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DECEMBER 31

1959 Ben Jones (Missouri-born Hall of Fame Race Horse Trainer) Missouri Sports Figures Horse Racing Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1972 Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rican Hall of Fame Baseball Player; Died in a Plane Crash Attempting to Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Nicaragua) Nicaragua Roberto Clemente Baseball Hall of Fame Air Disasters Latin-American Sports Figures History Channel New York Times
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1964 England's Donald Campbell Breaks the World Water Speed Record Donald Campbell Speedboat Racing BBC
1967 With a Temperature of -14 F in Green Bay, the Packers Defeat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 to Win the NFL Championship Green Bay, Wisconsin Dallas, Texas Football NFL Temperature New York Times Wisconsin Historical Society
1972 Hall of Fame Baseball Player Roberto Clemente Dies in a Plane Crash Attempting to Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Nicaragua Nicaragua Roberto Clemente Baseball Hall of Fame Air Disasters Death Latin-American Sports Figures History Channel New York Times
1987 The Last Bluebonnet Bowl Is Played in the Houston Astrodome Houston, Texas Football Houston Astrodome Texas State Historical Association

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