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On 01/01/1 - Origin of Christian Era
On 01/01/69 - Roman garrison of Mainz uprising
On 01/01/89 - Gov Lucius Antonius Saturninus of Germany becomes emperor of Rome
On 01/01/313 - Start of Roman (Pontifical) Indiction
On 01/01/379 - Basilius the Great, of Caesarea, saint (Moralia), dies
On 01/01/379 - Basilius, the Great, of Caesarea, holyman (Moralia)
On 01/01/404 - Telemachus, Roman monk, murdered
On 01/01/404 - Last gladiator competition in Rome
On 01/01/414 - King Ataulf of Narbonne marries emperor Honorius sister Galle Placidi
On 01/01/722 - Hofmeier Charles Martel flees from bishop Willibrord
On 01/01/898 - Odo, earl of Paris/king of France (888-98), dies at about 39
On 01/01/962 - Boudouin III, count of Flanders, dies
On 01/01/990 - Russia adopts Julian calendar
On 01/01/1387 - Karel de Boze, king of Navarra (1349-87), dies
On 01/01/1387 - Charles, The Angry One, king of Navarra (1349-87)
On 01/01/1430 - Jews of Sicily are no longer required to attend conversionist service
On 01/01/1431 - Alexander VI [Rodrigo Borgia], Spanish/Italian pope (1492-1503)
On 01/01/1438 - Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Hungary
On 01/01/1449 - Lorenzo de'Medici, [The Magnificent] of Florence
On 01/01/1467 - Sigismund I, the old, king of Poland
On 01/01/1481 - Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant reformer
On 01/01/1494 - Juw Dekama elected potentate of Frisia
On 01/01/1502 - Gregorius XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italy, pope (1572-85), dies
On 01/01/1502 - Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
On 01/01/1504 - King Louis XII loses last bulwark in Naples, Caeta
On 01/01/1504 - Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer
On 01/01/1515 - Jews are expelled from Laibach Austria
On 01/01/1515 - Louis XII, "the Justified" king of France (1498-1515), dies at 52
On 01/01/1515 - Fran?ois, Duke of Angoul?me succeeds Louis XII as Fran?ois I of Franc
On 01/01/1517 - Hermann Vischer, the Younger, German bronze merchant, dies
On 01/01/1520 - Franciscus Balduinus, [Francois Baudouin], lawyer
On 01/01/1557 - Jacques Cartier, French explorer (Canada), dies at 65
On 01/01/1559 - Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59), dies
On 01/01/1560 - Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey, French soldier, dies
On 01/01/1573 - Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem
On 01/01/1583 - 1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland & Flanders
On 01/01/1610 - German astronomer Simon Marius 1st discovers the Jupiter moons, but d
On 01/01/1617 - Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies
On 01/01/1618 - Bartolom? Esteban Murillo, Spain, Baroque artist [baptized]
On 01/01/1622 - Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25)
On 01/01/1622 - Isaac Sweers, Dutch Admiral/general/Civil rights activist
On 01/01/1626 - Cornelis Pieterse Hoft, Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at 68
On 01/01/1628 - Christoph Bernhard, German composer
On 01/01/1630 - Tetsugen, Zen teacher (Jodo sect converted to Obaku Zen), dies
On 01/01/1638 - Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright
On 01/01/1651 - Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland
On 01/01/1652 - Johann Krieger, composer
On 01/01/1660 - General Moncks army battles with the Tweed on way to London
On 01/01/1660 - Thomas Fairfax' New Model-army occupies York
On 01/01/1660 - 1st entry in Samuel Pepys' diary
On 01/01/1661 - Pieter Claesz, Dutch still life painter, dies at about 64
On 01/01/1672 - Jean Racine's "Bajazet," premieres in Paris
On 01/01/1673 - Regular mail delivery begins between NY & Boston
On 01/01/1675 - Don Carlos de Gurrea/Arag?n becomes Spanish land guardian of S Neth
On 01/01/1689 - Pro-James II-earl of Danby occupies York
On 01/01/1697 - Johann Pfeiffer, composer
On 01/01/1700 - Protestant West-Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calenda
On 01/01/1700 - Russia replaces Byzantines with Julian calendar
On 01/01/1701 - Great Britain & Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom
On 01/01/1701 - Pietro Sanmartini, composer, dies at 64
On 01/01/1707 - Jacob V succeeds his father Pedro II as king of Portugal
On 01/01/1709 - Johann H H B?tz, German/Dutch organ builder
On 01/01/1714 - Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)
On 01/01/1716 - William Wycherley, dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at about 75
On 01/01/1723 - Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer
On 01/01/1729 - Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]
On 01/01/1730 - Daniel Finch, 2nd earl of Nottingham, dies at 82
On 01/01/1734 - John F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples
On 01/01/1735 - Paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming)
On 01/01/1739 - J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica
On 01/01/1745 - "Mad" Anthony Wayne, general
On 01/01/1748 - Giovanni Furno, composer
On 01/01/1752 - Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy) Ross, flag maker
On 01/01/1753 - Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer, dies at 55
On 01/01/1758 - Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26
On 01/01/1764 - John Kinker, Dutch linguist/philosopher/poet (Minderjarige Zangster)
On 01/01/1766 - James III Edward, Old Pretender/king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies at 7
On 01/01/1766 - Frans E Jacobus III, Old Pretender, king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies
On 01/01/1768 - Jean-Laurent Krafft, composer, dies at 73
On 01/01/1770 - Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"
On 01/01/1772 - 1st traveller's checks issued (London)
On 01/01/1776 - Gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag
On 01/01/1777 - Micah Hawkins, composer
On 01/01/1777 - Emanuele Barbella, composer, dies at 58
On 01/01/1780 - Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer, dies at 66
On 01/01/1782 - Johann Christian Bach, German composer/Mozarts tutor, dies at 46
On 01/01/1783 - Jacobus Ensched?, Haarlems printer, dies at 39
On 01/01/1784 - Patrice F earl de N?ny, South Neth Secret Council chairman, dies at 6
On 01/01/1784 - William Beale, composer
On 01/01/1785 - "Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
On 01/01/1787 - Arthur Middleton, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 44
On 01/01/1788 - Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves
On 01/01/1788 - London's Daily Universal Registrar becomes the Times
On 01/01/1789 - Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer, dies at 65
On 01/01/1792 - Henrik A Bjerregaard, Norwegian writer/poet (Sfnner af Norge)
On 01/01/1793 - Francesco Guardi, Italian painter, dies at 80
On 01/01/1797 - Albany replaces NYC as capital of NY
On 01/01/1798 - Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
On 01/01/1800 - Dutch East Indies Company dissolves
On 01/01/1800 - Louis J M Daubenton, France, zoologist, dies at 83
On 01/01/1800 - Vaclav Horak, composer
On 01/01/1800 - Sydney Nelson, composer
On 01/01/1801 - Ireland & Great Britain (England & Scotland) form United Kingdom
On 01/01/1804 - Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)
On 01/01/1807 - Cura?ao is taken by English (until March, 1816)
On 01/01/1808 - Sierra Leone becomes a British colony
On 01/01/1808 - Congress prohibits importation of slaves
On 01/01/1808 - African Benevolent Society (education) forms
On 01/01/1809 - Holland Brigade under brig gen Chass? reaches Madrid
On 01/01/1809 - John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)
On 01/01/1814 - Field marshal Bl?cher's troops cross the Rhine at Kaub
On 01/01/1815 - Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neocriticism)
On 01/01/1816 - Fran?ois Alexander Sallantin, composer, dies at 60
On 01/01/1817 - Martin H Klaproth, Germany, chemist
On 01/01/1817 - Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium), dies at 73
On 01/01/1818 - Official reopening of the White House
On 01/01/1818 - Fedele Fenaroli, composer, dies at 87
On 01/01/1819 - Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, friend of Matthew Arnold
On 01/01/1819 - George Foster Shepley, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
On 01/01/1823 - S?ndor Pet?fi, Kikk?r?s, Hungary, poet, revolutionary (J?os Vit?z)
On 01/01/1826 - Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies
On 01/01/1827 - William Lewis "Old Tige" Cabell, Brig General (Confederate Army)
On 01/01/1827 - Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java
On 01/01/1831 - William Joseph Westbrook, composer
On 01/01/1831 - William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist journal
On 01/01/1833 - British government demands Falkland islands
On 01/01/1833 - Cura?ao census: 2,602 whites, 6,531 free people & 5,894 slaves
On 01/01/1834 - German Tolunie goes into effect
On 01/01/1838 - William Hugh Young, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
On 01/01/1838 - 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide
On 01/01/1840 - 1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC
On 01/01/1842 - 1st illustrated weekly magazine in US publishes 1st issue, NYC
On 01/01/1843 - Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer
On 01/01/1844 - 1st edition of New Rotterdam's Daily (3x per week)
On 01/01/1846 - Nikola Pasic, Serbian nationalist/premier (1891..1926)
On 01/01/1846 - Yucatan declares independence from M?xico
On 01/01/1847 - Michigan is 1st state to abolish capital punishment
On 01/01/1847 - Neth's Haarlem's Current newspaper starts publishing
On 01/01/1848 - Britain takes Mosquito Coast from Nicaragua
On 01/01/1850 - Raphael G Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist, dies at 76
On 01/01/1851 - City of Glasgow steamer inaugurates Philadelphia-Liverpool line
On 01/01/1852 - 1st US public bath opens, in NYC
On 01/01/1852 - Netherlands begins issuing postage stamps
On 01/01/1852 - National debt of Britain & Ireland is ?765,126,582
On 01/01/1853 - Hans Koessler, composer
On 01/01/1853 - 1st practical fire engine (horse-drawn) in US enters service
On 01/01/1854 - James Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)
On 01/01/1854 - Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn)
On 01/01/1858 - Canada begins using decimal currency system
On 01/01/1860 - Slavery ends of in Neth Indies
On 01/01/1861 - Porfirio Diaz conquers Mexico City
On 01/01/1861 - Pres Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful
On 01/01/1862 - Snitz Edwards, Hungary, actor (College, Phantom of the Opera)
On 01/01/1862 - 1st US income tax (3% of incomes > $600, 5% of incomes > $10,000)
On 01/01/1862 - Battle of Ft McRee, FL Battle of Port Royal, SC (Port Royal Ferry)
On 01/01/1863 - 1st homestead under the Homestead Act claimed, near Beatrice, Nebr
On 01/01/1863 - Battle of Helena, AK
On 01/01/1863 - Emancipation Proclamation (ending slavery) issued by Lincoln
On 01/01/1863 - Franz Schuberts "Missa Solemnis," premieres in Leipzig
On 01/01/1863 - Pierre de Coubertin, France, baron (revived Olympic games)
On 01/01/1863 - Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back)
On 01/01/1863 - Battle of Galveston, Texas-Confederates recapture the city
On 01/01/1864 - Alfred Stieglitz, US photographer/art dealer (Camera Work)
On 01/01/1865 - -Apr 26th] Carolinas' campaign
On 01/01/1865 - Giuseppe Ferrata, composer
On 01/01/1867 - Lew Fields, comedian (of Weber & Fields)
On 01/01/1867 - Charles Edward Montague, English author/critic (Fiery Particles)
On 01/01/1869 - Louis ?JM de la Vall?e-Poussin, Belgian indologist
On 01/01/1871 - Belgium disbands salt tax
On 01/01/1873 - Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
On 01/01/1873 - Origin of Japanese Era
On 01/01/1874 - Hugo Leichtentritt, composer
On 01/01/1874 - New York City annexes the Bronx
On 01/01/1875 - N F Druce, cricketer (5 Tests for England v Australia 1897-98)
On 01/01/1875 - Charles Rist, French economist
On 01/01/1876 - Johan C Altorf, sculptor (October 3rd monument)
On 01/01/1877 - England's Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India
On 01/01/1878 - Edwin Franko Goldman, composer
On 01/01/1878 - Fran?ois Ambrosiny, French dancer/choreograph (L'oiseau enchant
On 01/01/1879 - William Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)
On 01/01/1879 - Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)
On 01/01/1879 - Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India)
On 01/01/1879 - Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)
On 01/01/1879 - John Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig
On 01/01/1880 - Building of Panama Canal, begins
On 01/01/1880 - Shalom Asch, Poland, yiddish writer (Motke Ganev)
On 01/01/1880 - Edie Martin, London England, actress (Titfield Thunderbolt)
On 01/01/1881 - Carry van Bridges, [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva)
On 01/01/1881 - Dr John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes
On 01/01/1882 - W C Wendelaar, mayor of Alkmaar (1919-34)/Dutch MP (VVD)
On 01/01/1883 - [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, Dutch actor (3 Drops of Water)/theater director
On 01/01/1883 - Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (La Torre, Tre Croci)
On 01/01/1885 - Roland Diggle, composer
On 01/01/1886 - 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena Calif)
On 01/01/1887 - Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral/head German military intelligence
On 01/01/1887 - Johan Hendrik Koelman, portrait painter, dies at 66
On 01/01/1889 - Charles Bickford, Cambridge Mass, actor (John-The Virginian)
On 01/01/1889 - Tadeusz Jarecki, composer
On 01/01/1889 - Tom Dugan, Dublin Ireland, actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway)
On 01/01/1889 - Alexander Smallens, St Petersburg, Russia, conductor
On 01/01/1890 - Florence Lawrence, Hamilton Ont, silent screen actress (Confidence)
On 01/01/1891 - Frank Pettingell, Liverpool England, actor (Gaslight, Goose Steps Out
On 01/01/1891 - King Pakketvaart sails to Neth Indies
On 01/01/1891 - French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed
On 01/01/1892 - Miklos Radnai, composer
On 01/01/1892 - Artur Rodzinski, Spalato, Dalmatia, Poland, conductor/composer
On 01/01/1892 - Manuel Roxas y Acuna, 1st president Philippines
On 01/01/1892 - Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants
On 01/01/1893 - Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar
On 01/01/1893 - 1st US college extension courses for credit, Univ of Chicago
On 01/01/1894 - Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
On 01/01/1894 - Denmark adopts Mid-European time
On 01/01/1895 - J Edgar Hoover, Mr FBI
On 01/01/1895 - Nathaniel Shilkret, NYC, conductor
On 01/01/1895 - Norway adopts Mid-European time
On 01/01/1896 - Wilhelm R?ntgen announces his discovery of x-rays
On 01/01/1896 - Maurice Jacobson, composer
On 01/01/1896 - Yitzhak Edel, composer
On 01/01/1896 - Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japans actor/director (Jujiro, Jigoku-mon)
On 01/01/1897 - Walter Greaza, St Paul Minn, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye)
On 01/01/1897 - Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY
On 01/01/1897 - 1st football game between black colleges-Atlanta U 10, Tuskegee 0
On 01/01/1898 - Viktor Ullmann, opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)
On 01/01/1898 - George van Derton, Belgian
On 01/01/1898 - George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
On 01/01/1898 - d'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome
On 01/01/1898 - Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of SF Bay
On 01/01/1899 - Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer
On 01/01/1899 - Raymond Loucheur, composer
On 01/01/1899 - Cuba liberated from Spain by US (Natl Day) (US occupies till 1902)
On 01/01/1899 - Lev V Kuleshov, Russian director/theorist (Po Zakonu)
On 01/01/1900 - British protectorates of Northern & Southern Nigeria established
On 01/01/1900 - William Haines, Staunton VA, actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney)
On 01/01/1900 - Hubert van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF)
On 01/01/1900 - 1st date in John dos Passos' USA trilogy (The 42nd Parallel)
On 01/01/1900 - Xavier Cugat, Barcelona Spain, bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo)
On 01/01/1900 - Compulsory education in Netherlands goes into effect
On 01/01/1901 - Ignatius Donnelly, US attorney/lt-governor (Minnesota), dies at 69
On 01/01/1901 - Australia declares independence from federation of UK colonies
On 01/01/1901 - Christine WI Wittewaall van Stoetwegen, Dutch MP (CDD)
On 01/01/1902 - Buster Nupen, cricketer (1-eyed South African quick, great on matting
On 01/01/1902 - 1st Rose Bowl game (Pasadena, California) (U of Mich-49, Sanford-0)
On 01/01/1902 - Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn
On 01/01/1902 - Dimiter Nenov, composer
On 01/01/1904 - Neth Indies colony begins opium production
On 01/01/1905 - Melvin Price, (Rep-D-IL, 1945- )
On 01/01/1905 - 9 hour work day for diamond miners
On 01/01/1906 - Frank Stack, Canada, speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1932)
On 01/01/1906 - Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory
On 01/01/1906 - Joseph Miroslav Weber, composer, dies at 51
On 01/01/1907 - Erich Schmid, composer
On 01/01/1907 - Pres Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
On 01/01/1907 - Cyrill Kistler, composer, dies at 58
On 01/01/1908 - Jack Hobbs makes his Test debut at the MCG (83 & 28)
On 01/01/1908 - Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)
On 01/01/1908 - 1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square
On 01/01/1909 - D D Hindlekar, cricketer (Indian batsman & wicket-keeper 1936-46)
On 01/01/1909 - Barry Goldwater, (Sen-R-Az, 1953-65, 69- )/Pres candidate (R) 1964)
On 01/01/1909 - Dana Andrews, Collins Miss, actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura)
On 01/01/1909 - Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4)
On 01/01/1910 - Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
On 01/01/1910 - Russ Bender, actor/writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster)
On 01/01/1911 - Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Dec 27]
On 01/01/1911 - Hank Greenberg, Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tiger)
On 01/01/1911 - South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
On 01/01/1911 - Belgian Mining law introduces 9?-hour work day
On 01/01/1912 - Victor Reuther, Wheeling WV, labor leader
On 01/01/1912 - Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole
On 01/01/1912 - Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic
On 01/01/1912 - 1st running of SF's famed "Bay to Breakers" race (7.63 miles/12.3 km)
On 01/01/1913 - Eliot Janeway, financial writer (Economics of Chaos)
On 01/01/1913 - Post office begins parcel post deliveries
On 01/01/1914 - 1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
On 01/01/1914 - Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
On 01/01/1914 - Klaas ter Laan becomes Neth's 1st socialist mayor (Zaandam)
On 01/01/1915 - Lewis Bingham Keeble, town planner
On 01/01/1915 - Jews of Laibach Austria expelled
On 01/01/1915 - DW Griffith shows "Clansman" at a sneak preview
On 01/01/1915 - Fran?ois Bondy, writer
On 01/01/1916 - Earl Wrightson, Balt Md, singer (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue)
On 01/01/1916 - 1st issue of "Journal of Negro History" published
On 01/01/1916 - 1st football game in Rose Bowl (Washington State-Brown)
On 01/01/1918 - Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06)
On 01/01/1918 - Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland
On 01/01/1919 - Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orch leader (Devil's Wheel)
On 01/01/1919 - Carole Landis, Fairchild WI, actress (One Million BC, Topper Returns)
On 01/01/1919 - William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Ian of the Orcades), dies at 60
On 01/01/1919 - J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, NYC, novelist (Catcher in the Rye)
On 01/01/1919 - Belorussian SSR established
On 01/01/1920 - Roger Peacock, writer
On 01/01/1920 - Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57
On 01/01/1920 - Elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)
On 01/01/1921 - Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Algerian/French cross country (Oly-gold-1956)
On 01/01/1922 - Ernest F Hollings, (Sen-D-SC, 1966- )
On 01/01/1922 - Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
On 01/01/1923 - Chalmers Goodlin, US test pilot (XS-1)
On 01/01/1923 - Milton Jackson, US, vibraphonist (Milt of Bags)
On 01/01/1923 - Union of Socialist Soviet Republics established
On 01/01/1924 - Grossdeutsche Volksgemeinschaft/V?lkische Block replaces NSDAP
On 01/01/1925 - George Conner, NFL tackle, linebacker (Chicago Bears)
On 01/01/1925 - Valentina Cortesa, Milan Italy, actress (Kidnap Syndicate)
On 01/01/1925 - Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo
On 01/01/1926 - Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne
On 01/01/1926 - Claire Polin [Schaff], composer flautist/musicologist
On 01/01/1927 - Yuri Grigorovich, Leningrad, choreographer
On 01/01/1927 - Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
On 01/01/1927 - Communist uprising in West Java
On 01/01/1927 - Juliusz Luciuk, composer
On 01/01/1927 - Maurice B?jart, France, ballet choreographer (Rite of Spring)
On 01/01/1927 - Barbara Baxley, Stockton CA, actress (Norma Rae, Countdown)
On 01/01/1928 - Khan Mohammad, cricketer (Paki fast-med bowler, 54 wkts in 13 Tests)
On 01/01/1928 - Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (French Connection)
On 01/01/1928 - Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
On 01/01/1928 - 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
On 01/01/1929 - Holling Gustav Vapor, character on Northern Exposure
On 01/01/1929 - Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with Rose Bowl fumble recovery
On 01/01/1930 - Ty Hardin, NYC, actor (Riptide, Bronco) [or Jun 1]
On 01/01/1930 - Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
On 01/01/1930 - Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
On 01/01/1930 - Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry, premier/president (Sudan)
On 01/01/1930 - Werner Heiden, composer
On 01/01/1931 - Siddig El Nigoumi, ceramicist
On 01/01/1931 - Carel Brons, composer
On 01/01/1932 - Arnfried G D P, Dutch manufacturer (breadcrumbs)/drugs dealer
On 01/01/1932 - Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt publishes Himmler's wedding laws
On 01/01/1932 - Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as mayor of Massillon Ohio
On 01/01/1933 - Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer
On 01/01/1933 - James A Abrahamson, USAF/astronaut
On 01/01/1933 - Joe Orton, England, actor/dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears)
On 01/01/1934 - Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison
On 01/01/1934 - Jakob Wassermann, writer, dies at 60
On 01/01/1934 - Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (US bank guarantor) effective
On 01/01/1934 - International Telecommunication Union established
On 01/01/1935 - Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russia, cosmonaut
On 01/01/1935 - Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
On 01/01/1935 - Pres Mustapha Kemal Pasha names himself "Atat?rk: Father of Turkey"
On 01/01/1935 - 1st Sugar Bowl & 1st Orange Bowl
On 01/01/1935 - Associated Press inaugurates Wirephoto
On 01/01/1935 - Eastern Airlines hires Eddie Rickenbacker as GM
On 01/01/1936 - Willye B White, US jumper (Olympics-silver-1956)
On 01/01/1936 - Eve Queler, NYC, conductor
On 01/01/1936 - 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
On 01/01/1937 - Anastasio Somoza becomes president of Nicaragua
On 01/01/1937 - US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
On 01/01/1937 - Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to captain
On 01/01/1938 - Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, Queen of Netherlands (1980- )
On 01/01/1938 - Bill Emerson, (Rep-R-MO, 1981- )
On 01/01/1940 - Jack Kiefer, Columbia PA, PGA golfer (1994 Ralphs Senior Classic)
On 01/01/1940 - Laszlo Sary, composer
On 01/01/1940 - Richard Henry Orton, composer
On 01/01/1940 - Frank Langella, Bayonne NJ, actor (Dracula, Diary of a Mad Housewife)
On 01/01/1941 - Russian general Zhukov appointed chief of general staff
On 01/01/1941 - Netherlands begins taxing wages
On 01/01/1942 - Country Joe McDonald, Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
On 01/01/1942 - US & 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
On 01/01/1942 - Rose Bowl played in NC due to Japanese threat-Oregon 20, Duke 16
On 01/01/1942 - Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
On 01/01/1942 - Don Novello, [Father Guido Sarducci], Ashtabula Oh, comedian (SNL)
On 01/01/1942 - Martin Frost, (Rep-D-TX, 1971- )
On 01/01/1942 - Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35
On 01/01/1942 - George Couroupos, composer
On 01/01/1943 - Jerilyn Britz, Minneapolis MN, LPGA golfer (1979 US Women's Open)
On 01/01/1943 - Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
On 01/01/1943 - Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to lt-colonel
On 01/01/1944 - Army defeats Navy 10-7 in football "Arab Bowl," Oran, North Africa
On 01/01/1944 - Gen Clark replaces Gen Patton as commander of 7th Army
On 01/01/1944 - 1st feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, NYC
On 01/01/1944 - C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), die
On 01/01/1944 - Charlie Davis, cricketer (WI batsman in 15 Tests 1968-73)
On 01/01/1945 - Jacques Ickx, Belgium, Le Mans auto race (6-time winner)
On 01/01/1945 - Vit Nejedly, composer, dies at 33
On 01/01/1945 - German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven/Saint-Trond/Brussels
On 01/01/1945 - France joins the UN
On 01/01/1946 - Manfred Stengl, Austria, 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1960)
On 01/01/1946 - ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly/Eckert
On 01/01/1946 - Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
On 01/01/1946 - National Assembly proclaims Hungary a republic
On 01/01/1947 - Britain nationalizes its coal industry
On 01/01/1947 - Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russia, cosmonaut
On 01/01/1947 - Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer
On 01/01/1947 - Peter Lankhorst, Dutch MP (PPR)
On 01/01/1947 - Benelux agress to work related issues
On 01/01/1947 - WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, DC (MET) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1947 - Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov, Rus cosmonaut (Soyuz T-8, TM-4, STS 63)
On 01/01/1948 - Italy adopts constitution
On 01/01/1948 - Hermann K J Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Liebesmesse), dies at 6
On 01/01/1948 - Willem Louis Frederic Landre, composer, dies at 73
On 01/01/1948 - 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena Calif)]=
On 01/01/1948 - Britain nationalizes its railways
On 01/01/1948 - General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade effective
On 01/01/1948 - Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India
On 01/01/1948 - Orissa province accedes to India
On 01/01/1949 - Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63
On 01/01/1949 - KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1949 - KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1949 - Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand
On 01/01/1949 - Peter Dormer, arts writer
On 01/01/1949 - Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russia, cosmonaut
On 01/01/1950 - Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russia, cosmonaut
On 01/01/1950 - Morgan Fisher, rock keyboardist (British Lions)
On 01/01/1950 - Dutch Govt raises all wages 5%, minimally ? 5 per week
On 01/01/1950 - Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China
On 01/01/1950 - Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley, cosmonaut
On 01/01/1951 - Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines
On 01/01/1951 - Frans Kellendonk, author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)
On 01/01/1951 - Jaco Pastorius, rocker
On 01/01/1952 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
On 01/01/1953 - Kevin Hangon, composer
On 01/01/1953 - Rochelle S Abramson, violinist
On 01/01/1953 - Ludomir R?zycki, Polish composer/conductor (Casanova), dies at 68
On 01/01/1953 - Hank Williams, country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29
On 01/01/1953 - Alpha Blondy, [Seydou Kone], Ivory coast, reggae singer (Jerusalem)
On 01/01/1953 - WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
On 01/01/1953 - Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique," premieres
On 01/01/1954 - WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
On 01/01/1954 - Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
On 01/01/1954 - KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1954 - Fr David, Paris France, rocker
On 01/01/1954 - Yugoslav parliament chairman/VP Milovan Djilas criticize communism
On 01/01/1955 - WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, FL (CBS) begins
On 01/01/1955 - Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps
On 01/01/1955 - Michael James Sullivan, Gary IN, PGA golfer (1980 Southern Open)
On 01/01/1956 - KOSA TV channel 7 in Odessa, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1956 - Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt & UK
On 01/01/1956 - WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1956 - KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1956 - Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville
On 01/01/1956 - Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
On 01/01/1956 - Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-15, SK:TM-28
On 01/01/1957 - Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London
On 01/01/1957 - International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-mo year)
On 01/01/1957 - France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
On 01/01/1957 - Ruth Draper, US elocutionist, dies at 67 or 72
On 01/01/1958 - Grandmaster Flash, [Joseph Saddler], NYC, rocker (Message)
On 01/01/1958 - Ren Woods, Portland Oregon, actress (Fanta-Roots)
On 01/01/1958 - BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7h57m
On 01/01/1958 - European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
On 01/01/1958 - David Broekman, musican (Think Fast), dies at 55
On 01/01/1958 - Treaties establish European Economic Community (Common Market)
On 01/01/1958 - WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1958 - Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White
On 01/01/1959 - Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta
On 01/01/1959 - Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community
On 01/01/1959 - Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dom Rep
On 01/01/1959 - Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghanistan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)
On 01/01/1960 - Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb Snyder-As the World Turns)
On 01/01/1960 - Margaret Sullavan, actress (Back Street), overdose at 48
On 01/01/1960 - Bank of France issues new franc, worth 20?
On 01/01/1960 - US census at 179,245,000
On 01/01/1960 - Montserrat adopts constitution
On 01/01/1960 - Johnny Cash plays 1st of many free concerts behind bars
On 01/01/1960 - Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France
On 01/01/1961 - Briggs Stadium is renamed Tigers Stadium
On 01/01/1961 - Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
On 01/01/1961 - Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
On 01/01/1961 - Largest check issued, Natl Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion
On 01/01/1961 - Irv Eatman, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
On 01/01/1961 - Dashiell Hammett, author (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
On 01/01/1961 - Marcia Cross, actress (Melrose Place)
On 01/01/1962 - Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
On 01/01/1962 - Diego Mart?nez Barrio, Spanish president (1939), dies at 76
On 01/01/1962 - Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tan
On 01/01/1962 - Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
On 01/01/1962 - Ravshanbek Aliyev, Kirgiz, cosmonaut
On 01/01/1963 - Lance Smith, NFL guard (NY Giants)
On 01/01/1963 - Glenn Trimble, cricketer (son of Sam Two ODI's for Australia 1986)
On 01/01/1963 - G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank
On 01/01/1963 - WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1964 - Alf Hall, cricketer (S Afr lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies
On 01/01/1964 - Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at about 86
On 01/01/1964 - Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer, dies at 84
On 01/01/1964 - Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved
On 01/01/1964 - KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1964 - KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1964 - DeDee Pfeiffer, actress (Cybill)
On 01/01/1965 - Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
On 01/01/1965 - Gertrude Michael, actress (Caged, Cleopatra), dies at 53
On 01/01/1965 - Andrew O Valmon, Brooklyn NY, 400m runner
On 01/01/1965 - Harry Galbreath, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers)
On 01/01/1965 - Mark Dewey, US baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates)
On 01/01/1965 - International Cooperation Year begins
On 01/01/1965 - Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer, dies at 66
On 01/01/1966 - Milt coup by Col Jean-B?del Bokassa in Central African Republic
On 01/01/1966 - Mika Nieminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-br-1998
On 01/01/1966 - Rawley Valberde, Oceanside Calif, actor (Amado-Santa Barbara)
On 01/01/1966 - Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82
On 01/01/1966 - All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may b
On 01/01/1966 - Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1
On 01/01/1966 - 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
On 01/01/1967 - CRU becomes the CAFA & turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
On 01/01/1967 - Tonga revises constitution
On 01/01/1967 - St Helena adopts constitution
On 01/01/1967 - KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
On 01/01/1967 - Day's play in the Calcutta Test v W Indies cancelled by riots
On 01/01/1967 - FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
On 01/01/1967 - Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
On 01/01/1967 - WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1967 - Andy Heck, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawk, Chicago Bears)
On 01/01/1967 - Derrick Thomas, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
On 01/01/1967 - Moon Mullican, rocker, dies at 58
On 01/01/1967 - Maurice Leyland, cricketer (41 Tests for England, 2764 runs), dies
On 01/01/1968 - ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)
On 01/01/1968 - John de Visser, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
On 01/01/1968 - Sandy Beasley, Richmond BC, softball outfielder (Olympics-96)
On 01/01/1968 - Netherlands gets color TV
On 01/01/1968 - WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1968 - Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump C?sar's Palace Fountain
On 01/01/1969 - Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for
On 01/01/1969 - Reemt Pyka, Bremerhaven GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
On 01/01/1969 - Morris Chestnut, actor (Boyz N the Hood)
On 01/01/1969 - Ian Fleming, writer (James Bond), dies at 80
On 01/01/1969 - Barton Maclane, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 68
On 01/01/1970 - Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
On 01/01/1970 - Tom Sier, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
On 01/01/1970 - Vadim Glovatskiy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
On 01/01/1970 - Brian Morton, Wollongong Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
On 01/01/1970 - "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
On 01/01/1970 - Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
On 01/01/1970 - Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
On 01/01/1970 - Neth Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
On 01/01/1971 - Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
On 01/01/1971 - Beno Bryant, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/01/1971 - Kevin Lee, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
On 01/01/1971 - Kevin Mitchell, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
On 01/01/1971 - Bobby Holik, Jihlava Cze, NHL left wing (NJ Devils, Team Czech Rep)
On 01/01/1971 - Bridget Pettis, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
On 01/01/1972 - Ivan Droppa, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
On 01/01/1972 - Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91
On 01/01/1972 - Kenneth Patchen, US poet/writer (Cloth of Tempest), dies at 60
On 01/01/1972 - Barron Miles, NFL def back (Pitts Steelers)/WLAF corner (Frankfurt)
On 01/01/1972 - Maurice A Chevalier, French actor (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
On 01/01/1972 - International Book Year begins
On 01/01/1972 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
On 01/01/1972 - "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 perfs
On 01/01/1972 - "On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
On 01/01/1972 - "Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
On 01/01/1972 - KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/01/1973 - Mercury Hayes, wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/01/1973 - Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
On 01/01/1973 - Justin Armour, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
On 01/01/1973 - Fang Li, Hunan China, tennis star (1991 Futures-Bilbao-ESP)
On 01/01/1973 - Clyde Wijnhard, soccer player (Ajax, RKC)
On 01/01/1973 - 47th Australian Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Goolagong (64 75
On 01/01/1973 - West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mau
On 01/01/1974 - Johnie Church, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
On 01/01/1974 - Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
On 01/01/1974 - NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
On 01/01/1974 - World Population Year begins
On 01/01/1975 - Sweden adopts constitution
On 01/01/1975 - International Women's Year begins
On 01/01/1975 - Chris Anstey, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks)
On 01/01/1975 - Becky Kellar, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
On 01/01/1975 - Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell & Mardian convicted of Watergate crime
On 01/01/1975 - Arthur Pierson, actor/director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73
On 01/01/1976 - Venezuela nationalizes oil fields
On 01/01/1976 - NBC replaces the peacock logo
On 01/01/1976 - Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall
On 01/01/1976 - "Musical Jubilee" closes at St James Theater NYC after 92 performance
On 01/01/1977 - Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
On 01/01/1977 - Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards in the Sugar Bowl
On 01/01/1977 - Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
On 01/01/1977 - 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
On 01/01/1978 - Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
On 01/01/1978 - "Your Arm's Too Short..." closes at Lyceum NYC after 429 perfs
On 01/01/1978 - Pres Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
On 01/01/1979 - US & China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
On 01/01/1979 - Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established
On 01/01/1979 - International Year of the Child begins
On 01/01/1980 - Pietro Nenni, Italian politician (Socialists), dies at 88
On 01/01/1980 - Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70
On 01/01/1980 - International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins
On 01/01/1980 - Sweden changes order of succession to throne
On 01/01/1980 - 54th Australian Womens Tennis: Barbara Jordan beats S Walsh (63 63)
On 01/01/1980 - Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championshi
On 01/01/1980 - Chrysler UK renamed Talbot
On 01/01/1980 - Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran
On 01/01/1980 - Premier Adbou Diouf becomes president of Senegal
On 01/01/1981 - International Year for the Disabled begins
On 01/01/1981 - Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing
On 01/01/1981 - Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors
On 01/01/1981 - Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
On 01/01/1981 - Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title
On 01/01/1982 - Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland
On 01/01/1982 - MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system
On 01/01/1982 - Vladimir K Zworykin, Russ/American engineer (cathode-ray tube), dies
On 01/01/1982 - Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orl?ans), dies at 83
On 01/01/1982 - Javier P?rez de Cuellar becomes sec-gen of UN
On 01/01/1982 - 30 Something stars Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
On 01/01/1982 - Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship
On 01/01/1982 - Victor Buono, actor (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
On 01/01/1982 - TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system
On 01/01/1983 - PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
On 01/01/1983 - World Communications Year begins
On 01/01/1983 - Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title
On 01/01/1984 - Brunei becomes independent of UK
On 01/01/1984 - AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies
On 01/01/1984 - NYC transit fare rises from 75? to 90?
On 01/01/1985 - US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY)
On 01/01/1985 - Actress Judith Licht (Who's the Boss) gets married
On 01/01/1985 - VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
On 01/01/1985 - International Youth Year begins
On 01/01/1986 - Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up
On 01/01/1986 - International Peace Year begins
On 01/01/1986 - Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 t
On 01/01/1986 - Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Cura?ao
On 01/01/1986 - NYC transit fare rises from 90? to $1.00
On 01/01/1986 - Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
On 01/01/1986 - Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
On 01/01/1987 - China's rudimentary civil code in effect
On 01/01/1987 - Gustav Knuth, actor (Heidi, Rats), dies at 85
On 01/01/1987 - 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
On 01/01/1987 - International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
On 01/01/1988 - Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
On 01/01/1988 - Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
On 01/01/1988 - Leo Steiner, NY Carnegie Deli's owner, dies
On 01/01/1988 - Year of the Reader begins
On 01/01/1989 - Actress Kelly McGillis gets married
On 01/01/1989 - NYC transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
On 01/01/1989 - Year of the Young Reader begins
On 01/01/1990 - Gerhard Schr?der, West German minister of Defense, dies at 79
On 01/01/1990 - David Dinkins sworn in as 1st black mayor of NYC
On 01/01/1990 - Suzuki Sochu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/abbot of Ryutakuji, dies
On 01/01/1990 - Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82
On 01/01/1990 - Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
On 01/01/1990 - NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
On 01/01/1990 - FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over
On 01/01/1990 - Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
On 01/01/1990 - Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies
On 01/01/1991 - 5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR
On 01/01/1991 - Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
On 01/01/1991 - Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian Pres Hosi Mubarak
On 01/01/1991 - Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish author (Gnome Patjoepelke), dies at 81
On 01/01/1991 - Charles B Timmer, Dutch writer (Russia Black on White), dies at 83
On 01/01/1992 - Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies
On 01/01/1992 - Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64
On 01/01/1992 - International Space Year begins
On 01/01/1992 - Ginette Leclerc, actress (Baker's Wife), dies at 79
On 01/01/1992 - NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
On 01/01/1992 - Cura?ao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
On 01/01/1992 - Bush is 1st US pres to address Australian Parliament
On 01/01/1992 - Europe breaks down trade barriers
On 01/01/1992 - Grace Hopper, computer scientist, dies at 85
On 01/01/1992 - Hette G Abma, vicar/Dutch MP (SGP), dies
On 01/01/1992 - Mike Frankovich, US producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies
On 01/01/1993 - Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
On 01/01/1993 - 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
On 01/01/1993 - Harry Connick Jr arrested at a NY airport for gun possession
On 01/01/1993 - Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
On 01/01/1993 - Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
On 01/01/1993 - Phyllis Hill, actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 7
On 01/01/1993 - June Clayworth, actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma
On 01/01/1994 - Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13
On 01/01/1994 - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
On 01/01/1994 - Howard Stern's New Year's Eve Beauty Pageant
On 01/01/1994 - Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.83)
On 01/01/1994 - "Grand Night after Singing" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 perfs
On 01/01/1994 - Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29)
On 01/01/1994 - Jacobs Field opens with "Gateway's New Year's Eve Countdown to '94"
On 01/01/1994 - "Flying Karamzov Brothers" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 perfs
On 01/01/1994 - International Year of Family
On 01/01/1994 - Cesar Romero, US actor (Joker-Batman), dies at 86
On 01/01/1994 - Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright (Female Presidents), dies at 35
On 01/01/1995 - Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
On 01/01/1995 - "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 perfs
On 01/01/1995 - "Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
On 01/01/1995 - Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
On 01/01/1995 - Jess Stacy, US jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
On 01/01/1995 - Frederick West, Engl contractor/serial killer, commits suicide at 53
On 01/01/1995 - Eugene Wigner, physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92
On 01/01/1995 - Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
On 01/01/1995 - International Year of Tolerance
On 01/01/1995 - Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
On 01/01/1995 - for"Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC 20 performances
On 01/01/1995 - Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 for 1st wicket for Delhi
On 01/01/1995 - Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)
On 01/01/1996 - Cura?ao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
On 01/01/1996 - After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
On 01/01/1996 - Arleigh Albert Burke, British Admiral, dies at 94
On 01/01/1996 - Arthur Rudolph, rocket Engineer, dies at 89
On 01/01/1996 - Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic, dies at 55
On 01/01/1997 - Townes Van Zandt, musician, dies at 52
On 01/01/1997 - John Burgess, rugby administrator, dies at 71
On 01/01/1997 - Graham Kersey, cricket wicket keeper, dies in car crash
On 01/01/1997 - Joan Rice, actress (Payroll, Steel Key, Curtain Up), dies at 66
On 01/01/1998 - Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week
On 01/01/1998 - US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
On 01/01/1998 - Helen Wills Moody Roark, tennis ace (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92
On 01/01/1998 - All Calif bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free
On 01/01/1999 - International Year of Elderly
On 01/01/2304 - Mid-CALENDAR day
On 01/01/6000 - 1st reversible date since 11/11/1999
On 01/02/17 - Publius Ovidius Naso, Roman poet, dies
On 01/02/69 - Roman Lower Rhine army proclaims its commander, Vitellius, emperor
On 01/02/533 - John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
On 01/02/1235 - Emperor Joseph II orders Jews of Galicia Austria to adopt family name
On 01/02/1492 - Spain recaptures Granada from the Moors (Granada Day)
On 01/02/1570 - Tsar Ivan the Terrible march to Novgorod begins
On 01/02/1585 - Spain & Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville
On 01/02/1602 - Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English at Kinsdale
On 01/02/1602 - Battle at Kinsale, Ireland: English army beats Spanish
On 01/02/1642 - Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey)
On 01/02/1647 - Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676)
On 01/02/1678 - Staatsoper Hamburg opens with Theiles "Adam und Eva"
On 01/02/1699 - Osman III, sultan (Turkey)
On 01/02/1726 - Domenico Zipoli, composer, dies at 37
On 01/02/1727 - James Wolfe, commanded British Army (captured Qu?bec)
On 01/02/1728 - Louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium
On 01/02/1732 - Franz Xaver Brixi, composer
On 01/02/1740 - Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63
On 01/02/1752 - Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution (The American Village)
On 01/02/1757 - British troops occupy Calcutta India
On 01/02/1763 - John Casteret earl Granville, English premier, dies at 72
On 01/02/1776 - 1st revolutionary flag displayed
On 01/02/1776 - Austria ends interregation torture
On 01/02/1777 - Christian D Rauch, German sculptor
On 01/02/1780 - Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer, dies at 66
On 01/02/1788 - Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
On 01/02/1789 - Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer von Schavensee, composer, dies at 68
On 01/02/1790 - Joseph A Feuchtmayer (Feichtmayer), German rococo sculptor, dies
On 01/02/1790 - Mozart's opera "Cos? fan tutti" premieres, Vienna
On 01/02/1800 - Free black community of Phila petitions Congress to abolish slave
On 01/02/1801 - Johann C Lavater, Swiss vicar/philosopher, dies at 59
On 01/02/1803 - Ignaz Franz von Beecke, composer, dies at 69
On 01/02/1803 - Gugliemo Libri, [della Somaia], Ital/Fren mathematician/book collecto
On 01/02/1807 - Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, composer
On 01/02/1809 - Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer
On 01/02/1811 - US Sen Thomas Pickering is 1st senator censured (revealed confidentia
On 01/02/1814 - Lord Byron completes "The Corsair"
On 01/02/1818 - Lord Byron completes "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (4th canto)
On 01/02/1822 - Rudolph J E Clausius, Germany, physicist (thermodynamics)
On 01/02/1830 - Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer
On 01/02/1831 - Justin Winston, historian/librarian (Harvard)
On 01/02/1831 - Liberator, abolitionist newspaper, begins publishing in Boston
On 01/02/1832 - 1st Curling club in US (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens
On 01/02/1835 - Charles Russell Lowell Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers)
On 01/02/1837 - Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia, composer (Tamara
On 01/02/1839 - 1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)
On 01/02/1842 - Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist
On 01/02/1842 - 1st US wire suspension bridge for general traffic opens in Penn
On 01/02/1843 - Wagner's opera "Der Fliegende Holl?nder" premieres, Dresden
On 01/02/1846 - Sandor Erkel, composer
On 01/02/1857 - Martha Carey Thomas, educator/president (Bryn Mawr College)
On 01/02/1857 - Frederick Opper, cartoonist (Maud, Alphonse & Gaston)
On 01/02/1860 - William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)
On 01/02/1861 - Wilhelm B?lsche, writer
On 01/02/1861 - Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)
On 01/02/1861 - Colonel Charles Stone is put in charge of organizing DC militia
On 01/02/1861 - Frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65
On 01/02/1861 - SC seizes inactive Ft Johnson in Charleston Harbor
On 01/02/1863 - Roger Weightman Hanson, Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 35
On 01/02/1863 - Lucia Zarate, became lightest known adult human (2.1 kg at 17)
On 01/02/1863 - Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's River) ends
On 01/02/1870 - Construction of Brooklyn Bridge begins
On 01/02/1870 - Ernst Barlach, writer
On 01/02/1871 - King Amadeus I of Spain inaugurated at 25
On 01/02/1873 - Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist (Communist Tactics
On 01/02/1879 - Johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces)
On 01/02/1879 - Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands)
On 01/02/1879 - Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Ill
On 01/02/1879 - Dr Benjamin E Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of Education
On 01/02/1879 - British battleship Thunder explodes in Gulf of Ismid, 9 die
On 01/02/1879 - 1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG
On 01/02/1880 - Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer
On 01/02/1881 - Camille Saint-Sa?ns' 3rd Concerto in B, premieres
On 01/02/1882 - Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
On 01/02/1884 - Jacques Chardonne, [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)
On 01/02/1885 - Johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes)
On 01/02/1885 - Gen Wolseley receives last distress signal of Gen Gordon in Khartoum
On 01/02/1886 - Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)
On 01/02/1889 - Walter Baldwin, Ohio, actor (Gay Amigo)
On 01/02/1889 - Tito Schipa, Italy, tenor/composer (La Rondine)
On 01/02/1890 - Alice Sanger becomes 1st female White House staffer
On 01/02/1890 - Record 19'2" alligator shot in Louisiana by E A McIlhenny
On 01/02/1892 - Lura Anson, Nebraska, entertainer
On 01/02/1892 - George B Airy, English astronomer/writer, dies at 90
On 01/02/1893 - World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago [or 0501]
On 01/02/1893 - 1st US commemoratives & 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued
On 01/02/1894 - Robert Nathan, NYC, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie)
On 01/02/1895 - Count Folke Bernadotte, Sweden, statesman (Red Cross, UN)
On 01/02/1896 - Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops)
On 01/02/1896 - Dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)
On 01/02/1896 - Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer
On 01/02/1899 - Alexander Tcherepnin, St Petersburg Russia, composer
On 01/02/1899 - Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgium, premier/sec-gen of NATO (1957-61)
On 01/02/1900 - Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise," premieres in Paris
On 01/02/1900 - E Verlinger begins manufacturing 7" single-sided records (Montreal)
On 01/02/1901 - Rex O'Malley, London England, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight)
On 01/02/1901 - Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor (Daphne)
On 01/02/1901 - Robert Marshall, founder (Wilderness Society)
On 01/02/1903 - Pres T Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss, for refusi
On 01/02/1903 - Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem JMA Asselbergs], literary
On 01/02/1904 - James Longstreet, Confederate general, dies at 82
On 01/02/1904 - James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival)
On 01/02/1904 - Sally Rand, Hickory County MO, stripper (fan dance)
On 01/02/1905 - Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Perrine
On 01/02/1905 - Japanese troops capture Port Arthur
On 01/02/1905 - Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)
On 01/02/1907 - Edward Albert Radice, economist
On 01/02/1907 - Salvador Ley, composer
On 01/02/1908 - Ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)
On 01/02/1908 - Janis Kepitis, composer
On 01/02/1908 - Dom Jo?o G da C?mara, Portuguese journalist/playwright, dies at 55
On 01/02/1908 - Canadian branch of the Royal Mint opens in Ottawa
On 01/02/1909 - 1st official Dutch 11 city skate (Minne Hoekstra in 13:50)
On 01/02/1909 - Rene Etiemble, French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)
On 01/02/1910 - Ulrich Becher, writer
On 01/02/1910 - 1st junior high schools in US opens (Berkeley Calif)
On 01/02/1911 - Bkln Dodgers pres Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to bui
On 01/02/1912 - Anna Lee, Ightham England, actress (Scruples, Lila-General Hospital)
On 01/02/1912 - Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
On 01/02/1912 - Barbara Pentland, Winnipeg Canada, composer
On 01/02/1912 - Andre Ameller, composer
On 01/02/1913 - Gardner Read, Evanston, Illinois, composer
On 01/02/1913 - Ernest Sidey, British air marshal
On 01/02/1913 - National Woman's Party forms
On 01/02/1913 - L?on P Teisserenc de Bort, France, meteorologist
On 01/02/1913 - Juanita E Jackson Mitchell, US head (NAACP)
On 01/02/1913 - L?on P Teisserenc de Bort, Fr meteorologist (stratosphere), dies at 5
On 01/02/1914 - Philips installs research dept in Eindhoven
On 01/02/1915 - John Hope Franklin, historian
On 01/02/1915 - Karl Goldmark, Austria-Hungarian composer (Queen of Saba), dies at 84
On 01/02/1917 - Royal Bank of Canada takes over Qu?bec Bank
On 01/02/1917 - Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84
On 01/02/1918 - Dodgers trade Casey Stengel & Cutshaw to Pitts for Grimes & Mamaux
On 01/02/1918 - NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down
On 01/02/1918 - Sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42
On 01/02/1919 - Anti-British uprising in Ireland
On 01/02/1919 - Lithuania gains independence
On 01/02/1920 - Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker
On 01/02/1920 - Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)
On 01/02/1920 - Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector
On 01/02/1920 - Penelope Jessel, politcal activist
On 01/02/1920 - 10,000 US union & socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids)
On 01/02/1921 - DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens
On 01/02/1921 - 1st religious service radio broadcast in US, KDKA-Pittsburgh
On 01/02/1921 - Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Ger chancellor/PM (Prussia), dies at 6
On 01/02/1922 - Jason Evers, NYC, actor (Wrangler, Channing)
On 01/02/1922 - Nico Schuyt, composer
On 01/02/1922 - Renata Tebaldi, Pesaro Italy, lyric soprano
On 01/02/1923 - Sam Carter, black resident of Rosewood Florida, lynched by KKK
On 01/02/1923 - Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood Fla,
On 01/02/1925 - Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)
On 01/02/1925 - Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich, composer
On 01/02/1925 - William J Crowe Jr, Kentucky, chairman joint chief of staff
On 01/02/1927 - David Herbert, publisher
On 01/02/1927 - Gino Marchetti, NFL defensive end (Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts)
On 01/02/1927 - Richard Belmont Ray, (Rep-D-Ga) [or Feb 2]
On 01/02/1928 - Dan Rostenkowski, (Rep-D-Il, -94)
On 01/02/1928 - Gerhard Amanshauser, writer
On 01/02/1928 - Howard Caine, Nashville TN, actor (Brushfire)
On 01/02/1928 - Tiberiu Olah, composer
On 01/02/1928 - Harry Hyams, English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
On 01/02/1928 - Vaughn Beals, Cambridge Mass, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle)
On 01/02/1929 - Erich Wichman[n], Dutch fascist painter/sculptor, dies at 38
On 01/02/1929 - US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
On 01/02/1929 - Art Prysock, jazz musician
On 01/02/1930 - Julius LaRosa, Bkln NY, singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air)
On 01/02/1931 - Toshiki Kaifu, premier of Japan (1989-91)
On 01/02/1932 - Dabney Coleman, Austin Texas, (That Girl, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill)
On 01/02/1932 - Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri
On 01/02/1933 - Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
On 01/02/1933 - Bruins beat Rangers in NY 13-3
On 01/02/1933 - Bradman scores 103* against the Bodyline attack in the 2nd Test
On 01/02/1933 - US troops leave Nicaragua
On 01/02/1934 - 1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania
On 01/02/1934 - Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes
On 01/02/1935 - Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby
On 01/02/1936 - Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours
On 01/02/1936 - Roger Miller, Ft Worth Tx, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me)
On 01/02/1936 - 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo
On 01/02/1937 - Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist
On 01/02/1937 - Ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29
On 01/02/1938 - John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
On 01/02/1938 - Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded
On 01/02/1939 - Jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn)
On 01/02/1939 - Bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century
On 01/02/1941 - Mischa Levitzki, composer, dies at 42
On 01/02/1942 - Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines
On 01/02/1942 - 28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace
On 01/02/1942 - German troops in Bardia surrender
On 01/02/1944 - 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)
On 01/02/1944 - Peter Eotvos, composer
On 01/02/1945 - Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955
On 01/02/1945 - Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion
On 01/02/1945 - George Bush (pres 1989) & Barbara Pierce wed [or January 6]
On 01/02/1945 - Betram Home Ramsay, Engl adm/Cmdr Naval Forces (Normandy), dies at 61
On 01/02/1945 - Allied air raid on Neurenberg
On 01/02/1946 - Joe Darling, cricketer (Aussie captain 21 Tests, won 7 lost 4), dies
On 01/02/1947 - Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali
On 01/02/1947 - Lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976)
On 01/02/1947 - Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
On 01/02/1947 - Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80
On 01/02/1948 - WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
On 01/02/1949 - Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
On 01/02/1949 - Christopher Durang, Montclair NJ, playwright/actor (Sister Mary)
On 01/02/1949 - KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/02/1950 - Emil Jannings, actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65
On 01/02/1950 - Lou Gramm, rocker
On 01/02/1951 - Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC
On 01/02/1951 - Nadia Cassini, [Gianna Lou Muller], Woodstock NY, model (Oui)
On 01/02/1952 - "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
On 01/02/1952 - Wendy Phillips, Bkln NY, actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land)
On 01/02/1952 - Ricky Van Shelton, Grit Va, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream)
On 01/02/1953 - NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
On 01/02/1954 - Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
On 01/02/1954 - Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in NYC
On 01/02/1955 - Jos? Antonio Remon, president of Panam? (1952-55), assassinated
On 01/02/1955 - 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
On 01/02/1956 - Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections
On 01/02/1957 - Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)
On 01/02/1958 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY
On 01/02/1959 - Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83
On 01/02/1959 - Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
On 01/02/1959 - USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
On 01/02/1960 - Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres
On 01/02/1960 - Chris van Abkoude, author (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
On 01/02/1960 - Fausto Coppi, Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at 40
On 01/02/1960 - Friedrich Adler, Austria soc-dem, murdered PM St?rgkh, dies at 80
On 01/02/1960 - Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
On 01/02/1960 - Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for president
On 01/02/1960 - John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
On 01/02/1960 - John F Kennedy announces run for US Presidency
On 01/02/1960 - 1st redshank old world shore bird reported in N America (Halifax)
On 01/02/1960 - Raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87)
On 01/02/1961 - 1st AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16
On 01/02/1961 - Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies
On 01/02/1961 - Hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14?F recorded atop Haleakale
On 01/02/1962 - Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
On 01/02/1963 - Jack Carson, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
On 01/02/1963 - David Cone, KC Mo, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees
On 01/02/1963 - Edgar Martinez, NYC, baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners)
On 01/02/1963 - Dick Powell, actor/director (Dick Powell Theater), dies at 58
On 01/02/1964 - Christopher John Gray, priest
On 01/02/1964 - Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
On 01/02/1964 - Rumesh Ratnayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan pacer in 23 Tests 1983-92)
On 01/02/1964 - Pernell Whitaker, boxer (Olympic-gold)
On 01/02/1964 - Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
On 01/02/1965 - Greg Swindell, Fort Worth TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleve Indians)
On 01/02/1965 - Russ Courtnall, Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
On 01/02/1965 - Diane Lane, NYC, actress (Streets of Fire, Lady Beware, Lonesome Dove
On 01/02/1965 - Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, composer, dies at 63
On 01/02/1965 - Martin Luther King Jr begins a drive to register black voters
On 01/02/1965 - NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
On 01/02/1965 - Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
On 01/02/1966 - Tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)
On 01/02/1966 - 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
On 01/02/1966 - Green Bay Packers beat Cleve Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
On 01/02/1967 - Harlon Barnett, NFL safety (Minn Vikings)
On 01/02/1968 - Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
On 01/02/1968 - Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)
On 01/02/1968 - KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
On 01/02/1968 - "Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
On 01/02/1968 - Christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant
On 01/02/1968 - Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies
On 01/02/1969 - Stephen Davies, Aust field hockey forward/vice capt (Oly-sil-92, 96)
On 01/02/1969 - Christy Turlington, SF Calif, model (Calvin Klein Eternity)
On 01/02/1969 - Rick Tabaracci, Toronto, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames)
On 01/02/1969 - Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia
On 01/02/1969 - Georges Renevant, actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74
On 01/02/1969 - "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 perfs
On 01/02/1969 - "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
On 01/02/1969 - Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted & Black," premieres in NYC
On 01/02/1970 - Royce Clayton, Burbank CA, infielder (SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals)
On 01/02/1970 - Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
On 01/02/1970 - US population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)
On 01/02/1970 - Piotr Rytel, composer, dies at 85
On 01/02/1970 - Glenn Cadrez, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
On 01/02/1970 - Aleksandr Shimin, hockey goaltender (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
On 01/02/1970 - Anthony Stuart, cricketer (Australian ODI pace bowler, hat trick 1997
On 01/02/1971 - Horace Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
On 01/02/1971 - Brad Parpan, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
On 01/02/1971 - Aaron Williams, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics)
On 01/02/1971 - Aamer Nazir, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1993- )
On 01/02/1971 - A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer
On 01/02/1971 - Robert O' Neal, WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/02/1972 - Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 14-3 in NFC championship game
On 01/02/1972 - Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
On 01/02/1972 - "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 perfs
On 01/02/1972 - Miami Dolphins beat Balt Colts 21-0 in AFC championship game
On 01/02/1972 - Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)
On 01/02/1972 - Jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Phila Phillies)
On 01/02/1972 - Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
On 01/02/1973 - Sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner
On 01/02/1973 - Abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
On 01/02/1973 - Chris Woodruff, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I)
On 01/02/1973 - Fredric Ford, WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles)
On 01/02/1974 - Tex Ritter, country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
On 01/02/1974 - Juha Lind, NHL forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Dallas)
On 01/02/1974 - 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
On 01/02/1974 - Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
On 01/02/1975 - US Dept of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
On 01/02/1977 - Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53
On 01/02/1977 - Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampe
On 01/02/1978 - Devin Doherty, actor (Jimmy Clayton-Swan's Crossing)
On 01/02/1978 - B?lent Ecevit forms govt in Turkey
On 01/02/1978 - Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"
On 01/02/1979 - 30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver
On 01/02/1979 - Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)
On 01/02/1979 - Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins
On 01/02/1980 - Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44
On 01/02/1980 - 68th Australian Men Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62
On 01/02/1980 - Stephanie Stiegler, Santa Monica Calif, pairs skater (& Zimmerman)
On 01/02/1981 - David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51
On 01/02/1981 - Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)
On 01/02/1981 - Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, WI v Pakistan
On 01/02/1982 - SD Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13:52 of OT
On 01/02/1982 - Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
On 01/02/1982 - 70th Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats S Denton (62 76 67 64)
On 01/02/1982 - "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances
On 01/02/1983 - Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
On 01/02/1983 - "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 767 perfs
On 01/02/1983 - "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances
On 01/02/1983 - Harriet Parsons, producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
On 01/02/1983 - Bernard George Stevens, composer, dies at 66
On 01/02/1983 - Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65
On 01/02/1983 - Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
On 01/02/1983 - Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
On 01/02/1984 - Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Phila's 1st black mayor
On 01/02/1984 - Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
On 01/02/1984 - Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship
On 01/02/1984 - Riot in Tunis kills over 100
On 01/02/1985 - 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
On 01/02/1985 - Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
On 01/02/1985 - Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
On 01/02/1985 - Egyptian Pres Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III
On 01/02/1985 - Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
On 01/02/1986 - NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
On 01/02/1986 - 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
On 01/02/1986 - Una Merkel, US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
On 01/02/1987 - Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ
On 01/02/1987 - Troops of Chad Pres Habr? conquer Fada oasis
On 01/02/1988 - Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn
On 01/02/1988 - Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement
On 01/02/1989 - Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
On 01/02/1989 - UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game
On 01/02/1990 - Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
On 01/02/1990 - Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
On 01/02/1990 - Belcampo, [Herman Sch?nfeld Wichers], Dutch lawyer/writer, dies at 87
On 01/02/1990 - Vladimir Alexis Ussachevsky, Manchuria composer (Creation), dies at 7
On 01/02/1990 - Alan Hale Jr, Skipper on Gilligan's Island, dies of cancer at 71
On 01/02/1991 - Edmond Jab?s, writer, dies
On 01/02/1991 - Colorado wins its 1st AP national title poll
On 01/02/1991 - Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome), dies of heart failure at 78
On 01/02/1992 - Virginia Field, actress (Dream Girl), dies of cancer at 74
On 01/02/1992 - Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
On 01/02/1993 - "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
On 01/02/1994 - Battles between army & rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57
On 01/02/1994 - Caesar Romero, actor (Joker-Batman), dies at 86
On 01/02/1994 - Dixy Lee Ray, chairwoman (US Atomic Energy Comm), dies at 79
On 01/02/1994 - Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, French director of IMF (1963-73), dies at 81
On 01/02/1994 - Sammy Taft, Canadian businessman (coined term "hat trick"), dies at 8
On 01/02/1994 - "Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 per
On 01/02/1994 - "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" closes at Beaumont NYC after 40 perfs
On 01/02/1995 - Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck tel
On 01/02/1995 - Graham Sharp, ice skater, dies at 77
On 01/02/1995 - Nancy Kelly, US actress (Bad Seed, Submarine Patrol), dies at 73
On 01/02/1995 - Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
On 01/02/1995 - Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
On 01/02/1995 - Manuel Rivera, Spanish painter/co-founder (El Paso), dies at 67
On 01/02/1995 - Mohammed Siyad Barre, president of Somalia (1969-91), dies
On 01/02/1995 - Siad Barre, general/president of Somalia (1969-91), dies at 84
On 01/02/1996 - Sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81
On 01/02/1996 - Thornton Page, astrophysicist, dies at 82
On 01/02/1997 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM
On 01/02/1997 - Jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75
On 01/02/1997 - Randy California, [Wolfe], rock guitarist, dies at 45
On 01/02/1998 - Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates & cocaine
On 01/03/236 - St Anterus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
On 01/03/269 - St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
On 01/03/936 - Duke Alberik II of Spoleto appoints his son Pope Leo VII
On 01/03/1322 - Philip V, the Tall, King of France (1316-22), dies
On 01/03/1338 - Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent
On 01/03/1407 - Bloody battles between Hoeksen & Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht
On 01/03/1431 - Joan of Arc handed over to the bishop
On 01/03/1501 - Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author, dies at 59
On 01/03/1521 - Martin Luther excommunicated by Roman Catholic Church
On 01/03/1543 - Juan Cabrillo, conqueror of Cen America, discoverer of Calif, dies
On 01/03/1552 - Henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), dies at 64
On 01/03/1560 - Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
On 01/03/1570 - Bartholomeus Latomus, [Steinmetz], Flemish archbishop of Trier, dies
On 01/03/1571 - Joachim II Hector, elector (Brandenburg), dies at 65
On 01/03/1624 - William Tucker, 1st Black child born in America
On 01/03/1628 - Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer, dies at 64
On 01/03/1638 - Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
On 01/03/1638 - Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
On 01/03/1641 - Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomical prodigy, dies at 22
On 01/03/1661 - Maria I Stuart, Queen of England/husband of Willem II, dies at 29 [NS
On 01/03/1667 - Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
On 01/03/1667 - Russia & Poland sign Truce of Androsovo
On 01/03/1670 - George Monck, English general(-to the-sea), dies at 61
On 01/03/1680 - Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker
On 01/03/1730 - Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician
On 01/03/1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow, [NS=1/14]
On 01/03/1750 - Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth
On 01/03/1752 - East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malakka: 92 killed
On 01/03/1757 - Johann Abraham Sixt, composer
On 01/03/1759 - Marquis & Marquess of Tavora, Portugese nobles, executed
On 01/03/1761 - Willem de Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph), dies at 73
On 01/03/1763 - Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator
On 01/03/1777 - M A Elisa Bonaparte, Corsican monarch of Lucca/Piombino
On 01/03/1777 - Washington defeats British at Battle of Princeton, NJ
On 01/03/1777 - Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
On 01/03/1780 - Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung
On 01/03/1786 - Johann Christian Friedrich Schneider, composer
On 01/03/1789 - Carl G Carus, German physician/psychologist/philosopher
On 01/03/1793 - Lucretia Coffin Mott, US, teacher/minister/abolitionist/feminist
On 01/03/1795 - Josiah Wedgwood, British, ceramic craftsman/woodworker, dies at 64
On 01/03/1802 - Feliks Ostrowski, composer
On 01/03/1803 - Douglas William Jerrold, London, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag)
On 01/03/1810 - Antoine T d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jul 24]
On 01/03/1810 - Eliza Von Bretton di Zerega, Danish West Indies, baroness
On 01/03/1819 - Thomas Hill Watts, Atty Gen (Confederacy), died in 1892
On 01/03/1823 - Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer
On 01/03/1825 - Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as si
On 01/03/1829 - John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian
On 01/03/1829 - Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
On 01/03/1829 - Robert Archibald Smith, composer, dies at 48
On 01/03/1830 - Alexander Ewing, composer
On 01/03/1831 - 1st US building & loan association organized, Frankford, Penn
On 01/03/1833 - Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic
On 01/03/1835 - Larkin Goldsmith Mead, sculptor
On 01/03/1835 - Willem F R?ell, Dutch baron/minister of Internal Affairs, dies at 67
On 01/03/1836 - Friedrich Witt, composer, dies at 65
On 01/03/1840 - 1st deep sea sounding
On 01/03/1840 - Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii
On 01/03/1841 - Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at
On 01/03/1847 - California town of Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
On 01/03/1852 - 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
On 01/03/1853 - Iwan Knorr, composer
On 01/03/1853 - Theodor Uhlig, composer, dies at 30
On 01/03/1858 - Rachel, [Elisabeth Rachel-F?lix], Fr singer/actress (Muse), dies at 3
On 01/03/1861 - Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy
On 01/03/1861 - US Ft Pulaski & Ft Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia
On 01/03/1862 - Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester
On 01/03/1865 - Con Orem & Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match
On 01/03/1865 - Jozef Lies, Flemish painter, dies at 43
On 01/03/1868 - Franz V M Cumont, Belgian religious historian
On 01/03/1868 - Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors
On 01/03/1868 - Moritz Hauptmann, composer, dies at 75
On 01/03/1869 - Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer
On 01/03/1870 - Constantine D Uschinsky, Russian educationalist, dies at 46 [NS]
On 01/03/1870 - Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)
On 01/03/1870 - Henry Eichheim, composer
On 01/03/1870 - Brooklyn Bridge construction begins; completed May 24, 1883
On 01/03/1871 - Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY
On 01/03/1872 - 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
On 01/03/1873 - John Lodge Ellerton, composer, dies at 71
On 01/03/1875 - Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buff), dies at 68
On 01/03/1875 - George Bizet, composer, dies
On 01/03/1876 - 1st free kindergarten in US opens in Florence, Mass
On 01/03/1876 - Wilhelm Pieck, co-founder German Communist Party/pres (1949-60)
On 01/03/1879 - Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)
On 01/03/1882 - Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (Pygmalion)
On 01/03/1882 - William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
On 01/03/1883 - Clement Richard Attlee, (L) British PM (1945-51)
On 01/03/1884 - Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer
On 01/03/1884 - Eli S Jones, US, evangelist (Christ of Indian road)
On 01/03/1886 - Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
On 01/03/1886 - John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)
On 01/03/1886 - Josephine Hull, Newtonville MA, Academy award actress (Harvey)
On 01/03/1887 - Helen Parkhurst, US educator (Education on the Dalton plan)
On 01/03/1888 - 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC
On 01/03/1889 - Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood
On 01/03/1890 - 1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin
On 01/03/1891 - Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]
On 01/03/1892 - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, S Afr, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)
On 01/03/1893 - Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)
On 01/03/1895 - Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer
On 01/03/1895 - Mihail Andricu, composer
On 01/03/1896 - Emperor Wilhelm congratulates Pres Kruger on the Jameson Raid
On 01/03/1897 - Marion Davies, [Marion Cecelia Douras], Bkln, actress (Operator 13)
On 01/03/1897 - Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary)
On 01/03/1898 - James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (vacuum pump), dies at 70
On 01/03/1898 - ZaSu Pitts, Parsons Kansas, actress (Life With Father, Dames)
On 01/03/1898 - Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
On 01/03/1900 - Maurice Jaubert, composer
On 01/03/1900 - Edwin George Monk, composer, dies at 80
On 01/03/1900 - Perihelion Passage
On 01/03/1900 - Dorothy Arnzer, director
On 01/03/1900 - Gerhart Hauptmanns "Schluck und Jau," premieres in Berlin
On 01/03/1901 - Eric Voegelin, Germany, US philosopher (Order & History)
On 01/03/1901 - Ngo Dinh Diem, pres/dictator of South Vietnam (1955-63)
On 01/03/1902 - Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, v England at MCG
On 01/03/1902 - Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician
On 01/03/1903 - Charles Foulkes, Canada, general
On 01/03/1904 - Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
On 01/03/1905 - Ray Milland, Neath Wales, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945)
On 01/03/1905 - Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer
On 01/03/1906 - Roman Brandstaetter, writer
On 01/03/1907 - Josef Foerster, composer, dies at 73
On 01/03/1907 - Anna May Wong, LA Calif, actress (Impact, Study in Scarlet)
On 01/03/1909 - Victor Borge, [Borge Rosenbaum], Copenhagen Denmark, pianist/comedian
On 01/03/1910 - Thomas Stuart Willan, historian
On 01/03/1910 - British miners strike for 8 hour working day
On 01/03/1911 - John Sturges, US, director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)
On 01/03/1911 - US postal savings bank inaugurated
On 01/03/1912 - Robert Flemyng, Liverpool Eng, actor (Windom's Way, Young Winston)
On 01/03/1912 - Felix Dahn, writer, dies at 77
On 01/03/1912 - South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
On 01/03/1914 - Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
On 01/03/1914 - Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari," premieres in NYC
On 01/03/1914 - Stephane Raoul Pugno, composer, dies at 62
On 01/03/1915 - James E Flecker, British diplomat/novelist (Hassan), dies at 30
On 01/03/1916 - Betty Furness, NYC, actress/consumer activist (Studio 1)
On 01/03/1916 - Antonio Estevez, composer
On 01/03/1917 - Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN
On 01/03/1918 - Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)
On 01/03/1918 - US employment service opens as a unit of Dept of Labor
On 01/03/1919 - Jesse White, Buf NY, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid
On 01/03/1920 - Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres
On 01/03/1920 - NY Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000
On 01/03/1921 - Turkey makes peace with Armenia
On 01/03/1921 - John Russell, LA Calif, actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo)
On 01/03/1922 - Bill Travers, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, actor (Born Free, Gorgo)
On 01/03/1922 - 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Ala
On 01/03/1922 - Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
On 01/03/1922 - Morten Nielsen, Denmark, poet/resistance fighter
On 01/03/1923 - Dragutin Gostuski, composer
On 01/03/1923 - Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk), dies at 39
On 01/03/1923 - Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk)
On 01/03/1924 - Henry M Fazzie, S Afr Union/UDF-leader
On 01/03/1924 - British egyptologist Howard Carter finds sarcophagus of Tutankhamun
On 01/03/1924 - Andre Franquin, cartoonist
On 01/03/1924 - Roy Harding, British teacher
On 01/03/1925 - Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator
On 01/03/1926 - George Martin, record producer (The Beatles)
On 01/03/1926 - Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
On 01/03/1926 - Greek gen Theodorus P?ngulos names himself dictator
On 01/03/1928 - Frank Ross Anderson, Canada, International Chess Master (1954)
On 01/03/1929 - Marilyn Lloyd, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
On 01/03/1929 - 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS pres
On 01/03/1929 - Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century
On 01/03/1929 - Sergio Leone, Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars)
On 01/03/1930 - Robert Loggia, Staten Island, actor (Officer & a Gentleman, THE Cat)
On 01/03/1930 - Eddie Egan, Bronx NYC, actor (Joe Forrester)
On 01/03/1931 - Nels Stewart of Montr?al Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)
On 01/03/1931 - Joseph J C Joffre, French marshal, dies at 78
On 01/03/1932 - Mara Corday, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Foxfire, Black Scorpion)
On 01/03/1932 - Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin, Russia, cosmonaut
On 01/03/1932 - Jaswick Taylor, cricketer (WI pace bowler 50s, 10 wkts in 3 Tests)
On 01/03/1933 - Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23), dies at 56
On 01/03/1934 - Bryan George Kelly, composer
On 01/03/1934 - Carla Hills, politician (US Pres Commission on Housing-1982)
On 01/03/1936 - David Vine, British(?) sport commentator
On 01/03/1936 - Jos Kunst, composer
On 01/03/1936 - Betty Rollin, actress (Crossing Delancey)/author (Last Wish)
On 01/03/1938 - March of Dimes established to fight polio
On 01/03/1938 - Arthur Boon, Flemish priest/philologist, dies at 54
On 01/03/1939 - Bobby Hull, NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72)
On 01/03/1939 - Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in US House of Representatives
On 01/03/1940 - Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)
On 01/03/1940 - WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV
On 01/03/1941 - Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
On 01/03/1941 - Italian counter offensive in Albania
On 01/03/1941 - Van Dyke Parks, Alabama, actor/musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour)
On 01/03/1941 - Shima Iwashita, actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide)
On 01/03/1941 - Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia
On 01/03/1942 - Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70
On 01/03/1942 - American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
On 01/03/1943 - Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
On 01/03/1943 - 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
On 01/03/1944 - Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)
On 01/03/1945 - Fyodor Akimenko, composer, dies at 68
On 01/03/1945 - John Patrick's "Hasty Heart," premieres in NYC
On 01/03/1945 - Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room
On 01/03/1945 - Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab
On 01/03/1945 - Stephen Stills, Dallas TX, songwriter/guitarist (Cosby Stills & Nash)
On 01/03/1945 - Victoria Principal, Fukuoka Japan, actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas
On 01/03/1945 - British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
On 01/03/1945 - Greek General Plastiras forms government
On 01/03/1945 - US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa
On 01/03/1946 - John Paul Jones, rocker (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
On 01/03/1946 - William Joyce, (Lord Haw Haw), hanged in Britain for treason
On 01/03/1947 - William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
On 01/03/1947 - 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
On 01/03/1947 - Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut
On 01/03/1948 - Larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour)
On 01/03/1948 - Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)
On 01/03/1948 - Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
On 01/03/1949 - "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
On 01/03/1950 - Beth Anderson, composer
On 01/03/1951 - Frank Chikane, sec-gen of S Afr Council of Churches
On 01/03/1951 - 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents
On 01/03/1951 - Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
On 01/03/1951 - Fred Barlow, composer, dies at 69
On 01/03/1952 - "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
On 01/03/1952 - Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
On 01/03/1953 - Angelo Parisi, France, heavyweight judo (Olympic-gold-1980)
On 01/03/1954 - Ross The Boss, rocker
On 01/03/1955 - Cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere)
On 01/03/1955 - Jos? Ramon Guizado becomes president of Panama
On 01/03/1956 - Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)
On 01/03/1956 - Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91
On 01/03/1957 - Frank Dicopoulos, Akron OH, actor (Frank Cooper-Guiding Light)
On 01/03/1957 - 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa
On 01/03/1958 - Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland
On 01/03/1958 - Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick v South Africa at Cape Town
On 01/03/1959 - Alaska admitted as 49th US state
On 01/03/1959 - Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)
On 01/03/1960 - Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor)
On 01/03/1960 - Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80
On 01/03/1961 - US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
On 01/03/1961 - Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor
On 01/03/1961 - Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)
On 01/03/1962 - Darren Daulton, US baseball catcher (Phila Phillies)
On 01/03/1962 - Ulrike Lang, writer
On 01/03/1962 - Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
On 01/03/1962 - Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
On 01/03/1962 - Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
On 01/03/1962 - Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores)
On 01/03/1963 - Oscar Backing, Austria/Neth viola player, dies at 83
On 01/03/1963 - WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/03/1963 - Aamer Malik, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 13 Tests 1987-90)
On 01/03/1963 - Ashley Chinner, Cape Town S Afr, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)
On 01/03/1963 - Jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, NO Saints, SD Chargers)
On 01/03/1964 - Cheryl Miller, Riverside Calif, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
On 01/03/1964 - Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
On 01/03/1965 - Mark Dewey, Grand Rapids MI, pitcher (SF Giants)
On 01/03/1965 - Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82
On 01/03/1965 - Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84
On 01/03/1965 - Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Phila Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
On 01/03/1966 - Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
On 01/03/1966 - Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62
On 01/03/1966 - Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)
On 01/03/1966 - John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
On 01/03/1966 - Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
On 01/03/1966 - Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
On 01/03/1967 - Jack Ruby, assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies at 55
On 01/03/1967 - Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
On 01/03/1967 - WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
On 01/03/1967 - Magnus Gustafsson, Sweden, tennis star
On 01/03/1967 - Joseph Amor, San Jose, video game record holder (Space Invaders)
On 01/03/1967 - Helena Bonham Carter, London, actress (Getting it Right)
On 01/03/1967 - Demetri Davis, WLAF tight end (Barcelona Dragons)
On 01/03/1967 - Mary Garden, opera star, dies at 92
On 01/03/1967 - "Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
On 01/03/1968 - Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)
On 01/03/1968 - Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)
On 01/03/1968 - Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
On 01/03/1968 - Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star
On 01/03/1969 - John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ
On 01/03/1969 - Steve Poapst, Cornwall, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
On 01/03/1969 - Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry
On 01/03/1969 - Matt LaBounty, defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
On 01/03/1969 - Howard McNear, actor (Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63
On 01/03/1969 - Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
On 01/03/1970 - "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
On 01/03/1970 - Marxist government takes over in Congo
On 01/03/1970 - WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
On 01/03/1970 - "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances
On 01/03/1970 - Yogi Johl, Vancouver BC, 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
On 01/03/1970 - Trudi Jeffrey, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Australian Jr Champion)
On 01/03/1970 - Tony Farmer, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
On 01/03/1970 - James Brown, NFL tackle (NY Jets)
On 01/03/1971 - Ku'ualoha Taylor, Hawaii, Miss USA (Hawaii-Miss Congeniality-1996)
On 01/03/1971 - Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game
On 01/03/1971 - "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 perf
On 01/03/1971 - Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
On 01/03/1971 - Cory Cross, Lloydminster, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
On 01/03/1971 - Rene van Rijswijk, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
On 01/03/1972 - Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82
On 01/03/1972 - Charles Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Pitts Steelers)
On 01/03/1972 - Deborah Carter, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
On 01/03/1972 - Jacques Wildberger, composer
On 01/03/1973 - George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
On 01/03/1973 - Paula Knoll, Moorhead Minnesota, Miss America-Minnesota (1996)
On 01/03/1973 - Tyrone Brown, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/03/1974 - Stefan Ustorf, Kaufbeuren Ger, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
On 01/03/1974 - Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
On 01/03/1974 - Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
On 01/03/1974 - Miguel Pi?ero's "Short Eyes," premieres in NYC
On 01/03/1974 - Burma accepts its constitution
On 01/03/1974 - NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
On 01/03/1974 - Todd Warriner, Blenheim, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
On 01/03/1974 - Gino Cervi, actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72
On 01/03/1975 - Jason Marsden, actor (General Hospital, Eddie-Munsters Today)
On 01/03/1975 - Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
On 01/03/1975 - Danica McKellar, actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder Years) [or Mar 3]
On 01/03/1975 - Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor, dies at 71
On 01/03/1975 - Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77
On 01/03/1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/03/1976 - Mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies
On 01/03/1976 - Mateusz Glinski, composer, dies at 83
On 01/03/1976 - Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37
On 01/03/1976 - Mendel Witzenhauser, soccer player (Ajax, VVV)
On 01/03/1977 - Avraham Ofer, Israeli minister of housing, commits suicide
On 01/03/1977 - Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician, dies at 75
On 01/03/1977 - Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
On 01/03/1977 - Beata Handra, SF Calif, dance skater (& Sinek-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd)
On 01/03/1977 - Apple Computers incorporate
On 01/03/1978 - Chandrasekar takes 6-52 & 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
On 01/03/1979 - Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91
On 01/03/1980 - Ivan Triesault, actor (Von Ryan's Express, Desert Fox), dies at 81
On 01/03/1980 - Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52
On 01/03/1980 - Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38
On 01/03/1980 - Angela Ruggiero, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
On 01/03/1980 - Gold hits record $634 an ounce
On 01/03/1980 - Joy Adamson, author (Born Free), killed by her servant at 69
On 01/03/1981 - Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)
On 01/03/1981 - 55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75)
On 01/03/1981 - Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
On 01/03/1981 - Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG
On 01/03/1982 - Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39), dies
On 01/03/1983 - Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
On 01/03/1984 - Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
On 01/03/1985 - Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
On 01/03/1985 - Lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93
On 01/03/1985 - Israel govt confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
On 01/03/1986 - Jens Bjerre, composer, dies at 82
On 01/03/1987 - "Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances
On 01/03/1987 - Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC
On 01/03/1987 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin
On 01/03/1987 - "Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
On 01/03/1988 - Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut
On 01/03/1988 - Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century
On 01/03/1988 - Gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82
On 01/03/1988 - Rose Ausl?nder, writer, dies at 70
On 01/03/1988 - William Cagney, actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82
On 01/03/1989 - Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
On 01/03/1989 - Jim & Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
On 01/03/1990 - Panama's leader Gen Manuel Noriega surrenders to US authorities
On 01/03/1990 - Ken Hill, actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies
On 01/03/1991 - Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years
On 01/03/1991 - LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
On 01/03/1992 - 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
On 01/03/1992 - Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
On 01/03/1992 - Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
On 01/03/1992 - Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970), dies
On 01/03/1992 - Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies
On 01/03/1992 - Judith Anderson, actress (Star Trek 3), dies of pneumonia at 93
On 01/03/1992 - Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
On 01/03/1993 - "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
On 01/03/1993 - Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
On 01/03/1993 - "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 perfs
On 01/03/1993 - "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 perfs
On 01/03/1993 - "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 perfs
On 01/03/1993 - "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
On 01/03/1993 - Peter Brocco, blacklisted in the 1950's, dies of heart attack at 89
On 01/03/1994 - Roel Bazen, Dutch sound technician (Van Kooten & The Bie), dies at 48
On 01/03/1994 - "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 13 performances
On 01/03/1994 - 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
On 01/03/1994 - Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed
On 01/03/1994 - 35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium sinc
On 01/03/1995 - Robert Nesbitt, impresario, dies at 88
On 01/03/1995 - Al Duncan, drummer, dies at 68
On 01/03/1995 - Byron MacGregor, newscaster, dies at 56
On 01/03/1995 - Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon, dies at 74
On 01/03/1996 - Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist, dies at 88
On 01/03/1996 - Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67
On 01/03/1997 - Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series v England 3-0
On 01/03/1997 - Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick v England at Harare
On 01/03/1997 - Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV
On 01/03/1997 - Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84
On 01/03/1998 - "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
On 01/03/1998 - Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke
On 01/04/274 - St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
On 01/04/838 - Babak, Persian social/religious reformer, martyred
On 01/04/871 - Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
On 01/04/1334 - Amadeus VI, [Green Earl], earl of Savoye
On 01/04/1357 - Flemish earl Louis & Luxembourg Duke Wenceslaus sign peace treaty
On 01/04/1493 - Columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage
On 01/04/1519 - -6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz)
On 01/04/1567 - Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect
On 01/04/1570 - Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sw
On 01/04/1579 - Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar
On 01/04/1581 - James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (gave age to Earth based on bible)
On 01/04/1584 - Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44
On 01/04/1604 - Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)
On 01/04/1612 - Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62
On 01/04/1642 - King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament
On 01/04/1643 - Isaac Newton, scientist (Whatever goes up) [NS]
On 01/04/1678 - Johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71
On 01/04/1695 - Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies
On 01/04/1701 - Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austria, field marshal, dies at 62
On 01/04/1707 - Louis Willem I, count of Baden-Baden, dies
On 01/04/1710 - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo
On 01/04/1717 - Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer
On 01/04/1717 - Netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance
On 01/04/1720 - Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist
On 01/04/1725 - Benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724]
On 01/04/1726 - Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector
On 01/04/1729 - Meir Bacharach, Hebrew poet, dies
On 01/04/1729 - Joseph de Montesquiou earl d'Artagnan, French lt-general, dies at 77
On 01/04/1739 - Henrik C Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii)
On 01/04/1745 - Willem I Kerricx, the Young, Flemish architect/painter, dies at 62
On 01/04/1752 - Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer), dies at 47
On 01/04/1754 - Columbia University founded, as Kings College (NYC)
On 01/04/1756 - Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician
On 01/04/1759 - Maria Rosa Coccia, composer
On 01/04/1761 - Stephen Hales, English vicar/inventor (ventilator), dies at 83
On 01/04/1762 - England declares war on Spain & Naples
On 01/04/1765 - Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder, composer, dies at 39
On 01/04/1772 - Paul-Louis Courier, (de M?r?), French writer/interpreter
On 01/04/1773 - Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer
On 01/04/1778 - Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57
On 01/04/1780 - Snowstorm hit Washington's army at Morristown, NJ
On 01/04/1781 - Andr? M?chain discovers M80 (globular cluster in Scorpio)
On 01/04/1782 - Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (Ecole Military), dies at 83
On 01/04/1785 - Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, librarian (fairy tale collector)
On 01/04/1786 - Mozes Mendelssohn, Jewish/German philosopher (Haksalah), dies at 56
On 01/04/1789 - Benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist
On 01/04/1790 - Pres Washington delivers 1st "State of the Union"
On 01/04/1793 - Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea/Yttersa domen), dies at 35
On 01/04/1797 - Wilhelm Beer, Germany, amateur astronomer (constructed 1st Moon map)
On 01/04/1799 - Galib Dede/Seyh Galib, Turkish poet (H?sn ? Ask), dies at about 40
On 01/04/1804 - Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies
On 01/04/1805 - Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer
On 01/04/1807 - Baltasar Saldoni, composer
On 01/04/1809 - Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer, dies at 67
On 01/04/1809 - Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind)
On 01/04/1813 - Louis L Bonaparte, English/French linguist/senator
On 01/04/1813 - Isaac Pitman, Britain, inventor (stenographic shorthand)
On 01/04/1813 - Alexander Freiherr von Bach, Austria attorney/premier (1852-59)
On 01/04/1821 - Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland
On 01/04/1821 - John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
On 01/04/1822 - Joseph Jones Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
On 01/04/1823 - Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 191
On 01/04/1823 - Otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
On 01/04/1825 - Ferdinand I, King of Sicily/Naples (Ferdinand IV), dies at 73
On 01/04/1831 - Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37
On 01/04/1832 - Insurrection of Trinidad negroes
On 01/04/1837 - Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Camoes e o jau)
On 01/04/1838 - Charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person)
On 01/04/1843 - Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess, dies at 80
On 01/04/1843 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale," premieres in Paris
On 01/04/1843 - Royal Academy (Technical Hague court) Delft opens
On 01/04/1844 - Thomas H Rollinson, composer
On 01/04/1847 - Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician
On 01/04/1861 - Pres Buchanan appoints a fast on account of threatened succession
On 01/04/1861 - US Ft Morgan, Mobile, seized by Alabama
On 01/04/1862 - -Jan 17th) Battle of Ft Hindman, AK (Arkansas Post)
On 01/04/1862 - Battle of Helena, AK
On 01/04/1862 - Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson occupies Bath
On 01/04/1863 - 4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY
On 01/04/1864 - Mateo Ferrer, composer, dies at 75
On 01/04/1869 - Percy Pitt, composer
On 01/04/1872 - Edmund Rumpler, Austria, auto/airplane builder
On 01/04/1874 - Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer (Asrael)
On 01/04/1874 - Sven Fleuron, writer
On 01/04/1877 - Cornelius Vanderbilt, US robber baron, dies at 82
On 01/04/1877 - Gibson Gowland, England, actor (Blind Husbands, Phantom of the Opera)
On 01/04/1878 - Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)
On 01/04/1880 - Anselm Feuerbach, German painter, dies
On 01/04/1881 - Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)
On 01/04/1881 - Johannes Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture" premieres, Breslau
On 01/04/1883 - Max F Eastman, US, critic/essayist (Masses)
On 01/04/1883 - Nicolas Ledesma, composer, dies at 91
On 01/04/1883 - Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) forms
On 01/04/1883 - Johanna Westerdijk, botanist/Neth 1st female prof (Utrecht, 1917-52)
On 01/04/1884 - Last sighting of an eastern cougar (Ontario)
On 01/04/1885 - Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22
On 01/04/1885 - Eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29
On 01/04/1886 - Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horace), dies at 77
On 01/04/1887 - Thomas Stevens is 1st man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF)
On 01/04/1888 - Arthur Berry, England, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1908, 12)
On 01/04/1889 - Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum, actor/director (Abandoned Child)
On 01/04/1890 - Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavia, MP (communist)
On 01/04/1890 - Alfred G Jodl, German Wehrmacht general/chief of staff
On 01/04/1891 - Joe Hunter, cricket wicket-keeper (England on 1884-85 Aust tour), die
On 01/04/1893 - Manuel Palau Boix, composer
On 01/04/1893 - US pres Cleveland grants amnesty to Mormon polygamy
On 01/04/1894 - France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia
On 01/04/1894 - Wesley La Violette, composer
On 01/04/1895 - Lourens G M Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter
On 01/04/1896 - Andr? Aim? Ren? Masson, French Surrealist artist (Labyrinth)
On 01/04/1896 - AFL charters Actors' National Protective Union, NYC
On 01/04/1896 - Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah admitted as 45th state
On 01/04/1896 - Everett McKinley Dirkson, (Sen-R-Ill)
On 01/04/1898 - 1st installment of William Dean Howell's "Life & Letters" appears
On 01/04/1898 - Frantisek Pivoda, composer, dies at 73
On 01/04/1898 - Roger Vuataz, composer
On 01/04/1902 - Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick v England at the MCG
On 01/04/1903 - W H M "Dicky" Richards, cricketer (score 4 & 0 in Test for S Af), die
On 01/04/1903 - Geo[rge J H] Poggenbeek, Dutch surrealist painter, dies at 49
On 01/04/1903 - Joris Diels, Flemish actor/director (Haagsche Comedy)
On 01/04/1903 - Ram?n Ernesto Cruz Ucl?s, Honduras president (1971-72); overthrown
On 01/04/1904 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1
On 01/04/1904 - Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans cannot be denied admission to US
On 01/04/1905 - Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Ga, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)
On 01/04/1906 - South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
On 01/04/1907 - George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," premieres in London
On 01/04/1908 - Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70
On 01/04/1908 - Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian
On 01/04/1908 - Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover
On 01/04/1910 - L?on Delagrange, French aviation pioneer, dies
On 01/04/1912 - Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-ctr
On 01/04/1913 - Alfred von Schlieffen, Prussian general-field marshal, dies at 79
On 01/04/1913 - Malietoa Tanumafili II, King of West-Samoa (1962- )
On 01/04/1914 - Mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)
On 01/04/1914 - Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Free Quaker), dies at 84
On 01/04/1914 - Jane Wyman, St Joseph Mo, 1st Mrs Ron Reagan, (Magnificent Obsession)
On 01/04/1914 - Redj?izade M Ekrem, Turkish poet/writer, dies at about 66
On 01/04/1915 - Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops
On 01/04/1915 - 1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho
On 01/04/1916 - Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
On 01/04/1916 - Robert Parrish, Columbus Ga, director (Casino Royale)
On 01/04/1917 - Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire
On 01/04/1919 - Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter (Lloyd's of London)
On 01/04/1919 - Al "Jazbo" Collins, NYC, DJ (Tonight! America After Dark)
On 01/04/1920 - 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
On 01/04/1920 - Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits
On 01/04/1920 - Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)
On 01/04/1920 - William Egan Colby, CIA director (Nixon)
On 01/04/1920 - Benito P?rez Gald?s, Spanish writer (Gloria), dies at 76
On 01/04/1921 - Eugene O'Neill's "Diff'rent," premieres in NYC
On 01/04/1922 - Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer
On 01/04/1923 - 1st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP - Ft Worth Texas)
On 01/04/1923 - Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin
On 01/04/1923 - Flavio Testi, composer
On 01/04/1925 - Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956
On 01/04/1925 - French psychologist Emil Cou? brings his self-esteem therapy to US "E
On 01/04/1926 - Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator
On 01/04/1927 - Barbara Rush, Denver Co, actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, Flamingo Road)
On 01/04/1929 - Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist
On 01/04/1929 - Amitai W Etzioni, US sociologist (Active Society)
On 01/04/1930 - Don Shula, winningest NFL coach (Miami Dolphins)
On 01/04/1930 - Sorrell Booke, Buffalo NY, actor (Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me)
On 01/04/1930 - Iain Cuthbertson, British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB)
On 01/04/1931 - Art Acord, western actor (Set Free, Spurs & Saddles), dies at 40
On 01/04/1932 - Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG
On 01/04/1932 - Richard Stahl, Detroit Mich, actor (Howard-It's a Living)
On 01/04/1932 - State of siege proclaimed in Honduras
On 01/04/1932 - British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
On 01/04/1933 - Ed Jenkins, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
On 01/04/1933 - Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch evangelist (Vredebond), dies at 87
On 01/04/1934 - 1st Dutch talkie movie, Jan Teunissen's "Willem of Orange," premieres
On 01/04/1935 - Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"
On 01/04/1935 - Ft Jefferson National Monument, Fla established
On 01/04/1935 - Floyd Patterson, heavyweight champ (1956-59, 1960-62) (Oly-gold-1952)
On 01/04/1935 - Kenneth Money, Canada, astronaut (STS 42-alt)
On 01/04/1936 - Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v S Afr
On 01/04/1936 - Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
On 01/04/1937 - Dyan Cannon, Tacoma Wash, Mrs Cary Grant/actress (Heaven Can Wait)
On 01/04/1937 - R Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s)
On 01/04/1937 - Grace Bumbry, St Louis, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannh?user)
On 01/04/1938 - Louis Krebs Graham, Nashville TN, PGA golfer (1975 US Open)
On 01/04/1939 - Jon Appleton, composer
On 01/04/1939 - Hermann Goering appoints Reinhard Heydrich head of Jewish Emigration
On 01/04/1939 - Frieda Wunderlich elected 1st woman dean of a US graduate school
On 01/04/1940 - Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)
On 01/04/1940 - Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)
On 01/04/1940 - Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
On 01/04/1941 - John Bennett Perry, Williamstown Mass, singer/actor (Falcon Crest)
On 01/04/1941 - Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter (Ronald Reagan)
On 01/04/1941 - Henri Bergson, French philosopher (Le Rire, Nobel 1928), dies at 81
On 01/04/1941 - J?rg Rem?, German/Dutch painter/graphic artist
On 01/04/1941 - Resistance fighters counter d'Estienne d'Orves/Jan Doornik, 1st meet
On 01/04/1941 - Sergey Rachmaninov's "Symphonie Dances," premieres in Philadelphia
On 01/04/1942 - Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly to Florida
On 01/04/1942 - John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)
On 01/04/1942 - NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24
On 01/04/1942 - Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame
On 01/04/1942 - Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70
On 01/04/1943 - Tom Wilkinson, CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos)
On 01/04/1943 - Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"
On 01/04/1944 - Kaj Munk, [Harald Leininger], anti-fascist writer (Kaj Munk), dies
On 01/04/1944 - Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)
On 01/04/1944 - Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder
On 01/04/1944 - Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department
On 01/04/1945 - Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam
On 01/04/1945 - US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after kamikaze attack
On 01/04/1945 - Jay Dee Maness, Loma Linda Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited
On 01/04/1946 - Barney Oldfield, daredevil, dies at 67
On 01/04/1946 - Bernard Sumner, rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
On 01/04/1947 - Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71
On 01/04/1947 - "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
On 01/04/1947 - "Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances
On 01/04/1947 - J Danforth Quayle, (Sen-R-Ind, 44th VP 1989-93)/rich draft dodger
On 01/04/1948 - Burma declares independence from UK
On 01/04/1949 - Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
On 01/04/1951 - During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul
On 01/04/1951 - Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont NH, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1972)
On 01/04/1952 - Constantly Permeke, Flemish painter (Boerin), dies at 65
On 01/04/1953 - KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
On 01/04/1953 - Arthur Hoyt, actor (Gold Rush Gertie, Lost World), dies at 78
On 01/04/1954 - Soap Opera "The Brighter Day" premieres
On 01/04/1954 - Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville
On 01/04/1955 - Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch preacher, dies at 84
On 01/04/1955 - Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
On 01/04/1955 - Dominicus Johner, composer, dies at 80
On 01/04/1955 - Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)
On 01/04/1955 - Fran?ois Rasse, composer, dies at 81
On 01/04/1956 - Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)
On 01/04/1956 - Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)
On 01/04/1956 - Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)
On 01/04/1956 - Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91
On 01/04/1957 - Theodor K?rner von Siegringen, Austrian pres (1951-57), dies at 84
On 01/04/1957 - Patty Loveless, [Ramey], Pikeville Ky, singer (Blue Side of Town)
On 01/04/1957 - Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
On 01/04/1957 - "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)
On 01/04/1958 - Waverley John Anderson, Scot, viscount/governor of Bengal, dies at 75
On 01/04/1958 - Sputnik 1 reenters atmosphere & burns up
On 01/04/1958 - Matt Frewer, Washington DC, actor (Max Headroom, Doctor Doctor)
On 01/04/1958 - Nina Foust, Asheboro NC, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Ladies Open-6th)
On 01/04/1959 - Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth's gravity
On 01/04/1959 - Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)
On 01/04/1960 - Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)
On 01/04/1960 - European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
On 01/04/1960 - Cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia)
On 01/04/1960 - Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 4
On 01/04/1961 - Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72
On 01/04/1961 - Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)
On 01/04/1961 - Longest recorded strike ends-33 yrs-Danish barbers' assistants
On 01/04/1962 - 1st automated (unmanned) subway train (NYC)
On 01/04/1962 - Patrick Cassidy, LA Calif, actor/composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall)
On 01/04/1962 - Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
On 01/04/1962 - Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
On 01/04/1963 - Linda Muri, Killingly Conn, rower (Olympics-96)
On 01/04/1963 - Dave Foley, actor/comedian (Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson-NewsRadio)
On 01/04/1963 - Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
On 01/04/1964 - Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
On 01/04/1964 - Ralph Dumke, actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64
On 01/04/1965 - Mitch Booth, Australian tornado yachter (Olympics-96)
On 01/04/1965 - Jergus Baca, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98)
On 01/04/1965 - Guy Forget, Morocco, tennis star
On 01/04/1965 - David Glasper, rocker (Breathe-All I Need)
On 01/04/1965 - T S Eliot, poet (Washed Country), dies in London at 76
On 01/04/1965 - LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address
On 01/04/1965 - John Jackson, NFL offensive tackle (Pitts Steelers)
On 01/04/1965 - Kevin Wickander, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
On 01/04/1965 - Julia Ormond, London England, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall)
On 01/04/1966 - WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
On 01/04/1966 - Deana Carter, country singer
On 01/04/1966 - Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
On 01/04/1967 - Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle (Minn Vikings, Oakland Raiders)
On 01/04/1967 - Michael "Mike" Peterson, Wash DC, rower (Olympics-1996)
On 01/04/1967 - Donald Campbell, boat racer, dies trying to break 300 mph on water
On 01/04/1967 - David Wayne Toms, Monroe LA, PGA golfer (1992 Northern Telecom-3rd)
On 01/04/1968 - Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million
On 01/04/1968 - Jackie Harris, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Bucs)
On 01/04/1968 - Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83
On 01/04/1968 - Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
On 01/04/1969 - Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
On 01/04/1969 - France begins arms embargo against Israel
On 01/04/1969 - "Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 perfs
On 01/04/1969 - Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer, dies at 83
On 01/04/1969 - Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
On 01/04/1969 - Lindsay Kennedy, Atlanta Ga, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie)
On 01/04/1970 - Minn Vikings beat Cleve Browns 27-7 in NFC championship game
On 01/04/1970 - Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
On 01/04/1970 - Sean Lumpkin, NFL safety (NO Saints)
On 01/04/1970 - Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
On 01/04/1970 - Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
On 01/04/1970 - NYC transit fare rises from 20? to 30?, new larger tokens used
On 01/04/1970 - KC Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders 17-7 in AFC championship game
On 01/04/1971 - Congressional Black Caucus organizes
On 01/04/1971 - Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
On 01/04/1971 - Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
On 01/04/1971 - Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium dedicated
On 01/04/1971 - Garrison Hearst, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
On 01/04/1971 - Errol Brown, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
On 01/04/1971 - Deb Sonnenberg, Edmonton Alberta, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
On 01/04/1971 - Carlos Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos)
On 01/04/1971 - Richard Chee Quee, cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry)
On 01/04/1971 - Orlanda Truitt, wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
On 01/04/1971 - Jeremy Licht, LA Calif, actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family)
On 01/04/1972 - Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57
On 01/04/1972 - Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/04/1973 - Lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
On 01/04/1973 - Todd Sauerbrun, NFL punter/kicker (Chic Bears)
On 01/04/1973 - Ray Mickens, cornerback (NY Jets)
On 01/04/1974 - Karel Janacek, composer, dies at 70
On 01/04/1974 - Carl Powell, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
On 01/04/1974 - Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
On 01/04/1975 - Carlo Levi, Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72
On 01/04/1975 - "Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances
On 01/04/1975 - "Good News" closes at St James Theater NYC after 16 performances
On 01/04/1975 - "Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances
On 01/04/1975 - Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
On 01/04/1975 - Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
On 01/04/1975 - Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828)
On 01/04/1976 - Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84
On 01/04/1976 - "Home Sweet Homer" opens & closes at Palace Theater NYC
On 01/04/1976 - "Candide" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
On 01/04/1977 - Mary Shane hired by Chic White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
On 01/04/1978 - Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76
On 01/04/1979 - Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack
On 01/04/1980 - President Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics
On 01/04/1981 - British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper"
On 01/04/1981 - 69th Australian Mens Tennis: B Teacher beats Kim Warwick (75 76 63)
On 01/04/1981 - "Frankenstein" opens & closes on Broadway
On 01/04/1981 - "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 578 performance
On 01/04/1982 - Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
On 01/04/1982 - ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliat
On 01/04/1982 - Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm
On 01/04/1982 - Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show
On 01/04/1983 - US Football League holds its 1st player draft
On 01/04/1984 - Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
On 01/04/1984 - "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
On 01/04/1985 - Brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89
On 01/04/1986 - Phil Lynott, rocker (Thin Lizzy), dies of overdose at 34
On 01/04/1986 - NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
On 01/04/1986 - Christopher Isherwood, British writer (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
On 01/04/1986 - David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
On 01/04/1987 - F van Heek, Dutch sociologist, dies at 79
On 01/04/1987 - Jack Martin, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-111 & 0-18 in Test), dies
On 01/04/1987 - Peggy Bacon, author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads), dies at 91
On 01/04/1987 - 16 die in a train crash in Chase Md
On 01/04/1989 - VP Bush is 1st since VP Van Buren to declare himself president
On 01/04/1989 - US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
On 01/04/1989 - Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion
On 01/04/1990 - Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies
On 01/04/1990 - Robert F Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57
On 01/04/1991 - Harry Krimer, actor (Napoleon), committed suicide at 94
On 01/04/1991 - Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland
On 01/04/1991 - Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th
On 01/04/1991 - Fu Mingxia, 12, of China wins World Swimming Championships gold medal
On 01/04/1991 - AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
On 01/04/1991 - Berry Kroeger, actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78
On 01/04/1991 - Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I Left My Heart in SF), dies at 57
On 01/04/1992 - 8th largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
On 01/04/1992 - William Walker, stuntman/actor (Our Man Flint), dies at 74
On 01/04/1992 - Earl Colbert, entertainer, dies
On 01/04/1993 - 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
On 01/04/1993 - Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
On 01/04/1993 - Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
On 01/04/1994 - Jim Booth, New Zealand producer (Heavenly Creatures), dies at 48
On 01/04/1994 - Michiel P "Michael" Gorsira, Gov of Cura?ao (1951-67), dies at 80
On 01/04/1994 - 10th largest wrestling crowd (58,000-Tokyo Dome)
On 01/04/1995 - Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the House
On 01/04/1995 - D Elmina Davies, filmmaker, dies at 36
On 01/04/1995 - Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar, dies at 82
On 01/04/1995 - Leonard Hirsch, Brit violinist/conducter (BBC Empire Orch), dies at 9
On 01/04/1995 - Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist, dies at 43
On 01/04/1995 - Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor, dies in air crash at 52
On 01/04/1995 - Dorothy Granger, US actress (Hog Wild, Dentist), dies at about 80
On 01/04/1996 - Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83
On 01/04/1996 - Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer, dies at 83
On 01/04/1996 - "Father" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
On 01/04/1997 - Harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87
On 01/04/1998 - "Funny Thing Happened," closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
On 01/04/1998 - "Ivanov," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
On 01/04/1998 - "Triumph of Love," closes at Royale Theater NYC
On 01/04/1998 - John Gary, singer, dies at 65
On 01/05/1066 - Edward de Belijder, the Confessor, king of England (1043-66), dies
On 01/05/1349 - Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V earl of Holland/Zealand
On 01/05/1387 - Pedro IV, king of Aragon/conqueror of Sicily, dies at 67
On 01/05/1425 - John of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned
On 01/05/1438 - Pope Eugenius IV deallocated council of Basel to Ferrara
On 01/05/1463 - French poet Fran?ois Villon banished from Paris
On 01/05/1477 - Battle at Nancy, Burgundy vs Switz, 7000+ killed
On 01/05/1477 - Charles, the Bold, duke of Burgundy/writer, dies at 43
On 01/05/1500 - Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan
On 01/05/1524 - Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pecinich, Croatian poet, dies at 73
On 01/05/1531 - Pope Clemens VII forbids English king Henry VIII to re-marry
On 01/05/1548 - Francisco Su?rez, Granada Spain, philosopher/theologian
On 01/05/1554 - Great fire in Eindhoven Neth
On 01/05/1560 - William Cobbold, composer
On 01/05/1589 - Catherine de' Medici, Queen mother of France, dies at 69
On 01/05/1592 - Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal
On 01/05/1592 - Willem II, Duke of Gulik/Kleef/Gelre, dies at about 75
On 01/05/1593 - William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
On 01/05/1595 - Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
On 01/05/1596 - Henry Lawes, English composer
On 01/05/1603 - Pieter Adriaansz van der Werff, mayor of Lead, dies at 73
On 01/05/1620 - Mikl?s Zr?nyi, Hungarian poet/writer (The Peril of Sziget) [or May 1]
On 01/05/1638 - Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
On 01/05/1649 - Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone," premieres in Venice
On 01/05/1661 - Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer
On 01/05/1675 - Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
On 01/05/1679 - Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer
On 01/05/1684 - Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44
On 01/05/1709 - Sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans
On 01/05/1710 - Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer
On 01/05/1717 - Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
On 01/05/1719 - Engl/Hannover/Saxony-Poland/Austria sign anti-Prussian/Russian pact
On 01/05/1729 - Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter
On 01/05/1740 - Antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72
On 01/05/1746 - Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer, dies at 53
On 01/05/1757 - Failed assassination attempt on French king Louis XV by Damiens
On 01/05/1759 - Thomas-Philippe et de Boussu, S Neth cardinal, dies at 79
On 01/05/1759 - Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
On 01/05/1762 - Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52 [NS]
On 01/05/1769 - Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)
On 01/05/1773 - Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter/drawer
On 01/05/1776 - Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution
On 01/05/1778 - Fortunato Santini, composer
On 01/05/1779 - Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
On 01/05/1779 - Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)
On 01/05/1780 - Claire EJ, countess of R?musat/Vergennes/French author (Salon)
On 01/05/1781 - British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Va
On 01/05/1783 - Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer, dies on 73rd birthday
On 01/05/1787 - John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)
On 01/05/1788 - Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer
On 01/05/1788 - Johann Schneider, composer, dies at 85
On 01/05/1796 - Samuel Huntington, US judge (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 64
On 01/05/1799 - Mohammed Esad Galib Dede, Turkish poet (H?sn-? asjk, dies at about 41
On 01/05/1800 - 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
On 01/05/1804 - Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
On 01/05/1806 - Andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium)
On 01/05/1807 - Michel Adanson, French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79
On 01/05/1809 - Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain & France
On 01/05/1810 - Auguste Mermet, composer
On 01/05/1811 - Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey)
On 01/05/1813 - Thomas Neville Waul, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
On 01/05/1814 - Johann Gottfried Krebs, composer, dies at 72
On 01/05/1822 - Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 189
On 01/05/1822 - Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
On 01/05/1823 - William Rockstro, composer
On 01/05/1827 - Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
On 01/05/1828 - 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
On 01/05/1828 - August Valentine Kautz, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1895
On 01/05/1834 - Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell
On 01/05/1835 - Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer
On 01/05/1835 - Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch gouvernement doctor on Saint Maarten
On 01/05/1836 - Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
On 01/05/1837 - A Ch Swinburne, writer [or Apr 5]
On 01/05/1840 - Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date
On 01/05/1840 - John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
On 01/05/1841 - James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
On 01/05/1846 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908)
On 01/05/1848 - Ferdinando Orlandi, composer, dies at 73
On 01/05/1848 - Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
On 01/05/1850 - Calif Exchange opens
On 01/05/1850 - Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher
On 01/05/1854 - Steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die
On 01/05/1855 - King Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor)
On 01/05/1856 - Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67
On 01/05/1858 - Johann JWAFK Radetzky von Radetz, Austr earl/field marshal, dies at 9
On 01/05/1858 - Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)
On 01/05/1859 - 1st steamboat sails, Red River
On 01/05/1859 - DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer)
On 01/05/1860 - St John Nepomucene Neumann, 1st male US saint, dies
On 01/05/1861 - Alabama troops seize Forts Morgan & Gaines at Mobile Bay
On 01/05/1861 - 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
On 01/05/1862 - Joseph Frohlich, composer, dies at 81
On 01/05/1871 - Frederick Shepherd Converse, Newton Mass, composer
On 01/05/1874 - Joseph Erlanger, doctor (shock therapy-Nobel 1944)
On 01/05/1875 - President Grant sends federal troops to Vicksburg, Miss
On 01/05/1875 - Charles Garnier's new Opera opens in Paris
On 01/05/1876 - Konrad Adenauer, Cologne Germany, chancellor of Germany (BRD, 1949)
On 01/05/1880 - Nicolai Karlovich Medtner, composer
On 01/05/1881 - Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer
On 01/05/1887 - 1st US school of librarianship opens at Columbia University
On 01/05/1888 - Dutch Heidemaatschappij established
On 01/05/1888 - Henri Herz, composer, dies at a day before 85th birthday
On 01/05/1889 - Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor/director (Little Rascal) [or 1899]
On 01/05/1890 - Cora Witherspoon, New Orleans LA, actress (Bank Dick), dies
On 01/05/1891 - Johan Boskamp, Dutch actor/singer (Potasch & Perlemoer) [or 1893]
On 01/05/1891 - Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89
On 01/05/1892 - 1st successful auroral photograph made
On 01/05/1892 - Francesca Bertini, Florence Italy, actress (Odette, Assunta Spina)
On 01/05/1893 - Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik)
On 01/05/1895 - French Capt Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped o
On 01/05/1895 - Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London
On 01/05/1895 - Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
On 01/05/1895 - Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest
On 01/05/1896 - German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen's discovers x-rays
On 01/05/1896 - Hendrik Algra, Dutch MP (ARP)
On 01/05/1896 - Isaac Albeniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez," premieres in Barcelona
On 01/05/1897 - Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction)
On 01/05/1897 - Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)
On 01/05/1899 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
On 01/05/1900 - Dennis Gabor, Hung/Brit physicist (holography-Nobel 1971) [or Jun 5]
On 01/05/1900 - Paula Ludwig, writer
On 01/05/1900 - Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
On 01/05/1901 - H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighte
On 01/05/1901 - Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)
On 01/05/1902 - Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
On 01/05/1902 - Hubert Beuve-M?ry, French newspaper publisher (Le Monde (The Voice))
On 01/05/1902 - Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
On 01/05/1903 - SF-Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use
On 01/05/1903 - Tel?sforo A Palm, Cura?ao, composer/pianist
On 01/05/1903 - Leighton Lucas, composer
On 01/05/1904 - -34?F (-36.7?C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
On 01/05/1904 - England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68
On 01/05/1904 - Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya), dies at 6
On 01/05/1904 - -42?F (-41.1?C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
On 01/05/1905 - Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara
On 01/05/1905 - National Association of Audubon Society incorporates
On 01/05/1905 - L?szl? Papp, Hungary, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
On 01/05/1906 - Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
On 01/05/1907 - Wilhelm J Soukop, Austrian/British sculptor
On 01/05/1907 - Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)
On 01/05/1907 - Willi Soukop, sculptor
On 01/05/1908 - George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)
On 01/05/1909 - Colombia recognizes Panama's independence
On 01/05/1909 - Jean-Pierre Aumont, Paris France, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker)
On 01/05/1909 - Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, bibliophile
On 01/05/1909 - Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions)
On 01/05/1910 - Erica Morini, Vienna Austria, concert violinist
On 01/05/1911 - SF has it's 1st air meet
On 01/05/1911 - Portuguese expel Jesuits
On 01/05/1912 - Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)
On 01/05/1912 - 1st National Hockey Assn game (Victoria)
On 01/05/1914 - Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day
On 01/05/1914 - George Reeves, [George Lescher Bessolo], actor (Superman)
On 01/05/1915 - Uta Graf, singer/teacher
On 01/05/1915 - Mabel Leigh, potter
On 01/05/1916 - Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
On 01/05/1917 - Wieland Wagner, German opera director
On 01/05/1917 - Reginald Smith Brindle, composer
On 01/05/1918 - Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy)
On 01/05/1918 - British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace
On 01/05/1919 - National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers Party
On 01/05/1919 - Spartacus uprising in Berlin: state of siege
On 01/05/1920 - Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees
On 01/05/1920 - Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test)
On 01/05/1920 - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
On 01/05/1920 - NY Yankees announce purchase of Babe Ruth
On 01/05/1921 - Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
On 01/05/1921 - Friedrich D?rrenmatt, Switzerland, playwright/novelist (Visit)
On 01/05/1922 - Ernest H Shackleton, Brit South pole explorer (Endurance), dies at 47
On 01/05/1923 - Sam Phillips, musician/record founder (Sun)
On 01/05/1923 - Robert L Bernstein, NYC, publisher (Random House)
On 01/05/1925 - French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charl
On 01/05/1925 - James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?," premieres in NYC
On 01/05/1925 - Wolf Morris, actor (Decoy)
On 01/05/1925 - Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
On 01/05/1925 - Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman gov in USA
On 01/05/1926 - James Cox of Ford Motors announces 8 hr day & $5 daily minimum wage
On 01/05/1926 - Claude (Buddy) Young, NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts)
On 01/05/1926 - Robert Earle, Baldwin NY, TV host (GE College Bowl)
On 01/05/1927 - Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
On 01/05/1927 - Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games play
On 01/05/1928 - Walter Fritz Mondale, (Sen-D-Minn)/42nd VP (1977-81)
On 01/05/1928 - Imtiaz Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62)
On 01/05/1928 - Zulfikar Ali Khan Bhutto, president/premier (Pakistan)
On 01/05/1929 - Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
On 01/05/1929 - Wilbert Harrison, singer
On 01/05/1930 - Edward Galven Givens Jr, Quanah Texas, Major USAF/astronaut
On 01/05/1930 - Frederick Charles Tillis, composer
On 01/05/1930 - Richard Hayes, Passaic NJ, singer/emcee (Name That Tune)
On 01/05/1930 - Mao Tse-tung writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
On 01/05/1931 - Alvin Ailey, choreographer (American Dance Theater)
On 01/05/1931 - Robert Duvall, San Diego Calif, actor (Great Santini, Taxi Driver)
On 01/05/1931 - Walter Davis, US, running high jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
On 01/05/1931 - Alfred Brendel, Wiesenberg Moravia, Austrian pianist
On 01/05/1931 - 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka
On 01/05/1932 - Chuck Noll, Cleveland, NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers)
On 01/05/1932 - Ra?sa Maximovna Titorenko Gorbachev, Russia's 1st lady (1982-1991)
On 01/05/1932 - Umberto Eco, author (Name of the Rose)
On 01/05/1933 - Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
On 01/05/1933 - Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60
On 01/05/1934 - National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
On 01/05/1934 - Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
On 01/05/1935 - Nancy L Johnson, (Rep-R-CT, 1983- )
On 01/05/1936 - Ram?n M del Valle-Incl?n, playwright (Tirano banderas), dies at 66
On 01/05/1937 - Fingleton & Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt
On 01/05/1937 - Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session (Nebr)
On 01/05/1938 - Edwin Elliason, Washington, US archer (Olympic-92)
On 01/05/1938 - Leo Avery, abbot of Quarr
On 01/05/1938 - Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star
On 01/05/1938 - Juan Carlos I, king of Spain (1975- )
On 01/05/1938 - Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
On 01/05/1939 - Peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher
On 01/05/1939 - Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972)
On 01/05/1940 - Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)
On 01/05/1940 - Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46
On 01/05/1940 - Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia
On 01/05/1940 - FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
On 01/05/1941 - British/Australian troops conquer Bardia Lybia
On 01/05/1941 - Bob Cunis, cricketer (New Zealand pace bowler of the late 60's)
On 01/05/1941 - Grady Thomas, US rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain
On 01/05/1941 - Mansur Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt)
On 01/05/1942 - Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)
On 01/05/1942 - Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)
On 01/05/1942 - Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist
On 01/05/1942 - 55 German tanks reach North-Africa
On 01/05/1942 - Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered
On 01/05/1943 - William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to prote
On 01/05/1943 - Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
On 01/05/1943 - George Washington Carver, famous black scientist, dies at 81
On 01/05/1943 - Ferreira da Silva Eusebio, Brazilan intl soccer player
On 01/05/1943 - Eusebio de Silva Ferreira, Mozamb/Port soccer star (Europa Cup 1 1962
On 01/05/1944 - Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80
On 01/05/1944 - Tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5]
On 01/05/1944 - Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)
On 01/05/1945 - Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"
On 01/05/1945 - Dezs? Szab?, Hungarian writer (Wiped-out Village), dies at 65
On 01/05/1945 - Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam
On 01/05/1945 - Sam Wyche, NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals)
On 01/05/1946 - "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
On 01/05/1946 - Diane Keaton, [Hall], LA, actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl)
On 01/05/1946 - "Crazy Barret Diamond" Syd, rocker (Pink Floyd)
On 01/05/1947 - Michael DeWine, (Rep-R-Oh, 1983- )
On 01/05/1947 - Ted Lange, Oakland Calif, actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina)
On 01/05/1948 - Parthasarathy Sharma, cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's)
On 01/05/1948 - Thom Mooney, rocker
On 01/05/1949 - President Harry S Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
On 01/05/1949 - General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra
On 01/05/1949 - George Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)
On 01/05/1949 - Chris Stein, Bkln, rock guitarist (Blondie-Heart of Glass, Call Me)
On 01/05/1950 - Michael O'Donoghue, writer/performer
On 01/05/1950 - Carson McCuller's "Member of the Wedding," premieres in NYC
On 01/05/1951 - Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
On 01/05/1951 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Golf Open
On 01/05/1952 - Nawab of Pataudi, cricket (play polo 3 Tests for Eng 3 for Ind), dies
On 01/05/1952 - Flying Enterprise sinks
On 01/05/1952 - Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
On 01/05/1953 - Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot," premieres in Paris
On 01/05/1953 - -6] Passenger ships Willem Ruys & Orange collide in the Red Sea
On 01/05/1953 - Pamela Sue Martin, Westport Ct, actress (Nancy Drew, Fallon-Dynasty)
On 01/05/1954 - Bryan Hitt, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You)
On 01/05/1955 - KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
On 01/05/1956 - Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84
On 01/05/1956 - Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel"
On 01/05/1957 - Vincent Calloway, Kentucky, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
On 01/05/1957 - Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
On 01/05/1957 - Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to NY Giants
On 01/05/1958 - Suzy Amis, Okla City, actress (Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is)
On 01/05/1959 - Kapil Dev, India's cricket player
On 01/05/1959 - "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV
On 01/05/1959 - Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"
On 01/05/1960 - Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
On 01/05/1960 - Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53
On 01/05/1960 - Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance
On 01/05/1961 - Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
On 01/05/1961 - US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
On 01/05/1962 - Brendon Kuruppu, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman, 201* debut v NZ 1987)
On 01/05/1962 - Danny Jackson, US baseball pitcher (Royals/Phillies/Cardinals)
On 01/05/1962 - Donald John Cowie, Auckland NZ, yachting Star class (Olympics-96)
On 01/05/1962 - Joel Wyner, actor/director (Lyle Springer-Sirens, Listen, Club)
On 01/05/1962 - Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints"
On 01/05/1963 - Jeff Fassero, Springfield IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
On 01/05/1963 - San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
On 01/05/1963 - "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
On 01/05/1963 - "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
On 01/05/1963 - Rick Ambrose, singer (Jewel)
On 01/05/1963 - Rogers Hornsby, baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
On 01/05/1964 - Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
On 01/05/1964 - Ted Harris Poley, Englewood NJ, rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It)
On 01/05/1964 - John Erickson, Woodland Hills Calif, golfer (1991 Windsor Charity)
On 01/05/1964 - Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel
On 01/05/1964 - San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
On 01/05/1965 - Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
On 01/05/1965 - Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
On 01/05/1965 - Rick Tuten, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
On 01/05/1966 - Renaldo Turnbull, NFL defensive end (NO Saints, Carolina Panthers)
On 01/05/1966 - Kate Schellenbach, musician (Luscious Jackson)
On 01/05/1966 - George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), die
On 01/05/1967 - Ray Crockett, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
On 01/05/1967 - Ricky Paull Goldin, SF, actor (Doug-Hail to the Chief, Another World)
On 01/05/1967 - J B Brown, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers)
On 01/05/1967 - Chris Nabholz, US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
On 01/05/1967 - KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins
On 01/05/1968 - Carl Evans, Actor (Guilding Light)
On 01/05/1968 - Felton Spencer, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
On 01/05/1968 - Jean Zedlitz, Stockton CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Children's Med-14th)
On 01/05/1968 - Joe Juneau, Pont-rouge, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
On 01/05/1968 - Leila Meskhi, Tbilisi Georgia SSR, tennis star (1995 Hobart)
On 01/05/1968 - Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79
On 01/05/1968 - Dubcek succeeds pres Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia
On 01/05/1968 - Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
On 01/05/1969 - Derrick Ned, NFL fullback (NO Saints)
On 01/05/1969 - David Dixon, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
On 01/05/1969 - Franz T Csokor, Austria author (Gottes General), dies at 83
On 01/05/1969 - Marilyn Manson, singer/musician
On 01/05/1969 - Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
On 01/05/1969 - "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
On 01/05/1969 - Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
On 01/05/1969 - USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
On 01/05/1969 - Kurt Barber, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
On 01/05/1969 - Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
On 01/05/1970 - 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
On 01/05/1970 - Roberto Gerhard, composer, dies at 73
On 01/05/1970 - KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/05/1970 - Soap Opera "All My Children," premieres on ABC
On 01/05/1970 - Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
On 01/05/1970 - James Patton, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
On 01/05/1970 - Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
On 01/05/1971 - Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
On 01/05/1971 - US heavyweight "Sonny" Liston's (36) corpse found
On 01/05/1971 - 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
On 01/05/1971 - Sonny Liston, World Champ hw boxer (1962-64), found dead at 36
On 01/05/1971 - Eric Smith, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores
On 01/05/1971 - Hillary Butler, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
On 01/05/1971 - Jason Bates, Downey CA, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
On 01/05/1972 - Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
On 01/05/1972 - NASA announces development of space shuttle
On 01/05/1972 - NYC transit fare rises from 30? to 35?
