Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
January 3rd

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269*St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
936*Duke Alberik II of Spoleto appoints his son Pope Leo VII.Ref: 5
1338*Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent.Ref: 5
1521*(Protestant Reformation) German Reformer Martin Luther, 38, is excommunicated by Pope Leo X for challenging Catholic Church doctrine. Luther soon after began translating of the Bible into the German language.Ref: 69
1638 Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel".Ref: 5
1693*(Salem Witch Trials) Judge Stoughton orders execution of all suspected witches who were exempted by their pregnancy. Phipps denied enforcement of the order causing Stoughton to leave the bench.Ref: 87
1785*The famed Methodist "Christmas Conference" concluded in Baltimore, MD. Having opened on Christmas Eve, 1784, this body brought into being the Methodist Episcopal Church (in America), and elected Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke the first two American "general superintendents."Ref: 5
1825*The first engineering college in the U.S., Rensselaer School, opened in Troy, New York. It’s still there; now known as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.Ref: 4
1825*Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community.Ref: 5
1831*First US building & loan association organized, Frankford PA.Ref: 5
1847*California town of Yerba Buena (population 200) is renamed San Francisco.Ref: 5
1852*The first Chinese arrive in Hawaii.Ref: 5
1868 The Meiji Restoration re-established the authority of Japan's emperor and heralded the fall of the military rulers known as "shoguns".Ref: 5
1870*Brooklyn Bridge construction begins; completed May 24, 1883.Ref: 5
1872*First patent list issued by US Patent Office.Ref: 5
1876*First free kindergarten in US opens in Florence MA.Ref: 5
1889*Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg WA, asks for statehood.Ref: 5
1890*The first college level dairy school in the US opens at the University of Wisconsin's College of Agriculture. (XDG, p 4A, 1/3/2001)Ref: 83
1903 The Bulgarian government renounces the Treaty of Commerce tying it to the Austro-Hungarian empire.Ref: 2
1910 The Social Democratic Congress in Germany demands universal suffrage.Ref: 2
1910*British miners strike for 8 hour working day.Ref: 5
1911*US postal savings bank inaugurated.Ref: 5
1912*Southern Pacific RR offers to bring the Liberty Bell to the Exposition without chargeRef: 5
1918*US employment service opens as a unit of Department of Labor.Ref: 5
1921 Italy halts the issue of passports to those emigrating to the United States.Ref: 2
1921*The Studebaker Corporation announces that it would no longer build farm wagons.Ref: 3
1921 Turkey makes peace with Armenia.Ref: 5
1921 The first parliament meets in India.Ref: 17
1922*First living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar.Ref: 5
1925*The Italian Fascist State is officially proclaimed with Mussolini as Il Duce, or the "Leader."Ref: 3
1926*General Motors introduces the Pontiac brand name. The new Pontiac line was the descendant of the Oakland Motor Car Company, acquired by General Motors in 1909.Ref: 3
1926*Greek General Theodorus Pángulos names himself dictator.Ref: 5
1928*Leon Trotsky and 30 other members of the opposition are banished to the provinces of the Soviet Union.Ref: 17
1929 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS president.Ref: 5
1930*The second conference on Germany's war reparations begins at the Hague, in the Netherlands.Ref: 2
1931*Hundreds of farmers storm a small town in depression-plagued Arkansas demanding food.Ref: 2
1934*At Barmen-Gemarke, in Germany, 320 pastors of the German Confessing Church met to draw up a theological statement opposing the Nazi German Nationalist Church. Led by Karl Barth and Martin Niem”ller, the gathering led to the formula afterward known as the Barmen Declaration.Ref: 5
1938*The March of Dimes was established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- to fight poliomyelitis (Roosevelt himself was afflicted with polio). The organization was originally called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (as the disease was commonly known).Ref: 4
1939*Gene Cox becomes first girl page in US House of Representatives.Ref: 5
1941*Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 year lease).Ref: 5
1943*First missing persons telecast (New York City NY).Ref: 5
1945*Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room.Ref: 5
1945*Greek General Plastiras forms government.Ref: 5
1946*Great Britain, Canada, and the United States make public disclosures about their chemical and biological warfare efforts during the war. 
