THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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