On 01/05/1972 - Pres Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on manned shuttle
On 01/05/1972 - West-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed
On 01/05/1972 - Joseph Patton, NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
On 01/05/1973 - Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
On 01/05/1973 - Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
On 01/05/1973 - Netherlands recognizes German DR
On 01/05/1974 - Michelle Scerri, Melbourne Australia, golfer (1995 Tasmanian)
On 01/05/1974 - Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"
On 01/05/1974 - John Drew Nichols, Okla, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
On 01/05/1974 - Calvin Collins, center/guard (Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/05/1974 - Roy Bargy, orch leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
On 01/05/1975 - Ray Morgan, announcer (I'd Like to See)
On 01/05/1975 - Don Wilson, pitcher (Astro), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning
On 01/05/1975 - 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge betw
On 01/05/1975 - Warrick Dunn, running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
On 01/05/1975 - Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
On 01/05/1975 - Charlie Smalls' "Wiz," premieres in NYC
On 01/05/1975 - "Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
On 01/05/1976 - Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
On 01/05/1976 - Greg Chappell scores 182* at SCG against West Indies
On 01/05/1976 - "MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premieres on PBS
On 01/05/1976 - Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
On 01/05/1977 - Kenya president Jomo Kenyatta disbands parliament
On 01/05/1977 - Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74
On 01/05/1979 - Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
On 01/05/1979 - Sarah Price, Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1997)
On 01/05/1980 - Garette Patrick Ratliff, actor (Return to Blue Lagoon)
On 01/05/1981 - British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted
On 01/05/1981 - Paul F?lix, Flemish architect (Song of the Sun), dies at 67
On 01/05/1981 - Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87
On 01/05/1981 - "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 mins to 30 mins
On 01/05/1982 - Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
On 01/05/1982 - Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
On 01/05/1982 - Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 6
On 01/05/1984 - Adrian Dantly (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
On 01/05/1984 - Greg Chappell scores 182* in his last Test innings
On 01/05/1985 - Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
On 01/05/1985 - Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
On 01/05/1987 - Margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60
On 01/05/1987 - Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, NJ
On 01/05/1988 - "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40
On 01/05/1989 - Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
On 01/05/1989 - 2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airl
On 01/05/1990 - Bart LaRue, entertainer, dies
On 01/05/1990 - Arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
On 01/05/1990 - J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
On 01/05/1991 - Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts
On 01/05/1991 - Edwin Jongejans of Neth wins 1-meter springboard diving title
On 01/05/1991 - John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
On 01/05/1991 - Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 8
On 01/05/1991 - Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68
On 01/05/1991 - "Oh, Kay!" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performance
On 01/05/1992 - "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 per
On 01/05/1992 - "On Borrowed Time" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 99 perfs
On 01/05/1992 - Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st crick Test wk
On 01/05/1992 - "Peter Pan" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
On 01/05/1992 - "Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances
On 01/05/1993 - Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG
On 01/05/1993 - Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/05/1993 - Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident
On 01/05/1993 - Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
On 01/05/1993 - Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
On 01/05/1993 - Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
On 01/05/1993 - Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
On 01/05/1993 - Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
On 01/05/1993 - Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
On 01/05/1993 - Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
On 01/05/1993 - Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
On 01/05/1993 - George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
On 01/05/1994 - Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)
On 01/05/1994 - Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator for 40 yrs), dies
On 01/05/1994 - Louis R J Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor of Zoelen, dies at 87
On 01/05/1994 - Thomas P "Tip" O'Neill, (D-Ma)/Speaker of House (1977-86), dies at 81
On 01/05/1994 - Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)
On 01/05/1994 - William Raynor, writer, dies at 73
On 01/05/1994 - Victor van Os, Dutch jazz guitarist, dies at 39
On 01/05/1994 - Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
On 01/05/1995 - Francis Lopez, Fren dentist/operetta composer (Andalousie), dies at 7
On 01/05/1995 - Mansour Satari, brig-gen/commandant (Iran Air Force), dies at 46
On 01/05/1995 - Yahya Ayyash, PLO bomb maker, booby trapped cellular phone at 28
On 01/05/1995 - AFC beats NFC 41-13 in the pro bowl
On 01/05/1995 - Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan Persia, 18 killed
On 01/05/1996 - Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement
On 01/05/1996 - Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI v WI at the Gabba
On 01/05/1996 - Lincoln Kirstein, ballet administrator, dies at 88
On 01/05/1996 - Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86
On 01/05/1996 - Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
On 01/05/1996 - Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63
On 01/05/1997 - "Show Boat," closes at Gershwin Theater NYC
On 01/05/1997 - "Love Thy Neighbor," closes at Booth Theater NYC
On 01/05/1997 - "Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC
On 01/05/1997 - Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72
On 01/05/1998 - Georgi Sviridov, composer, dies at 82
On 01/05/1998 - Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario
On 01/05/1998 - Vandals decapitate Copenhagen's Little Mermaid
On 01/05/1998 - Sonny Bono, (Rep-R-Ca)/singer (Sonny & Cher), dies skiing at 62
On 01/06/1066 - King Harald of England crowned
On 01/06/1088 - Berengarius of Tours, French theologist, dies
On 01/06/1099 - Henry V crowned German king
On 01/06/1227 - Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre
On 01/06/1275 - Raymundus of Pe?afort, Spanish church law scholar, dies
On 01/06/1352 - French king Jean II introduces Order of the Star
On 01/06/1367 - Richard II, Bordeaux, France, king of England (1377-99)
On 01/06/1374 - Andreas Corsini, Italian saint/bishop of Fiesole, dies
On 01/06/1412 - Joan of Arc, Domremy, martyr
On 01/06/1425 - Jan of Bavaria, liege of Holland/bishop/duke, dies
On 01/06/1448 - Christopher III, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
On 01/06/1453 - Emperor Frederik III becomes archduke of Austria
On 01/06/1486 - Martin Agricola, [M Sore], German composer/cantor
On 01/06/1488 - Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (Silvae)
On 01/06/1496 - Moorish fortress Alhambra, near Grenada, surrenders to the Christi
On 01/06/1497 - Jews are expelled from Graz (Syria)
On 01/06/1535 - City of Lima Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro
On 01/06/1536 - Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect/painter, dies
On 01/06/1540 - King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves
On 01/06/1541 - Bernard van Orley, Flemish royal painter of Hungary, dies at about 52
On 01/06/1579 - Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras
On 01/06/1585 - Claude Favre baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas, French grammaria
On 01/06/1587 - Gaspar de Guzm?n, Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43)
On 01/06/1592 - Johan Casimir, palsgrave at the Rhine, dies
On 01/06/1602 - Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Dutch baron of Sucha/army leader
On 01/06/1622 - Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
On 01/06/1639 - Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed
On 01/06/1646 - Elias Hill, German architect of Augsburg, dies at 72
On 01/06/1663 - Great earthquake in New England
On 01/06/1681 - 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher)
On 01/06/1683 - Fran?ois de La Croix, composer
On 01/06/1685 - Malachias Siebenhaar, composer, dies at 68
On 01/06/1690 - Emperor Leopold's son Jozef chosen Roman Catholic king
On 01/06/1692 - Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer
On 01/06/1693 - Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey), dies at 51
On 01/06/1694 - Francesco Morosini, Italian army general, dies
On 01/06/1695 - Giuseppe Sammartini, composer
On 01/06/1697 - Carlo Mannelli, composer, dies at 56
On 01/06/1702 - Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, composer
On 01/06/1702 - Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [NS=Jan 17]
On 01/06/1725 - Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Jap playwright (Yotsugi Soga), dies at about 71
On 01/06/1728 - Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer
On 01/06/1728 - Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet
On 01/06/1732 - Matija A Reljkovic, Croatia, writer (Satir iliti divji covic)
On 01/06/1738 - Franz Xaver Murschhauser, composer, dies at 74
On 01/06/1742 - Johann Georg Reinhardt, composer, dies
On 01/06/1745 - Jacques Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (1st pioneer balloonist)
On 01/06/1745 - James Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (1st pioneer balloonist)
On 01/06/1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow
On 01/06/1759 - George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
On 01/06/1773 - Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
On 01/06/1776 - Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel
On 01/06/1781 - Battle of Jersey (Island in UK)
On 01/06/1784 - Turkey & Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
On 01/06/1785 - Haym Salomon, dies in Phila at 44, helped finance the revolution
On 01/06/1790 - Johann Trier, composer, dies at 73
On 01/06/1791 - Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer
On 01/06/1794 - Kaspar Masek, composer
On 01/06/1798 - Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer
On 01/06/1799 - Jedediah Strong Smith, US fur trader/explorer
On 01/06/1799 - W G Frederik, prince of Orange/general, dies at 25
On 01/06/1799 - Maria G Agnesi, Italian mathematician (x?y=a?(a-y)), dies at 80
On 01/06/1800 - Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician
On 01/06/1800 - William Jones, composer, dies at 73
On 01/06/1802 - Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
On 01/06/1803 - Henri Herz, composer
On 01/06/1807 - Ludwig Erk, composer
On 01/06/1807 - Joseph Holt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
On 01/06/1811 - Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction senator, died in 1874
On 01/06/1822 - Heinrich Schliemann, German polyglot/archeologist (Troje)
On 01/06/1826 - Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
On 01/06/1827 - John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
On 01/06/1827 - John Wesley Frazer, Brig General (Confederate Army), die in 1906
On 01/06/1829 - Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author
On 01/06/1831 - Rodolphe Kreutzer, Fr composer/violinist (Kreutzersonate), dies at 64
On 01/06/1832 - New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
On 01/06/1832 - Gustave Dor?, Strasbourg Fr, illustrator (Inferno, Ancient Mariner)
On 01/06/1835 - Martin K?hler, Germany, theologist
On 01/06/1838 - Max Bruch, K?ln (Cologne), Germany, composer
On 01/06/1838 - Samuel Morse made 1st public demonstration of telegraph
On 01/06/1839 - 2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"
On 01/06/1842 - 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India
On 01/06/1842 - Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist)
On 01/06/1850 - Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist (New Era)
On 01/06/1850 - Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha)
On 01/06/1854 - Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle
On 01/06/1856 - Giuseppe Martucci, composer
On 01/06/1857 - Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn
On 01/06/1859 - Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)
On 01/06/1861 - Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer
On 01/06/1861 - NYC mayor proposes NY become a free city, trading with N & S
On 01/06/1861 - Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola
On 01/06/1864 - Ban Johnson, Norwalk Ct, baseball founder (American League)
On 01/06/1867 - Georges Martin Witkowski, composer
On 01/06/1868 - Vittorio Monti, composer
On 01/06/1872 - Alexander N Scriabin, Moscow, hallucinogenic composer (Prometheus)
On 01/06/1873 - Karl Straube, German organist/conductor
On 01/06/1873 - US Congress begins investigating Cr?dit Mobilier scandal
On 01/06/1873 - Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"
On 01/06/1878 - Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
On 01/06/1880 - Record snow cover in Seattle-120 cm
On 01/06/1880 - Tom Mix, Mix Run PA, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin)
On 01/06/1880 - Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer
On 01/06/1882 - Samuel Rayburn, Tenn, (Rep-D-Tx), speaker of the House (1940-57)
On 01/06/1883 - Ontario Rugby Football Union forms
On 01/06/1883 - Khalil Gibran, Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
On 01/06/1884 - Gregor Mendel, Augustine monk/heredity pioneer, dies at 61
On 01/06/1884 - Paul Taglioni, "the Great," Ital/Austrian choreographer, dies at 75
On 01/06/1885 - Peter C Asbjfrnsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72
On 01/06/1889 - Alan M Bateman, Canadian geologist (Yale professor)
On 01/06/1891 - Ted McDonald, cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's)
On 01/06/1892 - Ludwig Berger, writer
On 01/06/1893 - Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
On 01/06/1896 - Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony
On 01/06/1896 - 1st US women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden
On 01/06/1896 - Abram N Pritzker, US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine)
On 01/06/1896 - Freerk Siemon Wolters, notary/resistance fighter
On 01/06/1897 - P?ter Veres, literary/Hungarian minister of defense
On 01/06/1897 - Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family)
On 01/06/1898 - 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
On 01/06/1898 - Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
On 01/06/1899 - Phyllis Haver, Douglas KS, silent screen actress (What Price Glory)
On 01/06/1900 - Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
On 01/06/1900 - Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
On 01/06/1900 - Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso," premieres in Paris
On 01/06/1901 - T?mas Gudmundsson, Iceland, poet
On 01/06/1901 - Patrick Aherne, England, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes)
On 01/06/1902 - Mark Brunswick, composer
On 01/06/1902 - Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer
On 01/06/1903 - Dutch Press museum opens in Amsterdam
On 01/06/1903 - Boris Blacher, Newchwang China, German composer (Orchester-Ornament)
On 01/06/1903 - Stanley Smith, KC MO, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts)
On 01/06/1903 - Maurice Abravanel, Saloniki Greece, conductor/composer
On 01/06/1903 - Francis L Sullivan, London England, actor (Missing Rembrandt)
On 01/06/1905 - Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
On 01/06/1906 - Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
On 01/06/1906 - Benedict Vilakazi, S Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
On 01/06/1906 - Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs," premieres in Paris
On 01/06/1907 - Walter Read, cricketer (Engl batsman, 117 at no 10 v Aust 1884), dies
On 01/06/1907 - Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
On 01/06/1908 - Menahem Avidom, composer
On 01/06/1909 - Johannes H Moesman, Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor)
On 01/06/1909 - Keith Davis, voice tutor/author
On 01/06/1910 - Wright Morris, US writer
On 01/06/1911 - Joey Adams, Bkln NY, comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact)
On 01/06/1911 - Yannis Andreou Papaioannou, composer
On 01/06/1911 - Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)
On 01/06/1911 - Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor (Telegram, Town People)
On 01/06/1912 - New Mexico becomes 47th state
On 01/06/1912 - Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer
On 01/06/1913 - Tom Brown, NYC, actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky)
On 01/06/1913 - Loretta Young, Salt Lake City Ut, actr (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger)
On 01/06/1913 - Edward Gierek, party leader (Polish CP)
On 01/06/1914 - Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
On 01/06/1914 - Arnold Richardson, composer
On 01/06/1914 - David Bruce, Kankakee Ill, actor (Harry-Beulah)
On 01/06/1914 - Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
On 01/06/1915 - Don Edwards, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
On 01/06/1915 - Alan Watts, Kent England, writer (Book on the Taboo)
On 01/06/1915 - Reginald Wood, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1886), dies
On 01/06/1916 - Philip Bezanson, composer
On 01/06/1917 - Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82
On 01/06/1917 - Guillermo Rosario, Dutch Antilles, writer (E rais ku no ke muri)
On 01/06/1918 - Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72
On 01/06/1918 - Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
On 01/06/1918 - Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)
On 01/06/1919 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th Pres (1901-09), dies in NY at 60
On 01/06/1919 - Sylvia Syms, US singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes)
On 01/06/1920 - Sun Myung Moon, evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies)
On 01/06/1920 - Earl Kim, composer
On 01/06/1920 - Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
On 01/06/1921 - Lou Harris, pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
On 01/06/1921 - Cary Middlecoff, golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award)
On 01/06/1922 - Finn Einar Mortensen, composer
On 01/06/1922 - -13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
On 01/06/1923 - Leah Chase, master chef, in the creole tradition
On 01/06/1924 - Earl Scruggs, NC, bluegrass musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett)
On 01/06/1924 - Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches," premieres in Monte Carlo
On 01/06/1925 - Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m
On 01/06/1925 - John Z DeLorean, former automaker (DeLorean)
On 01/06/1926 - Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
On 01/06/1927 - US marines sent to Nicaragua
On 01/06/1928 - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
On 01/06/1928 - Alvin C Kraenzlein, track star (Olympic-4 gold-1900), dies at 51
On 01/06/1929 - Wilbert Harrison, R & B singer (Kansas City)
On 01/06/1929 - Nicolas Nikolayevitch, grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72
On 01/06/1929 - Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
On 01/06/1930 - Vic Tayback, Bkln NY, actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper)
On 01/06/1930 - Denis Pitts, journalist
On 01/06/1930 - Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours
On 01/06/1930 - 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
On 01/06/1931 - Gerard van Muiden, Dutch MP (CDA)
On 01/06/1931 - Graeme Hole, cricketer (Australian batsman of the fifties)
On 01/06/1931 - E[dgar] L[aurence] Doctorow,, NYC, novelist (World's Fair)
On 01/06/1932 - Sacha Distel, French singer
On 01/06/1933 - Capucine, [Germaine Lefebvre], Toulon France, actress (Pink Panther)
On 01/06/1934 - Bobby Lord, Sanford Fla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
On 01/06/1935 - Paul Wilson, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
On 01/06/1935 - Ian Meckiff, cricketer (Austr quick 57-63, "threw"? his career away)
On 01/06/1935 - Nino Tempo, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
On 01/06/1935 - George P Baker, US playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
On 01/06/1936 - Julio Mar?a Sanguinetti Cairolo, president of Uruguay (1985-90, 95-
On 01/06/1936 - Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
On 01/06/1936 - Charles A Stoneham, pres (NY Giants), dies
On 01/06/1937 - Lou Holtz, US, football coach (NJ Jets)
On 01/06/1937 - Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
On 01/06/1937 - Doris Troy, [Payne], US soul singer/songwriter (Just One Kiss)
On 01/06/1938 - Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx
On 01/06/1939 - Albert Ward, cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1893-95), dies
On 01/06/1940 - Ed Zschau, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
On 01/06/1941 - Franz Hessel, writer, dies at 60
On 01/06/1941 - FDR's "4 Freedoms" speech (speech, worship, from want & from fear)
On 01/06/1941 - Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go)
On 01/06/1942 - Barbara Lynn Alexander, producer
On 01/06/1942 - 1st around world flight (Pan Am "Pacific Clipper")
On 01/06/1942 - Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
On 01/06/1943 - Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager
On 01/06/1943 - Paul James Nunn, mountaineer
On 01/06/1943 - Osvaldo Soriano, writer
On 01/06/1944 - Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time)
On 01/06/1944 - Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager [or 1943]
On 01/06/1944 - Henry Kravis, author (The Money Machine)
On 01/06/1944 - Robert Landers, Tarrant County TX, PGA golfer (Ft Worth-1976, 78, 80)
On 01/06/1944 - Van McCoy, US soul singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle)
On 01/06/1945 - Barry Holstein Lopez, US author (Of Wolves & Men)
On 01/06/1945 - Barry John, Welsh international rugby player
On 01/06/1945 - Pepe Le Pew, cartoon skunk (Au Dorable Kitty)
On 01/06/1945 - Future president George Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye NY
On 01/06/1946 - Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett, lead guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in Wall)
On 01/06/1946 - Harold Jackson, Hattiesburg, MS, NFL wide receiver (LA, New Engl)
On 01/06/1946 - Syd Barrett, Cambridge England, rocker (Pink Floyd-Wall)
On 01/06/1946 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
On 01/06/1947 - Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
On 01/06/1947 - Ian Millar, Halifax NS, dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Oly-96)
On 01/06/1948 - Dayle Hadlee, cricketer (brother of Richard, NZ medium-pacer of 70's)
On 01/06/1948 - Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
On 01/06/1948 - Guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS 27, STS 35
On 01/06/1949 - Richard Horowitz, composer
On 01/06/1949 - Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972)
On 01/06/1950 - Britain recognizes Communist government of China
On 01/06/1950 - Isaiah Bowman, geographer/co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 7
On 01/06/1950 - "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
On 01/06/1951 - Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
On 01/06/1951 - Kim Wilson, rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
On 01/06/1951 - "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 perfs
On 01/06/1952 - Armelia McQueen, NC (Bkln Conservatory), actress
On 01/06/1952 - Grant Goodeve, New Haven Conn, actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty)
On 01/06/1953 - Malcolm Young, Glasgow Scotland, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
On 01/06/1953 - WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/06/1954 - Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
On 01/06/1954 - Anthony Minghella, director (English Patient)
On 01/06/1956 - Rowan Atkinson, England, comedian/actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder)
On 01/06/1956 - KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
On 01/06/1956 - Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from
On 01/06/1957 - Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia
On 01/06/1957 - Nancy Lopez Knight, Torrance Calif, pro golfer (1981 Dinah Shore)
On 01/06/1957 - C Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86)
On 01/06/1957 - Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
On 01/06/1958 - Gibson patents Flying V Guitar
On 01/06/1958 - Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun, dies at 85
On 01/06/1958 - WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/06/1958 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings
On 01/06/1959 - Nancy Rubin Sharff, New Kensington, LPGA golfer (1991 Jamie Farr-9th)
On 01/06/1959 - Kathy Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
On 01/06/1959 - Kapil Dev, cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982)
On 01/06/1959 - John Singleton, LA Calif, director (Boyz n The Hood)
On 01/06/1959 - Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54
On 01/06/1960 - Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
On 01/06/1960 - Paul William Azinger, Holyoke MA, PGA golfer (1987 Phoenix Open)
On 01/06/1960 - Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
On 01/06/1961 - Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76
On 01/06/1961 - Dirk de Vries, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
On 01/06/1961 - Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)
On 01/06/1961 - Paul Azinger, golfer
On 01/06/1962 - Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57
On 01/06/1962 - Philip Brown, Birmingham Engl, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
On 01/06/1962 - Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
On 01/06/1963 - Norm Charlton, Fort Polk LA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
On 01/06/1963 - "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
On 01/06/1963 - "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
On 01/06/1963 - Lourens GM Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter, dies at 6
On 01/06/1963 - Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
On 01/06/1963 - Philippe Perrin, Meknes Morocco, Lt Col FAF/astronaut
On 01/06/1964 - Edgar Maass, German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67
On 01/06/1964 - Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
On 01/06/1964 - Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
On 01/06/1964 - Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
On 01/06/1964 - Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
On 01/06/1965 - John Larkin, dir (Circumstanial Evidence), dies of heart attack at 52
On 01/06/1965 - Christine Wachtel, E German running star (world indoor record 800m)
On 01/06/1965 - Jose Dejesus, US baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
On 01/06/1965 - Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against S Africa, his best Test bowling
On 01/06/1965 - Tim McDonald, NFL player (SF 49ers)
On 01/06/1965 - Lindsay H Burns, Big Timber Mont, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
On 01/06/1966 - Donnell Woolford, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears)
On 01/06/1966 - Bob Kratch, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
On 01/06/1966 - Shahid Saeed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in Test v India 1989)
On 01/06/1967 - Johnny Keane, baseball player/mgr (Cards, NY Yanks), dies at 55
On 01/06/1967 - Arnhem "Tata" Joseph Weiss, "the Zigeunerbaron," buried
On 01/06/1967 - KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
On 01/06/1967 - 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines
On 01/06/1967 - Peter Loran, Teaneck NJ, rock vocalist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
On 01/06/1967 - Larry Donald, Cincinnati Ohio, US boxer (Olympic-92)
On 01/06/1967 - David Belcher, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
On 01/06/1967 - "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
On 01/06/1968 - John Singleton, director/screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood)
On 01/06/1968 - Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
On 01/06/1968 - Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation
On 01/06/1968 - Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon
On 01/06/1968 - Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Phila Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/06/1968 - Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 8
On 01/06/1968 - Vlastimil Plavucha, Banska Bystrica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia
On 01/06/1969 - WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/06/1969 - Florence Descampe, Brussels Belgium, LPGA golfer (1992 McCall)
On 01/06/1969 - Alvin Morman, Rockingham NC, pitcher (Houston Astros)
On 01/06/1969 - Nick A'Hern, Australian 20k walker (Olympics-22-92, 96)
On 01/06/1969 - Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
On 01/06/1969 - Jason Childs, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
On 01/06/1970 - Keenan McCardell, NFL wide receiver (Cleve Browns, Jaguars)
On 01/06/1970 - Gabrielle Reece, Trinidad, volleyball star/model (Extremists)
On 01/06/1970 - Ren? Binken, soccer player (Volendam)
On 01/06/1970 - Kerrin Petty, Townshend Vt, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
On 01/06/1970 - John Gerak, NFL tight end/guide (Minn Vikings, St Louis Rams)
On 01/06/1970 - Geert Brusselers, soccer player (NAC)
On 01/06/1970 - Daniel Naulty, LA Calif, pitcher (Minn Twins)
On 01/06/1971 - Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
On 01/06/1971 - Mike Wells, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
On 01/06/1971 - Myron Baker, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
On 01/06/1971 - Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
On 01/06/1971 - Jed DeVries, NFL tackle (Cleve Browns)
On 01/06/1972 - Denis Montana, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts)
On 01/06/1972 - Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR
On 01/06/1972 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
On 01/06/1972 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
On 01/06/1972 - Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (SD Chargers, Phila Eagles)
On 01/06/1972 - Shae Marks, New Orleans LA, playmate (May, 1994)
On 01/06/1973 - Sairaj Bahatule, cricketer (promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder)
On 01/06/1973 - "Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
On 01/06/1974 - "CBS Mystery Theater," premieres on radio
On 01/06/1974 - England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
On 01/06/1974 - Juan Roque, tackle (Detroit Lions)
On 01/06/1974 - Marcus Crandell, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
On 01/06/1974 - Paul Grant, NBA center (Minn Timberwolves)
On 01/06/1974 - David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
On 01/06/1975 - "Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-tv
On 01/06/1975 - Laura Berg, Whittier CA, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
On 01/06/1975 - James Farrior, linebacker (NY Jets)
On 01/06/1975 - Noel Madison, actor (Jitterbugs, Black Raven), dies at 77
On 01/06/1975 - "AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
On 01/06/1976 - Oscar Espl?, Spanish philosopher/composer (Sonata del Sur), dies at 8
On 01/06/1976 - Agnieszka Zielinska, Miss Poland Universe (1997)
On 01/06/1976 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
On 01/06/1976 - Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
On 01/06/1976 - Danny Pintauro, Milltown NJ, actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss)
On 01/06/1976 - Jeremy Linn, US, 100m breaststroke (Olympics-silver/gold-96)
On 01/06/1976 - Richard Zednik, Bystrica CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Wash)
On 01/06/1977 - Amy Zappone, Wolcott Connecticut, Miss America-Connecticut (1996)
On 01/06/1977 - Stacey Gartrell, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
On 01/06/1977 - EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
On 01/06/1978 - Steve Hartsell, Ann Arbor Mich, pairs skater (& Danielle Hartsell)
On 01/06/1978 - John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80
On 01/06/1978 - 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
On 01/06/1978 - US hand over St Stephan crown to Hungary
On 01/06/1980 - Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India
On 01/06/1980 - Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
On 01/06/1980 - "1940's Radio Hour" closes at St James Theater NYC after 105 perfs
On 01/06/1981 - A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84
On 01/06/1981 - 50th hat trick in Islander history-John Tonelli scored 5 goals
On 01/06/1984 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission
On 01/06/1984 - Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee
On 01/06/1985 - Robert H W Welch Jr, US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85
On 01/06/1986 - Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian, dies at 90
On 01/06/1986 - STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
On 01/06/1986 - Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
On 01/06/1986 - Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
On 01/06/1986 - British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns
On 01/06/1987 - Astronomers at U of Calif see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
On 01/06/1987 - 100th US Congress convenes
On 01/06/1988 - Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46
On 01/06/1989 - Baby lion-tailed macaques, at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)
On 01/06/1989 - Hirohito, Japan`s emperor (1922-89), dies at 87 after 62-year reign
On 01/06/1990 - NY Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (#s are 18-25-26-32-42-44)
On 01/06/1990 - Hans Jaray, actor (Lydia, Fedora), dies
On 01/06/1990 - Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40
On 01/06/1991 - Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec)
On 01/06/1991 - "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
On 01/06/1991 - "Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances
On 01/06/1991 - Ada Moore, entertainer, dies of cancer at 64
On 01/06/1991 - Jorge Serrano El?as elected president of Guatemala
On 01/06/1992 - Avon Jaeger Hill, entertainer, dies of cancer at 44
On 01/06/1992 - Vincent Placoly, Martinique writer (Une journ?e torride), dies at 45
On 01/06/1992 - Elaine McKenna, Australian actress (Peg Martin-Cell Block H), dies
On 01/06/1992 - NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
On 01/06/1992 - Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle," premieres in LA
On 01/06/1992 - Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG
On 01/06/1992 - Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his 1st Test innings
On 01/06/1993 - Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70
On 01/06/1993 - Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
On 01/06/1993 - John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
On 01/06/1993 - Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
On 01/06/1993 - Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
On 01/06/1993 - Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews
On 01/06/1994 - Morty the Moose, (Northern Exposure), dies at 6
On 01/06/1994 - Tip O'Neill, speaker of the house, dies of cancer
On 01/06/1994 - Virginia Kelley Clinton, Mother of Pres Clinton, dies at 70
On 01/06/1994 - Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)
On 01/06/1994 - "Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performance
On 01/06/1994 - Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)
On 01/06/1994 - Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
On 01/06/1994 - Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
On 01/06/1994 - Gerardus J Sizoo, physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies
On 01/06/1994 - "Iron" Adriaan van Es, Dutch undersec of Navy (1963-72), dies at 80
On 01/06/1995 - Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Dutch playwright/director (Pinter), dies at 8
On 01/06/1995 - Joe Slovo, Latvian/S African attorney/sect-gen (SACR), dies at 68
On 01/06/1995 - James Clay, saxophonist, dies at 59
On 01/06/1995 - Edward Sutcliffe, judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77
On 01/06/1995 - Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)
On 01/06/1996 - Duane Hanson, sculptor, dies at 60
On 01/06/1996 - John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher, dies at 68
On 01/06/1996 - Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician, dies at 80
On 01/06/1996 - Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
On 01/06/1996 - Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician, dies at 94
On 01/06/1997 - Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52
On 01/06/1997 - Litz Pisk, movement teacher, dies at 87
On 01/06/1997 - Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39
On 01/06/1997 - "It's a Slippery Slope," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
On 01/06/1998 - Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach
On 01/06/1998 - Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/07/312 - Lucianus of Antioch, theologist/saint, dies
On 01/07/754 - Pope Stefanus II arrives in Ponthion
On 01/07/1130 - Baldricus Burgoliensis, French historian/archbishop, dies at about 83
On 01/07/1285 - Charles I of Anjou, king of Naples/bro of King Louis IX, dies at 58
On 01/07/1325 - Afonso IV succeeds Dionysius as king of Portugal
On 01/07/1325 - Dionysius, the justified, King of Portugal (1279-1325), dies
On 01/07/1451 - Amadeus VIII, last anti-pope Felix V (1439-49), dies at 67
On 01/07/1528 - Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarra/mother of French King Henry IV
On 01/07/1529 - Peter Vischer, the Old, German count of Sebaldus, dies
On 01/07/1536 - Catherine of Aragon, 1st wife of England's King Henry VIII, dies
On 01/07/1537 - Alessandro de' Medici, Italian monarch of Florence, assassinated
On 01/07/1539 - Sebasti?n de Covarrubias Horozco, Spanish lexicographer
On 01/07/1558 - Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
On 01/07/1566 - Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
On 01/07/1566 - Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
On 01/07/1566 - Ludovicus Blosius, [Louis de Blois "Dacrianus"], wrtier, dies
On 01/07/1579 - England signs an offensive & defensive alliance with Netherland
On 01/07/1584 - Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia & Holy Roman empire
On 01/07/1590 - Jacob Andreae, German theologist (Formulae Concordiae), dies at 61
On 01/07/1591 - Jacobus de Kerle, French/Flemish composer, dies at about 59
On 01/07/1598 - Theodorus I, [Fedor Ivanovitch], czar of Russia (1584-98), dies at 40
On 01/07/1598 - Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodore I
On 01/07/1601 - Robert, Earl of Essex leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
On 01/07/1608 - Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
On 01/07/1610 - Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa & Ganymede
On 01/07/1611 - James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
On 01/07/1612 - Paul de La Pierre, composer
On 01/07/1618 - Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor
On 01/07/1622 - Germany & Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg
On 01/07/1630 - Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
On 01/07/1634 - Adam Krieger, German composer
On 01/07/1652 - Pavao Vitezovic, Croatia, writer/historian
On 01/07/1653 - Bernhard Albinus, Germany, court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
On 01/07/1654 - Fire after heavy storm destroys 2/3 of De Rijp Neth, 1 dies
On 01/07/1655 - Innocentius X, [Giambattista Pamfili], pope (1644-55), dies at 80
On 01/07/1678 - Johannes Flittner, composer, dies at 59
On 01/07/1685 - Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company
On 01/07/1695 - Mary II Stuart, queen of England, dies at 32 [OS=Dec 28 1694]
On 01/07/1698 - Russian Czar Peter the Great departs Neth to England
On 01/07/1710 - Josef Antonin Sehling, composer
On 01/07/1714 - Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
On 01/07/1721 - Rochus Aerts, Flemish sculptor, dies [or 1739]
On 01/07/1722 - Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet, dies at 60
On 01/07/1736 - Ceslav Vanura, composer, dies at 41
On 01/07/1755 - Gallus Zeiler, composer, dies at 49
On 01/07/1758 - Allan Ramsay Sr, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71
On 01/07/1761 - Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
On 01/07/1782 - 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
On 01/07/1784 - 1st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
On 01/07/1785 - 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard & Jeffries)
On 01/07/1790 - Antonio Corbisiero, composer, dies at 69
On 01/07/1799 - Daniel Tyler, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
On 01/07/1800 - Millard Fillmore, Locke NY, (Whig) 13th president (1850-53)
On 01/07/1808 - Jacob Ammen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
On 01/07/1810 - Joseph Lipavsky, composer, dies at 37
On 01/07/1816 - Stephen Miller, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
On 01/07/1817 - 2nd Bank of US opens
On 01/07/1821 - Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell, Brig General (Confed Army), died in 1891
On 01/07/1822 - 1st printing in Hawaii
On 01/07/1822 - Theodor Aufrecht, German indologist (Rigveda's Hymns)
On 01/07/1822 - Lucius C M Bakker, Frisian physician/author (Goethe)
On 01/07/1822 - Liberia colonized by Americans
On 01/07/1824 - James Morrison Hawes, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
On 01/07/1830 - (Samuel) Emerson Opdycke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
On 01/07/1830 - 1st US Railroad Station opens (Baltimore)
On 01/07/1830 - Charlotte J T, infant of Portugal's ex, dies at 53
On 01/07/1830 - Albert Bierstadt, Germany, painter (US landscapes)
On 01/07/1833 - Ramon Felix Cuellar y Altarriba, composer, dies at 55
On 01/07/1835 - HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago
On 01/07/1842 - Johan Lindegren, composer
On 01/07/1842 - Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Stabat Mater" premieres in Paris
On 01/07/1843 - Franz Schoberlechner, composer, dies at 45
On 01/07/1844 - Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, [St Bernadette of Lourdes], saint/visionary
On 01/07/1845 - Louis III, last king of Bavaria (1913-18)
On 01/07/1845 - Paul Deusen, German philosopher (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft)
On 01/07/1853 - Nikolai Arkas, composer
On 01/07/1855 - Eli?zer Ben-Jehuda, [Perelmann], Latvia, writer (1st hebrew newspaper
On 01/07/1858 - Willem Broes, vicar/theologist (Textenrol), dies at 91
On 01/07/1860 - Emanuil Mandlov, composer
On 01/07/1861 - Florida troops takeover Ft Marion at St Augustine
On 01/07/1862 - Battle of Manassas Junction, VA
On 01/07/1862 - Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, WV
On 01/07/1868 - Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist
On 01/07/1868 - Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson
On 01/07/1868 - Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock
On 01/07/1868 - William Batchelder Bradbury, composer, dies at 51
On 01/07/1870 - Karl Schwencke, composer, dies at 72
On 01/07/1873 - Charles Pierre P?guy, Orl?ans Fr, Catholic writer (God Speaks)
On 01/07/1873 - Adolph Zukor, Hungary, movie producer/director/executive (Paramount)
On 01/07/1875 - Thomas Hicks, English/US marathon runner: (Olympic-gold-1904)
On 01/07/1876 - William Yeates Hurlstone, composer
On 01/07/1877 - Johannes F Buziau, Dutch cabaret performer (1 great dog)
On 01/07/1879 - St Bernadette (Marie-Bernarde Soubirous), 1844(?), religious visionar
On 01/07/1879 - Dutch King Willem II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont
On 01/07/1883 - Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (WW II)
On 01/07/1887 - Abraham I van Lier, Dutch actor/director (Gran Th??tre), dies at 74
On 01/07/1888 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Valley of Fear" (BG)
On 01/07/1890 - W B Purvis patents fountain pen
On 01/07/1890 - Henny Porten, Magdeburg Germany, silent screen star (Deception)
On 01/07/1890 - Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer, dies at 82
On 01/07/1890 - Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)
On 01/07/1890 - Augusta Maria L Katharina, wife of Germ emperor Wilhelm I, dies at 78
On 01/07/1891 - Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer, dies at 79
On 01/07/1892 - Rudolf Moser, composer
On 01/07/1892 - Mine explosion kills 100, Krebs, Okla-blacks trying to help rescue wh
On 01/07/1892 - Tewfik Pasja, viceroy of Egypt, dies at 39
On 01/07/1893 - Hermann Sudermanns "Heimat," premieres in Berlin
On 01/07/1894 - Jose Rozo Contreras, composer
On 01/07/1894 - Motion picture experiment of comedian Fred Ott filmed sneezing
On 01/07/1895 - Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist
On 01/07/1896 - Arnold Ridley, Bath England, actor/dramatist (The Ghost Train)
On 01/07/1896 - Fanny Farmer publishes her 1st cookbook
On 01/07/1898 - Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer
On 01/07/1898 - Art Baker, NYC, TV host (You Asked For It)
On 01/07/1899 - Kenneth Thomson, Pitts, actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant)
On 01/07/1899 - Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
On 01/07/1899 - Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, Paris, composer/pianist (Les Biches)
On 01/07/1903 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Blanched Soldier" (BG)
On 01/07/1903 - Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger," premieres in Brussel
On 01/07/1903 - Albrecht Haushofer, writer
On 01/07/1903 - Alan Napier, Birmingham England, actor (Alfred-Batman)
On 01/07/1903 - Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer
On 01/07/1903 - Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer
On 01/07/1904 - Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st intl radio distress signal
On 01/07/1905 - Francis Taylor, builder
On 01/07/1907 - Anton Urspruch, composer, dies at 56
On 01/07/1907 - Clyde Fitch' "Truth," premieres in NYC
On 01/07/1907 - Nicanor Zabaleta, San Sebastian, Spain, harpist
On 01/07/1908 - England beat Australia by one wicket at the MCG
On 01/07/1910 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
On 01/07/1910 - Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
On 01/07/1910 - Alain JG de Rothschild, France, banker/baron
On 01/07/1911 - 1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF
On 01/07/1911 - Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
On 01/07/1911 - Merv Waite, cricketer (S Australian all-rounder)
On 01/07/1912 - Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
On 01/07/1913 - William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
On 01/07/1913 - Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)
On 01/07/1913 - Shirley Ross, Omaha NE, actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm)
On 01/07/1914 - 1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
On 01/07/1915 - Herman Musaph, Dutch psychiatrist/sexologist/founder (NVSH)
On 01/07/1916 - German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun
On 01/07/1916 - Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day bicyclist
On 01/07/1916 - Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
On 01/07/1917 - Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer
On 01/07/1918 - Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
On 01/07/1918 - Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
On 01/07/1920 - Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, engineer/Industrialis
On 01/07/1920 - Albert Meltzer, anarchist
On 01/07/1920 - Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer
On 01/07/1921 - Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
On 01/07/1921 - John Lanigan, tenor
On 01/07/1922 - Antonio Scontrino, composer, dies at 71
On 01/07/1922 - Vincent Gardenia, Naples Italy, actor (All in the Family, LA Law)
On 01/07/1922 - Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist
On 01/07/1923 - Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan
On 01/07/1923 - Charles Russell Woolen, composer
On 01/07/1924 - Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)
On 01/07/1925 - Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC
On 01/07/1925 - Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
On 01/07/1927 - Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Ill)
On 01/07/1927 - Coml transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between NY & London
On 01/07/1928 - Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)
On 01/07/1928 - William Peter Blatty, NYC, author/director (The Exorcist)
On 01/07/1929 - 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & East Indies
On 01/07/1929 - "Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
On 01/07/1929 - "Buck Rogers," 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
On 01/07/1929 - Terry Moore, [Helen Luella Koford], LA Cal, actress (Little Sheba)
On 01/07/1929 - Kenneth Henry, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1952)
On 01/07/1929 - Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
On 01/07/1929 - Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
On 01/07/1930 - Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness," premieres in NYC
On 01/07/1930 - Rudolf H?pke, historian (Entstehung Holl?nd Wirtschaft), dies at 45
On 01/07/1931 - Mack Mattingly, (Sen-R-GA, 1981-86)
On 01/07/1932 - 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Mich
On 01/07/1932 - Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (Bright Paradise), dies at 60
On 01/07/1933 - Elliot Kastner, NYC, producer (Bobo, Big Sleep, Ffolkes)
On 01/07/1933 - 1st edition of People & Fatherland published in Netherlands
On 01/07/1934 - "Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts
On 01/07/1934 - Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld
On 01/07/1934 - Charles Lamont Jenkins, NYC, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1956)
On 01/07/1935 - Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36/35)
On 01/07/1935 - Z?e Akins' "Old Maid," premieres in NYC
On 01/07/1935 - Noam Sheriff, composer
On 01/07/1936 - Eldee Young, US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
On 01/07/1936 - Howard Francis, cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies
On 01/07/1936 - Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
On 01/07/1938 - Jasperina de Jong, Dutch cabaret performer (Jan Rao en z'n Maat)
On 01/07/1939 - US worker's union leader Tom Mooney freed (jailed since 1916)
On 01/07/1939 - David Buchan, ethno-musicologist
On 01/07/1939 - Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player
On 01/07/1940 - William Elgin Swinton, child psychiatrist
On 01/07/1941 - Robert Hicks, rocker (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
On 01/07/1941 - Frederick Drew Gregory, Wash DC, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-B, 33, 44)
On 01/07/1941 - Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist
On 01/07/1942 - Paul Revere, rock keyoardist (Good Thing)
On 01/07/1942 - WW II siege of Bataan starts
On 01/07/1942 - Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63
On 01/07/1942 - Vasili Alexeyev, USSR, weightlifer (Olympic-gold-72, 76)
On 01/07/1943 - Leona Williams, singer/songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
On 01/07/1943 - Nikola Tesla, Yugoslavian physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86
On 01/07/1943 - Jim Lefebvre, Hawthorne Calif, baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
On 01/07/1943 - Nicholas Warner, test Pilot
On 01/07/1944 - J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
On 01/07/1944 - Ad [GB] Nijhuis, Dutch MP (VVD)
On 01/07/1944 - Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59
On 01/07/1944 - Mike McGear, Liverpool, singer (Paul McCartney's brother)
On 01/07/1945 - Tony Conigliaro, Mass, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
On 01/07/1945 - Lord Haw-Haw reports total German victory at Ardennen
On 01/07/1946 - Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
On 01/07/1946 - Jann S Wenner, publisher (Rolling Stone)
On 01/07/1946 - Andy Brown, rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)
On 01/07/1947 - Aust v Eng at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Aust since 188
On 01/07/1947 - David Porcelijn, Dutch composer/conductor
On 01/07/1948 - Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies
On 01/07/1948 - US president Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan
On 01/07/1948 - Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
On 01/07/1948 - Kenny Loggins, Everett WA, singer (& Messina-This is it, Footloose)
On 01/07/1949 - John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)
On 01/07/1949 - Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer
On 01/07/1949 - 1st photo of genes taken at U of S Calif by Pease & Baker
On 01/07/1950 - "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
On 01/07/1950 - Erin Gray, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers)
On 01/07/1950 - Hank Snow's 1st appearance on "Grand Ole Opry"
On 01/07/1950 - Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)
On 01/07/1951 - Johanna C H "Nelly" Bodenheim, painter (Luilekkerland), dies at 76
On 01/07/1951 - Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev, Russian mjr/cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27
On 01/07/1952 - French Plevin govt falls
On 01/07/1952 - Giuliano Ferrara
On 01/07/1953 - Agha Zahid, cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1)
On 01/07/1953 - Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo, rocker (Bob Marley & the Wailers)
On 01/07/1953 - Pres Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb
On 01/07/1954 - Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20)
On 01/07/1955 - WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/07/1955 - Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC)
On 01/07/1955 - Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)
On 01/07/1955 - Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (S Afr batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies
On 01/07/1956 - Trudie Styler, England, wife of Sting/sponsor (Rainforest Concert)
On 01/07/1956 - Robin Walton, Boise ID, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th)
On 01/07/1956 - Rosalyn Bryant, Chic Ill, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1976)
On 01/07/1956 - Vinoo Mankad scores 231 v NZ, 413 opening stand with Roy
On 01/07/1957 - Kristen Meadows, actress (Santa Barbara)
On 01/07/1957 - Al White, choreographer (NBC Comedy Hour), dies
On 01/07/1957 - Katie Couric, [Katherine], Arlington VA, TV news host (Today)
On 01/07/1958 - USSR shrinks army to 300,000
On 01/07/1958 - Petru Groza, premier/president (Romania, 1945-58), dies at 74
On 01/07/1958 - Donna Rice, New Orleans La, model/Gary Hart's lover
On 01/07/1958 - Peter R Mokaba, president (South African Youth Congress)
On 01/07/1959 - US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban govt
On 01/07/1959 - Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)
On 01/07/1960 - Luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80
On 01/07/1960 - David Marciano, Newark NJ, actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South)
On 01/07/1960 - Tierre Turner, Detroit Mich, actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid)
On 01/07/1961 - Trucial States (now UAE) issue their 1st postage stamps
On 01/07/1961 - Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74
On 01/07/1961 - 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
On 01/07/1962 - Hallie Todd, actress (Check is in the Mail)
On 01/07/1962 - Jeff Montgomery, Wellston OH, pitcher (KC Royals)
On 01/07/1962 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27
On 01/07/1962 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
On 01/07/1962 - Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, fails
On 01/07/1963 - 1st class postage raised from 4? to 5?
On 01/07/1963 - Craig Shipley, Australian/US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
On 01/07/1964 - Bahamas becomes self-governing
On 01/07/1964 - Nicolas Cage, [Coppola], actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon)
On 01/07/1964 - Francisco Maciel, Mexico, tennis star
On 01/07/1964 - Colin C McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
On 01/07/1964 - Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
On 01/07/1965 - Mark Rushmere, cricketer (S Afr opening bat in comeback Test 1992)
On 01/07/1965 - France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
On 01/07/1966 - Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA champ
On 01/07/1966 - Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
On 01/07/1966 - Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
On 01/07/1966 - Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr
On 01/07/1966 - Randy Burridge, Fort Erie, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
On 01/07/1967 - Scott Galbraith, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys)
On 01/07/1967 - Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), die
On 01/07/1967 - "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
On 01/07/1967 - Guy Hebert, Troy, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98)
On 01/07/1967 - Carl Schuricht, composer, dies at 86
On 01/07/1968 - Michael Rosati, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
On 01/07/1968 - "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
On 01/07/1968 - 1st class postage raised from 5? to 6?
On 01/07/1968 - Nathaniel Bolton, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy)
On 01/07/1969 - Chris Hatcher, US baseball outfielder (Houston Astros)
On 01/07/1969 - Doug E Doug, actor (Cosby)
On 01/07/1969 - US Congress doubles president salary
On 01/07/1969 - Erric Pegram, NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, SD Chargers)
On 01/07/1969 - Todd Kinchen, NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/07/1970 - Todd Day, NBA guard/forward (Boston Celtics)
On 01/07/1970 - Darryl Williams, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals)
On 01/07/1970 - Robert [Harriot] Barrat, actor (Bad Lands, Go West), dies at 81
On 01/07/1970 - Frank "Cliff" Mannon, Amarillo TX, team handball (Olympics-1996)
On 01/07/1970 - Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
On 01/07/1970 - Paul McCallum, CFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Claymores, Sask Roughriders)
On 01/07/1971 - Todd Yeaman, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
On 01/07/1971 - Masato Itai, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/07/1971 - Madame Spivy [LeVoe], actress (All Fall Down), dies at 64
On 01/07/1971 - Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies at 60
On 01/07/1971 - Bobby Hamilton, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals, NY Jets)
On 01/07/1971 - -40?F (-40?C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
On 01/07/1972 - Aaron John Mcintosh, Auckland NZ, sailboard yachter (Olympics-96)
On 01/07/1972 - Donald Brashear, Bedford, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
On 01/07/1972 - Chuck Levy, kick returner/running back (SF 49ers)
On 01/07/1972 - Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies
On 01/07/1972 - John Berryman, US poet (Imaginary Jew), dies
On 01/07/1972 - LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
On 01/07/1972 - Iberian Airlines crashes into 800' peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
On 01/07/1972 - William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
On 01/07/1972 - Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
On 01/07/1973 - "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
On 01/07/1973 - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
On 01/07/1973 - Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
On 01/07/1973 - US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
On 01/07/1973 - British Darts Organisation founded in North London
On 01/07/1973 - WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/07/1973 - Robert Dunn, Glenn Cove NY, team handball left wing (Olympics-1996)
On 01/07/1973 - Ricky Wood, Van Nuys Calif, diver (Olympics-96)
On 01/07/1973 - Brian Milne, fullback (Cincinnati Bengals)
On 01/07/1973 - Bobby Engram, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
On 01/07/1974 - Dutch rations gasoline
On 01/07/1974 - Jennifer LeRoy, Craig CO, playmate (Feb, 1993)
On 01/07/1975 - Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing $30,000 damage
On 01/07/1975 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
On 01/07/1975 - "Shenandoah" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 1050 performances
On 01/07/1975 - Robert Norman Waddell, Cambridge NZ, Single scull rower (Olympics-96)
On 01/07/1975 - Gary Geld & Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah," premieres in NYC
On 01/07/1977 - Dustin Diamond, San Jose Calif, actor (Screech-Saved By Bell)
On 01/07/1977 - Huyman Rights Charta '77 established in Prague
On 01/07/1978 - Angola revises its constitution
On 01/07/1979 - Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70
On 01/07/1979 - Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
On 01/07/1980 - Minn ends Phila Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends
On 01/07/1980 - Sarah Selby, actress (Tower of London), dies at 74
On 01/07/1980 - Carl White, rocker, dies
On 01/07/1981 - Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69
On 01/07/1982 - "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
On 01/07/1982 - Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
On 01/07/1982 - Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
On 01/07/1983 - Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala
On 01/07/1983 - Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England
On 01/07/1983 - August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
On 01/07/1985 - Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
On 01/07/1985 - Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
On 01/07/1985 - KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
On 01/07/1985 - Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
On 01/07/1985 - "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
On 01/07/1986 - Juan Rulfo, writer, dies
On 01/07/1986 - M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily), dies at 79
On 01/07/1986 - Chicago Bears defeat New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
On 01/07/1986 - Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
On 01/07/1986 - STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
On 01/07/1986 - US president Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
On 01/07/1987 - Larry Carr, pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at 72
On 01/07/1987 - French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
On 01/07/1987 - Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
On 01/07/1988 - Trevor Howard, actor (Ryan's Daughter), dies of bronchitis at 71
On 01/07/1989 - Cleve Cavs block 21 NY Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
On 01/07/1989 - NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
On 01/07/1989 - Intl Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
On 01/07/1989 - Akhito becomes emperor of Japan
On 01/07/1990 - Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
On 01/07/1990 - Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
On 01/07/1990 - Gail Lucas, entertainer, dies
On 01/07/1990 - Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
On 01/07/1990 - Lynn Jennings runs world record 5K indoor at 15:22.64
On 01/07/1990 - Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81
On 01/07/1991 - Joe Hicks, baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64
On 01/07/1991 - "Nia Peeples Party Machine" premieres on TV
On 01/07/1992 - Richard Hunt, puppeteer/actor (Muppet Movie), dies of AIDS at 40
On 01/07/1992 - Jhean Burton, entertainer, dies
On 01/07/1992 - Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
On 01/07/1992 - AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
On 01/07/1992 - Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
On 01/07/1993 - Richard Branda, actor (2 Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
On 01/07/1994 - United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
On 01/07/1994 - Vittorio Mezzogiorno, actor (Cafe Express), dies of heart failure 52
On 01/07/1994 - Phoumi Vongvichit, pres of Laos (1986-91), dies
On 01/07/1994 - Lynn Blessing, vibes Player, dies at 65
On 01/07/1994 - Lewis Boddington, aerospace Engineer, dies at 85
On 01/07/1994 - Jay Blackton, broadway Conductor (Oklahoma!), dies at 84
On 01/07/1994 - Bobby Pratt, jazz Trombone/Piano Player, dies at 67
On 01/07/1994 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
On 01/07/1994 - South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
On 01/07/1995 - "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 18 perf
On 01/07/1995 - William Larry White Grayson, comedian, dies at 71
On 01/07/1995 - Viktor Vorobyov, Russian general-major, dies in battle
On 01/07/1995 - Larry Grayson, British entertainer (Generation Game), dies at 65 or 7
On 01/07/1995 - "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances
On 01/07/1995 - Arthur Leavins, violinist, dies at 77
On 01/07/1995 - Harry Golombek, chess Grandmaster, dies at 83
On 01/07/1996 - 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
On 01/07/1996 - "Fool Moon" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after * performances
On 01/07/1996 - "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 perfs
On 01/07/1996 - Abbey Speakman, England, born 19 days after her twin sister
On 01/07/1996 - Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88
On 01/07/1996 - Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, archaeologist, dies at 93
On 01/07/1996 - James Holland, artist/exhibition organiser, dies at 90
On 01/07/1996 - Karoly Grosz, PM of Hungry (1987-88), dies at 65
On 01/07/1997 - Newt Gingrich, narrowly re-elected speaker of the House
On 01/07/1997 - Desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89
On 01/07/1997 - Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher/conductor, dies at 84
On 01/08/482 - Severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies
On 01/08/482 - Severinus, saint, dies
On 01/08/624 - Abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle
On 01/08/624 - Moslem army occupies Kurashitische Caravan
On 01/08/794 - Vikings attacked Lindisfarne Island
On 01/08/871 - Battle at Ashdown: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
On 01/08/1081 - Henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)
On 01/08/1198 - Coelestinus III, [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies
On 01/08/1198 - Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III
On 01/08/1214 - Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France
On 01/08/1324 - Marco Polo, Venetian explorer/gov of Nanking, dies
On 01/08/1336 - Giotto di Bondone, Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71
On 01/08/1455 - Laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73
On 01/08/1499 - Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brit
On 01/08/1558 - French troops under duke de Guise occupy Calais
On 01/08/1567 - Jacob Vaet, Flemish composer/royal chaplain master, dies at about 37
On 01/08/1583 - Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist
On 01/08/1587 - Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots)
On 01/08/1589 - Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)
On 01/08/1598 - Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
On 01/08/1598 - Genoa Italy expels Jews
On 01/08/1598 - Johan Georg, elector of Brandenburg (1571-91), dies at 72
On 01/08/1628 - Fran?ois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier
On 01/08/1632 - Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist
On 01/08/1642 - Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy
On 01/08/1651 - Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer, dies at 56
On 01/08/1656 - Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
On 01/08/1658 - Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)
On 01/08/1668 - Jean Gilles, composer
On 01/08/1675 - 1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co)
On 01/08/1696 - Michael de Ronghe, composer, dies at 75
On 01/08/1705 - Georg F H?ndels 1st opera "Almira," premieres in Hamburg
On 01/08/1711 - Philips van Almonde, Zealand lt admiral, dies at 66
On 01/08/1713 - Arcangelo Corelli, composer/violinist (Concerti Grossi), dies at 59
On 01/08/1716 - Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested
On 01/08/1745 - England, Austria, Neth & Saxon sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance
On 01/08/1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling [NS=Jan 19]
On 01/08/1760 - Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth
On 01/08/1767 - Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1822-28)
On 01/08/1775 - John Baskerville, English printer/type designer, dies at 68
On 01/08/1777 - Filippo Traetta, Italy, composer/musicologist
On 01/08/1779 - John White, composer
On 01/08/1786 - Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd bank of US 1st effective central bank
On 01/08/1787 - Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer
On 01/08/1788 - Erik Drake, composer
On 01/08/1790 - George Washington delivers 1st state of union address (or Jan 4)
On 01/08/1790 - John Stinstra, Dutch baptist vicar, dies at 81
On 01/08/1791 - Jacob Collamer, (Sen-Vt)
On 01/08/1792 - Lowell Mason, Medfield Mass, organist/composer (Zebulo)
On 01/08/1796 - Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, Fren Nat Convention chairman, dies at 46
On 01/08/1798 - 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
On 01/08/1800 - Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi
On 01/08/1800 - Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
On 01/08/1806 - Cape colony becomes English colony
On 01/08/1806 - Lewis & Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon
On 01/08/1808 - Messenger, horse that sired many great trotters, dies
On 01/08/1810 - Robert Schumann, Zwickau Germ, composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik)
On 01/08/1811 - Samuel Story, Dutch rear admiral (Battle of Kamperduin), dies at 58
On 01/08/1811 - Friedrich Nicolai, writer, dies
On 01/08/1811 - Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast
On 01/08/1812 - Sigismond Fortune Fran?ois Thalberg, composer
On 01/08/1812 - William Henry Holmes, composer
On 01/08/1814 - Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist
On 01/08/1814 - Thomas Green, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
On 01/08/1815 - Battle of New Orleans-War of 1812 ended 12/24/1814 but nobody knew
On 01/08/1815 - George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
On 01/08/1815 - Lawrence Pike Graham, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
On 01/08/1815 - Edward Pakenham, Engl general (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle
On 01/08/1817 - John Selden Roane, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1867
On 01/08/1819 - Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer, dies at 55
On 01/08/1821 - James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV)
On 01/08/1822 - Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer
On 01/08/1823 - Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution)
On 01/08/1824 - William Wilkie Collins, English novelist (Woman in White)
On 01/08/1824 - Per August Olander, composer
On 01/08/1830 - Gouverneur Kemble Warren, Major Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1882
On 01/08/1830 - Hans von B?low, Dresden, pianist/virtuoso conductor/musical writer
On 01/08/1830 - Dutch King Willem I fires him displeasing parliament members
On 01/08/1831 - Franz Vinzenz Krommer, composer, dies at 71
On 01/08/1833 - Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established
On 01/08/1836 - Fannie M Jackson, pioneer & educator, 1st US Black woman college grad
On 01/08/1836 - Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps
On 01/08/1838 - 1st telegraph message sent using dots & dashes (NJ)
On 01/08/1838 - Rebellion at Amherstburg, Ontario breaks out
On 01/08/1842 - Dutch King Willem II charters Technical College Delft
On 01/08/1842 - Pierre, earl the Cambronne, Fren general (Waterloo, Elba), dies at 71
On 01/08/1846 - William Wallace Gilchrist, composer
On 01/08/1846 - Albert Cahen, composer
On 01/08/1848 - Austrian soldiers kill 10 students, Pavia
On 01/08/1851 - G?rard Leman, Belgian count/general
On 01/08/1853 - 1st US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Wash
On 01/08/1856 - Dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs, Calif
On 01/08/1857 - Dion Boucicauly's "Poor of NY," premieres in NYC
On 01/08/1858 - Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer, dies at 48
On 01/08/1859 - Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50
On 01/08/1860 - Nancy Jones, US black missionary in Africa
On 01/08/1862 - Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)
On 01/08/1863 - Paul Scheerbart, [Bruno K?fer], German writer (The Seasnake)
On 01/08/1864 - Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer, dies at 83
On 01/08/1865 - Sen Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the natl flowe
On 01/08/1867 - Emily Green Balch, US, sociologist/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1946)
On 01/08/1867 - Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite Pres Johnson's veto
On 01/08/1868 - Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity
On 01/08/1870 - US mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins
On 01/08/1870 - Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)
On 01/08/1873 - Lucien Capet, composer
On 01/08/1878 - Secret meeting of King Leopold II's agent & Henry Morton Stanley
On 01/08/1880 - [Joshua] Norton I, Emperor of US/Protector of M?xico, dies at 60
On 01/08/1883 - Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer
On 01/08/1884 - Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz
On 01/08/1885 - John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)
On 01/08/1886 - Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
On 01/08/1888 - Richard Courant, German/US mathematician (What is mathematics?)
On 01/08/1888 - Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge)
On 01/08/1889 - Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a tabulating machine
On 01/08/1889 - 1st Computer patented
On 01/08/1889 - Paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle)
On 01/08/1890 - Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
On 01/08/1891 - Walter Bothe, Germany, subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
On 01/08/1891 - Bronislava Nijinska, ballet choreographer
On 01/08/1891 - Fredrik Pacius, composer, dies at 81
On 01/08/1891 - Storm Jameson, English novelist (The Green Man, Cousin Honor
On 01/08/1892 - John Heykamp, old-catholic archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 67
On 01/08/1892 - Werner Wehrli, composer
On 01/08/1894 - Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, paleont (life of tapeworms), dies at 84
On 01/08/1894 - Columbus World's fair in Chicago destroyed by fire
On 01/08/1896 - Paul M Verlaine, French poet (El?gies, Bonne Chanson), dies at 51
On 01/08/1896 - Jaromir Weinberger, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Bird's Opera)
On 01/08/1896 - Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)
On 01/08/1897 - Michael Eagan wins 1st US national amateur handball championship
On 01/08/1899 - Solomon WRD Bandaranaike, premier of Ceylon (1956-59)
On 01/08/1900 - Queen Marie, of Yugoslavia
On 01/08/1900 - Billy Bates, cricketer (656 runs & 50 wkts in 15 Tests for Eng), dies
On 01/08/1901 - NSW score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes
On 01/08/1901 - Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
On 01/08/1902 - 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
On 01/08/1902 - Alexander Gray, Wrightsville Pa, actor (This is Music)
On 01/08/1902 - Carl R[ansom] Rogers, US, psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
On 01/08/1902 - Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
On 01/08/1902 - Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
On 01/08/1903 - Gene Roth, [Eugene Stutenroth], SD, actor (She Demons, Spider)
On 01/08/1904 - Peter Arno, NYC, cartoonist (New Yorker)
On 01/08/1904 - Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
On 01/08/1905 - Giacinto Scelsi, composer
On 01/08/1905 - Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
On 01/08/1906 - Jacob C van Marken, Dutch peanut butter maker (Calv?-Delft)
On 01/08/1906 - Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
On 01/08/1906 - Jacob C van Marken, peanut butter maker (Calv?-Delft), dies at 60
On 01/08/1906 - Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
On 01/08/1907 - Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 57
On 01/08/1908 - William Hartnell, London England, actor (Agitator, Jackpot)
On 01/08/1908 - (Fearless) Mary Nadia Wadia, actress
On 01/08/1909 - Bruce Mitchell, cricketer (S African bat, their top run-scorer (3471)
On 01/08/1909 - Jos? Ferrer, Santurce PR, oscar winning actor (Cyrano de Bergerac)
On 01/08/1910 - Richard Cromwell, [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], LA Calif, actor (Jezebel)
On 01/08/1911 - Butterfly McQueen, [Thelma], Tampa Fla, actress (Gone With the Wind)
On 01/08/1911 - Andrej Ocenas, composer
On 01/08/1912 - Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (True Face of Peace)
On 01/08/1912 - Jose Ferrer, Santurce PR, B01051840 John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (
On 01/08/1912 - Jose Ferrer, Santurce PR, actor/director (Blood Tide, Dune)
On 01/08/1913 - Frank Chance becomes Yankee manager
On 01/08/1913 - Horace Smith, cricketer (NZ, only Test wkt off his 1st ball (Paynter)
On 01/08/1914 - Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
On 01/08/1917 - Stanley Prager, NYC, comedian (College Bowl)
On 01/08/1917 - Peter Taylor, US writer
On 01/08/1917 - Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy
On 01/08/1918 - Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73
On 01/08/1918 - Pres Wilson outlines his 14 points for peace after WW I
On 01/08/1918 - Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition)
On 01/08/1919 - Richard Engl?nder, [Peter Altenberg], Austrian author, dies at 59
On 01/08/1919 - Peter Altenberg, writer, dies at 59
On 01/08/1920 - Hendrikus J Wittebold, civil servant/resistance fighter
On 01/08/1921 - Luis Villalba Munoz, composer, dies at 48
On 01/08/1922 - Abbey Simon, NYC, pianist
On 01/08/1922 - Charles R Young, colonel, dies at 58, in Lagos Nigeria
On 01/08/1923 - Larry Storch, NYC, comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show)
On 01/08/1923 - Iva Michiels, [Rik Ceuppens], Flemish writer (Ksiega Alfa)
On 01/08/1923 - Giorgio Tozzi, Chicago Illinois, basso
On 01/08/1923 - Johnny Wardle, cricketer (Yorkshire & England left-arm bowler of 50's
On 01/08/1923 - Typography strike in Amsterdam
On 01/08/1923 - Joseph Wiezenbaum, artificial intelligence pioneer
On 01/08/1924 - Antai Ribari, composer
On 01/08/1924 - Ron Moody, London England, actor (12 Chairs, Wrong is Right)
On 01/08/1924 - Robert Starer, Vienna Austria, composer
On 01/08/1924 - Benjamin Lees, [Lysniansky], Harbin Manchuria, composer
On 01/08/1925 - James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)
On 01/08/1925 - 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas
On 01/08/1926 - Soupy Sales, [Milton Hines], NC, comedian (Soupy Sales Show)
On 01/08/1926 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
On 01/08/1926 - Jani Christou, composer
On 01/08/1926 - Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], Brooklyn, NY, soprano
On 01/08/1926 - Emile Paladilhe, composer, dies at 81
On 01/08/1928 - Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer, dies at 61
On 01/08/1928 - Sander Vanocur, Cleve Ohio, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
On 01/08/1929 - 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & West-Indies
On 01/08/1929 - CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
On 01/08/1930 - Belgium Princess Marie-Jos? marries Italian's crown prince Umberto
On 01/08/1930 - Doreen Wilber, US, archer (Olympic-gold-1972)
On 01/08/1931 - Phila Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses
On 01/08/1931 - May Wynn, [Donna Lee Hickey], NYC, actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark)
On 01/08/1931 - Bill Graham, Germany, rock promoter (Fillmore)
On 01/08/1932 - Ratification of present SF City Charter
On 01/08/1933 - Charles Osgood, NYC, news anchor (CBS Weekend News)
On 01/08/1933 - Jean-Marie Straub, France, director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
On 01/08/1934 - Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist
On 01/08/1934 - Piet Dankert, Dutch politician (PvdA)
On 01/08/1934 - Roy Kinnear, Lancashire England, actor (TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers)
On 01/08/1934 - Jacques Anquetil, France, Tour de France bicycle racer (5-time winner
On 01/08/1934 - Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam
On 01/08/1934 - Alexandre Stavisky, French swindler, dies
On 01/08/1935 - Jesse Garon Presley, stillborn twin brother of Elvis
On 01/08/1935 - Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy
On 01/08/1935 - Nolan Miller, Burkburnett Tx, fashion designer (Dynasty, Love Boat)
On 01/08/1935 - Elvis Aaron Presley, Tupelo Miss, singer (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog)
On 01/08/1936 - Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African minister of Education (1979-82)
On 01/08/1937 - Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker)
On 01/08/1937 - John Felix August Korling, composer, dies at 72
On 01/08/1937 - Robert Moran, composer
On 01/08/1937 - -50?F (-45.6?C), San Jacinto, Nevada (state record)
On 01/08/1938 - Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)
On 01/08/1938 - Bob Eubanks, Flint Mich, TV host (Newlywed Game)
On 01/08/1939 - Yvette Mimieux, Hollywood Cal, actr (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are
On 01/08/1940 - Britain's 1st WW II rationing (bacon, butter & sugar)
On 01/08/1940 - Cristy Lane, US, country/gospel singer
On 01/08/1940 - Anthony Gaurdine, (Little Anthony & Imperials-Goin Out of My Head)
On 01/08/1940 - Little Anthony [Gourdine], rocker (& Imperials)
On 01/08/1941 - Graham Chapman, England, comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
On 01/08/1941 - Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scout movement), dies at 83
On 01/08/1941 - British Air Marshal Richard Peirse resigns
On 01/08/1941 - Robby Krieger, rocker (Doors)
On 01/08/1942 - Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44
On 01/08/1942 - Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
On 01/08/1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)
On 01/08/1942 - John Peterson, rocker
On 01/08/1943 - Lee Jackson, rocker (Nice)
On 01/08/1943 - Marcus Hutson, rock vocalist (Whispers)
On 01/08/1944 - Terry Brooks, US, sci-fi author (Sword of Shannara)
On 01/08/1945 - Jac[obus] P Thijsse, Dutch biologist (Omgang met planten), dies at 79
On 01/08/1945 - Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies)
On 01/08/1945 - John Peters, rock drummer (Harpers Bizarre)
On 01/08/1945 - "Youth for Christ" organizes
On 01/08/1946 - Elaine Cheris, Dotham Al, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
On 01/08/1946 - Kathleen Noone, actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing)
On 01/08/1946 - Robbie Kreiger, LA Calif, guitarist (Doors-Come on Baby Light My Fire
On 01/08/1946 - Tod Brannan, VP (Logos Network Corp)
On 01/08/1947 - David Bowie, [Jones], London, singer/actor (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust
On 01/08/1947 - Igor Ivanov, Leningrad, Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- )
On 01/08/1947 - Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies-You are the Air that I Breathe)
On 01/08/1947 - Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game
On 01/08/1947 - Gen George Marshall becomes Sect of State
On 01/08/1948 - Paul King, rocker (Blue Oyster Cult)
On 01/08/1948 - Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treaso
On 01/08/1948 - Kurt Schwitters, writer, dies at 60
On 01/08/1948 - Gillies Mackinnon, director (Playboys)
On 01/08/1948 - Richard Tauber, Austria/British tenor/composer (L?har), dies at 55
On 01/08/1948 - Mel Pritchard, rocker
On 01/08/1949 - "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
On 01/08/1949 - "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 perf
On 01/08/1949 - "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances
On 01/08/1949 - Lawrence Rowe, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974)
On 01/08/1950 - Joseph Issac Shneerson, Jewish Lubavitch Chabal leader, dies
On 01/08/1950 - Joseph A Schumpeter, Aus/US economist/Minister of Finance, dies at 66
On 01/08/1950 - George Rowe, cricketer (15 wckts in 4 Tests for S Af 1895-1902), dies
On 01/08/1951 - G?rard Leman, Belgian general
On 01/08/1951 - Paul Dresher, composer
On 01/08/1951 - Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda
On 01/08/1951 - John McTiernan, Albany NY, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man)
On 01/08/1952 - Jordan adopts constitution
On 01/08/1952 - Norm Jarvis, Prince Albert Sask, golfer (1984 Chilliwack)
On 01/08/1952 - Lauri Walters, SF Calif, actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment)
On 01/08/1952 - Antonia Maury, discoverer (supergiant, giant & dwarf stars), dies
On 01/08/1952 - Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66
On 01/08/1953 - Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)
On 01/08/1953 - Ren? Mayer forms French govt
On 01/08/1953 - Bruce Sutter, pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves)
On 01/08/1953 - Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, composer, dies at 78
On 01/08/1954 - Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio & records his 1st two songs
On 01/08/1955 - Louise Sugg wins LPGA LA Golf Open
On 01/08/1955 - Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak
On 01/08/1955 - Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt
On 01/08/1955 - Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy)
On 01/08/1955 - WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/08/1956 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," single goes to #1 & stays
On 01/08/1956 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken
On 01/08/1958 - Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
On 01/08/1959 - Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as pres of France's 5th Republic
On 01/08/1959 - Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
On 01/08/1960 - Jolanda Egger, Luzean Switz, playmate (June, 1983)
On 01/08/1961 - Shoaib Mohammad, cricketer (son of Hanif Patient & prolific batsman)
On 01/08/1961 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters
On 01/08/1962 - Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)
On 01/08/1962 - Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
On 01/08/1963 - "Mona Lisa," on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
On 01/08/1963 - Hiromi Kobayashi, Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple)
On 01/08/1963 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' Katharina Ismailova, premieres in Riga
On 01/08/1963 - Stark Young, US writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81
On 01/08/1964 - European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan
On 01/08/1964 - Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1984)
On 01/08/1964 - Arnoldus JC Krafft, theologist (Atlas of Neth Antilles), dies at 71
On 01/08/1964 - President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
On 01/08/1964 - Peter [Ped] Gill, rocker (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax) [or 3/5]
On 01/08/1964 - Julius Raab, Austrian chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
On 01/08/1965 - Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer, dies at 74
On 01/08/1965 - Champaka Ramanayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan opening bowler)
On 01/08/1965 - Eric Wohlberg, Sudbury Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)
On 01/08/1965 - Maria Pitillo, Matwah NJ, actress (Ryan's Hope)
On 01/08/1965 - Michelle Forbes, actress (Julianna Cox-Homicide)
On 01/08/1965 - Sen Dirksen proposes marigold as national flower (didn't pass)
On 01/08/1965 - Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
On 01/08/1966 - Who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
On 01/08/1966 - Loretta Lee, [Lee Lai Chan], China, actress (Happy Ghost)
On 01/08/1966 - Darryl Hall, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
On 01/08/1966 - Beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
On 01/08/1966 - Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
On 01/08/1966 - Georges Pompidou appointed French premier
On 01/08/1967 - Willie Anderson, US, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Olympic-bronze-1988)
On 01/08/1967 - Kent Jones, Portales NM, golfer (NM State Amateur-1990-91)
On 01/08/1967 - Hollis Conway, Chicago Ill, high jumper (Olympics-silv/bronze-88, 92)
On 01/08/1967 - Roger Rowland, Jacksonville FL, Nike golfer (1990 Macon Open-2nd)
On 01/08/1967 - Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (See You Tommorrow), dies at 39
On 01/08/1968 - Alexander Alexeev, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
On 01/08/1968 - Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV
On 01/08/1968 - Ami Dolenz, LA Calif, actress (General Hospital, Can't Buy Me Love)
On 01/08/1968 - Brian Johnson, Oakland Calif, catcher (San Diego Padres)
On 01/08/1968 - Paul Carey, US baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
On 01/08/1968 - Mark Duane Croghan, Akron Ohio, 3k steeplechase (Olympics-5th-96)
On 01/08/1969 - Brian Boehringer, St Louis MO, pitcher (NY Yankees)
On 01/08/1969 - R Kelly, singer (I Wish I Could Fly)
On 01/08/1970 - Jon Klemm, Calgary, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
On 01/08/1970 - Jani Christou, composer, dies on 44th birthday
On 01/08/1971 - Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85
On 01/08/1971 - Branislav Janos, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
On 01/08/1971 - Voyageurs National Park, Minn established
On 01/08/1971 - Stephane Barin, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
On 01/08/1971 - Jason Giambi, West Covina CA, infielder (Oakland A's)
On 01/08/1971 - Darren Langdon, Deere Lake, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
On 01/08/1971 - Billy Joe Hobert, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
On 01/08/1971 - 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island, Calif
On 01/08/1971 - Roosevelt Potts, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
On 01/08/1971 - Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
On 01/08/1971 - Brenda Lee Armstrong, Albert Lea Minn, Miss Minn-America (1991)
On 01/08/1972 - Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60
On 01/08/1972 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
On 01/08/1972 - Brandie Burton, San Bernardino CA, LPGA golfer (1993 du Maurier Ltd)
On 01/08/1972 - NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
On 01/08/1972 - Devlin Murphy, Honolulu Hawaii, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
On 01/08/1973 - "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
On 01/08/1973 - Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resumed near Paris
On 01/08/1973 - USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
On 01/08/1973 - Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG
On 01/08/1974 - E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come," premieres in NYC
On 01/08/1974 - Brian Roberson, wide receiver (NY Giants)
On 01/08/1974 - Arjan Blaauw, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
On 01/08/1974 - Loch Ness Monster photographed
On 01/08/1974 - Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
On 01/08/1974 - Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
On 01/08/1975 - Gertrude Olmsted, actress (Cobra, Torrent), dies at 70
On 01/08/1975 - Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W
On 01/08/1975 - Richard Tucker, [Reuben Ticker], US tenor (La Gioconda), dies at 61
On 01/08/1975 - Louis J H C A de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66
On 01/08/1975 - John Gregson, actor (Rooney, Assassin), dies at 55
On 01/08/1975 - John Dierkes, actor (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 69
On 01/08/1975 - Anthony Warde, actor (Big Punch, Buck Rogers), dies at 66
On 01/08/1975 - Vitali Yachmenev, Chelyabinsk Rus, NHL right wing (LA Kings)
On 01/08/1975 - Star Behl, Miss Delaware USA (1996)
On 01/08/1975 - Jenny Lewis, Las Vegas Nv, actress (Becky-Life With Lucy)
On 01/08/1976 - Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles
On 01/08/1976 - Brad Snyder, Ontario, shot putter (Olympics-96)
On 01/08/1976 - Chou En-lai, China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78
On 01/08/1977 - Ryan Frances, actor (Trevor-Sisters)
On 01/08/1977 - Pearl Amoah, Miss Universe-Ghana (1996)
On 01/08/1978 - Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75
On 01/08/1978 - Petra Minarova, Miss Czech Republic Universe (1997)
On 01/08/1978 - Israeli govt votes to `strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai
On 01/08/1979 - 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
On 01/08/1979 - Today Show gets a new theme song
On 01/08/1979 - Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh
On 01/08/1979 - Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
On 01/08/1979 - Sequoyah, chimpanzee (son of Washoe)
On 01/08/1979 - Sarah Polley, actress (Sweet Hereafter)
On 01/08/1980 - NCAA decides to sponsor women's championships in 5 sports
On 01/08/1980 - Islander Glenn Resch's 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0
On 01/08/1980 - Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90
On 01/08/1981 - "Pirates of Penzance" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 772 performances
On 01/08/1981 - India all out 63 in one-day international v Australia
On 01/08/1981 - Reds become last team to sign a free agent (Larry Biitner)
On 01/08/1981 - Woody Chamblis, actor (Mr Lathrop-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
On 01/08/1981 - Matthew Beard, entertainer, dies
On 01/08/1982 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
On 01/08/1982 - Reta Shaw, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of emphysema at 69
On 01/08/1982 - Justice Dept withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since
On 01/08/1982 - Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
On 01/08/1982 - Gregoire Aslan, actor (Concrete Jungle), dies of 73 of a heart attack
On 01/08/1982 - Gaby Hoffman, actress (Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now & Then)
On 01/08/1983 - Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
On 01/08/1983 - Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
On 01/08/1984 - Wash Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Phila 7-1
On 01/08/1984 - NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
On 01/08/1985 - Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
On 01/08/1986 - Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
On 01/08/1986 - Yaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84
On 01/08/1987 - Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
On 01/08/1987 - Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
On 01/08/1987 - P G Joshi, cricketer (12 Tests for India 1951-60, ct 18 stp 9), dies
On 01/08/1987 - Peter Adams, actor (Alternative, Blowing Hot & Cold), dies at 69
On 01/08/1988 - Dow Jones down 140.58 points
On 01/08/1988 - Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
On 01/08/1988 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
On 01/08/1988 - Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76
On 01/08/1988 - 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
On 01/08/1989 - Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
On 01/08/1989 - Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
On 01/08/1989 - "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 perfs
On 01/08/1989 - "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 perfs
On 01/08/1989 - Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Dutch folk singer, dies at 64
On 01/08/1989 - Kenneth McMillan, actor (Our Family Honor, Malone), dies at 67
On 01/08/1989 - Ken McMillan, actr (Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of heart attack at 5
On 01/08/1990 - Terry Thomas, Engl comic (Heroes), dies of Parkinson's disease at 78
On 01/08/1991 - Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try
On 01/08/1991 - Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/08/1991 - Tam?s Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)
On 01/08/1991 - Steve Clark, guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria), dies at 30
On 01/08/1991 - "Davis Rules," with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-T
On 01/08/1992 - George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap
On 01/08/1992 - Menachim Begin, Israeli PM, dies at 78 of a heart attack
On 01/08/1992 - Abderrahim Bouabid, Morroco prime secretary (1972), dies
On 01/08/1992 - Johnny [Jan] Meijer, Dutch king of accordians (Body & Soul), dies
On 01/08/1993 - NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman
On 01/08/1993 - Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
On 01/08/1993 - Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
On 01/08/1993 - Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63
On 01/08/1993 - Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
On 01/08/1993 - Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
On 01/08/1993 - Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
On 01/08/1994 - Rintje Ritsma skates world record 1500m (1:51.60)
On 01/08/1994 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
On 01/08/1994 - Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
On 01/08/1994 - Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Octopus), dies at 52
On 01/08/1994 - Harvey Haddix, pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68
On 01/08/1994 - Sri Chandrashekhara Saraswathi, guru of Kanchi, dies at 99
On 01/08/1994 - Pat Buttram, actor (Haney-Green Acres), dies of kidney failure at 78
On 01/08/1994 - Lady Caithness, wife of Brit undersecretary, commits suicide
On 01/08/1994 - Jay Blackton, US conductor/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 84
On 01/08/1994 - Edward Duke, actor (Decadence, Silver Bears), dies of cancer at 40
On 01/08/1995 - Carlos Monzon, [El Macho], Arg MW boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52
On 01/08/1995 - Joyce McCartan, peace campaigner, dies at 68
On 01/08/1995 - "Guys & Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1143 perfs
On 01/08/1995 - 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000
On 01/08/1995 - Louis "Loulou" Gast?, guitarist/comp (Doggy in the Window), dies at 8
On 01/08/1995 - Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
On 01/08/1996 - William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter, dies at 52
On 01/08/1996 - Kurt Schmucker, member (Union of Christian Democrats), dies
On 01/08/1996 - Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
On 01/08/1996 - Francois Mitterrand, Pres of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79
On 01/08/1996 - For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/08/1997 - Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68
On 01/08/1997 - Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher, dies at 60
On 01/08/1997 - Jesse White, actor (Maytag repairman), dies at 77
On 01/08/1997 - Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician, dies at 76
On 01/08/1997 - Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor, dies at 90
On 01/08/1997 - Melvin Calvin, scientist, dies at 85
On 01/08/1998 - Michael Tippett, composer, dies at 93
On 01/08/1998 - Walter Diemer, inventor (bubble gum 1928), dies of heart failure at 9
On 01/08/1998 - Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
On 01/08/1998 - World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life
On 01/08/1998 - Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
On 01/08/1998 - NY Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position
On 01/09/1296 - Earl Floris V signs accord with French king
On 01/09/1317 - Phillips V, the Tall, crowned king of France
On 01/09/1349 - 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses
On 01/09/1428 - Pope Martinus V declares Jacoba van Beierens marriage invalid
On 01/09/1464 - 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands
On 01/09/1493 - 1st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)
On 01/09/1499 - Johan Cicero, elector of (Brandenburg, 1486-99), dies at 43
On 01/09/1514 - Anna de Bretagne, wife of Maximilian, dies at 36
On 01/09/1522 - Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)
On 01/09/1554 - Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], pope (1621-23)
On 01/09/1558 - Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland
On 01/09/1570 - Tsar Ivan the terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod
On 01/09/1574 - Christoph Buel, composer
On 01/09/1620 - Johann Weichmann, composer
On 01/09/1677 - Aernout "Aert" van der Neer, cartoonist/landscape painter, dies at 73
On 01/09/1679 - Werner Fabricius, composer, dies at 45
On 01/09/1695 - John E Loovens, lawyer
On 01/09/1699 - Robert J Pothier, French lawyer
On 01/09/1718 - France declares war on Spain
On 01/09/1728 - Thomas Warton, poet laureate of England (Pleasures of Melancholy)
On 01/09/1748 - Stefan Paluselli, composer
On 01/09/1760 - Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
On 01/09/1788 - Connecticut becomes 5th state
On 01/09/1790 - Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens)
On 01/09/1792 - Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Jassy
On 01/09/1793 - Jean Pierre Blanchard makes 1st balloon flight in North America
On 01/09/1793 - 1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Phila
On 01/09/1793 - Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery
On 01/09/1798 - Pedro Pablo Abarca d Bolea earl of Aranda, Spanish officer, dies at 7
On 01/09/1799 - Income Tax introduced in UK
On 01/09/1803 - Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Secy Treas (Confederacy) died in 1888
On 01/09/1811 - 1st Women's Golf Tournament held
On 01/09/1812 - Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon
On 01/09/1815 - William Jackson, composer
On 01/09/1816 - John Palmer Usher, Secy Int (Union) died in 1889
On 01/09/1820 - Pavel Krizkovsky, composer
On 01/09/1822 - John Porter Hatch, volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1901
On 01/09/1828 - Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot (Neder-Rhijn), dies at 83
On 01/09/1829 - Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
On 01/09/1829 - Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)
On 01/09/1832 - Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
On 01/09/1834 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia
On 01/09/1839 - Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)
On 01/09/1839 - Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
On 01/09/1839 - John Knowles Paine, Portland Maine, composer
On 01/09/1843 - Christiaan A Ulder, Cura?ao, composer (waltzes/tumbas)
On 01/09/1843 - Caroline Herschel, "1st lady of astronomy", dies at 98 in Germany
On 01/09/1847 - 1st SF newspaper published (California Star)
On 01/09/1848 - 1st commercial bank in SF established
On 01/09/1848 - People's uprising in Palermo Sicily
On 01/09/1849 - Jan Kops, Dutch agriculturist/vicar, dies at 83
On 01/09/1851 - Luis Coloma, Spanish jesuiet/writer (Peque?eces, Boy)
On 01/09/1851 - Giuseppi Gallignani, composer
On 01/09/1853 - Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos de Mayo), dies at 75
On 01/09/1854 - Astor Library opens in NYC
On 01/09/1854 - Filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77
On 01/09/1855 - Clipper Guiding Star disappears in Atlantic, 480 dies
On 01/09/1856 - Stevan Mokranjac, composer
On 01/09/1856 - Lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears)
On 01/09/1856 - Anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)
On 01/09/1857 - 7.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon Calif
On 01/09/1857 - Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights)
On 01/09/1859 - Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters)
On 01/09/1859 - Carrie Chapman Catt, women's rights leader
On 01/09/1859 - Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)
On 01/09/1861 - Mississippi becomes 2nd state to secede
On 01/09/1861 - 1st hostile act of Civil War; Star of West fired on, Sumter, SC
On 01/09/1863 - -Jan 11th] Battle of Arkansas Post, AK (Ft Hindman)
On 01/09/1863 - Ferdinand Huber, composer, dies at 71
On 01/09/1866 - Fisk University establishes
On 01/09/1866 - Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher
On 01/09/1867 - Jacques Urlus, Dutch tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth)
On 01/09/1870 - Joseph B Strauss, civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge)
On 01/09/1871 - Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player
On 01/09/1873 - Hayyim Nahman Bialik, R?di Ukraine, Hebrew poet/translator
On 01/09/1876 - Hans Bethge, writer
On 01/09/1878 - Victor Emmanuel II, king of Sard (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies at 5
On 01/09/1879 - Kirland Warbler discovered on Andros Island in Bahamas
On 01/09/1879 - John Broadus Watson, behaviorist psychologist
On 01/09/1879 - Don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 8
On 01/09/1879 - Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Ft Robinson
On 01/09/1880 - 6' (1.8 meters) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days
On 01/09/1881 - Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)
On 01/09/1881 - Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)
On 01/09/1886 - Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, composer, dies at 73
On 01/09/1890 - Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"
On 01/09/1890 - Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
On 01/09/1891 - August Gailit, Estonia, writer (Ekke Moor)
On 01/09/1893 - Mohara, Arab ivory/slave trader, dies in battle & is eaten
On 01/09/1894 - Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter/graphic artist
On 01/09/1894 - Georges Feydeau's "Un ? la Patte," premieres in Paris
On 01/09/1894 - "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
On 01/09/1897 - Luis Gianneo, composer
On 01/09/1898 - Vilma Banky, Budapest Hungary, silent screen actress (Eagle, Rebel)
On 01/09/1898 - Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
On 01/09/1900 - Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer
On 01/09/1901 - Chic Young, cartoonist (Blondie)
On 01/09/1901 - NSW (918) defeat S Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605
On 01/09/1902 - Jose Maria Escriv? de Balaguer y Alb?s, Spanish priest (Opus Dei)
On 01/09/1902 - Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
On 01/09/1902 - Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian lawyer/Interior minister, dies at 6
On 01/09/1903 - Frank Farrell & Bill Devery purchase AL Balt franchise for $18,000 &
On 01/09/1903 - Wind Cave National Park, SD established
On 01/09/1903 - Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace
On 01/09/1903 - 2 NYers buy Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 & moved it to NY
On 01/09/1904 - Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies
On 01/09/1904 - George Balanchine, dancer/choreographer/ballet producer [NS=Jan 22]
On 01/09/1905 - Bloody Sunday-demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops (1/22 NS)
On 01/09/1908 - Abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67
On 01/09/1908 - Wilhelm Busch, writer, dies
On 01/09/1908 - Muir Woods National Monument, Calif established
On 01/09/1908 - Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as premier of Belgium
On 01/09/1908 - Simone de Beauvoir, France, author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex)
On 01/09/1909 - Ernest Shackleton reaches 88?23' south
On 01/09/1909 - Herva Nelli, soprano
On 01/09/1910 - Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader
On 01/09/1911 - Edwin Arthur Jones, composer, dies at 57
On 01/09/1911 - Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, professor of occupational health
On 01/09/1911 - Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor
On 01/09/1912 - Ralph Tubbs, architect
On 01/09/1912 - US marines invade Honduras
On 01/09/1913 - Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist
On 01/09/1913 - Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano
On 01/09/1913 - Richard Milhous Nixon, (R) 37th pres (1968-74) (I am not a crook!)