1946*President Harry S. Truman calls on Americans to spur Congress to act on the on-going labor crisis.Ref: 2
1947*Congressional proceedings were televised for the first time as viewers in Washington, Philadelphia and NY got to see some of the opening ceremonies of the 80th Congress.Ref: 5
1947*William Dawson becomes first black to head congressional committee.Ref: 5
1951*President Harry S Truman creates the Defense Production Administration, headed by William H Harrison, to centralize various emergency production agencies.Ref: 17
1953*Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, became the first mother-son combination to serve at the same time in the United States Congress.Ref: 4
1955*The U.S. government announces that over 3,000 persons designated security risks had been discharged from federal employment between June of 1953 and October of 1954, a period regarded as the height of "McCarthyism" in America.Ref: 3
1955*José Ramon Guizado becomes President of Panamá.Ref: 5
1956*The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, established in 1870, officially changed its name to the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The denomination is headquartered today in Memphis, TN, and comprises a membership of nearly 500,000.Ref: 5
1958*The British create the West Indies Federation with Lord Hailes as governor general.Ref: 2
1958*Member of the newly created US Civil Rights Commission take office.Ref: 17
1959 Fidel Castro takes command of the Cuban army.Ref: 2
1959*(new state) President Eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting Alaska to the Union as the 49th state.Ref: 17
1961*The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.Ref: 5
1961*Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor.Ref: 5
1962*Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.Ref: 5
1964*Barry Goldwater announced that he was a candidate for the U.S. Presidency. Later that year he lost ... big time! Lyndon B. Johnson: 43,126,506; Goldwater: 27,176,799.Ref: 4
1966*Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE.Ref: 5
1969*Representative Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress.Ref: 5
1970 Marxist government takes over in Congo.Ref: 5
1972*William Tolbert, Jr is inaugurated as President of Liberia.Ref: 17
1974*Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London.Ref: 5
1974*Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain.Ref: 5
1974 Burma accepts its constitution.Ref: 5
1975 Lopez Rega becomes the most powerful man in Argentina when President Isabel Peron gives him special powers.Ref: 17
1976*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1977*Apple Computer is incorporated by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Ref 
1980*Gold hits record $634 an ounce.Ref: 5
1983*Fernando Schwalb Lopez Aldana is inaugurated as prime minister of Peru.Ref: 17
1983*Times Beach MO is declared a federal disaster area after fall floods spread dangerous amounts of the toxic chemcal dioxin.Ref: 17
1984*Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson.Ref: 5
1985*President Ronald Reagan condemns a rash of arson attacks on abortion clinics.Ref: 2
1985*Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews.Ref: 5
1986*Capital Cities acquired ABC-TV for $3.5 billion. (In 1991, Capital Cities/ABC Inc. was purchased by Disney for a then-record $19 billion).Ref: 4
1988 Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut.Ref: 5
1988*Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's longest-serving Prime Minister in 20th Century (elected 4/79)Ref: 5
1989*Jim & Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!).Ref: 5
1989*Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its first commercial advertisement.Ref: 5
1990*Ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrenders to US forces, ten days after taking refuge in the Vatican's diplomatic mission.Ref: 5
1991*Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years.Ref: 5
1991*Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. of Japan bought MCA Inc. for $6.9 billion.Ref: 4
1992*The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 3201.48, breaking the 3200 barrier for the first time. (XDG, p 4A, 1/03/2002)Ref: 83
1992*32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter.Ref: 5
1993*Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months.Ref: 5
1993*President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a historic nuclear missile-reduction treaty in Moscow.Ref: 70
1994*The White House promises a a government-wide effort to learn the extent of human radiation testing during the Cold War era. (XDG, p 4A, 1/03/2004)Ref: 83
