Video: 'Headline News - on the Death of Rick Nelson, 1985'
(Tuesday, December 31, 1985, 5:14 p.m. CST, New Year’s Eve) — Ricky Nelson, who gained childhood fame on his parents’ radio and television programs and went on to became one of rock-and-roll’s earliest teen-age idols, was killed today along with his fiancee and five other people when his DC-3 plane crashed in flames near De Kalb, Texas. Continue reading Actor, musician Ricky Nelson killed in plane crash 30 years ago this hour (Dec 31 1985)
(Saturday, December 31, 2005, New Year’s Eve) — “Don’t Forget About Us” by Mariah Carey was the #1 song on today’s Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Dec. 31, 2005, Jan. 7, 2006). It was Carey’s 17th of 18 number one hits on the chart (1990-2008).
(Saturday, December 31, 1955, New Year’s Eve) — “White Christmas” by The Drifters peaked at #80 on today’s Billboard Top 100 chart for one week.
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(Sunday, December 31, 1775, New Year’s Eve; during the — The British Battle of Quebec (1775), part of American Revolutionary War and the American Revolution) repulsed an attack by Continental Army generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold this morning at the Battle of Quebec (1775) in Quebec City, present-day Canada; Montgomery, 37, was killed.