On 01/09/1914 - Gypsy Rose Lee, [Rose Hovick], Seattle, burlesque actress (Gypsy)
On 01/09/1914 - Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1968)
On 01/09/1914 - Kenny [Klook] Clarke, Pittsburgh, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop)
On 01/09/1915 - Les Paul, guitarist inventor (Les Paul)
On 01/09/1915 - Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated, SF
On 01/09/1915 - Fernando Lamas, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor ("You look marvelous")
On 01/09/1915 - Anita Louise, NYC, actress (My Friend Flicka)
On 01/09/1916 - Alain Bernardin, impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
On 01/09/1916 - Vic Mizzy, Bkln NY, orch leader (Don Rickles Show)
On 01/09/1917 - Herbert Lom, Czech, actor (Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dorian Gray)
On 01/09/1921 - Seymour Barab, composer
On 01/09/1922 - Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
On 01/09/1922 - KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
On 01/09/1922 - Rotterdam metal strike ends
On 01/09/1922 - Ahmed S?kou Tour?, president of Guinea (1957-84)
On 01/09/1923 - Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain
On 01/09/1923 - Katherine Mansfield, NZ/British writer (Dove's Nest), dies at 34
On 01/09/1924 - Juli?n B Coco, Cura?ao guitarist/bassist (Utrecht Symphony Orch)
On 01/09/1925 - German Postal Minister A H?fle resigns due to corruption
On 01/09/1925 - Lee Van Cleef, NJ, actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY)
On 01/09/1925 - Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist
On 01/09/1927 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' Octet opus 11, premieres in Moscow
On 01/09/1927 - Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist, dies at 71
On 01/09/1927 - Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
On 01/09/1928 - Judith Krantz, NYC, author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle)
On 01/09/1928 - Fernand J St Germain, (Rep-D-RI, 1961- )
On 01/09/1928 - Eugene O'Neill's "Marco Millions," premieres in NYC
On 01/09/1928 - Domenico Modugno, Italy, rocker (Polignano A Mare)
On 01/09/1929 - Heiner Muller, dramatist
On 01/09/1929 - KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
On 01/09/1929 - BG DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru," premieres in NYC
On 01/09/1929 - Heiner M?ller, writer, dies
On 01/09/1930 - Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
On 01/09/1930 - Edward W Buck, Dutch/US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66
On 01/09/1931 - Geoffrey Wragg, British(?) reorganizer
On 01/09/1931 - Algi[rda]s [Jonas] Budrys, Prussia, sci-fi author (Man of Earth)
On 01/09/1931 - Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer], French writer (La fille perdue), dies
On 01/09/1933 - Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
On 01/09/1933 - Robert Garcia, (Rep-D-NY, 1978- )
On 01/09/1933 - Sonia Garmers, [Justina], Cura?ao, author (Dear Queen)
On 01/09/1934 - Julian B Coco, Antilles, guitarist/tutor (Princess Christina)
On 01/09/1934 - Bart Starr, NFL quarterback/coach (Green Bay)
On 01/09/1935 - Bob Denver, New Rochelle NY, actor (Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island)
On 01/09/1935 - Dick Enberg, Mt Clemens Mich, sportscaster (Where's Huddles)
On 01/09/1935 - Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer
On 01/09/1936 - John Gilbert, actor (Love, Downstairs), dies at 40
On 01/09/1936 - Peter Fletcher, music teacher
On 01/09/1936 - Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
On 01/09/1936 - No?l Coward's "Astonished Heart," premieres in London
On 01/09/1937 - K Schlesinger, writer
On 01/09/1937 - Italian regime bans marriages between Italians & Abyssinians
On 01/09/1937 - Maxwell Anderson's "High Tor" premieres in NYC
On 01/09/1938 - Aad Kosto, Dutch theologist/actor/asst secretary of Justice
On 01/09/1939 - Johann Strauss, Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72
On 01/09/1940 - Barbara Buczek, composer
On 01/09/1940 - 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
On 01/09/1940 - J Thurber & E Nugent's "Male Animal," premieres in NYC
On 01/09/1940 - Jimmy Boyd, McComb Mo, singer/actor (Howard-Bachelor Father)
On 01/09/1941 - Ko Boezeman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
On 01/09/1941 - Susannah York, London, actress (A Man for All Seasons, Tom Jones)
On 01/09/1941 - Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane
On 01/09/1941 - 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania
On 01/09/1941 - Joan Baez, Staten Island, folk singer/human rights advocate
On 01/09/1942 - Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
On 01/09/1942 - US Joint Chiefs of Staff created
On 01/09/1942 - K Callan, Dallas Tx, actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark)
On 01/09/1943 - Japanese govt in Java limits sale & use of motorcars
On 01/09/1943 - Dick Yount, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
On 01/09/1943 - Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed)
On 01/09/1943 - Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
On 01/09/1943 - Kenneth Kelley, US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
On 01/09/1944 - Jimmy Page, London, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
On 01/09/1944 - Scott Engel, vocalist (Walker Brothers-Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore)
On 01/09/1945 - Harun Farocki, actor/director (Nicht loeschbares Feur)
On 01/09/1945 - Frank J Biondi Jr, president (HBO)
On 01/09/1945 - US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
On 01/09/1946 - Countee Cullen, US poet (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42
On 01/09/1946 - Leo Gullotta, actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas)
On 01/09/1946 - "Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
On 01/09/1947 - Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony, premieres in SF
On 01/09/1947 - "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
On 01/09/1947 - Lambertus Zijl, sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80
On 01/09/1947 - Karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53
On 01/09/1948 - Bill Cowsill, Newport RI, rock guitarist/vocals (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
On 01/09/1948 - Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
On 01/09/1948 - Paul King, rocker (Blue Oyster Cult)
On 01/09/1949 - Amilcare Zanella, composer, dies at 75
On 01/09/1950 - Rio Reiser, rock singer
On 01/09/1950 - David Johansen, [Buster Poindexter], NY, singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
On 01/09/1951 - Washington Capitals NBA club folds
On 01/09/1951 - Rosalyn Kind, Bkln, singer (? sister of Barbra Streisand)
On 01/09/1951 - Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres
On 01/09/1951 - Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
On 01/09/1952 - Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
On 01/09/1952 - Eveline L Herfkens, Dutch MP (PvdA)
On 01/09/1952 - Belgian Pholien govt resigns
On 01/09/1952 - Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title
On 01/09/1953 - Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249
On 01/09/1953 - Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
On 01/09/1953 - Hans Aanrud, Norwegian author (Storken), dies at 89
On 01/09/1954 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan & Leonie Adams
On 01/09/1954 - Bert Olmstead, Mont Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
On 01/09/1954 - -87?F (-66?C), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)
On 01/09/1954 - Lance Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
On 01/09/1956 - Kimberly Beck Hilton, Glendale Calif, actress (Kim-Peyton Place)
On 01/09/1956 - Samir el-Rifai forms govt in Jordan
On 01/09/1956 - Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column 1st appears in newspapers
On 01/09/1956 - David Smith, cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986)
On 01/09/1957 - Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR
On 01/09/1957 - Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR
On 01/09/1957 - Kalmyk Autonomous Region reformed in RSFSR
On 01/09/1957 - Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth"
On 01/09/1957 - British premier Anthony Eden resigns
On 01/09/1957 - Mary Carr Moore, composer, dies at 83
On 01/09/1958 - Paul Fechter, German writer/historian (God's Magician), dies
On 01/09/1958 - In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54
On 01/09/1959 - Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die
On 01/09/1959 - Otis Nixon, US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers)
On 01/09/1959 - Pat O'Connor beats Dick Hutton in St Louis, to become NWA champ
On 01/09/1959 - "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV
On 01/09/1959 - Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71
On 01/09/1960 - Lisa Walters, Prince Rupert BC, LPGA golfer (Itoki Hawaiian-1992, 93)
On 01/09/1960 - Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
On 01/09/1960 - David Peoples, Augusta ME, Nike golfer (1991 Buick Southern Open)
On 01/09/1961 - Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minn/St Paul territory
On 01/09/1962 - Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ
On 01/09/1962 - NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
On 01/09/1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/09/1962 - LeRoy B Shield, US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
On 01/09/1962 - Phil Lewis, London England, rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
On 01/09/1963 - Mao Tse-tung writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"
On 01/09/1964 - Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
On 01/09/1964 - Halide Edib Adevar/Salih, Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
On 01/09/1964 - Stan Javier, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants)
On 01/09/1965 - "Beatles' '65" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
On 01/09/1965 - Cindy Brooks, East Hampton CT, rower (Olympics-96)
On 01/09/1965 - [Tyrone] Muggsy Bogues, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Wash Bullets)
On 01/09/1965 - Vincent Brown, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
On 01/09/1965 - Muggsy Bogues, NBA guard (SF Warriors)
On 01/09/1965 - Georg Franz, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany, Landshut)
On 01/09/1965 - Darren Bennett, NFL punter (SD Chargers)
On 01/09/1965 - Atsuo Kudo, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
On 01/09/1965 - Carin Garbarra, East Orange NJ, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
On 01/09/1966 - Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68
On 01/09/1966 - Polish govt denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
On 01/09/1966 - Jimmie Jones, defensive end/defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
On 01/09/1967 - Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond
On 01/09/1967 - NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
On 01/09/1967 - Dave Mcllwain, Seaforth, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
On 01/09/1967 - Dave Matthews, singer/musician (Dave Matthews Band)
On 01/09/1967 - Jamie Huscroft, Creston, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
On 01/09/1968 - Jimmy Adams, cricketer (prolific West Indian lefty bat since 1992)
On 01/09/1968 - Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide
On 01/09/1968 - 1st ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana
On 01/09/1968 - Louis-Fran?ois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90
On 01/09/1968 - Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on Moon
On 01/09/1968 - Mardi Lunn, Liverpool Sydney Australia, golfer (1991 Thailand Open)
On 01/09/1968 - Katie Anderson, Kingston Jamaica, Canada 100m hurdler (Oly-7th-92, 96
On 01/09/1969 - Ladislav Vycpalek, composer, dies at 86
On 01/09/1969 - Johanna Ikonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
On 01/09/1969 - 1st trial flight of Concorde
On 01/09/1969 - Concorde jetliner's 1st test flight (Bristol England)
On 01/09/1969 - Domingo Jean, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Houston Astros)
On 01/09/1970 - Graciela Schutt, El Paso Tex, WPVA volleyballer (Deerfield-25th-1995)
On 01/09/1970 - Constitution of Singapore enacted
On 01/09/1971 - "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 perf
On 01/09/1971 - Bill Schroeder, NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
On 01/09/1971 - Elizabeth Punsalan, Syracuse NY, dance skater (& Swallow, Oly-15-94)
On 01/09/1971 - Scott Thornton, London, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
On 01/09/1972 - Billionaire Howard Hughes says Clifford Irving's bio is a fake
On 01/09/1972 - Eddie Mason, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
On 01/09/1972 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
On 01/09/1972 - Jay Powell, Meridian MS, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
On 01/09/1972 - Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire
On 01/09/1972 - Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80
On 01/09/1972 - Kristie Hicks, Bardstown Kentucky, Miss America-Kentucky (1996)
On 01/09/1973 - Aaron Holbert, US baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
On 01/09/1973 - Ronald Hamming, soccer player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard)
On 01/09/1973 - Luna 21 launched, to Moon
On 01/09/1974 - Jamain Stephens, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
On 01/09/1974 - Craig Wishart, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman vs South Africa 1995)
On 01/09/1975 - Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent), dies at 77
On 01/09/1975 - John Slater, actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58
On 01/09/1975 - Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
On 01/09/1975 - 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
On 01/09/1975 - Mariano Friedick, Tarzana Calif, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
On 01/09/1975 - Justin Huish, Fountain Valley CA, archer (Olympics-gold-1996)
On 01/09/1976 - Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot
On 01/09/1976 - Radek Bonk, Koprivnice Cze, NHL center (Ottawa Senators, Team Czech)
On 01/09/1976 - Amy Safe, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
On 01/09/1976 - CW McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #1 on the country music charts
On 01/09/1976 - Ringo releases "Oh My My" in UK
On 01/09/1977 - Alexey Kozlovsky, composer, dies at 71
On 01/09/1977 - Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
On 01/09/1977 - Superbowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minn Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Su
On 01/09/1977 - "Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances
On 01/09/1978 - Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
On 01/09/1978 - Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), die
On 01/09/1979 - High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws
On 01/09/1979 - K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste
On 01/09/1979 - Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing
On 01/09/1979 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
On 01/09/1979 - Lavinia Magruder, Miss Vermont Teen USA (1996)
On 01/09/1979 - Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
On 01/09/1979 - Sara Carter, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80
On 01/09/1980 - 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
On 01/09/1981 - Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58
On 01/09/1981 - Francisco Balsamao elected pres of Portugal
On 01/09/1982 - Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game
On 01/09/1982 - 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855
On 01/09/1982 - Paul Lynde, actor (Bye Bye Birdie, Bewitched), dies at 55
On 01/09/1983 - British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
On 01/09/1984 - John Lennon releases "Nobody Told Me"
On 01/09/1984 - "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)
On 01/09/1984 - Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
On 01/09/1984 - Wolfgang Staudte, German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77
On 01/09/1984 - EAA moves operations to Oshkosh
On 01/09/1985 - Don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies
On 01/09/1985 - Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-ou
On 01/09/1986 - NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
On 01/09/1987 - Sir Rudolph Bing (of NY Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
On 01/09/1987 - Arthur Lake, actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81
On 01/09/1987 - New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect
On 01/09/1987 - Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
On 01/09/1988 - August Wilson's "Piano Lesson," premieres in Boston
On 01/09/1988 - English earl of St Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli
On 01/09/1988 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
On 01/09/1989 - "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
On 01/09/1989 - Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/09/1990 - 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
On 01/09/1990 - Boston Celtics worst ? ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78
On 01/09/1990 - Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning o
On 01/09/1990 - Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/09/1991 - Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/09/1991 - Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
On 01/09/1991 - Baker & Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse gulf crisis
On 01/09/1992 - Steve Brodie, actor (Desperate, Bodyguard), dies of cancer at 72
On 01/09/1992 - William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/Brit playwright (Alfie), dies at 81
On 01/09/1993 - Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)
On 01/09/1993 - Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
On 01/09/1993 - Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
On 01/09/1994 - Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
On 01/09/1994 - Gunda Niemann skates world record (167.282 pts)
On 01/09/1994 - 14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
On 01/09/1994 - Rintje Ritsma skates world record (156.201 points)
On 01/09/1995 - Ecuador & Peru involve in boundary fight
On 01/09/1995 - Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
On 01/09/1995 - Peter Cook, English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57
On 01/09/1995 - Souphanouvong, [Red Prince], president of Laos (1975-87), dies at 85
On 01/09/1996 - Michael Lynn Synar, politician, dies at 45
On 01/09/1996 - Kurt Schmucker, German RFA minister of Economy (1963-66), dies
On 01/09/1996 - Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia, actress, dies at 88
On 01/09/1997 - Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital
On 01/09/1997 - Edward Osobka-Morawski, prime minister of Poland (1945-47), dies
On 01/09/1997 - Junaidu ibn Buhari, scholar, dies at 90
On 01/09/1998 - Kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79
On 01/09/1998 - Michael Tippett, British composer (Royal Col of Music), dies at 93
On 01/09/1998 - Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hrs 8 mins
On 01/09/1998 - Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title
On 01/09/1998 - Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever
On 01/09/1998 - Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn pleads not guilty to drunken driving
On 01/09/1998 - Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned
On 01/10/69 - Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as C?sar
On 01/10/236 - St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
On 01/10/681 - Agatho, Sicilian pope (678-81), dies
On 01/10/866 - Lin-chi I-hsuan, [J Rinzai Gigen], Zen teacher, dies
On 01/10/976 - John I Tzimisces, co-emperor of Byzantium (969-76), dies at 51
On 01/10/1072 - Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo
On 01/10/1271 - Otto II, the Lame, earl of Gelre, dies
On 01/10/1276 - Gregorius X, [Tedaldo Visconti], pope, dies
On 01/10/1356 - German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree
On 01/10/1429 - Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
On 01/10/1430 - Order of the Guilder forms
On 01/10/1430 - Duke Philip the Good marries Isabella of Portugal
On 01/10/1502 - Hendrik Niclaes, German/Dutch merchant/cult leader (Children of God)
On 01/10/1514 - Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin finishe
On 01/10/1542 - Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 5
On 01/10/1550 - 1st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris
On 01/10/1628 - Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff, [Jan Maet], seascape painter)
On 01/10/1635 - Willem ? Brakel, Frisian theologist (Reasonable religion)
On 01/10/1638 - Niels Stensen, Danish astronomer
On 01/10/1642 - King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford
On 01/10/1644 - Louis Boufflers, marshall of France
On 01/10/1645 - William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded for treason at 71
On 01/10/1663 - King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company
On 01/10/1674 - Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/MP, dies at 84
On 01/10/1683 - Gasparo Visconti, composer
On 01/10/1701 - Johann Caspar Simon, composer
On 01/10/1731 - Charles Farnese becomes duke of Parma/Piacenza
On 01/10/1738 - Ethan Allen, Revolutionary War fighter (lead the Green Mtn Boys)
On 01/10/1747 - Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker
On 01/10/1754 - Daniel Raap, Dutch porcelain salesman/politician, dies at about 51
On 01/10/1760 - Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer
On 01/10/1766 - Louis Massonneau, composer
On 01/10/1768 - Charles Cressent, French court furniture maker, dies at 82
On 01/10/1768 - James Varicick, 1st AME Zion Bishop
On 01/10/1769 - Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo)
On 01/10/1775 - Jemeljan Pugatshov, Russian kosak leader/"czar Peter III", dies
On 01/10/1776 - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, published
On 01/10/1778 - Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (naming plants & animals)
On 01/10/1778 - Carolus Lin?us "Carl von Linn?", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 7
On 01/10/1780 - Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist/composer, dies at 82
On 01/10/1780 - M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist
On 01/10/1789 - Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist/cryptologist, dies at 82
On 01/10/1792 - Jean-Louis Laruette, composer, dies at 60
On 01/10/1797 - A V Droste-H?lshoff, writer
On 01/10/1799 - Friedrich von Schiller's "Die Piccolomini," premieres in Weimar
On 01/10/1800 - Johan Wikmanson, composer, dies at 46
On 01/10/1806 - Dutch in Capetown surrender to British
On 01/10/1808 - Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as gov-gen of Neth Indies
On 01/10/1810 - French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Jos?phine
On 01/10/1811 - Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes
On 01/10/1811 - Marie-Joseph de Ch?nier, French poet (Chant du D?part), dies at 46
On 01/10/1814 - Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)
On 01/10/1815 - Alexander Brydie Dyer, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1874
On 01/10/1815 - Thomas Williams, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
On 01/10/1824 - Victor Emanuel I, king of Sardinia (1802-21), dies at 64
On 01/10/1825 - Alexander Travis Hawthorn, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1899
On 01/10/1833 - Felix Mendelssohn's "Die erste Walpurgisnacht," premieres in Berlin
On 01/10/1833 - Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer, dies at 73
On 01/10/1833 - Adrien Marie Legendre, dies
On 01/10/1834 - John Acton, English historian/MP
On 01/10/1839 - Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
On 01/10/1840 - Penny Post mail system is starts
On 01/10/1845 - Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding
On 01/10/1846 - Etienne P de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75
On 01/10/1853 - Charles Reade's "Gold," premieres in London
On 01/10/1854 - Peter Gast, composer
On 01/10/1855 - Mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67
On 01/10/1855 - Peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)
On 01/10/1858 - Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Cheerful Bl?tter, Simplicissimus)
On 01/10/1861 - Florida becomes 3rd state to secede from US
On 01/10/1861 - US forts & property seized by Mississippi
On 01/10/1861 - Ft Jackson & Ft Philip are taken over by LA state troops
On 01/10/1862 - Battle of Romney, WV
On 01/10/1862 - Samuel Colt, inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47
On 01/10/1862 - Battle of Big Sandy River, KY (Middle Creek)
On 01/10/1863 - London's 1st subway opens
On 01/10/1863 - 1st underground railway opens in London
On 01/10/1863 - January-uprising begins in Poland
On 01/10/1863 - General McClernand's Union troops surround Fort Hindman Ark
On 01/10/1864 - George Washington Carver, agricultural scientist [or Jul 12]
On 01/10/1867 - Gerhard Ansch?tz, German MP
On 01/10/1870 - Georgia legislature reconvenes
On 01/10/1870 - John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
On 01/10/1871 - Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian author (Jesse & Maria)
On 01/10/1871 - Pierre A du Terrail, French writer, dies at 41
On 01/10/1876 - Charles EH de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70
On 01/10/1876 - Johannes W "Jan" Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith
On 01/10/1877 - Frederick Gardner Cottrell, inventor (elecrostatic precipitator)
On 01/10/1878 - US Senate proposes female suffrage
On 01/10/1880 - French van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp
On 01/10/1880 - Manuel Aza?a y D?az, PM/pres of 2nd Spanish republic (1936-39)
On 01/10/1880 - Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause)
On 01/10/1880 - Grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director
On 01/10/1882 - Charles Trowbridge, Vera Cruz Mexico, actor (Fatal Hour)
On 01/10/1883 - Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. Gen
On 01/10/1883 - Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj) [NS]
On 01/10/1883 - Florence Reed, Phila, silent film actress (Dancing Girl)
On 01/10/1883 - Francis X Bushman, Norfolk VA, silent film actor (Ben Hur)
On 01/10/1884 - James Philip Dunn, composer
On 01/10/1886 - Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer
On 01/10/1887 - Robinson Jeffers, US, poet/playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea)
On 01/10/1888 - Emile van Bosch, Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks)
On 01/10/1888 - Grock, Switzerland, clown
On 01/10/1889 - Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
On 01/10/1889 - Martin Andreas Udbye, composer, dies at 68
On 01/10/1890 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Sapientiae Christianae
On 01/10/1890 - Ernest Milton, SF CA, actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three)
On 01/10/1890 - Edward Macdowell's "Lancelot & Elaine," premieres
On 01/10/1890 - Douglas MacLean, Phila, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up)
On 01/10/1891 - Jos Speybrouck, Flemish painter
On 01/10/1892 - Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn, composer, dies at 91
On 01/10/1892 - Dumas Malone, Miss, historian (Jefferson & His Time)
On 01/10/1893 - Richard Drigo's ballet "Magic Flute" premieres, St Petersburg
On 01/10/1894 - Reginald Denham, London, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed)
On 01/10/1895 - Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer, dies at 45
On 01/10/1897 - Albert Moeschinger, composer
On 01/10/1897 - Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam & Brussels
On 01/10/1897 - Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman," premieres in Helsingfors
On 01/10/1898 - Sergei M Eisenstein, Russian director (Alexandr Nevski) [OS]
On 01/10/1899 - Gerard Keller, Dutch writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69
On 01/10/1900 - Lord Roberts & Lord Kitchener reach Capetown
On 01/10/1901 - Oil discovered in Texas
On 01/10/1901 - Pauline Starke, Joplin MO, actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic)
On 01/10/1902 - Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
On 01/10/1903 - Barbara Hepworth, English abstract sculptor/actress (Rescued by Rover
On 01/10/1903 - Jean Morel, Abbeville France, conductor
On 01/10/1903 - Jens A Schade, Danish writer (Schadebogen, Losses Hfjsang)
On 01/10/1904 - Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer
On 01/10/1904 - Ray Bolger, Dorchester Mass, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz)
On 01/10/1908 - Bernard Lee, London England, actor (M in James Bond movies)
On 01/10/1908 - Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65
On 01/10/1908 - Paul Henreid, Trieste, actor (Casablanca, 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
On 01/10/1909 - Grace Mitchell, educator
On 01/10/1909 - Rudolf Kubin, composer
On 01/10/1910 - Jean Martinon, Lyons France, conductor/composer
On 01/10/1910 - Galina Ulanova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina (Bolshoi)
On 01/10/1910 - Dorothy Stroud, garden historian
On 01/10/1910 - Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NYC
On 01/10/1910 - 1st international air meet in US held, in LA
On 01/10/1911 - Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
On 01/10/1911 - Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
On 01/10/1911 - 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
On 01/10/1911 - Jan Boon, [Tjalie Robinson], Dutch East Indies publicist (Tong Tong)
On 01/10/1912 - Caillaux govt in France resigns
On 01/10/1912 - World's 1st flying boat's maiden flight, (Glenn Curtiss in NY)
On 01/10/1913 - Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89)
On 01/10/1913 - Haywood Frank Henry, sax player
On 01/10/1914 - Polly Rowles, Phila Pa, actress (Aunt Laurie-Jamie)
On 01/10/1914 - Claude Gallimard, France, publisher
On 01/10/1914 - 1st edition of Hague's Post under SF van Oss, published
On 01/10/1914 - Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 sec in Oslo
On 01/10/1915 - Dean Dixon, Zug Switzerland, conductor
On 01/10/1916 - Russian offensive in Kaukasus
On 01/10/1917 - Buffalo Bill Cody,, army scout & Indian fighter, dies
On 01/10/1917 - Jerry Wexler, music producer (Aretha Franklin/Bob Dylan)
On 01/10/1920 - League of Nations established
On 01/10/1920 - Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)
On 01/10/1920 - Mont Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
On 01/10/1920 - Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
On 01/10/1923 - Ingeborg Drewitz, writer
On 01/10/1923 - Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel
On 01/10/1923 - Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany)
On 01/10/1924 - Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer
On 01/10/1925 - France-Saarland forms
On 01/10/1925 - Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as TX gov, nation's 2nd woman governor
On 01/10/1925 - Maxwell Roach, composer
On 01/10/1927 - Fritz Lang's Metropolis premieres
On 01/10/1927 - Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)
On 01/10/1927 - Johnnie Ray, Dallas OR, pop singer (Cry)
On 01/10/1927 - Lee Philips, Bkln NY, actor (Ellery Queen)
On 01/10/1927 - August(us) Alleb?, Dutch painter/lithograph, dies at 88
On 01/10/1928 - Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky
On 01/10/1928 - Wallace Berry, composer
On 01/10/1928 - Donald Brooks, fashion designer (Emmy 1983)
On 01/10/1928 - G/I Gershwin/Romberg/Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie," premieres in NYC
On 01/10/1929 - Elmer Rice's "Street Scene," premieres in NYC
On 01/10/1930 - Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues singer
On 01/10/1930 - Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch
On 01/10/1930 - Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
On 01/10/1930 - Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
On 01/10/1930 - Roy E Disney, CEO (Disney)
On 01/10/1931 - Phila Quakers defeat Montr?al, ends NHL-record 15-game losing streak
On 01/10/1931 - Ron Galella, celebrity photographer (sued by Jackie O)
On 01/10/1931 - Alexander L "Alex" Boraine, S Africa vicar/MP
On 01/10/1932 - "Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
On 01/10/1932 - "Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts
On 01/10/1933 - Leonard John Coldwell, cricketer
On 01/10/1933 - Len Coldwell, cricket bowler (Engld medium-fast in 7 Tests 1962-64)
On 01/10/1933 - Akira Miyoshi, composer
On 01/10/1934 - Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24
On 01/10/1935 - Charlie McGahey, cricket (MCC tour of Aus 1901-02 cured his TB), dies
On 01/10/1935 - Georg Katzer, composer
On 01/10/1935 - Ronnie Hawkins, Ark, rocker (The Band-Who Do You Love?)
On 01/10/1935 - Sherrill Milnes, Hinsdale Illinois, baritone
On 01/10/1935 - Edwin H Flack, English 800/1500m runner (Oly-gold-1896), dies at 60
On 01/10/1935 - Actress Mary Pickford marries actor Douglas Fairbanks
On 01/10/1936 - Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v S Africa 1895-96), dies
On 01/10/1938 - Paul Vincent Carroll's "White Seed," premieres in NYC
On 01/10/1938 - Willie "Stretch" McCovey, 1st baseman (SF Giant #44)
On 01/10/1938 - Ivan Twigden, English contractor/multi-millionaire (Twigden PLC)
On 01/10/1938 - Jean Anouilh's "La Sauvage," premieres in Paris
On 01/10/1938 - Francis W "Frank" Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player
On 01/10/1938 - Eduard van Beinum becomes world's 1st conductor at Concert Hall
On 01/10/1938 - Willem de Vreese, Flemish linguist, dies at 68
On 01/10/1938 - Frank Mahovlich, NHL Hall of Famer (Mont Canadians)
On 01/10/1939 - Sal Mineo, NYC, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause)
On 01/10/1939 - Jameson Thomas, actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), dies at 50
On 01/10/1939 - Bill Toomey, Phila Pa, decathelete (Olympic-gold-68)
On 01/10/1939 - Bradman hits 186 SA v Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg
On 01/10/1939 - Julius Bittner, Austria composer (Missa Austriaca), dies at 64
On 01/10/1940 - Harry Gant, NASCAR driver
On 01/10/1941 - Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic & Old Lace," premieres in NYC
On 01/10/1941 - Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
On 01/10/1941 - Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian, murdered at 67
On 01/10/1941 - Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews
On 01/10/1942 - Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russia, cosmonaut
On 01/10/1942 - Walter Hill, director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice)
On 01/10/1942 - Jim Croce, Phila, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle)
On 01/10/1942 - Jack Regan, broadcaster
On 01/10/1942 - Japan invades North-Celebes, Neth Indies
On 01/10/1943 - J Arthur S Berson, Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83
On 01/10/1943 - 1st US pres to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casa
On 01/10/1943 - Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38), dies at 66
On 01/10/1943 - Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad
On 01/10/1944 - British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma
On 01/10/1944 - 1st mobile electric power plant delivered, Phila
On 01/10/1945 - Baseball writers again fail to elect a new Hall of Famer
On 01/10/1945 - Rudolf Borchardt, writer, dies at 67
On 01/10/1945 - LA Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close
On 01/10/1945 - No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
On 01/10/1945 - Frank Sinatra Jr, Jersey City NJ, singer/bandleader (Golddigers)
On 01/10/1945 - Rod Stewart, London, singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy)
On 01/10/1946 - 1st radar contact with Moon
On 01/10/1946 - UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)
On 01/10/1946 - US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, NJ
On 01/10/1946 - Aynsley Dunbar, rocker (Journey, Jefferson Starship)
On 01/10/1946 - Alexis Nihon Jr, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
On 01/10/1946 - Bob Lang, rock bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
On 01/10/1947 - British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel
On 01/10/1947 - George Alec Effinger, US, sci-fi author (Nick of Time)
On 01/10/1947 - Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south o
On 01/10/1947 - "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances
On 01/10/1948 - Cyril Neville, US singer/percussionist (Neville Bros-Yellow Moon)
On 01/10/1948 - Donald Fagen, Passaic NJ, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Steely Dan-Peg)
On 01/10/1948 - William Sanderson, Memphis Tenn, actor (Larry-Newhart, Blade Runner)
On 01/10/1948 - "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater NYC after 734 performance
On 01/10/1949 - George Foreman, Houston Tx, world HW boxing champ (1973-74, 95)
On 01/10/1949 - RCA introduces 45 RPM record
On 01/10/1949 - Teresa Graves, Houston Tx, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love)
On 01/10/1949 - 1st Jewish family show "Goldbergs" premieres on CBS
On 01/10/1949 - Walter S Browne, US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84)
On 01/10/1950 - Cyril Neville, rocker (Neville Brothers)
On 01/10/1951 - Harry Sinclair Lewis, US writer (Nobel 1930), dies at 65
On 01/10/1951 - UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY
On 01/10/1951 - Kathleen Bradley, Youngstown Oh, model (Price is Right)
On 01/10/1951 - Sinclair Lewis, writer, dies at 65
On 01/10/1951 - Athos Palma, composer, dies at 59
On 01/10/1951 - 1st jet passenger trip made
On 01/10/1952 - Scott Thurston, keyboardist/guitarist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
On 01/10/1952 - Jean Anouilh's "La valse des tor?adors," premieres in Paris
On 01/10/1953 - Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56
On 01/10/1953 - Bobby Rahal, Indy-car racer (over 15 wins)
On 01/10/1953 - "My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 89 perfs
On 01/10/1953 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish
On 01/10/1953 - NFL Pro Bowl: N Conf beats A Conf 27-7
On 01/10/1953 - Pat Benatar, [Andrezejewski], Bkln NY, singer (Hell Is for Children)
On 01/10/1954 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden
On 01/10/1954 - Fred Raymond, composer, dies at 53
On 01/10/1955 - Luci Martin, rocker vocalist (Chic)
On 01/10/1955 - Michael Schenker, heavy metal rocker (MSG-Coming on Strong, Scorpions
On 01/10/1956 - Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"
On 01/10/1956 - Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64
On 01/10/1956 - Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84
On 01/10/1957 - Robert Thompson, Houston TX, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-2nd)
On 01/10/1957 - Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token sto
On 01/10/1957 - Anthony Eden resigns & Harold Macmillan becomes PM Britain
On 01/10/1957 - Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet (Nobel Prize 1945), dies at 67
On 01/10/1958 - Charles de Trooz, Belgian writer, dies at 52
On 01/10/1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1
On 01/10/1958 - Shawn Colvin, singer/guitarist
On 01/10/1959 - Kirk & Curtwood, musician (Meat Puppets)
On 01/10/1959 - Don Letts, rocker (Big Audio Dynamite)
On 01/10/1959 - Chandra Cheesborough, Jacksonville Fla, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-84
On 01/10/1960 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
On 01/10/1961 - Evan Handler, NYC, actor (Dear Mr Wonderful)
On 01/10/1961 - Janet Jones, Bridgeton MO, actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid)
On 01/10/1961 - Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, Rome Italy, concert violinist
On 01/10/1961 - Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man), dies at 66
On 01/10/1962 - Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500
On 01/10/1962 - 4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Per?
On 01/10/1962 - Jim Lindeman, US baseball outfielder (NY Mets)
On 01/10/1963 - Frank Wijnhoven, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Treffers)
On 01/10/1963 - Tadeusz Szeligowski, composer, dies at 66
On 01/10/1964 - US version of "That Was The Week That Was," premieres
On 01/10/1964 - Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta
On 01/10/1964 - A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
On 01/10/1964 - Karen Josephson, Bristol Ct, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)
On 01/10/1964 - Krista Tesreau, St Louis Mo, actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings)
On 01/10/1964 - Sarah Josephson, Bristol Ct, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)
On 01/10/1964 - Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
On 01/10/1965 - Nathan, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
On 01/10/1965 - James Washington, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins)
On 01/10/1965 - Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
On 01/10/1965 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
On 01/10/1965 - WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
On 01/10/1966 - India & Pakistan sign peace accord
On 01/10/1966 - Julian Bond denied seat in Ga legislature for opposing Vietnam War
On 01/10/1966 - George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
On 01/10/1966 - Hermann Kasack, writer, dies at 69
On 01/10/1967 - Vilem Petrzelka, composer, dies at 77
On 01/10/1967 - PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
On 01/10/1967 - Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia
On 01/10/1967 - Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven
On 01/10/1967 - Edward Brooke, takes (Sen-R-Mass) seat as 1st popular elected black
On 01/10/1967 - Mick Hankers, Dutch dancer (Josephine, Sound of Motown)
On 01/10/1967 - Micky Michelle, [Ingrid Hankers], Dutch dancer (Josephine)
On 01/10/1967 - Trini Alvarado, actor (Frighteners)
On 01/10/1967 - Princess Margret marries Mr Pieter van Vollenhoven
On 01/10/1967 - Emerson Treacy, actor (Prowler), dies after surgery at 66
On 01/10/1968 - Lyle Menendez, NY, accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers)
On 01/10/1968 - "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1
On 01/10/1968 - US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho
On 01/10/1968 - Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer, dies at 85
On 01/10/1968 - Theophilus E D?nges, South Afr Internal minister, dies at 69
On 01/10/1968 - Howard Smith, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel), dies at 74
On 01/10/1968 - Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73
On 01/10/1968 - Louis-Fran?ois-Marie Aubert, French composer (La Momie), dies at 90
On 01/10/1968 - Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/10/1969 - USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
On 01/10/1969 - Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
On 01/10/1969 - Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
On 01/10/1969 - Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
On 01/10/1969 - Doug E Doug, rapper/comedian (Operation Dumbo Drop, Jungle Fever)
On 01/10/1970 - Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44
On 01/10/1970 - Preview Center Opens
On 01/10/1970 - Cameron MacKenzie, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-96)
On 01/10/1970 - James Wilson, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
On 01/10/1970 - Deon Figures, NFL cornerback/PR (Pitts Steelers)
On 01/10/1971 - Guylaine Cloutier, Levis QUE, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Oly-4-92, 96
On 01/10/1971 - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer, dies at 87
On 01/10/1971 - Sergi Bruguera, Italy, tennis star
On 01/10/1971 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
On 01/10/1971 - "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 perf
On 01/10/1972 - Al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
On 01/10/1972 - Georg Rendl, Austriam miner/beekeeper (Satan on Earth), dies at 68
On 01/10/1972 - Thomas Lewis, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
On 01/10/1972 - Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK
On 01/10/1972 - Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan
On 01/10/1972 - LA Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
On 01/10/1972 - Sverre Jordan, composer, dies at 82
On 01/10/1973 - Berry Radstraat, Dutch soccer player (NEC, SCH)
On 01/10/1973 - Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
On 01/10/1973 - Travis Davis, NFL strong safety (NO Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars)
On 01/10/1973 - Glenn Robinson, Gary In, NBA forward (Milw, Olympics-gold-96)
On 01/10/1974 - Andre Kirwan, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
On 01/10/1974 - Hollis Thomas, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
On 01/10/1975 - Shannon Kavanaugh, Boston Mass, rocker (Ivory Soul)
On 01/10/1976 - Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65
On 01/10/1976 - Howlin' Wolf, singer/guitarist, dies following brain surgery at 65
On 01/10/1977 - 20th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom
On 01/10/1978 - Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag), dies at 62
On 01/10/1978 - Soyuz 27 carring 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
On 01/10/1978 - Don Gillis, US composer (Symphony #5?), dies at 65
On 01/10/1978 - John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71
On 01/10/1978 - Pedro Joaqu?n Chamorro, of La Prensa, assassinated in Managua
On 01/10/1979 - Entertainer of the Year Awards
On 01/10/1979 - Chris H E Smith, [Daddy Mack], Atlanta, rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up
On 01/10/1979 - 1st brother Billy Carter makes allegedly anti-Semitic remarks
On 01/10/1980 - Last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC
On 01/10/1980 - George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86
On 01/10/1980 - Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his 1st 4 mins &
On 01/10/1981 - Richard Boone, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), dies at 63
On 01/10/1981 - El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive"
On 01/10/1981 - John Severin sets 100-mi unicycle speed record, 9 h 21 m
On 01/10/1982 - Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)
On 01/10/1982 - -17?F (27.2?C) in Braemar Grampian (equals UK record)
On 01/10/1982 - Bengals beat Chargers in -59?F (-51?C) to win AFC championship
On 01/10/1982 - Lazar Weiner, composer, dies at 84
On 01/10/1982 - Paul Lynde, comedian (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies at 55
On 01/10/1983 - NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees f
On 01/10/1984 - Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, & D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/10/1984 - Clara Peller 1st asks, "Where's the Beef?"
On 01/10/1984 - Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashs at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
On 01/10/1984 - Suvanna Phuma, premier of Laos, dies at 82
On 01/10/1984 - US establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years
On 01/10/1984 - Argentine ex-president/general Bignone arrested
On 01/10/1985 - Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua
On 01/10/1986 - Joseph Kraft, US columnist, dies at 61
On 01/10/1986 - STS 61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy
On 01/10/1986 - Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
On 01/10/1988 - "Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 86 perfs
On 01/10/1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
On 01/10/1990 - China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
On 01/10/1990 - NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
On 01/10/1990 - Juliet Berto, screenwriter/actress (Bastienne Bastien), dies at 42
On 01/10/1990 - Yvonne Peattie Marquard, actress (Donovan's Reef), dies
On 01/10/1991 - Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans
On 01/10/1991 - US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis
On 01/10/1991 - Dimitris Myrat, dies of cancer at 62
On 01/10/1992 - Barbara Couper, British actress (Last Days of Dolwyn), dies at 89
On 01/10/1992 - 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards
On 01/10/1993 - Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
On 01/10/1993 - "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 perfs
On 01/10/1993 - Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
On 01/10/1993 - Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death
On 01/10/1993 - "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
On 01/10/1994 - Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs
On 01/10/1994 - Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal
On 01/10/1994 - Trial of Lorena Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis, begins
On 01/10/1994 - Charles "Chub" Feeney, baseball pres (National League), dies at 72
On 01/10/1994 - Catharina I "Ien" Dales, min of Internal affairs (1989-94), dies at 6
On 01/10/1994 - Michael Aldridge, actor (Murder in the Cathedral), dies at 73
On 01/10/1995 - Souphanouvong, leader of Pathet Lao (1957), dies
On 01/10/1995 - Halton Kathleen Tynan, writer, dies at 57
On 01/10/1995 - Elaine Greene, literary Agent, dies at 74
On 01/10/1995 - "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM
On 01/10/1996 - Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
On 01/10/1996 - Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
On 01/10/1996 - Arthur Sydney Martin, spycatcher, dies at 81
On 01/10/1996 - Alexander Robertus, organic chemist, dies at 88
On 01/10/1997 - Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
On 01/10/1997 - 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"
On 01/10/1997 - 1st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1
On 01/10/1997 - Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
On 01/10/1997 - "Rehersal," closes at Criterion Theater NYC
On 01/10/1997 - George Young, footballer, dies at 74
On 01/10/1997 - Elspeth Josceline Huxley, writer, dies at 96
On 01/10/1997 - Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist, dies at 71
On 01/10/1997 - Alvinio Misciano, Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
On 01/10/1997 - Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua
On 01/10/1998 - 18th United Negro College Fund raises (rebroadcasted Jan 17th)
On 01/11/314 - St Militiades ends his reign as Catholic Pope
On 01/11/532 - Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople
On 01/11/705 - John VI, Catholic Pope (701-05), dies
On 01/11/1055 - Constantine IX Monomachos, emperor of Byzantium, dies
On 01/11/1158 - Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king
On 01/11/1403 - Jan IV, Duke of Brabant/Limburg
On 01/11/1449 - Domenico Ghirlandajo, Italy, renaissance painter
On 01/11/1503 - Francesco Parmigianino, Italian artist (Madonna with the Long Neck)
On 01/11/1552 - Johannes Cochlaeus, [Dobeneck], German humanist/theologist, dies
On 01/11/1558 - Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm
On 01/11/1569 - 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul's Cathedral
On 01/11/1571 - Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion
On 01/11/1599 - Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove & muskaat
On 01/11/1641 - Franciscus Gomarus, [Fran?ois Gomaer], French theologist, dies
On 01/11/1642 - Isaac Newton is elected a member of Royal Society
On 01/11/1650 - Paul Hallman, composer, dies at 49
On 01/11/1674 - Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Brutal-Roffel), dies at 58
On 01/11/1693 - Mt Etna erupts, Sicily
On 01/11/1703 - Columban Praelisauer, composer
On 01/11/1709 - Colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London
On 01/11/1720 - Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Utrechts regent
On 01/11/1727 - Franz Sebastian Haindl, composer
On 01/11/1732 - Pehr Forsk?hl, Finish botanist
On 01/11/1746 - Frantisek Adam Mica, composer
On 01/11/1746 - William Curtis, English botanist/publisher (Botanical Magazine)
On 01/11/1750 - Johann Jakob Walder, composer
On 01/11/1753 - Ferdinand VI of Spain & Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord
On 01/11/1753 - Hans Sloane, English physician (British Museum), dies at 92
On 01/11/1757 - Alexander Hamilton, West Indies, 1st US Sec of Treasury ($10 face)
On 01/11/1758 - Russian troops occupy K?nigsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22]
On 01/11/1759 - 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
On 01/11/1765 - Frisia bans Voltaires "Trait? sur la tol?rance"
On 01/11/1771 - Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66
On 01/11/1774 - Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog
On 01/11/1775 - Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
On 01/11/1775 - Yemelyan Pugachov, Don Cossack rebel, executed by tsarist Russia
On 01/11/1784 - Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 59
On 01/11/1785 - Continental Congress convenes in NYC
On 01/11/1787 - Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
On 01/11/1790 - Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium
On 01/11/1797 - Francis Lightfoot Lee, US farmer (singer Decl of Independ), dies at 6
On 01/11/1801 - Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Matrimonio segreto), dies at 51
On 01/11/1801 - John Lodge Ellerton, composer
On 01/11/1803 - Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La
On 01/11/1805 - Michigan Territory organizes
On 01/11/1807 - Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brig General (Confederate Army)
On 01/11/1807 - Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
On 01/11/1808 - Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist
On 01/11/1813 - 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)
On 01/11/1814 - James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget)
On 01/11/1814 - Richard Griffith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
On 01/11/1815 - John A MacDonald, (C) 1st PM of Canada (1867-73)
On 01/11/1816 - Fitz-Henry Warren, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
On 01/11/1818 - John Reese Kenly, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
On 01/11/1831 - James Ronald Chalmers, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
On 01/11/1837 - John Field, Irish pianist/composer (Nocturnes), dies at 54
On 01/11/1837 - Fran?ois G?rard, French baron/painter, dies at 66
On 01/11/1839 - Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rico, patriot/scholar
On 01/11/1839 - Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal-700 die
On 01/11/1842 - William James, US, psychologist/philosopher
On 01/11/1843 - Francis Scott Key, composer (Star Spangled Banner), dies at 63
On 01/11/1847 - Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author, dies at 83
On 01/11/1849 - Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (bath house)
On 01/11/1850 - J C Arthur, Lowville NY, botanist (studied rusts)
On 01/11/1850 - Philipp la Renotiere von Ferrary, famous philatelist
On 01/11/1852 - Konstantin Fehrenbach, German chancellor (1920-21)
On 01/11/1853 - Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
On 01/11/1856 - Christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer
On 01/11/1856 - Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23]
On 01/11/1857 - Fred[erick J] Archer, English jockey (won 5 Derbys)
On 01/11/1859 - [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien)
On 01/11/1860 - Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)
On 01/11/1861 - Mexico City captured by Ju?rez (Lib) in War of Reform
On 01/11/1861 - Alabama becomes 4th state to secede
On 01/11/1863 - Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama & USS Hatteras
On 01/11/1863 - Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Ft Hindman, Arkansas
On 01/11/1864 - Thomas Dixon, US attorney/playwright (Flaming Sword)
On 01/11/1864 - Charing Cross Station opens in London
On 01/11/1865 - Battle of Beverly, WV
On 01/11/1866 - Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End England, kills 220
On 01/11/1870 - Adolf Ganz, composer, dies at 73
On 01/11/1872 - Paul Graener, composer
On 01/11/1873 - 1st livestock market newspaper published, Drover's Journal, Chicago
On 01/11/1873 - Joaqu?n Alvarez Quint?ro, Spanish dramatist/playwright (Los Galeotes)
On 01/11/1875 - Reinhold Gliere, composer
On 01/11/1877 - Pietro Romani, composer, dies at 85
On 01/11/1878 - Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926)
On 01/11/1879 - Antonio Beltramelli, writer
On 01/11/1879 - Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins
On 01/11/1880 - Rudolf T Palm, Cura?ao, pianist/composer
On 01/11/1885 - Henrik Ibsen's "Vildauden," premieres in Oslo
On 01/11/1885 - Alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party)
On 01/11/1886 - George Zucco, England, actor (Adv of Sherlock Holmes, Capt Fury)
On 01/11/1887 - Aldo Leopold, founder (Wilderness Society)
On 01/11/1888 - Chester Conklin, Oskaloosa IA, actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed)
On 01/11/1890 - Monte Blue, Indianapolis IN, silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy)
On 01/11/1891 - Georges-Eug?ne Haussmann, French senator/baron, dies at 81
On 01/11/1892 - William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US minister to Liberia
On 01/11/1892 - Hawaiian Historical Society founded
On 01/11/1892 - Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl
On 01/11/1893 - Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
On 01/11/1893 - Benjamin F Butler, US gen/pres candidate (anti-monopoly), dies at 74
On 01/11/1894 - Jaroslav Vogel, composer
On 01/11/1896 - Paddy Driscoll, NFL QB/coach (Chic Cardinals, Bears)
On 01/11/1896 - Eva Le Gallienne, London England, actress/director (Resurrection)
On 01/11/1897 - M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah)
On 01/11/1898 - Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
On 01/11/1898 - Gaetano Capocci, composer, dies at 86
On 01/11/1901 - Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer, dies at 34
On 01/11/1901 - Andries D Copier, Dutch glass manufacturer (Gildeglass)
On 01/11/1902 - Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer
On 01/11/1902 - Johnny Briggs, cricketer (118 wkts for England), dies in an asylum
On 01/11/1903 - Alan Paton, South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
On 01/11/1904 - Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat/president (UN General Assembly)
On 01/11/1904 - Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising
On 01/11/1905 - John Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer
On 01/11/1905 - Manfred Bonnington Lee, detective writer (? of Ellery Queen)
On 01/11/1905 - Pierre Mendes-France, French Premier (1954-55)
On 01/11/1906 - Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
On 01/11/1906 - Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)
On 01/11/1906 - Robert Nesbitt, impresario
On 01/11/1908 - Lionel Stander, NYC, actor (Max-Hart to Hart, Unfaithfully Yours)
On 01/11/1909 - Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer
On 01/11/1909 - Marguerite Kelsey, English model/painter (Haunting)
On 01/11/1910 - Trygve Martin Bratteli, Norwegian PM (Labour) (1971-72, 1973-76)
On 01/11/1910 - Izler Solomon, St Paul, Minn, conductor
On 01/11/1912 - Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am)
On 01/11/1912 - Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, Waco Texas, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
On 01/11/1912 - Donald Barry, Houston Tx, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak)
On 01/11/1913 - 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
On 01/11/1913 - Bread & Roses Strike begins
On 01/11/1914 - Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer
On 01/11/1914 - Ambrose Bierce, writer, dies at 71
On 01/11/1915 - Col Jacob Ruppert & Col Tillinghast Huston purchase Yanks for $460,00
On 01/11/1916 - French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu
On 01/11/1916 - Bernard Blier, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor (Les Miserables)
On 01/11/1916 - James H [Jimmy] Quillen, (Rep-R-TN, 1963- )
On 01/11/1917 - Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart," premieres in NYC
On 01/11/1918 - Albert Weisser, composer
On 01/11/1919 - Romania annexes Transylvania
On 01/11/1919 - Veda Ann Borg, Boston MA, actress (Avalanche, Accomplice)
On 01/11/1919 - 3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed
On 01/11/1920 - French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die
On 01/11/1920 - John Powell, campaigner
On 01/11/1922 - Tony Charmoli, Minn, choreographer (Cher, Julie Andrew)
On 01/11/1922 - Neville Duke, English test pilot
On 01/11/1922 - Kathleen Byron, London England, actress (Abdication, Profile, 4 Days)
On 01/11/1922 - Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)
On 01/11/1923 - French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
On 01/11/1923 - Constantine I, king of Greece (1913-17, 20-22), dies at 54
On 01/11/1923 - 1st Dutch Dada-evening (Theo Van Doesburg & Kurt Schwitters)
On 01/11/1924 - Don Cherry, Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)
On 01/11/1924 - Slim Harpo, musician
On 01/11/1925 - Franc B Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State
On 01/11/1926 - Elisabeth M J "Elly" Bakker, Dutch actress (The Miser)
On 01/11/1926 - Alexander Gibson, conductor
On 01/11/1926 - Lev Stepanovich Demin, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
On 01/11/1926 - Phil Sidey, broadcaster
On 01/11/1926 - Grant Tinker, broadcasting executive (NBC-TV)
On 01/11/1927 - John Hayes, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 15 Tests 1951-58)
On 01/11/1927 - Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist
On 01/11/1927 - Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th NYC
On 01/11/1928 - David L Wolper, producer (Devil's Brigade)
On 01/11/1928 - Thomas Hardy, novelist (Maddening Crowd), dies near Dorchester at 87
On 01/11/1928 - Mitchell Ryan, Cincinnati Oh, actor (Chase, Executive Suite)
On 01/11/1929 - Nicoletta Orsomando
On 01/11/1929 - Rod Taylor, Sydney Australia, actor (Bearcats, Time Machine)
On 01/11/1929 - Wanda Wilkomirska, Warsaw, Poland, violinist
On 01/11/1929 - Julio Antonio Mella, Cuban revolutionary, murdered at about 28
On 01/11/1931 - Oscar Fetras, composer, dies at 76
On 01/11/1931 - Ed Hall, Roxbury Mass, actor (Dr Bicker-Medical Center)
On 01/11/1933 - Goldie Hill, Karnes County Tx, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
On 01/11/1934 - Jean Chr?tien, Canada PM (Lib, 1993- )
On 01/11/1935 - Chuck Barksdale, US singer (Dells-I Can Sing a Rainbow)
On 01/11/1935 - Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course
On 01/11/1936 - Meindert Leerling, Dutch TV director/MP (RPF)
On 01/11/1936 - Linda Lawson, Ann Arbor Mich, actress (Don't Call Me Charlie)
On 01/11/1936 - Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
On 01/11/1938 - Fischer S Black Jr, financial theorist
On 01/11/1938 - Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a US national bank
On 01/11/1938 - Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st
On 01/11/1938 - Narvel Felts, country singer
On 01/11/1938 - Michael Fenn, docker/socialist
On 01/11/1939 - Anne Heggtveigt, Canada, slalom (Olympic-gold-1960)
On 01/11/1940 - Mark DeVoto, composer
On 01/11/1940 - Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet premieres in Leningrad
On 01/11/1941 - Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton
On 01/11/1942 - Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
On 01/11/1942 - -23?F (-31?C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record)
On 01/11/1942 - Clarence Clemons, rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E St Band)
On 01/11/1943 - William Albert Penn, composer
On 01/11/1943 - Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
On 01/11/1943 - US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
On 01/11/1944 - Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies
On 01/11/1944 - York Georg Holler, composer
On 01/11/1944 - Henry Cecil, British(?) organizer
On 01/11/1944 - Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established
On 01/11/1945 - Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Fatalit?), dies at 74
On 01/11/1945 - Christine Kaufmann, Austria, actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips)
On 01/11/1946 - Ludmila Poradnik, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
On 01/11/1946 - Enver Hoxha declares People's Rep of Albania with himself dictator
On 01/11/1946 - Bert Bell becomes 2nd NFL commissioner, moves Chicago HQ to Phila
On 01/11/1946 - Tony Kaye, rocker (Yes)
On 01/11/1946 - Naomi Judd, [Diana Ellen], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)
On 01/11/1947 - Anna Calder-Marshall, Kensington England, actress (Zulu Dawn)
On 01/11/1947 - Bryan Robson, English international soccer star
On 01/11/1948 - Madeline Manning-Jackson-Mimms, US 800m runner (Oly-gold-1968)
On 01/11/1949 - Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
On 01/11/1949 - Tom Netherton, Munich Germany, singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
On 01/11/1949 - [Frederick] Dennis Greene, rocker (Sha Na Na-Shannon)
On 01/11/1950 - Karin Michaelis, writer, dies at 77
On 01/11/1952 - Ben Daniel Crenshaw, Austin TX, PGA golfer (1976 Bing Crosby)
On 01/11/1952 - Lee Ritenour, LA Calif, jazz musician
On 01/11/1952 - Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
On 01/11/1952 - Massimo Lopez, Italian comedian
On 01/11/1952 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
On 01/11/1953 - Noach Zjordanija, Georgian Premier (1918-21), dies at 84
On 01/11/1953 - Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter, dies at 58
On 01/11/1953 - Ernst H Ridder Rappard, Dutch Nazi founder (NSNAP), dies at 53
On 01/11/1953 - J Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of Interna
On 01/11/1953 - Anna Marchesini, Italian entertainer
On 01/11/1954 - 2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
On 01/11/1954 - Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (Brave Soldier), dies at 83
On 01/11/1954 - Emmy Arbous, Dutch actress/cabaret performer (Boefje), dies at 56
On 01/11/1954 - Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher/drawer, dies at 77
On 01/11/1954 - Saskia ten Batenburg, Dutch actress (Factory, Hunk)
On 01/11/1955 - Rodolfo Graziani, Italian East-Africa Minister of Defense, dies at 72
On 01/11/1956 - Kuniaki Kobayashi, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
On 01/11/1957 - Darryl Dawkins, NBA center (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets)
On 01/11/1958 - Vicki Peterson, LA Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (Bangles)
On 01/11/1958 - Alec Rowley, composer, dies at 65
On 01/11/1958 - Lourdes Ann Kananimanu Estores, Honolulu Hawaii, playmate (Jun, 1982)
On 01/11/1959 - Hanif Mohammad completes 499 for Karachi, then 1st class world record
On 01/11/1959 - Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies
On 01/11/1959 - Brett Bodine, auto racer
On 01/11/1959 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mayfair Golf Open
On 01/11/1959 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
On 01/11/1959 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 28-21
On 01/11/1960 - Johan E Elias, Dutch historian (Elias Family), dies at 84
On 01/11/1960 - Chad declares independence from France
On 01/11/1960 - Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
On 01/11/1961 - Racial riot at University of Georgia
On 01/11/1961 - Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
On 01/11/1962 - Julie Moran, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight, Independence Day)
On 01/11/1962 - Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
On 01/11/1962 - Donn Pall, Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Phila Phillies, Fl Marlins)
On 01/11/1962 - Kim Coles, Bkln NY, actress (Synclaire-Living Single)
On 01/11/1963 - Jason Connery, London England, actor (Robin Hood)
On 01/11/1963 - Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
On 01/11/1963 - Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
On 01/11/1963 - Petra Schneider, E German swimming star (world record 400m)
On 01/11/1963 - Kate Gompert, Ames lA, tennis star
On 01/11/1963 - Arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
On 01/11/1963 - 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
On 01/11/1964 - US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
On 01/11/1964 - "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 302 perfs
On 01/11/1964 - Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
On 01/11/1964 - Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox)
On 01/11/1964 - 1st govt report warning smoking may be hazardous to one's health
On 01/11/1965 - Barbara Belding, San Diego Cal, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1994)
On 01/11/1965 - Joely Richardson, London England, actress (Body Contact, Wetherby)
On 01/11/1965 - Karl Van Calcar, Torrance Calif, 3k steeplechase
On 01/11/1965 - Loredana Romito, Benevento Italy, model/actress (Fatal Temptation)
On 01/11/1965 - Olivia Barash, Miami Fla, actress (Laura-Out of the Blue)
On 01/11/1965 - Steve Vancil, Oregon City Ore, golfer (1989 City of Portland)
On 01/11/1966 - 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
On 01/11/1966 - "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
On 01/11/1966 - Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
On 01/11/1966 - Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
On 01/11/1966 - Christian Pouget, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
On 01/11/1967 - Ronnie Stern, St-Agathe, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
On 01/11/1967 - Richmond Webb, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
On 01/11/1967 - Jeff Bankett, Pittsburgh Pa, actor (Tyler-1 Life to Live)
On 01/11/1967 - Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission
On 01/11/1968 - Ben Rivera, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Phila Phillies)
On 01/11/1968 - Sharon Brown, NYC, actress (Chantal-Generations)
On 01/11/1968 - Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)
On 01/11/1969 - Darren Anderson, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
On 01/11/1969 - Reemt Pyka, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
On 01/11/1969 - Dave Cruikshank, Northbrook Ill, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
On 01/11/1969 - Frank Robinson, WLAF defensive back (Scottish Claymores)
On 01/11/1969 - Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
On 01/11/1969 - "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
On 01/11/1970 - Franco Davin, Argentina, tennis star
On 01/11/1970 - Superbowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minn Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Superb
On 01/11/1971 - Stephen Smith, Indianapolis Indiana, high jumper
On 01/11/1971 - Noah Cantor, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
On 01/11/1971 - Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
On 01/11/1971 - Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but lat
On 01/11/1971 - Mary J Blige, singer
On 01/11/1971 - Karmeeleyah McGill, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
On 01/11/1971 - 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK
On 01/11/1972 - East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh
On 01/11/1972 - Rey Ordonez, Havana Cuba, infielder (NY Mets)
On 01/11/1972 - Yang Wenyi, Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle)
On 01/11/1972 - Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes president & sheik Mujib ur-Rahman premier
On 01/11/1972 - Amber Medlin, Virginia Beach Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1996)
On 01/11/1972 - Dexter Seigler, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
On 01/11/1972 - Huub Loeffen, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
On 01/11/1973 - American League adopts designated hitter rule
On 01/11/1973 - Dave Dickenson, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
On 01/11/1973 - Rahul Dravid, cricket batter (prolific Karnataka, Tests for India 96)
On 01/11/1973 - Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Wash DC
On 01/11/1973 - Isabel Randolph, actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
On 01/11/1973 - Rudolf Kubin, composer, dies a day after 64th birthday
On 01/11/1973 - Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
On 01/11/1974 - Warren Morris, Alexandria LA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
On 01/11/1974 - Echo Leta Johnson, Austin TX, playmate (Jan, 1993)
On 01/11/1974 - Goran Lozanovski, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
On 01/11/1974 - ? Rosenkowitz, Cape Town S Afr, 1st sextuplets to survive born to Sue
On 01/11/1974 - Toderick Malone, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
On 01/11/1974 - ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
On 01/11/1974 - Rod Jones, NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
On 01/11/1975 - Brad Badger, guard (Washington Redskins)
On 01/11/1975 - Jacky Verbeek, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
On 01/11/1975 - Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
On 01/11/1975 - Rory Fitzpatrick, Rochester, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
On 01/11/1976 - Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies
On 01/11/1976 - Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consec natl figure skating champions
On 01/11/1976 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
On 01/11/1976 - "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 perfs
On 01/11/1976 - Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures," premieres in NYC
On 01/11/1976 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
On 01/11/1976 - Military coup in Ecuador, Pres Guillermo Lara leaves
On 01/11/1977 - Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
On 01/11/1977 - Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
On 01/11/1977 - France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in
On 01/11/1978 - Gov Askew dedicates RCUC solar office building
On 01/11/1978 - Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 & Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
On 01/11/1978 - Michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57
On 01/11/1979 - Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
On 01/11/1979 - "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances
On 01/11/1980 - Debut of Pretenders
On 01/11/1981 - "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 93 performances
On 01/11/1981 - Palau adopts constitution
On 01/11/1981 - Brit team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest & fastest crossing
On 01/11/1981 - Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 88
On 01/11/1982 - Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
On 01/11/1982 - Honduras adopts constitution
On 01/11/1983 - Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79
On 01/11/1983 - Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time
On 01/11/1984 - Fritz Geissler, composer, dies at 62
On 01/11/1984 - Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family
On 01/11/1984 - Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
On 01/11/1984 - STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad
On 01/11/1984 - Jack La Rue, TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 81
On 01/11/1986 - 1st black lt gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
On 01/11/1987 - Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0)
On 01/11/1988 - Raymond L'Esperance, quintuplet
On 01/11/1988 - Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, ace WW II pilot, dies at 75 of cancer
On 01/11/1988 - Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89
On 01/11/1988 - USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
On 01/11/1988 - Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI v India, Madras
On 01/11/1988 - Veronica L'Esperance, quintuplet
On 01/11/1988 - Erica L'Esperance, quintuplet
On 01/11/1988 - Danielle L'Esperance, quintuplet
On 01/11/1988 - Alexandria L'Esperance, quintuplet
On 01/11/1989 - Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game aga
On 01/11/1989 - 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
On 01/11/1989 - Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school
On 01/11/1990 - 200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence
On 01/11/1990 - Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
On 01/11/1990 - Pat Lafontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straigh
On 01/11/1990 - Mary Jane Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
On 01/11/1990 - Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)
On 01/11/1991 - Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold me
On 01/11/1991 - Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence
On 01/11/1991 - Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title
On 01/11/1991 - Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
On 01/11/1991 - Jason Christmas, dies of gunshot wound during robbery in NY at 49
On 01/11/1992 - Algeria's Pres Chadli announces his resignation
On 01/11/1992 - Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
On 01/11/1992 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
On 01/11/1993 - Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
On 01/11/1993 - Independent pres candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
On 01/11/1993 - Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
On 01/11/1994 - Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy
On 01/11/1994 - Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80
On 01/11/1994 - Irish govt announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA
On 01/11/1994 - John Bradley, raised US flag at Iwo Jima, dies at 70
On 01/11/1995 - 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in NYC)
On 01/11/1995 - Onat Kutlar, Turkish screenplay/producer (Hazal), murdered at 59
On 01/11/1995 - Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist (Concert Building), dies at 76
On 01/11/1995 - John AG Gere, English art historian (Raphael & his Circle), dies at 7
On 01/11/1995 - Adrian J "Ad" Kaland, Dutch MP (CDA 1977-93), dies at 72
On 01/11/1995 - Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
On 01/11/1995 - NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike
On 01/11/1995 - DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl live
On 01/11/1996 - Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87
On 01/11/1996 - Ike Isaacs, guitarist, dies at 76
On 01/11/1996 - Harold Walter Bailey, philologist, dies at 96>>
On 01/11/1996 - Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
On 01/11/1996 - Eric Hebborn, artist/faker, dies at 61
On 01/11/1997 - Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis Intl
On 01/11/1997 - Sheldon Leonard, producer/director (Dick Van Dyke), dies at 89
On 01/11/1997 - Cavan O'Connor, singer, dies at 97
On 01/11/1997 - Helen Foster Snow, writer, dies at 89
On 01/11/1997 - Joshua William Steward, polymath, dies at 83
On 01/11/1997 - 23rd People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins
On 01/11/1997 - Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
On 01/11/1997 - Duncan Wood, television director/producer, dies at 71
On 01/11/1998 - "Proposals," closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
On 01/11/1998 - 24th Annual People's Choice Awards - Seinfeld, Tim Allen win
On 01/11/1998 - AFC Championship: Denver Broncos beat Pitt Steelers 24-21
On 01/11/1998 - NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers beat SF 49'ers 23-10
On 01/11/1998 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
On 01/11/1998 - US male Figure Skating championship won by
On 01/11/1998 - Klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71
On 01/12/689 - Benedict Biscop, English saint, dies
On 01/12/1049 - Abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair, Persian mystic, dies at 81
On 01/12/1167 - Aelred of Hexham/Rievaulx, English abbot/saint, dies at about 56
On 01/12/1390 - Peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67
On 01/12/1483 - Hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg en Dietz, gov/viceroy of Holland
On 01/12/1492 - Andreas Alicatus, Italian author
On 01/12/1493 - Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily
On 01/12/1517 - Vasco N??ez de Balboa, Spanish conquistador/admiral, beheaded at 41
On 01/12/1519 - Maximilian I of Hapsburg, German kaiser, dies
On 01/12/1537 - Lorenzo di Credi, Italian painter, dies
On 01/12/1552 - Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed
On 01/12/1562 - Charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy
On 01/12/1576 - Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian
On 01/12/1580 - Jean Baptiste van Helmont, Belgian chemist, (found boiling pt temp)
On 01/12/1583 - Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1/1/1583)
On 01/12/1588 - Jose Ribera [Lo Spagnoletto], Spanish painter
On 01/12/1588 - John Winthrop, 1st governor (Mass Bay Colony)
On 01/12/1598 - Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso
On 01/12/1599 - Adrian van Utrecht, Flemish painter
On 01/12/1638 - Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austrian fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)
On 01/12/1665 - Pierre de Fermat, French lawyer/mathematician
On 01/12/1665 - Pierre de Fermat, Fr lawyer/mathematician (principle of F), dies at 6
On 01/12/1674 - Reinhard Keiser, composer
On 01/12/1674 - Giacomo Carissimi, Italian bandmaster/composer (Jephta), dies at 68
On 01/12/1684 - French king Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon
On 01/12/1701 - Parts of Netherlands adopt Gregorian calendar
On 01/12/1701 - Frisia & Groningen begin use of Gregorian calendar
On 01/12/1711 - Gaetano Latilla, composer
On 01/12/1715 - Jacques Duphly, composer
On 01/12/1723 - Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres, London
On 01/12/1729 - Lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist
On 01/12/1729 - Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]
On 01/12/1730 - Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer
On 01/12/1737 - Brizio Petrucci, composer
On 01/12/1737 - John Hancock, patriot (1st to sign Declaration of Independence)
On 01/12/1746 - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Switzerland, educator [OS]
On 01/12/1749 - Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat
On 01/12/1751 - Ferdinand I, king of Sicily & Naples
On 01/12/1751 - Jacob M R Lenz, writer (Das Leidende Weib)
On 01/12/1755 - Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University
On 01/12/1759 - Anne of Hannover, English princess, dies at 49
On 01/12/1765 - Johann Melchior Molter, composer, dies at 68
On 01/12/1773 - 1st US public museum established (Charlestown SC)
On 01/12/1777 - Mission Santa Clara de Asis founded in Calif
On 01/12/1780 - Wilhelm M L de Wette, German exegetist/theologist
On 01/12/1783 - Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)
On 01/12/1792 - Robert Patterson, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
On 01/12/1804 - Hippolyte Monpou, composer
On 01/12/1806 - French evacuate Vienna
On 01/12/1807 - Jan T Beelen, Dutch/Belgian bible expert
On 01/12/1807 - Joan Lucaz, Dutch scholar/journalist/patriot, dies at 60
On 01/12/1807 - Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden Neth, 150 die
On 01/12/1807 - Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian, dies at 71
On 01/12/1808 - Paul "the Great" Taglioni, Vienna, ballet choreographer
On 01/12/1809 - British take Cayenne (French Guiana) from French (until 1814)
On 01/12/1810 - Ferdinand II, king of Sicily
On 01/12/1812 - 1st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam, from Natchez
On 01/12/1814 - Jones Mitchell Withers, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1890
On 01/12/1816 - France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever
On 01/12/1819 - Zealous Bates Tower, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1900
On 01/12/1820 - Royal Astronomical Society founded in England
On 01/12/1821 - Nikolai Afanisev, composer
On 01/12/1825 - Joseph Robert Davis, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
On 01/12/1826 - Charles Cruft, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
On 01/12/1829 - Michael Gottard Fischer, composer, dies at 55
On 01/12/1829 - Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56
On 01/12/1832 - Richard Waterhouse Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
On 01/12/1833 - Marie-Antoine Car?me, author (Pattissier Royal Parisien), dies at 48
On 01/12/1836 - Battle of Wetumka, Fla
On 01/12/1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia
On 01/12/1837 - Adolf Jensen, composer
On 01/12/1837 - Carlos Troyer, composer
On 01/12/1839 - Anthracite coal 1st used to smelt iron, Mauch Chunk, Penn
On 01/12/1839 - Joseph A Koch, Aust painter/cartoonist/etcher/illustrator, dies at 70
On 01/12/1842 - Franciscan nuns begin missionary work on Netherland Antilles
On 01/12/1842 - Fran?ois Copp?e, French poet
On 01/12/1851 - Johan Herman Koekkoek, painter, dies at 72
On 01/12/1852 - Joseph J C Joffre, French fieldmarshal (Indo China, Marne)
On 01/12/1853 - Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Italian mathematician (tensor analysis)
On 01/12/1856 - John Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters)
On 01/12/1856 - L'udov?t St?r, Slovaaks author/linguistic (Das Slawentum), dies at 40
On 01/12/1860 - Martinus J Niewindt, bishop on Cura?ao (christened slaves), dies at 6
On 01/12/1861 - FL state troops demand surrender of Ft Pickens
On 01/12/1861 - V?clav Hanka, Czech author/translator/forger, dies at 69
On 01/12/1863 - President Davis delivers his "State of Confederacy" address
On 01/12/1863 - Vivekananda, Calcutta, Hindu religious leader/reformer
On 01/12/1865 - -13] Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher NC
On 01/12/1867 - Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education, dies at 74
On 01/12/1867 - Leo Tolstoy's "Smert Ioonna Groznogo," premieres in St Petersburg
On 01/12/1871 - Paul Guthnick, German astronomer
On 01/12/1875 - Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish author (Ulla Bella)
On 01/12/1876 - Jack London, writer/socialist (Call of the Wild)
On 01/12/1876 - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Venice Italy, composer
On 01/12/1876 - Ferenc Moln?r, writer
On 01/12/1878 - Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk)
On 01/12/1879 - British Zulu War begins: Lt-General Chelmsford invades Zululand
On 01/12/1880 - Ida Gr?fin von Hahn-Hahn, author (Aus der Gesellschaft), dies at 74
On 01/12/1882 - Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist
On 01/12/1884 - Louis Horst, composer
On 01/12/1888 - Claude Delvincourt, composer
On 01/12/1890 - Mordecai W Johnson, educator
On 01/12/1893 - Hermann Goering, propoganda minister (Nazi Germany)
On 01/12/1894 - Billy Gilbert, Louisville KY, actor (Paradise Alley, Safari, Rio)
On 01/12/1896 - Rex Ingram, Ireland, actor/director (Elmer Gantry, God's Little Acre)
On 01/12/1896 - 1st X-ray photo in US (Dr Henry Smith, Davidson NC)
On 01/12/1897 - Hendrik J Valk, painter/cartoonist/graphic artist
On 01/12/1898 - Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
On 01/12/1899 - Paul H M?ller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948)
On 01/12/1900 - Freeland Colony founded in US
On 01/12/1900 - Vaino Hannikainen, composer
On 01/12/1901 - Kurt Jooss, W?rtemburg, Germany, ballet choreographer
On 01/12/1902 - Simon H Spoor, Dutch gen/intelligence officer for Gen MacArthur
On 01/12/1902 - Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
On 01/12/1902 - Ray Teal, Grand Rapids Mich, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza)
On 01/12/1903 - Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist (1st Rus nuclear bomb)
On 01/12/1903 - Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam
On 01/12/1903 - Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown Pa, killing 170
On 01/12/1904 - Mississippi Fred McDowell, jazz artist
On 01/12/1904 - Southwest-Africa uprising under Samuel Maherero against German gariso
On 01/12/1906 - Football rules committee legalizes forward pass
On 01/12/1906 - Henny Youngman, England, comedian (Take my wife please...)
