Times Square holds its first New Year's Eve celebration, the board game Monopoly is patented, "Calvin and Hobbes" say goodbye, and the U.S. relinquishes control of the Panama Canal, all on this day.
1944: Filmmaker Taylor Hackford, best known for directing movies such as "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Against All Odds," "White Nights," "Proof of Life" and "Ray," is born in Santa Barbara, Calif. Hackford received an Academy Award for Live Action Short Film for "Teenage Father" in 1979 and was nominated for Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for 2004's "Ray." He's seen here with Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe at the December 2000 premiere of "Proof of Life."
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