1995*The Postal Service raised the price of a first-class stamp to 32¢.Ref: 6
1999*Chicagoans dug out from their biggest snowstorm in more than 30 years. Diggers measured 22 inches at O’Hare International Airport when the last of the flakes had settled.Ref: 4
1999*Israeli authorities detain, then expel, 14 members of Concerned Christians, a Denver-based cult that Israeli officials feared was plotting violence in Jerusalem to bring about the Second Coming of Christ. (XDG, p 4A, 1/03/2004)Ref: 83
2003*Taking a brief time timeout from his two-week vacation, President GW Bush visits Fort Hood TX, where he rallied Army troops as the nation face the prospect of war with Iraq. (XDG, p 4A, 1/03/2004)Ref: 83
1840 First deep sea sounding.Ref: 5
1871*Oleomargarine is patented by Henry Bradley of Binghamton NY.Ref: 5
1888*Marvin C. Stone of Washington, DC patents the wax drinking straw.Ref: 4
1924 Two years after British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen near Luxor, Egypt, they uncover the greatest treasure of the tomb---a stone sarcophagus containing a solid gold coffin that holds the mummy of Tutankhamen.Ref: 3
1957*The Hamilton Watch Company was the first to introduce an electric watch; now a standard in the watch world.Ref: 4
1958*Sir Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland.Ref: 5
1963*Mariner 2, the Venus fly-by, sends its last transmission.Ref: 40
1980*BSD UNIX 3.0 releasedRef: 62
2003*Scott Sheppard of the University of Hawaii found Jupiter's 40th moon (dubbed S/2002 J1), using the school's 2.2-meter telescope atop Mauna Kea. The veteran moon hunter also took part in the discovery of 22 previous Jovian satellites. The moon has an estimated diameter of 2.2 miles (3.5 km) and a 748-day orbit around Jupiter. (Ref) 
2003*NASA announces that a 200-ft asteroid (named 2002 AA29) playing a cat-and-mouse game with Earth will pull to its closest point in almost a century on Monday before swinging away for another 95 years, NASA said in a statement. In about 600 years, the little asteroid could start looping around Earth like a distant mini-moon for about 40 years before returning to its cat-and-mouse ways, the astronomers said. (Ref) 
2004*NASA's "Spirit" rover lands on Mars. (USA Today, p 1A, 1/09/2004)Ref: 33
1399 Timur (Tamerlane) and his Mongols, at the height of their power, defeat Emporer Muhmud of India and gain control of Dehli.Ref: 17
1407 Bloody battles between Hoeksen & Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht.Ref: 5
1431*Joan of Arc handed over to the bishop.Ref: 5
1667 Russia & Poland sign Truce of Androsovo.Ref: 5
1746*Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow.Ref: 5
1750 Tax revolt in Haarlem Netherlands.Ref: 5
1777*General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey.Ref: 2
1833*Britain seized control of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. (Almost 150 years later, Argentina seized the islands from the British, but Britain took them back after a 74-day war.)Ref: 70
1861*Delaware rejects a proposal that it join the South in seceding from the Union.Ref: 2
1861*US Fort Pulaski & Fort Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia.Ref: 5
1862*Romney Campaign Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester.Ref: 5
1896 Emperor Wilhelm congratulates President Kruger on the Jameson Raid.Ref: 5
1903 (Boxer Rebellion) Shanghai is evacuated by the last detachment of German troops.Ref: 17
1916*Three armored Japanese cruisers are ordered to guard the Suez Canal. Three armored Japanese cruisers are ordered to guard the Suez Canal.Ref: 2
1920*The last of the U.S. troops quit France.Ref: 2
1933*The Japanese take Shuangyashan, China, killing 500 in the process.Ref: 2
1940*German submarine U-25 secretly moors next to the German merchant ship Thalia in a Spanish port for refueling and restocking. This is the first time for a German submarine to do so at a Spanish port during the war. 
1941*Italian counter offensive in Albania.Ref: 5
1942*American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms.Ref: 5
1943*Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa.Ref: 5
1944*Soviet troops reach former Polish border.Ref: 35
1945*Gen. MacArthur is placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and Adm. Nimitz in command of all naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan itself. 
1945*British Premier Winston Churchill visits France.Ref: 5
1945*US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa.Ref: 5
1945*In Canada, the first of the conscripted soldiers leave Halifax for overseas duty. 