On 01/12/1906 - Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)
On 01/12/1906 - 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
On 01/12/1907 - Sergei Korolev, scientist
On 01/12/1907 - Britain grants responsible govt to former colony of Transvaal
On 01/12/1908 - Jos? Lim?n, Mexican/US dancer (I, Odysseus)
On 01/12/1908 - Ben Seijes, Dutch historian (WW II)
On 01/12/1909 - Mauritz Hugo, Sweden, actor (Atomic Blonde, Road Agent)
On 01/12/1910 - Charles Martin, cartoonist
On 01/12/1910 - Luise Rainer, Austria, actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City)
On 01/12/1910 - Patsy Kelly, Bkln, actress (Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars)
On 01/12/1912 - Peter Pooley, broadcaster
On 01/12/1912 - -47?F (-44?C), Washta, Iowa (state record)
On 01/12/1914 - Edqard John Gurney, politician
On 01/12/1915 - Frank Annunzio, (Rep-D-IL, 1965- )
On 01/12/1915 - House of Reps rejects proposal to give women right to vote
On 01/12/1915 - Martin Agronsky, journalist (1952 Peabody, 1961 DuPont-Columbia)
On 01/12/1915 - Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot
On 01/12/1915 - Ernest Armstrong, miner/politician
On 01/12/1916 - A P[ieter] W Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa
On 01/12/1916 - Britain proclaims Gilbert & Ellice Is colony in Pacific
On 01/12/1917 - Walter Hendl, West New York NJ, conductor
On 01/12/1918 - Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals beating Ottawa 9-4
On 01/12/1920 - Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in
On 01/12/1920 - James Farmer, Marshall, Tex, civil rights leader
On 01/12/1921 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball
On 01/12/1921 - John Henry Davis Jr, Smithtown NY, weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52)
On 01/12/1921 - Leo Smit, Phila Penn, pianist/composer
On 01/12/1924 - Jan Willem Radecker, sculptor/son of John Raedecker
On 01/12/1924 - History of Science Society organized at Boston
On 01/12/1925 - Oskar Brefeld, German botanist, dies at 85
On 01/12/1925 - Bill Burrud, Hollywood Calif, host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World
On 01/12/1925 - Ralph Legall, cricket wicket-keeper (WI v India 1954)
On 01/12/1925 - Laurentiu Profeta, composer
On 01/12/1925 - John Howard Lawson's "Processional," premieres in NYC
On 01/12/1926 - Ray Price, country singer (Good Times)
On 01/12/1926 - Morton Feldman, NYC, composer
On 01/12/1927 - Leopold Ahsen, writer
On 01/12/1927 - Salvatore Martirano, composer
On 01/12/1928 - Ruth Snyder, 1st woman to die in electric chair
On 01/12/1928 - Lew Gallo, Mt Kisko, actor (12 O'Clock High)
On 01/12/1928 - Philip Barry & Elmer Rice's "Cock Robin," premieres in NYC
On 01/12/1929 - Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
On 01/12/1929 - Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher
On 01/12/1929 - Dietrich Sch?fer, German historian (Mein Leben), dies at 83
On 01/12/1930 - Jennifer P Johnston, Irish author (Fool's sanctuary)
On 01/12/1930 - Glenn Yarborough, singer (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee)
On 01/12/1930 - NHL's Boston Bruins win then-record 14th consecutive game
On 01/12/1932 - Alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer
On 01/12/1932 - France's Laval govt falls
On 01/12/1932 - Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)
On 01/12/1932 - Philip Barry's "Animal Kingdom," premieres in NYC
On 01/12/1933 - Vaclav Suk, composer, dies at 71
On 01/12/1933 - US Congress recognize independence Philippines
On 01/12/1933 - Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies
On 01/12/1933 - Michael Aspel, British talk show host
On 01/12/1934 - Burdette Haldorson, US, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
On 01/12/1935 - Ron Harper, Turtle Creek Pa, actor (Wendy & Me, Planet of the Apes)
On 01/12/1935 - William Lee Gloden, Brewton Al, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys)
On 01/12/1935 - "Amazing" Kreskin, Montclair NJ, mentalist/telepath
On 01/12/1937 - Liliana Cavani, Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)
On 01/12/1937 - Plow for laying submarine cable patented
On 01/12/1937 - Marie Dubois, Paris France, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim)
On 01/12/1939 - Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink, Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)
On 01/12/1939 - Helmut Eisendle, writer
On 01/12/1940 - Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56
On 01/12/1940 - Dick Motz, cricketer (1st NZer to take 100 Test wickets)
On 01/12/1941 - Jaime B Fuster, (Rep-D-PR, 1985- )
On 01/12/1941 - Long John Baldry, England, blues vocalist (Don't try to Lay No Boogie
On 01/12/1942 - British troops reconquer Sollum
On 01/12/1942 - Dutch troops on Tarakan surrender
On 01/12/1942 - National War Labor Board created
On 01/12/1942 - George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies
On 01/12/1942 - Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup)
On 01/12/1943 - Ray Manzarek, rock keyboardist (Doors-People are Strange)
On 01/12/1943 - Jan R T Campert, Dutch resistance fighter/poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
On 01/12/1943 - Henri J "Adriaan" Adriaansen, mime/director (Stinging Nettle King)
On 01/12/1943 - Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)
On 01/12/1944 - Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat Amsterd
On 01/12/1944 - Churchill & de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh
On 01/12/1944 - Joe Frazier, Beaufort SC, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73
On 01/12/1944 - Vlastimil Hort, Czech/German chess player
On 01/12/1945 - Maggie Bell, Glasgow Scotland, rocker
On 01/12/1945 - US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Jap ships in Battle of South China Sea
On 01/12/1945 - German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of Bulge
On 01/12/1946 - Cynthia Robinson, rock trumpeteer (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People
On 01/12/1946 - "Polonaise" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances
On 01/12/1946 - Edouardo de Filippo's "Questi Fantasmi!," premieres in Rome
On 01/12/1946 - NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to LA
On 01/12/1946 - George Duke, San Rafael Ca, rocker
On 01/12/1947 - Tom Dempsey, NFL record-holder (longest field goal, 63 yards)
On 01/12/1947 - Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77
On 01/12/1948 - Anthony Andrews, London England, actor (Under the Volcano)
On 01/12/1948 - 1st Supermarket in UK opens
On 01/12/1948 - Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
On 01/12/1948 - US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel v Oklahoma State Board of Regents)
On 01/12/1949 - Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter
On 01/12/1949 - James W Dietz, rower
On 01/12/1949 - Wayne Wang, director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)
On 01/12/1949 - "Arthur Godfrey & His Friends" premieres on CBS TV
On 01/12/1950 - Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
On 01/12/1950 - Koos van de Griend, composer, dies at 44
On 01/12/1950 - USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage & sabotage
On 01/12/1950 - Bob McEwen, (Rep-R-OH, 1981- )
On 01/12/1950 - Marilyn R Smith, microbiologist
On 01/12/1951 - Larry Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
On 01/12/1951 - Chris Bell, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Big Star)
On 01/12/1951 - Rush Limbaugh, Girardeau Mo, extreme right radio personality
On 01/12/1951 - Bill Madlock, 4X NL batting champ (Chicago Cubs)
On 01/12/1951 - Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
On 01/12/1951 - Kirstie Alley, Wichita Ks, actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca)
On 01/12/1951 - Drew Pearson, former NFL all-pro receiver
On 01/12/1952 - University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student
On 01/12/1952 - NFL Pro Bowl: N Conf beats A Conf 30-13
On 01/12/1952 - Ricky Van Shelton, country musician
On 01/12/1953 - Simeon Roncal, composer, dies at 82
On 01/12/1953 - 9 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow
On 01/12/1954 - Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)
On 01/12/1954 - Austria's worst avalanche-kills 200; 9hrs later 2nd one-kills 115
On 01/12/1954 - Queen Elizabeth II opens NZ parliament
On 01/12/1955 - Patty Hayes, LPGA golfer
On 01/12/1956 - John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70
On 01/12/1956 - Norman Kerry, actor (Air Eagles, Phantom of Opera), dies at 61
On 01/12/1957 - Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded
On 01/12/1958 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
On 01/12/1958 - NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring
On 01/12/1958 - Arthur Shepherd, composer, dies at 77
On 01/12/1958 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-7
On 01/12/1958 - Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points
On 01/12/1959 - KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/12/1959 - Per Helmstad Gessle, Sweden, singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
On 01/12/1960 - Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt v England
On 01/12/1960 - Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points
On 01/12/1960 - Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics-1996)
On 01/12/1960 - Nevil Shute [Norway], Eng/Aust author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
On 01/12/1960 - Dominique Wilkins, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
On 01/12/1961 - "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 100 performances
On 01/12/1961 - Andrea Carnevale, soccer player (Napoli)
On 01/12/1961 - UN genocide pact goes into effect
On 01/12/1962 - Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 4
On 01/12/1962 - Richard de Guide, composer, dies at 52
On 01/12/1962 - Richie Richardson, cricketer (elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95)
On 01/12/1963 - Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England
On 01/12/1963 - "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
On 01/12/1964 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
On 01/12/1964 - Lynne Marie Thurik, Vancouver Wash, Miss Washington-America (1991)
On 01/12/1964 - Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star
On 01/12/1964 - C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
On 01/12/1964 - Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence
On 01/12/1965 - Porcupine, in Washington DC zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent
On 01/12/1965 - Mark Moore, rocker (S'Express-Winter Course)
On 01/12/1965 - "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV
On 01/12/1965 - Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
On 01/12/1965 - At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
On 01/12/1965 - Henry Thomas, defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots)
On 01/12/1965 - John Francis, model
On 01/12/1966 - Linda Ferrando, Italy, tennis star
On 01/12/1966 - Craig Parry, Sunshine VIC, Australasia golfer
On 01/12/1966 - 12 day NYC transit strike ends
On 01/12/1966 - "Batman" with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
On 01/12/1966 - LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends
On 01/12/1966 - Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics
On 01/12/1967 - Marco Boogers, Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United)
On 01/12/1967 - Ulf Dahlen, Ostersund SWE, NHL forward (Team Sweden, San Jose)
On 01/12/1967 - Vendela [Kirsebom], Stockholm Sweden, model (Sports Illustrated 1993)
On 01/12/1967 - Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
On 01/12/1967 - Farrah Forke, Texas, actress (Dweebs, Mr Rhodes, Disclosure, Heat)
On 01/12/1967 - Mike Simms, Whittier CA, outfielder (Houston Astros)
On 01/12/1968 - Vince Buck, NFL safety (NO Saints)
On 01/12/1968 - Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV
On 01/12/1968 - Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
On 01/12/1968 - Heather Mills, Aldershot England, model/writer (Out on a Limb)
On 01/12/1969 - "Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances
On 01/12/1969 - Cam Russell, Halifax, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
On 01/12/1969 - Superbowl III: NY Jets beat Balt Colts, 16-7 in Miami Superbowl MVP:
On 01/12/1970 - Takahiro Ikenoue, WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
On 01/12/1970 - Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
On 01/12/1970 - Jenny Griffith, Burbank Calif, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1995)
On 01/12/1970 - Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
On 01/12/1970 - Blanche Stuart Scott, US pilot, dies at 84
On 01/12/1970 - Nigel Wilson, Canadian/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
On 01/12/1971 - "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
On 01/12/1971 - "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
On 01/12/1971 - Fed grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nu
On 01/12/1971 - Shane Dronett, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
On 01/12/1971 - Congressional Black Caucus organizes
On 01/12/1971 - Andy Fox, Sacramento CA, infielder (NY Yankees)
On 01/12/1971 - Oscar Sturgis, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
On 01/12/1971 - Scott Burrell, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets)
On 01/12/1972 - Dominique Ross, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
On 01/12/1972 - Tigers sign a lease to build a $126M domed stadium (doesn't happen)
On 01/12/1972 - Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90
On 01/12/1973 - Greg Morton, Milwaukee Wisc, actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King)
On 01/12/1974 - "Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
On 01/12/1974 - Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
On 01/12/1974 - Melanie Jayne Chisholm, "Sporty Spice", Widnes, vocalist (Spice Girls
On 01/12/1975 - Chase Hampton, Okla City Okla, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
On 01/12/1975 - Superbowl IX: Pitts Steelers beat Minn Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans S
On 01/12/1975 - Jocelyn Thibault, Montreal, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)
On 01/12/1975 - Caryn Campbell, Bundy victim, disappears from Snowmass, Colo
On 01/12/1975 - Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates
On 01/12/1976 - Agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85
On 01/12/1976 - UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Org
On 01/12/1977 - Henri-Georges Clouzot, director (Diabolique, Truth), dies at 69
On 01/12/1977 - Sara Walsh, South Bend In, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
On 01/12/1977 - "Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances
On 01/12/1977 - Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released
On 01/12/1978 - Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious
On 01/12/1979 - Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100
On 01/12/1979 - Jenny Schmidgall, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
On 01/12/1979 - LA's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
On 01/12/1979 - 6th American Music Award: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
On 01/12/1980 - Mike Bratz (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
On 01/12/1980 - Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies
On 01/12/1981 - -35?F (-37?C), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)
On 01/12/1981 - "Dynasty" with Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV
On 01/12/1981 - Dynasty, a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, premieres on ABC
On 01/12/1981 - Isobel Elsom, actress (Unseen, Jane Eyre, Illegal), dies at 87
On 01/12/1981 - Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 89
On 01/12/1983 - NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August
On 01/12/1983 - Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/12/1986 - 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
On 01/12/1986 - Chic Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
On 01/12/1986 - Miami Dolphins win AFC football championship
On 01/12/1986 - Marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, Lumi?re du Soir), dies at 86
On 01/12/1987 - Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training
On 01/12/1987 - Andrew Lawrence, Phila, actor (Andy Roman-Brotherly Love)
On 01/12/1987 - Naya Rivera, actress (Cindy-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
On 01/12/1988 - Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/12/1989 - 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
On 01/12/1989 - Idi Amin expelled from Zaire
On 01/12/1990 - Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)
On 01/12/1990 - Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Bkln
On 01/12/1990 - Laurence J Peter, author (Peter Princible), dies of a stroke at 70
On 01/12/1990 - Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer, dies at 96
On 01/12/1991 - Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)
On 01/12/1991 - Keye Luke, actor (Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
On 01/12/1991 - Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)
On 01/12/1991 - US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq
On 01/12/1991 - Vasco Pratolini, Italy, writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77
On 01/12/1992 - 13th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 27 awards
On 01/12/1992 - Harry van Doorn, Dutch MP (KVP/KRO-chairman/PPR/CRM), dies at 76
On 01/12/1992 - Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84
On 01/12/1992 - Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Sa
On 01/12/1992 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
On 01/12/1992 - Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
On 01/12/1993 - Doctors announce Pitts Penguin Mario Limeux has Hodgkin's disease
On 01/12/1993 - Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
On 01/12/1993 - MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow
On 01/12/1994 - Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/12/1994 - Malcolm X's daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakham's murder
On 01/12/1994 - Samuel Bronston, Romanian/US producer (El Cid), dies at 85
On 01/12/1994 - Bob Horen, dies of cancer at 67
On 01/12/1995 - George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
On 01/12/1995 - Francis Lopez, songwriter, dies at 77
On 01/12/1995 - Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan
On 01/12/1995 - Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA
On 01/12/1995 - Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia
On 01/12/1995 - Marion Herbst, German/Dutch jewelry designer, dies at 50
On 01/12/1996 - Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)
On 01/12/1996 - Sarah Morales, Mexico, Siamese twin (survived)
On 01/12/1996 - Edmund Happold, engineer, dies at 65
On 01/12/1996 - Sarahi Morales, Mexico, Siamese twin (died on Jan 27, 1996)
On 01/12/1996 - Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper, dies at 76
On 01/12/1996 - John Howard Purnell, scientist, dies at 70
On 01/12/1997 - HAL became operational (2001: A Space Odyssey)
On 01/12/1997 - Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space
On 01/12/1997 - Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated
On 01/12/1997 - wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament Of Champions
On 01/12/1997 - Chrysler-Plymouth LPGA Tournament of Champions
On 01/12/1997 - Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships
On 01/12/1997 - 17th United Negro College Fund raises
On 01/12/1997 - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions
On 01/12/1997 - Charles Huggins, surgeon/medical researcher, dies at 95
On 01/12/1997 - Jean Writer-Edern Hallier, dies at 60
On 01/12/1997 - Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street), dies at 86
On 01/13/533 - Remigius van Reims, 1st bishop of Reims (459-533)/saint, dies about 9
On 01/13/858 - Aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies
On 01/13/888 - Duke Odo becomes king of West-France
On 01/13/888 - Charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies
On 01/13/1049 - Derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle
On 01/13/1099 - Crusaders set fire to Mara Syria
On 01/13/1177 - Hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies
On 01/13/1307 - Arnoud van Foreest, Dom deacon of Utrecht, dies
On 01/13/1330 - Frederick (III), the Handsome, duke of Austrian/German anti-king, die
On 01/13/1381 - St Colette, abbess/reformer (Poor Clares)
On 01/13/1406 - Matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile)
On 01/13/1488 - Hermann Vischer, "the Old", buried
On 01/13/1505 - Joachim II Hector, ruler (Brandenburg)
On 01/13/1547 - Earl Henry Howard of Surrey sentenced to death
On 01/13/1559 - Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey
On 01/13/1596 - Jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter
On 01/13/1599 - Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46
On 01/13/1610 - Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
On 01/13/1616 - Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic
On 01/13/1621 - Jan Pieterszoon Coen's fleet sets sail to Moluccas (from Jacarta)
On 01/13/1625 - Pieter Bruegel "the Older", (Bloemenbruegel), Flemish painter, dies
On 01/13/1628 - Charles Perrault, France, lawyer/writer (Mother Goose)
On 01/13/1630 - Patent to Plymouth Colony issued
On 01/13/1651 - Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies at 86
On 01/13/1673 - Jean Racine's "Mithridate," premieres in Paris
On 01/13/1674 - Prosper Jolyot de Cr?billon, French poet (Atr?e et Thyeste)
On 01/13/1682 - Simon van Leeuwen, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 55
On 01/13/1683 - Johann Christoph Graupner, German composer
On 01/13/1690 - Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel, composer
On 01/13/1691 - George Fox, founder of Quakers, dies at 66
On 01/13/1695 - Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland
On 01/13/1702 - Peter Rabus, Dutch poet/translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
On 01/13/1727 - Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer
On 01/13/1733 - James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC
On 01/13/1734 - Luca Sorkocevic, composer
On 01/13/1762 - Leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68
On 01/13/1770 - De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris
On 01/13/1778 - Anton Fischer, composer
On 01/13/1785 - John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times
On 01/13/1788 - Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer
On 01/13/1794 - Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes
On 01/13/1795 - Fran?ois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73
On 01/13/1797 - Elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81
On 01/13/1802 - Eduard von Bauernfeld, Vienna, comedic playwright
On 01/13/1807 - Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883
On 01/13/1808 - Salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73)
On 01/13/1812 - Humphrey Marshall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1872
On 01/13/1815 - William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
On 01/13/1824 - Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer
On 01/13/1828 - Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer, dies at 80
On 01/13/1830 - Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
On 01/13/1834 - Horatio Alger Jr, Revere Mass, author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win)
On 01/13/1835 - Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior
On 01/13/1838 - Ferdinand Reis, composer, dies at 53
On 01/13/1849 - Vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co
On 01/13/1850 - Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer
On 01/13/1854 - Anthony Foss patents accordion
On 01/13/1859 - Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)
On 01/13/1859 - Kost?s Palam?s, Greek poet/scholar (Flogera tou Bas?lia)
On 01/13/1863 - Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, NYC
On 01/13/1863 - Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet
On 01/13/1864 - Wilhelm K W Wien, German phyicist (Nobel 1911)
On 01/13/1864 - Stephen Foster, composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in NY
On 01/13/1865 - -Jan 15th] BBT & CPT Ft Fisher, NC
On 01/13/1866 - Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer
On 01/13/1869 - Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention
On 01/13/1869 - Emanuele F, duke of Aosta, Italian general (WW I)/fascist
On 01/13/1869 - National convention of black leaders meets in Wash DC
On 01/13/1870 - Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/conductor (St Moniuszko)
On 01/13/1873 - P B S Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana governor
On 01/13/1874 - Battle between jobless & police in NYC, 100s injuried
On 01/13/1874 - Jozef E van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechlin
On 01/13/1874 - US troops land in Honolulu to protect the king
On 01/13/1879 - WF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58
On 01/13/1882 - Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"
On 01/13/1883 - Henrik Ibsen's "En Folkefiende," premieres in Oslo
On 01/13/1883 - Fire in circus Ferroni in Berditschoft Poland kills 430
On 01/13/1884 - Sophie Tucker, [Kalish], Russia, singer/last of red hot mammas
On 01/13/1884 - Johannes Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie, novel from the Jordan)
On 01/13/1885 - Alfred Fuller, CEO (Fuller Brush Man)
On 01/13/1888 - National Geographic Society founded (Washington, DC)
On 01/13/1892 - Charles Albert White, composer, dies at 62
On 01/13/1892 - Paul Smart, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1948)
On 01/13/1893 - Clarke Ashton Smith, US, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds, Genius Loci)
On 01/13/1893 - Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer
On 01/13/1893 - British Independent Labor Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)
On 01/13/1894 - Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops
On 01/13/1895 - Anton Betzner, writer
On 01/13/1895 - Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband," premieres in London
On 01/13/1895 - Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
On 01/13/1898 - Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, Dutch diplomat
On 01/13/1898 - Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Dreyfus
On 01/13/1900 - Yasuji Kiyose, composer
On 01/13/1901 - Carlo Angeloni, composer, dies at 66
On 01/13/1902 - Textile workers strike in Enschede Neth till June 1
On 01/13/1903 - Kay Francis, [Katherine E Gibbs], Okla City, actress (False Madonna)
On 01/13/1904 - Richard Addinsell, London England, composer (Taming of Shrew)
On 01/13/1905 - Percy Humphrey, musician
On 01/13/1906 - 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) c
On 01/13/1906 - Maxime Jacob, composer
On 01/13/1907 - Sabine Zlatin, nurse
On 01/13/1908 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 games
On 01/13/1908 - French pilot Henry Farman is 1st European to fly roundtrip
On 01/13/1909 - Danny Barker, jazz guitarist
On 01/13/1909 - Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist
On 01/13/1910 - JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows," premieres in Dublin
On 01/13/1911 - Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, premier (Queensland)
On 01/13/1911 - Roald Amundsens anchors at Walvis Bay
On 01/13/1911 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten," premieres in Berlin
On 01/13/1911 - South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide
On 01/13/1912 - -40?F (-40?C), Oakland, Maryland (state record)
On 01/13/1913 - Thomas P Krag, Norw author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
On 01/13/1913 - Ralph Edwards, Merino Colo, TV host (This is Your Life)
On 01/13/1913 - Jeff Morrow, NYC, actor (Bart-Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising)
On 01/13/1914 - Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer, dies 76
On 01/13/1914 - Bernardus H Heldt, Dutch MP, dies at 72
On 01/13/1914 - IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
On 01/13/1915 - Edward Frederick Weston Goodman, property developer
On 01/13/1915 - W Churchill presents plan for assault on Dardanelles
On 01/13/1915 - Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800
On 01/13/1916 - Osa Massen, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Jack London, Rocketship XM)
On 01/13/1916 - Bella Lewitsky, choreographer
On 01/13/1917 - Felix Guerro Diaz, composer
On 01/13/1918 - Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
On 01/13/1918 - Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
On 01/13/1918 - Steve Dunne, Northampton Mass, actor (Professional Father)
On 01/13/1919 - Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
On 01/13/1919 - Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
On 01/13/1919 - Robert Stack, LA Calif, actor (Eliot Ness-Untouchables, Airplane)
On 01/13/1920 - NY Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly
On 01/13/1922 - Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
On 01/13/1922 - WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
On 01/13/1922 - Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
On 01/13/1923 - Danil Shafran, cellist
On 01/13/1923 - Jack Watling, London, actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart)
On 01/13/1924 - Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
On 01/13/1924 - Philip Rawson, artist/teacher
On 01/13/1924 - Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
On 01/13/1925 - Rosemary Murphy, Munich Germany, actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner)
On 01/13/1925 - Gwen Verdon, LA, actress/singer/dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
On 01/13/1926 - Carolyn Heilbrun, [Amanda Cross], author (Lady Ottoline's Album)
On 01/13/1926 - Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)
On 01/13/1927 - US & Mexico battle over oil interests
On 01/13/1928 - Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57
On 01/13/1928 - Gregory Walcott, Wilson NC, actor (87th Precinct)
On 01/13/1928 - David Sheiner, NYC, actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana)
On 01/13/1929 - Wim Bary, Dutch actor/theater director (Nice Boys)
On 01/13/1929 - Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80
On 01/13/1929 - Joseph Anthony Pass, guitarist
On 01/13/1929 - Humanist Society established, Hollywood Calif
On 01/13/1930 - C-E Auguste Rateau, French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
On 01/13/1930 - Roman Ciesiewicz, artist/graphic designer
On 01/13/1930 - Frances Sternhagen, Wash DC, actress (Outland, Starting Over)
On 01/13/1930 - Liz Anderson, rocker
On 01/13/1930 - "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
On 01/13/1931 - Charles Nelson Reilly, NYC, actor (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir)
On 01/13/1933 - Nurdin Jivraj, Tanzanian/British hotel magnate (Buckingham Intl)
On 01/13/1933 - Ron[ald Joseph] Goulart, US, sci-fi author (Deadwalk, Plunder)
On 01/13/1933 - Tom B Gola, NBA Hall-of-Famer
On 01/13/1934 - Jean-Baptiste Marchand, soldier/explorer (Sudan), dies at 70
On 01/13/1934 - Rip Taylor, comedian (Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show)
On 01/13/1935 - Plebiscite in Saar, indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany
On 01/13/1936 - Edward R Madigan, (Rep-R-IL, 1973- )
On 01/13/1936 - Ami Maayani, composer
On 01/13/1937 - Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
On 01/13/1937 - Haj? J Schartman, Dutch MP (CDA)
On 01/13/1938 - Billy Gray, LA Calif, actor (Bud-Father Knows Best)
On 01/13/1938 - Paavo Johannes Heininen, composer
On 01/13/1939 - Belgian premier signs Burgos-treaty for trade relations with Franco
On 01/13/1939 - Jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies
On 01/13/1941 - Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic-gold-1976)
On 01/13/1941 - James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Z?rich Switzerland, at 58
On 01/13/1942 - Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies
On 01/13/1942 - German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast
On 01/13/1942 - Allied Conference for war trials
On 01/13/1942 - Interallied war trial conference publishes St James Declaration
On 01/13/1943 - US infantry captures Galloping Horse-ridge Guadalcanal
On 01/13/1943 - Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov
On 01/13/1943 - Hitler declares "Total War"
On 01/13/1943 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca
On 01/13/1943 - Sophie Taeuber/T?uber-Arp, Swiss sculptor, dies at 53
On 01/13/1943 - Richard Moll, Cal, actor (Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor
On 01/13/1943 - William Duckworth, composer
On 01/13/1945 - [Eileen] Joy[ce] Chant [Rutter], UK, sci-fi author (High Kings)
On 01/13/1945 - Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow
On 01/13/1947 - Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61
On 01/13/1947 - John Lees, England, rock guitarist/vocalist (Medicine Man)
On 01/13/1947 - Peter Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
On 01/13/1948 - Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India
On 01/13/1948 - T Bone' Burnett, rocker
On 01/13/1948 - 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
On 01/13/1949 - "Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 perfs
On 01/13/1949 - Rakesh Sharma, India, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11)
On 01/13/1949 - Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC)
On 01/13/1951 - German general F Christian freed early from Dutch prison
On 01/13/1952 - Cornelius Bumpus, keyboardist (Doobie Bros-Minute by Minute)
On 01/13/1952 - Sharon Gabet, Fort Wayne IN, actress (Edge of Night, Another World)
On 01/13/1953 - Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
On 01/13/1953 - KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/13/1953 - Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia
On 01/13/1954 - Roland Diggle, composer, dies at 69
On 01/13/1954 - WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
On 01/13/1954 - Vicki McCarty, Los Angeles Ca, playmate (Sep, 1979)
On 01/13/1954 - Milt rule in Egypt; 318 Mohammedan Brotherhood arrested
On 01/13/1955 - Fred White, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
On 01/13/1955 - Jay McInerney, author (Bright Lights, Big City)
On 01/13/1955 - Titus M Mafolo, S Afr journalist/ANC-leader
On 01/13/1955 - Trevor Rabin, rocker (Yes)
On 01/13/1956 - Janet Hubert-Whitten, actress (Vivian Banks-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
On 01/13/1956 - Jay McInerney, writer (Bright Lights, Big City)
On 01/13/1956 - Malcolm Foster, rock bassist (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement)
On 01/13/1957 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate
On 01/13/1957 - Mark Francis O'Meara, Goldsboro NC, PGA golfer (1984 Greater Milw)
On 01/13/1957 - Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee
On 01/13/1957 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10
On 01/13/1957 - Don Snow, rocker (Squeeze)
On 01/13/1957 - Christina Seufert, Sacraento Calif, diver (Olympic-bronze-1984)
On 01/13/1957 - Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open
On 01/13/1958 - Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star
On 01/13/1958 - 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
On 01/13/1958 - US newspaper "Daily Worker" ceases publication
On 01/13/1958 - Edna Purviance, actress (Charlie Chaplin, Sunnyside), dies at 61
On 01/13/1958 - John Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/church historian, dies at 75
On 01/13/1959 - De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts
On 01/13/1959 - King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence
On 01/13/1959 - Kevin Anderson, IL, actor (Hoffa, Sleeping with the Enemy)
On 01/13/1960 - Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Ital poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
On 01/13/1961 - Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
On 01/13/1961 - Kelly Hrudey, Edmonton, NHL goalie (LA Kings)
On 01/13/1961 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, NYC, comedienne (SNL, Seinfeld, Soul Man, Troll)
On 01/13/1961 - Graham "Suggs" McPherson, Sussex, rock vocalist (Madness-Our House)
On 01/13/1962 - Brett Maxie, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
On 01/13/1962 - Kevin Mitchell, US baseball outfielder (NY Met, SF Giants, Cin Reds)
On 01/13/1962 - Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
On 01/13/1962 - "Do Re Mi" closes at St James Theater NYC after 400 performances
On 01/13/1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
On 01/13/1963 - Dirk Tazelaar, cricketer (Queensland & Surrey left-arm pace bowler)
On 01/13/1963 - Tim Patrick Kelly, Trenton NJ, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
On 01/13/1963 - Felita Carr, Ft Lauderdale Fl, dance skater (& Komarov-1995 Pac Champ
On 01/13/1963 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
On 01/13/1963 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
On 01/13/1963 - Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 76
On 01/13/1964 - Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
On 01/13/1964 - Penelope Ann Miller, LA Ca, actress (Kindergarden Cop) [or Feb 13]
On 01/13/1966 - Patrick Dempsey, Lewiston Me, actor (Mike-Fast Times)
On 01/13/1966 - Marcus Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
On 01/13/1966 - Joseph Harper, Ventura Calif, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
On 01/13/1966 - 1st black selected for pres cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
On 01/13/1966 - Tabitha Stevens, fictional character (Bewitched)
On 01/13/1966 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/13/1967 - Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
On 01/13/1967 - Coup in Togo
On 01/13/1968 - Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
On 01/13/1968 - Bill Masterson, (Minn Northstars), checked into the boards & killed
On 01/13/1968 - Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam
On 01/13/1968 - "Illya Darling" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 320 perfs
On 01/13/1968 - "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 perfs
On 01/13/1968 - Kelly Boucher, Calgary Alberta, basketball forward (Olympics-96)
On 01/13/1969 - Robert Wilson, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
On 01/13/1969 - Katarzyna Nowak, Lodz Poland, tennis star (1994 Futures France)
On 01/13/1969 - Wilton Graff, actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), dies at 65
On 01/13/1969 - Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
On 01/13/1969 - Fred Price, cricket wicket-keep (Engld, v Aust Headingley 1938), dies
On 01/13/1969 - John Flannery, guard/corner (Dallas Cowboys)
On 01/13/1969 - Dan Footman, NFL defensive end (Cleve Browns, Indianapolis Colts)
On 01/13/1969 - Andre Cason, US runner (world record 50 indoor)
On 01/13/1969 - Stephen Hendry, British(?) snookers player
On 01/13/1969 - Kevin Foster, US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
On 01/13/1969 - Orlando Miller, Changionola Panama, infielder (Houston Astros)
On 01/13/1970 - Nachi Abe, WLAF tight end (Scotland Claymores)
On 01/13/1970 - Anne-Marie Goddard, Utrechtum Netherlands, playmate (Jan, 94)
On 01/13/1970 - Frank Kooiman, soccer player (Sparta)
On 01/13/1970 - Keith Coogan, Palm Springs, actor (Adv in Babysitting, Hiding Out)
On 01/13/1970 - Keith Mitchell, Palm Springs Calif, actor (Jeffrey-Waltons, Gun Shy)
On 01/13/1971 - Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, Germ SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 6
On 01/13/1971 - Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
On 01/13/1971 - "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
On 01/13/1971 - Robert Still, composer, dies at 60
On 01/13/1971 - Henri Tomasi, French composer (Don Juan de Ma?ara), dies at 69
On 01/13/1972 - Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
On 01/13/1972 - Bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens)
On 01/13/1972 - Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers)
On 01/13/1972 - Nicole Eggert, Glendale Calif, actress (Charles in Charge, Baywatch)
On 01/13/1972 - Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseb
On 01/13/1973 - "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
On 01/13/1973 - Nikolai Khabibulin, Sverdlovsk Rus, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
On 01/13/1973 - Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
On 01/13/1974 - Sergei Brylin, Moscow Rus, NHL center (NJ Devils)
On 01/13/1974 - Matt Lepsis, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
On 01/13/1974 - Superbowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minn Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Sup
On 01/13/1975 - Angela Holbeck, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
On 01/13/1976 - Gary Brent, cricketer (Zimbabwe ODI pace bowler 1996)
On 01/13/1976 - Vaclav Batlik, Costa Mesa Calif, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
On 01/13/1976 - Margaret Leighton, Brit actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53
On 01/13/1976 - Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NY's Metropolitan Opera Hou
On 01/13/1978 - Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn
On 01/13/1978 - Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees), dies at 96
On 01/13/1979 - Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
On 01/13/1979 - YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
On 01/13/1979 - Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam
On 01/13/1980 - "King of Schnorrers" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 63 perfs
On 01/13/1980 - Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium
On 01/13/1980 - Andr? Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78
On 01/13/1980 - Togo's constitution becomes effective
On 01/13/1981 - Barbara Sonntag, Colo, crochets record 147 stitches/min for 1/2 hour
On 01/13/1981 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson & Howard Nemerov
On 01/13/1981 - Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals
On 01/13/1981 - Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83
On 01/13/1982 - Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/13/1982 - Marcel Camus, French director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
On 01/13/1982 - Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St Bridge
On 01/13/1983 - D Mack Reynolds, US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
On 01/13/1983 - Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
On 01/13/1983 - Qu?bec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
On 01/13/1983 - Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 71
On 01/13/1983 - John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69
On 01/13/1983 - AMA urges ban on boxing sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
On 01/13/1984 - TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV
On 01/13/1985 - 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
On 01/13/1985 - Express train derails in Ethiopia, kills at least 428
On 01/13/1985 - Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,1000,000
On 01/13/1985 - 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
On 01/13/1985 - Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42
On 01/13/1985 - Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
On 01/13/1986 - South Yemen Pres Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents
On 01/13/1986 - NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
On 01/13/1986 - Abdel Fattah Ismail, president of South-Yemen (19??-80), murdered
On 01/13/1987 - E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/co-founder (Trouw, Loyal), dies
On 01/13/1987 - W German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking
On 01/13/1987 - 7 top NY Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
On 01/13/1988 - Chiang Ching-huo, president of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69
On 01/13/1988 - LA Dodger/SD Padre Steve Garvey retires
On 01/13/1988 - Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers t
On 01/13/1989 - Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence
On 01/13/1989 - Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th" virus
On 01/13/1989 - "Ryan's Hope" ends 13? year run on ABC-TV
On 01/13/1989 - "Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain
On 01/13/1989 - Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
On 01/13/1989 - Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51
On 01/13/1989 - Jerry Parks, Okla defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
On 01/13/1990 - 1st elected US black governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
On 01/13/1991 - 12th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 25 awards
On 01/13/1991 - UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam
On 01/13/1991 - Soccer stadium riot in Orkney South Africa, at least 40 die
On 01/13/1991 - Pres Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected
On 01/13/1991 - Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open
On 01/13/1991 - 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg South Africa
On 01/13/1992 - US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane
On 01/13/1992 - Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins
On 01/13/1992 - Josef Neckermann, German founder mail-order firm/travel bureau, dies
On 01/13/1992 - Yvonne Bryceland, actress (Road to Mecca), dies of cancer at 66
On 01/13/1993 - STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
On 01/13/1993 - Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
On 01/13/1993 - Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
On 01/13/1994 - Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist, dies at 79
On 01/13/1994 - Johan J Holst, Norwegian min of defense/foreign affairs, dies at 56
On 01/13/1994 - Italian govt of Ciampi resigns
On 01/13/1994 - Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt & Derrick Brian Smith a
On 01/13/1995 - America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
On 01/13/1995 - Maxwell Henley Harris, Austrian poet/publisher (Critics), dies at 73
On 01/13/1995 - 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
On 01/13/1995 - Arnold Smith, painter (Vigelius Prize 1935), dies at 89
On 01/13/1995 - Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop, dies at 81
On 01/13/1995 - Ruby Starr, vocalist (Grey Ghost), dies of brain tumor at 44
On 01/13/1996 - Willian Myuon Bany Guerrilla leader, dies
On 01/13/1996 - Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], actress (Julietta), dies at 99
On 01/13/1997 - William Mills, painter, dies at 74
On 01/13/1998 - "Patti LaBelle On Broadway," opens at St James Theater NYC
On 01/13/1998 - CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years
On 01/14/973 - Ekkehard I, monk of St Gallen (Vita Waltharii manu fortis), dies
On 01/14/1163 - Ladislaus I Arpad, king of Hungary (1162-63), dies
On 01/14/1236 - Sava [Rastko], son of Serbia's king/saint, dies at 64
On 01/14/1236 - English king Henry III marries Eleonora of Provence
On 01/14/1301 - Andreas III Arpad, king of Hungary (1290-1301), dies at 50
On 01/14/1451 - Franchinus Gaffurius, composer
On 01/14/1467 - Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, German gov/viceroy of Frisia
On 01/14/1526 - Francis I forced to give up claims in Burgundy, Italy & Flanders
On 01/14/1526 - Charles V & Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid
On 01/14/1566 - Angelo Notari, composer
On 01/14/1592 - Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
On 01/14/1595 - Ferdinand, archduke of Austria/mayor of Bohemenia, dies
On 01/14/1601 - Church authorities burn hebrew books in Rome
On 01/14/1615 - John Biddle, English minister (Unitarian)
On 01/14/1618 - Jan Six, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam
On 01/14/1623 - Paolo Sarpi, Italian church historian/politician, dies at 70
On 01/14/1639 - Rodger Ludlow publishes"Fundamental Orders of Connecticut"
On 01/14/1639 - 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford
On 01/14/1641 - United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed
On 01/14/1648 - Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63
On 01/14/1655 - Angelo Predieri, composer
On 01/14/1659 - Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish
On 01/14/1664 - Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36)
On 01/14/1676 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian (opera)composer, dies at 73
On 01/14/1684 - Jean-Baptiste Vanloo, French painter
On 01/14/1690 - Clarinet invented, in N?rnberg, Germany
On 01/14/1699 - Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting "witches"
On 01/14/1700 - Picander, [Christian F Henrici], German writer (Der S?uffer)
On 01/14/1705 - Jean-Baptiste C Bouvet de Lozier/Lozier-Bouvet, governor (Reunion Is)
On 01/14/1717 - German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
On 01/14/1722 - Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer
On 01/14/1724 - Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
On 01/14/1730 - William Whipple, merchant/judge (Declaration of Independence signer)
On 01/14/1739 - England & Spain signs 2nd Convention of Pardo
On 01/14/1741 - Benedict Arnold, US general turn traitor (Revolutionary War)
On 01/14/1742 - Edmund Halley, genius eclipsed by Newton, dies at 85
On 01/14/1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie's army leaves Glasgow [OS=Jan 3]
On 01/14/1751 - Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer
On 01/14/1766 - Frederik V, king of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), dies at 42
On 01/14/1780 - Francois-Joseph Dizi, composer
On 01/14/1783 - Congress ratifies peace treaty between US & England
On 01/14/1784 - Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
On 01/14/1785 - Mozart completes "Dissonantenkwartet" (opus 10)
On 01/14/1791 - Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2")
On 01/14/1794 - Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section
On 01/14/1798 - Johan R Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72)
On 01/14/1798 - Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer
On 01/14/1799 - King of Naples flees before advancing French armies
On 01/14/1799 - Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets
On 01/14/1800 - Ludwig A F Ritter von K?chel, Austrian musicologist (Mozart, Fux)
On 01/14/1802 - Marie Allard, French ballerina, dies at 59
On 01/14/1804 - John Park, composer
On 01/14/1806 - Matthew Fontaine Maury, Naval Commander (Confederacy)
On 01/14/1812 - Carl Gradener, composer
On 01/14/1813 - Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in US (NY)
On 01/14/1814 - Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer
On 01/14/1814 - King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
On 01/14/1817 - Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer, dies at 87
On 01/14/1817 - Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna)
On 01/14/1818 - Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)
On 01/14/1819 - Frederick Steele, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
On 01/14/1819 - Fabio Campana, composer
On 01/14/1822 - Franz Innocenz Joseph Kobell, German landscape painter, dies at 72
On 01/14/1822 - Nicholas Mori, composer
On 01/14/1830 - Johann G Repsold, German instrument maker, dies at 59
On 01/14/1831 - John Bullock Clark Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
On 01/14/1834 - William Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer
On 01/14/1836 - [Hugh] Judson Kilpatrick, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1881
On 01/14/1839 - Emil Bohn, composer
On 01/14/1841 - Berthe M P Morisot, French painter/aquarellist
On 01/14/1844 - Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer
On 01/14/1845 - Henry C K Petty-Fitzmaurice 5th marquess of Landsdowne/gov-gen Canada
On 01/14/1847 - Gov Bent, 5 others in US occupation, killed by revolt in New Mexico
On 01/14/1847 - Conspiracy in New Mexico against US
On 01/14/1850 - Jean de Reszke, [Jan Mieczyslaw], Polish tenor
On 01/14/1850 - Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer (P?cheur)
On 01/14/1850 - Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner, dies at 93
On 01/14/1851 - Th?ophile EA de Bock, Dutch painter/etcher/drawer
On 01/14/1858 - French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Ors
On 01/14/1861 - Ft Pikens, FL falls into state hands
On 01/14/1861 - Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)
On 01/14/1863 - Pieter Oosterlee, Dutch educator
On 01/14/1863 - Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche Louisiana
On 01/14/1864 - Battle of Cosby Creek, TN
On 01/14/1864 - General Sherman begins his march to the South
On 01/14/1868 - SC constitutional convention, meets with a black majority
On 01/14/1868 - NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh
On 01/14/1868 - Catharina A M de Savornin Lohman, Dutch author (Belief)
On 01/14/1868 - Heinrich Schenker, Austrian musicologist (Ursatz), dies at 66
On 01/14/1871 - Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress (Hofslachter)
On 01/14/1873 - P B S Pinchback elected to Senate
On 01/14/1873 - "Celluloid" registered as a trademark
On 01/14/1874 - Thornton Waldo Burgess, author (Peter Rabbit)
On 01/14/1874 - I D Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Miss legislature
On 01/14/1875 - Albert Schweitzer, doctor/humanitarian/organist (Nobel 1954)
On 01/14/1878 - US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional
On 01/14/1878 - Victor A D S?galen, [Max An?ly], French writer
On 01/14/1882 - Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)
On 01/14/1886 - Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
On 01/14/1887 - Friedrich von Amerling, Austrian painter, dies at 83
On 01/14/1887 - Peter "Peerke" Donders, missionary (Father of Melaatsen), dies at 77
On 01/14/1888 - Stephen Heller, composer, dies at 74
On 01/14/1889 - Vincenzo Davico, composer
On 01/14/1890 - Francesco D'Arcais, composer, dies at 59
On 01/14/1892 - Hal Roach, early film director/producer (1 Million BC)
On 01/14/1892 - Martin Niem?ller, clergyman (German Protestant); imprisoned by Hitler
On 01/14/1895 - George Richard Samways, children's writer
On 01/14/1896 - John dos Passos, novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)
On 01/14/1897 - 6,960-m (22,834') Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) 1st climbed
On 01/14/1898 - Lewis Carroll, writer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 65
On 01/14/1898 - Helen Flint, Chicago, actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast)
On 01/14/1898 - Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
On 01/14/1899 - Fritz Bayerlein, German lt-general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo)
On 01/14/1900 - Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca," premieres in Rome
On 01/14/1901 - Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76
On 01/14/1901 - Charles Hermite, French mathematician (e is transcendent), dies at 78
On 01/14/1901 - Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian, dies at 57
On 01/14/1901 - Bebe Daniels, Scotland, actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke)
On 01/14/1901 - Carlos P Romulo, Philippine general/diplomat/jurist
On 01/14/1902 - Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 65
On 01/14/1902 - F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
On 01/14/1902 - Alfred Tarski, Warsaw, mathematician/logician
On 01/14/1903 - Veronica Turleigh, County Donegal Ireland, actress (Promoter)
On 01/14/1904 - Cecil Beaton, England, royal family photographer
On 01/14/1905 - Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64
On 01/14/1905 - Hubbell, Shubert & Smith's musical "Fontana," premieres in NYC
On 01/14/1906 - William Bendix, NYC, actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley)
On 01/14/1906 - Walter Knape, composer
On 01/14/1907 - Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician
On 01/14/1907 - Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
On 01/14/1907 - Karl von Perfall, composer, dies at 82
On 01/14/1908 - Holger Drachmann, writer, dies
On 01/14/1908 - Roger Hartigan scores century on Test debut v Eng Adelaide (116)
On 01/14/1908 - Ruggiero de Rudolpho Columbo, US singer/actor (Miracle of Women)
On 01/14/1908 - Carl Esmond, Vienna Austria, actor (Address Unknown, Hitler)
On 01/14/1909 - Sinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian admiral, dies at 60
On 01/14/1909 - Joseph Walton Losey, Wisconsin, director (Damned, Accident)
On 01/14/1909 - Co?p. Far. Central Management forms
On 01/14/1910 - Renier van der Velden, composer
On 01/14/1911 - George Amadee Tremblay, composer
On 01/14/1911 - Helmut Degen, composer
On 01/14/1912 - Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Kant & Epigones), dies at 71
On 01/14/1912 - Rudolf Hagelstange, German author/poet (Spielball der G?tter)
On 01/14/1912 - Raymond Poincar? becomes premier of France
On 01/14/1913 - Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)
On 01/14/1914 - Harold Russell, actor (Best Years of Our Life)
On 01/14/1914 - Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords
On 01/14/1915 - Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist
On 01/14/1916 - John Oliver Killens, novelist
On 01/14/1916 - Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist, dies at 73
On 01/14/1916 - Dutch South Sea dike cracks
On 01/14/1918 - Finland & USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar
On 01/14/1919 - Giulio Andreotti, 7 x premier (Italy)
On 01/14/1919 - Andy Rooney, Albany NY, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes)
On 01/14/1919 - John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
On 01/14/1920 - George Herman, newsman (CBS-TV)
On 01/14/1920 - Donald Beard, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's)
On 01/14/1920 - Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
On 01/14/1921 - Mark Lawrence, Wash DC, pianist (Alice Pearce)
On 01/14/1921 - Charles Gaupp, German/Dutch painter
On 01/14/1924 - Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
On 01/14/1924 - Guy Williams, NYC, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space)
On 01/14/1924 - Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72
On 01/14/1925 - Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck," premieres in Berlin
On 01/14/1925 - Willem Devout, self employed (V & Dreesmann), dies
On 01/14/1925 - Yukio Mishima, Japan, novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)
On 01/14/1926 - Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/Soth African activist
On 01/14/1926 - Tom Tryon, Hartford CT, actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters)
On 01/14/1926 - Frank Aletter, Long Island NY, actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy)
On 01/14/1927 - Ivan Kalita, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1968)
On 01/14/1927 - Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
On 01/14/1928 - Gerald Arpino, Staten Island NY, choreographer
On 01/14/1929 - Aleksander Petrovic, film director
On 01/14/1929 - Billy Walker, Ralls Tx, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
On 01/14/1929 - Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
On 01/14/1929 - Cornelis W Lely, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
On 01/14/1930 - Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan, composer
On 01/14/1930 - Ernest Just, Black biologist, served as VP of American Zoologists
On 01/14/1931 - William Ernst Johnson, British mathematician, dies
On 01/14/1931 - Juraj Pospisil, composer
On 01/14/1932 - Caterina Valente, Paris France, singer (Entertainers)
On 01/14/1932 - Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
On 01/14/1932 - Harriet Andersson, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers)
On 01/14/1932 - 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah
On 01/14/1935 - Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediterranean goes into use
On 01/14/1936 - Clarence Carter, US singer (Thread the Needle)
On 01/14/1936 - John Paul Cain, Sweetwater TX, PGA golfer (1989 Greater Grand Rapids)
On 01/14/1936 - Ludmila Pinayeva, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1964, 1968, 1972)
On 01/14/1936 - Reiner Klimke, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1984)
On 01/14/1936 - L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America
On 01/14/1937 - Billie Jo Spears, country singer
On 01/14/1937 - Ken Higgs, cricketer (effective Engld pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68
On 01/14/1938 - National Society for Legalization of Euthanasia forms (NY)
On 01/14/1938 - Jack Jones, LA Calif, singer (Love Boat Theme)
On 01/14/1938 - Allen Toussaint, [Naomi Neville], pianist/songwriter (Ride Your Pony)
On 01/14/1939 - All commercial ferry service to East Bay ends
On 01/14/1939 - Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica
On 01/14/1940 - Julian Bond, Nashville Tenn, (D-Ga) civil rights leader
On 01/14/1940 - Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers
On 01/14/1940 - NFL Pro Bowl: Green Bay beats NFL All-Stars 16-7
On 01/14/1941 - Marjoe Gortner, Long Beach Ca, actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest)
On 01/14/1941 - C L "Gibby" Gilbert Jr, Chattanooga TN, PGA golfer (1976 Danny Thomas
On 01/14/1941 - [Dorothy] Faye Dunaway, Bascom Fl, actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde
On 01/14/1942 - Carol Bellamy, Planfield NJ, (City Council Pres-D-NYC, 1978-85)
On 01/14/1942 - Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo
On 01/14/1942 - Amichand Rajbansi, South African politician
On 01/14/1943 - Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
On 01/14/1943 - Shannon Lucid, Shanghai China, astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79)
On 01/14/1943 - Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
On 01/14/1943 - Ronald Hunter, Boston Mass, actor (Lazarus Syndrome)
On 01/14/1943 - Jos? Luis Rodriguez, Caracas Venezuala, singer (Dueno De Nada)
On 01/14/1943 - Holland Taylor, Phila, actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth)
On 01/14/1943 - FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
On 01/14/1943 - Adolf Sandberger, composer, dies at 78
On 01/14/1944 - Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow
On 01/14/1944 - Graham Vivian Marsh, Kalgoorlie Australia, PGA golfer (1977 Heritage)
On 01/14/1944 - Mohammed Emin Yurdakul, Turkish poet, dies at about 74
On 01/14/1945 - Sandor Vandor, composer, dies at 43
On 01/14/1946 - 2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
On 01/14/1947 - Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player
On 01/14/1948 - Anna "Ans" van Dike, Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42
On 01/14/1948 - Tim Harris, rocker (Foundations)
On 01/14/1948 - T-Bone Burnett, musician/producer
On 01/14/1948 - Carl Weathers, New Orlean La, actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky)
On 01/14/1949 - Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
On 01/14/1949 - Lawrence Kasdan, Miami FL, director/writer (Accidental Tourist)
On 01/14/1949 - Christine Belford, Amityville NY, actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210)
On 01/14/1949 - Joaqu?n Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66
On 01/14/1950 - "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 perfs
On 01/14/1950 - US recalls all consular officials from China
On 01/14/1951 - NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
On 01/14/1951 - Gil Pak Jong, Korea PR, judo (Olympic-1976)
On 01/14/1951 - William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
On 01/14/1952 - Sydney Biddle Barrow, madam/autohr (Mayflower Madam)
On 01/14/1952 - Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
On 01/14/1952 - "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
On 01/14/1952 - Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
On 01/14/1953 - Vaughan William's "Sinfonia Antartica," premieres in Manchester
On 01/14/1953 - WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
On 01/14/1953 - Yugoslavia elects it's 1st president (Marshal Tito)
On 01/14/1954 - Sandy Wilson's musical "Boyfriend," premieres in London
On 01/14/1954 - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe
On 01/14/1955 - Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony, premieres in Phila
On 01/14/1956 - Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"
On 01/14/1956 - Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
On 01/14/1956 - Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52
On 01/14/1957 - Humphrey Bogart, actor (Casablanca, Caine Mutiny), dies at 57
On 01/14/1958 - Colin Ferguson, murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993)
On 01/14/1959 - Paul Terry, cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984)
On 01/14/1959 - Geoff Tate, vocalist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
On 01/14/1959 - Susan Smith, Beloit WISC, playmate (Sept, 1981)
On 01/14/1959 - Carl Chas Smash Smyth, rock bassist (Madness-Our House)
On 01/14/1960 - Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
On 01/14/1960 - US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
On 01/14/1961 - Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
On 01/14/1961 - Henry Geehl, composer, dies at 79
On 01/14/1961 - Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman
On 01/14/1961 - Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
On 01/14/1962 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
On 01/14/1962 - Patrica Morrison, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
On 01/14/1963 - Gustav Regler, writer, dies at 64
On 01/14/1963 - George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states
On 01/14/1964 - 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
On 01/14/1964 - Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination
On 01/14/1964 - Sergei Nemchinov, Moscow Rus, NHL center (NY Islanders, Oly-Silver-98
On 01/14/1964 - Steven Soderbergh, writer (Mimi, Schizoplis)
On 01/14/1964 - Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
On 01/14/1965 - Jeanette MacDonald, soprano (When I'm Calling You), dies at 63
On 01/14/1965 - D?sir?e Nosbusch, Luxembourg, actress (The Fan)
On 01/14/1965 - Jemma Redgrave, London England, actress (Buddha of Suburbia)
On 01/14/1965 - Dave Lowry, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
On 01/14/1966 - Matt Brock, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
On 01/14/1966 - Daniel J Schneider, Memphis Tn, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class)
On 01/14/1966 - David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)
On 01/14/1966 - Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
On 01/14/1967 - Renato Lunelli, composer, dies at 71
On 01/14/1967 - Sonny & Cher release "Beat Goes On"
On 01/14/1967 - 20,000 attend Human Be-In, SF
On 01/14/1967 - Terry Wooden, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs)
On 01/14/1967 - Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
On 01/14/1967 - Tom Rhodes, actor (Tom Rhodes-Mr Rhodes)
On 01/14/1967 - Emily Watson, actress (Breaking the Waves, Boxer)
On 01/14/1967 - NY Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
On 01/14/1968 - Soyuz 4 launched
On 01/14/1968 - Superbowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami
On 01/14/1968 - L L Cool J, [James Todd Smith], St Albans NY, rapper (Bigger & Deffer
On 01/14/1968 - Fred[ric] Honebein, SF Calif, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
On 01/14/1969 - Martin Bicknell, cricketer (England pace bowler 1993)
On 01/14/1969 - Rico Smith, NFL wide receiver (Cleve Browns)
On 01/14/1969 - Jason Kent Bateman, Rye NY, actor (David-Valerie, Hogan Family)
On 01/14/1969 - Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
On 01/14/1969 - David Webb, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
On 01/14/1969 - 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
On 01/14/1969 - Dave Grohl, drummer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
On 01/14/1970 - John J "Johnny" Murphy, US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
On 01/14/1970 - Tyrone Hughes, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears)
On 01/14/1970 - Steve Cooke, Kanai Hawaii, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
On 01/14/1970 - Eric Charron, Verdun, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
On 01/14/1971 - John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
On 01/14/1971 - Ethel Glenn Hier, composer, dies at 82
On 01/14/1972 - Frederik IX, [Christiaan FFMKW], king of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 7
On 01/14/1972 - WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/14/1972 - Michael Davis, NFL cornerback (Cleve Browns)
On 01/14/1972 - WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/14/1972 - Kyle Brady, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
On 01/14/1972 - WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/14/1972 - "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
On 01/14/1973 - Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/min on BBC TV
On 01/14/1973 - Rod Myers, Conroe TX, outfielder (KC Royals)
On 01/14/1973 - Lethon Flowers, NFL defensive back (Pitts Steelers)
On 01/14/1973 - Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif
On 01/14/1973 - Superbowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA
On 01/14/1973 - Ed Howard, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/14/1973 - Superbowl MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
On 01/14/1974 - Hugues Legault, Montreal Quebec, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96)
On 01/14/1974 - Kevin Jefferson, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
On 01/14/1974 - Nancy Napolski, Hinsdale Idaho, air rifle (Olympics-1996)
On 01/14/1974 - Michael Dritlein, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
On 01/14/1974 - Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
On 01/14/1974 - World Football League founded
On 01/14/1975 - Marcel Koning, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
On 01/14/1975 - USSR breaks trade agreement with US
On 01/14/1975 - Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
On 01/14/1976 - "Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
On 01/14/1976 - Margaret Leighton, actress (Best Man, Go-Between), dies at 53
On 01/14/1976 - Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
On 01/14/1977 - Anthony Eden, British premier (1955-57), dies at 79
On 01/14/1977 - Terry Ryan, St Johns, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
On 01/14/1977 - Peter Finch, actor (Network, Nun's Story, Judith), dies at 60
On 01/14/1977 - Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77), dies at 53
On 01/14/1977 - Ana?s Nin, Cuban/American writer (Delta of Venus), dies at 73
On 01/14/1978 - Sex Pistols' final concert (Winterland, SF)
On 01/14/1978 - Robert Heger, composer, dies at 91
On 01/14/1978 - Blossom Rock, actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81
On 01/14/1979 - Pres Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
On 01/14/1980 - Shakuntala Devi, mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec
On 01/14/1980 - "Blues Brothers" movie with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi opens
On 01/14/1981 - FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
On 01/14/1984 - Ray Kroc, founder of MacDonalds/owner San Diego Padres, dies at 81
On 01/14/1984 - Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
On 01/14/1984 - Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, Dutch sexuologist (NVSH), dies at 55
On 01/14/1984 - Paul Ben Haim, composer, dies at 86
On 01/14/1985 - Jetta Goudal, French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
On 01/14/1985 - ? sinks to record low-$1.11
On 01/14/1985 - M Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
On 01/14/1985 - 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
On 01/14/1986 - Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
On 01/14/1986 - Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter, dies at 53
On 01/14/1986 - Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
On 01/14/1986 - Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala
On 01/14/1987 - Douglas Sirk, director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje), dies at 86
On 01/14/1987 - Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/14/1988 - Georgy M Malenkov, PM of USSR (1953-55), dies at 86
On 01/14/1988 - Jamie Altman, son of Lynda Carter & Robert Altman
On 01/14/1988 - Jordy, French singer
On 01/14/1989 - "Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 perfs
On 01/14/1989 - 1,000 muslims burn Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradfort England
On 01/14/1989 - 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
On 01/14/1989 - Sextuplets, Paris France, (to a 29-year-old woman)
On 01/14/1989 - Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
On 01/14/1990 - Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
On 01/14/1990 - "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
On 01/14/1990 - David Arkin, actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies
On 01/14/1990 - 11th ACE Cable Awards
On 01/14/1991 - Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR
On 01/14/1991 - "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
On 01/14/1991 - Jorge Serrano El?as sworn in as president of Guatemala
On 01/14/1991 - Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys Calif
On 01/14/1991 - Sallah Kharaf, [Abu Iyad], co-founder (Al-Fatah), assassinated
On 01/14/1992 - Hari Rhodes, actor (Earth II, Detroit 9000), dies at 59
On 01/14/1993 - "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
On 01/14/1993 - David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
On 01/14/1993 - Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
On 01/14/1993 - Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
On 01/14/1993 - Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
On 01/14/1994 - Federica Montseny, anarchist/Sp minister of Health (1936), dies at 80
On 01/14/1994 - Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas
On 01/14/1994 - Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
On 01/14/1994 - Esther Ralston, US actress (Tin Pan Alley, SF Docks), dies at 91
On 01/14/1994 - Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)
On 01/14/1995 - 10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
On 01/14/1995 - Mark Finch, film festival organizer, dies at 33
On 01/14/1995 - Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, newspaper editor, dies at 84
On 01/14/1995 - Alexander Gibson, conductor, dies at 69
On 01/14/1995 - Alexander Gibson, Brit conductor/founder (Scottish Opera), dies at 68
On 01/14/1995 - 16th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 23 awards
On 01/14/1996 - Eric Briault, educationalist, dies at 84
On 01/14/1996 - Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
On 01/14/1996 - Pamelo Mounk'a, musician, dies at 50
On 01/14/1996 - "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
On 01/14/1996 - "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 perfs
On 01/14/1997 - King Hu, film director, dies at 64
On 01/14/1998 - Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge
On 01/14/1998 - 100th episode of "Ellen," airs
On 01/15/69 - Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), lynched at 70
On 01/15/708 - Sisinnius begins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later)
On 01/15/946 - Caliph al-Mustaqfi blinded/ousted
On 01/15/1208 - Peter of Castelnau, French nobleman, murdered
On 01/15/1346 - Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland/Zealan
On 01/15/1432 - Afonso V "the African", king of Portugal (1438-1481)
On 01/15/1507 - Johann Oporinus [Herbster], Swiss book publisher (Koran)
On 01/15/1535 - Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church
On 01/15/1552 - France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
On 01/15/1562 - 3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens
On 01/15/1567 - Black Box, [Catherine Quinol], Guadeloupe, vocalist (Love Sensation)
On 01/15/1582 - Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic
On 01/15/1586 - Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army
On 01/15/1684 - Caspar Netscher, Dutch portrait painter, dies at about 48
On 01/15/1705 - Walraad, the Young, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nijmegen, dies
On 01/15/1715 - Georg C Wagenzeil, Austria (court)composer/pianist
On 01/15/1716 - Philip Livingston, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
On 01/15/1730 - John Malchair, composer
On 01/15/1733 - Joseph Lederer, composer
On 01/15/1742 - Eugene Godecharle, composer
On 01/15/1744 - Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer, dies at 72
On 01/15/1752 - Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Fielding of plagiarism
On 01/15/1754 - Riot at burial of doelist Daniel Raap in Amsterdam
On 01/15/1755 - Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, composer, dies at 83
On 01/15/1759 - British Museum opens in Montague House, London
On 01/15/1762 - Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC
On 01/15/1765 - Carlmann Kolb, composer, dies at 61
On 01/15/1775 - Giovanni Battista Sammartini, composer, dies
On 01/15/1777 - People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
On 01/15/1779 - Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer
On 01/15/1780 - Continental Congress establishes court of appeals
On 01/15/1785 - Mozarts string quartet opus 10 premieres
On 01/15/1788 - Gaetano Latilla, composer, dies at 77
On 01/15/1791 - Franz Gillparzer, Austrian tragic dramatist (Golden Fleece)
On 01/15/1793 - Ferdinand G Waldm?ller, Austrian painter
On 01/15/1795 - Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/man of letters
On 01/15/1797 - 1st top hat worn (John Etherington of London)
On 01/15/1798 - Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends)
On 01/15/1809 - Pierre Joseph Proudhon, France, politician (libertarian socialist)
On 01/15/1809 - Cornelia Connelly, Phila, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus)
On 01/15/1812 - Peter C Asbjfrnsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer
On 01/15/1812 - Johannes Herbst, composer, dies at 76
On 01/15/1813 - James Marion Sims, SC, surgeon/gynecologist (vesicovaginal operation)
On 01/15/1814 - Ludwig Schl?fli, Swiss vicar/mathematician
On 01/15/1815 - Henry Morris Naglee, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
On 01/15/1816 - Henry Harington, composer, dies at 88
On 01/15/1817 - Lewis Golding Arnold, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1871
On 01/15/1821 - Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
On 01/15/1826 - Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist (Family of Noblemen)
On 01/15/1831 - 1st US railroad honeymoon trip, Mr & Mrs Pierson, Charleston, SC
On 01/15/1831 - 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run
On 01/15/1833 - HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego
On 01/15/1841 - Lord Frederick Stanley, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
On 01/15/1844 - Joseph Mazzinghi, composer, dies at 78
On 01/15/1844 - U of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana
On 01/15/1845 - Ella Flagg Young, 1st woman pres (National Educational Association)
On 01/15/1845 - Heinrich Vogl, composer
On 01/15/1847 - 1st Swedish magazine in US, Skandinavia, published in NYC
On 01/15/1850 - Sonya Kurtovsky Kovalevsky, mathemetician (Acad of Science)
On 01/15/1850 - Mihail Eminesco, [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis)
On 01/15/1851 - Gen Arista replaces Mexican Pres Herrera
On 01/15/1857 - 1st first-class game in Sydney, NSW v Vic at The Domain
On 01/15/1858 - Giovanni Segantini, Italy, painter
On 01/15/1861 - Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis
On 01/15/1863 - 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal
On 01/15/1863 - Wilhelm Marx, premier (Prussia)
On 01/15/1863 - Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian
On 01/15/1865 - Ft Fisher, NC falls to Union troops
On 01/15/1866 - Bedrich Smetana's opera "Branibori v Cechach," premieres in Prague
On 01/15/1866 - M T d'Azeglio, writer, dies
On 01/15/1866 - Nathan S?derblom, Lutheran archbishop, internationalist (Nobel '30)
On 01/15/1868 - Noach Zjordanija, Georgian veterinarian/premier (1918-21)
On 01/15/1870 - Donkey 1st used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly
On 01/15/1870 - Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)
On 01/15/1871 - Bertram Shapleigh, composer
On 01/15/1873 - Max Adler, Austria sociologist/socialist theorist
On 01/15/1877 - Lewis M Terman, Ind, psychologist (developed Stanford-Binet IQ test)
On 01/15/1877 - US Assay Office in Helena, Montana opens
On 01/15/1878 - Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer
On 01/15/1879 - Ernest Thesiger, London England, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul)
On 01/15/1882 - 1st US ski club forms (Berlin NH)
On 01/15/1882 - Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist (Polish Peasant in Europe)
On 01/15/1886 - Weekly Herald, 1st Vancouver, BC newspaper, publishes 1st issue
On 01/15/1888 - Joseph Henabery, Omaha NE, director (Cobra)
On 01/15/1891 - Osip E Mandelstam, Warsaw Poland, Russian poet (Noise of Time)
On 01/15/1892 - Frank Hutchens, composer
On 01/15/1892 - Rex Ingram, [Reginald IM Hitchcock], dir (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
On 01/15/1892 - Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Mass
On 01/15/1893 - D Ivor D Novello, British composer/writer (Truth Game)
On 01/15/1893 - Ivor Novello, Cardiff Wales, actor (Lodger, Phantom Fiend)
On 01/15/1893 - Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premiere of Yugoslavia (1939-4.)
On 01/15/1894 - Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney/minister of colonization
On 01/15/1895 - French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar
On 01/15/1895 - Albert Trott takes 8-43 on Test debut, then a record
On 01/15/1895 - Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)
On 01/15/1896 - Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72
On 01/15/1896 - Jacobo Ficher, composer
On 01/15/1896 - Henry Arthur Jones' "Michael & his Lost Angel," premieres in London
On 01/15/1899 - Goodman Ace, radio/TV actor/columnist/humorist (Better of Goodman)
On 01/15/1900 - William Heinesen, F?ro?s Island, writer (Noatun)
On 01/15/1900 - C?sar Domela, Dutch painter (Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son)
On 01/15/1900 - SCNEC soccer team forms
On 01/15/1902 - Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, king (Saudi Arabia)
On 01/15/1904 - Eduard Lassen, composer, dies at 73
On 01/15/1905 - Coen de Koning becomes world champion all-round skater
On 01/15/1906 - Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate
On 01/15/1906 - Rezso Kokai, composer
On 01/15/1907 - 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest
On 01/15/1907 - Gold dental inlays 1st described by Wm Taggart, who invented them
On 01/15/1908 - Edward Teller, Budapest Hungary, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project)
On 01/15/1908 - C Hill & R J Hartigan make 8th wkt partnership 243 for Aust
On 01/15/1908 - Roberta Bitgood, composer
On 01/15/1909 - Enrique Sasal y Chapi, composer
On 01/15/1909 - Elie Siegmeister, NYC, composer (Plough & the Stars)
On 01/15/1909 - Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Das Edle Blut), dies at 63
On 01/15/1909 - Ernest Reyer, composer, dies at 85
On 01/15/1909 - Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman's drummer (Sing Sing Sing)
On 01/15/1911 - Cy Feuer, NYC, Bdwy producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)
On 01/15/1911 - Wim Kan, Dutch cabaretier
On 01/15/1911 - Wilhelm Berger, composer, dies at 49
On 01/15/1912 - Michel J-P Debr?, premier of France (1959-62)
On 01/15/1913 - Lloyd Bridges, San Leandro Calif, actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane)
On 01/15/1914 - Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
On 01/15/1915 - Guillaume Couture, composer, dies at 63
On 01/15/1915 - Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike," premieres in NYC
On 01/15/1915 - Japan claims economic control of China
On 01/15/1916 - Mikki Doyle, journalist
On 01/15/1918 - Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
On 01/15/1918 - Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971)
On 01/15/1919 - Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit," premieres
On 01/15/1919 - 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
On 01/15/1919 - W Collison & O Harbach's "Up in Mabel's Room," premieres in NYC
On 01/15/1919 - Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
On 01/15/1919 - Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes 1st premier of Poland
On 01/15/1919 - Karl Liebknecht, Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47
On 01/15/1919 - Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist revolutionary, murdered
On 01/15/1920 - John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express)
On 01/15/1920 - John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Phila, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY
On 01/15/1922 - John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion, dies at 8
On 01/15/1922 - Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st premier
On 01/15/1922 - Franz F?hmann, writer
On 01/15/1923 - Lee Teng-hui, president of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )
On 01/15/1924 - 3rd Dutch govt Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
On 01/15/1924 - Geza Zichy, composer, dies at 74
On 01/15/1925 - Hans Luther forms German govt, with DNVP
On 01/15/1925 - Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
On 01/15/1925 - Ruth Slenczynska, Sacramento, California, pianist
On 01/15/1926 - Maria Schell, Vienna Austria, actress (Space 1999)
On 01/15/1926 - Enrico Toselli, composer, dies at 42
On 01/15/1927 - Francis Routh, composer
On 01/15/1927 - Norm Crosby, Boston MA, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians)
On 01/15/1929 - "Queen Ida" Guillory, Ziadaco music
On 01/15/1929 - Eva Badura-Skoda, composer
On 01/15/1929 - Martin Luther King Jr, Atlanta, dreamer (Nobel 1964)
On 01/15/1930 - George Headley scores century on debut v England (made 176)
On 01/15/1931 - Murad Kazhlayev, composer
On 01/15/1931 - Thomas Hoving, NYC, news correspondent (20/20)
On 01/15/1931 - Derek Meddings, special effects technician
On 01/15/1932 - Louis Woodard Jones, New Rochelle NY, 4X400m relayer (Oly-gold-56)
On 01/15/1932 - Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist, dies at 77
On 01/15/1932 - Enrique Raxach, composer
On 01/15/1932 - Dean Smith, US actor/relay runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
On 01/15/1934 - Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
On 01/15/1934 - Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger
On 01/15/1934 - Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)
On 01/15/1934 - 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
On 01/15/1935 - Malcolm Frager, St Louis, Missouri, pianist
On 01/15/1935 - 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
On 01/15/1935 - Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty," premieres in NYC
On 01/15/1935 - Robert Silverberg, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet)
On 01/15/1936 - Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates
On 01/15/1936 - 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
On 01/15/1936 - Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies
On 01/15/1936 - Horace Stoneham elected president of NY Giants
On 01/15/1937 - Margaret O'Brien, San Diego, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis)
On 01/15/1939 - Charles Christopher Steel, composer
On 01/15/1939 - 1st NFL pro bowl, NY Giants beat All Stars 13-10 in Wrigley Field
On 01/15/1939 - Municipal Railway & Market St RR begin service to Transbay Terminal
On 01/15/1940 - German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)
On 01/15/1941 - Captain Beefheart, [Don Van Vliet], rocker (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast)
On 01/15/1942 - Cubs, drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WW II
On 01/15/1942 - FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WW II
On 01/15/1942 - Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
On 01/15/1942 - Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic-gold-08, 12), dies at 58
On 01/15/1943 - 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
On 01/15/1943 - Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
On 01/15/1943 - World's largest office building, Pentagon, completed
On 01/15/1943 - 1,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
On 01/15/1944 - European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany
On 01/15/1944 - General Eisenhower arrives in England
On 01/15/1944 - Vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die
On 01/15/1945 - Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg sugar beets
On 01/15/1945 - "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 perfs
On 01/15/1945 - Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp
On 01/15/1945 - Marie-Christine AHI von Leibnitz, (German?)/British princess
On 01/15/1947 - Pete Waterman, rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
On 01/15/1947 - Andrea Martin, Portland ME, comediene (SCTV, Club Paradise)
On 01/15/1948 - Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
On 01/15/1948 - Tommy Nolan, Montreal Canada, actor (Jody-Buckskin)
On 01/15/1948 - Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV)
On 01/15/1949 - Mao's Red army conquers Ten-tsin
On 01/15/1949 - Black Dahlia, murder victim found in LA (basis of the movie)
On 01/15/1949 - Howard Allen Twitty, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1979 BC Open)
On 01/15/1949 - Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator, dies at 63
On 01/15/1950 - David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)
On 01/15/1950 - 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Wash DC
On 01/15/1951 - "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
On 01/15/1951 - Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is
On 01/15/1951 - Charo, Murcia Spain, actress/singer (Chico & the Man, Love Boat)
On 01/15/1951 - Martha Davis, Calif, vocalist/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
On 01/15/1952 - Melvyn Gale, rocker (ELO)
On 01/15/1953 - 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Wash DC statio
On 01/15/1953 - GDR Min of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage"
On 01/15/1953 - Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer, dies at 76
On 01/15/1953 - Randy White, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
On 01/15/1953 - Boris Blank, rocker (Yello)
On 01/15/1955 - USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
On 01/15/1955 - D Shostakovitch' "From Jewish Folk Poetry," premieres in Leningrad
On 01/15/1955 - 1st official act of Princess Beatrice, launches tanker Vasum
On 01/15/1955 - Enrico Mentana, Milan Italy, Italian newscaster (RAI)
On 01/15/1955 - Yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies
On 01/15/1956 - Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)
On 01/15/1956 - KWAB TV channel 4 in Big Spring, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
On 01/15/1956 - D Shostakovitch appointed honorary member of Academia Santa Cecilia
On 01/15/1956 - Paul Parker, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981)
On 01/15/1956 - Bauer Marlene wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
On 01/15/1956 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 31-30
On 01/15/1957 - Mario Van Peebles, Mexico, actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes)
On 01/15/1957 - Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field
On 01/15/1958 - NY Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV
On 01/15/1958 - Julian Sands, actor (One Night Stand)
On 01/15/1959 - Pete Trewavas, Middlesbrough, bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws
On 01/15/1960 - Tim Curtis, cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89)
On 01/15/1961 - Supremes signed with Motown Records
On 01/15/1961 - Suggs wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational Open
On 01/15/1961 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 35-31
On 01/15/1961 - Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49
On 01/15/1961 - Iris DeMent, Paragould Ar, country singer (Our Town)
On 01/15/1962 - 50th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (86 06 64 64)
On 01/15/1962 - Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea
On 01/15/1962 - Kenneth MacKenna, actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62
On 01/15/1963 - Erling Kagge, Norway, explorer (South Pole)
On 01/15/1963 - Yaro Dachniwsky, Chic Ill, team handball goalie (Olympics-1996)
On 01/15/1963 - Richard Nasheim, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
On 01/15/1963 - Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
On 01/15/1964 - Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
On 01/15/1964 - Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
On 01/15/1964 - Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
On 01/15/1964 - Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
On 01/15/1964 - Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
On 01/15/1965 - Derek B, rocker (Bullet from a Gun)
On 01/15/1965 - Michael Clemons, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
On 01/15/1965 - Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
On 01/15/1965 - Rock group Who releases 1st album "I Can't Explain"
On 01/15/1965 - Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Mich forms
On 01/15/1966 - AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19
On 01/15/1966 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7
On 01/15/1966 - Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25
On 01/15/1967 - Richard Blakey, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993)
On 01/15/1967 - Ted N Tryba, Wilkes-Barre PA, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch Golf)
On 01/15/1967 - Superbowl I: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Superbowl
On 01/15/1967 - Albert Szirmai, composer, dies at 86
On 01/15/1967 - Lisa Lisa, [Velez], rock vocalist (& Cult Jam)
On 01/15/1968 - Felton Spencer, NBA center (SF Warriors)
On 01/15/1968 - Steve McConaghy, Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
On 01/15/1968 - Leopold Infeld, Pol nuclear physcist (Motion & Relativity), dies at 6
On 01/15/1968 - Laurie Fellner, Appleton Wisc, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
On 01/15/1968 - John Davidson, actor (Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc), dies at 80
On 01/15/1968 - Bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during game (Jan 13), dies
On 01/15/1968 - Chad Lowe, Dayton Ohio, actor (Spencer, Apprentice to Murder)
On 01/15/1968 - Bob Dahl, NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
On 01/15/1968 - KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
On 01/15/1969 - Demetra Hampton, actress (Valentina)
On 01/15/1969 - Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
On 01/15/1969 - Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
On 01/15/1969 - Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard/tackle (NY Jets)
On 01/15/1969 - Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
On 01/15/1969 - Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
On 01/15/1969 - Adam Burt, Detroit, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
On 01/15/1969 - Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minn Vikings)
On 01/15/1969 - Marsha Miller, Rochester NY, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995)
On 01/15/1969 - Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
On 01/15/1969 - Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
On 01/15/1970 - Republic Biafra disbands/joins Nigeria
On 01/15/1970 - Michele Granger, Anaheim Calif, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)
On 01/15/1970 - Elroy Kromheer, soccer player (FC Volendam)
On 01/15/1970 - Dan Landry, San Diego Ca, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96)
On 01/15/1970 - Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland A's)
On 01/15/1971 - George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"
On 01/15/1971 - LeShon Johnson, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
On 01/15/1971 - John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
On 01/15/1971 - Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
On 01/15/1971 - "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
On 01/15/1971 - Regina King, LA Calif, actress (Brenda Jenkins-227)
On 01/15/1972 - Ernie Reyes Jr, San Jose Calif, actor (Ernie-Sidekicks)
On 01/15/1972 - Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels
On 01/15/1972 - Kimberly Anne Massaro, St Louis Mo, Miss America (Missouri-5th-1997)
On 01/15/1973 - Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
On 01/15/1973 - Pres Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam
On 01/15/1973 - Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican
On 01/15/1973 - 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
On 01/15/1973 - Daniel Nijhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
On 01/15/1973 - Randy Srochenski, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
On 01/15/1973 - Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
On 01/15/1974 - Expert panel reports 18?-m gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures
On 01/15/1974 - Mike Minter, safety (Carolina Panthers)
On 01/15/1974 - 24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
On 01/15/1974 - "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC
On 01/15/1974 - Karel Salmon, composer, dies at 76
On 01/15/1974 - Aubrey Jo Hiller, Missoula Montana, Miss America-Montana (1997)
On 01/15/1975 - Space Mountain opens (Disneyland)
On 01/15/1975 - Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
On 01/15/1975 - Mary Pierce, Montreal Canada, tennis star (1995 Australian Open)
On 01/15/1975 - Greg Loveridge, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner, did not bowl v Zim 1996)
On 01/15/1976 - Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot Pres Ford
On 01/15/1976 - US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit
On 01/15/1976 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
On 01/15/1977 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
On 01/15/1977 - Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"
On 01/15/1978 - Theodore Bundy kills Fla State U coeds Lisa Levy & Margaret Bowman
On 01/15/1978 - Superbowl XII: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10 in N Orleans
On 01/15/1978 - Margaret Bowman & Janet Levy, Chi Omega, FSU, killed by Ted Bundy
On 01/15/1980 - Pam Gems' "Piaf!," premieres in London
On 01/15/1981 - Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
On 01/15/1981 - "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV
On 01/15/1981 - Emanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73), dies at 92
On 01/15/1982 - Red Smith, sportscaster (Pulitzer, Fight Talk), dies at 76
On 01/15/1982 - "Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in NYC
On 01/15/1983 - Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India
On 01/15/1983 - Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
On 01/15/1983 - Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard
On 01/15/1983 - Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
On 01/15/1983 - Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80
On 01/15/1983 - Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
On 01/15/1984 - Sch?nbrun skates world record 5 km (7:39.44)
On 01/15/1984 - Hana Mandlikova ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak
On 01/15/1985 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell
On 01/15/1985 - Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president
On 01/15/1985 - Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years
On 01/15/1985 - Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200's v India
On 01/15/1986 - Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
On 01/15/1986 - James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
On 01/15/1987 - Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary, dies at 69
On 01/15/1987 - Dolores Hawkins, singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58
On 01/15/1987 - Ray Bolger, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
On 01/15/1988 - Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes
On 01/15/1988 - Kiran More stumps five WI batsman at Madras, world Test record
On 01/15/1988 - Sean MacBride, Ireland, commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 8
On 01/15/1988 - Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 & 8-75) v WI on Test debut
On 01/15/1989 - Cerberal Palsy telethon raises 22,600,000
On 01/15/1989 - Big John Studd wins WWF's 1st Royal Rumble
On 01/15/1989 - "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 176 perfs
On 01/15/1989 - 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 35 awards
On 01/15/1989 - Wilf Slack, cricketer (whilst bat in Gambia England player 1986), die
On 01/15/1989 - Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
On 01/15/1990 - AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch
On 01/15/1990 - 42 year old George Foreman KOs George Cooney in 2 rounds
On 01/15/1990 - 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Knots Landing wins
On 01/15/1990 - Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent
On 01/15/1990 - NY Knicks Trent Tucker scores with 1/10 sec, beats Bulls, 109-106
On 01/15/1990 - Gordon Jackson, actor (Hamlet), dies after a short illness at 66
On 01/15/1991 - Australia beat NZ 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
On 01/15/1991 - UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait (they don't)
On 01/15/1992 - Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
On 01/15/1992 - Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man
On 01/15/1992 - Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum
On 01/15/1993 - Sammy Cahn, [Cohen], US songwriter (Bei Mir Bist Du Sch?n), dies at 7
On 01/15/1993 - 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
On 01/15/1993 - Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
On 01/15/1993 - Top mafia leader Salvatore "Tot?" Riina arrested in Palermo
On 01/15/1993 - Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
On 01/15/1993 - Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
On 01/15/1993 - Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
On 01/15/1994 - Gy?rgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
On 01/15/1994 - Harry Nilsson, rock vocalist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies at 52
On 01/15/1994 - Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
On 01/15/1994 - Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%)
On 01/15/1994 - 15th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 34 awards, Showtime wins 10
On 01/15/1994 - Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse & breaks her left wrist
On 01/15/1995 - SD Chargers beat Pitt Steelers 17-13 for AFC championship
On 01/15/1995 - SF 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys for NFC championship
On 01/15/1995 - Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
On 01/15/1995 - Western Washington begins using new area code 360
On 01/15/1995 - Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champio
On 01/15/1995 - Sollie McElroy, singer, dies at 61
On 01/15/1996 - Moshushu II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), dies at 51
On 01/15/1996 - Richard Charles Cobb, historian, dies at 78
On 01/15/1996 - Les Baxter, singer/orch leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73
On 01/15/1997 - Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station
On 01/15/1997 - Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin
On 01/15/1997 - Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker, dies at 82
On 01/15/1997 - Kenneth Thimann, botanist, dies at 92
On 01/15/1998 - NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again
On 01/15/1998 - Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66), dies
On 01/15/1998 - Junior Wells, blues harpist, dies at 63
On 01/15/1998 - Amos "Junior" Wells, blues musician, dies at 63
On 01/16/308 - Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies
On 01/16/429 - Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]
On 01/16/1219 - Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed
On 01/16/1325 - Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
On 01/16/1343 - Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies
On 01/16/1493 - Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
On 01/16/1531 - English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
On 01/16/1547 - Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
On 01/16/1556 - Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain
On 01/16/1581 - English parliament passes laws against Catholicism
On 01/16/1587 - Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
On 01/16/1595 - Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies
On 01/16/1672 - Francesco Mancini, composer
On 01/16/1697 - Richard Savage, poet, dies
On 01/16/1697 - Richard Savage, poet
On 01/16/1703 - Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
On 01/16/1728 - Niccol? Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
On 01/16/1749 - Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
On 01/16/1756 - England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
On 01/16/1757 - Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
On 01/16/1759 - British Museum opens in London
On 01/16/1765 - Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)
On 01/16/1776 - Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks
On 01/16/1777 - Vermont declares independence from NY
On 01/16/1780 - Battle at Cape St Vincent: admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet
On 01/16/1794 - Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline & Fall), dies in London at 56
On 01/16/1795 - French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht Neth
On 01/16/1804 - Karl August Krebs, composer
On 01/16/1807 - Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877
On 01/16/1815 - Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army)
On 01/16/1815 - Adolph Trube, composer
On 01/16/1817 - Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer, dies at 55
On 01/16/1819 - Godert baron van der de Capellen becomes governor of Dutch-Indies
On 01/16/1832 - Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde
On 01/16/1834 - Albert Lindley Lee, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1907
On 01/16/1837 - James Phillip Simms, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1887
On 01/16/1838 - Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS]
On 01/16/1842 - Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies
On 01/16/1847 - K?lm?n Miksz?th, Hungary, writer (Wonderparaplu)
On 01/16/1849 - Wilhelm M L de Wette, German theologist, dies at 69
On 01/16/1853 - Andr? Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)
On 01/16/1853 - Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor/theater director (Kathleen)
On 01/16/1863 - -Aug 23rd) Cruise of CSS Florida
On 01/16/1864 - Frank Bacon, actor/author (Lightnin)
On 01/16/1864 - Anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68
On 01/16/1864 - Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee
On 01/16/1865 - Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die
On 01/16/1865 - Confederate brig-gen John Pegram marries Hetty Cary
On 01/16/1865 - Gen Wm Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
On 01/16/1865 - SF Dramatic Chronicle started
On 01/16/1868 - Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit
On 01/16/1868 - Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer
On 01/16/1870 - Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
On 01/16/1870 - Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War
On 01/16/1871 - Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman
On 01/16/1872 - Edward G Craig, actor/director (On the art of theatre)
On 01/16/1872 - Henri-Paul Busser, composer
On 01/16/1873 - Boyd Alexander, English explorer
On 01/16/1874 - Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
On 01/16/1877 - Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop
On 01/16/1878 - Robert Garbe, German poet (G?rniek)
On 01/16/1878 - Harry Carey Sr, Bronx NY, actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force)
On 01/16/1878 - Henry Dewitt "Harry" Carey II, US actor (Informer)
On 01/16/1879 - January record 13" of snow falls in NYC (broken Jan 7, 1996)
On 01/16/1883 - Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system
On 01/16/1883 - Quebec Rugby Football Union forms
On 01/16/1885 - Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40)
On 01/16/1886 - Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
On 01/16/1887 - Cliff House damaged when schooner "Parallel"'s powder cargo explodes
On 01/16/1887 - John Hamilton, Penn, actor (Perry White-Superman)
On 01/16/1889 - 128?F (53?C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)
On 01/16/1890 - Lloyd Bacon, San Jose CA, actor (Charlie Chaplin)
On 01/16/1890 - Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
On 01/16/1891 - Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, composer, dies at 54
On 01/16/1891 - Leo Delibes, French ballet composer (Lakm?), dies at 54
On 01/16/1892 - Imakita Kosen, Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies
On 01/16/1893 - Henry C R?mke, Dutch psychiatrist (Periods in Man's Life)
On 01/16/1893 - Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74
On 01/16/1894 - Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
On 01/16/1897 - John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal
On 01/16/1901 - Arnold B?cklin, Swiss painter, dies at 73
On 01/16/1901 - Hiram Revels, dies at 73
On 01/16/1901 - Fulgencio Batista, president/dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)
On 01/16/1902 - Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
On 01/16/1902 - Evelyn Levine, composer
On 01/16/1904 - Max Vredenburg, composer
On 01/16/1905 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ott
On 01/16/1905 - Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman traded for 6th time in 8 months
On 01/16/1905 - Ernesto Halffter, composer
On 01/16/1906 - Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
On 01/16/1906 - Clement Greenberg, art critic
On 01/16/1906 - -13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
On 01/16/1906 - -Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
On 01/16/1907 - Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies
On 01/16/1907 - Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist
On 01/16/1907 - Alexander Knox, Canada, actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)
On 01/16/1908 - Ethel Merman, stage & screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam)
On 01/16/1908 - Pinnacles National Monument, Calif established
On 01/16/1909 - David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole
On 01/16/1909 - British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds magnetic south pole
On 01/16/1910 - David McCampbell, US pilot/capt (WW II-Pacific-downed 34 Jap planes)
On 01/16/1911 - Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
On 01/16/1911 - Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
On 01/16/1911 - Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east
On 01/16/1912 - Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
On 01/16/1912 - Georg Heym, writer, dies at 24
On 01/16/1913 - British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland
On 01/16/1914 - Roger Aubert, Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
On 01/16/1914 - Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia
On 01/16/1915 - Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin
On 01/16/1916 - Arnold Aletrino, Dut physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57
On 01/16/1916 - Frederick Stewart, British geologist
On 01/16/1917 - Buddy Lester, Chicago Ill, actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show)
On 01/16/1918 - Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
On 01/16/1919 - Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orch leader (Music on Ice)
On 01/16/1919 - Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of states; Nebraska is 36th
On 01/16/1919 - Jaroslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 19
On 01/16/1920 - Georgia declares independence
On 01/16/1920 - 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
On 01/16/1920 - 1st assembly of League of Nations (Paris)
On 01/16/1920 - Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60
On 01/16/1920 - Elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
On 01/16/1923 - Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
On 01/16/1923 - Roy Lanham, rocker (Sons of the Pioneers)
On 01/16/1923 - Martin Stokken, Norway, nordic relay (Olympic-silver-1952)
On 01/16/1924 - Katy Jurado, M?xico, actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo
On 01/16/1925 - Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council
On 01/16/1925 - Gen M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense
On 01/16/1926 - John "Jack" Layden, local politician
On 01/16/1928 - Ezra Sims, composer
On 01/16/1928 - John William Fozard, aircraft designer
On 01/16/1928 - William Kennedy, US writer
On 01/16/1929 - Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
On 01/16/1929 - Tage Nielsen, composer
On 01/16/1929 - Francesco Scavullo, Staten Island NY, celebrity photographer
On 01/16/1930 - Norman Podhoretz, Brooklyn NY, author/editor (NY Post)
On 01/16/1931 - Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours
On 01/16/1931 - Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist
On 01/16/1932 - Dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist)
On 01/16/1932 - Jim Berry, cartoonist (Berry's World)
On 01/16/1933 - Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3)
On 01/16/1933 - Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide Test
On 01/16/1933 - Susan Sonntag, writer
On 01/16/1934 - Annie Patterson, composer, dies at 65
On 01/16/1934 - Richard Wernick, Boston Mass, composer
On 01/16/1934 - Bill Alexander, (Rep-D-AR, 1969- )
On 01/16/1934 - Marilyn Horne, Bradford, Pa, mezzo-soprano
On 01/16/1935 - Richard Wetz, composer, dies at 59
On 01/16/1935 - A J Foyt, Houston, auto race driver (Indy 500 1961, 64, 67, 77)
On 01/16/1936 - Michael White, theater/film producer (From Russia With Love)
On 01/16/1936 - Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular
On 01/16/1936 - Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
On 01/16/1936 - 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fl
On 01/16/1937 - Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)
On 01/16/1937 - Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
On 01/16/1938 - Michael Pataki, Youngstown Ohio, actor (Get Christie Love)
On 01/16/1938 - Benny Goodman refuses to play Carnegie Hall when black members of his
On 01/16/1939 - Albert Fish, mass murderer, executed
On 01/16/1939 - Cliff Thorburn, English snookers player
On 01/16/1939 - Comic strip "Superman" debuts
On 01/16/1941 - T?men G J "Tim" Beekman, actor (Nosferatu)
On 01/16/1941 - Richard Bohringer, Paris France, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow)
On 01/16/1941 - Christine Janes, tennis player
On 01/16/1941 - War Dept forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets
On 01/16/1941 - US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor
On 01/16/1942 - Carole Lombard, actress, (Bolero), & mom killed in plane crash at 32
On 01/16/1942 - William Francis, rocker
On 01/16/1942 - Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )
On 01/16/1942 - Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker (Dr Hook)
On 01/16/1942 - Barbara Lynn, rocker
On 01/16/1942 - Barbara Lynn, [Ozen], US singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing), dies
On 01/16/1942 - William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army
On 01/16/1943 - 1st US air raid on Ambon
On 01/16/1943 - German 2nd SS-Pantzer division evacuates Charkow
On 01/16/1943 - Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
On 01/16/1943 - Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
On 01/16/1943 - -60?F (-51?C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
On 01/16/1943 - Brian Ferneyhough, composer
On 01/16/1943 - Gavin Bryars, composer
On 01/16/1944 - Chris de Marigny, painter/designer
On 01/16/1944 - Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London
On 01/16/1944 - Ronnie Milsap, Robbinsville NC, country singer (Legend in My Time)
On 01/16/1944 - Jim Stafford, Eloise Fla, singer (Spiders & Snakes, My Girl Bill)
On 01/16/1945 - Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
On 01/16/1945 - US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise
On 01/16/1945 - Dennis Donnini, Brit rifleman (Victoria Cross), dies in battle at 19
On 01/16/1945 - Scottish 52nd land division/1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg
On 01/16/1946 - Michael L Coats, Sacramento Ca, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39)
On 01/16/1946 - Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
On 01/16/1947 - Vincent Aurial elected president of France
On 01/16/1947 - Georgette Mosbacher, CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)
On 01/16/1947 - Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)
On 01/16/1948 - Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
On 01/16/1948 - Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
On 01/16/1948 - John Carpenter, Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)
On 01/16/1948 - Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
On 01/16/1948 - 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon
On 01/16/1949 - KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
On 01/16/1949 - WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, DC (CBS) 1st broadcast
On 01/16/1949 - "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 perfs
On 01/16/1950 - Debbie Allen, Houston Tx, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)
On 01/16/1950 - Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel
On 01/16/1950 - Jesse Dizon, Oceanside CA
On 01/16/1950 - Caroline Munro, Windsor England, actress (Spy Who Loves Me) [or 12/16
On 01/16/1951 - Richard Thompson, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
On 01/16/1951 - Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
On 01/16/1951 - World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
On 01/16/1952 - US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
On 01/16/1952 - Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Savannah Ga, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64)
On 01/16/1952 - Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)
On 01/16/1952 - New Dutch bible translation finished
On 01/16/1953 - 27th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (63 62
On 01/16/1953 - 41st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (60 63 64
On 01/16/1953 - Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
On 01/16/1953 - KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/16/1954 - "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performance
On 01/16/1954 - Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
On 01/16/1955 - Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch min (1908-13), dies
On 01/16/1955 - Jerry M Linenger, Mt Clemens Mich, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84)
On 01/16/1955 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19
On 01/16/1955 - Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
On 01/16/1955 - Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94
On 01/16/1956 - Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
On 01/16/1956 - Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
On 01/16/1957 - Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
On 01/16/1957 - Alexander Cambridge, gov-gen (S Afr 1923-31/Canada 1940-5), dies at 8
On 01/16/1957 - 3 B-52s leave Calif for 1st non-stop round world flights
On 01/16/1957 - Cavern Club (Beatle's) opens on Matthews Street in England
On 01/16/1958 - Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer
On 01/16/1958 - William Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw," premieres in NYC
On 01/16/1960 - Sad?, [Helen Ady] Nigeria, rocker (Taboo; Grammy 1986-Best new singer
On 01/16/1961 - "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
On 01/16/1961 - Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain
On 01/16/1961 - Janos Viski, composer, dies at 54
On 01/16/1962 - Shooting begins on "Dr No"
On 01/16/1962 - Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
On 01/16/1962 - Jan Koster, Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool)
On 01/16/1962 - Paul Webb, rocker (TalkTalk)
On 01/16/1962 - Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
On 01/16/1962 - Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
On 01/16/1963 - Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres
On 01/16/1963 - Gilardo Gilardi, composer, dies at 73
On 01/16/1963 - Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
On 01/16/1964 - Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers
On 01/16/1964 - Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
On 01/16/1964 - "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
On 01/16/1964 - AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
On 01/16/1964 - Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
On 01/16/1965 - "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performance
On 01/16/1965 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
On 01/16/1965 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
On 01/16/1965 - Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3
On 01/16/1965 - "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
On 01/16/1966 - Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
On 01/16/1966 - Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
On 01/16/1966 - Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91
On 01/16/1966 - Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
On 01/16/1966 - Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)
On 01/16/1967 - Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder (Cin Reds)
On 01/16/1967 - Maxine Waters Jones, rocker (En Vogue)
On 01/16/1967 - Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72
On 01/16/1967 - Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65
On 01/16/1967 - 1st black government installed in Bahamas
On 01/16/1967 - Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent
On 01/16/1968 - David Chokachi, actor (Baywatch)
On 01/16/1968 - Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," premieres in NYC
On 01/16/1968 - 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto
On 01/16/1968 - Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
On 01/16/1969 - Vernon Duke, composer, dies at 65
On 01/16/1969 - Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
On 01/16/1969 - Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
On 01/16/1969 - Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
On 01/16/1969 - Roy Jones, Pensacola Fla, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988)
On 01/16/1970 - Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve claus
On 01/16/1970 - Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
On 01/16/1970 - NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
On 01/16/1970 - AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3?" from o
On 01/16/1970 - Don MacLean, NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets)
On 01/16/1970 - Ron Villone, Englewood NJ, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
On 01/16/1970 - Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
On 01/16/1971 - Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
On 01/16/1971 - Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
On 01/16/1971 - Scott Williams, Orange Calif, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
On 01/16/1971 - Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
On 01/16/1971 - Sergei Bruguera, Spain, tennis star
On 01/16/1971 - Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
On 01/16/1971 - Josh Evans, actor (Ricochett, The Doors)
On 01/16/1971 - Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
On 01/16/1971 - Jukka-Pekka Nummi, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)
On 01/16/1972 - David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
On 01/16/1972 - Lee McIntyre, Peak Hill Aust, golfer (T3 1995 NSW Trainee Champ)
On 01/16/1972 - Desiree Leipham, Spokane Wash, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995
On 01/16/1972 - Joe Horn, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
On 01/16/1972 - Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans Superbowl MV
On 01/16/1972 - Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ
On 01/16/1973 - NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
On 01/16/1973 - Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
On 01/16/1973 - Josie Davis, LA Calif, actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19]
On 01/16/1973 - Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
On 01/16/1973 - Mario Bates, NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)
On 01/16/1973 - USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
On 01/16/1974 - L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
On 01/16/1974 - Kate Moss, Addiscomb Surrey England, model (Calvin Klein)
On 01/16/1974 - NY Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/16/1974 - "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
On 01/16/1976 - Trisha Stillwell, Miss USA-Oklahoma (1997, top 10)
On 01/16/1976 - "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
On 01/16/1976 - Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
On 01/16/1977 - Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
On 01/16/1978 - Soyuz 27 returns to Earth
On 01/16/1978 - 5th American Music Award: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty
On 01/16/1979 - Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46
On 01/16/1979 - Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
On 01/16/1979 - Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
On 01/16/1980 - Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
On 01/16/1980 - Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
On 01/16/1981 - Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth
On 01/16/1981 - Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
On 01/16/1981 - John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK
On 01/16/1981 - Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband
On 01/16/1981 - Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in Volvo Masters in order to a
On 01/16/1984 - 11th American Music Award: Michael Jackson
On 01/16/1984 - Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
On 01/16/1985 - "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
On 01/16/1986 - Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
On 01/16/1986 - Mason Gamble, actor (Dennis the Menace)
On 01/16/1987 - Joyce Jameson, comedienne (Spike Jones Show), dies at 54
On 01/16/1987 - Ilse Langen, writer, dies at 87
On 01/16/1987 - Earl Wilson, Bdwy columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79
On 01/16/1988 - NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
On 01/16/1988 - 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
On 01/16/1988 - Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
On 01/16/1989 - Pierre Boileau, screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
On 01/16/1989 - Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
On 01/16/1989 - Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
On 01/16/1989 - Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague
On 01/16/1989 - USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars
On 01/16/1990 - 2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering
On 01/16/1991 - US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time)
On 01/16/1991 - 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
On 01/16/1992 - Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at 95
On 01/16/1992 - "2 Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performance
On 01/16/1993 - Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
On 01/16/1993 - Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
On 01/16/1993 - Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
On 01/16/1994 - No?l For?, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix 1959), dies at 61
On 01/16/1994 - Martin Kosleck, German/US actor (Hitler Gang), dies at 86
On 01/16/1994 - Stephen Kritsick, veterinarian (Good Morning America), dies at 42
On 01/16/1994 - Harry Nilsson, singer/Songwriter, dies at 52
On 01/16/1994 - Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54)
On 01/16/1995 - UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
On 01/16/1995 - William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
On 01/16/1996 - Harry Potts, footballer/manager, dies at 75
On 01/16/1996 - Kaye Webb, publisher, dies at 81
On 01/16/1997 - Innis Cosby, son of Bill Cosby, murdered on LA highway at 29
On 01/16/1997 - Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur, dies at 59
On 01/16/1997 - Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist, dies at 76
On 01/16/1997 - Jim Kensil, NFL president (NY Jets), dies of heart failure at 66
On 01/16/1997 - Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus v Pakistan, MCG
On 01/16/1998 - Peter Diamand, artistic administrator, dies at 84
On 01/16/1998 - David "Junior" Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at 67
On 01/17/395 - Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49
On 01/17/1103 - Frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies
On 01/17/1119 - Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies
On 01/17/1229 - Albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68
On 01/17/1342 - Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy
On 01/17/1463 - Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luthe
On 01/17/1501 - Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna
On 01/17/1501 - Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)
On 01/17/1504 - Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)
On 01/17/1517 - Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)
On 01/17/1536 - Fran?ois Rabelais absolved of apostasy by Pope Paul III
On 01/17/1545 - Antonio Pace, composer
On 01/17/1562 - Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France
On 01/17/1574 - Robert Fludd, composer
On 01/17/1584 - Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar
On 01/17/1595 - French king Henri IV declares war on Spain
On 01/17/1600 - Calderon, writer
On 01/17/1600 - Pedro Cald?ron de la Barca, Spanish poet/dramatist
On 01/17/1601 - France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain
On 01/17/1604 - Santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61
On 01/17/1612 - Thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general
On 01/17/1617 - Pieter C Bockenberg, Dutch historian, dies at 68
On 01/17/1620 - Diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59
On 01/17/1625 - Nicolo Rubini, composer, dies at 50
On 01/17/1654 - Paul Potter, Dutch painter, buried
On 01/17/1656 - Brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of K?nigsberg
On 01/17/1657 - Pieter van Bloemen, [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized
On 01/17/1659 - Antonio Veracini, composer
On 01/17/1661 - Andres Malong, Philippines rebel leader, executed
On 01/17/1676 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73
On 01/17/1683 - Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian
On 01/17/1702 - Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [OS=Jan 6]
On 01/17/1706 - Benjamin Franklin, Boston, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor
On 01/17/1712 - John Stanley, composer
On 01/17/1718 - Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switz; kills 53
On 01/17/1719 - Jean-Joseph Vade, composer
On 01/17/1728 - Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer
On 01/17/1732 - Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland (1764-95)
On 01/17/1733 - Thomas Linley, composer
On 01/17/1734 - Fran?ois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les P?cheurs, Mirza)
On 01/17/1738 - Jean-Francois Dandrieu, composer, dies
On 01/17/1745 - Nicolas Roze, composer
On 01/17/1746 - Battle of Falkirk, Scotland-Edward I defeats & massacres Scots
On 01/17/1750 - Tomaso Albinioni, Italian composer (Adagio in G Minor), dies at 78
On 01/17/1757 - German Diet declares war on Prussia
On 01/17/1759 - Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist
On 01/17/1761 - James Hall, Scotland, geologist
On 01/17/1769 - Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer
On 01/17/1771 - Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)
On 01/17/1773 - Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66? 33' S)
On 01/17/1775 - 9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol
On 01/17/1775 - R B Sheridan's "Rivals," premieres in London
On 01/17/1779 - Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery
On 01/17/1781 - Marie de Negre Dables, marquess, dies
On 01/17/1788 - Alessio Prati, composer, dies at 37
On 01/17/1805 - Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter, dies at 73
On 01/17/1806 - James Madison Randolph, (Jefferson's grandson) 1st born in White Hous
On 01/17/1814 - Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
On 01/17/1818 - Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64)
On 01/17/1820 - Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall)
On 01/17/1820 - Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classicist/historian, dies at 73
On 01/17/1821 - M?xico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas
On 01/17/1823 - Zacharius Werner, German playwright, dies at 36
On 01/17/1826 - Juan Cris?stomo Arriaga y Balzola, Spanish composer, dies at 19
On 01/17/1827 - Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander
On 01/17/1828 - Lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1918
On 01/17/1830 - W Waiblinger, writer, dies
On 01/17/1832 - Johannes van den Bosch appointed gov-gen of Dutch-Indies
On 01/17/1833 - James Ball Antyne, Scot founder (Ball Antyne Press), dies at about 60
On 01/17/1833 - William Rush, Indians sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), dies
On 01/17/1834 - Wilhelmina J R Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress/daughter of Mimi Bia
On 01/17/1835 - Antanas Baranauskas, Lithuanian bishop/poet/dialectologist
On 01/17/1835 - Johan Filip von Schantz, composer
On 01/17/1836 - Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer
On 01/17/1842 - Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands)
On 01/17/1845 - Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond)
On 01/17/1850 - Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, St Petersburg Russia, composer
On 01/17/1852 - British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)
On 01/17/1853 - Alva Vanderbilt Beaumont, women's rights advocate & activist
On 01/17/1856 - Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41
On 01/17/1857 - Eugene Augustin Lauste, developer (1st sound-on-film recording)
On 01/17/1857 - Wilhelm Kienzl, Austrian composer (Evangelimann)
On 01/17/1858 - Tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)
On 01/17/1861 - Flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!)
