THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD -

To­day is Satur­day, Dec. 31, the 366th and fi­nal day of 2016.

IN THE NA­TION

1904: Base­ball player Roberto Cle­mente, 38, was killed when a plane he had char­tered and was trav­el­ing on to bring re­lief sup­plies to earth­quake-dev­as­tated Nicaragua crashed after take­off from Puerto Rico.

1986: 97 peo­ple were killed when fire broke out in the Dupont Plaza Ho­tel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

IN THE WORLD

2006: The death toll for Amer­i­cans killed in the Iraq war reached 3,000.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Ac­tor Sir An­thony Hop­kins is 79. Mu­si­cian Andy Sum­mers is 74. Ac­tor Sir Ben Kings­ley is 73. Ac­tor Tim Mathe­son is 69. Pop singer Bur­ton Cum­mings is 69. Ac­tor James Re­mar is 63. Ac­tress Bebe Neuwirth is 58. Ac­tor Val Kilmer is 57. Singer Paul Wester­berg is 57. Mu­si­cian Scott Ian (An­thrax) is 53. Ac­tress Gong Li is 51. Au­thor Ni­cholas Sparks is 51. Rap­per PSY (Park Jae-sang) is 39. Olympic gold medal gym­nast Gabby Dou­glas is 21. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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