1945*Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab.Ref: 3
1966*Cambodia warns the United Nations of retaliation unless the United States and South Vietnam end intrusions.Ref: 2
1978*Vietnamese troops reportedly occupying 400 square miles in Cambodia. North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops were using Laos and Cambodia as staging areas.Ref: 2
1865*Con Orem & Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match.Ref: 5
1912*Plans are announced for a new $150,000 Brooklyn stadium for the Trolley Dodgers baseball team.Ref: 1
1920*The secret deal made on December 26 to sell Babe Ruth to the Yankees for $125,000 (twice the amount previously ever paid for a player) is announced publicly; Henry Frazee, the cash strapped owner of the Red Sox, also gets a $300,000 loan as part of the deal.Ref: 1
1931*Nels Stewart of Montréal Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 seconds (record).Ref: 5
1939*Tennis legend Don Budge played a pro tennis match, his first in Madison Square Garden, NY, before 16,725 spectators. Budge was touring the country as the top U.S. tennis player, having won the grand slam of tennis (Australian, French and U.S. Opens and Wimbledon) the year before.Ref: 4
1946*The Tigers trade Eddie Lake (.254, 8, 31) to the Red Sox for Rudy York (.276, 17, 119).Ref: 1
1951*Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950).Ref: 5
1952*Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome.Ref: 5
1962*Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome.Ref: 5
1971*Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game.Ref: 5
1971*Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game.Ref: 5
1973*Tampa ship builder George Steinbrenner, heading a limited partnership, purchases the NY Yankees from CBS.Ref: 1
1974*The Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager. Although the former Pirate skipper will manage for two years in New York, he will never win a game at Yankee Stadium (the Bronx Bombers will play home games at Shea due to renovations at the stadium).Ref: 1
1977*Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games).Ref: 5
1981*Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey #34, Austin Carr.Ref: 5
1981*55th Australian Womens Tennis H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75).Ref: 5
1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 meter butterfly (58.91).Ref: 5
1983*Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yard rush, Dallas vs Minnesota.Ref: 5
1991*Los Angeles King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal in a game against New York Islanders.Ref: 5
1994*35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium since 1962, is taken down, to be moved to Jacob's Field.Ref: 5
2001*Oklahoma defeats Florida State, 13-2, to win the Orange Bowl and capture football's Bowl Championship Series title game. (XDG, p 4A, 1/03/2002)Ref: 83
2001*The Astros sign free agent 32-year old hurler Ken Bottenfield,who started last season with the Angels after being traded by the Cardinals for Jim Emmonds, to a one-year contract. The deal does not work out for Anaheim as the former 19-game winner is 7-8 with an ERA of 5.71 before being dealt to the Phillies.Ref: 1
2003*During the half time show at the Fiesta Bowl, with Ohio State leading the University of Miami 14-7, two Ohio State cheerleaders kick 25-yard and 35-yard field goals, winning $125,000 for charity. The University of Miami cheerleaders missed their field goals and won $2000 for trying. (ABC-TV, live) 
2003*Ohio State defeats the University of Miami 31-24 in double overtime in the Fiesta Bowl for the National Championship, with the game ending with a Miami possession at 4th and goal at the one yard line. It was one of the best football games I've ever seen. (carried live on ABC-TV) 
1638 Schouwburg Theatre, the first in Amsterdam, opens.Ref: 5
1661*In England, female actresses appear on stage for the first time.Ref: 17
1780*Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian", first sung.Ref: 5
1895 Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband" premieres at Haymarket Square in London; critics rave including George Bernard Shaw.Ref: 17
1899*An editorial in the New York Times makes a reference to an "automobile". It was the first known use of the word.Ref: 3
1900 Gerhart Hauptmanns "Schluck und Jau" premieres in Berlin.Ref: 5
1900*Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida" makes U.S. debut in New York.Ref: 10
1914*Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1920 Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon" premieres.Ref: 5
1938 The first broadcast of Woman in White was presented on the NBC Red network. The program remained on radio for 10 years and was one of the first to feature real, honest-to-goodness doctors and nurses in leading roles.Ref: 4