On 01/17/1862 - -Jan 22nd) BBT Ft Henry, TN by USS Lexington
On 01/17/1862 - John E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher
On 01/17/1863 - E J Horace Vernet, French painter, dies at 73
On 01/17/1863 - Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia
On 01/17/1863 - David Lloyd George, (L-PM-Britain, 1916-22)
On 01/17/1863 - Henry Charles Tonking, composer
On 01/17/1863 - Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russia, director (Stanislavski Method)
On 01/17/1864 - Lucien Herr, France, scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller)
On 01/17/1864 - General Longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN
On 01/17/1869 - Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer, dies at 55
On 01/17/1871 - 1st cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873)
On 01/17/1873 - Fran?ois Rasse, composer
On 01/17/1874 - Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, dies at 62
On 01/17/1874 - Armed Democrats seize Texas govt ending Radical Reconstruction
On 01/17/1876 - Olga Fastrova, writer
On 01/17/1877 - Hans Jelmoli, composer
On 01/17/1878 - Oscar Apfel, Cleve, actor (Abraham Lincoln, Inspiration, Before Dawn)
On 01/17/1880 - Mack Sennett, movie creator (Keystone Kops)
On 01/17/1881 - Alfred R Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders)
On 01/17/1882 - 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office
On 01/17/1884 - Noah Beery, US actor (Mark of Zorro, Sea Wolf)
On 01/17/1885 - Brits beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in Sudan
On 01/17/1885 - Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader
On 01/17/1885 - E Ball-Hennings, writer
On 01/17/1886 - Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
On 01/17/1886 - Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
On 01/17/1886 - Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
On 01/17/1889 - Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56
On 01/17/1890 - Salomon Sulzer, composer, dies at 85
On 01/17/1891 - Marjorie Gateson, Bkln NY, actress (One Man's Family)
On 01/17/1891 - Walter Eucken, German economist
On 01/17/1891 - Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer, dies at 74
On 01/17/1891 - Norman "Squab" Read, US aviator who lived to be 101
On 01/17/1892 - Alexandre Levy, composer, dies at 27
On 01/17/1893 - Rutherford B Hayes, 19th US Pres (1877-81), dies in Fremont Ohio at 7
On 01/17/1893 - -17?F (-27?C), Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
On 01/17/1893 - Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic
On 01/17/1895 - F?lix Faure installed as president of France
On 01/17/1895 - French president Casimir-Perier resigns
On 01/17/1896 - Harry Reser, Ohio, orch leader (Sammy Kaye Show)
On 01/17/1897 - Nils Asther, Malm? Sweden, actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster)
On 01/17/1899 - Al Capone, Italy, gangster (Chicago bootlegging)
On 01/17/1899 - Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice
On 01/17/1899 - Robert Maynard Hutchins, US, educator/civil libertarian
On 01/17/1899 - Roel [Martinus F] Houwink, Dutch literary (1 Man Without Character)
On 01/17/1899 - US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific
On 01/17/1900 - Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts
On 01/17/1901 - Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist, dies at 87
On 01/17/1901 - Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer
On 01/17/1902 - Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed
On 01/17/1902 - Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
On 01/17/1903 - Warren Hull, Gasport NY, actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World)
On 01/17/1904 - Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds)
On 01/17/1904 - Grant Withers, Pueblo CO, actor (Oklahoma, Annie)
On 01/17/1904 - Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater
On 01/17/1905 - Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer & C G Scannell, Chicago
On 01/17/1905 - Franz Schmid, Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
On 01/17/1907 - Henk H Badings, Bandung Indonesia, Dutch opera composer (Orestes)
On 01/17/1908 - Akkineni LV Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad, producer
On 01/17/1908 - Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72
On 01/17/1910 - Michael Economides, restaurateur
On 01/17/1910 - Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore)
On 01/17/1910 - Thomas Crapper, inventor (flush toilet), dies
On 01/17/1910 - Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, Germ physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
On 01/17/1911 - Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly
On 01/17/1911 - Francis Galton, English scholar, dies at 88
On 01/17/1911 - Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow," premieres in NYC
On 01/17/1911 - Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]
On 01/17/1911 - Hermann Pfrogner, Austria, musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
On 01/17/1912 - Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen
On 01/17/1912 - Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer
On 01/17/1913 - Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten, founder (Oostpriesterhulp)
On 01/17/1913 - Carl Baermann, composer, dies at 73
On 01/17/1913 - Raymond Poincar? elected president of France
On 01/17/1913 - Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng
On 01/17/1914 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus," premieres in Berlin
On 01/17/1915 - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's Hospital in Amsterdam opens
On 01/17/1915 - Russia occupies Bukovina & Western Ukraine
On 01/17/1916 - 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY
On 01/17/1916 - Professional Golfer Assn (PGA) forms in NYC
On 01/17/1916 - Joel Herron, Chicago Ill, orch leader (Jaye P Morgan Show)
On 01/17/1917 - Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, (MGR), Indian film star, politician
On 01/17/1917 - US pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands (or 3/21)
On 01/17/1917 - Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer
On 01/17/1917 - Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer
On 01/17/1917 - Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70
On 01/17/1918 - Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician
On 01/17/1920 - Nora Kaye, NYC, prima ballerina
On 01/17/1920 - Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician
On 01/17/1920 - Paul Deschanel elected president of France
On 01/17/1921 - Dehl Berti, Pueblo Colo, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise)
On 01/17/1922 - Betty White, Oak Park, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls)
On 01/17/1922 - Luis Echeverr?a Alvarez, president Mexico
On 01/17/1923 - Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied
On 01/17/1923 - Origin of Brown[?] lunation numbers
On 01/17/1923 - Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift)
On 01/17/1924 - Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
On 01/17/1925 - Rock Hudson, Winnetka Ill, actor (McMillian & Wife)
On 01/17/1925 - Duane Hanson, US sculptor
On 01/17/1925 - A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)
On 01/17/1925 - Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
On 01/17/1926 - Clyde Walcott, cricketer (one of the three W's, later ICC chairman)
On 01/17/1926 - Moira Shearer, Dunfermline Scotland, ballerina (Red Shoes)
On 01/17/1926 - George Burns marries Gracie Allen
On 01/17/1926 - Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer
On 01/17/1927 - Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer
On 01/17/1927 - Donald Erb, Youngstown, Ohio, composer
On 01/17/1927 - Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman)
On 01/17/1928 - Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)
On 01/17/1928 - Ken Archer, cricketer (Australian batsman, 5 Tests early 50s)
On 01/17/1928 - 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
On 01/17/1928 - Jean Barraqu?, French composer
On 01/17/1929 - Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
On 01/17/1929 - Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Qu?bec, NHL goaltender (#1)
On 01/17/1930 - Robert Ceely, composer
On 01/17/1930 - Bill Benyon, English large landowner/Conservative Lower house leader
On 01/17/1931 - Frederick Alfred Fox, composer
On 01/17/1931 - James Earl Jones, Miss, actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man)
On 01/17/1931 - L Douglas Wilder, (Gov-D-Va)
On 01/17/1933 - Bradman takes second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled
On 01/17/1933 - Yolande Christina Dalida, Cairo Egypt
On 01/17/1933 - Sheree North, [Dawn Bethel], LA, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show)
On 01/17/1933 - Dalida, Cairo, actress/singer, Miss Egypt (The 6th Day)
On 01/17/1933 - Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
On 01/17/1933 - Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
On 01/17/1933 - John Hodges, cricketer (6 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
On 01/17/1934 - Donald Cammell, film director
On 01/17/1934 - Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
On 01/17/1934 - Electric Home & Farm Authority incorporated
On 01/17/1934 - NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
On 01/17/1934 - Shari Lewis, Bronx NY, ventriloquist/puppeteer (Lamb Chop)
On 01/17/1934 - Sydney Phillip Hodkinson, composer
On 01/17/1935 - Paul O[sborne] Williams, US, sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)
On 01/17/1935 - Jimmy Powell, Dallas TX, PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic)
On 01/17/1936 - Jerry Fogel, Rochester NY, actor (Jerry-Mothers-in-Law, White Shadow)
On 01/17/1938 - Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman
On 01/17/1938 - William H Pickering, astronomer (predicted Pluto), dies at 79
On 01/17/1938 - John Bellairs, US, sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
On 01/17/1938 - Paul Revere, Harvard Nebraska, pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders)
On 01/17/1939 - Ed Barrow is elected Yankee president succeeding deceased J Ruppert
On 01/17/1939 - Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
On 01/17/1939 - Toini Gustafson, Sweden, 5K/10K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1968)
On 01/17/1939 - Antao D'Souza, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62)
On 01/17/1940 - H Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenya, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
On 01/17/1940 - Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet (Fireflames)
On 01/17/1941 - Jos? Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 8
On 01/17/1942 - Randy Boone, Fayetteville NC, actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian)
On 01/17/1942 - Muhammad Ali, [Cassius Clay], heavyweight champ boxer (1964-7 74-8)
On 01/17/1942 - Frederick Jerome Work, composer, dies at 61
On 01/17/1943 - Tin Can Drive Day
On 01/17/1943 - Chris Montez, rocker
On 01/17/1943 - Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
On 01/17/1944 - Korvet Violet sinks U-641 in Atlantic Ocean
On 01/17/1945 - William Hart, US singer (4 Gents, Delfonics-I'm Sorry)
On 01/17/1945 - Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation
On 01/17/1945 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thous
On 01/17/1945 - Gilbert Dodds, record miler (4:05.3), retires to do gospel work
On 01/17/1945 - Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)
On 01/17/1946 - United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
On 01/17/1946 - Gottfried Rudinger, composer, dies at 59
On 01/17/1947 - Gail Toushin, LPGA golfer
On 01/17/1947 - Jane Elliot, NYC, actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing)
On 01/17/1947 - Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer
On 01/17/1947 - Todd Susman, St Louis Mo, actor (Goodnight Beantown)
On 01/17/1947 - Muiden Neth ammunition factory explodes, 16 die
On 01/17/1948 - Netherlands & Indonesia agree to a cease fire
On 01/17/1948 - Mick Taylor, rock bassist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
On 01/17/1948 - Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader
On 01/17/1948 - Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in NYC
On 01/17/1949 - Debbie Watson, La Mirada Calif, actress (Karen, Tammy)
On 01/17/1949 - Andy Kaufman, NYC, comedian/actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi)
On 01/17/1950 - 11 men rob Brink's office in Boston of $1.2M cash & $1.5M securities
On 01/17/1950 - "Alive & Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 perfs
On 01/17/1951 - Rolando Thoeni, Italy, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1972)
On 01/17/1951 - China refuses ceases-fire in Korea
On 01/17/1952 - Walter O "Spike" Briggs, owner (Det Tigers), dies at 74
On 01/17/1952 - Larry Fortensky, former husband of Liz Taylor (7th)
On 01/17/1952 - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jap, rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orch)
On 01/17/1953 - Sheila Hutchinson, rocker
On 01/17/1954 - Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)
On 01/17/1954 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9
On 01/17/1954 - Suggs Louise wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open (Cloister)
On 01/17/1954 - Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
On 01/17/1954 - Janet Dykman, Monterey Park Calif, archer (Olympics-1996)
On 01/17/1955 - Submarine Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage
On 01/17/1955 - J A Veraart, economist, dies at 68
On 01/17/1955 - Steve Earle, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Guitar Town)
On 01/17/1955 - Joannes A Veraart, Dut judge/MP, (Jews in Neth), dies at 68
On 01/17/1956 - David Caruso, actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes)
On 01/17/1956 - Mitch Vogel, Alhambra Calif, actor (Jamie-Bonanza)
On 01/17/1956 - Paul Young, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Every Time You Go Away)
On 01/17/1957 - Cavern Club opens (home of Beatles' 1st appearance)
On 01/17/1957 - Donna Stone, NJ, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
On 01/17/1957 - 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
On 01/17/1958 - Jez Strode, rocker (Kajagoogoo)
On 01/17/1959 - Susanna Hoffs, actress/rocker (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian)
On 01/17/1959 - "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances
On 01/17/1959 - Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karach
On 01/17/1960 - John Crawford, Palo Alto Ca, bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
On 01/17/1960 - Chili Davis, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (California Angels)
On 01/17/1960 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
On 01/17/1960 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21
On 01/17/1961 - Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba
On 01/17/1961 - Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ
On 01/17/1961 - Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36
On 01/17/1962 - Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56
On 01/17/1962 - Jim Carrey, Ontario Canada, actor (Living Color, Dumb & Dumber, Mask)
On 01/17/1962 - Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF
On 01/17/1962 - A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m
On 01/17/1963 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA
On 01/17/1963 - Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
On 01/17/1964 - Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57
On 01/17/1964 - Jeff Tabaka, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
On 01/17/1966 - Karissa Rushing, Benton Arkansas, Miss Arkansas-America (1991)
On 01/17/1966 - Don Myrah, Oakland Calif, cyclist (Olympics-20th-96)
On 01/17/1966 - Anna Ivan, La Jolla Cal, tennis star
On 01/17/1966 - Rexton Gordon, Jamaican dj/rapper (Shabba Ranks-Extra Naked)
On 01/17/1966 - B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
On 01/17/1966 - Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago
On 01/17/1966 - Shabba Ranks, reggae singer
On 01/17/1966 - Trish Johnson, Bristol England, LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas)
On 01/17/1966 - Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50
On 01/17/1967 - Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82
On 01/17/1967 - Gregory Caccia, Bayshore NY, team handball right back (Olympics-1996)
On 01/17/1967 - William Michael Heinen Jr, Rayne LA, PGA golfer (1994 Shell Houston)
On 01/17/1968 - Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
On 01/17/1968 - Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 8
On 01/17/1969 - Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK
On 01/17/1969 - Grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59
On 01/17/1969 - Soyuz 5 lands
On 01/17/1969 - Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
On 01/17/1970 - Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32
On 01/17/1970 - Darnell Walker, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
On 01/17/1970 - Jeremy Roenick, Boston MA, NHL center (Team USA, Blackhawks, Coyotes)
On 01/17/1970 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3
On 01/17/1970 - 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
On 01/17/1970 - John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Mass)
On 01/17/1970 - Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
On 01/17/1970 - Candace Murray, Vancouver BC, softball shortstop (Olympics-96)
On 01/17/1971 - Peter Winter, Australian decathlete (Olympics-96)
On 01/17/1971 - Derek Plante, Cloquet, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)
On 01/17/1971 - Super Bowl V: Balt Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Superbowl MVP
On 01/17/1971 - Tyler Houston, US baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves)
On 01/17/1972 - Section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd
On 01/17/1972 - Wendall Gaines, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
On 01/17/1972 - Rohn Meyer, CFL offensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
On 01/17/1972 - Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55
On 01/17/1973 - City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
On 01/17/1973 - Fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77
On 01/17/1973 - New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
On 01/17/1973 - Amanda Elizabeth Spivey, Spartanburg SC, Miss America-SC (1996)
On 01/17/1974 - Marcus Spriggs, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
On 01/17/1974 - Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican/US baseball infielder (Texas Rangers)
On 01/17/1974 - Sharon Marie Ferris, NZ, yachter (Olympics-96)
On 01/17/1974 - Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei," premieres in NYC
On 01/17/1974 - Derrick Mason, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)
On 01/17/1976 - Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident
On 01/17/1976 - Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
On 01/17/1976 - "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1
On 01/17/1977 - KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
On 01/17/1977 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
On 01/17/1977 - Gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967
On 01/17/1977 - Ali el Kattabi, soccer player (Sparta)
On 01/17/1977 - Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
On 01/17/1978 - Irina A Borisova, Miss Universe-Ukraine (1996)
On 01/17/1979 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
On 01/17/1979 - Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
On 01/17/1979 - NY Islanders didn't get a shot off in 1 period against NY Rangers
On 01/17/1980 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-3
On 01/17/1980 - Barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59
On 01/17/1981 - Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege
On 01/17/1981 - Ray J, singer
On 01/17/1981 - Bernard Lee, actor (M in James Bond Movies), dies at 73
On 01/17/1983 - Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
On 01/17/1983 - Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
On 01/17/1983 - Alabama Gov George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
On 01/17/1983 - 10th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers
On 01/17/1984 - Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV pro
On 01/17/1985 - Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
On 01/17/1986 - Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
On 01/17/1987 - Pres Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
On 01/17/1988 - "Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances
On 01/17/1988 - Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti
On 01/17/1989 - Murden & Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
On 01/17/1989 - Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
On 01/17/1989 - Gunman opens fire in Calif schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
On 01/17/1989 - Sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
On 01/17/1989 - Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
On 01/17/1990 - Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters &
On 01/17/1990 - Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract
On 01/17/1990 - 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
On 01/17/1990 - Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
On 01/17/1990 - Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
On 01/17/1991 - Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
On 01/17/1991 - Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
On 01/17/1991 - Olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies
On 01/17/1991 - Operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq
On 01/17/1991 - Operation Desert Storm: 1st US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn)
On 01/17/1992 - Bill Walker, actor (Big Mo, Mask, Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 95
On 01/17/1992 - Charlie Ventura, jazz sax (Bop for the people), dies at 75 of cancer
On 01/17/1992 - Dorothy Alison, actress (Maggie, 3rd Key, Long Arm), dies
On 01/17/1992 - Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
On 01/17/1993 - Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
On 01/17/1993 - Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
On 01/17/1993 - 14th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
On 01/17/1994 - 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
On 01/17/1994 - Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/sax, dies at 84
On 01/17/1994 - Klaas Peereboom, Dutch sports reporter (Het Parool), dies at 77
On 01/17/1994 - Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor Sax Player, dies at 66
On 01/17/1994 - Chung Il Kwon, PM of S Korea (1964-70), dies
On 01/17/1994 - Han Jansen, Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies at 61
On 01/17/1994 - Liz Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment
On 01/17/1994 - Allan G Odell, Ad exec (Burma Shave), dies at 90
On 01/17/1995 - Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, dies at 82
On 01/17/1995 - Urias Nooteboom, Dutch journalist/critic (The Time), dies at 54
On 01/17/1995 - "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 322 performances
On 01/17/1995 - 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
On 01/17/1995 - Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
On 01/17/1995 - LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
On 01/17/1996 - Barbara Charline Jordan, politician, dies at 59
On 01/17/1996 - Giles William Playfair, writer, dies at 85
On 01/17/1996 - Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at 54
On 01/17/1996 - John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman, dies at 83
On 01/17/1996 - Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at 83
On 01/17/1997 - Andrea Fisher, artist, dies at 21
On 01/17/1997 - Clyde William Tombaugh, discoverer (Pluto), dies at 90
On 01/17/1997 - Asfa Wossen, [Amha Selassie], crown emperor of Ethiopia in exile, die
On 01/17/1997 - NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely/$25,000 for kicking cameraman
On 01/17/1998 - Emil Sitka, actor (3 Stooges shorts), dies of stroke at 82
On 01/17/1998 - Pres Clinton faces sexual harrament charges from Paula Jones
On 01/18/336 - St Mark elected Catholic Pope
On 01/18/350 - General Maxentius drives out Western Roman emperor Constans
On 01/18/532 - Nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die
On 01/18/1307 - German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia
On 01/18/1367 - Pedro I, king of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46
On 01/18/1478 - Grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod
On 01/18/1479 - Louis IX, the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies at 61
On 01/18/1486 - King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV
On 01/18/1520 - Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde
On 01/18/1535 - Francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru
On 01/18/1543 - Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer
On 01/18/1580 - Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63
On 01/18/1641 - Fran?ois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)
On 01/18/1644 - 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston
On 01/18/1644 - Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting
On 01/18/1650 - French Prince Louis II of Cond? captured
On 01/18/1657 - Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau)
On 01/18/1659 - Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64
On 01/18/1664 - Moise Amyrault, French theologist/vicar, dies
On 01/18/1666 - Adriaen A Bloemaert, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56
On 01/18/1671 - Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panam
On 01/18/1677 - John A van Riebeeck, Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57
On 01/18/1685 - Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized
On 01/18/1689 - Charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)
On 01/18/1691 - English king Willem III travels to The Hague
On 01/18/1701 - Frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia
On 01/18/1726 - Hendrik D F L, prince of Prussia/diplomat
On 01/18/1730 - Peter II, czar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
On 01/18/1732 - Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer
On 01/18/1733 - 1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)
On 01/18/1751 - Ferdinand Kauer, composer
On 01/18/1760 - Claudio Casciolini, composer, dies at 62
On 01/18/1769 - Hakuin Ekaku, Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), dies in Japan
On 01/18/1777 - San Jose California, founded
On 01/18/1778 - Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
On 01/18/1779 - Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)
On 01/18/1782 - Daniel Webster, Salisbury NH, orator/politician/lawyer
On 01/18/1788 - English settlers arrive in Aust's Botany Bay to setup penal colony
On 01/18/1793 - William Henry Havergal, composer
On 01/18/1795 - governor/viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
On 01/18/1795 - French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
On 01/18/1795 - Anna Paulowna Romanova, monarch of Russia/daughter of czar Paul I
On 01/18/1809 - Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
On 01/18/1813 - Joseph Farwell Glidden, inventor (1st coml useable barbed wire)
On 01/18/1815 - James Chesnut Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
On 01/18/1815 - Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), died in 1873
On 01/18/1817 - San Mart?n leads a revolutionary army over Andes
On 01/18/1817 - Jacques Gregoir, composer
On 01/18/1818 - Johannes van Vloten, Dutch literary/theologist
On 01/18/1820 - Abraham Buford, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1884
On 01/18/1829 - Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
On 01/18/1831 - Edward Ferrero, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
On 01/18/1835 - C?sar A Cui, Vilna Lithuania, fort architect/composer
On 01/18/1835 - Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet
On 01/18/1840 - Ernst Rudorff, composer
On 01/18/1840 - Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears
On 01/18/1840 - Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
On 01/18/1841 - Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, France, composer (Le Roi Malgr? Lui)
On 01/18/1849 - Edmund Barton, 1st PM of Australia (1900-03)
On 01/18/1850 - British blockade Pir?us, Greece to enforce mercantile claims
On 01/18/1854 - Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)
On 01/18/1854 - Juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies
On 01/18/1854 - Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW M?xico
On 01/18/1856 - Daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation)
On 01/18/1856 - John Hyatt Brewer, composer
On 01/18/1857 - Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I)
On 01/18/1861 - Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist
On 01/18/1861 - Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer
On 01/18/1862 - John Tyler, 10th US pres (1841-45), dies in Richmond Va at 71
On 01/18/1862 - Confederate Territory of Arizona forms
On 01/18/1865 - Battle of Ft Moultrie, SC
On 01/18/1867 - Rub?n Dar?o, national poet (Nicaragua)
On 01/18/1869 - Elegant Calif Theater opens in SF
On 01/18/1869 - Willem De Vreese, Flemish linguist/biblographer
On 01/18/1870 - Berend Modderman, printer (Drukkers yearbook)
On 01/18/1871 - Franz Blei, [Peregrinus Steinh?vel], Austrian painter/critic
On 01/18/1871 - 2nd German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I & Bismarck
On 01/18/1872 - Paul Leautaud, [Maurice Boissard], France, writer (Petit ami)
On 01/18/1875 - Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer, dies at 55
On 01/18/1878 - Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician
On 01/18/1879 - Henri-Honor? Giraud, French general/member of parliament
On 01/18/1880 - Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist (adiabates hypothesis)
On 01/18/1881 - Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Librairie Gallimard) [or 1908]
On 01/18/1882 - Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
On 01/18/1882 - Jacob Clay, Dutch philospher/phyicist (Mesones)
On 01/18/1882 - Alan Alexander Milne, English author (Winnie-the-Pooh)
On 01/18/1884 - Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
On 01/18/1884 - General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
On 01/18/1886 - Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
On 01/18/1886 - Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
On 01/18/1886 - Peter Alma, Dutch painter/graphic artist
On 01/18/1890 - Amadeus I FM, king of Spain (1870-73), dies at 44
On 01/18/1892 - Oliver Hardy, Harlem Ga, comedy team member (Laurel & Hardy)
On 01/18/1893 - John Lawrence Seymour, composer
On 01/18/1893 - Jorge Guill?n, Valladolid Spain, poet/critic (C?ntico, Final)
On 01/18/1894 - Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch parapsychologist
On 01/18/1895 - Amsterdam's AFC soccer team forms
On 01/18/1896 - 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
On 01/18/1896 - British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
On 01/18/1896 - Hans H Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)
On 01/18/1900 - Jan Blockx's "T?l Uilenspiegel" premieres in Brussels
On 01/18/1901 - Arie Querido, Dutch social psychiatrist
On 01/18/1901 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re
On 01/18/1902 - Filippo Marchetti, composer, dies at 70
On 01/18/1903 - Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
On 01/18/1904 - Henri-Georges Adam, French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)
On 01/18/1904 - Cary Grant, England, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
On 01/18/1905 - Chick Chandler, Kingston NY, actor (Barney-One Happy Family)
On 01/18/1905 - French govt of Combes falls
On 01/18/1906 - Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
On 01/18/1906 - Bartolom? Mitre, president of Argentina (1862-70), dies at 84
On 01/18/1907 - Janos Ferencsik, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Budapest Opera)
On 01/18/1908 - Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59)
On 01/18/1908 - Frederick Delius' "Brigg Fair," premieres
On 01/18/1908 - Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian
On 01/18/1910 - Arthur John Howard, actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage
On 01/18/1911 - 1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
On 01/18/1911 - Gabor Darvas, composer
On 01/18/1912 - English explorer Robert F Scott & his expedition reach South Pole, on
On 01/18/1912 - Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
On 01/18/1912 - Ren? Gabri?ls, Belgian billiard pro (7 World/9 European championships
On 01/18/1912 - William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
On 01/18/1913 - Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
On 01/18/1913 - Danny Kaye, Bkln NY, UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show)
On 01/18/1913 - Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician, dies at 49
On 01/18/1914 - Arno Schmidt, writer
On 01/18/1915 - Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die
On 01/18/1916 - Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
On 01/18/1917 - Oscar Lewenstein, impressario
On 01/18/1918 - Bohuslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 58
On 01/18/1918 - Ton Brandsteder, CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)
On 01/18/1918 - Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest
On 01/18/1919 - WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France
On 01/18/1919 - John C F, son of English king George V, dies at 13
On 01/18/1919 - Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Santiago Chile, composer
On 01/18/1921 - Bruce Woodcock, boxer
On 01/18/1921 - Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73
On 01/18/1921 - William Archer's "Green Goddess," premieres in NYC
On 01/18/1922 - Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
On 01/18/1922 - Constance Moore, Sioux City Iowa, actress (Window on Main Street)
On 01/18/1922 - Yehezkiel Braun, composer
On 01/18/1923 - Wallace Reid, actor (Birth of a Nation), dies at 31
On 01/18/1923 - 1st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies
On 01/18/1924 - Donald Baverstock, TV producer
On 01/18/1925 - Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, TV producer
On 01/18/1925 - Gilles Deleuze, philosopher
On 01/18/1925 - Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52
On 01/18/1929 - Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo
On 01/18/1929 - "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
On 01/18/1930 - -27?F (-33?C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
On 01/18/1930 - Shostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premieres in Leningrad
On 01/18/1932 - Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall-of-Famer
On 01/18/1932 - Robert Anton Wilson, US, sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)
On 01/18/1933 - David Bellamy, English botanist/tv-program maker
On 01/18/1933 - Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, cosmonaut
On 01/18/1933 - White Sands National Monument, NM established
On 01/18/1933 - John Boorman, producer/dir (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz)
On 01/18/1933 - Ray Dolby, sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system)
On 01/18/1934 - Eugene O'Neill's "Days Without End," premieres in NYC
On 01/18/1935 - Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman)
On 01/18/1936 - Rudyard Kipling, author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70
On 01/18/1938 - Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
On 01/18/1938 - Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/18/1939 - Bernard Glassman, NY, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)
On 01/18/1939 - SA wicketkeeper Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* v NSW
On 01/18/1940 - Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
On 01/18/1941 - Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
On 01/18/1941 - Iva Zanicchi, actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro)
On 01/18/1941 - David Ruffin, Miss, vocalist (Temptations-Papa Was a Rolling Stone)
On 01/18/1942 - Nazi's arrest Frans Goedhart & Wiardi Beckman
On 01/18/1943 - Jews in Warsaw Ghetto begin resistance of Nazis
On 01/18/1943 - Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
On 01/18/1943 - Presliced bread sale banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts
On 01/18/1943 - US rations bread & metal
On 01/18/1943 - Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
On 01/18/1943 - Dave Greene, rocker
On 01/18/1944 - Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)
On 01/18/1944 - Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
On 01/18/1944 - 1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts
On 01/18/1945 - Warsaw freed by Soviet army
On 01/18/1946 - Katia Ricclarelli, actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot)
On 01/18/1947 - Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)
On 01/18/1947 - Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400
On 01/18/1947 - "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
On 01/18/1948 - 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
On 01/18/1948 - Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
On 01/18/1948 - Takeshi Kitano, Tokyo Japan, actor (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence)
On 01/18/1949 - "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
On 01/18/1949 - 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)
On 01/18/1949 - South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer
On 01/18/1950 - Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
On 01/18/1950 - Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
On 01/18/1950 - John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)
On 01/18/1950 - Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary
On 01/18/1950 - Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London
On 01/18/1951 - Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
On 01/18/1951 - NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
On 01/18/1951 - NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
On 01/18/1951 - 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
On 01/18/1951 - Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
On 01/18/1953 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
On 01/18/1953 - Brett Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
On 01/18/1954 - Fanfani forms Italian govt
On 01/18/1954 - Sydney Greenstreet, actor (Conflict, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74
On 01/18/1955 - Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk)
On 01/18/1955 - Kevin Costner, LA Calif, actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham)
On 01/18/1955 - Mable Fergerson, LA Calif, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
On 01/18/1956 - Mark Collie, Waynesboro Tn, country singer (Another Old Soldier)
On 01/18/1956 - German DR forms own army (National People's Army)
On 01/18/1957 - 3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hr 19 min
On 01/18/1957 - Tom Bailey, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor)
On 01/18/1958 - 1st black in NHL (William O'Ree, Boston Bruins)
On 01/18/1958 - Larry Smith, NBA player
On 01/18/1958 - Jeffrey N Williams, Superior Wisc, Major Army/astronaut
On 01/18/1959 - Bob Rosenberg, rocker (Will To Power)
On 01/18/1959 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
On 01/18/1960 - US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
On 01/18/1961 - Mark D Messier, Edmonton Alberta, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers)
On 01/18/1961 - Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliame
On 01/18/1962 - David O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
On 01/18/1962 - Raymond Moulaert, composer, dies at 86
On 01/18/1962 - Alison Arngrim, actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie)
On 01/18/1962 - Southern University closed due to demonstrations
On 01/18/1962 - US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
On 01/18/1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/18/1963 - Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
On 01/18/1963 - Jane Horrocks, Lancashire England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
On 01/18/1963 - Johnnie Moyes, journalist/cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
On 01/18/1964 - Brady Anderson, Silver Spring MD, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
On 01/18/1964 - Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
On 01/18/1964 - Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
On 01/18/1964 - Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
On 01/18/1965 - H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
On 01/18/1965 - Richard Dunwoody, British(?) jockey)
On 01/18/1966 - Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
On 01/18/1966 - Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85
On 01/18/1967 - Albert Conti, actor (Eagle, Jazz Heaven, Topaz), dies at 79
On 01/18/1967 - Peter Cox Jr, Bronxville NY, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96)
On 01/18/1967 - M C Tab, [Sharon Richard], NYC, rapper
On 01/18/1967 - Kim Perrot, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
On 01/18/1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/18/1967 - Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
On 01/18/1967 - Harry Antrim, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies of heart attack at 83
On 01/18/1967 - Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
On 01/18/1967 - 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
On 01/18/1967 - Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
On 01/18/1967 - Simon FHJ Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, vicar/theologist, dies at 84
On 01/18/1967 - Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
On 01/18/1968 - Bert Wheeler, actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72
On 01/18/1968 - John Ridgely, actor (Air Force, Possessed, Big Sleep), dies at 58
On 01/18/1968 - "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
On 01/18/1968 - Lee Tracy, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 69
On 01/18/1968 - Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing," premieres in NYC
On 01/18/1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
On 01/18/1969 - Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
On 01/18/1969 - Marvin Pope, CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)
On 01/18/1969 - Larry Webster, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
On 01/18/1970 - Leo Araguz, NLF/WLAF punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire)
On 01/18/1970 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13
On 01/18/1970 - Hasse B?rjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec
On 01/18/1970 - David O McKay, 9th Mormon president, dies at 96
On 01/18/1971 - Catherine Calvert, actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80
On 01/18/1971 - Andre Coleman, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (SD Chargers)
On 01/18/1971 - Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
On 01/18/1971 - Greg Engel, NFL center (SD Chargers)
On 01/18/1972 - Dwayne Carswell, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
On 01/18/1972 - Mike Lieberthal, Glendale CA, catcher (Phila Phillies)
On 01/18/1972 - Ryan Kuehl, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
On 01/18/1972 - Steven Conley, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
On 01/18/1972 - Vinod Kambli, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-)
On 01/18/1972 - Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer, dies at 69
On 01/18/1973 - Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
On 01/18/1973 - Regilio Vreede, soccer player (Blue White, RKC)
On 01/18/1973 - Junior Burrough, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
On 01/18/1973 - Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
On 01/18/1973 - Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
On 01/18/1973 - Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
On 01/18/1973 - John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC
On 01/18/1974 - Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
On 01/18/1974 - Devon Odessa, actor (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost)
On 01/18/1974 - "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
On 01/18/1974 - Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord
On 01/18/1975 - "Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
On 01/18/1975 - Derek Smith, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
On 01/18/1976 - Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
On 01/18/1976 - Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)
On 01/18/1976 - Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
On 01/18/1976 - Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes, Sparta), dies in crash [or 1/17]
On 01/18/1976 - Superbowl X: Pitts Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Super
On 01/18/1977 - Yvonne Printemps, actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 8
On 01/18/1977 - Paul Nordoff, US composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
On 01/18/1977 - Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
On 01/18/1977 - Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
On 01/18/1978 - Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)
On 01/18/1978 - Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB
On 01/18/1978 - Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer, dies at 68
On 01/18/1978 - Carl Betz, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show), dies at 67
On 01/18/1978 - Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, v Pak Karachi
On 01/18/1979 - Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America," Florence Oregon
On 01/18/1979 - Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82
On 01/18/1980 - Gold reaches $1,000 an oz
On 01/18/1980 - Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3? years in
On 01/18/1980 - Pink Floyd's "Wall" hits #1
On 01/18/1980 - Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76
On 01/18/1981 - Latoya Farley, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA (1996)
On 01/18/1981 - Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity
On 01/18/1981 - Kimberly Gloudemans, Miss California Teen USA (1997)
On 01/18/1981 - Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
On 01/18/1982 - Burnet Corwin Tuthill, US composer (Laurentia), dies at 93
On 01/18/1982 - Ram?n (J) Sender (Garc?s), Spanish writer, dies at 79
On 01/18/1982 - Trent Lehman, actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20
On 01/18/1983 - IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were tak
On 01/18/1984 - 80th Islander & 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll & Bossy) 9-1 win
On 01/18/1984 - Malcolm H Kerr, 9th pres of American U of Beirut, shot dead
On 01/18/1985 - Mahmoud Taha, Sudanese Moslem leader, hanged at 76
On 01/18/1985 - Wilfrid Brambell, actor (Hard Day's Night, Boys), dies at 72
On 01/18/1985 - US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
On 01/18/1986 - NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
On 01/18/1986 - Claire James, actress (Jack Armstrong), dies
On 01/18/1986 - AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For," hits #1
On 01/18/1986 - 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
On 01/18/1987 - 11th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins
On 01/18/1988 - Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
On 01/18/1989 - Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)
On 01/18/1989 - IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
On 01/18/1989 - Otis Redding, Dion, Rolling Stones, Temptations & Stevie Wonder
On 01/18/1989 - West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
On 01/18/1989 - Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49
On 01/18/1989 - Candace Thomas marries Steve Garvey
On 01/18/1990 - South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African Natl Congress
On 01/18/1990 - Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
On 01/18/1990 - Wash DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting
On 01/18/1991 - Lillian Bond, actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
On 01/18/1991 - Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel
On 01/18/1991 - WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights
On 01/18/1991 - Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy
On 01/18/1991 - Nita Krebs, actor (Munchkin-Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
On 01/18/1991 - Hamilton Fish, congressman (NY), dies at 102
On 01/18/1991 - US acknowledges CIA & US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career
On 01/18/1992 - Actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui
On 01/18/1992 - 43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Phila
On 01/18/1992 - Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
On 01/18/1992 - NHL All Star Game - Campbell-10, Wales-6 (Brett Hull, MVP) at Phila
On 01/18/1992 - Tom Elios, entertainer, dies
On 01/18/1992 - 49th Golden Globes
On 01/18/1992 - John Remme, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
On 01/18/1993 - M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
On 01/18/1993 - West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0
On 01/18/1993 - Martin Luther King Jr holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time
On 01/18/1993 - Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
On 01/18/1993 - Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
On 01/18/1994 - Arthur Altman, songwriter, dies at 83
On 01/18/1995 - Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
On 01/18/1995 - Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
On 01/18/1995 - Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939), dies at 91
On 01/18/1995 - Charles Baskerville, vocalist, dies at 54
On 01/18/1995 - Joseph Kagan, businessman, dies at 79
On 01/18/1996 - Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY
On 01/18/1996 - Leonor Fini, painter, dies at 87
On 01/18/1996 - Minnesota Fats, [Rudolf Wanderone Jr], billiard hustler, dies at 82
On 01/18/1996 - Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
On 01/18/1996 - N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), die
On 01/18/1997 - Myfanwy Piper, librettist, dies at 85
On 01/18/1997 - 47th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena
On 01/18/1997 - Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass), dies at 55
On 01/18/1997 - Neville Crump, racehorse trainer, dies at 86
On 01/18/1998 - Kelly Robbins wins Healthsouth Golf Inaugural
On 01/18/1998 - Boston Celtics retire Robert Parrish's #00
On 01/18/1998 - ABL All-Star Game at Disney complex in Orlando
On 01/18/1998 - 55th Golden Globes Awards
On 01/18/1998 - UCP Telethon
On 01/18/1998 - 48th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-7 at Vancouver
On 01/18/1998 - "Ragtime," opens at Ford Theater NYC
On 01/19/379 - Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
On 01/19/570 - Mohammed, Islamic prophet (Koran)
On 01/19/639 - Dagobert I, king of Austrasia/Soissons/Burgundy/Neustri?, dies
On 01/19/973 - Pope Benedictus VI elected
On 01/19/1200 - Dogen Kigen, Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto
On 01/19/1419 - French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
On 01/19/1479 - Johan II, king of Arag?n/Navarra, dies at 81
On 01/19/1493 - France cedes Roussillon & Cerd?gne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
On 01/19/1544 - Francis II de Valois-Angoul?me, king of France (1559-60)
On 01/19/1547 - Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29
On 01/19/1549 - Barthout van Assendelft, 1st land advocate of Holland, dies
On 01/19/1576 - Hans Sachs, composer, dies at 81
On 01/19/1591 - Edmond Auger, French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60
On 01/19/1613 - Jacques Huyn, composer
On 01/19/1625 - Erhard Buttner, composer, dies at 32
On 01/19/1629 - Abbas I, Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57
On 01/19/1639 - No?l Alexandre, French theologian/historian
On 01/19/1647 - Johan van Beverwijck, physician (Treas of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
On 01/19/1668 - King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
On 01/19/1669 - Leo Allatios, Greek/Italian theologist/literary, dies at about 82
On 01/19/1676 - John Weldon, composer
On 01/19/1679 - Girolamo Chiti, composer
On 01/19/1686 - Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist
On 01/19/1692 - John Commelin, director of Hortus Botanist (Amsterdam), dies at 62
On 01/19/1714 - Richard Steele publishes "Crisis," defending Hanoverian success
On 01/19/1729 - William Congreve, English dramatist (Love for Love), dies at 58
On 01/19/1736 - James Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)
On 01/19/1736 - Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95
On 01/19/1737 - Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)
On 01/19/1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8]
On 01/19/1747 - Johann Bode, "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies
On 01/19/1749 - Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
On 01/19/1760 - Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer
On 01/19/1770 - Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
On 01/19/1790 - Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
On 01/19/1793 - French King Louis XVI sentenced to death
On 01/19/1795 - Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74
On 01/19/1795 - Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
On 01/19/1798 - Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
On 01/19/1802 - [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belg min of Foreign affairs (1831)
On 01/19/1805 - Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer, dies at 43
On 01/19/1806 - Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
On 01/19/1806 - Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer
On 01/19/1807 - Robert Edward Lee, Stratford Va, General-in-Chief (Confederacy)
On 01/19/1808 - Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
On 01/19/1809 - Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)
On 01/19/1810 - Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50?F (10?C)
On 01/19/1813 - Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
On 01/19/1816 - Henry Gray, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
On 01/19/1820 - John Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
On 01/19/1825 - Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
On 01/19/1827 - Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (R?fagas)
On 01/19/1829 - Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1," premieres
On 01/19/1830 - George Blake Cosby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1909
On 01/19/1830 - Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer, dies at 56
On 01/19/1832 - Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer
On 01/19/1832 - Ferdinand Laub, composer
On 01/19/1833 - Louis-J-Ferdinand H?rold, French composer (Pr? aux clercs), dies at 4
On 01/19/1833 - Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
On 01/19/1837 - William Williams Keen, surgeon (brain)
On 01/19/1839 - Georg Abraham Schneider, composer, dies at 38
On 01/19/1839 - Aden conquered by British East India Company
On 01/19/1839 - Paul C?zanne, France, impressionist painter (Bathers)
On 01/19/1839 - Bohumil Pazdirek, composer
On 01/19/1840 - Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)
On 01/19/1851 - David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
On 01/19/1851 - Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
On 01/19/1853 - Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore," premieres in Rome
On 01/19/1853 - Napoleon III marries Eug?nie de Montijo
On 01/19/1858 - Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
On 01/19/1859 - Alice Eastwood, Toronto, botanist (Handbook of Trees of Calif)
On 01/19/1861 - Georgia becomes 5th state to secede
On 01/19/1861 - MS troops take Ft Massachusetts an Ship Island
On 01/19/1862 - Battle of Mill Springs, KY (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)
On 01/19/1863 - General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
On 01/19/1863 - Werner Sombart, German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)
On 01/19/1865 - NV Suriname Bank established
On 01/19/1865 - Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
On 01/19/1866 - Harry Davenport, NYC, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin)
On 01/19/1868 - Gustav Meyrink, writer
On 01/19/1869 - Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)
On 01/19/1871 - 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey
On 01/19/1873 - Hans E Blaich, writer
On 01/19/1874 - H v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75
On 01/19/1877 - Charles Coburn, Savannah Ga, actor (Devil & Miss Jones)
On 01/19/1878 - Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67
On 01/19/1879 - Marie Koenen, author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)
On 01/19/1883 - Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
On 01/19/1884 - Jules Massenet's opera "Manon," premieres in Paris
On 01/19/1884 - Albert Louis Wolff, composer
On 01/19/1885 - Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle
On 01/19/1885 - Battle at Abu Klea Sudan: 800-1000 killed
On 01/19/1886 - Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
On 01/19/1887 - Alexander Woollcott, NJ, short story writer (Man Who Came to Dinner)
On 01/19/1889 - Sophie Taeuber/T?uber-Arp, Swiss sculptor/wife of Hans Arp (Dada)
On 01/19/1892 - Olafur Thors, Icelandic PM (6 times, 1942-63)
On 01/19/1893 - Julius Eichberg, composer, dies at 68
On 01/19/1894 - Fran?ois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer, dies at 58
On 01/19/1897 - Natacha Rambova, Salt Lake City UT, costume designer
On 01/19/1897 - Ren? Victor, Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad)
On 01/19/1898 - Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
On 01/19/1899 - [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
On 01/19/1899 - Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
On 01/19/1902 - Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
On 01/19/1903 - Erwin Nyiregyh?zi, Budapest Hungary, pianist
On 01/19/1903 - Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur
On 01/19/1903 - New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
On 01/19/1903 - 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
On 01/19/1904 - James Winston Watts, developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
On 01/19/1905 - Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer
On 01/19/1905 - Oveta Culp Hobby, govt official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post
On 01/19/1906 - Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
On 01/19/1906 - Lanny Ross, Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show)
On 01/19/1906 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin
On 01/19/1907 - Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
On 01/19/1909 - Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way," premieres in NYC
On 01/19/1910 - National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
On 01/19/1910 - Willi Schmidt, Germany, director
On 01/19/1910 - Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
On 01/19/1912 - Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
On 01/19/1912 - Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
On 01/19/1912 - Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
On 01/19/1913 - Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author
On 01/19/1913 - David Emlyn Evans, composer, dies at 69
On 01/19/1913 - Raymond Poincar? installed as president of France
On 01/19/1914 - Lester Flatt, country musician (Flatt & Scruggs)
On 01/19/1915 - 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
On 01/19/1915 - Alvy West, Bkln NY, orch leader (Andy Williams Show)
On 01/19/1915 - Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
On 01/19/1917 - Rudolf Maros, composer
On 01/19/1917 - John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)
On 01/19/1917 - Silvertown Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die
On 01/19/1918 - John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
On 01/19/1918 - Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly
On 01/19/1919 - "Tidal wave" of molasses 15 m high x 25 m wide kills dozens, Boston
On 01/19/1919 - Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
On 01/19/1919 - Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
On 01/19/1920 - Alexandre Millerand forms French govt
On 01/19/1920 - US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
On 01/19/1920 - Javier P?rez de Cu?llar, Lima Per?, 5th sec-gen of UN (1982-91)
On 01/19/1921 - Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train
On 01/19/1921 - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
On 01/19/1922 - Ken Hughes, Liverpool England, director (Casino Royale)
On 01/19/1922 - Guy Madison, [Robert Moseley], Calif, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
On 01/19/1922 - Arthur Morris, cricketer (great Australian lefty opening batsman)
On 01/19/1922 - Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
On 01/19/1923 - Jean Stapleton, NYC, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family)
On 01/19/1923 - WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
On 01/19/1924 - 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
On 01/19/1924 - Nicholas Colasanto, Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
On 01/19/1924 - Jean Fran?ois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni J?sus)
On 01/19/1925 - -48?F (-44?C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
On 01/19/1925 - Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman)
On 01/19/1926 - Fritz Weaver, Pitts Pa, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin)
On 01/19/1926 - Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
On 01/19/1927 - British govt decides to send troops to China
On 01/19/1927 - Charlotte MAAVCL, princess of Belg/emp of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 8
On 01/19/1928 - Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
On 01/19/1928 - Dainin Katagiri, Osaka Japan, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuk
On 01/19/1929 - Acadia National Park, Maine established
On 01/19/1929 - Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
On 01/19/1929 - Ulu Grosbard, Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love
On 01/19/1930 - John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
On 01/19/1931 - Ron Packard, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
On 01/19/1931 - Robert MacNeil, Montreal, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67)
On 01/19/1932 - Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a
On 01/19/1932 - Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)
On 01/19/1932 - Richard Lester, movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
On 01/19/1933 - Marc F A Andries, Flemish actor (Central Station)
On 01/19/1934 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
On 01/19/1934 - Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
On 01/19/1935 - Tippi Hedren, Minnesota, actress (The Birds, Marnie, Bold & Beautiful
On 01/19/1935 - KLM begins flight path between Cura?ao & Aruba
On 01/19/1936 - Ursula Andress, Switzerland, actress (She)
On 01/19/1936 - Elliott Schwartz, composer
On 01/19/1937 - Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
On 01/19/1937 - Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/19/1938 - Denny Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1981- )
On 01/19/1938 - GM began mass production of diesel engines
On 01/19/1938 - Eskil Hemberg, composer
On 01/19/1938 - Phil Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
On 01/19/1939 - Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec
On 01/19/1940 - Barend J du Plessis, S African minister of Finance (1984- )
On 01/19/1940 - Mary Mills, LPGA golfer
On 01/19/1941 - British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
On 01/19/1941 - British offensive in Eritrea
On 01/19/1942 - Shelly Fabares, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach)
On 01/19/1942 - Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
On 01/19/1942 - Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
On 01/19/1942 - Japanese forces invade Burma
On 01/19/1943 - Joe Butler, rocker
On 01/19/1943 - Janis Joplin, Port Arthur Tx, bluesy rock singer (Down on Me)
On 01/19/1943 - Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess
On 01/19/1943 - Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
On 01/19/1944 - Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/19/1944 - Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer
On 01/19/1944 - Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey, Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist
On 01/19/1944 - Harold Fraser-Simson, composer, dies at 71
On 01/19/1945 - Vadim Abdrashitov, director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)
On 01/19/1945 - Rod Evans, rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)
On 01/19/1945 - Charles Amirkhanian, composer
On 01/19/1945 - Ernest B Allo, French theologist, dies at 71
On 01/19/1946 - Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut
On 01/19/1946 - Dolly Rebecca Parton, Sevierville Tn, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)
On 01/19/1946 - Julian Barnes, England, writer (Before She Met Me)
On 01/19/1947 - Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
On 01/19/1947 - Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
On 01/19/1947 - SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
On 01/19/1948 - Harvey Hinsley, rocker
On 01/19/1949 - Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
On 01/19/1950 - Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
On 01/19/1951 - Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
On 01/19/1951 - Wilhelm Sch?fer, German writer (Mein Leben), dies at 82
On 01/19/1951 - Linda Hayden, Middlesex England, actress (Blood on Satan's Claw)
On 01/19/1952 - NFL takes control of NY Yanks
On 01/19/1952 - PGA approves allowing black participants
On 01/19/1952 - Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
On 01/19/1953 - Desi Arnaz Jr, LA Calif, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride)
On 01/19/1953 - Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
On 01/19/1954 - Sydney Greenstreet, actor (Maltese Falcon), dies at 74
On 01/19/1954 - Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
On 01/19/1954 - Katey Sagal, LA Calif, actress (Peg Bundy-Married with Children)
On 01/19/1955 - "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
On 01/19/1955 - "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
On 01/19/1955 - 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
On 01/19/1955 - Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orch)
On 01/19/1956 - Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwri
On 01/19/1957 - Mickael Virtue, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
On 01/19/1957 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
On 01/19/1957 - Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)
On 01/19/1958 - Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
On 01/19/1960 - Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
On 01/19/1960 - Alfrederick Joyner, E St Louis Ill, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1984)
On 01/19/1961 - 1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
On 01/19/1961 - William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
On 01/19/1961 - Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
On 01/19/1962 - Chris Sabo, Detroit MI, pitcher (Cin Reds, Baltimore Orioles)
On 01/19/1962 - Anthony Edwards, Santa Barbara, actor (Mike Monroe-Northern Exposure)
On 01/19/1962 - Snub Pollard, actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
On 01/19/1963 - Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
On 01/19/1963 - Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer
On 01/19/1963 - Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
On 01/19/1964 - KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/19/1964 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
On 01/19/1965 - Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
On 01/19/1965 - Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
On 01/19/1966 - Anthony Young, US baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)
On 01/19/1966 - Tippetts cantate "Vision of St Augustine," premieres in London
On 01/19/1966 - Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
On 01/19/1966 - Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
On 01/19/1966 - Sylvain Cote, Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
On 01/19/1966 - Stefan Edberg, Sweden, tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991)
On 01/19/1966 - Ronnie Williams, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)
On 01/19/1967 - Grace Cunard, actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
On 01/19/1967 - Christine Tucci, actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
On 01/19/1967 - Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
On 01/19/1968 - WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
On 01/19/1968 - Marty Conlon, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
On 01/19/1968 - Whitfield Crane, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
On 01/19/1969 - Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (SD Chargers)
On 01/19/1969 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
On 01/19/1969 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
On 01/19/1969 - Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
On 01/19/1969 - Luc Longley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
On 01/19/1969 - Andrew Murray Stone, Auckland NZ, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)
On 01/19/1969 - Charles Winninger, actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
On 01/19/1969 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
On 01/19/1970 - Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
On 01/19/1970 - T J Mathews, Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
On 01/19/1970 - Albert M?hll, German writer, dies at 76
On 01/19/1970 - Ghetty Chasun, Erie Penn, actress (Red Lips)
On 01/19/1970 - Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
On 01/19/1970 - Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
On 01/19/1970 - Rick Krivda, Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
On 01/19/1970 - UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
On 01/19/1971 - Reggie Brooks, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
On 01/19/1971 - Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
On 01/19/1971 - "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
On 01/19/1971 - Jeff Juden, Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Phila Phillies, SF Giants)
On 01/19/1971 - Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
On 01/19/1971 - NHL Writers' Assn renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Assn
On 01/19/1971 - 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
On 01/19/1971 - Shawn Wayans, actor (In Living Color)
On 01/19/1972 - Tyrone Wheatley, NFL running back (NY Giants)
On 01/19/1972 - Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/19/1973 - Chris Stynes, Queens NY, infielder (KC Royals)
On 01/19/1973 - Max Adrian, actor (Boy Friend, Her Favorite Husband), dies at 69
On 01/19/1974 - Gregory Playfair, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
On 01/19/1974 - Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
On 01/19/1974 - Belgium govt of Leburton falls
On 01/19/1974 - Amaury Telemaco, Higuey Dom Rep, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
On 01/19/1974 - Walter Jones, tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
On 01/19/1974 - Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
On 01/19/1975 - 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
On 01/19/1975 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
On 01/19/1975 - Natalie Harvey, Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics-96)
On 01/19/1975 - Thomas Heart Benson, US artist, dies at 85
On 01/19/1976 - Sky Christopherson, Tucson Ariz, cyclist (Olympics-96)
On 01/19/1976 - Claire Grech, Miss Malta Universe (1997)
On 01/19/1976 - Kevin Coughlin, actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
On 01/19/1977 - World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
On 01/19/1977 - Pres Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
On 01/19/1977 - Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/19/1977 - Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
On 01/19/1977 - Taliesin Jaffe, Venice Calif, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)
On 01/19/1977 - Anne Miller, Midland Mich, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
On 01/19/1978 - Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/19/1978 - Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
On 01/19/1978 - Carl Betz, actor (Donna Reed Show), dies at 56
On 01/19/1979 - John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison
On 01/19/1979 - Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
On 01/19/1980 - Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69
On 01/19/1980 - William O Douglas, member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81
On 01/19/1981 - Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
On 01/19/1981 - US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
On 01/19/1982 - Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
On 01/19/1982 - Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WW II), dies at 77
On 01/19/1982 - Marc Demeyer, Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
On 01/19/1982 - Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Okla, kills 6 kids & teache
On 01/19/1982 - Jodie Sweetin, actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)
On 01/19/1983 - Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
On 01/19/1984 - Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
On 01/19/1984 - Calif Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants
On 01/19/1985 - "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
On 01/19/1985 - 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
On 01/19/1986 - Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
On 01/19/1986 - Cerebral Palsy telethon
On 01/19/1986 - Spain recognizes Israel
On 01/19/1987 - Gerald Brenan, English writer, dies at 92
On 01/19/1987 - Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
On 01/19/1988 - "48 Hours" premiers on CBS-TV
On 01/19/1988 - Ballard Berkeley, actor (East meets West), dies at 83
On 01/19/1989 - Pres Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
On 01/19/1989 - Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
On 01/19/1990 - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
On 01/19/1990 - Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide
On 01/19/1990 - Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
On 01/19/1991 - Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
On 01/19/1991 - Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
On 01/19/1991 - John Russell, actor/writer (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
On 01/19/1991 - Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
On 01/19/1991 - Glenn Langan, actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
On 01/19/1991 - 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves
On 01/19/1991 - 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
On 01/19/1991 - Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
On 01/19/1992 - IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
On 01/19/1992 - Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
On 01/19/1992 - Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
On 01/19/1992 - "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performance
On 01/19/1992 - Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
On 01/19/1993 - William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
On 01/19/1993 - Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
On 01/19/1993 - Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
On 01/19/1993 - John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy
On 01/19/1993 - Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
On 01/19/1993 - STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
On 01/19/1993 - Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
On 01/19/1993 - Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
On 01/19/1993 - Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
On 01/19/1994 - -20?F (-29?C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
On 01/19/1994 - -36?F (-38?C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
On 01/19/1995 - Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
On 01/19/1995 - Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist, dies at 80
On 01/19/1996 - Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/S African activist, dies at 70
On 01/19/1996 - Bernard Baily, comic artist, dies at 79
On 01/19/1996 - Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
On 01/19/1996 - NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
On 01/19/1997 - 54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn & Geoffrey Rush
On 01/19/1997 - Cerebral Palsy telethon
On 01/19/1997 - George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
On 01/19/1997 - Adriana Caseloti, voice (Snow White), dies at 70
On 01/19/1997 - James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84
On 01/19/1997 - Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural
On 01/19/1998 - Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65
On 01/20/250 - St Fabian ends his reign as Catholic Pope (236-50)
On 01/20/250 - Fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies
On 01/20/820 - Book of mother, published
On 01/20/820 - Abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i, islamic (Book of Mother), dies
On 01/20/842 - Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies
On 01/20/882 - Louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies
On 01/20/1045 - Giovanni di Sabina elected Pope Sylvester III
On 01/20/1265 - 1st English Parliament called into session by Earl of Leicester
On 01/20/1320 - Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland
On 01/20/1356 - Scottish king Edward Baliol resigns
On 01/20/1479 - John II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81
On 01/20/1503 - Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with America
On 01/20/1513 - Christian II succeeds Johan I as Danish/Norwegian king
On 01/20/1569 - Miles Coverdale, English bible translator Great bible, dies at 80
On 01/20/1586 - Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)
On 01/20/1612 - Rudolf II von Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612), dies at 59
On 01/20/1613 - Peace of Kn?rod ends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
On 01/20/1622 - Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns
On 01/20/1639 - Mustapha I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies
On 01/20/1648 - Cornerstone of Amsterdam townhall laid
On 01/20/1654 - Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet
On 01/20/1666 - Anna of Austria, queen of France/daughter of Philip III, dies at 64
On 01/20/1667 - Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland & Russia
On 01/20/1681 - Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, composer
On 01/20/1691 - Christian de Placker, composer, dies at 77
On 01/20/1703 - Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer
On 01/20/1713 - Pavao Vitezovic, Croatian historian, dies
On 01/20/1716 - Carlos III, king of Naples/Spain (1759-88) Pompei/Jesuits
On 01/20/1716 - Jean-Jacques Barth?lemy, French historical writer (Greek Antiquity)
On 01/20/1727 - John van Bylevelt, Catholic apostole, dies
On 01/20/1732 - Richard H Lee, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence)
On 01/20/1743 - Pascal Boyer, composer
On 01/20/1745 - Charles VII Albert, German emperor (1742-45), dies at 47
On 01/20/1761 - Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer
On 01/20/1762 - Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer
On 01/20/1763 - Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot
On 01/20/1778 - 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass
On 01/20/1779 - John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71
On 01/20/1781 - 1st edition of Pieter It Hoens "Post of Neder-Rhijn" published
On 01/20/1782 - Johan B J F S, archduke of Austria
On 01/20/1783 - Hostilities cease in Revolutionary War
On 01/20/1785 - Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Is), no takers
On 01/20/1788 - Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga
On 01/20/1789 - Johann Christoph Oley, composer, dies at 50
On 01/20/1798 - Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master, dies at 6
On 01/20/1800 - Napoleon I's sister Carolina marries King Joachim Murat of Naples
On 01/20/1801 - John Marshall appointed US chief justice
On 01/20/1806 - Nathaniel Willis, writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Mag)
On 01/20/1807 - Napoleon convenes great Sanhedrin, Paris
On 01/20/1809 - 1st US geology book published by William Maclure
On 01/20/1809 - Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)
On 01/20/1812 - Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892
On 01/20/1813 - C M Wieland, writer, dies at 79
On 01/20/1813 - Jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 186
On 01/20/1819 - Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70
On 01/20/1820 - Anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women
On 01/20/1830 - Michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50
On 01/20/1831 - Pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa)
On 01/20/1837 - John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84
On 01/20/1838 - Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64
On 01/20/1840 - Dumont D'Urville discovers Ad?lie Land, Antarctica
On 01/20/1840 - Dutch King Willem II crowned
On 01/20/1841 - China cedes Hong Kong to British
On 01/20/1843 - Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
On 01/20/1844 - Johan Peter Selmer, composer
On 01/20/1847 - W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)
On 01/20/1850 - Investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England
On 01/20/1855 - Amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer
On 01/20/1857 - Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer, dies at 32
On 01/20/1859 - Bettina Brentano, composer, dies at 73
On 01/20/1859 - B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73
On 01/20/1860 - Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes
On 01/20/1862 - Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union line
On 01/20/1865 - Friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldec
On 01/20/1866 - Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends
On 01/20/1866 - Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
On 01/20/1868 - Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee
On 01/20/1868 - Wilhelm Sch?fer, German writer (Ein Totschl?ger)
On 01/20/1869 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before Congress
On 01/20/1870 - Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer
On 01/20/1870 - Hiram R Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis
On 01/20/1870 - "City of Boston" vanishes at sea with all 177 aboard
On 01/20/1872 - Calif Stock Exchange Board organized
On 01/20/1873 - Charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist
On 01/20/1873 - Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944
On 01/20/1877 - Ruth St Denis, Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses)
On 01/20/1878 - Finlay Currie, Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers)
On 01/20/1879 - British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana
On 01/20/1882 - John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies
On 01/20/1883 - Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Aust MCG
On 01/20/1883 - Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces
On 01/20/1884 - A[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)
On 01/20/1887 - US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
On 01/20/1888 - Leadbelly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line)
On 01/20/1890 - Franz Paul Lachner, composer, dies at 86
On 01/20/1891 - Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist
On 01/20/1891 - David Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies
On 01/20/1892 - Roscoe Ates, Grange Miss, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass)
On 01/20/1892 - 1st basketball game played (Mass)
On 01/20/1893 - Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)
On 01/20/1894 - Walter Hamor Piston, Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)
On 01/20/1894 - Harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie)
On 01/20/1895 - Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah)
On 01/20/1896 - Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)
On 01/20/1896 - Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37
On 01/20/1896 - George Burns, [Nathan Birnbaum], NYC, actor/comedian (Oh God)
On 01/20/1896 - Rolfe Sedan, NYC, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show)
On 01/20/1897 - Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)
On 01/20/1898 - Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
On 01/20/1899 - Alexander Tcherepnin, composer
On 01/20/1899 - Kenjiro Takayanagi, VP (JVC)
On 01/20/1900 - John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
On 01/20/1900 - Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer
On 01/20/1900 - Doris Deane, WI, entertainer
On 01/20/1900 - Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74
On 01/20/1903 - Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian
On 01/20/1903 - Leon Ames, Portland Indiana, actor (Mr Ed, Father of the Bride)
On 01/20/1904 - Alexandra Danilova, Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point)
On 01/20/1904 - Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/grandson of Bakunin
On 01/20/1904 - Theodore Brameld, author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)
On 01/20/1905 - Stanislaw Pilinski, composer, dies at 65
On 01/20/1907 - Roy Welensky, Premier (Rhodesia/Nyasaland 1956-63)
On 01/20/1908 - Wilfred Conwell Bain, composer
On 01/20/1908 - Ian Peebles, cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31)
On 01/20/1908 - Paula Wessely, Austrian actress/producer (Masquerade)
On 01/20/1910 - Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
On 01/20/1910 - Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician
On 01/20/1910 - Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher
On 01/20/1910 - Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
On 01/20/1910 - Joy Adamson, naturalist/author (Born Free)
On 01/20/1910 - Ennio Porrino, composer
On 01/20/1912 - Christopher Casson, Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita)
On 01/20/1914 - Emil Liebling, composer, dies at 62
On 01/20/1914 - Henry Southwick Perkins, composer, dies at 80
On 01/20/1914 - Wensley Pithey, Cape Town South Africa, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)
On 01/20/1915 - C W Ceram, [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)
On 01/20/1915 - Joe Hitchcock, darts player (leader of St Dunstan's Four)
On 01/20/1916 - Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
On 01/20/1916 - Walter Bartley, biochemist
On 01/20/1919 - Stepan Lucky, composer
On 01/20/1919 - Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor
On 01/20/1919 - Alex Nicol, Ossining NY, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet)
On 01/20/1920 - DeForest Kelley, Atlanta GA, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek)
On 01/20/1920 - Federico Fellini, Rimini Italy, dir (8?, Satyricon, La Dolce Vita)
On 01/20/1920 - Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist
On 01/20/1920 - Peter Clemoes, anglo-Saxon scholar
On 01/20/1920 - Sam M Gibbons, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- )
On 01/20/1920 - Dutch 2nd Chamber passes school laws
On 01/20/1921 - Bernt Engelmann, Germany, writer
On 01/20/1921 - British submarine K5 leaves with man & mouse
On 01/20/1921 - Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR
On 01/20/1921 - Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR
On 01/20/1921 - Turkey declared in remnants of Ottoman Empire
On 01/20/1922 - Lord James Hanson, English industrialist/House of Lords (Conservative
On 01/20/1922 - Ray Anthony, Penn, orch leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
On 01/20/1922 - Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris
On 01/20/1924 - Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
On 01/20/1925 - USSR & Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to USSR
On 01/20/1925 - George Connol, NFL Hall-of-Famer
On 01/20/1925 - Eugen Gomringer, writer
On 01/20/1925 - Edwin Gordon, NYC, VOA correspondant
On 01/20/1925 - E Cardenal, writer
On 01/20/1926 - Michael Higgins, Brooklyn NY, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion)
On 01/20/1926 - Patricia Neal, Packard Ky, actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses)
On 01/20/1926 - Robert L Van Citters, cardiology/advisory panelist/UW dean
On 01/20/1926 - David Eugene Tudor, Phila Penn, composer
On 01/20/1926 - 2nd German govt of Luther begins
On 01/20/1927 - Olivier Strebelle, Belgian sculptor/ceramist
On 01/20/1927 - Geoffrey WT Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
On 01/20/1928 - William Berger, Austria, actress (Adventure of Hercules)
On 01/20/1928 - Martin Landau, Bkln NY, actor (Mission Impossible, Tucker, Space 1999
On 01/20/1928 - Peter Donat, Kentville Nova Scotia, (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
On 01/20/1929 - Arte Johnson, Chicago Ill, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie)
On 01/20/1929 - 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
On 01/20/1930 - Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin Jr, Montclair NJ, USAF/astro (Gem 12, Ap 11)
On 01/20/1930 - 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
On 01/20/1931 - Sawako Ariyoshi, Japanese writer (Compound Pollution, Doctor's Wife)
On 01/20/1931 - Thomas Roy Garrett, museum curator
On 01/20/1933 - Ron Townson, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Up Up & Away)
On 01/20/1934 - Tom Baker, actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror)
On 01/20/1934 - Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to emperor of Manchuria
On 01/20/1936 - Edward VIII succeeds British king George V
On 01/20/1936 - Eldred G Maduro, minister (Netherland Antilles)
On 01/20/1936 - George V, King of Britain (1910-36), dies at 70
On 01/20/1937 - Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
On 01/20/1937 - -45?F (-43?C), Boca, Calif (state record)
On 01/20/1937 - 1st Inauguration day on Jan 20th, (held every 4th years there-after)
On 01/20/1939 - Charles Ives' 1st Sonate "Concord," premieres
On 01/20/1939 - Murle Breer, LPGA golfer
On 01/20/1939 - Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
On 01/20/1939 - Hitler proclaims to German parliament to exterminate all European Jew
On 01/20/1940 - Jorge Peixinho, composer
On 01/20/1940 - Carol Heiss Jenkins, NYC, figure skater (Oly-gold/silver-56, 60)
On 01/20/1941 - B?la Bart?k's 6th string quartet, premieres in NYC
On 01/20/1942 - Slim Whitman, yoddler/country singer (Home on the Range)
On 01/20/1942 - Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin deciding o
On 01/20/1942 - Japanese invade Burma
On 01/20/1942 - Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain
On 01/20/1943 - Giacomo Benvenuti, composer, dies at 57
On 01/20/1943 - Lead SD, temp is 52?F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16?F
On 01/20/1943 - Roeland HG "Roel" van Duyn, Dutch Provo politician
On 01/20/1943 - Operation-Weiss: Assault of German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian
On 01/20/1944 - Isao Okano, Japan, middleweight judo (Olympic-gold-1964)
On 01/20/1944 - Lieven Soete, Dutch publicist (Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact)
On 01/20/1944 - Eddie Shah, English publisher (Today, Post)
On 01/20/1944 - RAF drops 2300 ton bombs on Berlin
On 01/20/1945 - Peter Beckwith, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
On 01/20/1945 - Eric Stewart, rock guitarist (10cc-I'm Not in Love)
On 01/20/1945 - FDR sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as president
On 01/20/1946 - F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French govt
On 01/20/1946 - David Lynch, Missoula Montana, actor/director (Dune, Eraserhead)
On 01/20/1947 - Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
On 01/20/1947 - Ronald Townson, rock singer (5th Dimension-We Can Fly)
On 01/20/1947 - Malcolm McLaren, founded rock group (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
On 01/20/1947 - George Grantham, rocker (Poco-Crazy Eyes)
On 01/20/1947 - Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35
On 01/20/1948 - Anatoly Shcharansky, Soviet human rights activist/?migr
On 01/20/1948 - Jerry Ross, Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74,sk:88
On 01/20/1948 - Melvyn John Pritchard, England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
On 01/20/1948 - Mahatma Gandhi, India's pacifist, assassinated
On 01/20/1949 - Pres Truman announces his point 4 program
On 01/20/1949 - Kieron Walsh, academic
On 01/20/1949 - Ivana Trump, former wife of Donald
On 01/20/1949 - Josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 8
On 01/20/1949 - J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
On 01/20/1950 - Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands
On 01/20/1950 - "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
On 01/20/1950 - Henk Batenburgh, cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht)
On 01/20/1951 - Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut
On 01/20/1952 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
On 01/20/1952 - British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
On 01/20/1952 - Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
On 01/20/1952 - Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
On 01/20/1952 - Arthur Farwell, composer, dies at 74
On 01/20/1953 - 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY
On 01/20/1953 - 1st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)
On 01/20/1954 - -70?F (-57?C), Rogers Pass, Montana (US 48 state record)
On 01/20/1954 - Fred Root, cricketer (Engld pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
On 01/20/1954 - Warren Bardsley, cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies
On 01/20/1954 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' "Concertino opus 94," premieres
On 01/20/1955 - Michael Anthony, rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman)
On 01/20/1955 - Joe Doherty, Ireland, IRA activist (jailed in US)
On 01/20/1955 - 1st atomic sub, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton Conn
On 01/20/1956 - John Phillips Naber, Evanston Ill, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76)
On 01/20/1956 - John McNally, Naha Okinawa, US rapid fire pistol (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
On 01/20/1956 - Bill Maher, comedian (Politically Incorrect)
On 01/20/1956 - Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville
On 01/20/1957 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
On 01/20/1957 - Morton Gould's "Declaration," premieres in Washington, DC
On 01/20/1957 - James Connolly, 1st Oly winner (1896) since Barasdates (369 CE), dies
On 01/20/1957 - Leonard C Clements, Cherry Point NC, PGA golfer (1994 Bob Hope-2nd)
On 01/20/1957 - Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election
On 01/20/1958 - Lorenzo Lamas, LA Calif, actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever)
On 01/20/1958 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
On 01/20/1958 - KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/20/1959 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki, premieres in Moscow
On 01/20/1959 - Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star
On 01/20/1959 - Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31
On 01/20/1960 - Matt Moore, actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72
On 01/20/1960 - Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
On 01/20/1961 - Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees
On 01/20/1961 - Robert Frost recites "Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration
On 01/20/1961 - Francis Poulenc's "Gloria," premieres in Boston
On 01/20/1961 - Arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury
On 01/20/1962 - Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75
On 01/20/1962 - "Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
On 01/20/1963 - Scott Fisher, San Jose Calif, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96)
On 01/20/1964 - Ron Harper, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
On 01/20/1964 - Victoria Sellers, London England, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords)
On 01/20/1964 - Jan Rychlik, composer, dies at 47
On 01/20/1964 - Roger Smith, Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player
On 01/20/1964 - Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chic White Sox)
On 01/20/1964 - "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
On 01/20/1965 - Brad Brink, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Phila Phillies)
On 01/20/1965 - Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
On 01/20/1965 - Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42
On 01/20/1965 - JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return
On 01/20/1965 - Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
On 01/20/1965 - Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to d
On 01/20/1966 - Bert Weidner, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
On 01/20/1966 - Chris Morris, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
On 01/20/1966 - Tracii Guns, rock guitarist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
On 01/20/1966 - Rich Gannon, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs)
On 01/20/1967 - Joe Pasquale, rocker (Prey)
On 01/20/1967 - Mark Stepnoski, NFL center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
On 01/20/1967 - Stacey Dash, Bronx NY, actress (Dionne-Clueless)
On 01/20/1968 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
On 01/20/1968 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
On 01/20/1968 - Houston ends UCLA's 47-game basketball winning streak, 71-69
On 01/20/1968 - Junior Murray, cricketer (WI keeper, no relation to Derryck or David)
On 01/20/1968 - Nick Anderson, NBA guard/forward (Orlando Magic)
On 01/20/1969 - U of Az reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
On 01/20/1969 - Tia Marie Zorne, Las Vegas Nevada, Miss Nevada-America (1991)
On 01/20/1969 - Richard M Nixon inaugurated as president
On 01/20/1969 - Melissa Rivers, NYC, TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News)
On 01/20/1969 - Andre Romal Cason, Virginia Beach VA, 100m runner
On 01/20/1970 - 23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St Louis
On 01/20/1970 - 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia
On 01/20/1970 - Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano
On 01/20/1970 - Thomas "Tom" Murray, Buffalo NY, rower (Olympics-1996)
On 01/20/1970 - Rob Gaudreau, Lincoln, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
On 01/20/1970 - Skeet Ulrich, actor (Scream)
On 01/20/1970 - Marvin Benard, Bluefields Nicaragua, outfielder (SF Giants)
On 01/20/1970 - Deon Figures, cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
On 01/20/1970 - Dennis Hulshof, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
On 01/20/1970 - Anita St Rose, Miss Universe-Great Britain (1996)
On 01/20/1970 - Terry Kirby, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)
On 01/20/1970 - Ron Carpenter, NFL/WLAF safety (NY Jets, Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/20/1971 - Andrei Skabelka, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
On 01/20/1971 - Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
On 01/20/1971 - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan
On 01/20/1971 - Alan Young, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
On 01/20/1971 - Gilbert M Anderson, actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88
On 01/20/1971 - Johnny Mitchell, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
On 01/20/1971 - Karin Smith, Miss Minnesota USA (1996)
On 01/20/1972 - Alcides Catanho, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
On 01/20/1973 - Eddie Kennison, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
On 01/20/1973 - Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
On 01/20/1973 - Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
On 01/20/1974 - Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
On 01/20/1974 - 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia
On 01/20/1974 - A college basketball game ends 210-67
On 01/20/1974 - Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
On 01/20/1974 - Calvin Harrison, Orlando Florida, 200m/400m runner
On 01/20/1974 - Rae Carruth, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
On 01/20/1974 - 4th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13
On 01/20/1975 - 5th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10
On 01/20/1975 - Franz Andr?, Belgian conductor, dies at 81
On 01/20/1975 - Terrence McNally's "Ritz," premieres in NYC
On 01/20/1976 - 29th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Phila
On 01/20/1977 - Paul "Goggo" Adams, cricketer (lefty very unorthodox bowler for S Afr
On 01/20/1977 - George Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA
On 01/20/1977 - Mr Knoche, serves as acting director of CIA
On 01/20/1978 - Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"
On 01/20/1980 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
On 01/20/1980 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
On 01/20/1980 - President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
On 01/20/1980 - Superbowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
On 01/20/1980 - Superbowl XIV: Pitts Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena
On 01/20/1981 - Ronald Reagan inaugurated as president
On 01/20/1981 - 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed
On 01/20/1981 - Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), ends term as 12th director of CIA
On 01/20/1981 - Frank C Carlucci, ends term as deputy director of CIA
On 01/20/1981 - Islander Glenn Resch's 25th & last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0
On 01/20/1982 - Honduras constitution goes into effect
On 01/20/1982 - 7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor Ky
On 01/20/1982 - Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
On 01/20/1982 - Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament
On 01/20/1984 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
On 01/20/1984 - Jackie Wilson, rocker, dies at 49 from a heart attack
On 01/20/1984 - Johnny Weissmuller, US swimmer (Olympics-5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
On 01/20/1985 - Superbowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Superb
On 01/20/1985 - Jo Juda, Dutch musician, dies at 75
On 01/20/1985 - Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27?F (-33?C) in Chicago)
On 01/20/1986 - Milt coup in Lesotho under gen-mjr Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan
On 01/20/1986 - Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
On 01/20/1986 - 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
On 01/20/1987 - Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies
On 01/20/1987 - Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
On 01/20/1987 - Rhino Records 1st #1-Billy Vera & Beaters' "At This Moment"
On 01/20/1988 - Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Gov Evan Mecham
On 01/20/1988 - Andr? Hoffman skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
On 01/20/1988 - Philippe de Rothschild, Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 8
On 01/20/1989 - Reagan becomes 1st pres elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave o
On 01/20/1989 - Beatrice Lillie, actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
On 01/20/1989 - Bush inaugurated as 41st president & Quayle becomes 44th vice pres
On 01/20/1989 - Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket
On 01/20/1990 - US 64th manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) returns from space
On 01/20/1990 - Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61
On 01/20/1990 - Naruhito Higashi-Kuni, Japanese PM (1945), dies
On 01/20/1990 - Barbara Stanwyck, [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
On 01/20/1990 - 47th Golden Globes: Born on 4th of July, Driving Miss Daisy win
On 01/20/1991 - "Shogun - The Musical" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 72 perfs
On 01/20/1991 - Matt Barr's field goal with no time left gives NY Giant 15-13 Victory
On 01/20/1991 - US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles
On 01/20/1991 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
On 01/20/1991 - Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title
On 01/20/1991 - "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC or 45 performances
On 01/20/1991 - "Les Miserables," opens at Pantages Theatre, LA
On 01/20/1991 - "Black & Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
On 01/20/1991 - 13th UCP Telethon
On 01/20/1991 - Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
On 01/20/1991 - Bill Riordon, US tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
On 01/20/1992 - Roberto d'Aubuisson, leader of El Salvador, dies
On 01/20/1992 - Score begins selling international soccer cards
On 01/20/1992 - Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna, sec-gen of Arab League (1952-72), die
On 01/20/1992 - Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
On 01/20/1993 - Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA
On 01/20/1993 - Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd president
On 01/20/1993 - Audrey Hepburn, actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63
On 01/20/1993 - Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80
On 01/20/1993 - Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
On 01/20/1994 - Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
On 01/20/1994 - Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan vice-pres (1963-66), dies at about 81
On 01/20/1995 - 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
On 01/20/1995 - Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)
On 01/20/1995 - "Love! Valor! Compassion!" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 276 perfs
On 01/20/1995 - Robert Shaw, town Planner, dies at 81
On 01/20/1995 - Mehdi Bazargan, director Iranian oil corp/premier (1979), dies at 86
On 01/20/1995 - John Halas, Hungarian/US cartoonist (Animal Farm), dies at 81
On 01/20/1996 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
On 01/20/1996 - 46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston
On 01/20/1996 - Sidney Korshak, lawyer, dies at 87
On 01/20/1996 - Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup
On 01/20/1996 - Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
On 01/20/1996 - Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, dies at 83
On 01/20/1996 - Gerald Joseph Mulligan, baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68
On 01/20/1996 - Ellis Hillman, politician, dies at 68
On 01/20/1996 - David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61
On 01/20/1996 - Buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63
On 01/20/1996 - WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
On 01/20/1997 - Edith Haisman, the oldest survivor of Titanic, dies at 100
On 01/20/1997 - Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit
On 01/20/1997 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM
On 01/20/1997 - Pakistan defeat West Indies 2-0 to win Aust one-day Series
On 01/20/1997 - Curt Flood, centerfielder (Cards), dies of throat cancer at 59
On 01/20/1997 - Vladimir Yamnikov, owner (Kristall vodka), dies of cirrhosis at 56
On 01/20/1998 - Zevulun Hammer, Vice PM of Israel, dies
On 01/20/1998 - Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tueday night programming
On 01/20/1998 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas & Eagles
On 01/21/879 - Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies
On 01/21/1077 - German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness
On 01/21/1118 - Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies
On 01/21/1189 - Philip II, Henry II & Richard Lion hearted initiate 3rd Crusade
On 01/21/1276 - Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocence V
On 01/21/1324 - Zen Buddhist religious debate between Tendai & Shingon
On 01/21/1337 - Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80)
On 01/21/1522 - Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope
On 01/21/1542 - Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
On 01/21/1571 - John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
On 01/21/1596 - John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66
On 01/21/1604 - Tsar Ivan IV defeats False Dmitri, who claims to be the true tsar
On 01/21/1609 - Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 6
On 01/21/1626 - John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62
On 01/21/1659 - Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect
On 01/21/1664 - Count Mikl?s of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army
On 01/21/1665 - Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63
On 01/21/1665 - Domenico Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 72
On 01/21/1670 - Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80
On 01/21/1677 - 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston
On 01/21/1683 - Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, dies at 61
On 01/21/1686 - Nicolas-Fran?ois Blondel, French architect, dies
On 01/21/1704 - Willem B Schepers, Dutch merchant/ship owner, dies at about 83
On 01/21/1732 - Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
On 01/21/1735 - Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer
On 01/21/1743 - John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)
On 01/21/1746 - Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer, dies at 60
On 01/21/1746 - Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]
On 01/21/1751 - Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer
On 01/21/1759 - Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot
On 01/21/1762 - Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer
On 01/21/1771 - Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director
On 01/21/1774 - Mustapha III, sultan of Turkey (1957-74), dies at 56
On 01/21/1775 - Manuel Garcia, composer
On 01/21/1789 - 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy," is published
On 01/21/1792 - Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales)
On 01/21/1793 - Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty (Poland divided)
On 01/21/1793 - Louis XVI, French king (1774-93), beheaded by revolutionaries at 38
On 01/21/1796 - John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author
On 01/21/1799 - Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination is introduced
On 01/21/1801 - Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
On 01/21/1813 - Pineapple introduced to Hawaii (or 01/111)
On 01/21/1813 - John C Fr?mont, [Pathfinder], map maker/explorer (western US)/Gov (AZ
On 01/21/1814 - Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer
On 01/21/1815 - Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
On 01/21/1815 - M Claudius, writer, dies at 74
On 01/21/1818 - Keats writes his poem "On a Lock of Milton's Hair"
On 01/21/1821 - John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)
On 01/21/1821 - Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die
On 01/21/1823 - Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer
On 01/21/1824 - Ashantees defeat British at Accra, West Africa
On 01/21/1824 - Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed)
On 01/21/1827 - Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing
On 01/21/1829 - Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
On 01/21/1830 - Portsmouth (Ohio) blacks forcibly deported
On 01/21/1831 - Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49
On 01/21/1833 - Norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)
On 01/21/1840 - Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician
On 01/21/1846 - 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"
On 01/21/1848 - Henri Duparc, French composer
On 01/21/1851 - Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer, dies at 49
On 01/21/1853 - Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester, Mass
On 01/21/1855 - John M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer
On 01/21/1859 - Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer
On 01/21/1861 - Jefferson Davis of Mississippi & 4 other southern senators resign
On 01/21/1862 - Bozena Nemcov?, [Barnora Panklov?], Czech author, dies at 41
On 01/21/1863 - City of Dublin leases part of Cattle Market for 100,000 years
On 01/21/1865 - Heinrich E Albers-Sch?nberg, German r?ntgenologist
On 01/21/1867 - Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)
On 01/21/1867 - James Marcus, actor (Eagle, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Lone Avenger)
On 01/21/1867 - Willem C Royaards, Dutch theater director (Summer Games)
On 01/21/1871 - John J Rochussen, gov-general of Neth-Indies (1845-51), dies at 73
On 01/21/1872 - Jonkhr Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister
On 01/21/1872 - Franz Grillparzer, Austrian playwright (Sappho/Libussa), dies at 81
On 01/21/1872 - Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister
On 01/21/1874 - Franz Grillparzer's "Libussa," premieres in Vienna
On 01/21/1875 - Paul E Kahle, Germany, professor of oriental studies
On 01/21/1875 - John Lindworsky, German jesuit/psychologist (Der Wille)
On 01/21/1878 - Egon Friedell, Austria, journalist/actor/writer (Der Partylowe)
On 01/21/1879 - Henrik Ibsen's "Et Dukkehjem," premieres in Copenhagen
On 01/21/1880 - 1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis
On 01/21/1882 - Anton Emil Titl, composer, dies at 72
On 01/21/1883 - Olav Aukrust, Norway, poet
On 01/21/1883 - Jacopo Tomadini, composer, dies at 62
On 01/21/1884 - Auguste Franchomme, composer, dies at 75
On 01/21/1884 - Katie Sandwina, Germany, legendary woman weight-lifter
On 01/21/1884 - Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (American Civil Liberties Union)
On 01/21/1885 - Umberto Nobile, Italian general
On 01/21/1885 - Huddie Ledbetter, "Leadbelly", blues singer [or 12/1/89, 1/29/89]
On 01/21/1886 - Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
On 01/21/1887 - Wolfgang K?hler, Ger/US Gestalt psychologist (Mentality of Apes)
On 01/21/1887 - Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) forms
On 01/21/1887 - Alfred Henry Ackley, composer
On 01/21/1888 - Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83
On 01/21/1889 - Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist (Social mobility)
On 01/21/1889 - Bert Collins, cricketer (Aussie batsman in the post WW I years)
On 01/21/1890 - 1st issue of Propria Cures, Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper
On 01/21/1891 - Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer
On 01/21/1891 - Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese runner
On 01/21/1891 - Timothy Mather Spelman, composer
On 01/21/1891 - Calixa Lavallee, composer, dies at 48
On 01/21/1892 - John Couch Adams, English co-discoverer of Neptune, dies
On 01/21/1894 - Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer, dies at 24
On 01/21/1894 - Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 500m in 47.8 sec
On 01/21/1897 - J Carrol Naish, NYC, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan)
On 01/21/1898 - John George, Syria, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu)
On 01/21/1898 - Avery Claflin, composer
On 01/21/1901 - Clyde Fitch's "Climbers," premieres in NYC
On 01/21/1903 - International Theater (Majestic, Park) opens at 5 Columbus Circle NYC
On 01/21/1903 - Hermanus J A M Schaepman, Dutch clergyman/politician, dies at 58
On 01/21/1903 - Harry Houdini escapes police station Halvemaansteeg in Amsterdam
On 01/21/1903 - "Wizard of Oz," premieres in NYC
On 01/21/1904 - Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)
On 01/21/1904 - Joseph Ford McGuinn, Brooklyn NY, actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men)
On 01/21/1904 - Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa," premieres in Brno
On 01/21/1905 - Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (long-skirted look)
On 01/21/1906 - John Putz, journalist
On 01/21/1906 - Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
On 01/21/1907 - Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
On 01/21/1908 - NYC regulation makes it illegal for a woman to smoke in public
On 01/21/1908 - August Strindberg's "Spoksonaten," premieres in Stockholm
On 01/21/1908 - Bengt Str?mgren, G?teborg Sweden, astrophysicist (studied gas cloud)
On 01/21/1909 - Todor Skalovski, composer
On 01/21/1910 - British-Russian military intervention in Persia
On 01/21/1910 - Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
On 01/21/1911 - Stanley William Reed, cineaste
On 01/21/1912 - Konrad Bloch, Germany, biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
On 01/21/1913 - Aristide Briand forms French govt
On 01/21/1915 - Alan Hewitt, NYC, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian)
On 01/21/1915 - Kiwanis International founded in Detroit
On 01/21/1916 - [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
On 01/21/1917 - Rohan Butler, historian
On 01/21/1918 - Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist
On 01/21/1919 - Jinx Falkenburg, Barcelona Spain, actress (Masquerade Party)
On 01/21/1919 - Sinn Fein proclaims parliament of Free Ireland
On 01/21/1920 - Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian
On 01/21/1920 - Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)
On 01/21/1920 - Torsten Nilsson, composer
On 01/21/1921 - John Doucette, Brockton Mass, actor (Lock Up, Big Town)
On 01/21/1921 - Todor Popov, composer
On 01/21/1921 - Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
On 01/21/1922 - 1st slalom ski race run, M?rren, Switzerland
On 01/21/1922 - Paul Scofield, Hurst England, actor (Man for All Seasons, Train)
On 01/21/1922 - Jean P Vroom, Dutch sculptor
On 01/21/1923 - Judith Merril, [Josephine Juliet Grossman], sci-fi writer
On 01/21/1924 - Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
On 01/21/1924 - Telly Savalas, Garden City NJ, actor (Acapulco, Kojak)
On 01/21/1924 - Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian leader, dies of a stroke at 53
On 01/21/1925 - Lola Flores, Cadiz Spain, singer/actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona)
On 01/21/1925 - Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe pres
On 01/21/1925 - Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway writer
On 01/21/1926 - Camillo Golgi, Ital medical research (malaria, Nobel 1906), dies at 8
On 01/21/1926 - Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
On 01/21/1926 - Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
On 01/21/1926 - Paul Burke, New Orleans La, actor (Neal-Dynasty) [or Jul 21]
On 01/21/1926 - Raf Reymen, Flemish actor
On 01/21/1926 - Steve Reeves, Glasgow Montana, actor (Hercules, Hercules Unchained)
On 01/21/1927 - Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
On 01/21/1927 - 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
On 01/21/1929 - Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End," premieres in London
On 01/21/1930 - Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russia, cosmonaut
On 01/21/1931 - Felix Blumenfeld, composer, dies at 67
On 01/21/1932 - Boris Shakhlin, Russia, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1956-60-64)
On 01/21/1932 - USSR & Finland stop non-attack treaty
On 01/21/1932 - [Giles] Lytton Strachey, British biographer/critic, dies at 51
On 01/21/1933 - Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
On 01/21/1933 - William Wrigley III, chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)
On 01/21/1935 - Ann Wedgeworth, Abilene Tx, actress (Tiger's Tale, Men's Club, Bogie)
On 01/21/1935 - 12.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Wash (state record)
On 01/21/1935 - WFI-AM in Philadelphia Penn merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
On 01/21/1935 - Wilderness Society forms
On 01/21/1938 - Dutch govt starts obligatory unemployment insurance
On 01/21/1939 - George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "American Way," premieres in NYC
On 01/21/1939 - Mary Ellen McAnally, Illinois, poet (Dance of the Zygotes)
On 01/21/1939 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
On 01/21/1939 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
On 01/21/1939 - Wolfman Jack, [Bob Smith], Bkln NY, DJ (Midnight Special)
On 01/21/1940 - Jack Nicklaus, Columbus Ohio, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76)
On 01/21/1940 - Foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship
On 01/21/1940 - Marquis of Tavistock, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
On 01/21/1941 - British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned
On 01/21/1941 - 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, TX
On 01/21/1941 - Richie Havens, Bkln, folk singer (Here Comes the Sun)
On 01/21/1941 - Australia & Britain attack Tobruk Libya
On 01/21/1941 - Placido Domingo, Madrid Spain, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly)
On 01/21/1941 - Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)
On 01/21/1941 - 1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria
On 01/21/1942 - Tito's partisans occupy Foca
On 01/21/1942 - Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain
On 01/21/1942 - Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"
On 01/21/1942 - Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72
On 01/21/1942 - Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal
On 01/21/1942 - Mac Davis, Lubbock Tx, singer/actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40)
On 01/21/1943 - Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61
On 01/21/1943 - Vice-admiral Cunningham appointed Brit adm of fleet
On 01/21/1943 - Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
On 01/21/1943 - Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
On 01/21/1944 - Neely Bruce, composer
On 01/21/1944 - 447 German bombers attack London
On 01/21/1944 - 649 British bombers attack Magdeburg
On 01/21/1944 - Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer, dies at 74
On 01/21/1944 - Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, German major/pilot, shot down
On 01/21/1944 - John Kenneth Tavener, composer
On 01/21/1945 - Andrew Stein, pres of NYC council (D)
On 01/21/1945 - Chris Britton, rocker (Troggs-Rock & Roll Goldmine)
On 01/21/1945 - British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma
On 01/21/1946 - "Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
On 01/21/1946 - Vincent Placoly, Martinique, writer (L'eau-de-mort guildive)
On 01/21/1947 - Jill Eikenberry, New Haven Ct, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project)
On 01/21/1947 - "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
On 01/21/1947 - Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel
On 01/21/1947 - Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
On 01/21/1948 - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, dies at 72
On 01/21/1948 - W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
On 01/21/1949 - 1st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)
On 01/21/1950 - "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
On 01/21/1950 - T S Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in NYC
On 01/21/1950 - George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
On 01/21/1950 - Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
On 01/21/1950 - Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
On 01/21/1950 - Richie Ranno, rocker
On 01/21/1950 - NY jury finds former State Dept official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury
On 01/21/1951 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
On 01/21/1952 - Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
On 01/21/1953 - Fausto Bara, Mexico, actor (Gaucho-Renegades)
On 01/21/1953 - John Foster Dulles appointed as Secretary of State
On 01/21/1954 - Billy Jenkins, dies at 69
On 01/21/1954 - 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
On 01/21/1955 - Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59
On 01/21/1955 - Robby Benson, Dallas Tx, actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen)
On 01/21/1955 - Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)
On 01/21/1956 - Bob Brill, NYC, drummer (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
On 01/21/1956 - "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 perfs
On 01/21/1956 - William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker
On 01/21/1957 - Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)
On 01/21/1957 - KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
On 01/21/1957 - Shaukat Dukanwala, cricketer (Baroda off-spinner, UAE World Cup 1996)
On 01/21/1957 - Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87
On 01/21/1957 - Geena [Virginia] Davis, Wareham Mass, actress (Beetlejuice, Fly)
On 01/21/1958 - KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
On 01/21/1958 - Miguel Alejandro, NYC, actor (Popi)
On 01/21/1958 - Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
On 01/21/1959 - Cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77
On 01/21/1959 - Lamar Stringfield, composer, dies at 61
On 01/21/1960 - Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook S Afr, 417 die of methane poisoning
On 01/21/1960 - Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
On 01/21/1961 - KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, ID (NBC) begins broadcasting
On 01/21/1961 - Gabrielle Carteris, Phoenix Az, actress (Andrea-Beverly Hills 90210)
On 01/21/1961 - Sherry Ramsay, Stauton Va, actress (Trish Mason-As the World Turns)
On 01/21/1961 - Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria
On 01/21/1961 - "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances
On 01/21/1961 - John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday
On 01/21/1961 - Blaise Cendrars, Swiss/French poet (J'ai tu?), dies at 73
On 01/21/1962 - Andr? Lhote, French painter/art historian, dies at 76
On 01/21/1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
On 01/21/1962 - Snow falls in SF
On 01/21/1962 - JFK arrives in Uruguay
On 01/21/1963 - Cindy Schreyer, Forest Park GA, LPGA golfer (1993 Sun-Times Challenge
On 01/21/1963 - Detlef Schrempf, Germany, NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics
On 01/21/1963 - Jessie Hester, NFL player (St Louis Rams)
On 01/21/1963 - Franz Jung, writer, dies at 74
