalie Imbruglia (28) weds "Silverchair" singer Daniel Johns (24) at Thala Beach Lodge in Port Douglas, Australia

1955Actor Gregory Peck (39) weds philanthropist Veronique Passani (23)

December 31st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 31st

1994Woody Strode, actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante), dies at 80

1980Marshall McLuhan, Canadian cultural philosopher, dies at 69

1972Roberto Clemente, slugger (Pitts Pirate), dies in a plane crash at 38

192Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31

December 31st Deaths
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