On 01/21/1963 - Al St John, actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies at 70
On 01/21/1963 - Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, Nigeria, NBA center (Rockets, Oly-gold-96)
On 01/21/1964 - Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency
On 01/21/1964 - Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Cleopatra, Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 6
On 01/21/1965 - Cordell Crockett, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
On 01/21/1965 - Tania Abitbol, Madrid Spain, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th)
On 01/21/1965 - Brian Bradley, Kitchener, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
On 01/21/1965 - Eric Moore, NFL tackle (Cleve Browns)
On 01/21/1965 - Persians premier Ali Mansoer injured
On 01/21/1965 - Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
On 01/21/1966 - Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
On 01/21/1966 - Chris Hammond, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
On 01/21/1966 - Katrine Michaelsen, Gentokte Denmark, Miss Denmark (1984)
On 01/21/1967 - Ulf Stenlund, Sweden, tennis star
On 01/21/1967 - Ann Sheridan, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies of cancer at 51
On 01/21/1967 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
On 01/21/1967 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
On 01/21/1967 - AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
On 01/21/1968 - Charlotte Ross, Chicago, actress (Eve-Days of Our Lives)
On 01/21/1968 - US B-52 bombers with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland
On 01/21/1968 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20
On 01/21/1968 - AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24
On 01/21/1968 - Tom Urbani, Santa Cruz CA, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers)
On 01/21/1969 - Ted Long, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
On 01/21/1969 - 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
On 01/21/1969 - Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
On 01/21/1969 - Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
On 01/21/1969 - Ashley Sheppard, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
On 01/21/1970 - Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
On 01/21/1970 - Ian Salisbury, cricketer (Sussex & England leg-spinner 1992-96)
On 01/21/1970 - Brennan Little, St Thomas Ont, golfer (1994 Western States mini-tour)
On 01/21/1971 - Tommy Puett, Gary Ind, actor (Tyler-Life Goes On, America's Top 10)
On 01/21/1971 - Doug Weight, Warren MI, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers, Team USA 98)
On 01/21/1971 - Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
On 01/21/1971 - Doug Edwards, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
On 01/21/1971 - "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
On 01/21/1972 - Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura become separate states of Indian union
On 01/21/1972 - Howard Nathan, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
On 01/21/1972 - Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
On 01/21/1972 - Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
On 01/21/1972 - Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
On 01/21/1972 - Belgium govt of Eyskens-Cools forms
On 01/21/1972 - Assam's North East Frontier Agency becomes Arunachal Pradesh terr
On 01/21/1973 - Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
On 01/21/1973 - 3rd NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28
On 01/21/1973 - Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
On 01/21/1973 - Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
On 01/21/1973 - Jamal Cox, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
On 01/21/1974 - Jerry Wunsch, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
On 01/21/1974 - Orpheus Roye, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
On 01/21/1974 - Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for S Africa 1930-47), dies
On 01/21/1974 - Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
On 01/21/1974 - Lewis L Strauss, head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
On 01/21/1974 - Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
On 01/21/1974 - Jerald Sowell, fullback (NY Jets)
On 01/21/1975 - Faghma Absalom, Miss Universe-Namibia (1996)
On 01/21/1975 - Willem Korsten, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
On 01/21/1975 - Anette Oldenborg, Miss Universe-Denmark (1996)
On 01/21/1975 - 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
On 01/21/1975 - Marie Lohr, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel, Escapade), dies at 84
On 01/21/1976 - Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain & France
On 01/21/1976 - Amanda Little, Miss USA-Texas (1997, top 6)
On 01/21/1976 - Emma Lee Bunton, "Baby Spice", Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls
On 01/21/1976 - Lynn Thomas, Newport News VA, playmate (May 1997)
On 01/21/1977 - Italy legalizes abortion
On 01/21/1977 - Pres Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
On 01/21/1977 - John Vincent, composer, dies at 74
On 01/21/1977 - Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer, dies at 76
On 01/21/1978 - Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks
On 01/21/1979 - Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz
On 01/21/1979 - Superbowl XIII: Pitts Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Su
On 01/21/1979 - Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
On 01/21/1979 - Kelly Gaudet, Miss Florida Teen USA (1996)
On 01/21/1980 - Aubrie Rippner, LA Calif, tennis star (1995 USTA National Girls 18)
On 01/21/1980 - Gold hits record $850 an ounce
On 01/21/1980 - Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal
On 01/21/1981 - Allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79
On 01/21/1981 - "Shakespeare's Cabaret" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 54 performance
On 01/21/1981 - Bernhard Goetz is assault for 1st time on a NY subway train
On 01/21/1982 - "Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 36 performances
On 01/21/1982 - NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
On 01/21/1983 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
On 01/21/1983 - Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased makin
On 01/21/1984 - Jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49
On 01/21/1984 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
On 01/21/1985 - Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
On 01/21/1985 - Barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema
On 01/21/1985 - Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
On 01/21/1985 - -19?F (-28?C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
On 01/21/1985 - -34?F (-37?C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
On 01/21/1986 - Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
On 01/21/1986 - 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38?F (3?C), Indiana
On 01/21/1986 - Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
On 01/21/1987 - BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to U of Mississippi
On 01/21/1987 - Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83
On 01/21/1988 - Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies
On 01/21/1988 - US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
On 01/21/1989 - Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time score
On 01/21/1989 - A woman is assaulted & raped in room of an Okla football player
On 01/21/1990 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
On 01/21/1990 - 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh
On 01/21/1990 - John McEnroe becomes 1st ever expelled from Australian Open; for
On 01/21/1990 - Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players assn exec director
On 01/21/1991 - CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
On 01/21/1991 - Howard "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies at 87
On 01/21/1991 - Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
On 01/21/1991 - Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Mo)/US civil-rights leader, dies at 74
On 01/21/1992 - William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81
On 01/21/1993 - Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
On 01/21/1993 - Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
On 01/21/1994 - Basel al-Assad, Syrian pres Assad son, dies in car accident at 31
On 01/21/1994 - Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)
On 01/21/1994 - Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane of chopping off spouse's peni
On 01/21/1995 - 52th Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange
On 01/21/1995 - Philippe Casado, Moroccan/French cyclist, dies at 30
On 01/21/1995 - John Halas, animator, dies at 82
On 01/21/1995 - Flavio "Negao" Pires da Conceicao, drug Trafficker, dies at 25
On 01/21/1996 - Sam Green, industrialist/inventor, dies at 88
On 01/21/1996 - Roman Ciesiewicz, artist/graphic designer, dies at 65
On 01/21/1996 - 53th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta
On 01/21/1996 - Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
On 01/21/1996 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo
On 01/21/1997 - Michael Duane, educationalist, dies at 81
On 01/21/1997 - Dennis Main Wilson, TV/radio producer, dies at 72
On 01/21/1997 - Colonel Tom Parker, manager (Elvis Presley), dies at 87
On 01/21/1998 - Pope John Paul II visits Cuba
On 01/22/871 - Battle at Basing: Danish invasion army beats Ethelred of Wessex
On 01/22/1336 - Louis III, last Earl of Loon, dies
On 01/22/1371 - King Robert II Stuart of Scotland crowned
On 01/22/1440 - Ivan III, the Great, Russian czar (1462-1505)/conquered Lithuania
On 01/22/1510 - Jews are expelled from Colmar Germany
On 01/22/1517 - Turks conquer Cairo
On 01/22/1528 - England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V
On 01/22/1531 - Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter, dies at 44
On 01/22/1552 - Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, beheaded for treason
On 01/22/1561 - Francis Bacon, England, statesman/essayist (Novum Organum)
On 01/22/1571 - Robert Bruce Cotton, English antiquary, politician
On 01/22/1575 - English queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis & William Byrd music p
On 01/22/1581 - Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/military/politician, dies at 52
On 01/22/1581 - Joost de Damhoudere, Flemish lawyer, dies
On 01/22/1584 - Parts of Switzerland adopt Gregorian calendar (& parts in 1812)
On 01/22/1588 - Pope Sixtus V decrees "Immense aeterni" (Reformed curia)
On 01/22/1592 - Pierre Gassendi, Champtercier Provence, scientist/philosopher
On 01/22/1599 - Cristofano Malvezzi, composer, dies at 51
On 01/22/1640 - Erasmus Quellinus I, Flemish wood carver, dies at about 55
On 01/22/1649 - Pascal Collasse, composer
On 01/22/1655 - Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral (Zealand)
On 01/22/1673 - Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
On 01/22/1689 - Prince Willem III calls English parliament together
On 01/22/1689 - Lord Halifax becomes Speaker of English House of Lords
On 01/22/1690 - Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
On 01/22/1700 - Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer, dies at 39
On 01/22/1707 - Carl Hockh, composer
On 01/22/1709 - Joseph Reipel, composer
On 01/22/1727 - Claude-Benigne Balbastre, composer
On 01/22/1729 - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Germany, critic/dramatist
On 01/22/1729 - G E Lessing, writer
On 01/22/1729 - Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi, composer
On 01/22/1748 - Lewis Edson, composer
On 01/22/1753 - Peter Fuchs, composer
On 01/22/1756 - Vincenzo Righini, composer
On 01/22/1758 - Russian troops occupy K?nigsberg, East Prussia [OS=Jan 11]
On 01/22/1760 - Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
On 01/22/1766 - Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Les V?nitiens)
On 01/22/1771 - Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain
On 01/22/1775 - Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland
On 01/22/1779 - Stefano Pavesi, composer
On 01/22/1781 - Johann Siebenkas, composer, dies at 66
On 01/22/1781 - Fran?ois-Antoine Habeneck, composer
On 01/22/1788 - Lord [George Gordon Noel] Byron, England, romantic poet (Don Juan)
On 01/22/1796 - Bernhard Hupfeld, composer, dies at 78
On 01/22/1798 - Lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 71
On 01/22/1798 - Matija A Reljkovic, Croatian writer (Satire of Wild Man), dies at 66
On 01/22/1798 - Coup of Midderigh
On 01/22/1799 - Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist/alpinist, dies at 58
On 01/22/1800 - Nat Turner, slave that revolted [or Oct 2]
On 01/22/1802 - Richard Upjohn, US, gothic architect (Trinity Chapel, NY)
On 01/22/1813 - Americans capture Frenchtown, Canada
On 01/22/1814 - 1st Knights Templar grand encampment in US held, NYC
On 01/22/1815 - Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer
On 01/22/1816 - Lord Byron completes "Parisina" & "Siege of Corinth"
On 01/22/1817 - English freighter Diana sinks off Malaysia
On 01/22/1820 - Hermann von Lingg, German playwright/poet
On 01/22/1820 - Johan Hendrik Koelman, portrait painter (Jahresringe)
On 01/22/1824 - Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer
On 01/22/1826 - [Merriwether] Jeff Thompson, Partisan (Confederate Army), died in 187
On 01/22/1831 - Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam
On 01/22/1837 - Earthquake in southern Syria kills thousands
On 01/22/1842 - Charles Henri Marechal, composer
On 01/22/1845 - Paul Vidal de la Blanche, France, geographer
On 01/22/1845 - Jacob Verdam, Dutch philologist
On 01/22/1847 - Georges-Julien Sieber, composer, dies at 71
On 01/22/1848 - Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist (Middle Ages)
On 01/22/1849 - August Strindberg, Sweden, dramatist/novelist (Apologia)
On 01/22/1850 - Alta California becomes a daily paper, 1st such in Calif
On 01/22/1850 - Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint, dies at 54
On 01/22/1852 - George Rodwell, composer, dies at 51
On 01/22/1855 - Ernst Kullak, composer
On 01/22/1857 - National Association of Baseball Players founded, NY
On 01/22/1858 - Frederick Lugard, British captain/baron (Congo)
On 01/22/1858 - Beatrice Potter Webb, England, economist
On 01/22/1859 - Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres, Hanover
On 01/22/1861 - Karel Stecker, composer
On 01/22/1862 - Confederate govt raises premium for volunteers from $10 to $20
On 01/22/1863 - Union Gen Burnside's "Mud March"
On 01/22/1865 - Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
On 01/22/1868 - Moritz Ganz, composer, dies at 61
On 01/22/1870 - Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer
On 01/22/1871 - Leon Jessel, composer
On 01/22/1873 - Britains SS Northfleet sinks at Dungeness England, 300 die
On 01/22/1874 - Wincenty Witoz, Galicia, PM of Poland (1920-21, 1923, 1926)
On 01/22/1875 - Bonifacius C de Jonge, governor (Dutch East Indies)
On 01/22/1875 - D[avid] W Griffith, movie producer/director (Birth of a Nation)
On 01/22/1875 - Thomas W Ross, actor (Without Limit, Kings Row, 17, Mortal Storm)
On 01/22/1877 - Hjalmar Schacht, president of German Reichsbank/minister of Economics
On 01/22/1878 - Constance Collier, Windsor England, actress/writer (Kitty, Whirlpool)
On 01/22/1878 - Francis Picabia, French painter/illustrator
On 01/22/1879 - Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle
On 01/22/1879 - George Shepstone, British political affiliate, dies in battle
On 01/22/1879 - James Shields (D) elected US senator from Missouri after previously s
On 01/22/1879 - Zulus attack British Army camp in Isandhlwana South Africa
On 01/22/1881 - Ancient Egyptian obelisk "Cleopatra's Needle" erected in Central Park
On 01/22/1883 - England complete 1st innings victory in Tests v Aust MCG
On 01/22/1886 - John Joseph Becker, composer
On 01/22/1890 - Fred M Vinson, Ky, 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53)
On 01/22/1890 - Jos? Marti forms La Liga (Union of Cuban exiles) in NYC
On 01/22/1891 - Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La Souris Boiteuse)
On 01/22/1891 - Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analytical
On 01/22/1892 - Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder
On 01/22/1893 - Conrad Veidt, Potsdam Germany, actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary)
On 01/22/1893 - Vincenz Lachner, composer, dies at 81
On 01/22/1894 - Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)
On 01/22/1894 - Matt McHugh, PA, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair)
On 01/22/1895 - National Association of Manufacturers organized in Cincinnati
On 01/22/1895 - Edward Solomon, composer, dies at 39
On 01/22/1897 - Rosa Ponselle, opera diva (Casta Diva, La Forza del Destino)
On 01/22/1897 - Josef Stanislav, composer
On 01/22/1898 - Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss)
On 01/22/1898 - Hans van Werveke, Flemish historian (Diocese Terwaan)
On 01/22/1898 - Gustaf Paulson, composer
On 01/22/1898 - Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)
On 01/22/1898 - Alexander Abramsky, composer
On 01/22/1899 - Guido Kisch, Czech/German/US historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
On 01/22/1899 - Martti Haavio, [P Mastap??], Finnish linguist/poet
On 01/22/1900 - Franz Salmhofer, composer
On 01/22/1901 - After 63 years England stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps se
On 01/22/1901 - Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica)
On 01/22/1901 - Victoria, [Alexandrine], Britain's Queen (1837-1901), dies at 81
On 01/22/1903 - Robin Humphrey Milford, composer
On 01/22/1904 - George Balanchine, composer/choreographer [OS=Jan 9]
On 01/22/1905 - Bloody Sunday: Russian demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops
On 01/22/1906 - Robert E[rvin] Howard, US, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror)
On 01/22/1906 - Willa B Brown (Coffey), US black air pioneer (NAAA)
On 01/22/1907 - Marie Dressler, actress (Anna Christie, Dinner at 8)
On 01/22/1909 - Ann Sothern, [Harriette Lake], ND, actress (Lady in a Cage)
On 01/22/1909 - Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)
On 01/22/1909 - [Sithu] U Thant, Burma, 3rd UN sec-genl (1962-72)
On 01/22/1909 - Vassily Kandinsky forms K?nstlerverein in Munich
On 01/22/1909 - Richard A C E Erlenmeyer, German chemist, dies at 83
On 01/22/1910 - Opera "Germania," premieres in NYC
On 01/22/1911 - Bruno Kreisky, Austria, bandleader/chancellor (1970-83)
On 01/22/1911 - Roberto Garcia Morillo, composer
On 01/22/1913 - Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliographer, dies at 8
On 01/22/1913 - Verdina Shlonsky, composer
On 01/22/1914 - Frederik Rung, composer, dies at 60
On 01/22/1914 - Suzanne Danco, Belgian singer
On 01/22/1914 - Paul Claudel's "L'?change," premieres in Paris
On 01/22/1914 - Dimitri Dragatakis, composer
On 01/22/1915 - Tom Burtt, cricketer (slow left-armer took 33 wickets for NZ)
On 01/22/1916 - Iwan Knorr, composer, dies at 63
On 01/22/1916 - Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer
On 01/22/1917 - Herwig Hensen, [Flor Mielants], Flemish poet/playwright
On 01/22/1917 - Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist
On 01/22/1918 - Ukraine proclaimed a free republic (German puppet)
On 01/22/1918 - Richard Eastham, Opelousas La, actor (Falcon Crest) [or Jun 22]
On 01/22/1920 - Piet Van Lishout, Flemish writer (Eva & I)
On 01/22/1920 - William Warfield, singer (Show Boat)
On 01/22/1920 - George Breakston, Paris France, actor/director (Jungle Stampede)
On 01/22/1921 - Andy Ganteaume, cricketer (WI batsman, 112 in only Test innings 1948)
On 01/22/1921 - Andre Hodeir, composer
On 01/22/1922 - Benedictus XV, [Giacomo Markies D Chiesa], pope (1914-22), dies at 67
On 01/22/1922 - Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)
On 01/22/1923 - Max Nordau, [S?dfeld], German physician/zionists leader, dies at 73
On 01/22/1923 - Friedrich Zehm, composer
On 01/22/1923 - Leslie Bassett, composer
On 01/22/1923 - Diana Douglas, Devonshire Bermuda, actress (The Cowboys)
On 01/22/1924 - Maurice du Plessys, French poet (Le Feu Sacr?), dies at 59
On 01/22/1924 - J J Johnson, composer/jazz trombonist
On 01/22/1924 - KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
On 01/22/1924 - Dutch Blast Furnace & Steel Factory opens
On 01/22/1924 - Baldwin govt resigns in England
On 01/22/1924 - Margaret Whiting, big band singer
On 01/22/1925 - Leslie Silver, English paint manufacturer/multi-millionaire
On 01/22/1925 - Albania Republic proclaimed under Pres Achmed Zogu
On 01/22/1926 - Lord Erskine of Rerrick, peer
On 01/22/1926 - Tom Blackburn, writer
On 01/22/1926 - Belgian chief of staff Gen Maglinse quits
On 01/22/1927 - Joe Perry, NFL Hall-of-Famer
On 01/22/1927 - Lou Creekmur, Baseball Hall-of-Famer
On 01/22/1928 - Birch Bayh, (Sen-D-Ind)
On 01/22/1929 - Rita Gillespie, TV director
On 01/22/1930 - -35?F (-37?C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
On 01/22/1931 - Rauno M?kinen, Finland, Greco-Roman featherweight (Olympic-gold-1956)
On 01/22/1931 - French govt of Steeg falls
On 01/22/1931 - Galina Zybina, USSR, discus thrower (15 world records between 1952-58
On 01/22/1931 - VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam
On 01/22/1932 - Piper Laurie, [Rosetta Jacobs], Detroit Mich, actress (Twin Peaks)
On 01/22/1932 - British Anglicans & Old-Catholic church merge
On 01/22/1934 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady MacBeth," premieres in Leningrad
On 01/22/1934 - Bill Bixby, SF Calif, actor (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian)
On 01/22/1934 - Graham Kerr, chef (Galloping Gourmet)
On 01/22/1935 - Seymour Cassel, Detroit, actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino)
On 01/22/1935 - Sam Cooke, Chicago Ill, soul singer (Sam & Dave-You Send Me)
On 01/22/1935 - Pierre S Du Pont IV, (gov-Del)
On 01/22/1936 - Louis Glass, composer, dies at 71
On 01/22/1936 - French Laval govt falls
On 01/22/1937 - Joseph Wambaugh, East Pittsburgh Pa, police writer (Onion Fields)
On 01/22/1937 - Ed?n Pastora G?mez, Nicaraguan contra leader
On 01/22/1938 - "Our Town," Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winner of small-town life in G
On 01/22/1939 - Aquatic Park, near Fisherman's Wharf, SF, is dedicated
On 01/22/1939 - Uranium atom 1st split, Columbia University
On 01/22/1940 - Tilo Medek, German composer
On 01/22/1940 - 1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS
On 01/22/1940 - Addie "Micki" Harris, Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
On 01/22/1940 - John Hurt, England, actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express)
On 01/22/1941 - 1st mass killing of Jews in Romania
On 01/22/1941 - British/Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
On 01/22/1942 - Sietze de Groot wins 8th Dutch 11 city skate (8:44:06)
On 01/22/1942 - Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain
On 01/22/1942 - Reimond Tollenaere, leader Flemishch Natl Front, dies at 81
On 01/22/1942 - Walter Richard Sickert, British painter (Free House!), dies at 81
On 01/22/1943 - Temperature rises 49?F (9?C) in 2 minutes in Spearfish, SD
On 01/22/1943 - Battle of Anzio: Italy; Allies stopped on beach[1944]-
On 01/22/1943 - 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, Calif (state record)
On 01/22/1943 - Joint Chiefs of Staff determine invasion in Sicily for July 10th
On 01/22/1943 - H James "Jim" Saxton, (Rep-R-NJ, 1984- )
On 01/22/1944 - During World War II, Allied forces begin landing at Anzio Italy
On 01/22/1945 - Else Lasker-Sch?ler, writer, dies at 48
On 01/22/1945 - Burma highway reopens
On 01/22/1945 - Heavy US air raid on Okinawa
On 01/22/1945 - A Wolfenstein, writer, dies at 61
On 01/22/1945 - Carlo Felice Boghen, composer, dies a day before 76th birthday
On 01/22/1945 - Johan Eykman, theologist (World Church), dies at 52
On 01/22/1945 - Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)
On 01/22/1945 - Oliver, rocker
On 01/22/1946 - Andrew Rubin, New Bedford Mass, actor (Hometown, Joe Bash) [or Jun 22
On 01/22/1946 - US president sets up CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
On 01/22/1947 - KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
On 01/22/1947 - 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood CA
On 01/22/1948 - Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados
On 01/22/1949 - "All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 perfs
On 01/22/1949 - Steve Perry, Hanford Calif, vocalist (Journey-Open Arms, Oh Sherry)
On 01/22/1949 - James P Pennington, rocker (Exile)
On 01/22/1949 - Chinatown telephone exchange closed
On 01/22/1949 - Rein P Hummel, Dutch MP (PvdA)
On 01/22/1950 - Alan Hale, actor (Little John-Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 57
On 01/22/1950 - Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
On 01/22/1951 - Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning batter
On 01/22/1951 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
On 01/22/1951 - Eastwood Lane, composer, dies at 71
On 01/22/1952 - Teddy Gentry, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
On 01/22/1952 - Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
On 01/22/1952 - Karen Moe [Thornton], US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1972)
On 01/22/1953 - Arthur Miller's "Crucible," premieres in NYC
On 01/22/1953 - Myung-Whun Chung, Seoul South Korea, pianist/conductor
On 01/22/1954 - Chris Lemmon, LA Calif, actor (Brothers & Sisters, Duet) [or Jun 22]
On 01/22/1955 - Norwegian government of Einar Gerhardsen forms
On 01/22/1955 - Thomas David Jones, Balt Md, PhD/Astronaut (STS 59, 68, 80, sk: 98)
On 01/22/1956 - P A M Speet, Dutch broadcast CEO (KRO), dies
On 01/22/1956 - 30 die in a train crash in Los Angeles
On 01/22/1956 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
On 01/22/1956 - Canadian Football Council forms
On 01/22/1956 - Becky Pearson, LPGA golfer
On 01/22/1957 - Mad Bomber (George P Metesky) accused of 30 explosions, arrested
On 01/22/1957 - Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula
On 01/22/1957 - Mike Bossy, NHL forward (NY Islanders), 1st 50 goals in 50 game
On 01/22/1958 - KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
On 01/22/1959 - USAF concludes less than 1% of UFO's are unknown objects
On 01/22/1959 - Linda Blair, St Louis Mo, actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St)
On 01/22/1959 - A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73
On 01/22/1960 - French president De Gaulle escape attempt by general Massu
On 01/22/1960 - 10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
On 01/22/1960 - Michael Hutchence, Australia, rock vocalist/actor (INXS-Dogs in Space
On 01/22/1960 - Coal mine of Johnburg caves-in, 417 die
On 01/22/1960 - Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title
On 01/22/1961 - Barb Thomas Whitehead, Sibley IA, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian Open)
On 01/22/1962 - Robert Mailhouse, New Haven Ct, actor (Brian-Days of our Life)
On 01/22/1963 - Jeff Treadway, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
On 01/22/1963 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
On 01/22/1964 - Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of North-Rhodesia (Zambia)
On 01/22/1964 - World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured, Wisconsin
On 01/22/1964 - Wayne Kirby, Williamsburg VA, outfielder (Cleve Indians, LA Dodgers)
On 01/22/1964 - Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center (LA Clippers)
On 01/22/1964 - Maria Ellingsen, Reykjavik Iceland, actress (Katrina-Santa Barbara)
On 01/22/1964 - Ann Rowe, Auburn Maine, Miss Maine-America (1991)
On 01/22/1964 - Marc Blitzstein, US composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
On 01/22/1965 - Ray Mayhew, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
On 01/22/1965 - Tim Prukop, WLAF linebacker-secondary coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/22/1965 - Steven Adler, Cleveland Ohio, drummer (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child)
On 01/22/1965 - Jazzy Jeff Townes, rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand)
On 01/22/1965 - US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
On 01/22/1966 - Herbert Marshall, actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75
On 01/22/1966 - Nishantha Ranatunga, cricket (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan ODI allrounder
On 01/22/1966 - Carlton Haselrig, NFL guard (NY Jets)
On 01/22/1967 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10
On 01/22/1967 - Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)
On 01/22/1967 - Nicholas Gillingham, British swimmer (world record 200m freestyle)
On 01/22/1967 - Manabu Nakanishi, wrestler (NJPW)
On 01/22/1967 - Jobyna Ralston, actress (Wings, Girl Shy, Freshman), dies at 66
On 01/22/1968 - Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 7
On 01/22/1968 - NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee & Phoenix
On 01/22/1968 - Apollo 5 launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made
On 01/22/1968 - Andrey Sokolov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
On 01/22/1968 - Brian Jones, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
On 01/22/1968 - "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC
On 01/22/1969 - Judy Garland, singer/actress (Wizard of Oz), dies at 48 of an overdos
On 01/22/1969 - Vinnie Clark, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
On 01/22/1969 - Ousmane Bary, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
On 01/22/1969 - Keith Gordon, US baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
On 01/22/1969 - Christina Marie Leardini, St Petersburg Fla, playmate (Apr, 1991)
On 01/22/1969 - Shelley Sandie, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-88, 96)
On 01/22/1969 - Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit
On 01/22/1969 - Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/22/1969 - "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances
On 01/22/1969 - Billy Preston becomes 5th Beatle
On 01/22/1970 - 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6? hours
On 01/22/1970 - Test debut of Barry Richards, S Africa v Australia, Cape Town
On 01/22/1970 - Keith Wagner, NFL/WLAF tackle (NY Giants, Redskins, Scot Claymores)
On 01/22/1970 - Brian Gaskill, actor (David Michaels-Models Inc, Bob-All My Children)
On 01/22/1971 - Bucky Brooks, wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
On 01/22/1971 - John & Yoko record "Power to the People"
On 01/22/1971 - Jennifer Christine Joseph, Wendover Nev, Miss America-Nevada (1996)
On 01/22/1972 - 22nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 112-110 at LA
On 01/22/1972 - Steve Scifres, guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
On 01/22/1972 - "Emergency" with Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV
On 01/22/1972 - Toddrick McIntosh, NFL defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs)
On 01/22/1973 - George Noga, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
On 01/22/1973 - Lyndon B Johnson, president (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64
On 01/22/1973 - George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
On 01/22/1973 - Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes some abortions
On 01/22/1973 - Vincent Bradford, linebacker (San Francisco 49ers)
On 01/22/1973 - Said Larossi, soccer player (Emmen/Vitesse)
On 01/22/1973 - Reggie Barlow, wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
On 01/22/1973 - Deon Minor, Paris Texas, 400m runner
On 01/22/1973 - US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord
On 01/22/1974 - Pavel Mikhalevitch, soccer player (NEC)
On 01/22/1974 - Stephanie Rottier, St Niklaas Belgium, tennis star (1995 semi Prague)
On 01/22/1974 - Leon Lontoc, actor (Henry-Burke's Law), dies at 64
On 01/22/1975 - Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
On 01/22/1975 - Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, dies at 79
On 01/22/1975 - Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen, Palmerston North NZ, cyclist (Oly-96)
On 01/22/1976 - Balthazar Getty, actor (Young Guns 2, Lord of the Flies)
On 01/22/1976 - Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record)
On 01/22/1978 - Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies
On 01/22/1979 - Melanie Winiger, Miss Switzerland Universe (1997)
On 01/22/1979 - Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to hav
On 01/22/1980 - Iris Meredith, actress (Lawless Land, Gambling Terror), dies at 64
On 01/22/1980 - PGA begins a senior golf tour
On 01/22/1980 - West Indies beat England 2-0 to win 1st World Series Cup
On 01/22/1980 - Dissidents Andrei Sacharov & Jelena Bonner banished to Gorki
On 01/22/1981 - O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints
On 01/22/1981 - 40th Islander shut-out opponent-3-0 vs Red Wings-Billy Smith 15th
On 01/22/1981 - Fannie Thomas, US, dies at 113
On 01/22/1982 - Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71
On 01/22/1982 - Kevin Sheridan, actor (Soul Man)
On 01/22/1982 - 75% of North America is covered by snow
On 01/22/1983 - Fred Bakewell, cricketer (dashing England bat of 30s, 6 Tests), dies
On 01/22/1983 - 2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 22 seconds
On 01/22/1983 - Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland
On 01/22/1984 - Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
On 01/22/1984 - Hilbert van de Thumb becomes European all-round skates
On 01/22/1984 - Superbowl XVIII: LA Raiders beat Wash Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Superb
On 01/22/1985 - -30?F (-34?C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
On 01/22/1985 - Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop
On 01/22/1985 - Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) marries Sarah Menikides
On 01/22/1985 - Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
On 01/22/1986 - Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
On 01/22/1987 - R Budd Dwyer, Penns State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy & p
On 01/22/1987 - Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5
On 01/22/1988 - 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal
On 01/22/1988 - Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
On 01/22/1988 - Georgi M Malenkov, Russian premier (1953-55), dies at 86
On 01/22/1988 - 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is
On 01/22/1988 - Parker Fennelly, actor (Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm), dies at 96
On 01/22/1989 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
On 01/22/1989 - Superbowl XXIII: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 20-16 in Miami Superbowl
On 01/22/1990 - Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
On 01/22/1990 - Wasim Akram scores Test century (123) at Adelaide
On 01/22/1990 - 17th American Music Award: Milli Vanilli
On 01/22/1992 - Princess Sarah Ferguson wears paper bag over her head on airline ride
On 01/22/1992 - A J Antoon, director (That Championship Season), dies at 47
On 01/22/1992 - Ali Amini, PM of Iran (1961-62), dies
On 01/22/1992 - Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space
On 01/22/1993 - Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
On 01/22/1993 - Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
On 01/22/1993 - Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
On 01/22/1993 - Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89
On 01/22/1993 - Alexander Bodon, Hung-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
On 01/22/1994 - Telly Savalas, actor (Kojak), dies of prostate cancer at 70
On 01/22/1994 - Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor (La Ronde), dies at 83
On 01/22/1994 - Irving B Kahn, inventer (teleprompter), dies at 76
On 01/22/1994 - Frances Gifford, dies of emphysema, at 71
On 01/22/1994 - 45th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 9-8 at NY Rangers
On 01/22/1994 - 5.5 earthquake strikes Sumatra
On 01/22/1994 - 51st Golden Globes: Schlinder's List, Steven Speilberg
On 01/22/1994 - East beats West 9-8 in 45th NHL All Star Game at MSG in NYC
On 01/22/1995 - Nico Adriaans, founder of Rotterdam Junkiebond, dies of AIDS at 37
On 01/22/1995 - Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar), dies at 88
On 01/22/1995 - Mahmoud Sayed Selim, Egyptian moslim leader, shot to death at 29
On 01/22/1995 - Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author, dies at 48
On 01/22/1995 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
On 01/22/1995 - Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
On 01/22/1995 - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mother of pres John F Kennedy, dies at 104
On 01/22/1996 - Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer, dies at 71
On 01/22/1996 - Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77
On 01/22/1996 - Mabel Leigh, potter, dies at 80
On 01/22/1996 - Yisrael Eldad, extremist politician, dies at 85
On 01/22/1997 - Space Shuttle Atlantis Returns to Earth, Successful
On 01/22/1997 - Mollie Panter-Downes, writer , dies at 90
On 01/22/1997 - Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster, dies at 66
On 01/22/1997 - Irwin Levine, composer (Tie a Yellow Ribbon), dies at 58
On 01/22/1997 - Ian Arthur Hoyle Munro, medical journalist, dies at 73
On 01/22/1998 - World League of American Football becomes NFL East
On 01/22/1998 - STS 89 (Endeavour 12) launches into orbit
On 01/22/1998 - Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time
On 01/22/1998 - NHL's Minnesota franchise selects the nickname Wild
On 01/22/2179 - Hikaru Walter Sulu, SF, California (character on Star Trek)
On 01/23/638 - Start of Islamic calendar
On 01/23/1002 - Otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21
On 01/23/1265 - 1st English Parliament formally convened (some authorities)
On 01/23/1356 - Margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies
On 01/23/1490 - 1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul
On 01/23/1492 - "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed
On 01/23/1516 - Ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63
On 01/23/1548 - Bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57
On 01/23/1552 - 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes manditory in England
On 01/23/1556 - Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
On 01/23/1570 - Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
On 01/23/1571 - Queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London
On 01/23/1574 - Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter
On 01/23/1579 - Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic
On 01/23/1582 - John Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis)
On 01/23/1622 - William Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38
On 01/23/1631 - France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of B?rwald
On 01/23/1637 - Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil
On 01/23/1639 - Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake
On 01/23/1643 - Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians
On 01/23/1647 - Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament
On 01/23/1648 - Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish poet (Del Rey Abajo), dies at 40
On 01/23/1663 - King Louis XIV affirms covenant with R?nstaten
On 01/23/1668 - England, Netherlands & Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French
On 01/23/1708 - Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 80
On 01/23/1719 - Principality of Liechtenstein created within Holy Roman Empire
On 01/23/1723 - Georg Friedrich H?ndel's opera "Ottone," premieres in London
On 01/23/1730 - Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)
On 01/23/1752 - Muzio Clementi, Italian composer
On 01/23/1761 - Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)
On 01/23/1762 - Christian A Vulpius, Germany, writer (Rinaldo Rinaldini)
On 01/23/1779 - Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)
On 01/23/1783 - Stendahl, [Marie Henri Beyle], France, writer (Le Rouge et de Noir)
On 01/23/1785 - Carl A Agardh, Sweden, botanist/bishop of Karlstad
On 01/23/1789 - Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded
On 01/23/1793 - 2nd partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia
On 01/23/1793 - Humane Society of Philadelphia (1st aid society) organized
On 01/23/1796 - Armand-Gaston Camus becomes chairman of Council of 500
On 01/23/1800 - Edward Rutledge, US attorney (signed Decl of Indep), dies at 50
On 01/23/1805 - Vaclav Pichl, composer, dies at 63
On 01/23/1806 - William Pitt, the Younger, PM Great Britain (1783..1806), dies at 46
On 01/23/1812 - 7.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
On 01/23/1813 - Franz Commer, composer
On 01/23/1813 - George Clymer, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 73
On 01/23/1814 - Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf, composer, dies at 52
On 01/23/1816 - Carl Herrmann, near Hanover Germany, stage magician
On 01/23/1820 - Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer
On 01/23/1828 - Calvin Edward Pratt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
On 01/23/1830 - Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)
On 01/23/1832 - ?douard Manet, France, Impressionist painter (D?jeuner sur L'Herbe)
On 01/23/1833 - John Randolph Chambliss Jr, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864
On 01/23/1833 - Joseph Pease, a Quaker, admitted to Parliament on his affirmation
On 01/23/1837 - John Field, composer, dies at 54
On 01/23/1838 - Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director, dies at 67
On 01/23/1840 - Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)
On 01/23/1843 - Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer
On 01/23/1845 - Uniform US election day for president & VP authorized
On 01/23/1845 - Francesco Ruggi, composer, dies at 77
On 01/23/1849 - Patent granted for an envelope-making machine
On 01/23/1849 - Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US
On 01/23/1856 - Steamer Pacific lost
On 01/23/1857 - Andrija Mohorovicic, Croatian geologist (Moho discontinuity)
On 01/23/1862 - David Hilbert, K?nigsberg East Prussia, mathematician
On 01/23/1862 - Agoston Haraszthy, 1st vintner in Sonoma Valley, imports 10,000
On 01/23/1864 - Michele Puccini, composer, dies at 50
On 01/23/1865 - -Jan 25th) Battle of City Point, VA (James River, Trent's Reach)
On 01/23/1865 - Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor (Black Haired Whore)
On 01/23/1867 - Herbert Bedford, composer
On 01/23/1868 - Juventino Rosas, composer
On 01/23/1869 - Carlo Felice Boghen, composer
On 01/23/1869 - Herbert David Croly, US author (Promise of American Life)
On 01/23/1870 - 173 Blackfoot (140 women & children) killed in Montana by US Army
On 01/23/1875 - Charles Kingsley, English vicar/writer (Westward Ho!), dies at 55
On 01/23/1878 - Rutland Boughton, composer
On 01/23/1878 - Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom)
On 01/23/1879 - Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42
On 01/23/1879 - National Archery Association forms (Crawfordsville Ind)
On 01/23/1883 - Gustave Dor?, French illustrator, dies at 51
On 01/23/1885 - Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer
On 01/23/1887 - Mikl?s K?llay, premier Hungary (1942-44)
On 01/23/1888 - Gilbert Ledward, British(?) sculptor
On 01/23/1889 - Dr Daniel Hale Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago
On 01/23/1889 - Prosper Arents, Flemish bibliographer (Rubens-bibliography)
On 01/23/1889 - Franklin Pangborn, Newark, actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living)
On 01/23/1891 - Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist
On 01/23/1891 - Boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Flaanders, dies at 21
On 01/23/1893 - Frank Carlson, (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks)
On 01/23/1893 - Jos? Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75
On 01/23/1894 - G W Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 min
On 01/23/1894 - Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Patriot/Idiot)
On 01/23/1896 - Charlotte A E M W, grand duchess of Luxembourg (1919-64)
On 01/23/1896 - Edward Macdowell's 2nd Suite in E, premieres
On 01/23/1897 - Amanda Berry Smith, famous African
On 01/23/1897 - Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician
On 01/23/1897 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Abbey Grange" (BG)
On 01/23/1898 - W A Remy, composer, dies at 66
On 01/23/1898 - Randolph Scott, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
On 01/23/1898 - Sergei Eisenstein, Russia, director (Battleship Potemkin) [NS]
On 01/23/1899 - Joseph Nathan Kane, historian (Famous Firsts)
On 01/23/1900 - Mary Philips, CT, actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde)
On 01/23/1900 - Ralph Graves, Cleve Ohio, actor (Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street)
On 01/23/1901 - Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician
On 01/23/1902 - Benny Waters, saxophonist
On 01/23/1902 - Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
On 01/23/1904 - Theodor Schaefer, composer
On 01/23/1905 - David Newell, Mo, actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves)
On 01/23/1905 - Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
On 01/23/1906 - Bob Steele, Pendleton Oregon, actor (Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep)
On 01/23/1907 - Dan Duryea, White Plains NY, actor (Pride of the Yankees)
On 01/23/1907 - Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)
On 01/23/1907 - Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator
On 01/23/1908 - US & Great-Britain demand end of abuses in Congo
On 01/23/1908 - Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
On 01/23/1908 - Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer
On 01/23/1908 - Edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47
On 01/23/1909 - Norman Fulton, composer
On 01/23/1909 - 1st radio rescue at sea
On 01/23/1910 - Django Reinhardt, Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist
On 01/23/1911 - Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer
On 01/23/1912 - Ank van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy)
On 01/23/1913 - Nazim Pasha, Turkey's PM, assassinated
On 01/23/1914 - Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne
On 01/23/1915 - Potter Stewart, Mich, 94th Supreme Court justice (1958-81)
On 01/23/1915 - Herma Bauma, Austria, javelin thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
On 01/23/1916 - Temp falls from 44?F (7?C) to -56?F (49?C) night of 23-24, Browning M
On 01/23/1918 - Gertrude Belle Elion, NYC, biochemist/drug researcher (Nobel 1988)
On 01/23/1919 - Ernie Kovacs, Trenton NJ, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show)
On 01/23/1919 - Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
On 01/23/1919 - Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)
On 01/23/1920 - Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
On 01/23/1920 - Dutch refuse to turn over ex-kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany to allies
On 01/23/1921 - Wlasyslaw Zelenski, composer, dies at 83
On 01/23/1923 - Florence Halop, Queens, actress (Florence-Night Court, St Elsewhere)
On 01/23/1923 - Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th)
On 01/23/1923 - Horace Ashenfelter, US, 3000m steeplechase (Olympic-gold-1952)
On 01/23/1923 - Walter M[ichael] Miller Jr, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)
On 01/23/1924 - Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ, 1983- )
On 01/23/1924 - Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour govt in Britain
On 01/23/1925 - Marty Paich, Oakland Calif, orch leader (Sonny & Cher, Glenn Campbell
On 01/23/1926 - D?sir? J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal, dies at 74
On 01/23/1926 - Joseph Carl Breil, composer, dies at 55
On 01/23/1926 - Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown," premieres in NYC
On 01/23/1928 - Jeanne Moreau, Paris France, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim)
On 01/23/1928 - Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)
On 01/23/1928 - Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
On 01/23/1928 - "Abenteuer of brave Soldier Schwejk" premieres in Berlin
On 01/23/1929 - Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)
On 01/23/1929 - John Polanyi, Berlin, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986)
On 01/23/1930 - William Reid Pogue, Okemah Okla, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Skylab 4)
On 01/23/1930 - Ken Errair, rocker (Four Freshmen)
On 01/23/1930 - Derek Walcott, St Lucia, poet/writer (Omeros, Nobel 1992)
On 01/23/1930 - WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
On 01/23/1930 - George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established
On 01/23/1930 - Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
On 01/23/1931 - Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (Diaghilew, Dying Swan), dies
On 01/23/1932 - Bud Shuster, (Rep-R-PA, 1973- )
On 01/23/1932 - El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
On 01/23/1933 - 20th amendment changes date of presidential inaugurations to 1/20
On 01/23/1933 - Arlene Golonka, Chicago Ill, actress (Millie-Mayberry RFD)
On 01/23/1933 - Chita Rivera, Wash DC, actress (West Side Story, Sweet Charity)
On 01/23/1933 - Joel Spiegelman, composer
On 01/23/1934 - Lou Antonio, Okla City, actor (Barney-Snoop Sisters, Makin' It)
On 01/23/1936 - Dame Clara Butt, alto singer (Country of Hope & Glory), dies at 62
On 01/23/1936 - Jerry Kramer, Green Bay Packer, author (Instant Replay)
On 01/23/1936 - Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Cura?ao forms
On 01/23/1937 - Karl Radek & 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge
On 01/23/1938 - Anatoly Marchenko, Siberia, Soviet dissident
On 01/23/1939 - Ernst Bla?, writer, dies
On 01/23/1939 - Matthias Sindelar, Austria soccer star, commits suicide
On 01/23/1940 - Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish govt in exile
On 01/23/1940 - Johnny Russell, country singer
On 01/23/1941 - Ground breaking for NACA (now NASA) Lewis Research Center
On 01/23/1941 - Dobri Khristov, composer, dies at 65
On 01/23/1941 - WOR-AM in Newark NJ moves to NYC
On 01/23/1942 - Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut
On 01/23/1942 - Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
On 01/23/1942 - Willy Bogner Jr, Munich, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
On 01/23/1942 - Japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain
On 01/23/1942 - Tank battle at Adzjedabia, African corps vs British army
On 01/23/1943 - 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
On 01/23/1943 - British 8th army marches into Tripoli
On 01/23/1943 - Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
On 01/23/1943 - Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured
On 01/23/1943 - Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56
On 01/23/1943 - Gil Gerard, Little Rock Ark, actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)
On 01/23/1943 - William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
On 01/23/1944 - Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend)
On 01/23/1944 - Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
On 01/23/1944 - Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (The Scream), dies at 80
On 01/23/1944 - Marty Russo, (Rep-D-IL, 1975- )
On 01/23/1944 - Jerry Lawson, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
On 01/23/1944 - Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon," premieres in NYC
On 01/23/1944 - Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 point
On 01/23/1945 - Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, offers his resignation
On 01/23/1945 - Helmuth J Moltke, German politician ("July 20th Plot"), executed at 3
On 01/23/1946 - Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st director of CIA
On 01/23/1946 - Matteo Giulio Bartoli, linguist, dies at 72
On 01/23/1946 - Asif Masood, cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up)
On 01/23/1946 - Feliks Nowowiejski, composer, dies at 68
On 01/23/1947 - Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator, dies at 79
On 01/23/1947 - Roy Park, cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies
On 01/23/1947 - Thomas R Carper, (Rep-D-DE, 1983- )
On 01/23/1948 - Anita Pointer, Oakland, rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy)
On 01/23/1948 - Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide
On 01/23/1948 - Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six
On 01/23/1948 - Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens
On 01/23/1949 - Robert Cabana, Minneapolis, Mjr USMC/astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88
On 01/23/1950 - Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
On 01/23/1950 - AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
On 01/23/1950 - 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous 1st Facts published
On 01/23/1950 - NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
On 01/23/1950 - Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung
On 01/23/1950 - Danny Federici, rocker (E Street Band)
On 01/23/1950 - William Cunningham, rock bassist/pianist (Box Tops-Letter)
On 01/23/1950 - Richard Gilliland, Ft Worth Tx, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland)
On 01/23/1950 - Patrick Simmons, guitarist/vocal (Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute)
On 01/23/1950 - Bill Cunningham, rock keyboardist/bassist (Box Tops)
On 01/23/1950 - Richard Dean Anderson, Minneapolis, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS)
On 01/23/1951 - Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
On 01/23/1951 - 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young & Gertrude Berg
On 01/23/1951 - Margaret Johnson Bailes, Bronx NY, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
On 01/23/1952 - Omar Henry, cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992)
On 01/23/1953 - Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days
On 01/23/1953 - NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
On 01/23/1953 - Lamont Robin Zander, rocker (Cheap Trick)
On 01/23/1953 - NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conf
On 01/23/1953 - Pat Haden, Westbury, NY, NFL quarterback (LA Rams)
On 01/23/1954 - Edward Ka-spel, English singer/songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots)
On 01/23/1954 - Franco De Vita, Caracas Venezuala, spanish singer (Extranjero)
On 01/23/1954 - Rick Finch, rocker (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
On 01/23/1954 - Trevor Hohns, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989)
On 01/23/1954 - Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP
On 01/23/1954 - Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)
On 01/23/1955 - KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
On 01/23/1955 - Alexander O'Neal, R&B singer
On 01/23/1955 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
On 01/23/1955 - Reginald Calloway, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
On 01/23/1955 - Robin Zander, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
On 01/23/1956 - Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
On 01/23/1957 - Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, Monte Carlo Monaco, princess
On 01/23/1957 - Willie Edwards, US black, murdered by KKK at 25
On 01/23/1958 - Dictator Marcos P?rez Jim?nez flees Venezuela, Larraz?bal takes power
On 01/23/1958 - Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate (Apr, 1981)
On 01/23/1958 - "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
On 01/23/1958 - Hanif Mohammad completes 337 in 970 minutes v West Indies
On 01/23/1959 - Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
On 01/23/1959 - Tyrone Power Jr, Los Angeles Calif, actor (Shag)
On 01/23/1960 - Greg Ritchie, cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote)
On 01/23/1960 - Misha Mck, East Orange NJ, actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C)
On 01/23/1960 - Bathosphere "Trieste" reach bottom of Pacific (10,900 m)
On 01/23/1961 - Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films
On 01/23/1961 - Venezuela adopts constitution
On 01/23/1961 - Trey Junkin, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
On 01/23/1962 - Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/23/1962 - Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb
On 01/23/1962 - British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR
On 01/23/1963 - Rocco Romano, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
On 01/23/1963 - Hakeem Olajuwon, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
On 01/23/1963 - Gail O'Grady, Detroit, actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue)
On 01/23/1964 - Arthur Miller's "After the Fall," premieres in NYC
On 01/23/1964 - Mariska Hargitay, LA Calif, actress (Jesse Smith-Downtown, ER)
On 01/23/1964 - Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
On 01/23/1964 - Louis Horst, composer, dies at 80
On 01/23/1964 - 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
On 01/23/1965 - BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
On 01/23/1965 - Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Phil
On 01/23/1965 - Tim Berrett, Tunbridge Wells Engl, Canadian 20k walker (Oly-14-92, 96
On 01/23/1965 - "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
On 01/23/1966 - Mike Brim, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
On 01/23/1966 - Scott Fortune, Newport Beach Calif, volleyballer (Oly-G-88,B-92, 96)
On 01/23/1966 - Haywoode Workman, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
On 01/23/1966 - Jo van Ammers-K?ller, Dutch playwright (Opstandigen), dies at 81
On 01/23/1967 - Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball (Olympics-96
On 01/23/1967 - Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter (Oly-gold-1988)
On 01/23/1967 - Stan Musial is named GM of Cards
On 01/23/1968 - Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/23/1968 - Spy ship USS Pueblo & 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea
On 01/23/1968 - Eric Metcalf, NFL receiver/running back (Atl Falcons, SD Chargers)
On 01/23/1968 - Lubomir Kolnik, Skalica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia, Espoo)
On 01/23/1968 - Petr Korda, Prague Czech, tennis star (1993 Doubles-Cincinnati)
On 01/23/1968 - Todd Scott, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
On 01/23/1969 - Jaroslav Kricka, composer, dies at 86
On 01/23/1969 - Eric Carter, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
On 01/23/1969 - Brendan Shanahan, Mimico Ont, NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings)
On 01/23/1969 - Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
On 01/23/1970 - Alan Embree, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
On 01/23/1970 - Mark Wohlers, Holyoke MA, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
On 01/23/1970 - Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
On 01/23/1970 - Marquel Fleetwood, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
On 01/23/1970 - Richard Smehlik, Ostrava Cze, NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Oly-Gold-98
On 01/23/1970 - Sherman Obando, Changuinola Panama, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
On 01/23/1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/23/1970 - US launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1
On 01/23/1970 - Dolle Mina's burns her bra in Amsterdam
On 01/23/1970 - Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (Calif)
On 01/23/1971 - Kevin Mawae, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks)
On 01/23/1971 - Adam Parore, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion)
On 01/23/1971 - UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
On 01/23/1971 - 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
On 01/23/1971 - -80?F (-62?C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (US record)
On 01/23/1971 - Mark Grimmette, Ann Arbor Mich, doubles luger (Olympics-1994)
On 01/23/1971 - Julie Foudy, SD Calif, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
On 01/23/1971 - James Logan, WLAF linebacker (Scotland Claymores)
On 01/23/1972 - Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
On 01/23/1972 - Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest
On 01/23/1972 - Gary Harrell, NFL/WLAF receiver (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy)
On 01/23/1972 - Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
On 01/23/1972 - Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)
On 01/23/1972 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-13
On 01/23/1972 - Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champ
On 01/23/1972 - 2nd AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 26-13
On 01/23/1972 - Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party-100 die-New Delhi
On 01/23/1973 - Pres Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
On 01/23/1973 - 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
On 01/23/1973 - Mark Kolesar, Minnedosa, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
On 01/23/1973 - Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
On 01/23/1973 - Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Moslem pilgrims
On 01/23/1974 - Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Long Beach Ca, actress (Saved by Bell, 90210)
On 01/23/1974 - 1st edition of women's magazine "Story"
On 01/23/1974 - Glen Chapple, cricketer (Lancashire & England A pace bowler)
On 01/23/1975 - Karel Paul van der Mandele, director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
On 01/23/1975 - Kevin Alexander, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
On 01/23/1975 - Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
On 01/23/1975 - "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV
On 01/23/1976 - Byron Hanspard, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/23/1976 - Phil Boudreault, Copper Cliff Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
On 01/23/1976 - Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, v WI Adelaide
On 01/23/1976 - Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44
On 01/23/1976 - Paul Robeson, athlete/lawyer/singer, dies in Philadelphia at 77
On 01/23/1976 - Wash Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat NY Rangers 7-5
On 01/23/1977 - Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC
On 01/23/1977 - $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
On 01/23/1977 - Bernard "Toots" Shor, barkeeper, dies at 73
On 01/23/1978 - Jack Oakie, actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74
On 01/23/1978 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 14-13
On 01/23/1978 - Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
On 01/23/1978 - Terry Kath, rock guitarist (Chicago), accidently shot in head at 32
On 01/23/1979 - Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/23/1980 - Theresa Kulikowski, Tacoma Wash, gymnast (World-bronze-95, Oly-96)
On 01/23/1981 - Bobby Sherwood, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 66
On 01/23/1981 - Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games
On 01/23/1981 - Samuel Barber, US composer (School for Scandal), dies at 70
On 01/23/1981 - 1st Richard Nixon museum opens (San Clemente Calif)
On 01/23/1981 - Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin
On 01/23/1981 - Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana & Joe Rudi
On 01/23/1982 - Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83
On 01/23/1982 - Urbe Blanca (cow) produces record 110 kg of milk, Cuba (approx date)
On 01/23/1982 - World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2
On 01/23/1983 - Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000
On 01/23/1983 - In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
On 01/23/1983 - Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
On 01/23/1983 - "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC
On 01/23/1983 - Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
On 01/23/1983 - Sch?ne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97)
On 01/23/1984 - Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ
On 01/23/1984 - Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
On 01/23/1984 - Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
On 01/23/1984 - Samuel Gardner, composer, dies at 92
On 01/23/1985 - Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
On 01/23/1986 - 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown
On 01/23/1986 - Joseph Beuys, West German avant-garde artist/politician, dies at 64
On 01/23/1986 - Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
On 01/23/1986 - "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 perf
On 01/23/1987 - Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
On 01/23/1987 - Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)
On 01/23/1988 - Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager,
On 01/23/1988 - 62nd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (61 76)
On 01/23/1988 - Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match
On 01/23/1988 - 45th Golden Globes: Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas
On 01/23/1989 - Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court
On 01/23/1989 - NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak
On 01/23/1989 - Salvador Dal?, Surrealist painter, dies in Spain at 84
On 01/23/1990 - Dean Jones scores twin Test tons v Pakistan at Adelaide Oval
On 01/23/1990 - Albert Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 57
On 01/23/1990 - Mariano Rumor, Italy's PM (1968-70, 73-1974), dies
On 01/23/1991 - World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait
On 01/23/1991 - "Seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV
On 01/23/1992 - Simon Brand, South African banker/adviser to Pres De Klerk, dies
On 01/23/1992 - Ian Wolfe, actor (Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), dies at 95
On 01/23/1992 - Freddie Bartholomew, child actor (Kidnapped), dies of emphysema at 67
On 01/23/1992 - "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
On 01/23/1993 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
On 01/23/1993 - Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
On 01/23/1993 - 50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman, wins
On 01/23/1993 - Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack
On 01/23/1993 - Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies
On 01/23/1993 - Dudley Stevens, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
On 01/23/1993 - NY Newsday reports Ore Sen Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
On 01/23/1994 - Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76
On 01/23/1994 - Suzanne M Blum, French lawyer (Charlie Chaplin), dies at 95
On 01/23/1994 - Bernie Kosar is 2nd QB to throw TD passes in AFC & NFC Champ games
On 01/23/1994 - Worldwide Day for peace in Bosnia-Hercegovina
On 01/23/1994 - Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow), dies of cancer at 44
On 01/23/1994 - Oliver Smith, US set designer (Guys & Dolls-7 Tony Awards), dies at 7
On 01/23/1995 - Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright, dies at 75
On 01/23/1995 - Michael Whalley Wickham, artist, dies at 91
On 01/23/1995 - Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist, dies at 100
On 01/23/1995 - Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57
On 01/23/1996 - Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test NZ v Zim
On 01/23/1996 - Norman MacCaig, poet, dies at 85
On 01/23/1996 - John Mackin, programmer, dies at 36
On 01/23/1996 - Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, dies at 54
On 01/23/1997 - Roger John Tayler, astrophysicist, dies at 67
On 01/23/1997 - Richard Berry, lyricist (Louie Louie), dies at 61
On 01/23/1997 - Randy Greenawalt, convicted killer, executed by injection at 47
On 01/23/1997 - Laura "Dinky" Patterson, dies bungee jump at Superbowl rehearsal at 4
On 01/23/1997 - Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer, dies at 68
On 01/23/1997 - David Waller, actor (Lady Jane, Perfect Friday, Hannay), dies at 76
On 01/23/1997 - Charles Craig, opera singer, dies at 77
On 01/23/1998 - Hilla Limann, president of Ghana in (1979-81), dies
On 01/23/1998 - Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba
On 01/23/3268 - Beginning of 2nd Julian Period (1/1 OS)
On 01/24/41 - Caligula, [G C Germanicus], Roman emperor (37-41), assassinated at 28
On 01/24/76 - Publius A Hadrianus, 14th Roman Emperor (117-138)
On 01/24/661 - Ali ibn Abu Talib, kalief of Islam (656-61), murdered
On 01/24/772 - Stefanus III/IV, pope (768-72), dies
On 01/24/772 - Stephen III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
On 01/24/817 - Stefanus IV, [V/Colonna?], pope (816-17), dies
On 01/24/817 - St Paschal I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Stephen IV
On 01/24/1076 - Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII
On 01/24/1118 - Giovanni Caetani elected Pope Gelasius II
On 01/24/1328 - King Edward III of England marries Philippa of Henegouwen
On 01/24/1336 - Alfonso IV, the Benignant, king of Aragon (1327-36), dies at 36
On 01/24/1458 - Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary
On 01/24/1473 - Conrad Paumann, German blind organist/composer, dies
On 01/24/1534 - Fran?ois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
On 01/24/1547 - Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, executed for treason
On 01/24/1556 - Heavy earthquake strikes Shaaxi China, kills 830,000
On 01/24/1568 - In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
On 01/24/1568 - Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire
On 01/24/1613 - Amsterdams merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized
On 01/24/1616 - Jacques Le Maire discovers Street Lemaire/Cape Receiver
On 01/24/1634 - Emperor Ferdinand II declares Albrecht von Wallenstein a traitor
On 01/24/1639 - Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders
On 01/24/1639 - George Jenatsch, Grisons leader, assassinated
On 01/24/1644 - Battle at Nantwich Cheshire: Parliamentary armies win
On 01/24/1652 - Duke of Orl?ans joins Fronde rebels
On 01/24/1656 - 1st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland
On 01/24/1659 - Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe," premieres in Paris
On 01/24/1664 - John Vanbrugh, London, dramatist/architect (baptized)
On 01/24/1666 - Johann Andreas Herbst, composer, dies at 77
On 01/24/1678 - Joan Maetsuyker, gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 72
On 01/24/1679 - Christian von Wolff, German philosopher
On 01/24/1679 - King Charles II disbands English parliament
On 01/24/1705 - Farinelli, [Carlo Broschi], Andria Italy, castrato
On 01/24/1712 - Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher
On 01/24/1712 - Frederick II, (the Great), king of Prussia (1740-86)
On 01/24/1722 - Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st US divinity professor (Harvard)
On 01/24/1722 - Czar Peter the Great begins civil system
On 01/24/1732 - Pierre de Baumarchais, France, playwright (Barber of Seville)
On 01/24/1742 - German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
On 01/24/1746 - Gustav III, king during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)
On 01/24/1750 - Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician/patriot/journalist
On 01/24/1758 - Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer
On 01/24/1764 - Gov Winthrop Telescope, is destroyed in a Harvard fire
On 01/24/1767 - Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)
On 01/24/1774 - Karl Moser, composer
On 01/24/1776 - Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)
On 01/24/1778 - Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X
On 01/24/1798 - Karl von Holtei, Silezian actor/playwright (Die Vagabunden)
On 01/24/1798 - Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician)
On 01/24/1800 - Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer
On 01/24/1805 - Giacomo Conti, composer, dies at 50
On 01/24/1812 - Eligio Celestino, composer, dies at 72
On 01/24/1814 - Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector
On 01/24/1814 - Abraham Czn van Stolk, resources/art collector
On 01/24/1820 - John Milton Thayer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 190
On 01/24/1828 - Karol Studzinski, composer
On 01/24/1828 - Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist
On 01/24/1828 - Adam Jacoby Slemmer, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
On 01/24/1829 - William Mason, composer
On 01/24/1832 - John Pegram, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
On 01/24/1833 - Bernhard Erdmannsd?rffer, German, historian (Deutsche Geschichte)
On 01/24/1839 - Charles Darwin elected member of Royal Society
On 01/24/1847 - 1,500 New Mexican Indians & Mexicans defeated by US Col Price
On 01/24/1848 - James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, Calif
On 01/24/1851 - Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Italian composer, dies at 76
On 01/24/1859 - Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer
On 01/24/1861 - Federal troops from Ft Monroe are sent to Ft Pikens
On 01/24/1861 - Arsenal at Augusta, Ga seized by Confederacy
On 01/24/1862 - James McIntosh, US confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at about 33
On 01/24/1862 - Edith Wharton[-Jones], US, novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth)
On 01/24/1862 - Romania principality arises under King Alexander Cuza
On 01/24/1864 - Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer, dies at 54
On 01/24/1864 - Stephen Gardner Champlin, brig-general (Union), dies at about 36
On 01/24/1874 - Arthur Shomburg, famous African
On 01/24/1874 - Gen J van Swieten conquerors Kraton Atjeh, after 1000's die
On 01/24/1874 - Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov," premieres in St Petersburg
On 01/24/1875 - Camille Saint-Sa?ns' "Danse Macabre," premieres
On 01/24/1880 - Elisabeth Achelis, creator (World Calendar)
On 01/24/1883 - Friedrich von Flotow, German baron/composer, dies at 70
On 01/24/1883 - Estelle Winwood, [Goodwin], England, actress (Miracle on 34th Street)
On 01/24/1884 - Johann Christian Gebauer, composer, dies at 75
On 01/24/1885 - Martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72
On 01/24/1888 - Henry King, US, director (Jesse James, 12 O'Clock High)
On 01/24/1888 - Ernst Heinrich Heinkel, German inventor (1st rocket-powered aircraft)
On 01/24/1888 - Hedwig "Vicki" Baum, Austrian/US author (Men Never Know)
On 01/24/1891 - Walter Model, German fieldmarshal
On 01/24/1891 - Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor
On 01/24/1892 - battle at Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack Brit missionaries
On 01/24/1895 - Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
On 01/24/1895 - Eugen Roth, writer
On 01/24/1895 - Hans Fischb?ck, Austria, Finance minister (Nazi-occupied Holland)
On 01/24/1899 - Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
On 01/24/1899 - Belgium govt of Vandenpeereboom forms
On 01/24/1900 - Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
On 01/24/1900 - Battle at Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
On 01/24/1901 - 1st games played in baseball's American League
On 01/24/1901 - Emily Hobhouse view lord Kitcheners concentration camp at Bloemfontei
On 01/24/1901 - Simon Hassler, composer, dies at 68
On 01/24/1902 - Walter Keirnan, New Havens Ct, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
On 01/24/1902 - Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
On 01/24/1902 - Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA
On 01/24/1903 - Robert Gwathmey, artist (Arts & Letters)
On 01/24/1904 - Franz Coenen, composer, dies at 77
On 01/24/1906 - Norman Cook, museum curator
On 01/24/1907 - Alfonse Vranckx, Belgian lawyer/politician
On 01/24/1907 - Maurice Couve de Murville, France premier (1968-69)
On 01/24/1908 - Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy-Scouts
On 01/24/1909 - Tiny Winters, musician
On 01/24/1909 - Ann Todd, Hartford England, actress (Paradine Case, 7th Veil)
On 01/24/1911 - Carl Eilhardt, composer, dies at 67
On 01/24/1911 - C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, US, sci-fi author (Judgment Night)
On 01/24/1912 - Ken Weekes, cricketer (WI batsman v England 1939, 137 at The Oval)
On 01/24/1913 - Norman Dello Joio, [Dello Ioio], NYC, composer
On 01/24/1913 - Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished
On 01/24/1913 - Gustav Luders, composer, dies at 47
On 01/24/1913 - Mark Goodson, TV game-show proudcer (Goodson-Toddman)
On 01/24/1914 - Opera "Madeleine," premieres in NYC
On 01/24/1915 - German-British sea battle at Doggersbank & Helgoland
On 01/24/1915 - Vitezslava Kapralova, composer
On 01/24/1915 - Ernest Borgnine, Hamden Ct, actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale, Marty)
On 01/24/1915 - Robert B Motherwell, US, painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)
On 01/24/1916 - Vic Stollmeyer, cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings
On 01/24/1916 - John Corner, scientist
On 01/24/1918 - Oral Roberts, Televangelist; needs $8,000,000 (Oral Roberts College)
On 01/24/1918 - Gottfried von Einem, Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod
On 01/24/1918 - John McLiam, Alberta, actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh)
On 01/24/1919 - Leon Kirchner, Brooklyn NY, opera composer (Lily)
On 01/24/1919 - Nora Beloff, journalist/author
On 01/24/1920 - Don Saddler, Van Nuys Calif, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
On 01/24/1920 - Jerry Maren, actor (munchkin-Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese)
On 01/24/1921 - Bernard J Dwyer, (Rep-D-NJ, 1981- )
On 01/24/1922 - Neil Franklin, soccer star
On 01/24/1922 - Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
On 01/24/1922 - Lehman Caves National Monument established
On 01/24/1922 - -54?F (-48?C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)
On 01/24/1923 - Simeon ten Holt, composer
On 01/24/1923 - Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM established
On 01/24/1924 - Klaus George Roy, composer
On 01/24/1924 - 8th earl Spencer, English large landowner/father of Diane
On 01/24/1924 - David Craighead, composer
On 01/24/1924 - Marvin Kaplan, Brooklyn NY, actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice)
On 01/24/1924 - Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet/politician, dies at 80
On 01/24/1924 - Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad
On 01/24/1924 - Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union
On 01/24/1924 - Robert W Kastenmeier, (Rep-D-WI, 1959- )
On 01/24/1925 - Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
On 01/24/1925 - Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Is
On 01/24/1925 - Maria Tallchief, Fairfax Ok, ballerina
On 01/24/1925 - William Hudson, Calif, actor (I Led 3 Lives)
On 01/24/1927 - Paula Hawkins, (Sen-R-FL, 1981-86)
On 01/24/1928 - Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
On 01/24/1929 - Willem Royaards, theater directeor (Adam in Ballingschap), dies
On 01/24/1930 - Bernard Matthews, English turkey farmer/multi-millionaire
On 01/24/1930 - J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
On 01/24/1930 - Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
On 01/24/1931 - Kees Z?lstra, Dutch MP (PvdA)
On 01/24/1931 - Ib Norholm, composer
On 01/24/1932 - Werner Steger, composer
On 01/24/1933 - No?l Coward's "Design for Living," premieres in NYC
On 01/24/1933 - Ron Townson, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Aquarius) [or Jan 29]
On 01/24/1933 - Zeke Carey, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You)
On 01/24/1935 - 1st canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale," is sold by Kruger Brewing Co
On 01/24/1936 - Doug Kershaw, La, plays electric fiddle
On 01/24/1936 - Daniel Goode, composer
On 01/24/1936 - Benny Goodman & orch record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
On 01/24/1936 - Jack Scott, Canada, rocker (My True Love)
On 01/24/1938 - Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist
On 01/24/1939 - Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/24/1939 - Spanish govt moves to Figueras
On 01/24/1939 - 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile
On 01/24/1939 - Ray Stevens, Clarksdale Ga, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak)
On 01/24/1940 - Flip Buurmeijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
On 01/24/1940 - Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
On 01/24/1941 - Neil Diamond, Brooklyn NY, singer/actor (Jazz Singer)
On 01/24/1941 - Michael Chapman, Leeds England, rocker (Looking for 11)
On 01/24/1941 - Aaron Neville, US singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)
On 01/24/1941 - British troops march into Abyssinia
On 01/24/1942 - Musical "Star & Garter," premieres in NYC
On 01/24/1943 - John Burns, English minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies
On 01/24/1943 - Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
On 01/24/1943 - Julie Bennett, Beverly Hills CA, actress (Hey There It's Yogi Bear)
On 01/24/1943 - Sharon Tate, Dallas Tx, actress (Valley of the Dolls)
On 01/24/1943 - Hitler orders nazi troops at Stalingrad to fight to death
On 01/24/1944 - David Gerrold, [Jerrold David Friedman], author (World of Star Trek)
On 01/24/1944 - Allied troops occupy Nettuno Italy
On 01/24/1945 - Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg
On 01/24/1946 - Michael Ontkean, Vancouver BC, actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks)
On 01/24/1946 - John Harrison, South Africa correspondent (BBC)
On 01/24/1946 - Hubert M "Jubi" Kirindongo, Cura?aos sculptor/painter
On 01/24/1947 - NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs
On 01/24/1947 - Warren Zevon, Chicago, rocker (Excitable Boy)
On 01/24/1947 - Giorgio Chinaglia, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos)
On 01/24/1947 - David Randall, priest
On 01/24/1947 - Felix Timmermans, writer/painter (Gift from St Nicholas), dies at 60
On 01/24/1948 - Dutch Liberal Party forms-People's party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD
On 01/24/1948 - Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
On 01/24/1948 - "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 perfs
On 01/24/1948 - Elliott Abrams, asst secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras
On 01/24/1949 - John Belushi, Chicago Ill, comedian/actor (SNL, Blues Brothers)
On 01/24/1949 - Bart Gordon, (Rep-D-TN, 1985- )
On 01/24/1950 - Daniel Auteuil, Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
On 01/24/1950 - Bull Montana, actor (Son of Sheik), dies at 62
On 01/24/1950 - Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
On 01/24/1951 - Dutch govt Drees-van Schaik resigns
On 01/24/1951 - Yakov Smirnoff, Russia, comedian (It's a wonderful country)
On 01/24/1952 - 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
On 01/24/1952 - Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
On 01/24/1952 - William F Readdy, Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
On 01/24/1953 - [Karl R] Gerd von Rundstedt, gen-field marshal (Normandy), dies at 77
On 01/24/1953 - Brian Matthews, Phila, actor (Burning)
On 01/24/1954 - BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter
On 01/24/1954 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
On 01/24/1955 - Julian Holland, rocker (Squeeze)
On 01/24/1955 - James Montgomery, US 100m swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1976)
On 01/24/1956 - 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
On 01/24/1957 - Daniel Taylor, cricketer (bro of Herbie, 2 Tests for S Af 1914), dies
On 01/24/1958 - Frank Ullrich, East Germany, world biathlon champion
On 01/24/1958 - After warming to 100,000,000?, 2 light atoms are bashed together to c
On 01/24/1959 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's comedy "Cheryomushk," premieres in Moscow
On 01/24/1959 - "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 perfs
On 01/24/1959 - WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting
On 01/24/1960 - Nastassja Kinski, Berlin Germany, actress (Tess, Cat People)
On 01/24/1960 - Rutland Boughton, composer, dies at 82
On 01/24/1960 - John Miljan, actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 6
On 01/24/1960 - Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle
On 01/24/1961 - Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82
On 01/24/1961 - Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC
On 01/24/1961 - Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut
On 01/24/1961 - Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68
On 01/24/1962 - Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
On 01/24/1962 - Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62
On 01/24/1962 - Sultan Zarawani, cricketer (United Arab Emirates capt 1996 World Cup)
On 01/24/1962 - Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/24/1962 - 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
On 01/24/1962 - Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
On 01/24/1963 - Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrest
On 01/24/1964 - Ronnie McCann, Evander South Africa, Nike golfer (1993 Hawkeye-37th)
On 01/24/1964 - Rob Dibble, Bridgeport Ct, pitcher (Cin Reds)
On 01/24/1964 - Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Joseph Schildkraut Presents), dies at 68
On 01/24/1964 - CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
On 01/24/1964 - Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
On 01/24/1964 - 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting ri
On 01/24/1965 - Winston Churchill, PM of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55), dies at 90
On 01/24/1965 - Ross MacDonald, Vancouver BC, star yachter (Olympics-96)
On 01/24/1966 - Kim Saiki, Inglewood CA, golfer (1994 Standard Register PING-13th)
On 01/24/1966 - Mike Forgeron, Main-A-Dieu Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
On 01/24/1966 - WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
On 01/24/1967 - Chris Warren, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
On 01/24/1967 - Howard Charles Shaiffer, entertainer, dies at 49
On 01/24/1967 - Shannon Butler, South Lake Tahoe Calif, 10k runner
On 01/24/1968 - Scott Mercier, Harbor City Calif, cyclist (Olympics-96)
On 01/24/1968 - Ross Powell, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)
On 01/24/1968 - Mark Burmester, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992)
On 01/24/1968 - Mary Lou Retton, Fairmont WV, gymnist (Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-84)
On 01/24/1969 - Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Wash Senators), dies at 72
On 01/24/1969 - Louise McPaul, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
On 01/24/1969 - Stephanie Romanov, actress (Teri Spencer-Models Inc)/model (Elite)
On 01/24/1969 - Pauline Hall, composer, dies at 78
On 01/24/1969 - Spanish Gen Franco announces state of emergency
On 01/24/1969 - Queen Juliana appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa
On 01/24/1970 - Matthew Lillard, actor (Scream)
On 01/24/1970 - James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
On 01/24/1970 - Chris Bartolone, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
On 01/24/1970 - 3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
On 01/24/1970 - Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 sec)
On 01/24/1971 - Tonya Crowe, Long Beach Calif, actress (Olivia-Knots Landing)
On 01/24/1971 - Saalman Raelyn, Fostoria Ohio, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold)
On 01/24/1971 - John Reece, WLAF/NFL cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals, Dallas Cowboys)
On 01/24/1971 - Joe Panos, NFL guard/center (Phila Eagles)
On 01/24/1971 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6
On 01/24/1971 - Cory Bailey, US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
On 01/24/1972 - Jerome Cowan, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74
On 01/24/1972 - Jay Walker, quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
On 01/24/1972 - Raphael Graetz, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
On 01/24/1972 - Salima Davidson, Pittsburgh Penn, volleyball setter (Olympics-96)
On 01/24/1972 - Joe Garten, WLAF center (Frankfurt Galaxy)
On 01/24/1972 - Shannon Garrett, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
On 01/24/1972 - WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
On 01/24/1973 - Peter Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
On 01/24/1973 - Chris Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
On 01/24/1973 - Richard Aimonetto, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
On 01/24/1973 - Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/24/1973 - J Carrol Naish, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
On 01/24/1973 - Alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies
On 01/24/1973 - Erik Gervais, Valleyfield Quebec, kayaker (Olympics-96)
On 01/24/1974 - Layla Linn, Miss New Mexico USA (1996)
On 01/24/1974 - Tim Biakabutuka, running back (Carolina Panthers)
On 01/24/1974 - Kristy Sargeant, Edmonton Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)
On 01/24/1975 - "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
On 01/24/1975 - Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
On 01/24/1975 - Danielle Connors, Miss Virginia USA (1996)
On 01/24/1975 - Larry Fine, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 72
On 01/24/1976 - Shae-Lynn Bourne, Ontario, pairs skater (Bourne & Kraatz)
On 01/24/1976 - Shae-Lyn Bourne, Chatham Ontario, ice dancer (1995 World Champs-4th)
On 01/24/1976 - Laure Belleville, Miss Universe-France (1996)
On 01/24/1976 - George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest
On 01/24/1976 - Cleve Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)
On 01/24/1977 - 5 lawyers murdered by fascist in Madrid
On 01/24/1977 - Lenka Cenkova, Trinec Czech, tennis star (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-GER)
On 01/24/1978 - 31st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (OT) at Buffalo
On 01/24/1978 - Carter Executive Order on Intelligence (# 12036)
On 01/24/1979 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/24/1979 - Jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51
On 01/24/1979 - Mabel Taliaferro, actress (My Love Come Back), dies at 91
On 01/24/1979 - Tatyana M Ali, NYC, actress (Sesame St, Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
On 01/24/1981 - Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques
On 01/24/1981 - Kim Hughes scores 213 v India at Adelaide
On 01/24/1982 - Superbowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Mich
On 01/24/1982 - Superbowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
On 01/24/1983 - Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title
On 01/24/1983 - George Cukor, director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83
On 01/24/1984 - Apple Computer Inc unveila its Macintosh personal computer
On 01/24/1985 - 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched
On 01/24/1986 - Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
On 01/24/1986 - NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
On 01/24/1986 - Gordon MacRae, singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64
On 01/24/1986 - L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard, author (Death Quest), dies at 74
On 01/24/1986 - 43th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win
On 01/24/1986 - South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
On 01/24/1987 - 61st Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76
On 01/24/1988 - Cerebral Palsy telethon
On 01/24/1988 - Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91
On 01/24/1988 - 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
On 01/24/1988 - 76th Australian Mens Tennis: M Wilander beats P Cash (63 67 36 61 86)
On 01/24/1988 - 9th ACE Cable Awards
On 01/24/1988 - Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
On 01/24/1989 - 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
On 01/24/1989 - Ted Bundy, serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 4
On 01/24/1990 - Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
On 01/24/1990 - Madge Bellamy, actress (White Zombie), dies at 87
On 01/24/1991 - George Gobel, comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71
On 01/24/1991 - "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal
On 01/24/1991 - Lawrence Lott, actor (Real Men, Phila Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40
On 01/24/1992 - John Bleifer, actor (Highway to Heaven), dies at 90
On 01/24/1992 - Tina Chow, model, dies of AIDs at 41
On 01/24/1992 - Charles Moulin, French actor (French Tarzan), dies
On 01/24/1993 - Soyuz TM-16 launches
On 01/24/1993 - Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
On 01/24/1993 - Thurgood Marshall, 1st black supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84
On 01/24/1993 - Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies
On 01/24/1993 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
On 01/24/1993 - 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
On 01/24/1993 - Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern
On 01/24/1994 - Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)
On 01/24/1994 - Michalis Vranopoulos, head of Greek state bank, murdered at 48
On 01/24/1995 - Victor Reinganum, artist, dies at 87
On 01/24/1995 - Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, dies at 65
On 01/24/1995 - Wim H Sinnige, Amsterdam PvdA alderman of Finance, dies at 60
On 01/24/1996 - Sandor Iharos, athlete, dies at 65
On 01/24/1996 - Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner, dies at 75
On 01/24/1997 - Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian, dies at 49
On 01/24/1998 - Jay Monahan, husband of Katie Couric, dies of cancer at 42
On 01/25/749 - Leo IV, the Khazar, Byzantine emperor (775-80)
On 01/25/844 - Gregory IV begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope
On 01/25/1037 - Su Tung-p'o, [J Sotoba], China, layman/poet/administrator [or Dec 19]
On 01/25/1138 - Anacletus II, [Pietro Pierleone], Jewish anti-pope (1130-38), dies
On 01/25/1139 - Godfried I, with the Beard, duke of Brabant/earl of Leuven, dies
On 01/25/1139 - Godfried II the Young becomes duke of Brabant
On 01/25/1327 - King Edward III accedes to British throne
On 01/25/1348 - Earthquake destroys Villach, killing 5,000
On 01/25/1477 - Anna de Bretagne, wife of Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII
On 01/25/1494 - Ferdinand I, cruel king of Naples, dies
On 01/25/1494 - Alfonso II replaces his father as king of Naples
On 01/25/1509 - Giovanni Morone, Italian theologist/diplomat/cardinal/"heretic"
On 01/25/1533 - England's King Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn (approximate date)
On 01/25/1540 - Edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes)
On 01/25/1547 - Lieven Algoet, Flemish humanist, dies
On 01/25/1554 - Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary
On 01/25/1565 - Battle at Talikota India: Moslems destroy Vijayanagar's army
On 01/25/1579 - Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic
On 01/25/1586 - Lucas Cranach "the Young", German painter, dies at 70
On 01/25/1615 - Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob)
On 01/25/1626 - John van de Cappelle, Amsterdam, landscape painter
On 01/25/1627 - Robert Boyle, Ireld, physicist/chemist/author (experiments with color
On 01/25/1634 - Gaspar Fagel, lawyer/pension advisor of Holland (1672-88)
On 01/25/1640 - Robert Burton, author (Anatomy of Melancholy), dies
On 01/25/1693 - Anna Ivanova Romanova, daughter of Ivan V/empress of Russia (1730-40)
On 01/25/1708 - Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter
On 01/25/1721 - Czar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
On 01/25/1726 - Guillaume Delisle, French geographer (Atlas g?ographique), dies at 50
On 01/25/1728 - Antoine Court de G?belin, French vicar/writer
On 01/25/1733 - Reinier V van Hompech, Dutch gen-maj cavalry, dies
On 01/25/1736 - Joseph-Louis, comte de Lagrange, Turin, French mathematician
On 01/25/1741 - Benedict Arnold, general/traitor (US revolution)
On 01/25/1744 - Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer, dies at 64
On 01/25/1750 - Johann Gottfried Vierling, composer
On 01/25/1759 - Robert Burns, Alloway Scotland, poet (Auld Lang Syne)
On 01/25/1766 - Hans CE Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king Willem I
On 01/25/1770 - Francis Burdett, British politician
On 01/25/1775 - Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)
On 01/25/1777 - Elias Canneman, Dutch liberal minister of Finance (1813-14)
On 01/25/1787 - Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by C
On 01/25/1796 - William McGillivray, Old Aberdeen, naturalist
On 01/25/1799 - 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont
On 01/25/1802 - Napoleon elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic
On 01/25/1806 - Daniel Maclise, Irish painter
On 01/25/1814 - Francis Harrison Pierpont, governor (Union), died in 1899
On 01/25/1817 - Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
On 01/25/1820 - Joseph F Weigl, German/Austria violin cellist, dies at 79
On 01/25/1821 - Johan Valckenier, Dutch politician/patriot, dies at 62
On 01/25/1825 - 1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY
On 01/25/1826 - Rembt T H P L A van Boneval Faure, Dutch MP
On 01/25/1829 - William Shield, composer, dies at 80
On 01/25/1834 - Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer
On 01/25/1835 - Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani," premieres in Paris
On 01/25/1835 - Opera "I Puritani," premieres in Paris
On 01/25/1839 - Seldon Connor, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1917
On 01/25/1841 - John Arbuthnot Fisher, Ceylon, 1st Baron Fisher/admiral of the fleet
On 01/25/1844 - Recontre between Reps Weller & Shriver, US House of Representative
On 01/25/1844 - Frederick E Kitziger, composer
On 01/25/1851 - Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)
On 01/25/1851 - Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Bondestudentar)
On 01/25/1851 - Jan Blockx, Belgium, opera composer (Sea Bride princess of Herberg)
On 01/25/1854 - Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bednost ne Porok," premieres in Moscow
On 01/25/1855 - Dorothy Wordsworth, writer, dies at 83
On 01/25/1856 - Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians
On 01/25/1858 - Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" 1st played, at wedding of Queen Victori
On 01/25/1858 - Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer
On 01/25/1860 - Charles Curtis, (R) 31st US VP (1929-33)
On 01/25/1863 - Battle of Kinston, NC
On 01/25/1863 - General Joseph Hooker replaces Burnside as head of Army of Potomac
On 01/25/1865 - CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia
On 01/25/1866 - Emile Vandervelde, leader of Belgian BWP party
On 01/25/1870 - Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows
On 01/25/1874 - [William] Somerset Maugham, Paris, novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage)
On 01/25/1874 - Hewlett Johnson, [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop
On 01/25/1875 - Anti-slavery society forms (NY)
On 01/25/1875 - Leopold Jansa, composer, dies at 79
On 01/25/1877 - Congress determines presidential election between Hayes-Tilden
On 01/25/1880 - Francis George Scott, composer
On 01/25/1881 - Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer
On 01/25/1881 - Emil Ludwig, German biographer (Diana, Son of Man)
On 01/25/1882 - Peter Singer, composer, dies at 71
On 01/25/1882 - Virginia [Adeline] Woolf, London, author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse
On 01/25/1882 - Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
On 01/25/1884 - Edward Kilenyi, composer
On 01/25/1885 - Vincent d'Indy's "Saugefleurie," premieres
On 01/25/1885 - A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Eline Vere, L'aiglon)
On 01/25/1886 - Wilhelm F?rtw?ngler, Berlin Germany, conductor/composer
On 01/25/1887 - Diego Valeri, Italian author/poet (Le Gaie Tristezze)
On 01/25/1889 - Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
On 01/25/1890 - National Afro-American League forms in Chicago
On 01/25/1890 - United Mine Workers of America forms
On 01/25/1890 - Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg's time around world by 8 days (72 days)
On 01/25/1891 - Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Britian, actress (Cleopatra)
On 01/25/1891 - William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador to USSR
On 01/25/1894 - James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing titl
On 01/25/1896 - John Moores, British gambling magnate/multi-millionaire
On 01/25/1896 - Frederic Leighton, President of the Royal Academy (1878-96), dies
On 01/25/1896 - Frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68
On 01/25/1898 - Joachim Wach, German/US philosopher/sociologist (Understanding)
On 01/25/1899 - Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
On 01/25/1899 - Ace Goodman, KC Mo, comedian (Easy Aces)
On 01/25/1900 - Mildred Dunnock, Balt, actress (Baby Doll, Nun's Story)
On 01/25/1900 - Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukraine, genetist/writer (Mankind Evolving)
On 01/25/1901 - Eric Brown, architect
On 01/25/1902 - Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg
On 01/25/1902 - Gerard P M Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
On 01/25/1903 - "Sleepy" John Estes, rocker
On 01/25/1904 - Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Het Parool)
On 01/25/1904 - J M Synge's "Ruders to the Sea," premieres in Dublin
On 01/25/1904 - 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania
On 01/25/1904 - G?za Frid, Hungarian/Dutch composer/pianist
On 01/25/1905 - Largest diamond, Cullinan (3106 carets), found in South Africa
On 01/25/1906 - Del Valle Inclans "El Marqu?s de Bradomin," premieres in Madrid
On 01/25/1906 - Joseph Wheeler II, Confederate General, dies at 70
On 01/25/1906 - Pierre L Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Malines/Cardinal, dies at 78
On 01/25/1907 - Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to Natl Inst of Arts & Letters
On 01/25/1908 - John Blockx' opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp
On 01/25/1908 - W H V "Hopper" Levett, cricket keeper (England in 1 Test in Calcutta)
On 01/25/1908 - Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar)
On 01/25/1909 - Richard Strauss' premier of "Electricity" in Dresden
On 01/25/1910 - 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf v Eng)
On 01/25/1910 - Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
On 01/25/1910 - L?on Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
On 01/25/1910 - Hendrik Willem Hans Osieck, composer
On 01/25/1910 - Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman
On 01/25/1911 - Julia Frances Smith, composer
On 01/25/1912 - Lucius E Burch Jr, US lawyer/civil rights leader
On 01/25/1913 - Witold Lutoslawski, Warsaw Poland, composer (Jeux V?nitiens)
On 01/25/1915 - Michael Duane, educationalist
On 01/25/1915 - Transcontinental telephone service inaugurated (NY to SF)
On 01/25/1915 - Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans G?ne" premieres in NYC
On 01/25/1915 - Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF
On 01/25/1916 - Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary
On 01/25/1917 - Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), die
On 01/25/1918 - Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol)
On 01/25/1918 - Russia declared a republic of Soviets
On 01/25/1919 - Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)
On 01/25/1919 - Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later
On 01/25/1919 - Edwin Newman, NYC, newscaster/journalist/author (NBC-TV, Comment)
On 01/25/1920 - Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35
On 01/25/1921 - Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author
On 01/25/1921 - Alfred Reed, composer
On 01/25/1921 - Karel Cap?k's "RUR," premieres in Prague
On 01/25/1921 - Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer, dies at 43
On 01/25/1922 - Jules P de Palm, Antilles writer
On 01/25/1922 - Raymond Baxter, British TV host/author (Fast Lady)
On 01/25/1923 - NVV donates ?100,000 to mine workers of Ruhrgebied
On 01/25/1923 - Eva Zeller, writer
On 01/25/1924 - Lou "The Toe" Groza, AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleve Browns)
On 01/25/1924 - 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
On 01/25/1925 - Eric Dempster, cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5
On 01/25/1927 - Antonio Carlos Jobim, composer
On 01/25/1927 - Gregg Palmer, SF, actor (Scream, To Hell & Back)
On 01/25/1927 - Seung Sahn, zen teacher (Korean line)
On 01/25/1928 - Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet Georgia, foreign minister of USSR (-91)
On 01/25/1929 - Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
On 01/25/1931 - Harold Lloyd Jr, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter)
On 01/25/1931 - Stikkan, Stig Anderson, music entrepreneur
On 01/25/1931 - Paavo J Haavikko, finnish writer/poet/husband of Marja-Liisa Vartio
On 01/25/1931 - Dean Jones, Decatur Ala, actor (Ensign O'Toole, Company, Love Bug)
On 01/25/1932 - Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours
On 01/25/1932 - 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
On 01/25/1933 - Coraz?n Aquino, president of Philippines (1986-92)
On 01/25/1934 - Elizabeth Allen, Jersey City NJ, actress (Laura-Bracken's World)
On 01/25/1936 - Diana Hyland, Cleve Hgts Ohio, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough)
On 01/25/1936 - Dan Schaefer, (Rep-R-CO, 1983- )
On 01/25/1937 - Kathleen Tynan Halton, writer
On 01/25/1937 - Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13
On 01/25/1937 - Don Maynard, NFL receiver (NY Jets), #13
On 01/25/1937 - Soap Opera "Guiding Light" premieres on radio
On 01/25/1937 - 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
On 01/25/1938 - Ian Hay's "Bachelor Born," premieres in NYC
On 01/25/1938 - Etta James, [Jamesette Hawkins], US singer (Roll With Me Henry)
On 01/25/1938 - Betico Croes, Arubian politician (Status Aparte)
On 01/25/1939 - Earthquake hits Chill?n Chile, 10,000 killed
On 01/25/1939 - Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
On 01/25/1940 - Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland
On 01/25/1941 - Elzie "Buddy" Baker, race-car driver
On 01/25/1942 - Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus
On 01/25/1942 - Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer, dies at 78
On 01/25/1945 - Dan Topping, Del Webb & Larry MacPhail purchase NY Yanks for $2.8 mil
On 01/25/1945 - Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths
On 01/25/1945 - NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping, &
On 01/25/1945 - West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma
On 01/25/1945 - Grand Rapids, Michigan becomes 1st US city to fluoridate its water
On 01/25/1945 - Leigh Taylor-Young, Wash DC, actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas)
On 01/25/1946 - Ronnie Brandon, rocker (McCoys)
On 01/25/1946 - United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor
On 01/25/1946 - Josephine M Verspaget, sociologist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
On 01/25/1946 - Silvio Blatter, writer
On 01/25/1946 - Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis," premieres in Zurich
On 01/25/1947 - Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of syphilis at 48
On 01/25/1947 - Grace Moore, soprano/actress (One Night of Love), dies at 45
On 01/25/1949 - Emil Axman, composer, dies at 61
On 01/25/1949 - 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
On 01/25/1949 - 1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins
On 01/25/1950 - Gloria Naylor, US author (Women of Brewster Place)
On 01/25/1950 - 73?F (23?C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January
On 01/25/1950 - Michael Cotton, rocker (Tubes)
On 01/25/1951 - UN begins counter offensive in Korea
On 01/25/1951 - Steve Prefontaine, Coos Bay Oregon, 5K (Olympics-4th-1972)
On 01/25/1952 - Sveinn Bjfrnsson, Danish 1st pres of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
On 01/25/1952 - Test debut of Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG
On 01/25/1953 - Malcolm Green, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You)
On 01/25/1953 - Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 sec
On 01/25/1953 - WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/25/1954 - Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
On 01/25/1954 - Richard Finch, rock bassist (KC & Sunshine-That's the Way I Like It)
On 01/25/1955 - Joe Strummer, vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Rock the Casbah) [or 8/21/53]
On 01/25/1955 - Jill Kinmont hits a tree & breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race
On 01/25/1955 - Russia ends state of war with Germany
On 01/25/1955 - US & Panama sign canal treaty
On 01/25/1955 - Columbia U scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one
On 01/25/1956 - Andy Cox, rock guitarist (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
On 01/25/1956 - 96.5 cm (38.0") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record)
On 01/25/1957 - Edmund Theodore Sylvers, rocker (Sylvers)
On 01/25/1957 - Martha Elizabeth Thomsen, Moses Lake Wash, playmate (May, 1980)
On 01/25/1957 - Jenifer Lewis, actress (Girl 6, Meteor Man, Sister Act)
On 01/25/1957 - Jeff Gossett, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
On 01/25/1957 - FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR
On 01/25/1958 - Dinah Manoff, NYC, actress (Elaine-Soap, Carol Weston-Empty Nest)
On 01/25/1958 - Gary Brian Tibbs, London, rock bassist (Adam & The Ants, Roxy Music)
On 01/25/1958 - Harti Weirather, Austrian alpine skier
On 01/25/1959 - Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
On 01/25/1959 - 1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)
On 01/25/1960 - Diana Barrymore, actress (Ladies Courageous), dies at 38
On 01/25/1960 - Rutland Boughton, composer, dies at 82
On 01/25/1961 - Michele Tobin, Chicago Ill, actress (Fitzpatricks)
On 01/25/1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
On 01/25/1961 - Military coup in El Salvador
On 01/25/1961 - Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
On 01/25/1961 - 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
On 01/25/1962 - Chris Chelios, Chicago, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team USA)
On 01/25/1963 - Joe Lloyd, Highland Park Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Space Coast)
On 01/25/1963 - Carl Fysh, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
On 01/25/1963 - Wilson Kettle, Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
On 01/25/1963 - Suzanne Klemann, Dutch singer (Lo?s Lane-I Wanna Be)
On 01/25/1964 - Bob Sweeney, Concord, NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames)
On 01/25/1964 - Chip Foster, actor (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
On 01/25/1964 - Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
On 01/25/1964 - Beatles 1st US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
On 01/25/1964 - Pepper Foster, actress (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
On 01/25/1964 - William Thomas Andrade, Fall River MA, PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open)
On 01/25/1965 - Brian Holman, Winfield Ks, pitcher (Cin Reds, Seattle Mariners)
On 01/25/1965 - Staff Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), dies at 63
On 01/25/1965 - Esa Tikkanen, Helsinki FI, NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Oly-B-98
On 01/25/1966 - Richie Lewis, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
On 01/25/1966 - Pavel Torgajev, Nizhnij Novgorod, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
On 01/25/1966 - Paul Ranheim, St Louis, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers)
On 01/25/1966 - John [Vo] Velyvis, North Adams Mass, rower (Olympics-1996)
On 01/25/1966 - Mark Schlereth, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
On 01/25/1966 - WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast
On 01/25/1967 - Mario Brunetta, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
On 01/25/1967 - Marty Calder, St Catharine ON, 62 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-12-92,96
On 01/25/1967 - Randy Mckay, Montreal, NHL right wing (NJ Devils)
On 01/25/1968 - Lynette Brooky, NZ, golfer (NZ Open 1993/94)
On 01/25/1968 - Tim De Leede, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
On 01/25/1968 - Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in NYC
On 01/25/1968 - Risse St in Bronx named
On 01/25/1968 - Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31
On 01/25/1968 - Roosevelt Collins, WLAF DL (Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/25/1969 - John Zaj?c, Czech student, self incinerates
On 01/25/1969 - Heidi Wolfgramm, rocker (Jets)
On 01/25/1969 - Jesse Harte, Rome Ga, heavy metal vocalist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
On 01/25/1969 - Nolan Harrison, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers)
On 01/25/1969 - Penny Moore, WNBA guard/forward (Charlotte Sting)
On 01/25/1969 - US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
On 01/25/1970 - Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84
On 01/25/1970 - Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st black female DA in NY, dies at 70
On 01/25/1970 - Scott Hendrickson, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
On 01/25/1970 - Pau Coll, WLAF kicker/safety (Barcelona Dragons)
On 01/25/1970 - Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H," premieres
On 01/25/1970 - Milt Stegall, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
On 01/25/1970 - Chris Mills, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, NY Knicks)
On 01/25/1971 - Jordan Young, Thunder Bay Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Purdue)
On 01/25/1971 - China Slick, rocker (daughter of Grace Slick)
On 01/25/1971 - Herman Smith, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs
On 01/25/1971 - Kerry Taylor, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
On 01/25/1971 - Kevin Williams, receiver/kick returner (Az Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys)
On 01/25/1971 - Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
On 01/25/1971 - Konstantin Matoussevich, Israel, Men's high jump (Oly-7th-1996)
On 01/25/1971 - Vincent Brisby, NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots)
On 01/25/1971 - Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
On 01/25/1971 - Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
On 01/25/1971 - Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada
On 01/25/1971 - WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
On 01/25/1971 - Tommie Jones, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/25/1972 - 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in
On 01/25/1972 - 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota
On 01/25/1973 - Elvis Presley Jr, alleged son of Elvis Presley
On 01/25/1973 - Marco Battaglia, tight end (Cincinnati Bengals)
On 01/25/1973 - Terrell Wade, Rembert SC, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
On 01/25/1973 - Anthony Harris, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
On 01/25/1973 - Rodney Young, NFL safety (NY Giants)
On 01/25/1974 - Daniel Sproule, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
On 01/25/1974 - Adam Meadows, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
On 01/25/1974 - Jonathan Bryan Colling, Boston, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys)
On 01/25/1974 - B?lent Ecevit forms govt in Turkey
On 01/25/1974 - Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
On 01/25/1974 - Ray Kroc, CEO (McDonald's), buys SD Padres for $12 million
On 01/25/1975 - Parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
On 01/25/1975 - Vivien Kellems, TV hostess (The Power of Women), dies at 78
On 01/25/1975 - 10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st
On 01/25/1975 - John Piersma, US, 200m/400m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-4th-96)
On 01/25/1976 - Tara Fleming, N York Ontario, LPGA golfer (1992 LPGA Corning-10th)
On 01/25/1976 - Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind v NZ Auckland
On 01/25/1977 - Donald Kerr, actor (Devil Bat, Killer Bats), dies at 85
On 01/25/1978 - Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse
On 01/25/1978 - Mandy Carraway, Miss Kansas Teen USA (1996)
On 01/25/1978 - Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Pe
On 01/25/1978 - Christine Lakin, actress (Alicia Lambert-Step by Step)
On 01/25/1978 - Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
On 01/25/1979 - 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
On 01/25/1979 - Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
On 01/25/1979 - J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87
On 01/25/1980 - Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported
On 01/25/1980 - Amanda Michelle Burns, Miss West Virginia Teen USA (1997)
On 01/25/1980 - Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
On 01/25/1980 - David Newell, actor (Dangerous Curves, White Heat), dies at 75
On 01/25/1980 - Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft
On 01/25/1980 - Dutch Govt demands boycott of Olympics
On 01/25/1981 - Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death
On 01/25/1981 - Richard Talmadge, actor (Speed Reporter), dies
On 01/25/1981 - Superbowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Phila Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans
On 01/25/1981 - Adele Marie Astaire, sister of Fred Astaire, dies at 82
On 01/25/1981 - [Adele] Marie Astaire, actress (Last Man on Earth, Millie), dies at 8
On 01/25/1981 - 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
On 01/25/1982 - 9th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers win
On 01/25/1982 - Mihail A Suslov, Soviet party ideologist, dies at 79
On 01/25/1983 - China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
On 01/25/1983 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
On 01/25/1983 - Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
On 01/25/1985 - Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
On 01/25/1985 - "Black & Blue," premieres in Paris
On 01/25/1985 - "We are the World" is recorded
On 01/25/1986 - General Tito Okello's govt flees Kampala Uganda
On 01/25/1986 - Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies
On 01/25/1986 - Ernst Schnabel, writer, dies at 72
On 01/25/1987 - 75th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)
On 01/25/1987 - Superbowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super
On 01/25/1987 - Emil Hlobil, composer, dies at 85
On 01/25/1988 - Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
On 01/25/1988 - 15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston
On 01/25/1988 - Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
On 01/25/1988 - Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as pres of Suriname
On 01/25/1988 - VP Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts t
On 01/25/1988 - George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"
On 01/25/1989 - Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
On 01/25/1989 - Yank owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
On 01/25/1989 - Augusto Alcalde, 1st S Amer Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
On 01/25/1990 - Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
On 01/25/1990 - Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jai
On 01/25/1990 - Ian Dudley Hardy, entertainer, dies
On 01/25/1990 - Alexander Lockwood, actor (Duel), dies
On 01/25/1990 - Ava Gardner, actress (Barefoot Contessa), dies of pneumonia at 67
On 01/25/1990 - West-Europe's strongest hurricane
On 01/25/1991 - Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US govt
On 01/25/1991 - Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2? year run
On 01/25/1991 - Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)
On 01/25/1991 - Stanley Brock, actor (Tin Men), dies of heart attack at 59
On 01/25/1991 - Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
On 01/25/1992 - Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
On 01/25/1992 - 66th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats M Fernandez (62 63)
On 01/25/1992 - John Touchstone, actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59
On 01/25/1992 - Mahmoud Riad, sec-gen of Arab League (1972-79), dies
On 01/25/1992 - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
On 01/25/1992 - Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
On 01/25/1992 - Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
On 01/25/1993 - Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
On 01/25/1993 - 20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
On 01/25/1993 - Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
On 01/25/1994 - Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions), dies at 85
On 01/25/1994 - US space probe Clementine launched
On 01/25/1994 - Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
On 01/25/1994 - Mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55
On 01/25/1994 - Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civ
On 01/25/1995 - Peter Black, TV critic, dies at 82
On 01/25/1995 - Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee
On 01/25/1995 - William Sylvester, actor (2001, Devil Doll, Blind Corner), dies at 72
On 01/25/1995 - Tom Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Brave Dodo), dies at 62
On 01/25/1996 - Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
On 01/25/1996 - Jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35
On 01/25/1997 - Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist, dies at 80
On 01/25/1997 - Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy), dies of a heart attack at 79
On 01/25/1997 - 71st Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (62 62
On 01/25/1998 - Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) & soccer David Beckham gets engaged
On 01/25/1998 - Superbowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
On 01/25/1998 - Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
On 01/25/1998 - "Grease," closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performanc
On 01/25/1998 - Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies
On 01/25/1998 - "Patti LaBelle On Broadway," closes at St James Theater NYC
On 01/25/1998 - Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament
On 01/25/1998 - Shinichi Suzuki, music teacher, dies at 99
On 01/26/66 - 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
On 01/26/1109 - Albericus of C?teaux, French saint, dies
On 01/26/1340 - English king Edward III proclaimed king of France
On 01/26/1531 - Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
On 01/26/1613 - Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer
On 01/26/1654 - Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife
On 01/26/1666 - France declares war on England & M?nster
On 01/26/1667 - Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
On 01/26/1689 - Jean Racine's "Esther," premieres in Saint-Cyr
On 01/26/1697 - Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, so
On 01/26/1699 - Venice, Poland & Austria sign peace treaty with Turkey
On 01/26/1706 - Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59
On 01/26/1708 - William Hayes, composer
On 01/26/1714 - Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)
On 01/26/1715 - Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher
On 01/26/1716 - George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
On 01/26/1722 - Prestonpans
On 01/26/1736 - Stanislaw Lesczynski flees Polish throne
On 01/26/1742 - Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer
On 01/26/1748 - England, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
On 01/26/1748 - Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer
On 01/26/1763 - Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)
On 01/26/1770 - Alexander Carlyle, Moderator of General Assembly
On 01/26/1771 - Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)
On 01/26/1778 - Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)
On 01/26/1781 - Achim v Arnim, writer
On 01/26/1781 - Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
On 01/26/1784 - Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol
On 01/26/1786 - Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)
On 01/26/1788 - Capt Arthur Phillip hoists English flag on Botany Bay, New South Wale
On 01/26/1789 - John Odell signs contract for ?336 to build St Peter's church (Bronx)
On 01/26/1790 - Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna
On 01/26/1795 - Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62
On 01/26/1797 - Russia, Prussia & Austria sign treaty
On 01/26/1798 - Christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49
On 01/26/1802 - Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library
On 01/26/1803 - Georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72
On 01/26/1814 - Rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
On 01/26/1816 - Lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
On 01/26/1819 - Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]
On 01/26/1824 - Edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies
On 01/26/1824 - Th?odore G?ricault, French painter (Grand Derby d'epsom), dies
On 01/26/1826 - Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)
On 01/26/1828 - Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer
On 01/26/1831 - Mary Mapes Dodge, NYC, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates)
On 01/26/1833 - Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan
On 01/26/1837 - Michigan admitted as 26th US state
On 01/26/1838 - Tennessee becomes 1st state to prohibit alcohol
On 01/26/1841 - Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain
On 01/26/1849 - Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 4
On 01/26/1850 - 1st German-language daily newspaper in US published, NYC
On 01/26/1850 - Francis Jeffrey, Baron Jeffrey, judge/literary critic, dies
On 01/26/1852 - Frederick Corder, composer
On 01/26/1852 - Pierre Brazza, explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa)
On 01/26/1855 - G?rard de Nerval, [Labrunie], French poet/writer, dies at 46
On 01/26/1855 - Arthur Hervey, composer
On 01/26/1861 - Louisiana becomes 6th state to secede
On 01/26/1862 - Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive Mc
On 01/26/1863 - 54th Regiment (Black) infantry forms
On 01/26/1863 - War Dept authorizes Mass governor to recruit black troops
On 01/26/1870 - Virginia rejoins US
On 01/26/1870 - Cesare Pugni, composer, dies at 67
On 01/26/1871 - British Rugby Union forms
On 01/26/1871 - US income tax repealed
On 01/26/1871 - Warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones)
On 01/26/1875 - Electric dental drill is patented by George F Green
On 01/26/1877 - Kees van Dongen, Netherland, French painter
On 01/26/1878 - A W "Dave" Nourse, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of S African cricket)
On 01/26/1878 - R A Schr?cker, writer
On 01/26/1879 - Ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans, Flemish (stage)author (Tille)
On 01/26/1880 - Douglas MacArthur, Little Rock Ark, general (WW II), he did return!
On 01/26/1881 - Union of Baptists Communities forms in Foxholl
On 01/26/1882 - France govt of Gambetta falls
On 01/26/1884 - 1st Dutch Wagner version of Elizabeth aria
On 01/26/1884 - Roy Chapman Andrews, US, scientist/explorer
On 01/26/1884 - Edward Sapir, Germany, linguist/antropologist (indians)
On 01/26/1885 - Muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum
On 01/26/1885 - Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51
On 01/26/1886 - Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
On 01/26/1886 - Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
On 01/26/1887 - Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-admiral (WW II-Task Force 58)
On 01/26/1887 - Enrique E Ecker, Cura?ao, bacteriologist
On 01/26/1887 - Battle of Dogali: Abyssinian Emperor John IV defeats Italians
On 01/26/1891 - Ilya G Ehrenburg, Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)
On 01/26/1891 - Nicholaus Otto, auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies
On 01/26/1891 - Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua," premieres in NYC
On 01/26/1893 - Bessie Coleman, 1st black airplane pilot
On 01/26/1893 - Abner Doubleday, credit with inventing baseball, dies on 74th birthda
On 01/26/1895 - Arthur Cayley, mathematician, dies
On 01/26/1897 - Battle at Bida Gold Coast: British troops beat Nupe's army
On 01/26/1899 - Wyllis Cooper, Pekin Ill, TV narrator (Volume One)
On 01/26/1900 - Henrik Ibsen's "Naar vi Dode Vaaguer," premieres in Stuttgart
On 01/26/1901 - Ervin Major, composer
On 01/26/1902 - Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
On 01/26/1902 - Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
On 01/26/1902 - Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
On 01/26/1904 - Sean MacBride, Dublin, statesman/Amnesty Intl co-founder (Nobel '74)
On 01/26/1904 - Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail)
On 01/26/1904 - John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64
On 01/26/1905 - Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea
On 01/26/1905 - World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found
On 01/26/1905 - Arnold Sch?nberg's "Pelleas und Melissande," premieres in Vienna
On 01/26/1905 - Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
On 01/26/1905 - Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music"
On 01/26/1905 - John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
On 01/26/1905 - Charles Lane, SF Calif, actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show)
On 01/26/1907 - J M Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens; police are called
On 01/26/1907 - 1st federal corrupt election practices law passed
On 01/26/1907 - Eddie Ballantine, Chicago, orch leader (Don McNeill TV Club)
On 01/26/1907 - Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
On 01/26/1908 - Stephane Grappelli, British (?) jazz/violinist
On 01/26/1910 - Heavy rains cause floods in Paris
On 01/26/1910 - Marijan Lipovsek, composer
On 01/26/1910 - Elmar Klos, Czech director (Adrift)
On 01/26/1911 - Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden
On 01/26/1911 - Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego
On 01/26/1911 - Norbert Schultze, composer
On 01/26/1911 - Polykarp Kusch, US, nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955
On 01/26/1911 - Charles Wentworth Dilke, English undersecretary of State, dies at 67
On 01/26/1912 - Cora Baird, NYC, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)
On 01/26/1913 - Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for being a pro
On 01/26/1913 - Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter (Love & Marriage)
On 01/26/1913 - William Prince, Nichols NY, actor (City in Fear, Cyrano de Bergerac)
On 01/26/1914 - 600 Dutch textile workers go on strike
On 01/26/1914 - Vatican puts Belgian Nobel winner Maeterlinck's works in their index
On 01/26/1914 - Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
On 01/26/1915 - Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo established
On 01/26/1915 - William Hopper, NYC, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason)
On 01/26/1916 - Lothar Jensch, composer
On 01/26/1918 - Pres Hoover calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort
On 01/26/1918 - Nicolae Ceausescu, Romanian president (1967-90)
On 01/26/1919 - K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)
On 01/26/1920 - Derek Bond, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Nicholas Nickelby)
On 01/26/1920 - John Logan Gorlay, journalist
On 01/26/1920 - Amadeo Modigliani's mistress jumps out of a window
On 01/26/1920 - Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered
On 01/26/1921 - Toronto St Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs Hamilton Tigers
On 01/26/1921 - Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Neth forms
On 01/26/1921 - Akio Morita, Kasugaya Japan, CEO (Sony)
On 01/26/1921 - Frantisek Chaun, composer
On 01/26/1921 - Johannes Driessler, composer
On 01/26/1922 - Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony," premieres in London
On 01/26/1922 - Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
On 01/26/1922 - Luigi Denza, composer, dies at 75
On 01/26/1923 - Anne Jeffreys, NC, actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital)
On 01/26/1924 - Warren Frank Benson, composer
On 01/26/1924 - Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
On 01/26/1925 - Paul Newman, Cleve, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler)
On 01/26/1925 - David Jenkins, Bishop (Durham)
On 01/26/1925 - Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
On 01/26/1925 - Joan Leslie, Detroit, actress (High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy)
On 01/26/1926 - Ronnie Hilton, singer (Moonraker)
On 01/26/1926 - Television 1st demonstrated (J L Baird, London)
On 01/26/1926 - Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator
On 01/26/1926 - Charles Tidbury, former chairman (Whitbread & Company)
On 01/26/1927 - William Redfield, NYC, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage)
On 01/26/1927 - Maxwell Anderson's "Saturday's Children," premieres in NYC
On 01/26/1927 - Jos? Sim?n Azcona Hoyo, president of Honduras (1986-90)
On 01/26/1928 - Eartha Kitt, SC, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman)
On 01/26/1928 - Gene Snyder, (Rep-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
On 01/26/1928 - Roger Vadim, France, director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
On 01/26/1928 - Philip Jos? Farmer, Indiana, science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
On 01/26/1929 - Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
On 01/26/1929 - M R Turner, publisher
On 01/26/1929 - Jules Feiffer, NYC, cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders)
On 01/26/1930 - Anne Macfarlane, Master (Court of Protection)
On 01/26/1930 - Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr, Wisc, yachter (Oly-gold/bronze-1964, 72)
On 01/26/1930 - A N Solomons, chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
On 01/26/1930 - Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)
On 01/26/1931 - Hungary-Austria sign peace treaty
On 01/26/1931 - Lynn Riggs' "Green Grow the Lilacs," premieres in NYC
On 01/26/1931 - Mary Murphy, Wash DC, actress (A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators)
On 01/26/1932 - George H Clements, famous African
On 01/26/1932 - Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster
On 01/26/1932 - Christopher Price, Director (Leeds Metropolitan U)
On 01/26/1932 - British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead)
On 01/26/1932 - William K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies
On 01/26/1932 - KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW
On 01/26/1933 - Angela Davis, black revolutionary[1944]-
On 01/26/1934 - Nazi Germany & Poland sign non-attack treaty for 10 years
On 01/26/1934 - Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
On 01/26/1934 - Huey "Piano" Smith, pianist (Having a Good Time)
On 01/26/1935 - Zbigniew Penherski, composer
On 01/26/1935 - Bob Uecker, Milwaukee Wisc, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere)
On 01/26/1935 - Henry Jordan, Emporia Va, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay)
On 01/26/1935 - Peter Ronnefeld, composer
On 01/26/1936 - Noel Harrison, London, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE)
On 01/26/1937 - S J B Langdale, Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
On 01/26/1937 - Joseph Saidu Momoh, gen/president (Sierra Leone)
On 01/26/1937 - Gerrit Gerritse, Dutch MP (CDA)
On 01/26/1938 - Margaret Daly, British MEP
On 01/26/1939 - Federal Hall National Monument established
On 01/26/1939 - Franco conquers Barcelona
On 01/26/1939 - Marshall Lieb, rocker (Teddy Bears)
On 01/26/1939 - Armand Calinescu, Romania's PM, assassinated by the iron guard
On 01/26/1939 - Filming begins on "Gone With the Wind"
On 01/26/1940 - Nazi's forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains
On 01/26/1941 - Henry Jaglom, London England, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always)
On 01/26/1942 - 1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland
On 01/26/1942 - Gerard L F Philips, Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83
On 01/26/1942 - William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)
On 01/26/1942 - Scott Glenn, Pittsburgh, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft
On 01/26/1942 - Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
On 01/26/1942 - Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German marshal Rommel
On 01/26/1943 - Nikolai Vavilov, geneticist, Saratovv labour camp, dies
On 01/26/1943 - Jean Knight, vocalist (Mr Big Stuff)
On 01/26/1943 - Peter Kenton Winkler, composer
On 01/26/1943 - Sherian Grace Cadoria, brigadier general
On 01/26/1944 - Angela Yvonne Davis, black activist/professor
On 01/26/1945 - Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp
On 01/26/1945 - Jacqueline du Pr?e, Oxford England, cellist
On 01/26/1945 - Mick Hill, cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75)
On 01/26/1946 - Gene Siskel, movie critic (Siskel & Ebert)
On 01/26/1946 - Christopher Hampton, Azores, playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac)
On 01/26/1946 - Timothy Clifford, director (National Galleries of Scotland)
On 01/26/1947 - Grace Moore, US soprano/actress (1 Night of Life), dies at 45
On 01/26/1947 - Gustav Adolf, crown prince of Sweden, dies in air crash
On 01/26/1947 - Patrick Dewaere, [PJMH Bordeaux], France, actor (Les Valseuses)
On 01/26/1947 - KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die
On 01/26/1948 - Executive Order 9981, end segregation in US Armed Forces signed
On 01/26/1948 - Corky Laing, rocker (Mountain)
On 01/26/1948 - Ignaz Friedman, composer, dies at 65
On 01/26/1949 - Paul Nurse, dr/director-general elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)
On 01/26/1949 - Derek Holt, rocker (Climax Blues Band)
On 01/26/1949 - WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/26/1949 - Victor Fleming, director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65
On 01/26/1950 - Jorg Haider, Austrian polical leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
On 01/26/1950 - David Strathairn, actor (LA Confidential, Eight Men Out)
On 01/26/1950 - Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), dies at 78
On 01/26/1950 - India becomes a republic ceaseing to be a British dominion
On 01/26/1951 - Walt Willey, Ottawa Ill, actor (Jackson Montgomery-All My Children)
On 01/26/1951 - Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/26/1951 - Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech, 400m/800m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
On 01/26/1951 - Andy Hummell, Memphis Tn, rock bassist (Big Star)
On 01/26/1951 - David Briggs, rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way)
On 01/26/1952 - Louis van Deyssel, Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
On 01/26/1952 - Thomas Edward Henderson, SC, basketballer (Olympic-silver-1972)
On 01/26/1952 - Mario Runco Jr, Bronx NY, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77)
On 01/26/1953 - Andr?e C van Es, Dutch MP (PSP)
On 01/26/1953 - Bert Heerink, Amsterdam, rock vocalist
On 01/26/1953 - Lucinda Williams, singer
On 01/26/1953 - Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet/translator (spelling), dies at 58
On 01/26/1954 - Kim Hughes, cricketer (brilliant Australian batsman 1977-84)
On 01/26/1954 - Martin Dunn, British editor (Today)
On 01/26/1954 - Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
On 01/26/1954 - Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor, dies at 80
On 01/26/1955 - Lucia Mendez, Mexico, spanish singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno)
On 01/26/1956 - Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/26/1956 - Buddy Holly's 1st formal recording session
On 01/26/1956 - 7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
On 01/26/1956 - Simon Howard, English large landowner (Castle Howard)
On 01/26/1956 - Lisa Boray, [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch singer (Lovers Until the End)
On 01/26/1956 - Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR
On 01/26/1957 - India annexes Kashmir
On 01/26/1957 - Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as Pres of Milwaukee Braves
On 01/26/1957 - Bernanos & Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites," premieres
On 01/26/1957 - Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, forms
On 01/26/1957 - Eddie Van Halen, Nijmegan Neth, rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)
On 01/26/1957 - Shivlal Yadav, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 102 Test wickets 1979-87
On 01/26/1957 - Ashok Malhotra, cricketer (Indian batsman in 7 Tests 1982-84)
On 01/26/1958 - Dave Rummells, Cedar Rapids IA, Nike golfer (1993 Buick-2nd)
On 01/26/1958 - B James Lowry, rocker (Boys Band)
On 01/26/1958 - Ellen DeGeneres, New Orleans LA, comediene (Ellen Morgan-Ellen)
On 01/26/1958 - Norman Lamont Hassan, British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine)
On 01/26/1958 - H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli minister of Defense
On 01/26/1958 - Jack Smith takes over for Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It"
On 01/26/1958 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lake Worth Open Golf Invitational
On 01/26/1958 - Anita Baker, Toledo Oh, singer (Giving You the Best That I Got)
On 01/26/1959 - Italy govt of Fanfani resigns
On 01/26/1959 - KOKH TV channel 25 in Oklahoma City, OK (IND/PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/26/1960 - Gary Plummer, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
On 01/26/1960 - Jeanette Bolden, LA Calif, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
On 01/26/1960 - Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot
On 01/26/1960 - Oakland enters AFL
On 01/26/1960 - Danny Heater scores 135 pts in basketball game (Boys' HS)
On 01/26/1960 - High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points
On 01/26/1961 - "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1
On 01/26/1961 - 1st woman "personal physician to president"-JG Travell
On 01/26/1961 - Wayne Gretzky, Brantford Ont, NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers)
On 01/26/1961 - Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies
On 01/26/1962 - Tom Keifer, rock guitarist/vocalist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
On 01/26/1962 - Tim May, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-95)
On 01/26/1962 - Roshan Guneratne, cricketer (wicketless in only Test SL v Aust 1983)
On 01/26/1962 - Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies at 65
On 01/26/1962 - "Twist" is impure & bans it from all Catholic schools
On 01/26/1962 - US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)
On 01/26/1962 - David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia
On 01/26/1962 - Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's
On 01/26/1962 - Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard
On 01/26/1962 - Fran Lhotka, composer, dies at 78
On 01/26/1963 - John Sigvard Olsen, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
On 01/26/1963 - Simon O'Donnell, cricketer (Deniliquin NSW ODI all-rounder 1985-90)
On 01/26/1963 - Jazzie B, [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul-Feel Free)
On 01/26/1963 - Andrew Ridgeley, England, rock guitarist (Wham-Wake Me Up)
On 01/26/1963 - "Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 perfs
On 01/26/1963 - Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
On 01/26/1965 - Tim McDonald, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
On 01/26/1965 - South Vietnam milt coup under general Nguyen Khanh
On 01/26/1965 - Ali Mansoer, premier of Persia, murdered
On 01/26/1965 - Allison Hossack, Manitoba, actress (Olivia-Another World)
On 01/26/1965 - Lou Frazier, US baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos)
On 01/26/1966 - Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2)
On 01/26/1967 - Albert Remy, actor (Blows), dies at 55
On 01/26/1967 - Kenneth Thomson, actor (White Gold), dies of emphysema at 68
On 01/26/1967 - Katie Peterson-Parker, Bethesda MD, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile-5th)
On 01/26/1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
On 01/26/1967 - Tim Pugh, Lake Tahoe CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, KC Royals)
On 01/26/1967 - Jeff Branson, US baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
On 01/26/1968 - Israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die
On 01/26/1968 - Reggie Jordan, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
On 01/26/1968 - Eric Davis, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, Carolina Panthers)
On 01/26/1969 - "Red, White, & Maddox" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 41 performances
On 01/26/1970 - Ronald Moore, NFL running back (NY Jets, St Louis Rams, Az Cardinals)
On 01/26/1970 - Dan Carlson, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
On 01/26/1970 - Dean Malkoc, Vancouver, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
On 01/26/1970 - Pendleton, Ford & Cryer's "Last Sweet Days of Isaac," premieres in NY
On 01/26/1971 - Min Tang, Hunan China, tennis star (1995 Futures-Canberra AUS)
On 01/26/1971 - Charles Manson convicted of murder
On 01/26/1971 - Jon Heidenreich, WLAF G (Frankfurt Galaxy)
On 01/26/1971 - Lamar Mills, WLAF DE (Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/26/1971 - Lee Naylor, Australian 400m runner (Olympics-96)
On 01/26/1971 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accept law against limitation of war crimes
On 01/26/1972 - Harrison Houston, NFL wide receiver (Chic Bears)
On 01/26/1972 - Stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute
On 01/26/1973 - Belgium govt of Leburton forms
On 01/26/1973 - Mark Brook, WLAF LB (Rhein Fire)
On 01/26/1973 - Tatsuki Katayama, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
On 01/26/1973 - Tony Ramirez, tackle (Detroit Lions)
On 01/26/1973 - Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79
On 01/26/1973 - Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
On 01/26/1974 - S v Vegesack, writer, dies at 85
On 01/26/1974 - Wiktor Labunski, composer, dies at 78
On 01/26/1975 - Lubov Orlova, actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 7
On 01/26/1975 - Edward Albee's "Seascape," premieres in NYC
On 01/26/1976 - 6th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 23-20
On 01/26/1976 - Belgium catholic elite start amnesty campaign for war criminals
On 01/26/1976 - David Mamet's "American Buffalo," premieres in NYC
On 01/26/1976 - Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon
On 01/26/1976 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 23-20
On 01/26/1976 - Paul Byrne, Australian 800m ruuner (Olympics-96)
On 01/26/1977 - Margaret Hayes, actress (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 61
On 01/26/1977 - Cindy Cesar, Miss Mauritius Universe (1997)
On 01/26/1977 - Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to
On 01/26/1977 - Justin Gimelstob, NJ, tennis star (1994 doubles USTA Bakersfield)
On 01/26/1978 - Reesa Starr Jr
On 01/26/1978 - Leo Genn, actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72
On 01/26/1978 - Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40
On 01/26/1978 - Frank Herbert completes his novel "Destination: Void"
On 01/26/1978 - International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit
On 01/26/1978 - Mario Soares forms Portuguese govt
On 01/26/1979 - "Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS's vast wasteland
On 01/26/1979 - Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Neth
On 01/26/1979 - Nelson Rockefeller, former VP & (4X Gov-R-NY), dies at 70
On 01/26/1980 - Israel & Egypt establish diplomatic relations
On 01/26/1980 - Islanders & Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game
On 01/26/1980 - Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4? minutes
On 01/26/1980 - 175,000 pay to hear FRANK SINATRA sing in Rio de Janeiro!
On 01/26/1981 - Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 v Australia at Adelaide Oval
On 01/26/1982 - Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
On 01/26/1982 - Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland
On 01/26/1983 - Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from Calif
On 01/26/1983 - Paul "Bear" Bryant, college football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
On 01/26/1984 - US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters & a blimp able to li
On 01/26/1984 - Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
On 01/26/1985 - James Cameron, journalist, dies
On 01/26/1985 - Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
On 01/26/1985 - 42th Golden Globes: Amadeus wins
On 01/26/1986 - Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ
On 01/26/1986 - Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda
On 01/26/1986 - Superbowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Su
On 01/26/1986 - Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
On 01/26/1987 - Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title
On 01/26/1987 - 14th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama
On 01/26/1988 - Australia's 200th anniversary-parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbor
On 01/26/1988 - "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 4,000+ perfs
On 01/26/1989 - Paul Daels, Flemish chairman (IJzerbedevaart committee), dies
On 01/26/1989 - St?phane Steinier, Belgian journalist, kidnapped & murdered
On 01/26/1989 - AT&T reports 1st loss in 103 years; $1.67 B in 1988
On 01/26/1989 - US computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus
On 01/26/1989 - Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG
On 01/26/1989 - Test debut of Mark Taylor, Australia v West Indies, Sydney
On 01/26/1989 - Madison Sq Garden announces 2-year $100 M renovation plan
On 01/26/1989 - "Black & Blue" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 829 performances
On 01/26/1990 - Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica & South Atlantic
On 01/26/1990 - Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking bl
On 01/26/1990 - FHP "Boy" Trip, Dutch minister, dies
On 01/26/1991 - Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarte
On 01/26/1991 - Johnny van Doorn, Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46
On 01/26/1991 - Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame
On 01/26/1991 - NY Lotto pays $90 million to nine winner (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50)
On 01/26/1991 - Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church
On 01/26/1991 - 65th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61
On 01/26/1991 - "Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances
On 01/26/1992 - Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet, dies at 63
On 01/26/1992 - Jose Ferrer, PR actor/director (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 80
On 01/26/1992 - Superbowl XXVI: Wash Red Skins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Supe
On 01/26/1992 - "Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 perfs
On 01/26/1992 - 80th Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (63 36 64 62)
On 01/26/1992 - Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect
On 01/26/1993 - Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
On 01/26/1993 - Jan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87
On 01/26/1993 - West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
On 01/26/1993 - Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
On 01/26/1995 - NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern
On 01/26/1995 - Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, piano accompnaist, dies at 65
On 01/26/1995 - Bernardo Leighton, Chilian politician (1964-70), dies
On 01/26/1995 - Vic Buckingham, English soccer player/trainer (Ajax), dies at 79
On 01/26/1995 - Louis Heren, journalist, dies at 65
On 01/26/1996 - Harold Brodkey, writer, dies at 65
On 01/26/1996 - Henry Jay Lewis, conductor, dies at 63
On 01/26/1996 - "Les Miserables," opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
On 01/26/1996 - David Schultz, wrestler (Oly-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont
On 01/26/1997 - Sarah Lucas, theatre Administrator, dies at 53
On 01/26/1997 - Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/the Rhine, dies at 83
On 01/26/1997 - Superbowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in Pasadena
On 01/26/1997 - ? Pasaye, Palatine Ill, twin born 92 days after his brother (Oct 26)
On 01/26/1997 - "Ideal Husband" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 308 performance
On 01/26/1997 - 85th Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (62 63 63
On 01/26/1997 - Brunswick World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by John Gant
On 01/26/1998 - S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
On 01/26/1998 - Shinichi Suzuki, music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
On 01/26/1998 - Walter Edmonds, writer (Drums Along the Mohawk), dies at 93
On 01/26/1998 - 25th American Music Award: Spice Girls & Babyface win
On 01/26/1998 - Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip
On 01/26/1998 - Pres Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people I d
On 01/27/98 - Marius Cocceius Nerva, emperor of Rome (96-98), dies at about 67
On 01/27/672 - Vitalianus, pope (657-72)/saint, dies
On 01/27/672 - St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
On 01/27/847 - Sergius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
On 01/27/847 - Sergius II, pope (844-47), dies
On 01/27/1164 - Abraham ibn Ezra, poet/philosopher, dies
On 01/27/1302 - Dante becomes a Florentine political exile
On 01/27/1538 - States of Gelderland accepts Willem van Kleef as viceroy
On 01/27/1540 - Angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies
On 01/27/1546 - Joachim III Frederick, elector (Brandenburg)
On 01/27/1556 - Willem of Orange becomes knight of Guilder Flies
On 01/27/1556 - Abbas I, "the Great," shah of Persia (1587-1629)
On 01/27/1565 - Robrecht de Berghes, prince-bishop of Liege (1557-64), dies
On 01/27/1592 - Pierre de La Barre, composer
On 01/27/1593 - Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
On 01/27/1612 - Maarten van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 77
On 01/27/1625 - Adriaen Valerius, notary/Neth Gedenck-clanck, dies at about 49
On 01/27/1629 - Hieronymus Praetorius, composer, dies at 68
On 01/27/1662 - 1st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI)
On 01/27/1662 - Richard Bentley, Oulton, scholar/controversialist
On 01/27/1669 - Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter, dies at 87
On 01/27/1671 - Pirate Henry Morgen lands at Panama City
On 01/27/1679 - Jean-Fran?ois de Troy, French painter
On 01/27/1699 - William Temple, statesman, dies
On 01/27/1701 - Johann N von Hontheim, German church historian/suffragan (bishop)
On 01/27/1710 - Czar Peter the Great sets 1st Russian state budget
On 01/27/1715 - Vaclav Kalous, composer
On 01/27/1720 - Samuel Foote, England, actor/dramatist (Mirror)
On 01/27/1723 - Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet
On 01/27/1731 - Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, Ital piano builder, dies at 75
On 01/27/1736 - Abdication of Stanislas, last king of Poland
On 01/27/1756 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austria, musical prodigy/composer (Figaro)
On 01/27/1763 - John Theodor of Bavaria, prince-bishop of Liege/cardinal, dies
On 01/27/1775 - Friedrich von Schelling, Germany, philosopher (Views on Christianity)
On 01/27/1775 - Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez Garc?a, Spanish tenor/composer
On 01/27/1778 - Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres, Paris
On 01/27/1784 - Martin-Joseph Mengal, composer
On 01/27/1785 - 1st US state university chartered, Athens Georgia
On 01/27/1802 - Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer, dies at 42
On 01/27/1805 - Samuel Palmer, London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision)
On 01/27/1806 - Juan Cris?stomo Arriaga y Balzola, Spanish composer
On 01/27/1808 - David F Strauss, Germany, theologist (Jesus' Life)
On 01/27/1814 - Johann Gottlieb Fichte, philosopher, dies
On 01/27/1814 - Philip Astley, theatre manager, dies
On 01/27/1816 - Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood/admiral, dies
On 01/27/1822 - Thomas Leiper Kane, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 188
On 01/27/1823 - Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, France, composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
On 01/27/1823 - Pres Monroe appoints 1st US ambassadors to South America
On 01/27/1824 - Jozef Isra?ls, Dutch painter
On 01/27/1826 - Richard Taylor, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1879
On 01/27/1828 - Louis Schubert, composer
On 01/27/1828 - Samuel Allen Rice, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
On 01/27/1830 - William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, Brig General (Confederate Army)
On 01/27/1830 - Georg Hellmesberger, composer
On 01/27/1832 - Lewis Carroll, [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], auth (Alice in Wonderland)
On 01/27/1834 - Dmitri Mendeleev, chemist (discovered periodic table of the elements)
On 01/27/1834 - Robert Sanford Foster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
On 01/27/1836 - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (masochism)
On 01/27/1850 - J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85
On 01/27/1850 - Philipp Roth, composer, dies at 70
On 01/27/1850 - Samuel Gompers, Dutch/US 1st president (American Federation of Labor)
On 01/27/1851 - John James Audubon, conservationist (Audubon Society), dies at 65
On 01/27/1851 - Karl Moser, composer, dies at 77
On 01/27/1851 - Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
On 01/27/1857 - Dorothea von Benckendorff, Baltic monarch of Lieven, dies at 72
On 01/27/1858 - Gerrit van der Linde Jz, Dutch "Principal", poet, dies at 49
On 01/27/1858 - Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
On 01/27/1859 - Wilhelm II, Potsdam, German emperor (1888-1918)
On 01/27/1859 - Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74
On 01/27/1860 - Jan? Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (parallel), dies at 57
On 01/27/1864 - Franz von Klenze, German architect (palace Leuchtenberg), dies at 59
On 01/27/1864 - Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va
On 01/27/1864 - Battle of Fair Gardens, TN
On 01/27/1866 - John Gibson, sculptor, dies
On 01/27/1867 - Claude Antoine Terrasse, composer
On 01/27/1868 - Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera)
On 01/27/1869 - Will Marion Cook, composer
On 01/27/1870 - Manitoba & Northwest Territories incorporated
On 01/27/1870 - After accepting 15th amendment, VA is readmitted to Union
On 01/27/1870 - 1st sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) (DePauw U in Greencastle, Indiana)
On 01/27/1872 - Learned Hand, Albany NY, Chief judge (US Court of Appeals)
On 01/27/1880 - Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
On 01/27/1882 - Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)
On 01/27/1885 - Jerome Kern, NYC, Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta)
On 01/27/1885 - Eduard K?nneke, German composer (Vetter aus Dingsda)
On 01/27/1886 - 1st British govt of Salisbury resigns
On 01/27/1887 - Carl Blegen, Minneapolis, archaeologist (excavator at Troy, Pylos)
On 01/27/1888 - National Geographic Society organizes (Wash DC)
On 01/27/1889 - Balthasar van der Pol, physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)
On 01/27/1889 - Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist, dies at 65
On 01/27/1891 - Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania
On 01/27/1891 - Ilja Ehrenburg, writer
On 01/27/1892 - Mitya Stillman, composer
On 01/27/1893 - James G Blaine, US minister of foreign affairs, dies at 62
On 01/27/1894 - 1st college basketball game, U of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
On 01/27/1894 - Fritz Pollard, early black NFL star (1920-26)
On 01/27/1894 - Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park
On 01/27/1895 - Claudio Carneyro, composer
On 01/27/1895 - Joseph Rosenstock, Cracow Poland, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41
On 01/27/1896 - Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory
On 01/27/1897 - British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)
On 01/27/1899 - Granville English, composer
On 01/27/1900 - Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds 1st convention
On 01/27/1900 - Hyman G Rickover, US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)
On 01/27/1901 - Art Rooney, NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
On 01/27/1901 - Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon)
On 01/27/1901 - Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (Rigoletto/Traviata/A?da), dies at 8
On 01/27/1902 - 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
On 01/27/1903 - John Eccles, British physiologist/neurologist
On 01/27/1904 - Adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73
On 01/27/1905 - Luther Diamond, radio personality
On 01/27/1905 - Maurice Rouvier forms govt in France
On 01/27/1905 - Howard McNear, LA Calif, actor (Floyd-Andy Griffith Show, Jetsons)
On 01/27/1906 - Radames Gnattali, composer
On 01/27/1906 - Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec
On 01/27/1907 - Henry Cotton, English golf champion (won 3x British Open)
On 01/27/1908 - Pasipha?, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte
On 01/27/1908 - William Randolph Hearst Jr, newspaper publisher (Hearst Publishing)
On 01/27/1911 - Benay Venuta, SF Calif, actress (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister)
On 01/27/1911 - George Pope, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-49 & 0-36 in his only Test
On 01/27/1912 - Lawrence Durrell, Indian/British writer (Private Country)
On 01/27/1913 - Milton Adolphus, composer
On 01/27/1913 - Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer
On 01/27/1914 - Anna Larina, revolutionary
On 01/27/1915 - US Marines occupy Haiti
On 01/27/1915 - Jack Brymer, clarinettist
On 01/27/1916 - Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin
On 01/27/1917 - Dunboyne, Lord
On 01/27/1917 - Merrivale, Lord
On 01/27/1917 - Coen de Koning wins 2nd official 11 cities race (9:53) (record)
On 01/27/1918 - Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
On 01/27/1918 - Skitch Henderson, Birmingham England, orch leader (Tonight Show)
On 01/27/1918 - "Tarzan of the Apes," 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater
On 01/27/1919 - H D Halsey, Bishop of Carlisle
On 01/27/1919 - Nina Milkina, pianist
On 01/27/1919 - David Seville, [Ross Bagdasarian], Fresno Calif, (Alvin & Chipmunks)
On 01/27/1919 - Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (Margita ?lni akar), dies at 41
On 01/27/1921 - Donna Reed, Denison Iowa, (From Here to Eternity, Wonderful Life)
On 01/27/1922 - Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81
On 01/27/1922 - Wilfrid Bourne, QC/Clerk of the Crown in Chancery
On 01/27/1924 - Rauf Denktasj, Turkish-Cypriot politician
On 01/27/1924 - Rix, Lord
On 01/27/1924 - Sabu, [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)
On 01/27/1924 - William van Straubenzee, British MP
On 01/27/1924 - Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square
On 01/27/1924 - Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier
On 01/27/1924 - Kenneth Corfield, CEO (STC)
On 01/27/1924 - Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
On 01/27/1925 - John Bury, designer
On 01/27/1925 - Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
On 01/27/1926 - 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London
On 01/27/1926 - US Senate agrees to join World Court
On 01/27/1927 - Nancy Dickerson, journalist (NBC)
On 01/27/1927 - Michael Craig, Poona India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
On 01/27/1927 - Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)
On 01/27/1927 - Doretta Morrow, NYC, actress (Because You're Mine)
On 01/27/1927 - Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game
On 01/27/1928 - Marie Verstraete, actress (Frou-Frou/Nora), dies at 74
On 01/27/1928 - Jean-Michel Damase, composer
On 01/27/1929 - Richard Du Cann, lawyer QC
On 01/27/1929 - Ingrid Thulin, Solleftea Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned)
On 01/27/1930 - Esteban Edward Torres, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
On 01/27/1930 - Roger Sims, British MP
On 01/27/1930 - Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer)
On 01/27/1930 - Jean Hure, composer, dies at 52
On 01/27/1931 - Vinson, Lord
On 01/27/1931 - Rudi Maugeri, rocker (Crew Cuts)
On 01/27/1931 - Mordecai Richler, Montr?al author, (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)
On 01/27/1931 - John Hopkins, writer
On 01/27/1932 - Neville Trotter, British MP
On 01/27/1933 - Rita Hennessy, matron-in-chief (QARANC)
On 01/27/1933 - Mohamed Al Fayed, CEO (Harrods)
On 01/27/1933 - Otto Meisnner dines with British ambassador Rumbold
On 01/27/1934 - Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Barcelona Spain, UNESCO director (1987- )
On 01/27/1934 - Julian Ogilvie Thompson, CEO (De Beers)
On 01/27/1934 - VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe
On 01/27/1934 - French govt of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
On 01/27/1934 - 27th Australian Men's Tennis Open: Fred Perry beat Crawford (63 75 61
On 01/27/1934 - Donald Spiers, controller (Aircraft MoD)
On 01/27/1934 - Edithe Cresson, premier of France (1991-92)
On 01/27/1935 - Gillian Beer, professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
On 01/27/1936 - Troy Donahue, NYC, actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye)
On 01/27/1936 - Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)
On 01/27/1937 - John Ogdon, Manchester England, pianist/composer
On 01/27/1938 - Kim Gardner, rocker (Byrds)
On 01/27/1938 - Timothy Elworthy, Captain of The Queen's Flight
On 01/27/1939 - Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
On 01/27/1939 - Mike Hill, Jackson MI, PGA golfer (1977 Ohio Kings Island Open)
On 01/27/1939 - N R Bomford, head master (Harrow School)
On 01/27/1939 - Rawlings, Baroness
On 01/27/1940 - Brian T O'Leary, Boston Mass, astronaut
On 01/27/1940 - -17?F (-27?C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)
On 01/27/1940 - Harry K?mel, Flemish director (Monsieur Hawarden)
On 01/27/1941 - Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreib?r warns of Jap assault on Pearl Harbor
On 01/27/1941 - Iver Paul Fredrik Holter, composer, dies at 90
On 01/27/1942 - -19?F (-27.4?C), Netherland's coldest day since 1850
On 01/27/1942 - James Cromwell, LA Calif, actor (Stretch-All in the Family, Babe)
On 01/27/1942 - Petr Kotik, composer
On 01/27/1943 - A H Harper, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
On 01/27/1943 - 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
On 01/27/1943 - Cumberlege, Baroness
On 01/27/1944 - Kevin Coyne, rocker
On 01/27/1944 - Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou P
On 01/27/1944 - Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
On 01/27/1945 - Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, North Irish peace activist (Nobel 1976)
On 01/27/1945 - Nicholas Berkeley Mason, drummer (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
On 01/27/1945 - Nick Mason, rock drummer (Pink Floyd-Money)
On 01/27/1945 - Russia liberates Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)
On 01/27/1945 - S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC
On 01/27/1945 - Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands)
On 01/27/1945 - Wally van Hall, "banker in defiance," arrested
On 01/27/1946 - Kim Gardner, England, rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
On 01/27/1947 - Nedra Telley, NYC, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby)
On 01/27/1948 - 1st tape recorder sold
On 01/27/1948 - Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
On 01/27/1948 - 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
On 01/27/1948 - Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)
On 01/27/1949 - Lifford, Viscount
On 01/27/1949 - Boris Asafiev, composer, dies at 64
On 01/27/1949 - Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
On 01/27/1950 - 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show & Texaco Star Theater win
On 01/27/1951 - "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
On 01/27/1951 - Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
On 01/27/1951 - Scott Lane, NYC, actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel)
On 01/27/1951 - Seth Justman, Wash DC, rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
On 01/27/1951 - US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
On 01/27/1952 - Peter Garland, composer
On 01/27/1952 - Brian Gottfried, Baltimore Md, tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976)
On 01/27/1953 - Netherlands end Marshall aid
On 01/27/1953 - Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet/interpreter/linguist, dies at 58
On 01/27/1954 - Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
On 01/27/1954 - Paul-Marie Masson, composer, dies at 71
On 01/27/1955 - "Plain & Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 476 perfs
On 01/27/1955 - Mimi Rogers, Coral Gables Fla, actress (Paper Dolls, The Rousters)
On 01/27/1955 - Richard Young, Glasgow Ky, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett
On 01/27/1955 - Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies
On 01/27/1956 - NFL's NY Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium
On 01/27/1956 - Fred Quillan, Portland Oregon, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy
On 01/27/1956 - Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor, dies
On 01/27/1957 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
On 01/27/1957 - Frank Miller, US, comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns)
On 01/27/1958 - Charles Waltz, rocker (Shooting Star)
On 01/27/1958 - Alan Milburn, British MP
On 01/27/1958 - Ferenc M?nnich follows K?d?r as premier of Hungary
On 01/27/1959 - Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
On 01/27/1959 - Patti Cohoon, Whittier Calif, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides)
On 01/27/1961 - Charlotte Kemp, Omaha Ne, playmate (Dec, 1982)
On 01/27/1961 - Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)
On 01/27/1961 - Karen Velez, Rockville Ctr NY, playmate (December, 1984)
On 01/27/1961 - Margo Timmins, singer (Cowboy Junkies)
On 01/27/1961 - Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
On 01/27/1961 - Gillian Gilbert, Manchester England, rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
On 01/27/1961 - "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV
On 01/27/1961 - Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)
On 01/27/1962 - "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances
On 01/27/1962 - James F Doehring, Santa Barbara CA, shot putter (Olympics-silver-1992
On 01/27/1962 - Michael Collins, clarinettist
On 01/27/1963 - John Farrow, actor/director (Botany Bay), dies at 58
On 01/27/1963 - Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
On 01/27/1963 - Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Basebal
On 01/27/1964 - Bridget Fonda, LA Calif, actress (Scandal, Single White Female)
On 01/27/1964 - Cathy Podewell, Calif, actress (Dallas)
On 01/27/1964 - Inga Thompson, Reno Nevada, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92)
On 01/27/1964 - Jack Haley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
On 01/27/1964 - Migi, [Miguel Drummond] rock (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance
On 01/27/1964 - Woody Austin, Tampa FL, PGA golfer (1995 Buick Open)
On 01/27/1964 - "Introducing the Beatles" album released in US
On 01/27/1964 - Lieb Glantz, composer, dies at 65
On 01/27/1964 - Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid
On 01/27/1964 - Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
On 01/27/1965 - 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
On 01/27/1965 - Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue
On 01/27/1965 - Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
On 01/27/1965 - Igor Matoushkin, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
On 01/27/1966 - Tamlyn Tomita, Okinawa, actress (Karate Kid 2, Ming Li-Santa Barbara)
On 01/27/1966 - Michael De Angelis, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
On 01/27/1966 - Wisc State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves
On 01/27/1967 - Laura Golarsa, Italy, tennis star
On 01/27/1967 - Virgil I (Gus) Grissom, astronaut, dies at 40 in Apollo I fire
On 01/27/1967 - New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
On 01/27/1967 - Roger B Chaffee, astronaut, dies at 31 in Apollo I fire
On 01/27/1967 - Edward Higgins White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), dies at 36
On 01/27/1967 - Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
On 01/27/1967 - Alphonse Juin, French marshal, dies at 78
On 01/27/1967 - Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee
On 01/27/1967 - Alfred Oglesby, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
On 01/27/1967 - Carrington Garland, LA Calif, actress (Kelly Capwell-Santa Barbara)
On 01/27/1967 - Dave Manson, Prince Albert, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
On 01/27/1967 - Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed
On 01/27/1967 - Sue Palmer, Collingwood Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)
On 01/27/1968 - Tracy Lawrence, Atlanta Tx, country singer (Sticks & Stones)
On 01/27/1968 - Rusty Meacham, Stuart FL, pitcher (KC Royals, Seattle Mariners)
On 01/27/1968 - Reggie Johnson, NFL tight end (Phila Eagles)
On 01/27/1968 - Mike Patton, Eureka Ca, rocker (Faith No More-The Real Thing)
On 01/27/1968 - Matt Stover, NFL kicker (Cleve Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
On 01/27/1968 - Eric Wedge, US baseball catcher (Boston Red Sox)
On 01/27/1968 - Anthony Pleasant, NFL defensive end (Cleve Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/27/1968 - "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs
On 01/27/1969 - Hanns Jelinek, composer, dies at 67
On 01/27/1969 - Kristen Danihy, Lawton Okla, team handball circle/wing (Olympics-1996
On 01/27/1969 - Phil Plantier, Manchester NH, outfielder (SD Padres, Red Sox, A's)
On 01/27/1969 - Shane Thomson, NZ cricket off-spin all rounder (since 1990)
On 01/27/1969 - Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)
On 01/27/1969 - Noordiers vicar Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years
On 01/27/1969 - 9 Jews publically executed in Damascus Syria
On 01/27/1969 - Charles Winninger, actor (Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 82
On 01/27/1969 - 14 spies hung in Baghdad
On 01/27/1970 - Dario Brose, Queens NY, US soccer halfback (Olympic-92)
On 01/27/1970 - Ed Ford, comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 72
On 01/27/1970 - Carlos Javier Bernardo, Dutch prince
On 01/27/1970 - Dean Headley, cricket (grandson of George, England ODI quick 1996)
On 01/27/1970 - Probir Sen, cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for Ind), dies
On 01/27/1970 - Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
On 01/27/1971 - Montgomery St Station, last link in BART, `holed thru'
On 01/27/1971 - Mark Noordlander, soccer player (Sparta)
On 01/27/1971 - Patrice Brisebois, Montreal, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
On 01/27/1972 - Chad Askew, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
On 01/27/1972 - Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60
On 01/27/1972 - Richard Courant, German/US mathematician, dies at 84
On 01/27/1972 - Mark Lawrence, Burlington, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars)
On 01/27/1972 - Bryant Young, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
On 01/27/1973 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
On 01/27/1973 - UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
On 01/27/1973 - Margot Bourgeois, Miss Universe-3rd place (Trinidad & Tobago, 1997)
On 01/27/1973 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
On 01/27/1973 - US & Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest US war & milt draft
On 01/27/1973 - Eddie Davis, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
On 01/27/1973 - William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign US-N Vietnam treaty
On 01/27/1974 - Paula Ludwig, writer, dies at 74
On 01/27/1974 - "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances
On 01/27/1974 - Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
On 01/27/1975 - Chaminda Vaas, brilliant Sri Lankan cricket pace bowler (1994- )
On 01/27/1976 - Morocco-Algeria battles in Westerly Sahara
On 01/27/1976 - 9th ABA All-Star Game: Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver
On 01/27/1976 - "Laverne & Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV
On 01/27/1976 - Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia
On 01/27/1976 - Haimish Karrasch, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
On 01/27/1976 - Rhett Warrener, Shaunavon, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
On 01/27/1976 - Mike Ferrier, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam, Salernitana)
On 01/27/1977 - 1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV
On 01/27/1977 - Walter Baldwin, actor (Gay Amigo), dies at 88
On 01/27/1977 - Pres Carter pardons most Vietnam War draft evaders (10,000)
On 01/27/1978 - Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87
On 01/27/1978 - Oscar Homolka, actor (7 Year Itch, Ball of Fire), dies at 79
On 01/27/1979 - Jessica Lynn Ferdinand, Miss New York Teen USA (1997)
On 01/27/1979 - 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda
On 01/27/1979 - Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
On 01/27/1980 - "Comin' Uptown" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 45 perfs
On 01/27/1980 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 37-27
On 01/27/1981 - Jonny Lang, blues musician
On 01/27/1981 - Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78
On 01/27/1982 - West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win World Series Cup
On 01/27/1982 - Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland
On 01/27/1982 - Phila trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
On 01/27/1982 - Iris Korn, actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
On 01/27/1982 - "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale NYC for 747 perfs
On 01/27/1982 - Roberto S Cordova installed as president of Honduras
On 01/27/1983 - World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid
On 01/27/1983 - Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
On 01/27/1983 - Paul "Bear" Bryant, US football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
On 01/27/1983 - Louis De Funes, actor/writer (Mad Adv of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
On 01/27/1984 - Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
On 01/27/1984 - Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
On 01/27/1984 - John & Yoko release "Milk & Honey" album
On 01/27/1984 - LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
On 01/27/1985 - Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
On 01/27/1985 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14
On 01/27/1985 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
On 01/27/1985 - "Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 per
On 01/27/1985 - 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
On 01/27/1986 - 13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle
On 01/27/1986 - L Ron Hubbard, novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
On 01/27/1986 - Lilli Palmer, German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
On 01/27/1987 - Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team
On 01/27/1988 - Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge A
On 01/27/1989 - German war criminals Fischer & Aus der F?nten freed
On 01/27/1989 - Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
On 01/27/1989 - Okla's linebacker, Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student
On 01/27/1990 - Helen Jerome Eddy, actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92
On 01/27/1990 - 64th Australian Women's Tennis Steffi Graf beats MJ Fernandez (63 64)
On 01/27/1991 - Superbowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Superbowl
On 01/27/1991 - Nadine Strossen is 1st female president of the ACLU
On 01/27/1991 - 79th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats I Lendl (16 64 64 64)
On 01/27/1991 - Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, disbands
On 01/27/1992 - Francesca Primus, columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45
On 01/27/1992 - Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Brit actress (Eliza Dolittle), dies at 101
On 01/27/1992 - 19th American Music Award: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
On 01/27/1992 - Pres candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other o
On 01/27/1992 - Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)
On 01/27/1992 - "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 perfs
On 01/27/1992 - Gene Harris, entertainer, dies after long illness
On 01/27/1992 - Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee
On 01/27/1993 - DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
On 01/27/1993 - Andre "the Giant" Roussimoff, WWF wrestler, dies of heart attack at 4
On 01/27/1993 - Erik M?rk, Danish actor (Europe), dies at 67
On 01/27/1994 - Carlos Reina succeeds pres Callejas in Honduras
On 01/27/1994 - Claude Akins, actor (Rio Bravo, Lobo), dies of cancer at 75
On 01/27/1994 - Eddie Calhoun, jazz Bassist, dies at 72
On 01/27/1994 - "No Man's Land" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
On 01/27/1994 - Stanley Adams, songwriter, dies at 86
On 01/27/1994 - Romanian social-democrats form government with anti-Semites
On 01/27/1994 - Joe Mays, actor (Mr Saturday Night), dies of AIDS at 44
On 01/27/1995 - 69th Australian Womens Tennis: Mary Pierce beats A S Vicario (63 62)
On 01/27/1995 - Jean Tardieu, author, dies at 91
On 01/27/1995 - Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76
On 01/27/1995 - Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
On 01/27/1995 - Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, gen-sec Council of Churches, dies at 64
On 01/27/1996 - Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
On 01/27/1996 - Ralph Webster Yarborough, politician, dies at 92
On 01/27/1996 - Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
On 01/27/1996 - Julian Hill, research chemist, dies at 91
On 01/27/1996 - John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha), dies at 93
On 01/27/1996 - Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
On 01/27/1996 - Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston
On 01/27/1996 - Monica Seles beats Anke Huber to win Australian Open
On 01/27/1996 - 15 day old siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi die
On 01/27/1996 - 70th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61)
On 01/27/1996 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
On 01/27/1996 - Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop
On 01/27/1996 - Germany celebrates it's 1st Holocaust Rememberance Day
On 01/27/1997 - "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," opens at Gershwin NYC
On 01/27/1997 - 24th American Music Award: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win
On 01/27/1997 - Cecil Lewis, airman/writer, dies at 98
On 01/27/1997 - Matthew Coady, journalist, dies at 73
On 01/27/1998 - Crane crashes into Roosevelt Is (NYC) Tram, injuring 10
On 01/27/1998 - Roland Clarkson discovers 2^3021377-1 (37th known Mersenne prime)
On 01/27/1998 - WNBA begins filling rosters of Washington Mystics & Detroit Shock
On 01/28/814 - Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71
On 01/28/1077 - German king Henry IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness
On 01/28/1077 - Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Heinrich IV
On 01/28/1099 - 1st Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad Syria
On 01/28/1119 - Gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies
On 01/28/1256 - Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22
On 01/28/1262 - Flemish/Dutch coast ravaged by north western storm
On 01/28/1393 - Earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball
On 01/28/1393 - Fire during Royal Ball at Paris, 4 die (Ball of the Ardents)
On 01/28/1457 - Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)
On 01/28/1495 - Pope gives his son Cesare Borgia as hostage to Charles VIII of France
On 01/28/1528 - Philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies
On 01/28/1547 - 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England
On 01/28/1547 - Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), dies at 55
On 01/28/1549 - Elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80
On 01/28/1560 - John a Lasco, [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies
On 01/28/1561 - By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended
On 01/28/1578 - Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)
On 01/28/1581 - James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland
On 01/28/1582 - John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon)
On 01/28/1595 - Francis Drake, English pirate (Porto Bello West Indies), dies at 50
On 01/28/1600 - Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69
On 01/28/1606 - Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar, dies at 8
On 01/28/1608 - Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer
On 01/28/1611 - Johannes Hevelius, Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger)
On 01/28/1612 - Thomas Bodley, diplomat/founder (Bodleian Library), dies
On 01/28/1613 - Galileo may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune
On 01/28/1621 - Paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68
On 01/28/1627 - Alfonso Marsh, composer
On 01/28/1645 - Gottfried Vopelius, composer
On 01/28/1687 - Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday
On 01/28/1688 - Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
On 01/28/1689 - English parliament ends king Charles II reign
On 01/28/1691 - Johann Balthasar Konig, composer
On 01/28/1693 - Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
On 01/28/1693 - Gregor Joseph Werner, composer
On 01/28/1702 - Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
On 01/28/1706 - John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
On 01/28/1714 - Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
On 01/28/1717 - Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)
On 01/28/1722 - Johann Ernst Bach, composer
On 01/28/1725 - Peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8]
On 01/28/1754 - Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 6
On 01/28/1756 - Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer
On 01/28/1757 - Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer
On 01/28/1768 - Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
On 01/28/1768 - John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44
On 01/28/1775 - Peter the Great, Russia
On 01/28/1782 - Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84
On 01/28/1784 - George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State
On 01/28/1787 - Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
On 01/28/1788 - Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
On 01/28/1788 - Capt Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Sydney, Botany Bay NSW
On 01/28/1791 - Louis-J-Ferdinand H?rold, France, opera composer (Zampa)
On 01/28/1805 - Mih?ly Csokonai Vit?z, Hungarian (stage)poet (Dorottya), dies at 31
On 01/28/1807 - London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
On 01/28/1810 - Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead
On 01/28/1813 - Jan Joseph Rosler, composer, dies at 41
On 01/28/1814 - Stendahl's 1st book is published
On 01/28/1815 - Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 187
On 01/28/1817 - Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer, dies at 55
On 01/28/1818 - George Sewall Boutwell, MC (Union), died in 1905
On 01/28/1819 - Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore
On 01/28/1821 - Bellingshausen discovers Alexander Island off Antarctica
On 01/28/1822 - Alexander MacKenzie, (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)
On 01/28/1824 - William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)
On 01/28/1825 - George Edward Pickett, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
On 01/28/1828 - Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1868
On 01/28/1828 - Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor
On 01/28/1829 - William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh
On 01/28/1830 - Opera "Fra Diavolo," premieres in Paris
On 01/28/1831 - Henry Brevard Davidson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
On 01/28/1832 - Franz Wullner, composer
On 01/28/1833 - Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)
On 01/28/1838 - Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS]
On 01/28/1840 - ?douard Vaillant, French socialist politician/communard
On 01/28/1841 - Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer
On 01/28/1841 - Henry Stanley, Engld, journalist/explorer (found Livingston in Africa
On 01/28/1846 - Battle of Allwal, Brits beat Sikhs in Punjab (India)
On 01/28/1848 - King of Naples grants his subjects a constitution
On 01/28/1851 - Northwestern University (Chicago) chartered
On 01/28/1853 - Jos? Mart? y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician
On 01/28/1855 - William Seward Burroughs, NY, inventor (recording adding machine)
On 01/28/1858 - John Brown organized raid on Arsenal at Harper's Ferry
On 01/28/1860 - Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua
On 01/28/1864 - Battle of New Bern, NC
On 01/28/1865 - Pres Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners
On 01/28/1865 - Kaarlo Juho St?hlberg, 1st president of Finland (1919-25)
On 01/28/1868 - Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62
On 01/28/1868 - Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer
On 01/28/1868 - Julian Aguirre, composer
On 01/28/1869 - Ozaki K?y?, Japan, novelist/essayist/haiku poet (The Heart)
On 01/28/1869 - Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer, dies at 72
On 01/28/1871 - Paris surrenders to Prussians
On 01/28/1873 - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, Burgundy France, novelist (Ch?ri, Gigi)
On 01/28/1873 - Henry Hugo Pierson, composer, dies at 57
On 01/28/1873 - Colette, writer
On 01/28/1873 - M A Noble, cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century
On 01/28/1874 - Ernst Rabel, Austrian/US law historian (Grundz?ge)
On 01/28/1875 - Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer
On 01/28/1878 - Walter Kollo [Kollodziepski], German composer (Der Juxbaron)
On 01/28/1878 - George W Coy hired as 1st full-time telephone operator
On 01/28/1878 - 1st telephone exchange (New Haven, CT)
On 01/28/1878 - Yale Daily News published, 1st college daily newspaper
On 01/28/1880 - Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (Engld wicket-keeper before & after WW I
On 01/28/1880 - Mary Boland, Phila, US, comedienne/actress (Ruggles of Red Gap)
On 01/28/1881 - Battle at Laing's Neck Natal: Boers beat superior powered British
On 01/28/1884 - Auguste Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist)
On 01/28/1884 - Lucien H d'Azambuja, France, astronomer (chromosome of sun)
On 01/28/1884 - Jean Felix Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist)
On 01/28/1886 - Artur Rubinstein, L?dz Poland, pianist
On 01/28/1887 - Lily Theresa Strickland, composer
On 01/28/1887 - England all out for 45 v Aust SCG, their lowest total ever
On 01/28/1891 - Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer
On 01/28/1891 - Camille Melloy, [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
On 01/28/1892 - Ernst Lubitsch, Germany, actor (Love Parade)
On 01/28/1893 - Edward Mcdowell's "Hamlet & Ophelia," premieres in Boston
On 01/28/1893 - Elliot Griffis, composer
On 01/28/1895 - Fran?ois Certain de Canrobert, French marshal, dies at 85
On 01/28/1896 - Joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57
On 01/28/1897 - Valentin Katayev, Odessa Ukraine, novelist/playwright (Embezzled)
On 01/28/1898 - Vittorio Rieti, composer
On 01/28/1898 - Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
On 01/28/1898 - Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, dies at 74
On 01/28/1899 - Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger
On 01/28/1899 - American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress
On 01/28/1900 - Michael Dewar Head, composer
On 01/28/1900 - Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke], publisher (History of Ecuador)
On 01/28/1900 - Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)
On 01/28/1900 - Anni Holdmann, Germany, 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
On 01/28/1902 - Carnegie Institute founded in Wash DC
On 01/28/1903 - Jean Robert Planquette, composer, dies at 54
On 01/28/1903 - Augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer, dies at 55
On 01/28/1903 - Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, crystallographer (1st woman in Royal Society)
On 01/28/1904 - 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on U of Chicag
On 01/28/1905 - Gaston R?bry, Flemish cyclist
On 01/28/1906 - Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
On 01/28/1906 - Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)
On 01/28/1906 - Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
On 01/28/1907 - Constantin Regamey, composer
On 01/28/1908 - Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer, Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)
On 01/28/1909 - US milt forces leave Cuba for 2nd time
On 01/28/1909 - Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II-George Medal)
On 01/28/1910 - John Banner, Vienna Austria, actor (Sgt Hans Schultz-Hogan's Heroes)
On 01/28/1910 - Arnold Moss, Bkln, actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Qu?bec, Viva Zapata)
On 01/28/1910 - Jose Garcia Robles, composer, dies at 74
On 01/28/1911 - Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo
On 01/28/1912 - Jackson Pollock, Cody Wyoming, expressionist painter (Lavender Mist)
On 01/28/1912 - William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
On 01/28/1913 - Oliver Chesterton, chartered surveyor
On 01/28/1913 - Jan Masseus, composer
On 01/28/1914 - Beverly Hills, Ca, is incorporated
On 01/28/1914 - 1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC)
On 01/28/1915 - US Pres Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates
On 01/28/1915 - US Coast Guard created from Life Saving & Revenue Cutter services
On 01/28/1915 - 1st US ship lost in WW I, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)
On 01/28/1916 - Opera "Goyescas," premieres (NYC)
On 01/28/1916 - 1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson
On 01/28/1916 - Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
On 01/28/1916 - German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France
On 01/28/1918 - Vito Scotti, SF Calif, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park)
On 01/28/1918 - Trevor Skeet, British MP
On 01/28/1918 - Suzanne Flon, Paris France, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge)
On 01/28/1918 - Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People
On 01/28/1918 - Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
On 01/28/1918 - John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies
On 01/28/1918 - Trotsky becomes leader of Reds
On 01/28/1918 - Strike on Berlin ammunition's factory
On 01/28/1920 - James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
On 01/28/1921 - Alfred Marks, actor/comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again)
On 01/28/1922 - Robert W Holley, US, biochemist, worked with RNA (Nobel '68)
On 01/28/1922 - American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"
On 01/28/1922 - J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
On 01/28/1923 - Demonstration against a Dutch University in Ghent
On 01/28/1923 - NSDAP 1st election in Munich
On 01/28/1923 - 1st "Reichs Party" (NSDAP) forms in Munich
On 01/28/1924 - Simon Abramsz, Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56
On 01/28/1924 - Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ)
On 01/28/1925 - Henry Harris, British professor of medicine
On 01/28/1925 - -46?F (-43?C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)
On 01/28/1927 - James Callaghan, British MP
On 01/28/1927 - Ronnie Scott, jazz musician/club-owner
On 01/28/1927 - Anthony Garner, director (Conservative Central Office)
On 01/28/1927 - J D Hughes, Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
On 01/28/1927 - Serbian-Croatian-Slavic govt of Oezonowitsj falls
On 01/28/1928 - Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)
On 01/28/1928 - Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway at age 101
On 01/28/1928 - MG Falcon, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
On 01/28/1928 - Slade Gorton, (Sen-R-WA, 1981- )
On 01/28/1929 - Acker Bilk, singer (Stranger on the Shore)
On 01/28/1929 - Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist
On 01/28/1929 - Claes Oldenburg, Stockholm Sweden, US pop artist (Alphabet/Good Humor
On 01/28/1930 - David Morris, British MEP
On 01/28/1930 - Luis de Pablo, composer
On 01/28/1930 - Clarence Skelton Wimble, cricket (score pair in Test for S Af), dies
On 01/28/1931 - Bradman scores 220 NSW v Victoria, 308 mins, 13 fours
On 01/28/1931 - Timothy Kitson, former MP
On 01/28/1932 - David Thompson, CEO (Gestetner Holdings)
On 01/28/1932 - Thomas J Bliley Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
On 01/28/1932 - W Parry O'Brien, Calif, shot putter (Oly-2 gold/silver-52, 56, 60, 64
On 01/28/1932 - Windlesham, Lord
On 01/28/1932 - Japan occupies Shanghai
On 01/28/1932 - 1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)
On 01/28/1932 - Franz Xavier Arens, composer, dies at 75
On 01/28/1933 - French govt of Paul Boncour falls
On 01/28/1933 - German govt of Von Schleicher falls
On 01/28/1933 - Susan Sontag, NYC, author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award)
On 01/28/1933 - Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist/writer, dies at 80
On 01/28/1934 - Bill White, US, 1st baseman (Cards)/announcer (Yanks)/pres (NL)
On 01/28/1934 - BR White, principal (Regent's Park College-Oxford)
On 01/28/1934 - 1st US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock Vermont)
On 01/28/1935 - Iceland becomes 1st country to legalize abortion
On 01/28/1935 - Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer, dies at 75
On 01/28/1935 - Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)
On 01/28/1935 - Leonid Grabovsky, composer
On 01/28/1935 - David John Lodge, English writer (Soul & Bodies)
On 01/28/1935 - Nicholas Pryor, actor (Beverly Hills 90210)
On 01/28/1936 - Alan Alda, [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], NYC, actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H)
On 01/28/1936 - Bill Jordan, British trade unionist
On 01/28/1936 - Jack Scott, vocalist (My True Love)
On 01/28/1936 - Robert Suderburg, composer
On 01/28/1936 - Enid Castle, principal (Cheltenham Ladies' College)
On 01/28/1936 - Pravda criticizes Sjostakovitsj' "Lady Macbeth" opera
On 01/28/1937 - Ken Hill, playwright/director
On 01/28/1938 - John Sharp, cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer intl), dies
On 01/28/1938 - Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
On 01/28/1939 - John M Fabian, Goosecreek Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)
On 01/28/1939 - William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73
On 01/28/1941 - Joel Crothers, Cincinnati OH, actor (Edge of Night)
On 01/28/1942 - Hansdj?rgen B?umler, Germany, pairs ice skater (Olympic-silver-1968)
On 01/28/1942 - General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine
On 01/28/1942 - German troops occupy Benghazi Libya
On 01/28/1942 - Pablo Luna y Carne, composer, dies at 61
On 01/28/1943 - Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
On 01/28/1943 - Jean Knight, rocker
On 01/28/1943 - John Beck, Chic, actor (Mark-Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara)
On 01/28/1943 - Susan Howard, Marshall Tx, actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli)
On 01/28/1943 - Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals
On 01/28/1943 - Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game
On 01/28/1944 - U-271 & U-571 sunk off Ireland
On 01/28/1944 - Leonard Bernstein's "Jeremiah," premieres in Pittsburgh
On 01/28/1944 - 683 British bombers attack Berlin
On 01/28/1944 - Arnold M?hren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)
On 01/28/1944 - Martin Fried, rocker (Cyrkle-Red Rubber Ball)
On 01/28/1944 - John Edmonds, British trade unionist
On 01/28/1944 - James Cran, British MP
On 01/28/1944 - Brian Keenan, NYC, rock drummer (Chamber Bros-Time Has Come Today)
On 01/28/1944 - John Tavener, composer (The Whale)
On 01/28/1945 - Swedish ships bring food to starving Netherlands
On 01/28/1945 - Gen "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell & truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China
On 01/28/1945 - Dutch airplanes dump pamphlets on Java
On 01/28/1945 - Philip "Felix" Bekkers, actor (We Go on Trip), dies at 37
On 01/28/1945 - Nick Raynsford, British MP
On 01/28/1946 - Rick Allen, Ark, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)
On 01/28/1946 - Renne Jarrett, Bkln NY, actress (Nancy)
On 01/28/1947 - MJ Ainsworth, CEO (Institute of Chartered Secretaries)
On 01/28/1947 - Reynaldo Hahn, composer, dies at 72
On 01/28/1947 - Valerie Bragg, principal (City Technology College-Kingshurst)
On 01/28/1947 - "Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000
On 01/28/1948 - Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
On 01/28/1948 - Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
On 01/28/1949 - Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
On 01/28/1949 - Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer, dies at 62
On 01/28/1949 - NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith
On 01/28/1949 - UN Security council convicts Dutch aggression in Indonesia
On 01/28/1950 - Glyn Ford, British MEP
On 01/28/1950 - David Carl Hilmers, Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
On 01/28/1950 - Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud
On 01/28/1950 - Barbi Benton, [Klein], Calif, Playboy model (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!)
On 01/28/1951 - Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)
On 01/28/1951 - "La Vie Commence Demain," which depicted artificial insemination & is
On 01/28/1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/28/1951 - Gordon Prentice, British MP
On 01/28/1951 - William Nelson Jr, US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
On 01/28/1953 - Michael Day, rocker
On 01/28/1953 - Debbie Steinbach, LPGA golfer
On 01/28/1953 - WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/28/1953 - J Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins NBC's "Today Show"
On 01/28/1954 - Anicee Alvina, Paris France, actress (Friends)
On 01/28/1954 - Shawn Murray, rock drummer (Mink Deville)
On 01/28/1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)
On 01/28/1956 - Peter Schilling, Stuttgart Germany, rocker
On 01/28/1957 - Nick Price, Durban S Africa, PGA golfer (1991 Byron Nelson Classic)
On 01/28/1957 - Harley Jane Kozak, actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)
On 01/28/1957 - Fred Stein, TV panelist (Live Begins at 80), dies at 88
On 01/28/1957 - "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Ja
On 01/28/1958 - Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor
On 01/28/1958 - Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck
On 01/28/1959 - Dave Sharp, rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)
On 01/28/1959 - Viktor Joseph Keldorfer, composer, dies at 85
On 01/28/1959 - Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73
On 01/28/1959 - Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US
On 01/28/1960 - Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54
On 01/28/1960 - 1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington DC
On 01/28/1960 - John Caliri, Providence RI, actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble
On 01/28/1960 - Goon Show's final episode on BBC
On 01/28/1960 - NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minn Vikings (1961) franchises
On 01/28/1961 - Luann L Lee, Santa Monica Ca, playmate (Jan, 1987)
On 01/28/1961 - Republic of Rwanda proclaimed
On 01/28/1962 - Keith Hamilton Cobb, Tarrytown NY, actor (Noah Keefer-All My Children
On 01/28/1962 - Michael Cage, NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, NJ Nets)
On 01/28/1962 - Sam Phillips, singer/actress (Die Hard with a Vengeance)
On 01/28/1962 - Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia & survives
On 01/28/1963 - Jean Felix Piccard, swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday
On 01/28/1963 - -34?F (-37?C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record)
On 01/28/1963 - Denise Beillmann, Switz, figure skater (Olympics-4th-1980)
On 01/28/1963 - Colleen Harp, Washington DC, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994)
On 01/28/1963 - Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
On 01/28/1964 - Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
On 01/28/1964 - Emlyn Aubrey, PGA golfer (1995 Nestles-25th)
On 01/28/1965 - Jef van Durme, composer, dies at 57
On 01/28/1965 - Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director, dies at 63
On 01/28/1965 - Tich Freeman, cricket (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies
On 01/28/1965 - The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
On 01/28/1966 - Michal Pivonka, Kladno Cze, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
On 01/28/1966 - Jeff Uhlenhake, NFL center (NO Saints, Washington Redskins)
On 01/28/1967 - Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
On 01/28/1967 - Peter Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht)
On 01/28/1967 - Tom Hodson, NFL quarterback (NO Saints)
On 01/28/1967 - Stanley Coen, cricket (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies
On 01/28/1968 - Sarah McLachlan, folk singer (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy)
On 01/28/1968 - Marnie McBean, Vancouver BC, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
On 01/28/1968 - Henry Hering, Pointe-Claire Quebec, rower (Olympics-9-92, 96)
On 01/28/1968 - Peter Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht)
On 01/28/1968 - Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/28/1968 - 29th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Chandler Harper
On 01/28/1969 - John Veenhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
On 01/28/1969 - Giorgio Lamberti, Italian free style swimmer (world record 200m)
On 01/28/1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in N America
On 01/28/1969 - 2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville
On 01/28/1970 - Lubom?r Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia
On 01/28/1970 - Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies
On 01/28/1970 - Barry Minter, NFL middle linebacker (Chic Bears)
On 01/28/1970 - Donald Tardy, US, death metal drummer (Obituary, Cause of Death)
On 01/28/1970 - James Atkins, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
On 01/28/1970 - Mike Chalenski, NFL defensive tackle (Phila Eagles)
On 01/28/1972 - Frank Garcia, NFL center (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
On 01/28/1972 - Elena Baranova, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
On 01/28/1972 - Carey Bender, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
On 01/28/1972 - Oral Roberts' Eddie Woods grabs 30 rebounds for 2nd consecutive game
On 01/28/1972 - Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
On 01/28/1973 - Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/28/1973 - Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
On 01/28/1973 - "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
On 01/28/1973 - John Banner, actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday
On 01/28/1973 - Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"
On 01/28/1973 - Robert Braknis, Montreal Quebec, 100m backstroke/4 x 100 (Olympics-96
On 01/28/1973 - Joe Stephens, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
On 01/28/1973 - Jerome Allen, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
On 01/28/1973 - Bronwyn Thompson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
On 01/28/1974 - Tony Delk, NBA guard (SF Warriors)
On 01/28/1974 - Zack Bronson, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
On 01/28/1974 - Jermaine Dye, Oakland CA, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)
On 01/28/1974 - Derrick Mayes, NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
On 01/28/1974 - Vitaly Tregubov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
On 01/28/1974 - Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, & Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame
On 01/28/1974 - Dino Buzzati, writer, dies at 67
On 01/28/1975 - 8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio
On 01/28/1975 - Julian Dean, Waihi NZ, team pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
On 01/28/1975 - Antonin Nov?tny, Czechoslovakian president (1957-68), dies at 70
On 01/28/1975 - Anne Montminy, Montreal Quebec, 10m diver (Olympics-17-92, 96)
On 01/28/1976 - Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through NZ at Eden Park
On 01/28/1976 - Chris Kenner, rocker (I Like it Like That), dies
On 01/28/1976 - NBA Atlanta Hawks begin a 28 game road losing streak
On 01/28/1977 - Burt Mustin, actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show), dies at 9
On 01/28/1978 - "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
On 01/28/1978 - Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife
On 01/28/1978 - Helga Bauer Salas, Miss Bolivia Universe (1997)
On 01/28/1978 - Ranger's Don Murdoch failed on 4th penalty shot against Islanders
On 01/28/1978 - "We Are the World" is recorded
On 01/28/1979 - Arthur Kopit's "Wings," premieres in NYC
On 01/28/1979 - "Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1672 performances
On 01/28/1980 - Nick Carter, singer (Backstreet Boys)
On 01/28/1980 - 37th Golden Globes: Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field wins
On 01/28/1980 - Jimmy Durante, NYC, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
On 01/28/1981 - "5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 12 performances
On 01/28/1981 - William J Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987)
On 01/28/1981 - Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallon
On 01/28/1981 - Elijah Wood, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (Radio Flyer, Good Son)
On 01/28/1982 - US Gen Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy
On 01/28/1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/28/1983 - Billy Fury, actor (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
On 01/28/1984 - 41th Golden Globes: Thornbirds wins
On 01/28/1984 - LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak
On 01/28/1984 - Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas
On 01/28/1984 - Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, W Germany
On 01/28/1984 - John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
On 01/28/1985 - 12th American Music Award
On 01/28/1985 - Athina Onassis, daughter of Christina
On 01/28/1986 - "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 perfs
On 01/28/1986 - 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff
On 01/28/1986 - Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, DC
On 01/28/1986 - Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Oh, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
On 01/28/1986 - Christa McAuliffe, astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
On 01/28/1986 - Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast, dies in Challenger disaster
On 01/28/1986 - Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
On 01/28/1986 - Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
On 01/28/1986 - Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr, dies in Challenger
On 01/28/1987 - Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant
On 01/28/1987 - US Foreign minister George Shultz meets ANC-leader Oliver Tambo
On 01/28/1988 - "Saratina!" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 597 performances
On 01/28/1988 - Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional
On 01/28/1989 - 63rd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (64 64
On 01/28/1989 - Boon completes 7th Test century, 149 v WI at SCG
On 01/28/1989 - 46th Golden Globes: Rainman, Working Girl
On 01/28/1990 - Superbowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Su
On 01/28/1990 - "Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London
On 01/28/1990 - 78th Australian Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats S Edberg (46 76 52-ret)
On 01/28/1991 - 18th American Music Award: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson
On 01/28/1991 - "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV
On 01/28/1991 - Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule
On 01/28/1991 - Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 v England at Adelaide
On 01/28/1991 - Dale Long, hit HRs in 8 consecutive games, dies at 66
On 01/28/1992 - Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
On 01/28/1992 - Nahman Avigad, Isr archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), dies at 86
On 01/28/1992 - Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown
On 01/28/1992 - Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
On 01/28/1993 - John Steadman, actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83
On 01/28/1993 - Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
On 01/28/1994 - Hal Smith, actor (Otis Campbell-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 77
On 01/28/1994 - Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 79
On 01/28/1994 - William Levitt, builder (Levittown), dies of kidney failure at 86
On 01/28/1994 - Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose Calif, 1 dead
On 01/28/1994 - Actress Lorraine Bracco (39) weds actor Edward James Olmos (46)
On 01/28/1994 - Inna Lassovskaja jumps ladies world record (14.78m)
On 01/28/1995 - Barrie Wilson, academic, dies at 59
On 01/28/1995 - James P Grant, US director of UNICEF (1980-95), dies at 72
On 01/28/1995 - Jim Gilbert, artist, dies at 61
On 01/28/1995 - Philip H Burton, Welsh producer/Richard Burton's teacher, dies at 80
On 01/28/1995 - Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic, dies at 83
On 01/28/1995 - George Woodcock, author, dies at 82
On 01/28/1995 - Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise
On 01/28/1995 - 69th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Mary Pierce beats Vicario (63 62
On 01/28/1995 - 83rd Australian Mens Tennis: Andre Agassi beats Sampras (46 61 76 64)
On 01/28/1996 - John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur, dies at 81
On 01/28/1996 - Joseph Brodsky, poet, dies at 55
On 01/28/1996 - Or San Yu, president of Burma in (1981-88), dies
On 01/28/1996 - U San Yu, soldier/politician, dies at 77
On 01/28/1996 - Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer, dies at 71
On 01/28/1996 - "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 perfs
On 01/28/1996 - Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman), dies at 81
On 01/28/1996 - 84th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats M Chang (62 64 26 62)
On 01/28/1996 - Dan Duva, boxing promoter, dies at 44
On 01/28/1996 - Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
On 01/28/1996 - Superbowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pitts Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Sup
On 01/28/1997 - Vivien Signy, nurse, dies at 80
On 01/28/1997 - Pietro Cavallero, bandit, dies at 68
On 01/28/1997 - James Colin Ross Welch, journalist, dies at 72
On 01/28/1998 - Michelangelo, "Christ & the Woman of Samaria," sold for $7.4 million
On 01/29/969 - Peter, tsar of Bulgaria (927-69), dies
On 01/29/1523 - Sermon of Constanz: Zwingli defends 67 Schlussreden
On 01/29/1559 - Thomas Pope, English politician, benefactor, dies at about 52
On 01/29/1574 - Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet
On 01/29/1584 - Frederik Hendrik, count of Nassau/Prince of Orange
On 01/29/1587 - Deventer & Zutphen surrender to Spain
On 01/29/1613 - Galileo observes Neptune but fails to recognize what he sees
On 01/29/1663 - Robert Sanderson, Bishop of Lincoln (1660-63), dies
On 01/29/1676 - Fjodor Aleksejevitsj becomes czar of Russia
On 01/29/1688 - Emmanuel Swedenborg, Sweden, religious leader (Angelic Wisdom)
On 01/29/1689 - Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet
On 01/29/1696 - Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), dies
On 01/29/1700 - Daniel Bernoulli, Basel Switz, mathematician (10 time French award)
On 01/29/1703 - Carlmann Kolb, composer
On 01/29/1711 - Giuseppi Bonno, composer
On 01/29/1715 - Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court)composer/pianist
On 01/29/1717 - Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America/fieldmarshal
On 01/29/1728 - John Gays' "Beggar's Opera," premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]
On 01/29/1732 - Paris churchyard Saint-M?dard closed after Jansenistic ritual
On 01/29/1737 - Thomas Paine, political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)
On 01/29/1743 - Andr? Hercule Fleury, French cardinal (1726-43), dies
On 01/29/1756 - Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, (Rep/Gov-Va)/general
On 01/29/1761 - Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Switz, US minister of Finance (1801-14)
On 01/29/1763 - J G Seume, writer
On 01/29/1781 - Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres, Munich
On 01/29/1782 - Daniel-Fran?ois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo)
On 01/29/1782 - Frantiszek Tucek Scigalski, composer
On 01/29/1783 - Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9]
On 01/29/1784 - Ferdinand Ries, composer
On 01/29/1788 - Australia Day
On 01/29/1798 - Henry Neele, London, poet
On 01/29/1801 - Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer (Felix Meritis)
On 01/29/1802 - John Beckley of Virginia appointed 1st Librarian of Congress
On 01/29/1803 - James Outram, Bulterley Hall Derbyshire, general
On 01/29/1810 - Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician
On 01/29/1814 - Johann G Fichte, German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre), dies at 51
On 01/29/1820 - George III, king of Great-Britain (1760-1820), dies at 81
On 01/29/1821 - Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
On 01/29/1823 - Franklin Gardner, Major General (Confederate Army)
On 01/29/1824 - Karl von Perfall, composer
On 01/29/1824 - Louise MC countess of Albany, Henegouws salon owner, dies at 71
On 01/29/1834 - Pres Jackson orders 1st use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute
On 01/29/1836 - James Meech Warner, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
On 01/29/1836 - Benjamin Franklin Potts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1887
On 01/29/1837 - Aleksandr Pushkin, poet/novelist (Golden Cockeral), killed in a duel
On 01/29/1839 - Charles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood
On 01/29/1843 - William McKinley, Niles Ohio, (R) 25th pres (1897-1901)
On 01/29/1845 - Edgar Allen Poe's "Raven" 1st published (NYC)
On 01/29/1848 - Sicily accepts new Constitution (choose parliament/freedom of press)
On 01/29/1850 - Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate
On 01/29/1850 - Ebenezer Howard, London, pioneer of garden cities
On 01/29/1850 - Lawrence Hargrave, inventor (box kite)
On 01/29/1852 - Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor/playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa)
On 01/29/1852 - Frederick Hymen Cowen, composer
On 01/29/1854 - Willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian
On 01/29/1856 - Victoria Cross established to acknowledge bravery
On 01/29/1860 - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)
On 01/29/1860 - American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX
On 01/29/1861 - Kansas becomes 34th state
On 01/29/1862 - Frederick Delius, Bradford England, composer (Hiawatha)
On 01/29/1863 - Battle at Bear River, Washington: US army vs indians
On 01/29/1864 - Adolf Philipp, composer
On 01/29/1864 - Battle of Moorefield, WV (Rosser's Raid)
On 01/29/1866 - Romain Rolland, France, writer (Jean-Christophe) (Nobel 1915)
On 01/29/1867 - Vicente Blasco Ib??ez, Spain, writer (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
On 01/29/1869 - Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
On 01/29/1871 - Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer
On 01/29/1872 - Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina
On 01/29/1873 - Luigi A, duke of the Abruzzes, Italy, explorer/climber (Mt St Elias)
On 01/29/1874 - Robert Lach, composer
On 01/29/1874 - John David Rockefeller Jr, Cleveland Ohio, philanthropist
On 01/29/1876 - Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer
On 01/29/1876 - Havergal Brian, Dresden Staffordshire, composer
On 01/29/1878 - Barney Oldfield, Ohio, daredevil
On 01/29/1879 - Custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont established
On 01/29/1879 - Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80
On 01/29/1880 - W C Fields, [William Claude Dukenfield], Phila, actor (Bank Dick)
On 01/29/1884 - Juhan Aavic, composer
On 01/29/1886 - 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
On 01/29/1887 - Albert Conti, Trieste Austria, actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion)
On 01/29/1888 - Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75
On 01/29/1889 - Francisco Santiago, composer
On 01/29/1889 - Rudolf Mauersberger, composer
On 01/29/1890 - Marguerite Canal, composer
On 01/29/1891 - R N Williams II, tennis champ (US Open-1914)
On 01/29/1892 - Clifford Gray, US, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1928)
On 01/29/1893 - Edric Cundell, composer
On 01/29/1893 - Martian Negrea, composer
On 01/29/1895 - King Koko's Kopermannen assault on Akassa Niger, 100's killed
On 01/29/1896 - Teddy Hoad, cricketer (pioneering West Indian Test batsman)
On 01/29/1896 - Emile Grubbe is 1st dr to use radiation treatment for breast cancer
On 01/29/1898 - Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
On 01/29/1898 - Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
On 01/29/1899 - Alfred Sisley, painter, dies
On 01/29/1899 - Robert J Fruin, Dutch historian (80-year war), dies at 75
On 01/29/1900 - American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, In
On 01/29/1900 - Willem F K Hussem, Dutch painter/poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)
On 01/29/1900 - Marco Tajcevic, composer
On 01/29/1900 - Boers under Joubert beat English at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed
On 01/29/1901 - Allen B DuMont, inventor (perfected coml practical cathode ray tube)
On 01/29/1903 - Dutch railroad workers strike
On 01/29/1903 - Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist
On 01/29/1904 - 1st athletic letters given (Univ of Chicago football team)
On 01/29/1905 - Barnett Newmann, US painter (postpainterly abstraction)
On 01/29/1906 - Christaan IX, King of Denmark (1893-1906), dies
On 01/29/1906 - Coen de King skates world record time: 32,370 km
On 01/29/1906 - Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
On 01/29/1906 - Joe Primeau, NHL center
On 01/29/1908 - Adam Clayton Powell, (Rep-D-NY, 1945-70)
On 01/29/1908 - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, at Cornell University, incorporates
On 01/29/1909 - Alan Marshal, Sydney Aust, actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia)
On 01/29/1909 - Tonypandy, Viscount
On 01/29/1910 - Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher
On 01/29/1910 - Edouard Rod, French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
On 01/29/1910 - Henri Queff?lec, French writer (Au bout du monde)
On 01/29/1911 - Bernard Herrmann, NYC, composes film music
On 01/29/1911 - George Burns, British major-general
On 01/29/1912 - "Professor" Irwin Corey, Brooklyn NY, comedian (Car Wash, Doc)
On 01/29/1912 - Hermann Bang, writer, dies at 54
On 01/29/1912 - Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA
On 01/29/1912 - Jacob "Jaap" Balk, journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon)
On 01/29/1913 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates
On 01/29/1915 - Victor Mature, Louisville KY, actor (1 Million BC, Samson & Delilah)
On 01/29/1915 - Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
On 01/29/1915 - Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author
On 01/29/1916 - Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils, composer, dies at 62
On 01/29/1916 - 1st bombings of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place
On 01/29/1916 - Barbara Skelton, writer
On 01/29/1917 - John Raitt, Santa Ana Calif, actor/singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game)
On 01/29/1917 - Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 7
On 01/29/1917 - English submarine K13 leaves Gaire Loch
On 01/29/1918 - John Forsythe, NJ, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty)
On 01/29/1918 - William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
On 01/29/1919 - Secretary of state proclaims 18th amendment (prohibition)
On 01/29/1919 - Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
On 01/29/1920 - Walt Disney starts 1st job as an artist; $40 week with KC Slide Co
On 01/29/1920 - Alec Coppen, psychiatrist
On 01/29/1921 - Hurricane hits Washington & Oregon
On 01/29/1921 - Billy Gunn, cricket (score 392 runs for Eng including a century), die
On 01/29/1922 - Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved
On 01/29/1923 - 1st flight of autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain)
On 01/29/1923 - Paddy Chayevsky, [Sydney], US, dramatist (Marty, Hospital)
On 01/29/1924 - Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
On 01/29/1924 - Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot
On 01/29/1924 - Joseph Ludwig, composer, dies at 79
On 01/29/1924 - Gregson, Lord
On 01/29/1924 - Luigi Nono, Venice Italy, composer (Canonic Variations)
On 01/29/1925 - Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)
On 01/29/1925 - Lane of Horsell, Lord
On 01/29/1925 - Anthony George, Endicott NY, actor (Untouchables, Checkmate)
On 01/29/1925 - British Liberals choose David Lloyd George as party leader
On 01/29/1926 - Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
On 01/29/1926 - Bob Berry, cricketer (England slow lefty 1950)
On 01/29/1927 - 4th German govt of Marx forms
On 01/29/1927 - Edward Abbey, US author (Desert Solitaire)
On 01/29/1928 - Peter Byrne, actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby)
On 01/29/1928 - Bengt Hambraeus, composer
On 01/29/1928 - Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig/field marshal (WW I), dies at 66
On 01/29/1928 - Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
On 01/29/1929 - Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization forms
On 01/29/1929 - William McMillan, US, rapid pistol (Olympic-gold-1960) [or Jul 3]
On 01/29/1929 - Elio Petri, Italy, director (Property is no theft)
On 01/29/1930 - John Junkin, actor/writer (A Hard Day's Night)
On 01/29/1931 - Leslie Bricuse, English/US composer (Stop the world I want to get off
On 01/29/1932 - Clyde, Lord
On 01/29/1932 - Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide
On 01/29/1932 - Raman Subba Row, CEO (Test/County Cricket Board)
On 01/29/1933 - Margaret Laird, Commissioner (Third Church Estates)
On 01/29/1933 - A C Alston, bibliographer
On 01/29/1933 - German president von Hindenburg appoints Hitler chancellor
On 01/29/1934 - Paul Gutama Soegijo, composer
On 01/29/1934 - Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
On 01/29/1936 - 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame-Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honu
On 01/29/1936 - Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
On 01/29/1937 - Bobby Scott, jazz singer
On 01/29/1938 - Bill Christian, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
On 01/29/1939 - O P Kolomitsev, cosmonaut
On 01/29/1939 - Germaine Greer, Melbourne Australia, feminist/author (Female Eunich)
On 01/29/1941 - Ioannis Metaxas, Greek gen/dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69
On 01/29/1942 - Katharine Ross, Hollywood Cal, actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys)
On 01/29/1942 - F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)
On 01/29/1942 - Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92
On 01/29/1942 - Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
On 01/29/1942 - Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38)
On 01/29/1942 - Richard Needham, British MP
On 01/29/1942 - Peru & Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determiniation)
On 01/29/1942 - 1st broadcast of Roy Plomley's "Desert Island Discs" on BBC
On 01/29/1942 - German & Italian troops occupy Banghazi
On 01/29/1942 - Robin Morgan, Lake Worth Fla, actress (Dagmar-Mama)
On 01/29/1943 - Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer
On 01/29/1943 - Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside
On 01/29/1943 - New Zealand's Kiwi cruiser collides with Jap sub I-1 at Guadalcanal
On 01/29/1943 - Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots," premieres in NYC
On 01/29/1944 - 285 German bombers attack London
On 01/29/1944 - Barbara Moore, Wardell Mo, actress (Lisa Rogers-Man From UNCLE)
On 01/29/1944 - Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)
On 01/29/1944 - William Allen White, US journalist (Emporia Gazette), dies at 75
On 01/29/1945 - James Nicholson, British MEP
On 01/29/1945 - Donna Marie Caponi Young, Detroit, LPGA golfer (US Open 1969, 70)
On 01/29/1945 - Tom Selleck, Detroit Mich, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI)
On 01/29/1946 - Sidney James Jones, composer, dies at 84
On 01/29/1946 - Harry L Hopkins, US min of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55
On 01/29/1947 - Michael Mavor, Head Master (Rugby School)
On 01/29/1947 - Israel Wetrin, managing director (Elonex)
On 01/29/1947 - Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," premieres in NYC
On 01/29/1947 - David Byron, vocalist (Uriah Heep)
On 01/29/1947 - Fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies
On 01/29/1948 - Marc Singer, Vancouver Canada, actor (V, Dallas)
On 01/29/1948 - Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen)
On 01/29/1948 - Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, & Phillies $500
On 01/29/1948 - "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 perfs
On 01/29/1948 - Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
On 01/29/1949 - Brit, Belgium, Lux, Neth, NZ & Switz recognize Israel
On 01/29/1949 - Tommy Ramone, [Thomas Erdelyi], Budapest, rock drummer (Ramones)
On 01/29/1950 - Ann Jillian, Cambridge Mass, actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here)
On 01/29/1950 - Jody Schecter, South African auto maker (World Driver's 1979)
On 01/29/1951 - Andy Roberts, cricketer (brilliant WI quickie with 202 wickets 74-84)
On 01/29/1951 - Earl Howe
On 01/29/1951 - Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 millio
On 01/29/1951 - James Bridie, [Osborne Henry Mavor], dramatist, dies
On 01/29/1951 - "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
On 01/29/1951 - Liz Taylor's 1st divorce (Conrad Hilton Jr)
On 01/29/1952 - Tommy Ramone, [Erdelyi], Hungary, rock drummer/bassist [Ramones)
On 01/29/1953 - Dalila di Lazzaro, Udine Italy, covergirl/model (Vogue)
On 01/29/1953 - 1st movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres
On 01/29/1954 - Oprah Winfrey, Mississippi, actress/TV host (Color Purple, Oprah)
On 01/29/1954 - Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis," premieres in Cologne
On 01/29/1954 - Alejandro Casa?as, Havana Cuba, 110m hurdler (Olympic-silv-1976, 80)
On 01/29/1954 - Dick Manitoba, vocalist (Dictators)
On 01/29/1955 - John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Co
On 01/29/1955 - John Tate, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
On 01/29/1955 - Hans Hedtoft, premier of Denmark (1947.. 55), dies at 51
On 01/29/1956 - F D?rrenmatt's "Der Besuch der Alten Dame," premieres in Z?rich
On 01/29/1956 - H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, US essayist/critic (Smart Set), dies at 75
On 01/29/1957 - Irlene Mandrell, Corpus Christi Tx, country singer (Mandrell Sisters)
On 01/29/1957 - Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in NYC
On 01/29/1957 - Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
On 01/29/1958 - Judy Norton-Taylor, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Mary Ellen-Waltons)
On 01/29/1958 - Ole Mortensen, cricketer (pace bowler for Derbyshire & Denmark)
On 01/29/1958 - Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward wed
On 01/29/1958 - Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming
On 01/29/1959 - Paul McGann, actor (Dr Who)
On 01/29/1959 - Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
On 01/29/1960 - Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
On 01/29/1960 - Gregory Efthimos Louganis, San Diego Ca, diver (Olympic-gold-1984, 88
On 01/29/1960 - Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
On 01/29/1960 - Matthew Ashford, Davenport IA, actor (Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives
On 01/29/1960 - Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
On 01/29/1960 - Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chic White Sox)
On 01/29/1960 - Sean Kerly, hockey player
On 01/29/1961 - Mike Aldrete, US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
On 01/29/1961 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Bradley Lord
On 01/29/1961 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen
On 01/29/1962 - Nicholas Turturro, Queens NY, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue)
On 01/29/1962 - Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at 86
On 01/29/1963 - Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football hall of fam
On 01/29/1963 - Robert Lee Frost, US poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88
On 01/29/1963 - Michelle Bell, Melrose MA, LPGA golfer (1981 Mass School Girls Champ)
On 01/29/1964 - Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
On 01/29/1964 - Stanley Kubrick's"Dr Strangelove," premieres
On 01/29/1964 - NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
On 01/29/1964 - Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
On 01/29/1964 - Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand" & "Sie Leibt Dich
On 01/29/1964 - 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
On 01/29/1964 - Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)
On 01/29/1964 - Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
On 01/29/1964 - John Gallagher, rugby league player
On 01/29/1964 - John Habyan, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
On 01/29/1964 - Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
On 01/29/1965 - John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52
On 01/29/1965 - Tim Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
On 01/29/1965 - Dominik Hasek, Pardubice CZE, NHL goalie (Czech Oly-Gold-98, Buffalo)
On 01/29/1965 - Peter Lundgren, Sweden, tennis star
On 01/29/1965 - Michael Spisak, composer, dies at 50
On 01/29/1966 - "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances
On 01/29/1966 - Snow storm in north east US kills 165
On 01/29/1966 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
On 01/29/1966 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
On 01/29/1966 - Pierre Mercure, composer, dies at 38
On 01/29/1966 - Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide
On 01/29/1966 - Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
On 01/29/1967 - Sean Burke, Windsor, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers)
On 01/29/1967 - "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 perfs
On 01/29/1967 - Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/29/1967 - Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ
On 01/29/1967 - WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
On 01/29/1967 - Wlodzimierz Pozniak, composer, dies at 62
On 01/29/1967 - Khalid Skah, Midelt Morocco, 5k/10k runner
On 01/29/1967 - Stacey King, NBA forward/center (Miami Heat)
On 01/29/1967 - David Pitcher, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
On 01/29/1968 - Kevin Roberson, US baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
On 01/29/1968 - John Hudson, NFL center/guard (NY Jets, Phila Eagles)
On 01/29/1968 - Harold Green, NFL running back (Cin Bengals, Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/29/1968 - Chris Pringle, (New Zealand cricket pace bowler (since 1990)
On 01/29/1968 - Aeneas Williams, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
On 01/29/1968 - Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
On 01/29/1968 - Ed Burns, director/actor (Brothers McMullen)
On 01/29/1968 - Nauru adopts constitution
On 01/29/1969 - Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1995 Futures-Reims-FRA)
On 01/29/1969 - Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars
On 01/29/1969 - Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Aust v W Indies
On 01/29/1969 - Robert Young, NFL player (St Louis Rams)
On 01/29/1969 - Karen Fonteyne, Calgary Alberta, synchro swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
On 01/29/1969 - Aeneas Williams, cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
On 01/29/1970 - Heather Graham, Milwaukee WI, actress (Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown)
On 01/29/1970 - Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74
On 01/29/1970 - Scott Davis, guard (Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/29/1970 - Eric Gouka, cricketer (Netherlands pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
On 01/29/1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
On 01/29/1971 - Chris Vargas, CFL quarterback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
On 01/29/1971 - Jamal Fountaine, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/29/1971 - Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
On 01/29/1972 - Simon Cook, cricketer (Victorian pace bowler joined NSW 1995-96)
On 01/29/1972 - Hessley Hempstead, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
On 01/29/1972 - Scott Davis, Great Falls Mont, figure skater (Olympics-1994)
On 01/29/1972 - 5th ABA All-Star Game: East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville
On 01/29/1973 - Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
On 01/29/1973 - Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
On 01/29/1973 - Darnell Stephens, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
On 01/29/1973 - Scott Milanovich, quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
On 01/29/1973 - Jason Schmidt, Lewiston ID, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
On 01/29/1974 - Jeff Mitchell, corner (Baltimore Ravens)
On 01/29/1974 - David LaFleur, tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
On 01/29/1974 - Kris Burley, Truro Nova Scotia, gymnist (Olympics-96)
On 01/29/1974 - Pat Walsh, WLAF Tackle (London Monarchs)
On 01/29/1974 - 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago
On 01/29/1975 - Kelly Packard, Glendale CA, actress (Tiffani Smith-California Dreams)
On 01/29/1975 - Lorraine Magwenzi, Miss Zimbabwe Universe (1997)
On 01/29/1975 - Maarten Kerkhof, soccer player (Vitesse, De Graafschap)
On 01/29/1975 - Sara Gilbert, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Melissa-Roseanne)
On 01/29/1975 - Hendrik Dreekmann, Germany, tennis star
On 01/29/1975 - 1st Annual Comedy Awards of the Year hosted by Alan King
On 01/29/1975 - W I win Fifth Test against India to take exciting series 3-2
On 01/29/1975 - "Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances
On 01/29/1976 - Ilmira Shamsutdinova, Miss Universe-Russia/best costume (1996)
On 01/29/1976 - Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire
On 01/29/1976 - Michael Gwynn, actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59
On 01/29/1977 - E P "Buster" Nupen, cricketer (50 wickets for S Af, lost eye), dies
On 01/29/1977 - Martin Hohenberger, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
On 01/29/1977 - Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 2
On 01/29/1978 - Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship
On 01/29/1978 - Tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86
On 01/29/1979 - Pres Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years
On 01/29/1979 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7
On 01/29/1979 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer disband after 10 years together
On 01/29/1979 - Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"
On 01/29/1979 - 9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7
On 01/29/1979 - Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, DC
On 01/29/1979 - Andrew Keegan, actor (Step by Step, Party of Five)
On 01/29/1980 - Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
On 01/29/1980 - Antonio Molina, composer, dies at 85
On 01/29/1980 - Jason James Richter, Medford OR, actor (Free Willy)
On 01/29/1980 - Cleve Cavaliers beat LA Lakers 154-153 in quadruple OT
On 01/29/1980 - 6 Iranian held US hostages escape with help of Canadians
On 01/29/1981 - AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf & Eddie Einhorn for
On 01/29/1981 - Cozy Cole, rocker (Topsy Part II), dies
On 01/29/1982 - Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
On 01/29/1982 - Old Dominion ends La Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
On 01/29/1983 - 40th Golden Globes: Gandhi, ET & Tootsie win
On 01/29/1983 - "Down Under" by Men At Work hit #1 on UK pop chart
On 01/29/1984 - Pres Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term
On 01/29/1984 - Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman
On 01/29/1984 - 34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver
On 01/29/1984 - Frances Goodrich, (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer
On 01/29/1984 - Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek
On 01/29/1984 - Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched
On 01/29/1984 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3
On 01/29/1985 - pop stars in LA record "We Are The World"
On 01/29/1985 - Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39
On 01/29/1986 - 193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
On 01/29/1986 - Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda
On 01/29/1986 - Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
On 01/29/1987 - Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry
On 01/29/1987 - Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer, dies at 73
On 01/29/1987 - William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA
On 01/29/1988 - Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
On 01/29/1988 - United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s
On 01/29/1988 - Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46
On 01/29/1988 - Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers
On 01/29/1988 - Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15
On 01/29/1988 - Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938)
On 01/29/1988 - James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59), dies at 83
On 01/29/1989 - Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt
On 01/29/1989 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3
On 01/29/1989 - Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
On 01/29/1989 - 77th Australian Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62
On 01/29/1989 - Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY
On 01/29/1989 - USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit
On 01/29/1989 - Orlando Arena opens
On 01/29/1989 - L I preacher Gene Profeta pleads guilty to tax-evasion
On 01/29/1989 - Episcopal church appoints 1st female bishop
On 01/29/1989 - Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since Oct 1987; index at 2,256.43
On 01/29/1990 - Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill
On 01/29/1991 - "Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 perfs
On 01/29/1991 - Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian, dies
On 01/29/1991 - Nelson Mandela & Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years
On 01/29/1991 - Jan Od?, Dutch pianist/director Sweelinck Conservatory, dies
On 01/29/1992 - Willie Dixon, blues composer (I'm a Man, Backdoor Man), dies at 76
On 01/29/1993 - Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
On 01/29/1993 - Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79
On 01/29/1993 - Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
On 01/29/1994 - Ulrike Maier, olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 2
On 01/29/1994 - Nick Cravat, midget (Gremlin-Twilight Zone), dies of lung cancer at 8
On 01/29/1994 - Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
On 01/29/1995 - Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open
On 01/29/1995 - Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide
On 01/29/1995 - Superbowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat SD Chargers, 49-26 in Miami
On 01/29/1995 - Superbowl MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB
On 01/29/1995 - Richard Desborough Burnell, oarsman, dies at 77
On 01/29/1995 - Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect, dies at 69
On 01/29/1995 - Chris de Marigny, painter/designer, dies at 52
On 01/29/1995 - Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist (Rhodesia), dies at 88
On 01/29/1995 - Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympics-gold-1948), dies at 77
On 01/29/1996 - Last day of Test cricket for David Boon
On 01/29/1996 - John Terence Reese, bridge master, dies at 82
On 01/29/1996 - 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of
On 01/29/1996 - Jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79
On 01/29/1996 - 23rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins
On 01/29/1997 - Eric Schneider, murderer of 2 teachers, executed in MO at 35
On 01/29/1997 - Louis Pauwels, writer/editor, dies at 76
On 01/29/1997 - Osvaldo Soriano, writer, dies at 54
On 01/29/1998 - Soyuz TM-27 launches to MIR
On 01/29/1998 - "Capeman," opens at Marquis Theater NYC
On 01/29/1998 - Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Ft Lauderdale Fla
On 01/29/1998 - Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium & Netherlands, 6 die
On 01/29/1998 - Woman's Clinic in Birmingham Ala bombed, 1 killed
On 01/30/1077 - Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Henry IV
On 01/30/1156 - Herman van Horn, bishop of Utrecht (1151/52-56), dies
On 01/30/1349 - Jews of Freilsburg Germany are massacred
On 01/30/1349 - G?nther of Schwarzburg chosen German anti-king
On 01/30/1384 - Louis van Male, count of Flanders/Nevers/R?thel, dies
On 01/30/1393 - Yvain, son of earl of Foix, burned at royal ball
On 01/30/1393 - Aimery Poitiers, French nobleman, burned at royal ball
On 01/30/1467 - Battle at Velke Kostolany: Hung king M?ty?s Corvinus beats Bratr?ci
On 01/30/1487 - Bell chimes invented
On 01/30/1522 - Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland
On 01/30/1544 - Adrian van Goes becomes land advocate of Holland
On 01/30/1563 - Franciscus Gomarus, [Fran?ois Gomaer], Dutch theologist/opera singer
On 01/30/1566 - Alessandro Piccinini, composer
On 01/30/1584 - Pieter Jansz Pourbus, Flemish painter, dies
On 01/30/1584 - Jonker Wigbold van Ewsum, mister of Nienoord, dies in battle
On 01/30/1592 - Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII
On 01/30/1609 - Wenzel E F?rst von Lobkowitz, Austrian chencellor (-1674)
On 01/30/1616 - William Sancroft, Archbishop (Canterbury)
On 01/30/1624 - Arnold Geulincx, South Netherland, philosopher (About Virtue)
On 01/30/1628 - George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham England
On 01/30/1644 - William Chillingworth, Engl theologian, Cambridge Platonist, dies
On 01/30/1647 - Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for ?400,
On 01/30/1647 - King Charles I handed over to English parliament
On 01/30/1647 - Konrad Hoffler, composer
On 01/30/1648 - Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of M?nster, ending Tachtigjarige War
On 01/30/1649 - Charles I, King of Great Britain (1625-49), beheaded for treason
On 01/30/1667 - Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia & Poland sign peace treaty
On 01/30/1687 - [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, baptized
On 01/30/1694 - Joseph Joachim Benedict Munster, composer
On 01/30/1697 - Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist/composer
On 01/30/1708 - Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist
On 01/30/1710 - Vigilio Blasio Faitello, composer
On 01/30/1713 - England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty
On 01/30/1719 - Magnus G Lichtwer, German writer (?sopischer Fabeln)
On 01/30/1724 - Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer
On 01/30/1730 - Peter II Alekseyevitch, emperor of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
On 01/30/1752 - Joseph Matthias Kracher, composer
On 01/30/1756 - Josef Preindl, composer
On 01/30/1760 - Franz Xaver Partsch, composer
On 01/30/1774 - Capt Cook reaches 71? 10' S, 1820 km from S pole (record)
On 01/30/1774 - Jean-Pierre Guignon, composer, dies at 71
On 01/30/1774 - Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma, composer, dies at 69
On 01/30/1775 - Walter Savage Landor, Warwick, critic/writer (Imaginary Conversation)
On 01/30/1781 - A v Chamisso, writer
On 01/30/1781 - Articles of Confederation ratified by 13th state, Maryland
On 01/30/1789 - George Augustus Kollmann, composer
On 01/30/1790 - Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor
On 01/30/1797 - Johann Abraham Sixt, composer, dies at 40
On 01/30/1797 - Congress refuses to accept 1st petitions from American blacks
On 01/30/1797 - Edwin Vose Sumner, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
On 01/30/1798 - Rep Matthew Lyon (Vt) spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold (Ct) in US
On 01/30/1800 - US population: 5,308,483; Black population 1,002,037 (18.9%)
On 01/30/1804 - Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River
On 01/30/1806 - Prussia takes possession of Hanover
On 01/30/1814 - Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian glass painter
On 01/30/1815 - Burned Library of Congress reestablished with Jefferson's 6500 vols
On 01/30/1816 - Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1894
On 01/30/1816 - Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/cartoonist/art collector, dies at 74
On 01/30/1818 - Keats composes his sonnet, "When I Have Fears"
On 01/30/1820 - Edward Bransfield aboard Williams discovers Antarctica (UK claim)
On 01/30/1822 - John Basil Turchin, [Ivan Turchinoff], Brig General (Union volunteers
On 01/30/1827 - Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, composer, dies at 53
On 01/30/1829 - Alfred Cummings, Georgia, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1910
On 01/30/1830 - James G Blaine, US, minister of foreign affairs
On 01/30/1834 - Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician
On 01/30/1835 - Oliver Edwards, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1904
On 01/30/1835 - Richard Lawrence misfires at Pres Andrew Jackson in Washington DC
On 01/30/1838 - Osceola, chief of Seminole indians, dies in jail
On 01/30/1841 - Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist, died in 1914
On 01/30/1844 - Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing, German gen/gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17
On 01/30/1846 - Francis H Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism)
On 01/30/1847 - Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
On 01/30/1853 - Leland Hone, cricketer (England keeper 1879 without county experience
On 01/30/1853 - Emperor Napoleon III marries Eug?nie Maria de Montijo y de Guzman
On 01/30/1854 - 1st election in Washington Territory; 1,682 votes cast
On 01/30/1858 - William Wells Brown published 1st Black drama, "Leap to Freedom"
On 01/30/1858 - Charles Hall? founds Hall? Orchestra in Manchester
On 01/30/1860 - Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer, dies at 44
On 01/30/1861 - Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, Mulhouse Alsace, composer
On 01/30/1862 - US Navy's 1st ironclad warship (Monitor) launched
On 01/30/1862 - Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer
On 01/30/1865 - Samuel Pl'h Naber, Dutch rear-admiral/librarian
On 01/30/1866 - Gelett Burgess, author (Purple Cow)
On 01/30/1871 - Seymour Hicks, St Helier Jersey, actor-manager (Scrooge)
On 01/30/1871 - Wilfred Lucas, actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford)
On 01/30/1873 - Rose Melville, actress (Sis)
On 01/30/1877 - Storm flood ravages Dutch coastal provinces
On 01/30/1879 - French President MacMahon resigns
On 01/30/1881 - Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58
On 01/30/1882 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, New Hyde Park NY, 32nd Pres (D) (1933-1945
On 01/30/1883 - England team presented with ashes of a bail after Sydney Test
On 01/30/1885 - John Henry Towers, aviator/naval hero
On 01/30/1888 - Harry Moses 297 not out for NSW against Victoria
On 01/30/1888 - Asa Gray, US botanist (Flora of North America), dies at 77
On 01/30/1889 - Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76)
On 01/30/1889 - John Herschel uses camera obscura to photograph 48" (120cm) telescope
On 01/30/1890 - Karl Merz, composer, dies at 53
On 01/30/1892 - Grigore Gafencu, Roman minister of Foreign affairs (1938-39)
On 01/30/1892 - Bobby Abel carries his bat for 132* for England in SCG Test
On 01/30/1892 - Capt Lugard occupies Uganda's King Mwanga's hide out
On 01/30/1892 - Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, composer
On 01/30/1894 - Boris III, czar of Bulgaria (1918-43)
On 01/30/1894 - Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter (Reuzenstoet)
On 01/30/1894 - Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit
On 01/30/1894 - US flag fired on in Rio; prompt satisfaction exacted by Adm Benham
On 01/30/1895 - C J Eady (Tas) 1st Australian to score twin centuries (v Vic)
On 01/30/1895 - SS Elbe sinks after collision in North Sea, 332 killed
On 01/30/1895 - Tasmania beat Victoria for 1st F-C victory in 41 years
On 01/30/1897 - John Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies
On 01/30/1898 - Alfred Schl?ppi, Switzerland, 4 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1924)
On 01/30/1899 - Max Theiler, English/US microbiologist (Nobel 1951)
On 01/30/1900 - Sandy Powell, Rotherham England, costume designer (Rob Roy)
On 01/30/1900 - Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright, dies at 71
On 01/30/1900 - Martita Hunt, Argentina, actress (Man in Grey, Becket)
On 01/30/1900 - Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, composer
On 01/30/1901 - Earl of Huntingdon, mural painter
On 01/30/1901 - H E Nossak, writer
On 01/30/1902 - Elise Cavanna, actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop)
On 01/30/1902 - Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
On 01/30/1903 - G Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology)
On 01/30/1906 - Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill)
On 01/30/1909 - Richard Hearne, Norwich England, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower)
On 01/30/1909 - Mihaly Hajou, composer
On 01/30/1909 - Saul David Alinsky, Chic Ill, radical writer (John L Lewis)
On 01/30/1910 - Frans Dohmen, union leader (Dutch Catholic Mineworker's Union)
On 01/30/1911 - 1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba
On 01/30/1911 - Alexander George Ogston, biochemist
On 01/30/1911 - Hugh Marlowe, Phila Pa, actor (Ellery Queen)
On 01/30/1911 - Roy Eldridge, Pitts Pa, jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)
On 01/30/1912 - Jadwiga Wajsowna-Marcinkiewicz, discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1932)
On 01/30/1912 - Barbara Tuchman, US, historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)
On 01/30/1913 - Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12)
On 01/30/1913 - Percy Thrower, English radio host
On 01/30/1913 - House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill
On 01/30/1914 - Louis Osman, artist architect goldsmith medallist/craftsman
On 01/30/1914 - David Wayne, Traverse City Mich, actor (Andromeda Strain, Adams Rib)
On 01/30/1914 - John Ireland, Vancouver BC, actor (Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral)
On 01/30/1915 - No 10 batsman F W Hyett scores century on debut, Vic v Tas
On 01/30/1915 - John D Profumo, England, politician (C)
On 01/30/1915 - Dorothy Dell, actor (Little Miss Marker, Wharf Angel)
On 01/30/1915 - Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer/theory (Capitaine Bruno)
On 01/30/1915 - German submarine attack on Le Havre
On 01/30/1917 - 1st jazz record recorded (Dark Town Strutters Ball)
On 01/30/1918 - Jarl Andr? Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer
On 01/30/1918 - David Opatoshu, NYC, actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada)
On 01/30/1919 - Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in Fran
On 01/30/1919 - Robert Suter, composer
On 01/30/1920 - Patrick Heron, abstract painter
On 01/30/1920 - Qu?bec's Joe Malone sets NHL record of 7 goals in a game
On 01/30/1920 - George Skibine, Russ/US dancer/choreographer (Tragedy in Verona)
On 01/30/1921 - Bernie Leighton, West Haven Ct, orch leader (Chance of a Lifetime)
On 01/30/1921 - French rapist-murderer Henri-D?sir? Landru sentenced to death
On 01/30/1922 - Dick Martin, Detroit Mich, actor/comedian (Laugh-In, Carbon Copy)
On 01/30/1922 - Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW
On 01/30/1922 - World Law Day, 1st celebrated
On 01/30/1922 - Pal Jardanyi, composer
On 01/30/1924 - Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)
On 01/30/1924 - Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW
On 01/30/1925 - John F Mellaerts, Flemish social founder (Boerenbond), dies at 79
On 01/30/1925 - Jakab Gyula Major, composer, dies at 66
On 01/30/1925 - Dorothy Malone, Chic, actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place
On 01/30/1925 - Turkish govt throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
On 01/30/1926 - Ruth Brown, Portsmouth Va, actress (Leona-Hello Larry, Checking In)
On 01/30/1927 - Olof Palme, Stockholm, PM of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated
On 01/30/1927 - Left wins national election in Th?ringen
On 01/30/1927 - Friedrich Ernst Koch, composer, dies at 64
On 01/30/1928 - Mitch Leigh, composer
On 01/30/1928 - Douglas Haig, Brit fieldmarshal (Sudan/Boer war/WW I), dies at 66
On 01/30/1928 - Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW v Vic
On 01/30/1928 - 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US
On 01/30/1928 - Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude," premieres in NYC
On 01/30/1928 - Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
On 01/30/1928 - Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster
On 01/30/1929 - Viscount Long
On 01/30/1929 - Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (celebrated S African off-spinner 1949-60)
On 01/30/1930 - Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya," premieres in Leningrad
On 01/30/1930 - Magnus Adem Malan, South African minister of Defense (1980- )
On 01/30/1931 - Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" premieres at Los Angeles Theater
On 01/30/1931 - Stewart B McKinney, (Rep-R-CT, 1971- )
On 01/30/1931 - Shirley Hazzard, Australian author (Transit of Venus)
On 01/30/1931 - Jack Bowman, Chief Constable (Tayside)
On 01/30/1931 - Gene Hackman, Calif, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, Superman)
On 01/30/1932 - Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval
On 01/30/1932 - Kazuo Inamori, Japanese business executive (Kyocera Ceramics Co)
On 01/30/1933 - Richard Brautigan, Tacoma Wash, novelist/poet (Trout Fishing...)
On 01/30/1933 - "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
On 01/30/1933 - Bob Muddimer, CEO (Ranks Hovis McDougall)
On 01/30/1933 - Richard Dufallo, Chicago Ill, clarinetist/conductor
On 01/30/1933 - Adolph Hitler named German Chancellor, forms govt with Von Papen
On 01/30/1933 - Louis Rukeyser, financial whiz (Wall Street Week)
On 01/30/1933 - Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match
On 01/30/1934 - 1st theatrical presentation sponsored by US government, NYC
On 01/30/1934 - Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days
On 01/30/1934 - Hitler proclamation on German unified states
On 01/30/1934 - Tammy Grimes, Lynn Mass, actress (Can't Stop the Music)
On 01/30/1935 - Ezra Pound meets Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos"
On 01/30/1935 - Martin Taylor, former vice-chairman, Hanson
On 01/30/1935 - Richard Brautigan
On 01/30/1935 - John George Hughes, bishop of Kensington
On 01/30/1936 - New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
On 01/30/1936 - Victoria need 442 to win against NSW, but lose, all out for 415 They
On 01/30/1937 - Vanessa Redgrave, London, actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express)
On 01/30/1937 - Boris Spassky, USSR, world chess champion (1969-72)
On 01/30/1937 - 2nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death
On 01/30/1938 - Marcel P A van Dam, Dutch politician/CEO (VARA Radio/TV)
On 01/30/1938 - Marlies van Alcmaer, [Smal], Dutch actress/director (Bridge too Far)
On 01/30/1939 - Heavy after shocks destroy some of Chile
On 01/30/1939 - Hitler calls for extermination of European Jews
On 01/30/1939 - Nick Gaselee, racehorse trainer
On 01/30/1939 - Frank R Wolf, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
On 01/30/1939 - Eleanor Smeal, feminist/pres (NOW)
On 01/30/1940 - David Johnson, composer
On 01/30/1940 - Hassett's second 122 of the game for Vic can't stop a NSW win
On 01/30/1940 - Cor Jongert wins 6th Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race
On 01/30/1940 - Benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London
On 01/30/1941 - Joe Terranoua, rocker (Danny & The Juniors)
On 01/30/1941 - Australian troops conquer Derna Libya
On 01/30/1941 - Dick Cheney, (Rep-R-Wyo), Bush's secretary of defense (1989-93)
On 01/30/1942 - Dave Brown, cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England)
On 01/30/1942 - Andres, [Dries Holten], Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres)
On 01/30/1942 - Marty Balin, Cincinnati, singer (Jefferson Starship-Miracles)
On 01/30/1942 - Japanese troops land on Ambon
On 01/30/1942 - Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer, dies at 72
On 01/30/1942 - Christopher Howes, Crown Estate Second Commissioner
On 01/30/1942 - Heidi Br?hl, German actress/singer (M?dels vom Immenhof)
On 01/30/1943 - 6 British Mosquito's daylight bomb Berlin
On 01/30/1943 - German assault on French in Tunisia
On 01/30/1943 - Sandy Deane, rocker
On 01/30/1943 - Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to general-fieldmarshal
On 01/30/1943 - Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
On 01/30/1943 - USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
On 01/30/1943 - German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
On 01/30/1943 - Davy Johnson, baseball manager (NY Mets)
On 01/30/1944 - US invades Majuro, Marshall Islands
On 01/30/1944 - John Thornton, English chocolate factory/multi-millionaire
On 01/30/1944 - Lord Westwood
On 01/30/1944 - Lynn Harrell, NYC, cellist
On 01/30/1945 - German ship "Wilhelm Gustloff" torpedoed, 4,800 killed
On 01/30/1945 - Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarian/German botanist, dies at 90
On 01/30/1945 - "Wilhelm Gustloff" torpedoed off Danzig by Soviet sub-c 7,700 die
On 01/30/1945 - Robert Wittinger, composer
On 01/30/1945 - William Busch, composer, dies at 43
On 01/30/1945 - Michael Dorris, writer
On 01/30/1946 - Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, British QC
On 01/30/1946 - 1st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
On 01/30/1947 - Martin Christoph Redel, composer
On 01/30/1947 - Steve Marriott, rock guitarist/vocalist (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces)
On 01/30/1947 - Frederick F Blackman, English botanist, dies at 80
On 01/30/1948 - 5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
On 01/30/1948 - Mahatma Ghandi, murdered by Hindu extremists in India
On 01/30/1948 - Earl of Huntingdon
On 01/30/1948 - Nicholas Broomfield, director/editor (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss)
On 01/30/1948 - Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76
On 01/30/1948 - Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies
On 01/30/1949 - William King, Alabama, soul trumpeteer (Commodores-Easy)
On 01/30/1950 - "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
On 01/30/1950 - Silvia Bertolaccini, LPGA golfer
On 01/30/1950 - Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses)
On 01/30/1950 - Pres Truman orders development of H-bomb [or 0131?]
On 01/30/1951 - Clifford Leon Anderson, rocker (Cure)
On 01/30/1951 - Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio
On 01/30/1951 - Bobby Stokes, footballer
On 01/30/1951 - Charles S Dutton, Balt Md, actor (Alien 3, Crocodile Dundee 2, Roc)
On 01/30/1951 - Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche), dies at 75
On 01/30/1951 - Trevor Laughlin, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79)
On 01/30/1951 - Phil Collins, England, singer/drummer (Genesis-Against All Odds)
On 01/30/1951 - Marv Ross, rocker (Quarterflash)
On 01/30/1952 - Lehmer verifies: 2^521-1 & 2^607-1 (183 ciphers) Mersenne-prime #
On 01/30/1952 - Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres
On 01/30/1953 - Louis H N Bosch van Rosenthal, Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 68
On 01/30/1954 - Italy's Fanfani govt resigns
On 01/30/1954 - Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR
On 01/30/1954 - Alides Hidding, singer/guitarist (Time Bandits)
On 01/30/1955 - Michael Thompson, guitarist (Afterburn, Fresh, Sahara, Gridlock'd)
On 01/30/1955 - Curtis Strange, Norfolk VA, PGA golfer (1989 US Open)
On 01/30/1955 - Judith Tarr, US, sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica)
On 01/30/1956 - Elvis Presley records his version of "Blue Suede Shoes"
On 01/30/1956 - KRMA TV channel 6 in Denver, CO (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/30/1956 - Martin Luther King Jr's home bombed
On 01/30/1956 - KTXS TV channel 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, TX (ABC) begins broadcastin
On 01/30/1956 - Jane Seymour, actress (Young Mr Bobbin), dies at 56
On 01/30/1956 - Gerrit Mannoury, mathematician/philosopher, dies at 88
On 01/30/1957 - Grigore Gafencu, Romanian min of Foreign Affairs (1938-39), dies at 6
On 01/30/1957 - William Payne Stewart, Springfield MO, PGA golfer (1983 Walt Disney)
On 01/30/1957 - US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine"
On 01/30/1958 - Dore Schary's "Sunrise at Campobello," premieres in NYC
On 01/30/1958 - Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars
On 01/30/1958 - 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas Tx
On 01/30/1958 - Earnest H Heinkel, German airplane builder (WW II), dies at 70
On 01/30/1958 - Rob van Zandvoort, Dutch rock vocalist/keyboardist (Jack of Hearts)
On 01/30/1958 - Brett Butler, Montgomery Ala, comedienne (Grace-Grace Under Fire)
On 01/30/1958 - House of Lords passes bill allowing women in
On 01/30/1959 - Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test v England, Adelaide Oval
On 01/30/1959 - Paul Hindemith's symphony "Pittsburgh," premieres
On 01/30/1959 - Jody Watley, Chic, dancer (Solid Gold)/singer (Looking For a New Love
On 01/30/1960 - Tony O'Dell, Pasadena Calif, actor (Alan Pinkard-Head of the Class)
On 01/30/1960 - Dutch communist trade union EVC'58 disbands
On 01/30/1960 - US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
On 01/30/1960 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
On 01/30/1960 - CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart)
On 01/30/1960 - Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England
On 01/30/1961 - Lance Gibbs takes hat-trick (Mackay, Grout, Misson) at Adelaide
On 01/30/1961 - KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 01/30/1961 - JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corp
On 01/30/1961 - Ranjit Madurasinghe, cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92)
On 01/30/1961 - Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
On 01/30/1962 - 2 members of Flying Wallendas' high-wire act killed when their 7-pers
On 01/30/1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/30/1962 - UN General Assembly censures Portugal (because of Angola)
On 01/30/1963 - P F "Plum" Warner, cricketer (England mgr during Bodyline tour), dies
On 01/30/1963 - Fran?ois Poulenc, Fren composer (Litanies ? Vierge noire), dies at 74
On 01/30/1964 - Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80
On 01/30/1964 - Cheryl Akemi Toma, Pearl City Hawaii, Miss Hawaii-America (1991)
On 01/30/1964 - Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
On 01/30/1964 - Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
On 01/30/1965 - Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
On 01/30/1965 - Julie McCullough, Honolulu Hi, playmate (Feb 86)/actr (Growing Pains)
On 01/30/1965 - "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3
On 01/30/1965 - State funeral of Winston Churchill
On 01/30/1966 - -27?F (-33?C), New Market, Alabama (state record)
On 01/30/1966 - Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2)
On 01/30/1966 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 11th string quartet
On 01/30/1966 - Danielle Goyette, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
On 01/30/1966 - Daphne Ashbrook, Long Beach Calif, actress (Liz-Our Family Honor)
On 01/30/1966 - -19?F (-28?C), Corinth, Mississippi (state record)
On 01/30/1967 - Bill Leverty, Richmond Va, guitarist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime)
On 01/30/1967 - Lee Morgan, actor (Dungeons of Harrow, Last Rebel), dies
On 01/30/1968 - Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81
On 01/30/1968 - Vietcong launch Tet-offensive on US embassy in Saigon
On 01/30/1968 - Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey"
On 01/30/1968 - Bob Nardella, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
On 01/30/1968 - Felipe de Borbon, Prince of Asturias, heir to Spanish throne
On 01/30/1969 - Dominique G Pire, clergyman, (Europe village Nobel 1958), dies at 58
On 01/30/1969 - Beatles perform their last gig together, a free concert
On 01/30/1969 - US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
On 01/30/1969 - Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
On 01/30/1970 - Scott Levins, Spokane, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
On 01/30/1970 - Edwin de Kruyf/Kruijff, soccer player (FC Utrecht, FC Groningen)
On 01/30/1970 - Hans Spark, soccer player (RKC)
On 01/30/1970 - Oleg Khmyl, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
On 01/30/1970 - Malcolm Keen, English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82
On 01/30/1971 - UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak
On 01/30/1971 - Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England
On 01/30/1971 - "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances
On 01/30/1971 - Takeshi Yamanaka, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
On 01/30/1971 - Brent Moss, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
On 01/30/1971 - Chris Slade, NFL outside linebacker (New England Patriots)
On 01/30/1971 - Derek Allen, NFL/WLAF offensive linebacker (NY Giants, Rhein Fire)
On 01/30/1971 - Kevin Knox, WLAF receiver (Rhein Fire)
On 01/30/1971 - Kimo Von Oelhoffen, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
On 01/30/1971 - Milko Pieren, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
On 01/30/1971 - Quentin Neujahr, NFL center (Baltimore Ravens, Cleve Browns)
On 01/30/1971 - Trent Klatt, Robbinsdale, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers)
On 01/30/1972 - Burt Thornton, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
On 01/30/1972 - Chris Simon, Wawa, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
On 01/30/1972 - Jill McGill, Denver CO, LPGA golfer (1995 British Open-2nd)
On 01/30/1972 - Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer, dies at 81
On 01/30/1972 - Bloody Sunday: Brit soldiers shoot on catholics in Londonderry, 13 di
On 01/30/1972 - Pakistan withdraws from Commonwealth
On 01/30/1973 - Brad Yamaoka, CFL running back (BC Lions)
On 01/30/1973 - Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
On 01/30/1973 - Jimmy Oliver, NFL wide receiver (SD Chargers)
On 01/30/1973 - Sharone Wright, NBA center/forward (Toronto Raptors)
On 01/30/1973 - Holly Noelle Roehl, Miss Indiana USA (1996)
On 01/30/1973 - Jack McGowan, actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54
On 01/30/1973 - 1st Kiss concert (Queens NY)
On 01/30/1973 - 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at NY Rangers
On 01/30/1973 - Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts
On 01/30/1973 - KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens NY)
On 01/30/1974 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
On 01/30/1974 - Bill Whitty, cricketer (37 wkts v South Africa 1910-11 series), dies
On 01/30/1974 - Christian Bale, Wales, actor (Empire of the Sun, Little Women)
On 01/30/1974 - Robert Rollins, cricketer (big-hitting Essex wicketkeeper-batsman)
On 01/30/1974 - Martina Jerant, Windsor Ontario, basketball center (Olympics-96)
On 01/30/1975 - Boris Blacher, German composer (Purloined Letter), dies at 72
On 01/30/1976 - Florian Keller, Munchen GER, hockey player (Team Germany, Rosenheim)
On 01/30/1976 - Percy Tyson "Plum" Lewis, cricketer (pair in only Test for S Af), die
On 01/30/1976 - Mance Lipscomb, rocker, dies at 80
On 01/30/1976 - Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, SF Blues Great, dies at 80
On 01/30/1976 - George Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977)
On 01/30/1976 - 1st-class debut of Dav Whatmore, in Johannesburg
On 01/30/1976 - William E Colby, ends term as 10th director of CIA
On 01/30/1977 - 8th (final) part of "Roots" is most-watched entertainment show ever
On 01/30/1977 - Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame
On 01/30/1977 - Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
On 01/30/1978 - Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio
On 01/30/1978 - Lnd Girchoukevitch, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Oly-98)
On 01/30/1978 - Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/30/1979 - Diva Zappa, daughter of Frank
On 01/30/1979 - Rhodesia agrees to new constitution
On 01/30/1979 - Karen Smith, Australian field hockey midfielder/halfback (Olympics-96
On 01/30/1980 - Lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82
On 01/30/1980 - Edward Albee's "Lady from Dubuque," premieres in NYC
On 01/30/1980 - Professor Longhair, king of New Orleans music, dies at 61
On 01/30/1981 - 8th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers wins
On 01/30/1982 - Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73
On 01/30/1982 - F?lix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76
On 01/30/1982 - Lightning Hopkins, rocker, dies of cancer at 69
On 01/30/1982 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
On 01/30/1982 - Stanley Holloway, comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 9
On 01/30/1983 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic
On 01/30/1983 - Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ
On 01/30/1983 - Superbowl XVII: Wash Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena
On 01/30/1983 - [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65
On 01/30/1983 - Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
On 01/30/1985 - Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol), dies at 67
On 01/30/1986 - Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74
On 01/30/1987 - Ken Drake, actor (Crime & Punishment USA), dies
On 01/30/1987 - Angelo Rutherford, actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
On 01/30/1988 - Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS v N Tvl)
On 01/30/1988 - Cornelia D "Corry" Spark, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85
On 01/30/1989 - 5 pharoah sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor
On 01/30/1989 - 16th American Music Award: Randy Travis & George Michael wins
On 01/30/1989 - Joel Steinberg found guilty of 1st degree manslaughter of daughter
On 01/30/1989 - Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore
On 01/30/1989 - Olympian, Bruce Kimball, is sentenced to 17 years in prison for killi
On 01/30/1991 - John McIntire, actor (Virginian, Psycho), dies of emphysema at 83
On 01/30/1992 - Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands
On 01/30/1993 - 100,000n Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
On 01/30/1993 - Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88
On 01/30/1993 - 67th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beat Graf (46 63 62
On 01/30/1994 - Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter, dies at 86
On 01/30/1994 - 82nd Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Todd Martin (76 64 64
On 01/30/1994 - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76)
On 01/30/1994 - Superbowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta
On 01/30/1994 - 68th Australian Women's Tennis Open: S Graf beats A S Vicario (60 62)
On 01/30/1994 - Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wkts
On 01/30/1994 - Jan L N Schaefer, Dutch undersecretary of Housing (PvdA), dies at 53
On 01/30/1994 - Bahjat Talhouni, PM of Jordan (1960-62, 64-65, 67-69, 69-70), dies
On 01/30/1994 - Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
On 01/30/1995 - George H Poyser, English soccer player (Manchester City), dies at 84
On 01/30/1995 - Gerald M Durrell, British zoologist/author (Mockery Bird), dies at 70
On 01/30/1995 - George Richard James, saxophonist, dies at 88
On 01/30/1995 - Car bomb explodes in Algiers, 42 killed/296 injured
On 01/30/1995 - 22nd American Music Award: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win
On 01/30/1995 - Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
On 01/30/1995 - Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of "Tonight Show"
On 01/30/1996 - Bob Thiele, record producer, dies at 73
On 01/30/1996 - Guy Doleman, actor (Deadly Bees, Idol, Thunderball), dies at 72
On 01/30/1997 - Minuteman III launches
On 01/30/1998 - Ricky Sanderson, stabbed 16-year old girl in NC, executed at 38
On 01/30/1998 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Indianapolis IN on WNAP 93.1 FM
On 01/30/1998 - Paul Simon's "The Capeman," premieres
On 01/30/1998 - All-Star Fla Marlin catcher Darren Daulton, retires
On 01/30/2000 - NFL Pro Bowl
On 01/31/314 - St Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
On 01/31/876 - Charles becomes king of Italy
On 01/31/1504 - By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon
On 01/31/1517 - Gioseffo Zarlino, composer
On 01/31/1531 - Kings Ferdinand of Austria/J?nos Z?polyai of Hungary accept each othe
On 01/31/1560 - Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois
On 01/31/1561 - Menno Simonsz, Dutch priest/vicar (Foundation Book), dies
On 01/31/1573 - Giulio Cesare Monteverdi, composer
On 01/31/1573 - Ambrosius Metzger, composer
On 01/31/1578 - Battle of Gembloers
On 01/31/1580 - Hendrik, Portuguese cardinal/epilepticus/regent (1578-80), dies
On 01/31/1596 - Catholic League disjoins
On 01/31/1601 - Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
On 01/31/1606 - Guy Fawkes, convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot", executed at 35
On 01/31/1607 - James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
On 01/31/1609 - Wisselbank of Amsterdam established
On 01/31/1612 - Hendrik Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia
On 01/31/1614 - Nicolas Saboly, composer
On 01/31/1620 - Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief
On 01/31/1623 - Fran?ois-Xavier de Laval
On 01/31/1627 - Spanish government goes bankrupt
On 01/31/1633 - Nathaniel Crew, English bishop (Durham)
On 01/31/1675 - Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft
On 01/31/1679 - Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bell?rophon," premieres in Paris
On 01/31/1696 - Revolt of undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
On 01/31/1734 - Robert Morris, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
On 01/31/1734 - Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer
On 01/31/1741 - Theodor Gotlieb von Hippel, East Prussian author/mayor of K?ningsberg
On 01/31/1750 - Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
On 01/31/1759 - Fran?ois Devienne, composer
On 01/31/1778 - Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848)
On 01/31/1779 - Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog
On 01/31/1784 - Carl Wilhelm Henning, composer
On 01/31/1787 - Louis Angely, German, comedy writer (Sieben M?dchen in Uniform)
On 01/31/1788 - Charles E Stuart, English pretender to the throne, dies at 67
On 01/31/1788 - Francesco Zannetti, composer, dies at 50
On 01/31/1788 - [Bonnie Prince] Charles E Stuart, English pretender, dies at 67
On 01/31/1797 - Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal Aust, composer (Unfinished Symphony
On 01/31/1798 - Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer
On 01/31/1802 - Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero
On 01/31/1804 - British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Cura?ao
On 01/31/1804 - J?zsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic
On 01/31/1810 - Daniel Ruggles, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
On 01/31/1812 - John Randolph Tucker, Capt (Confederate Navy), died in 1883
On 01/31/1813 - Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist
On 01/31/1817 - Franz Grillparzer's "Die Ahnfrau," premieres in Vienna
On 01/31/1817 - Antony Winkler Prins, Dutch writer (Groiler Encyclopaedia)
On 01/31/1818 - William Raine Peck, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1871
On 01/31/1828 - Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter, dies at 35
On 01/31/1830 - James G Blaine, the "Plumed Knight"
On 01/31/1836 - Henryk Szulc, composer
On 01/31/1842 - John Tyler's daughter Elizabeth marries in White House
On 01/31/1849 - Corn Laws abolished in Britain
On 01/31/1851 - SF Orphan's Asylum, 1st in Calif, founded
On 01/31/1851 - Gail Borden announces invention of evaporated milk
On 01/31/1854 - Dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute)
On 01/31/1855 - Western railroads blocked by snow
On 01/31/1861 - Friedrich Hebbel's "Siegfrieds Tod," premieres in Weimar
On 01/31/1861 - State of Louisiana takes over US Mint at New Orleans
On 01/31/1861 - Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53
On 01/31/1862 - Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers dwarf companion of Sirius
On 01/31/1863 - F Henri Berz, French existensialist philosopher (Revue the Synthesis)
On 01/31/1863 - 1st black Civil War regiment, SC Volunteers, mustered into US army
On 01/31/1864 - Hamilton Rowan Gamble, US judge/governor of Missouri (1861-64), dies
On 01/31/1865 - Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24
On 01/31/1865 - Gen Robert E Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies
On 01/31/1866 - Henry Forster, cricketer (Oxford blue 1887-89, later Aust Gov-General
On 01/31/1866 - Emil Strauss, Germany, writer (Naked Man)
On 01/31/1868 - Theodore William Richards, chemist (atomic weights, Nobel-1914)
On 01/31/1869 - Henry graaf Carton de Wiart, Belgian literary/premier (1920-21)
On 01/31/1871 - Millions of birds fly over western SF, darkens sky
On 01/31/1872 - Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)
On 01/31/1874 - Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill, Missouri
On 01/31/1877 - Max Ettlinger, German philosopher
On 01/31/1878 - Willem J M van Eysinga, Dutch international law jurist
On 01/31/1881 - Joseph A Cushman, US, palaentologist
On 01/31/1881 - Irving Langmuir, inventor (tungsten filament lamp/Nobel 1932)
On 01/31/1882 - Anna Pavlova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina/choreographer
On 01/31/1882 - Josephus RH van Schaik, Dutch lawyer/vice-premier
On 01/31/1884 - Nicholas Joy, Paris France, actor (Boss Lady)
On 01/31/1886 - Alfonso Lopez, Colombia, statesman (Pres UN security council-1948)
On 01/31/1889 - F R Foster, cricketer (330 runs & 45 wickets for England)
On 01/31/1890 - Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
On 01/31/1891 - Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75
On 01/31/1891 - Max Drischner, composer
On 01/31/1892 - Eddie Cantor, NYC, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater)
On 01/31/1893 - Freya Stark, English explorist/author
On 01/31/1893 - "Westminster Gazette" begins publishing
On 01/31/1894 - Percy Helton, NY, actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men)
On 01/31/1895 - Jos? Mart? & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba
On 01/31/1901 - Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater
On 01/31/1901 - Boer general John Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river Transvaal
On 01/31/1901 - Blaz Arnic, composer
On 01/31/1901 - Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer
On 01/31/1901 - Winnipeg Victorias sweep Montr?al Shamrocks in 2 for Stanley Cup
On 01/31/1902 - Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
On 01/31/1902 - Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
On 01/31/1902 - Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor
On 01/31/1903 - Tallulah Bankhead, Huntsville Ala, actress (Lifeboat, Die Die Darling
On 01/31/1903 - Gardner Cowles, Iowa, publisher/founder (Look Magazine)
On 01/31/1904 - L?on N H Jungschl?ger, head of military intelligence (Neth-Indies)
On 01/31/1904 - E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw)
On 01/31/1904 - B?la Bart?k's symphony "Kossuth," premieres
On 01/31/1905 - Charles de Trooz, Belgian literary (Le Magister et Ses Ma?tres)
On 01/31/1905 - John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
On 01/31/1905 - 1st auto to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach
On 01/31/1905 - Carroll Wright appointed 1st US Commissioner of Labor
On 01/31/1905 - Anna Blaman, [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
On 01/31/1906 - Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter
On 01/31/1906 - Benjamin Frankel, composer
On 01/31/1906 - R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)
On 01/31/1908 - Ren? Simone Mathieu, France, doubles tennis star (Wimbledon 1934)
On 01/31/1909 - Miron Grindea, literary editor
On 01/31/1909 - Foley Newns, British colonial administrator
On 01/31/1910 - Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)
On 01/31/1911 - Christina Foyle, book seller
On 01/31/1911 - Congress names SF as Panama Canal opening celebration site
On 01/31/1911 - A G Ogston, president (Trinity College-Oxford)
On 01/31/1913 - Hector Iglesias Villoud, composer
On 01/31/1913 - Wayne Millner, NFL end (Boston/Washington Redskins)
On 01/31/1913 - Don Hutson, NFL end (Packers)
On 01/31/1914 - Jersey Joe Walcott, heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52)
On 01/31/1914 - Carey Lofton, Blountsville Fla, actor (Skinner-Troubleshooters)
On 01/31/1914 - Louis Osman, architect/artist/goldsmith
On 01/31/1915 - 1st (German) poison gas attack, against Russians
On 01/31/1915 - William Crosbie, artist
On 01/31/1915 - Bobby Hackett, Providence RI, trumpeteer/orch leader (Air Time '57)
On 01/31/1915 - Garry Moore, [Thomas Garrison Morfit], Balt, host (I've Got a Secret)
On 01/31/1915 - John Profumo, president (Toynbee Hall)
On 01/31/1915 - Thomas Merton, France, Trappist monk/poet/essayist (7 Storey Mt)
On 01/31/1916 - Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
On 01/31/1916 - Frank A Parker, tennis champ (US Open-1944)
On 01/31/1916 - Violet Cane, statistician
On 01/31/1916 - Dutch Girl Guides form
On 01/31/1917 - Erich Geiringer, general practitioner campaigner
On 01/31/1917 - Jose Maceda, composer
On 01/31/1917 - Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship
On 01/31/1919 - Jackie Robinson, Ga, 1st black major league baseball player (Dodgers)
On 01/31/1919 - Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79
On 01/31/1919 - Lord Lowry
On 01/31/1920 - 1st Ukrainian daily newspaper in US (NYC) begins publication
On 01/31/1920 - Patrick Heron, painter
On 01/31/1920 - Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, at Howard University, incorporates
On 01/31/1920 - Joe Malone, Qu?bec Bulldogs, sets NHL record with 7 goals in a game
On 01/31/1920 - Robert Hersant, press baron
On 01/31/1920 - Stewart L Udall, St Johns Ariz, US Secretary of Interior (1961-69)
On 01/31/1921 - John Agar, Chicago, actor (Fort Apache, Sands of Iwo Jima)
On 01/31/1921 - Carol Channing, Wash, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly)
On 01/31/1921 - Mario Lanza, Phila, actor/singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans)
On 01/31/1922 - Heinrich Reinhardt, composer, dies at 56
On 01/31/1922 - William Sylvester, Oakland Calif, actor (2001, Gorgo, Gemini Man)
On 01/31/1922 - Michael Wilford, diplomat
On 01/31/1923 - Norman Mailer, NJ, NYC mayoral candidate/novelist (Naked & the Dead)
On 01/31/1923 - Eddie Ryder, NYC, actor (Slick Jones-General Hospital)
On 01/31/1923 - Joanne Dru, Logan WV, actress (Guestwood Ho, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
On 01/31/1924 - Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
On 01/31/1924 - Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
On 01/31/1925 - Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader
On 01/31/1925 - Charles Aidman, Frankfort Ind, narrator (New Twilight Zone)
On 01/31/1925 - Fred Catherwood, MP
On 01/31/1925 - Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola
On 01/31/1926 - Prunella Briance, founder (National Childbirth Trust)
On 01/31/1926 - Jean Simmons, London England, actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls)
On 01/31/1927 - Intl allies military command in Germany disbands
On 01/31/1927 - NL Pres John Heydler rules Rogers Hornsby can't hold stock in the Car
On 01/31/1928 - Chuck Willis, rock vocalist (C C Rider)
On 01/31/1928 - Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company
On 01/31/1928 - Richard Buckley, royal equerry
On 01/31/1928 - Robert Clatworthy, sculptor
On 01/31/1928 - Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
On 01/31/1929 - Rudolf M?ssbauer, Germany, physicist (Nobel 1961)
On 01/31/1929 - Erich Maria Remarques publishes "Im West nieces Neues" in Berlin
On 01/31/1929 - Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey
On 01/31/1930 - 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, NJ
On 01/31/1930 - Lynn Carlin, LA Calif, actress (Joan Hunter-James at 15)
On 01/31/1931 - Nicholas Gordon Lennox, diplomat
On 01/31/1931 - Jean Burroughs, educationalist
On 01/31/1931 - Ernie Banks, "Mr Cub" Chicago Cubs, Hall-of-Famer (1st baseman)
On 01/31/1931 - NHL's Quebec Bulldogs' Joseph Malone scores a record 7 goals
On 01/31/1931 - Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete (world record 5k)
On 01/31/1931 - Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
On 01/31/1931 - Philip Barry's "Tomorrow & Tomorrow," premieres in NYC
On 01/31/1932 - Pieter Brattinga, Dutch graphic artist
On 01/31/1932 - Rick Hall, country/R&B singer
On 01/31/1932 - US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction
On 01/31/1933 - John Galsworthy, England, writer (Forsythe, Nobel 1932), dies at 65
On 01/31/1933 - Hitler promises parliamentary democracy
On 01/31/1933 - French govt of Daladier takes power
On 01/31/1933 - Walter Paulis, mineworker/pilot/Dutch MP (CDA)
On 01/31/1933 - Joseph D Early, (Rep-D-MA, 1975- )
On 01/31/1934 - FDR devalus dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce
On 01/31/1934 - Brian Bolus, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60's)
On 01/31/1934 - James Franciscus, Clayton Mo, actor (Mr Novak, Longstreet, Hunter)
On 01/31/1934 - Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist
On 01/31/1935 - Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter)
On 01/31/1935 - Bojidar Dimov, composer
On 01/31/1936 - "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit
On 01/31/1936 - Marvin Junior, singer (Dells-Oh What a Night)
On 01/31/1937 - Suzanne Pleshette, NYC, actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show)
On 01/31/1937 - Philip Glass, Baltimore Md, minimal composer (Einstein on the Beach)
On 01/31/1937 - Steve Karmen, Bronx NY, jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You)
On 01/31/1938 - Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
On 01/31/1938 - Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, queen of Netherlands (1980- )
On 01/31/1938 - James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)
On 01/31/1939 - George Thornton, cricketer (1 Test for S Africa 1902, 1* & 1-20), die
On 01/31/1940 - Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor (Love American Style)
On 01/31/1940 - C Turney & J Horwin's "My Dear Children," premieres in NYC
On 01/31/1940 - Jessica Walter, Bkln NY, actress (Play Misty For Me, Amy Prentiss)
On 01/31/1940 - 40 U boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)
On 01/31/1940 - Ren? "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
On 01/31/1941 - Sharon Miller, LPGA golfer
On 01/31/1941 - 21 U boats sunk this month (127,000 ton)
On 01/31/1941 - Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
On 01/31/1941 - Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem Netherlands
On 01/31/1941 - Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
On 01/31/1941 - George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
On 01/31/1942 - 62 U boats sunk this month (327,000 ton)
On 01/31/1942 - Derek Jarman, actor/director (Angelic Conversation, Edward II)
On 01/31/1942 - Gerald Chanberlain, rocker
On 01/31/1943 - 39 U boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)
On 01/31/1943 - Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad
On 01/31/1943 - Chile breaks contact with Germany & Japan
On 01/31/1944 - Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)
On 01/31/1944 - Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)
On 01/31/1944 - US forces invade Kwajalein Atoll
On 01/31/1944 - John Inverarity, cricketer (Australian batsman 1968-72)
On 01/31/1944 - Operation-Overlord (D-Day) postponed until June
On 01/31/1944 - Eugene Terre Blanche, S Afr leader of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging
On 01/31/1944 - U-592 sunk off Ireland
On 01/31/1945 - Noah Creshevsky, composer
On 01/31/1945 - Eddie Slovik, 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25
On 01/31/1945 - US 4th Infantry division occupies Elcherrath
On 01/31/1946 - Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic
On 01/31/1946 - Terry Kath, rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now)
On 01/31/1946 - Subroto Guha, cricketer (right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69)
On 01/31/1946 - Jonathan Banks, Wash DC, actor (Armed & Dangerous, Cold Steel)
On 01/31/1946 - Glynn Turman, NYC, actor (Lew-Peyton Place, Manimal, Centennial)
On 01/31/1947 - Nolan Ryan, pitcher (Mets, Angels, Astros) (7 no-hitters, 5,714 Ks)
On 01/31/1947 - Jim Nollman, composer
On 01/31/1948 - J D Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in NY
On 01/31/1948 - Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway
On 01/31/1949 - Henri de Vries, [Hendricus Walterop], actor (Cleopatra), dies at 84
On 01/31/1949 - Carol Hawkins, actress (Dialing for Dingbats)
On 01/31/1949 - 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)
On 01/31/1950 - Pres Truman OKs building of hydrogen bomb
On 01/31/1951 - Presiley Baxendale, British QC
On 01/31/1951 - Phil Manzanera, rock guitarist (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
On 01/31/1951 - Harry Casey, [KC], rock vocalist (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
On 01/31/1952 - Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/31/1952 - Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1? centuries
On 01/31/1952 - Rosanne Musgrave, headmistress (Blackheath HS)
On 01/31/1953 - Aart Mol, Dutch bassist (Catapult)
On 01/31/1953 - "Princess Victoria" capsized off Stanraer Scotland; 133 die
On 01/31/1953 - NY, Cleveland, & Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns t
On 01/31/1953 - Hurricane-like winds flood Netherlands drowning 1,835
On 01/31/1954 - Adrian Vandenberg, Amsterdam Neth, rock guitarist (Whitesnake)
On 01/31/1954 - Sheik Faoud Ahamul Bacchus, cricketer (West Indian bat late 70's)
On 01/31/1954 - Florence Bates, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama), dies at 65
On 01/31/1954 - Edwin H Armstrong, US radio inventor (FM), commits suicide at 63
On 01/31/1955 - John R Mott, US theologist/founder (YMCA, Nobel 1946), dies at 89
On 01/31/1955 - Virginia Ruzici, Romania, tennis star
On 01/31/1955 - RCA demonstrates 1st music synthesizer
On 01/31/1956 - Lloyd Cole, rocker
On 01/31/1956 - Johnny Rotten, [John Lydon], rocker (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
On 01/31/1956 - Trevor A Manuel, South African UDF/ANC-leader
On 01/31/1956 - French govt of Mollet forms
On 01/31/1956 - Juscelino Kubitschek becomes president of Brazil
On 01/31/1957 - Shirley F Babashoff, Calif, swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76)
On 01/31/1957 - Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished
On 01/31/1957 - Liz Taylor's 2nd divorce (Michael Wilding)
On 01/31/1957 - Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Alberta Canada, WWF champion
On 01/31/1958 - "Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host
On 01/31/1958 - US launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1
On 01/31/1958 - Rafael Santana, shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees)
On 01/31/1958 - Tom Schuman, pianist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
On 01/31/1958 - James van Allen discovers radiation belt
On 01/31/1959 - Joe Cronin signs 7 year pact to become head of AL
On 01/31/1959 - Anthony LaPaglia, actor (Murder One)
On 01/31/1959 - Kelly Lynch, actress (Drugstore Cowboy)
On 01/31/1960 - Elaine Roque, Santa Monica Ca, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
On 01/31/1960 - Lowell Gilmore, actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53
On 01/31/1960 - Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress/singer Phyllis Newman in NYC
On 01/31/1961 - Ham is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2
On 01/31/1961 - David Ben-Gurion resigns as premier of Israel
On 01/31/1961 - Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium
On 01/31/1961 - Kanhai completes twin tons (117 & 115) v Aust at Adelaide
On 01/31/1961 - NATO secretary-general Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign
On 01/31/1961 - USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights
On 01/31/1961 - Lloyd Cole, guitar/vocals (& the Commotions-Rattlesnakes)
On 01/31/1962 - Gen Charles P Cabell, USAF, ends term as deputy director of CIA
On 01/31/1962 - Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort "USS Falgout"
On 01/31/1963 - Scott Ian Rosenfeld, Bayside NY, rocker (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
On 01/31/1963 - John Dye, Amory Mass, actor (Andrew-Touched by an Angel)
On 01/31/1963 - Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"
On 01/31/1964 - Sharon Cain, San Antonio TX, team handball center back (Olympics-1996
On 01/31/1964 - Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 India Open)
On 01/31/1964 - US report "Smoking & Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
On 01/31/1964 - Oto Hascak, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
On 01/31/1965 - Bianca Yasmin Salahshourian, Fairfield Conn, Miss Conn-America (1991)
On 01/31/1965 - Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/31/1965 - Ren? Trost, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
On 01/31/1965 - Bobby Dollas, Montreal, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
On 01/31/1965 - Kim Clarke, Tulsa Okla, team handball back court (Olympics-88, 92, 96
On 01/31/1965 - Adam Johnson, Portland Ore, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
On 01/31/1966 - Al Jaworsky, [Alan Doughty], pop bassist (Jesus Jones)
On 01/31/1966 - Charles Dimry, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Phila Eagles)
On 01/31/1966 - USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon
On 01/31/1966 - Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
On 01/31/1966 - Jamie Taras, CFL guard (BC Lions)
On 01/31/1966 - Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90
On 01/31/1967 - Chief Thundercloud, actor (Ambush, Colt 45, Typhoon), dies at 100
On 01/31/1967 - Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86
On 01/31/1968 - Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
On 01/31/1968 - Michael Sinclair, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
On 01/31/1968 - Doug Pederson, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
On 01/31/1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/31/1968 - Steve Phoenix, US baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics)
On 01/31/1968 - Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR
On 01/31/1968 - Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years
On 01/31/1968 - Viet Cong's Tet offensive begins
On 01/31/1969 - Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA
On 01/31/1969 - Mathew Pallister, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
On 01/31/1969 - Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer, dies at 77
On 01/31/1969 - Beatles perform last live gig (42-min concert on roof of Apple HQs)
On 01/31/1970 - Travis Hannah, NFL/WLAF receiver (Houston Oilers, Frankfurt Galaxy)
On 01/31/1970 - Rachel Jean Marteen, Atlanta GA, playmate (Aug, 1995)
On 01/31/1970 - Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges
On 01/31/1970 - Greg Skrepenak, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers)
On 01/31/1970 - Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28
On 01/31/1971 - Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey
On 01/31/1971 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
On 01/31/1971 - & Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/31/1971 - Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
On 01/31/1971 - US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich
On 01/31/1971 - Brandi Sherwood, Miss USA-Idaho (1997, 2nd)
On 01/31/1971 - Minnie Driver, actress (Good Will Hunting)
On 01/31/1971 - Corey Holliday, NFL wide receiver (Pitts Steelers)
On 01/31/1971 - "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on UK pop chart
On 01/31/1972 - Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
On 01/31/1972 - Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral
On 01/31/1972 - Birenda, becomes leader of Nepal
On 01/31/1972 - Howard Barlow, conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
On 01/31/1972 - Istvan Szelenyi, composer, dies at 67
On 01/31/1972 - Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51
On 01/31/1972 - US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)
On 01/31/1972 - Pulu Poumele, guard (San Diego Chargers)
On 01/31/1972 - Marvin Coleman, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
On 01/31/1972 - Fritz Fequiere, WLAF guard (Barcelona Dragons, London Monarchs)
On 01/31/1972 - Ben Cavil, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
On 01/31/1972 - Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana
On 01/31/1973 - Latario Rachal, WLAF/NFL receiver (Amsterdam Admirals, SD Chargers)
On 01/31/1973 - Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
On 01/31/1974 - Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at 72
On 01/31/1974 - Harry Baum, actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
On 01/31/1974 - MacDonald's founder Ray Kroc buys San Diego Padres
On 01/31/1974 - Glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies at 61
On 01/31/1974 - Roger Pryor, actor (Lady by Choice), dies at 72
On 01/31/1974 - Tory Toogood, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
On 01/31/1974 - Pavi Sald, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
On 01/31/1974 - Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies at 91
On 01/31/1974 - Bob Mulder, soccer player (Appingedam, FC Groningen)
On 01/31/1974 - Lorenzo Styles, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
On 01/31/1974 - Othella Harrington, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
On 01/31/1975 - UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship
On 01/31/1975 - John Lennon releases "#9 Dream"
On 01/31/1975 - Kenard Lang, defensive end (Washington Redskins)
On 01/31/1975 - Barry Manilow's "Mandy" goes gold
On 01/31/1976 - Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308
On 01/31/1976 - "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1
On 01/31/1977 - Frenchman Fran?ois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
On 01/31/1977 - Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
On 01/31/1977 - Naomi Darrell, Miss Bermuda Universe (1997)
On 01/31/1978 - "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 101 perfs
On 01/31/1978 - Israel turns 3 milt outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements
On 01/31/1980 - J P Duminy, cricket (30 runs at 5 & 1 wkt at 39 in 3 Test S Af), dies
On 01/31/1980 - Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41
On 01/31/1981 - "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1
On 01/31/1981 - 38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter
On 01/31/1981 - Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1:13.39)
On 01/31/1982 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
On 01/31/1982 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13
On 01/31/1982 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
On 01/31/1982 - Gustafson skates world record 10 km (14:26.59)
On 01/31/1982 - 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at New Jersey
On 01/31/1982 - 12th AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 16-13
On 01/31/1982 - 10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman
On 01/31/1984 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 01/31/1984 - 36th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-6 at NJ
On 01/31/1984 - Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network
On 01/31/1985 - S Afr pres PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence
On 01/31/1985 - "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
On 01/31/1985 - Andrew Giuliani, son of Rudy (Mayor-R-NYC, 1994-2002)
On 01/31/1986 - Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart
On 01/31/1987 - 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win
On 01/31/1987 - United Steel workers union ratified a concessionary with USX Corp
On 01/31/1987 - Yves All?gret, French director (Such a lovely tiny beach), dies at 79
On 01/31/1988 - Superbowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego
On 01/31/1988 - Barge sinks near Anacortes, WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil
On 01/31/1989 - Jack Douglas, humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80
On 01/31/1989 - Yasushi Akutagawa, composer, dies at 63
On 01/31/1990 - 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds
On 01/31/1990 - 1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing
On 01/31/1990 - Jushin "Thunder" Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP cham
On 01/31/1991 - Nugget's Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double
On 01/31/1991 - Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude
On 01/31/1992 - Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires
On 01/31/1992 - Wim van Heumen, field hockey coach (Netherlands), dies at 63
On 01/31/1992 - MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
On 01/31/1992 - Mel Hein, NFLer (NY Giants), dies at 82
On 01/31/1993 - "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
On 01/31/1993 - 81st Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (62 61 26 75)
On 01/31/1993 - Superbowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena
On 01/31/1994 - Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36
On 01/31/1994 - Barcelona opera theater "Gran Teatro del Liceo" burns down
On 01/31/1994 - Pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81
On 01/31/1995 - George Abbott, playwright/actor/producer (Damn Yankees), dies at 105
On 01/31/1995 - James Johnson, English MP (Labour, 1950..83), dies at 86
On 01/31/1996 - Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65
On 01/31/1997 - Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84
On 01/31/1998 - STS 89 (Endeavour 12) lands
On 01/31/1998 - 72nd Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats C Martinez (63 63
On 01/31/1999 - NFL Pro Bowl
On 02/01/656 - Sigebert III, king of Austrasia, dies at about 25
On 02/01/772 - Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
On 02/01/1204 - Alexius IV Angelus, regent of Byzantium (1203-04), murdered
On 02/01/1248 - Hendrik II, duke of Brabant (1235-48), dies
On 02/01/1294 - Louis II, the Stern, ruler of Upper-Bayern, dies
On 02/01/1328 - Charles IV, the Handsome, King of France (1322-28), dies
On 02/01/1502 - Olivier de la Marche, Flemish writer/poet/governor, dies
On 02/01/1539 - Emperor Karel & King Fran?ois I sign anti-English treaty
On 02/01/1542 - Hieronymus Aleander, [Gir?lamo Aleandro], Ital diplomat, dies at 61
On 02/01/1552 - Edward Coke, Mileham Norfolk, jurist/politician (defended common law)
On 02/01/1587 - English queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuarts death sentence
On 02/01/1603 - Michael Trumper, composer
On 02/01/1605 - Isaac Aboab de Fonseca, Portuguese/Neth rabbi/mystic
On 02/01/1633 - Gabriel Schutz, composer
On 02/01/1650 - Rene Descartes, philosopher "I think therefore I am", stops thinking
On 02/01/1659 - Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island)
On 02/01/1662 - Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders for Chinese pirates
On 02/01/1666 - Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (Taj-Mahal), dies
On 02/01/1669 - Abandoned child, Huygens friend poet Catharina Questiers, buried at 3
On 02/01/1669 - French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion
On 02/01/1669 - Miguel Lopez, composer
On 02/01/1690 - Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer
On 02/01/1691 - Alexander VIII, [Pietro Ottoboni], Italian Pope (1689-91), dies at 80
On 02/01/1691 - George Etherege, English stage writer (Love in a Tub), dies at 56
On 02/01/1694 - John L baron van Elderen, 63rd bishop of Liege (1688-94), dies at 73
On 02/01/1709 - Alexander Selkirk [Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez
On 02/01/1710 - Konrad E Ackermann, German actor (Die Oberpfalz)
On 02/01/1717 - Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France
On 02/01/1720 - Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty
On 02/01/1732 - Parliament of Ratisborn accept Pragmatic Sanctions
On 02/01/1733 - August II, the Strong, King of Poland (355 children), dies at 62
On 02/01/1742 - Sardinia & Austria sign alliance
On 02/01/1743 - Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer, dies at 85
On 02/01/1747 - Jacobus E J Capitein, Dutch slave/vicar/merchant, dies
On 02/01/1757 - John P Kemble, England, actor/director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden)
On 02/01/1763 - Thomas Campbell, founder (Church of Disciples in America)
On 02/01/1783 - William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex
On 02/01/1788 - 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet
On 02/01/1789 - Hippolyte-Andr?-Baptiste Chelard, composer
On 02/01/1789 - Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long
On 02/01/1790 - Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
On 02/01/1791 - Charles J Sax, Belgian music instrument builder
On 02/01/1793 - France declares war on England & Netherlands
On 02/01/1793 - Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen
On 02/01/1795 - Giacomo Insanguine, composer, dies at 66
On 02/01/1801 - Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer
On 02/01/1801 - Thomas Cole, US, romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
On 02/01/1805 - Auguste Blanqui, France, revolutionary (workers' leader)
On 02/01/1807 - William Bowen Campbell, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
On 02/01/1807 - Henri Klimrath, French lawyer (M?moire sur lesson Olim)
On 02/01/1809 - Dutch King Louis Napoleon accepts metric system
On 02/01/1810 - Charles Lenox Remond, Salem Mass, famous black
On 02/01/1810 - US Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%)
On 02/01/1810 - Seville, Spain surrenders to French
On 02/01/1810 - 1st insurance co managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Phila)
On 02/01/1814 - Lord Byron's "Corsair" sells 10,000 copies on day of publication
On 02/01/1814 - Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
On 02/01/1818 - Giuseppi Gazzaniga, composer, dies at 74
On 02/01/1819 - Henry Lawrence Eustis, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1885
On 02/01/1821 - Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer
On 02/01/1824 - Maria Theresia von Paradis, composer, dies at 64
On 02/01/1827 - Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
On 02/01/1829 - John Potts Slough, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
On 02/01/1832 - Ecco Epkema, Dutch classic linguist (Frisian/Old Frisian), dies at 71
On 02/01/1833 - Henry McNeal Turner, black methodist bishop
On 02/01/1838 - Abraham de Veer, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1822-28), dies at 71
On 02/01/1839 - James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak)
On 02/01/1839 - Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist, dies at 76
On 02/01/1840 - Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated
On 02/01/1841 - William H H Davenport, Buffalo, stage medium
On 02/01/1844 - Eduard Adolf Strasburger, German botanist (Angiospermen)
On 02/01/1844 - Granville Stanley Hall, US, psychologist
On 02/01/1846 - Th?ophile Gautier publishes "Hashish Club" about his initiation
On 02/01/1848 - Adh?mar Esmein, French lawyer
On 02/01/1851 - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, novelist (Frankenstein), dies at 53
On 02/01/1859 - Victor August Herbert, Dublin Ireland, composer (Babes in Toyland)
On 02/01/1860 - 1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of NYC
On 02/01/1861 - Texas becomes 7th state to secede
On 02/01/1861 - Dike breaks in Gelderland Netherlands
On 02/01/1862 - Julia Howe publishes "Battle Hymn of Republic"
On 02/01/1864 - 2nd German-Danish war begins
On 02/01/1864 - -Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS
On 02/01/1864 - Austrian/Prussian troops occupy Sleeswijk/Holstein
On 02/01/1865 - JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in Supreme Ct, admitted to bar
On 02/01/1865 - 13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day)
On 02/01/1865 - General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins
On 02/01/1867 - Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
On 02/01/1869 - Johannes F "Frits" Bakker Sr, actor (Holland Tooneelgezelschap)
On 02/01/1869 - Frederik W Conrad, hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer, dies at 68
On 02/01/1871 - Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in
On 02/01/1871 - Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer, dies at 51
On 02/01/1872 - Paul Fort, French poet/founder of Vers et Prose
On 02/01/1873 - Matthew Maury, hydrographer, dies
On 02/01/1873 - Clara Butt, Southwick Sussex, contralto (Country of Hope & Glory)
On 02/01/1874 - Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist
On 02/01/1875 - Eddie Pola, composer (Lullabye of Broadway)
On 02/01/1875 - William Sterndale Bennett, composer, dies at 58
On 02/01/1877 - Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer
On 02/01/1877 - Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer, dies at 71
On 02/01/1878 - Hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate
On 02/01/1878 - George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85
On 02/01/1879 - Sydney Baynes, composer
On 02/01/1880 - Antonio Guarnieri, composer
On 02/01/1880 - Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer
On 02/01/1881 - Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer
On 02/01/1881 - US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri authorized
On 02/01/1882 - Louis St Laurent, Compton Quebec, (L) 12th Canadian PM (1948-57)
On 02/01/1883 - Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author, dies
On 02/01/1883 - French lt-col Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger
On 02/01/1883 - Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director (Eric XIV)
On 02/01/1884 - 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published
On 02/01/1884 - Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)
On 02/01/1885 - Camille Chautemps, premier France
On 02/01/1887 - Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern Calif &
On 02/01/1887 - Dirk Roosenburg, Dutch architect
On 02/01/1889 - Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)
On 02/01/1889 - Joseph Gungl, composer, dies at 78
On 02/01/1891 - James Price Johnson, composer
On 02/01/1892 - K Rudolf Mengelberg, composer/musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall)
On 02/01/1892 - Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion t
On 02/01/1893 - Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut," premieres in Turin
On 02/01/1893 - Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)
On 02/01/1895 - John Ford, Maine, director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man)
On 02/01/1896 - Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme," premieres in Turin
On 02/01/1896 - Anastasio "Tacho" Somoza, general/pres of Nicaragua (1937-56)
On 02/01/1897 - Denise Robins, London, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss)
On 02/01/1898 - 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co
On 02/01/1900 - Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)
On 02/01/1901 - Clark Gable, Cadiz OH, actor (Gone With the Wind)
On 02/01/1902 - Salomon Jaoassohn, composer, dies at 70
On 02/01/1902 - Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben," premieres in Berlin
On 02/01/1902 - China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
On 02/01/1902 - Langston Hughes, poet/translator (Weary Blues)
On 02/01/1902 - Carlo Borbolla, composer
On 02/01/1903 - George G Stokes, British physicist/pres Royal Society, dies at 83
On 02/01/1903 - Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)
On 02/01/1904 - Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76
On 02/01/1904 - S J Perelman, Brooklyn, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days)
On 02/01/1905 - Hungarian premier Tisza resigns
On 02/01/1905 - Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg
On 02/01/1905 - Emilio Segre
On 02/01/1905 - Oswald Aschenbach, German painter, dies at 77
On 02/01/1905 - Hague soccer team ADO froms
On 02/01/1906 - 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
On 02/01/1906 - Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
On 02/01/1906 - English min of Frgn affairs Edward Grey's wife Dorothy fatally injure
On 02/01/1906 - Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
On 02/01/1907 - G?nter Eich, German literary (Underground Highway, Girls of Viterbo)
On 02/01/1907 - Camargo Guarnieri, Brazil, composer/conductor
On 02/01/1907 - John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
On 02/01/1907 - Alan Strode Campbell Ross, professor (coined the terms U & non-U)
On 02/01/1907 - Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, composer
On 02/01/1907 - S?ndor Veress, Hungarian pianist/composer
On 02/01/1908 - Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44
On 02/01/1908 - George Pal, Hungarian/US director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons)
On 02/01/1908 - Edward Staempfli, composer
On 02/01/1908 - Albie Booth, collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale)
On 02/01/1909 - US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah opens
On 02/01/1909 - Douglas Hall, Governor (Somaliland Protectorate)
On 02/01/1909 - Helen Chandler, Charleston SC, actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula)
On 02/01/1910 - Dragoumis govt forms in Greece
On 02/01/1910 - 1st British labour exchange opens
On 02/01/1910 - Michael Kanin, Rochester NY, director/writer/actor (Woman of the Year
On 02/01/1910 - Jahangir Khan, cricketer (father of Majid, Indian player 1932-36)
On 02/01/1910 - H Stanley Cayzer
On 02/01/1910 - Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
On 02/01/1913 - Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot
On 02/01/1914 - Hans Z?lig, Swiss dancer
On 02/01/1914 - Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
On 02/01/1914 - Tanganyika Railway opens
On 02/01/1914 - NY Giants & Chic White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
On 02/01/1915 - Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
On 02/01/1916 - Anton Simon, composer, dies at 65
On 02/01/1916 - Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
On 02/01/1917 - Admiral Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war
On 02/01/1918 - Franz Leh?rs opera "Wo die Lerche singt," premieres in Budapest
On 02/01/1918 - Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)
On 02/01/1918 - Muriel Spark, Edinburgh Scotland, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
On 02/01/1918 - Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Feb 14)
On 02/01/1918 - Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical premieres in NYC
On 02/01/1919 - Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
On 02/01/1920 - 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul Minn)
On 02/01/1920 - Kenneth Bond, former vice-chairman
On 02/01/1920 - Pierre Jonqu?res d'Oriola, France, equest jumper (Oly-gold-1952, 64)
On 02/01/1920 - Soccer team Quick Boys forms
On 02/01/1920 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police
On 02/01/1921 - Peter Sallis, actor (Tast the Blood of Dracula)
On 02/01/1922 - Bogumil Witalis Andrzejewski, professor of Cushtic Languages
On 02/01/1922 - Clifford McWatt, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1954-55)
On 02/01/1922 - William Desmond Taylor, director/actor (Broken Coin), dies at 49
On 02/01/1923 - Allied ultimatum on Lithuanian occupation of Memel
On 02/01/1923 - No?l Coward's "Young Idea," premieres in London
On 02/01/1923 - Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Mussolini
On 02/01/1924 - New British MacDonald govt recognizes USSR
On 02/01/1924 - Soviet Union formally recognized by Britain
On 02/01/1924 - Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
On 02/01/1924 - Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens
On 02/01/1925 - 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontk?mpferbund in Berlin
On 02/01/1926 - Peter Crill, Bailiff of Jersey
On 02/01/1926 - Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
On 02/01/1926 - Stuart Whitman, SF Calif, actor (Capt Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip)
On 02/01/1926 - Douglas Johnson, historian
On 02/01/1926 - Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
On 02/01/1927 - Galway Kinnell, Providence RI, author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares)
On 02/01/1928 - Eric Evans, Dean (St Paul's)
On 02/01/1928 - Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist/photographer
On 02/01/1928 - Sam Edwards, physicist
On 02/01/1928 - Thoams Eric Evans, dean (St Paul's)
On 02/01/1928 - Tom Lantos, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
On 02/01/1928 - Ursula Mamlok, composer
On 02/01/1929 - August Otto Halm, composer, dies at 59
On 02/01/1929 - 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402? lbs
On 02/01/1930 - Peter Tapsell, British MP
On 02/01/1930 - Arnold Sch?nbergs opera premieres in Frankfurt
On 02/01/1931 - Madeline Berthod, Switzerland, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
On 02/01/1931 - Boris Yeltsin, Ural Mts USSR, president of Russian SSR
On 02/01/1931 - Barrel, [ABM] Frinking, teacher/Dutch MP (CVP)
On 02/01/1931 - Mark Richmond, CEO (Science & Engineering Research Council)
On 02/01/1931 - Ton [ABM] Frinking, Dutch MP (CDA)
On 02/01/1932 - Bradman makes 299* vs S Africa, runs out partner going for 300th
On 02/01/1932 - John Hart, Denver Colo, newsman (CBS News Retrospective, NBC News)
On 02/01/1932 - John Nott, British MP
On 02/01/1933 - Reynolds Price, US writer (Strengthened by a Pale Green Light)
On 02/01/1933 - German Parliament disolves, Gen Ludendorf predicts catastrophe
On 02/01/1933 - Colonial govt arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
On 02/01/1933 - Dutch bishops forbid membership in non-catholic unions
On 02/01/1934 - Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his
On 02/01/1934 - Bob Shane, vocalist (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
On 02/01/1935 - Ruth Clarke, Moderator (General Assembly of the United Reform Church)
On 02/01/1935 - 1st "March of Time" newsreel premieres at the Capitol
On 02/01/1935 - James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy
On 02/01/1935 - Vladimir Viktorovich Aksyonov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 22, T-2)
On 02/01/1936 - G H Blake, Principal (Collingwood College, Durham U)
On 02/01/1937 - Dr Hook, [Ray Sawyer], Ala, vocalist (Dr Hook-When You're in Love)
On 02/01/1937 - Don Everly, Brownie Ky, vocalist (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
On 02/01/1937 - Garrett Morris, New Orleans La, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash)
On 02/01/1937 - Stapleton, Staten Island becomes a customs-free port
On 02/01/1937 - Marguerite Audoux, writer, dies
On 02/01/1938 - Jacky Cupit, golfer (Rookie of Year 1961)
On 02/01/1938 - Jimmy Carl Black, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
On 02/01/1938 - Sherman Hemsley, Phila, actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons, Amen)
On 02/01/1939 - Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
On 02/01/1939 - Paul E Gillmor, (Rep-R-Ohio)
On 02/01/1939 - Ray Sawyer, rocker
On 02/01/1940 - Russia begins new offensive against Finland
On 02/01/1940 - Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)
On 02/01/1940 - Bibi Besch, Vienna Austria, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within)
On 02/01/1941 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
On 02/01/1941 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn
On 02/01/1941 - Robert Walmsley, British Vice-Admiral
On 02/01/1941 - Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
On 02/01/1941 - Franco Nones, Italy, 30K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1968)
On 02/01/1942 - Dave Sincock, cricketer (chinaman bowler played for Aust 1964-66)
On 02/01/1942 - Terry Jones, Colwyn Bay North Wales, comedian (Monty Python)
On 02/01/1942 - 2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms
On 02/01/1943 - German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
On 02/01/1943 - Lord Mountevans
On 02/01/1943 - Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer
On 02/01/1943 - Mussert forms pro Nazi shadow cabinet (Neth)
On 02/01/1943 - Tina Sloan, NY, actress (Lillian-Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow)
On 02/01/1944 - Leo Burmester, Louisville Ky, actor (Flo, Chiefs, Abbys, Odd Jobs)
On 02/01/1944 - Tommy Duffy, rocker (Echos)
On 02/01/1944 - US 7th Infantry/25th Marine Division lands on Kwajalein/Roi/Namur
On 02/01/1944 - Supreme Soviet enlarges soviet republics' autonomy
On 02/01/1944 - Piet Mondrian, abstract painter (Composition in Blue), dies at 71
On 02/01/1944 - Martin Lunssens, composer, dies at 72
On 02/01/1945 - US Army arrives at Siegfriedlinie
On 02/01/1945 - Ole Buck, composer
On 02/01/1945 - Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens), dies at 72
On 02/01/1946 - Bart Braverman, LA Calif, actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple)
On 02/01/1946 - Hans Betghe, writer, dies at 70
On 02/01/1946 - Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist president
On 02/01/1946 - Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Sec-Gen of UN
On 02/01/1947 - Terry Hibbitt, soccer star
On 02/01/1947 - Adam Ingram, British MP
On 02/01/1947 - NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established
On 02/01/1947 - Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatory of Leningrad
On 02/01/1947 - Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian govt of christian-dems & communists
On 02/01/1948 - Debbie Austin, LPGA golfer
On 02/01/1948 - Jennifer Adams, superintendent (Central Royal Parks)
On 02/01/1948 - Federation Malaysia forms from 9 sultanates
On 02/01/1948 - Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed
On 02/01/1949 - RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)
On 02/01/1949 - 200" (5.08-m) Hale telescope 1st used [See June 3, 1948]
On 02/01/1949 - Jimmy Lee Thorpe, Roxboro NC, PGA golfer (1985 Greater Milwaukee Open
On 02/01/1949 - Herbert Stothart, composer, dies at 63
On 02/01/1950 - Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland
On 02/01/1950 - Harry Blomberg, Swedish author (Jacobs Dr?m), dies at 56
On 02/01/1950 - USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
On 02/01/1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 02/01/1951 - -50?F (-46?C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
On 02/01/1951 - 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
On 02/01/1951 - 1st telecast of atomic explosion
On 02/01/1951 - Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
On 02/01/1951 - UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
On 02/01/1951 - Andrew Smith, British MP
On 02/01/1952 - General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia
On 02/01/1952 - SN Behrman's "Jane," premieres in NYC
On 02/01/1952 - Rick James, [James Johnson], rock/soul/funk vocalist (Super Freak)
On 02/01/1953 - C A Barnett, headmaster (Whitgift School)
On 02/01/1953 - WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
On 02/01/1953 - Flooding in Netherlands, kills 1,835
On 02/01/1953 - Dr A de Waal appointed as Neth 1st female asst sect of state
On 02/01/1953 - "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television
On 02/01/1953 - "General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Reagan later hosts
On 02/01/1953 - Andy Mill, skier/husband of Chris Everet
On 02/01/1954 - Billy Mumy, Calif, actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte)
On 02/01/1954 - Mike Campbell, guitarist (Tom Petty & Heartbreakers-Breakdown)
On 02/01/1954 - Julius P Hoste, Belg minister/newspaper publisher, dies at 69
On 02/01/1954 - Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire
On 02/01/1954 - Soccer team The County froms in Doetinchem
On 02/01/1954 - 1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres
On 02/01/1955 - Virginia Elliot, three-day eventer
On 02/01/1955 - Kate Ashbrook, general secretary (Open Spaces Society)
On 02/01/1955 - HC Hansen appointed premier of Denmark
On 02/01/1956 - WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
On 02/01/1956 - Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking
On 02/01/1957 - 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
On 02/01/1957 - Friedrich von Paulus, German field marshall (Stalingrad), dies at 66
On 02/01/1957 - Donna Adamek, Duarte Calif, bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81)
On 02/01/1957 - Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
On 02/01/1958 - 1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched
On 02/01/1958 - Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic
On 02/01/1958 - WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
On 02/01/1958 - Clinton Joseph Davisson, dies
On 02/01/1958 - Maureen Madill, Coleraine No Ireland, golfer (Brit Open Amateur 1979)
On 02/01/1959 - US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
On 02/01/1959 - Swiss males vote against voting rights for women
On 02/01/1959 - WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
On 02/01/1959 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
On 02/01/1959 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Havana Golf Tournament
On 02/01/1959 - Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame
On 02/01/1959 - Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
On 02/01/1959 - Mike Horan, NFL punter (NY Giants)
On 02/01/1959 - Anthony LaPlagia, actor (Criminal Justice, Betsy's Wedding)
On 02/01/1959 - Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)
On 02/01/1959 - Madame Sul-To-Wan, [Conley], actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 85
On 02/01/1959 - Carolyn Hill, Santa Monica CA, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's Classic)
On 02/01/1960 - 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth
On 02/01/1960 - Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender
On 02/01/1960 - 48th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats N Fraser (57 36 63 86 86
On 02/01/1960 - 34th Australian Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats J Lehane (75 62)
On 02/01/1961 - Daniel M Tani, Ridley Park MD, astronaut
On 02/01/1961 - Gabrielle Carteris, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
On 02/01/1961 - 1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
On 02/01/1961 - British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive
On 02/01/1961 - Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies
On 02/01/1961 - Gina Hull, Jacksonville FL, LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th)
On 02/01/1962 - NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule
On 02/01/1962 - "New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
On 02/01/1963 - Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
On 02/01/1963 - Jani Lane, heavy metal drummer (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
On 02/01/1964 - Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician
On 02/01/1964 - Sharon Bruneau, Toronto Ontario, actress (Sensuous Muscle)
On 02/01/1964 - Kaitlin Hopkins, NYC, actress (Kelsey-Another World)
On 02/01/1964 - "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 perf
On 02/01/1964 - Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks
On 02/01/1964 - Suriname River dammed
On 02/01/1964 - Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenit
On 02/01/1965 - Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
On 02/01/1965 - Stephanie Marie Elisabeth de Grimaldi, Monte Carlo Monaco, Princess
On 02/01/1965 - Sherilyn Fenn, Detroit Mich, actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks)
On 02/01/1965 - David Callaghan, cricketer (S African all-rounder in one-dayers 1992)
On 02/01/1965 - Brandon Lee, Emerson Colo, actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo)
On 02/01/1965 - NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck
On 02/01/1965 - Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news
On 02/01/1965 - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
On 02/01/1966 - Michelle Akers, Santa Clara Calif, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
On 02/01/1966 - Nicholas Piantanida, sets balloon flight record & dies in descent
On 02/01/1966 - William Harrigan, actor (Invisible Man, Girl in 419), dies at 71
On 02/01/1966 - Eddie Zambrano, Venezuelan/US baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
On 02/01/1966 - Donna Edmondson, Greensboro NC, playmate of year (Nov, 1986)
On 02/01/1966 - Hedda Hopper, [Elda Furry], US gossip columnist, dies at 75
On 02/01/1966 - Buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69
On 02/01/1967 - Tim Naehring, Cincinnati OH, infielder (Boston Red Sox)
On 02/01/1967 - Ernie Bromley, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1933-34), dies
On 02/01/1967 - Langston Hughes, poet/translator (Weary Blues), dies on 65th birthday
On 02/01/1967 - Laura E Dern, LA Calif, actress (Blue Velvet, Mask, Smooth Talk)
On 02/01/1967 - Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & 60 lives
On 02/01/1967 - WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 02/01/1968 - Javier Sanchez, Spain, tennis star
On 02/01/1968 - George Quigley Jr, Cin Ohio, skeet (Olympics-1996)
On 02/01/1968 - Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/Brit Opens 1934,35), dies at 57
On 02/01/1968 - Sean Millington, CFL fullback (BC Lions)
On 02/01/1968 - Famous photo: Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Co
On 02/01/1968 - World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi
On 02/01/1968 - Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
On 02/01/1968 - Former VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
On 02/01/1968 - Kent Mercker, Dublin OH, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Balt Orioles)
On 02/01/1968 - Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, Memphis Tenn, daughter of Elvis
On 02/01/1968 - Mark Recchi, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
On 02/01/1968 - Pauly Shore, Hollywood, comedian (Totally Pauly, Encino Man)
On 02/01/1969 - John Moore, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics-1996)
On 02/01/1969 - Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert
On 02/01/1969 - Bryan Jacob, Palatka Fla, 59 kg (130 lbs) weightlifter (Oly-1992, 96)
On 02/01/1969 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
On 02/01/1969 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
On 02/01/1969 - WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
On 02/01/1970 - West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract
On 02/01/1970 - Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
On 02/01/1970 - Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
On 02/01/1970 - Malik Sealy, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
On 02/01/1970 - Blaz Arnic, composer, dies at 69
On 02/01/1970 - Eric Mobley, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
On 02/01/1970 - WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
On 02/01/1971 - Tommy Salo, Surahammar SWE, NHL goalie (Team Sweden, NY Islanders)
On 02/01/1971 - Ajay Jadeja, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
On 02/01/1971 - Derek Byrd, NFL cornerback (NO Saints)
On 02/01/1971 - Robert O'Neal, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
On 02/01/1971 - Jim A J Christy, cricket (10 Tests for S Af, 638 runs at 34 33), dies
On 02/01/1972 - 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
On 02/01/1972 - Brian Krause, actor (December, Sleepwalkers, Return to Blue Lagoon)
On 02/01/1972 - Geoff Sanderson, Hay River, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers)
On 02/01/1972 - Richard Becker, Aurora IL, outfielder (Minn Twins)
On 02/01/1972 - [Thomas] Carlton Bruner, US, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-96)
On 02/01/1972 - Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK
On 02/01/1973 - Tlia Reima, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
On 02/01/1973 - Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
On 02/01/1973 - Michael Joyce, Santa Monica CA, tennis star (1989 USTA Natl Boys' 18)
On 02/01/1973 - Elena Makarova, Moscow Russia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Val)
On 02/01/1973 - Andrew DeClercq, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics)
On 02/01/1974 - Marieluise Flei?er, writer, dies at 71
On 02/01/1974 - Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
On 02/01/1974 - "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
On 02/01/1974 - Jennifer Lien, actress (Hannah Moore-Another World)
On 02/01/1974 - Lisa Marie Scott, Pensacola FL, playmate (Feb, 1994)
On 02/01/1974 - Walter McCarty, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
On 02/01/1975 - "Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
On 02/01/1975 - Richard Wattis, actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62
On 02/01/1975 - Martijn Reuser, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
On 02/01/1975 - Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance
On 02/01/1975 - Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
On 02/01/1975 - "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances
On 02/01/1975 - 1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canuck
On 02/01/1976 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
On 02/01/1976 - Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce
On 02/01/1976 - East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking
On 02/01/1976 - Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
On 02/01/1976 - Werner C Heisenberg, physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74
On 02/01/1976 - "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV
On 02/01/1977 - Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 7
On 02/01/1977 - Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
On 02/01/1977 - Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives
On 02/01/1978 - Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading gu
On 02/01/1978 - Harriet Tubman is 1st black woman honored on a US postage stamp
On 02/01/1979 - Mort Marshall, actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60
On 02/01/1979 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 yrs in exile
On 02/01/1979 - Patricia Hearst is released from a SF prison for bank robbery
On 02/01/1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
On 02/01/1980 - Courtney Hamilton, Miss Arizona Teen USA (1996)
On 02/01/1980 - Soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run
On 02/01/1980 - Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
On 02/01/1980 - Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
On 02/01/1980 - Romolo Valli, actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
On 02/01/1981 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
On 02/01/1981 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-7
On 02/01/1981 - French govt accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq
On 02/01/1981 - Dutch Antilles census is 231,932
On 02/01/1981 - Duke Ellington-musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in NYC
On 02/01/1981 - 31st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-120 at Cleveland
On 02/01/1981 - 11th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 21-7
On 02/01/1981 - Trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie, WSC Final MCG
On 02/01/1981 - Donald W Douglas, US aviation pionieer/builder, dies at 88
On 02/01/1981 - Nils Geirr Tveitt, composer, dies at 72
On 02/01/1981 - Wanda Hendrix, actress (Sierra, Ride the Pink Horse), dies
On 02/01/1981 - Ernst Pepping, composer, dies at 79
On 02/01/1982 - Senegal & Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia)
On 02/01/1982 - "Late Night With David Letterman," debuts on NBC-TV
On 02/01/1983 - Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer, dies
On 02/01/1983 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
On 02/01/1984 - Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner
On 02/01/1984 - China & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
On 02/01/1984 - Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203
On 02/01/1985 - -69?F (-56?C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)
On 02/01/1985 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin
On 02/01/1985 - Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clar
On 02/01/1985 - -61?F (-52?C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)
On 02/01/1985 - Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng)
On 02/01/1986 - Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switz
On 02/01/1986 - KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH
On 02/01/1986 - Alva Myrdal, Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84
On 02/01/1986 - Dick James, Beatles' music publisher (1962-70), dies in London at 58
On 02/01/1987 - 38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago at Detroit
On 02/01/1987 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6
On 02/01/1987 - Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
On 02/01/1987 - 163 day strike against Deere & Co ends, workers accept wage freeze
On 02/01/1987 - Erin Westmore, makeup artist (Hollywood Backstage), dies at 82
On 02/01/1988 - Reinder Zwolsman, Dutch businessman, dies at 75
On 02/01/1988 - Heather O'Rourke, (Poltergeist) star, dies of intestinal ailment at 1
On 02/01/1989 - Princess Diane of England visits NYC
On 02/01/1989 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at perihelion
On 02/01/1991 - Craig McDermott takes 8-97 v England at the WACA
On 02/01/1991 - Carol Dempster, actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
On 02/01/1991 - H J van Ommeren-Averink, Dutch MP (CPN), dies
On 02/01/1991 - President F W de Klerk, says he would repeal all apartheid laws
On 02/01/1991 - US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32
On 02/01/1991 - Phil Watson, NHL coach (NY Rangers), dies
On 02/01/1991 - Afghanistan/Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die
On 02/01/1991 - James G MacDonald, cartoon voice (Mickey Mouse), dies at 84
On 02/01/1992 - "Crazy He Calls Me" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 perfs
On 02/01/1992 - Irving R Kaufman, federal judge (Rosenberg Case), dies at 81
On 02/01/1992 - George Berkeley, actor (Life Stinks, Capts & Kings), dies at 70
On 02/01/1992 - Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders
On 02/01/1992 - Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil)
On 02/01/1993 - Soyuz TM-16 lands
On 02/01/1993 - NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman
On 02/01/1994 - Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.03 sec)
On 02/01/1994 - Large meteorite falls near Kusaie, Pacific Ocean
On 02/01/1994 - Olan Soule, radio voice (Super Friends), dies of lung cancer at 83
On 02/01/1994 - Fouad Fram al-Boustani, Lebanese historian (Rawaeaa), dies at 88
On 02/01/1995 - Michael Caesar, pope of pot, dies of liver cancer at 52
On 02/01/1995 - George Abbot, director (Damn Yankees), dies at 107
On 02/01/1995 - John Smith, CEO (Liverpool FC), dies at 74
On 02/01/1995 - Andy & Grant Flower make 269 stand vs Pak, brotherly record
On 02/01/1995 - Belgium's TV channel VT4 goes on the air
On 02/01/1995 - Amy van Dikes swims woman's world record 50 m butterfly (26.73)
On 02/01/1995 - Amtrak NY-Tampa run ends
On 02/01/1996 - Clive Burton, neuropathologist, dies at 54
On 02/01/1997 - Mitchell Goodman, writer, dies at 71
On 02/01/1997 - Peter Morris, historian of France, dies at 50
On 02/01/1997 - Thelma Moss, psychologist, dies at 78
On 02/01/1997 - Herb Caen, columnist, Lung cancer, dies at 80
On 02/01/1998 - "Street Corner Symphony," closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 perf
On 02/01/1998 - NFL Pro Bowl Game, AFC beats NFC 29-24
On 02/01/1998 - Australian Mixed: J Gimelstob & V Williams beat Suk & Sukova (62 61)
On 02/01/1998 - 86th Australian Mens Tennis: Petr Korda beats Marcelo Rios (62 62 62)
On 02/02/506 - King Alarik II of Visigoten delegates Lex Romania Visigothorum out
On 02/02/962 - Pope John XII crowns German King Otto I the Great Emperor
On 02/02/1032 - Rudolf III, last independent king of Bourgundy, dies
On 02/02/1032 - Koenraad II succeeds Rudolf III as king of Bourgundy
On 02/02/1119 - Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II
On 02/02/1141 - Battle at Lincoln: King Stephen captured
On 02/02/1435 - Johanna II, lawless Queen of Naples (1414-35), dies at 61
On 02/02/1461 - 2nd battle of St Alban's-Lancastrian defeat Yorkists
On 02/02/1491 - Martin Schongauer, German painter, dies at 40
On 02/02/1502 - Damiao de G?is, Portuguese humanist scholar
On 02/02/1536 - Pedro de Mendoza finds Argentine city of Buenos Aires
On 02/02/1540 - George Schenck van Toutenburg, gov/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen
On 02/02/1550 - English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset, freed
On 02/02/1563 - Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
On 02/02/1583 - Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
On 02/02/1594 - Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer, dies at 68
On 02/02/1595 - Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
On 02/02/1597 - Lucas van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 61
On 02/02/1600 - Gabriel Naud?, France, librarian (Mazarin Library)
On 02/02/1633 - M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano," premieres in Rome
On 02/02/1637 - Zorilla's "El m?s Impropio Verdugo Para Las," premieres in Madrid
On 02/02/1649 - Benedict XIII, [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italy, 245th pope (1724-30)
On 02/02/1650 - Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress/mistress (King Charles II)
On 02/02/1653 - New Amsterdam becomes a city (later NYC)
On 02/02/1660 - Jean BG duke of Orl?ans, brother of French king Louis XIII, dies at 5
On 02/02/1660 - Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), dies at 45
On 02/02/1669 - Louis Marchand, composer
On 02/02/1673 - Kaspar Forster, composer, dies at 56
On 02/02/1685 - Charles II, King of England/Scotland/Ireland (1660-85), dies at 54
On 02/02/1704 - Guillaume F A de l'Hospital, French mathematician, dies at about 62
On 02/02/1709 - British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a
On 02/02/1714 - Nicholas Rowe's "tragedy of Jane Shore," premieres in London
On 02/02/1714 - Gottfried August Homilius, composer
On 02/02/1723 - Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist, dies at 66
On 02/02/1731 - Georg F H?ndels opera "Poro," premieres in London
On 02/02/1732 - King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
On 02/02/1742 - British Walpole govt resigns
On 02/02/1748 - Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer
On 02/02/1750 - Johann Graf, composer, dies at 65
On 02/02/1762 - Thomas Arnes opera "Artaxerxes," premieres in London
On 02/02/1769 - Clement XIII, [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69), dies at 75
On 02/02/1773 - Vincenc Tomas Vaclav Tucek, composer
On 02/02/1779 - Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59
On 02/02/1780 - Johannes van den Bosch, gov-gen (Neth East Indies)
On 02/02/1789 - Armand-Louis Couperin, Fren composer/organist (Notre Dame), dies at 6
On 02/02/1793 - William Aiton, English botanist (Kew Gardens), dies at 61
On 02/02/1795 - Joseph Haydns 102nd Symphony in B, premieres
On 02/02/1798 - Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire
On 02/02/1802 - Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
On 02/02/1802 - 1st leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25?)
On 02/02/1803 - Albert Sidney Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1862
On 02/02/1804 - Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer
On 02/02/1804 - Caesar Rodney, US judge (signed Declar of Independence), dies at 62
On 02/02/1811 - Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of SF
On 02/02/1813 - J?zsef E?tv?s, Hungarian Minister of Education (1848)
On 02/02/1815 - Nathaniel Collins McLean, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905
On 02/02/1817 - John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid)
On 02/02/1817 - Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer
On 02/02/1820 - Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne)
On 02/02/1822 - Jean-Baptiste Davaux, composer, dies at 79
On 02/02/1823 - Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice
On 02/02/1827 - Abner Monroe Perrin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
On 02/02/1827 - Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, composer, dies at 62
On 02/02/1827 - Oswald Aschenbach, German painter
On 02/02/1828 - Frederik Sigismund earl of Bylandt, vice-admiral, dies at 78
On 02/02/1829 - Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral afire, does ?60,000 damage
On 02/02/1835 - Luigi Manzotti, Milano, ballet choreographer
On 02/02/1840 - Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer
On 02/02/1843 - US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose govt committee
On 02/02/1844 - Leander Schlegel, composer
On 02/02/1847 - Jules Fran?ois Blasini, Cura?aos pianist/composer
On 02/02/1848 - 1st ship load of Chinese arrive in SF
On 02/02/1848 - Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas Calif
On 02/02/1850 - Carel V Gerritsen, Dutch free thinker
On 02/02/1852 - Teunis Stoel, actor/director (Small Theater, Rotterdam)
On 02/02/1852 - H?mid Abd?lhak, Istanbul, Turkish romantic poet/playwright
On 02/02/1852 - Alexandre Dumas Jr's "Le Dame aux Cam?lias," premieres in Paris
On 02/02/1852 - Fran?ois MP Liberman, French founder (Congr of H Heart), dies at 49
On 02/02/1852 - 1st British public men's toilet opens (Fleet St London)
On 02/02/1854 - Pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians"
On 02/02/1856 - Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer
On 02/02/1857 - Jan Six, Dutch art historian/art collector
On 02/02/1859 - Havelock Ellis, US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex)
On 02/02/1861 - Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)
On 02/02/1861 - Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22)
On 02/02/1861 - Solomon R Guggenheim, philanthropist (Guggenheim Museum NYC)
On 02/02/1863 - Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for 1st time
On 02/02/1864 - -Oct 7th) Cruise of CSS Florida
On 02/02/1869 - James Oliver invents removable tempered steel plow blade
On 02/02/1870 - Mark Twain, 34, marries Olivia Langdon in Elmira, NY
On 02/02/1870 - Cardiff Giant (supposed petrified human) proved to be gypsum
On 02/02/1873 - Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German secretary of State (1932-38)
On 02/02/1873 - Johan P earl van Limburg Stirum, Dutch diplomat
On 02/02/1873 - Leopold Fall, Austria, operetta composer (Dollar Princess)
On 02/02/1875 - Annette Kolb, German/French author (Small Fanfare)
On 02/02/1875 - Fritz Kreisler, Vienna Austria, violinist/composer
On 02/02/1876 - Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cinci
On 02/02/1878 - Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)
On 02/02/1878 - Greece declares war on Turkey
On 02/02/1880 - SS Strathleven arrives in London with 1st Australian frozen mutton
On 02/02/1881 - Karl Frederick, pistol champ (Olympic-gold-1920)
On 02/02/1881 - Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59
On 02/02/1882 - Fabio Campana, composer, dies at 63
On 02/02/1882 - James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
On 02/02/1882 - James Joyce, Ire, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)
On 02/02/1882 - Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Conn
On 02/02/1883 - Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer
On 02/02/1884 - S Z Sakall, Budapest Hungary, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca)
On 02/02/1884 - Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/General Spanish rep army
On 02/02/1885 - Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi)
On 02/02/1886 - William R Ben?t, writer
On 02/02/1886 - Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
On 02/02/1888 - Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor/director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist
On 02/02/1888 - Candelario Huizar, composer
On 02/02/1890 - Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
On 02/02/1891 - Antonio Segni, premier/president (Italy)
On 02/02/1891 - Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
On 02/02/1892 - Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)
On 02/02/1892 - Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illino
On 02/02/1892 - Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England v Aust SCG
On 02/02/1893 - 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ
On 02/02/1894 - US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island
On 02/02/1895 - George S Halas, [Papa Bear], end/coach (Bears), co-founder NFL
On 02/02/1896 - Jane Wilde, writer
On 02/02/1898 - Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar)
On 02/02/1899 - Benny Rubin, Boston Mass, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show)
On 02/02/1900 - Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
On 02/02/1900 - Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Springfield Ohio, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65)
On 02/02/1901 - Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
On 02/02/1901 - Jascha Heifetz, Vilna Lithuania, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)
On 02/02/1901 - Connie Gilchrist, Bkln NY, actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives)
On 02/02/1902 - Emanuil Mandlov, composer, dies at 42
On 02/02/1902 - Tyra Ryman, Arboga Sweden, actress (Peter the Tramp)
On 02/02/1903 - Frank McGrath, Mound City Mo, actor (Wagon Train)
On 02/02/1904 - US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey
On 02/02/1904 - Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
On 02/02/1904 - Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer
On 02/02/1905 - Ayn Rand, writer (Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead)
On 02/02/1905 - Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer
On 02/02/1906 - Pope encyclical against separation of church & state
On 02/02/1907 - Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72
On 02/02/1907 - Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic
On 02/02/1908 - Cal Tinney, Okla, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)
On 02/02/1908 - Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, Calif, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)/actor
On 02/02/1908 - Pavel Sivic, composer
On 02/02/1908 - Anita Garvin, actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off)
On 02/02/1908 - Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer
On 02/02/1909 - Adolf Stoecker, German anti-semite/prime minister, dies at 73
On 02/02/1909 - Franc Albertson, Fergus Falls MN, actor (Psycho, Alice Adams)
On 02/02/1909 - Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris
On 02/02/1910 - Hendrik H K Beernink, Dutch politician (CHU)
On 02/02/1910 - Charlotte Auerbach, computer Pioneer/Mathematician
On 02/02/1911 - Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer
On 02/02/1911 - Johan J "Jussi" Bj?rling, Swedish tenor
On 02/02/1912 - Frederick R Law, parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe)
On 02/02/1912 - Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
On 02/02/1912 - Burton Lane, composer
On 02/02/1912 - Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox)
On 02/02/1913 - NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens
On 02/02/1913 - NY football Giants sign Jim Thorpe
On 02/02/1914 - James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu," premieres in NYC
On 02/02/1915 - Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
On 02/02/1918 - John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59
On 02/02/1918 - Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
On 02/02/1919 - Monarchist riot in Portugal
On 02/02/1919 - Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
On 02/02/1919 - Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux, composer, dies at 55
On 02/02/1919 - Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
On 02/02/1920 - Tarto/Dorpat peace treaty: USSR recognizes Estonian independence
On 02/02/1920 - An Wang, founder (Wang Labs, Wang Computers)
On 02/02/1920 - France occupies (German) Memel territory
On 02/02/1920 - Estonia declares its Independence from Russia (Dorpat Peace)
On 02/02/1921 - Luigi Mancinelli, composer, dies at 72
On 02/02/1922 - James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)
On 02/02/1922 - It was 2:22:22 on 2/2/22
On 02/02/1923 - Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio
On 02/02/1923 - US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries
On 02/02/1923 - Bonita Granville, NYC, actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger)
On 02/02/1923 - James Dickey, Atlanta, poet/actor (Deliverance)
On 02/02/1923 - Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, Tx, journlist/author (WNBC, NY Daily News
On 02/02/1923 - Peter Fowler, physicist
On 02/02/1923 - Al "Red" Schoendienst, baseball manager/2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
On 02/02/1924 - Tine Balder, [Clementine AL Cobbaut], Flemish actress (Antigone)
On 02/02/1924 - International Ski Federation (FIS) forms
On 02/02/1925 - Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
On 02/02/1925 - NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began
On 02/02/1925 - Michel Paul Philippot, composer
On 02/02/1925 - David Abell Wood, priest
On 02/02/1925 - Antti Aarne, Finnish sociologist, dies at 57
On 02/02/1925 - Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism
On 02/02/1926 - Wanda Lewis, Struther Ohio, actress (This is Music, Paul Dixon Show)
On 02/02/1926 - Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua
On 02/02/1926 - 3 men dance Charleston for 22? hours
On 02/02/1926 - Val?ry Giscard d'Estaing, pres of France (1974-81)
On 02/02/1926 - Elaine Stritch, Detroit Mich, actress (My Sister Eileen, Company)
On 02/02/1926 - Nydia M E Ecury, Arubian poet/actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera)
On 02/02/1927 - Richard Vance Maxfield, composer
On 02/02/1927 - Harry Tierney/Joseph McCarthy's "Rio Rita," premieres in NYC
On 02/02/1927 - Stan Getz, Phila, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey
On 02/02/1927 - Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- ) [or Jan 2]
On 02/02/1927 - Ziegfeld Theater (Loew's Ziegfeld) opens at 6th Ave & 54th St NYC
On 02/02/1927 - Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
On 02/02/1928 - Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
On 02/02/1928 - Howard Caine, Nashville Tn, actor (Californians)
On 02/02/1928 - Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
On 02/02/1929 - Albert Steinr?ck, German actor (Golem), dies at 56
On 02/02/1929 - Reiner Bredemeyer, composer
On 02/02/1931 - Andreas "Andries" van Agt, Dutch premier (CDA, 1977-82)
On 02/02/1931 - 1st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)
On 02/02/1931 - Theodor Batthynyi, Hungarian contra-revolutionary, dies at 71
On 02/02/1931 - 1st siyyum of Talmud celebrated by Daf Yomi students
On 02/02/1932 - Grimmett takes 14 wickets v South Africa (7-116 & 7-83)
On 02/02/1932 - Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries
On 02/02/1932 - Reconstruction Finance Corp organized
On 02/02/1932 - Robert Mandan, Clever Mo, actor (Chester-Soap, James-3's a Crowd)
On 02/02/1932 - Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)
On 02/02/1933 - 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament
On 02/02/1933 - G?ring bans communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany
On 02/02/1933 - Ucicky's "Rotten Morning," premieres in Berlin
On 02/02/1934 - Dutch RC Bishops warn against fascism/nazism
On 02/02/1934 - Ernesto Nazareth, composer, dies at 70
On 02/02/1934 - [Clyde] Skip Batten, LA Calif, rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
On 02/02/1935 - Lie detector 1st used in court (Portage Wisc)
On 02/02/1937 - Tom Smothers, NYC, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial)
On 02/02/1937 - Martina Arroyo, NYC, opera soprano (NY Met)
On 02/02/1939 - Rachel English, London, author (My 1st 500)
On 02/02/1940 - Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
On 02/02/1940 - Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
On 02/02/1940 - Martina Arroyo, NYC, soprano
On 02/02/1940 - Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orch)
On 02/02/1941 - Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
On 02/02/1941 - Johannes Schlaf, writer, dies at 78
On 02/02/1942 - US auto factories switch from commercial to war production
On 02/02/1942 - Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
On 02/02/1942 - Bo Hopkins, Greenville SC, actor (Dynasty, Doc Elliot, Rockford Files
On 02/02/1942 - Graham Nash, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Southern Cross)
On 02/02/1942 - LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans
On 02/02/1943 - Battle of Stalingrad ends with final surrender of the German army
On 02/02/1943 - Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
On 02/02/1943 - German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad, turning point of WW II
On 02/02/1943 - Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
On 02/02/1944 - Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)
On 02/02/1944 - Katherine Crawford, LA Calif, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings)
On 02/02/1944 - Ursula Oppens, NYC, pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC)
On 02/02/1944 - Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
On 02/02/1944 - Edward Chodorov's "Decision," premieres in NYC
On 02/02/1944 - Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory
On 02/02/1944 - 4th US marine division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands
On 02/02/1945 - Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp
On 02/02/1945 - Ronnie Goodson, rocker
On 02/02/1945 - Karl F Goerdeler, mayor (Leipzig)/"July 20th plot", hanged at 60
On 02/02/1946 - "Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
On 02/02/1946 - Farrah Fawcett, Texas, actress (Charley's Angels, Burning Bed)
On 02/02/1946 - Howard Bellamy, Darby Fla, vocalist (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow)
On 02/02/1947 - Derek Shulman, rocker
On 02/02/1947 - Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
On 02/02/1947 - Peter Lucia, rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
On 02/02/1948 - Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
On 02/02/1948 - Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
On 02/02/1948 - Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
On 02/02/1948 - President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
On 02/02/1949 - Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident
On 02/02/1949 - Ross Valory, SF, rock bassist (Journey-Who's Crying Now, Open Arms)
On 02/02/1949 - Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
On 02/02/1949 - Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
On 02/02/1949 - Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
On 02/02/1949 - 1st 45 RPM record released
On 02/02/1950 - 1st broadcast of "What's My Line," on CBS-TV
On 02/02/1950 - Barbara Sukowa, Germany, actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
On 02/02/1950 - Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
On 02/02/1950 - "Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 134 performances
On 02/02/1951 - -35?F (-37?C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)
On 02/02/1951 - Kim Zimmer, Mich, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live)
On 02/02/1951 - Alphonso Johnson, jazz bassist
On 02/02/1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
On 02/02/1952 - Charles De Roche, actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72
On 02/02/1952 - Johann Babtist Thaller, composer, dies at 79
On 02/02/1952 - Simon MacCorkindale, Cambridge Engl, actor (Jaws 3, MacBeth) [or 2/12
On 02/02/1953 - Gustav Strube, composer, dies at 85
On 02/02/1953 - James Mndaweni, South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU)
On 02/02/1953 - Penny Pulz, LPGA golfer
On 02/02/1954 - Pres Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)
On 02/02/1954 - Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game
On 02/02/1954 - Theodor Rogalski, composer, dies at 52
On 02/02/1954 - Snow falls on Gibraltar
On 02/02/1954 - Christie Brinkley, [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (SI, Vacation)
On 02/02/1954 - Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
On 02/02/1955 - Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)
On 02/02/1955 - Brent Spiner, Houston TX, actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation)
On 02/02/1955 - 1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC
On 02/02/1956 - Charley Grapewin, actor (Ellery Queen), dies at 86
On 02/02/1956 - Coasters sign with Atlantic Records
On 02/02/1957 - "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances
On 02/02/1957 - UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
On 02/02/1957 - Liz Taylor's 3rd marriage (Mike Todd)
On 02/02/1957 - Val?ry Larbaud, French author/novelist/writer (Amants), dies at 75
On 02/02/1957 - Laurie Mann, current DPS curator/geek
On 02/02/1957 - Sandra Joyce Cagle Milwukee WI, playmate (Feb, 1980)
On 02/02/1958 - Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic
On 02/02/1958 - Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
On 02/02/1958 - Holly Hunter, Conyers Ga, actress (Broadcast News, Once Around)
On 02/02/1958 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Havana Biltmore Golf Open
On 02/02/1958 - WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, PR (PTC) begins broadcasting
On 02/02/1959 - Frank DeCaires, cricketer (WI bat v Eng 1930, 3 Tests 232 runs), dies
On 02/02/1959 - Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers
On 02/02/1959 - Buddy Holly's last performance
On 02/02/1960 - Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss
On 02/02/1960 - Lee Chill, Cleveland Ohio, Canadian Tour golfer (1977 Ohio Jr)
On 02/02/1960 - Jeno Huszka, composer, dies at 84
On 02/02/1960 - Eric Shea, actor (Castaway Cowboy)
On 02/02/1961 - Anna May Wong, actress (Thief of Baghdad), dies at about 56
On 02/02/1961 - Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)
On 02/02/1961 - Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam
On 02/02/1961 - Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
On 02/02/1962 - Ben Testerman, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star
On 02/02/1962 - Michael T Weiss, Chicago, actor (Jarod-Pretender, Days of our Lives)
On 02/02/1962 - 8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years
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