1940*The Southland Shuffle was recorded on Bluebird Records by Charlie Barnet and his orchestra. A young trumpet player named Billy May was featured.Ref: 4
1941*Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1945*John Patrick's "Hasty Heart" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1949*"Colgate Theatre" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV.Ref: 5
1952*"Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV.Ref: 5
1960*The Moscow State Symphony performs in New York City, becoming the first Russian orchestra to perform in the US.Ref: 17
1964*Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You".Ref: 5
1967*"Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes.Ref: 5
1967*Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion.Ref: 5
1969*30,000 copies of the John Lennon, Yoko Ono album, Two Virgins, were confiscated by police in Newark, NJ. You remember the nude photo of John and Yoko on the cover, don’t you? That photo violated pornography laws in Jersey.Ref: 4
1970*The Beatles record "I Me Mine". It was the last song they record together. (XDG, p 4A, 1/3/2001)Ref: 83
1970*"Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY after 1508 performances.Ref: 5
1971*"President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City NY after 72 performances.Ref: 5
1972*Don McLean received a gold record for his 8-minute-plus (8:32) hit, American Pie.Ref: 4
1974*Following eight years of inactivity, Bob Dylan toured for 39 dates in 25 cities. His first stop was in Chicago, IL. The tour was recorded and later released as a double-LP set titled, Before the Flood.Ref: 4
1974*Miguel Piñero's "Short Eyes" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1981*John Lennon’s (Just Like) Starting Over and the album Double Fantasy topped the pop music charts just weeks after the death of the former Beatle.Ref: 4
1985*Soprano Leontyne Price bid adieu to the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She sang the title role of Aida. Price had been part of the Met since 1961.Ref: 4
1987*The first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was ‘Lady Soul’: Aretha Franklin. Bill Haley was among the 14 others inducted on this date.Ref: 4
1987*"Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City NY after 56 performances.Ref: 5
1987*"Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY after 48 performances.Ref: 5
1987*Former Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1993*"Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City NY after 452 performances.Ref: 5
1993*"Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City NY after 22 performances.Ref: 5
1993*"Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers New York City NY after 780 performances.Ref: 5
1993*"Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater New York City NY after 706 performances.Ref: 5
1993*"Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin New York City NY after 10 performances.Ref: 5
1994*"Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City NY after 13 performances.Ref: 5
1997*Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1998*"Side Show" closes at Richard Rodgers New York City NY after 91 performances.Ref: 5
1998*Grandpa Jones, country musician and "Hee-Haw" regular, suffers a strokeRef: 5
2000*Charles Schulz 'Peanuts' comes to an end in daily strips. No new dailies will be published. The last Sunday strip will be February 6th.Ref: 9
2004*Singer Britney Spears marries a childhood friend and then has it annulled. (USA Today, p 11A, 1/09/2004)Ref: 33
-106*-BC-Marcus Tullius Cicero Rome, statesman/author (Academica), is born.Ref: 68
1621*-William Tucker, believed to be first African-American born in the New World, is born.Ref: 2
1624*-William Tucker first Black child born in America, is born.Ref: 5
1680*Johann Baptist Zimmermann German stucco worker, is born.Ref: 5
1694 Saint Paul of the Cross, is born.Ref: 10
1698*Pietro Antonio Domenico Buonaventura Metastasio, Italian poet, dramatist, is born.Ref: 17
1730*Charles Palissot de Montenoy French writer/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1737*Heinrich Wilheim von Gerstenberg, German theorist of Sturm & Drang literary movement, is born.Ref: 70
1757*Johann Abraham Sixt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1763*Joseph Fesch French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator, is born.Ref: 5
1777*Louis Poinsot French instrument worker, is born.Ref: 5
1777*M A Elisa Bonaparte Corsican monarch of Lucca/Piombino, is born.Ref: 5
1786*Johann Christian Friedrich Schneider composer, is born.Ref: 5
1789*Carl G Carus German physician/psychologist/philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1793*Lucretia Coffin Mott, women's rights advocate and founder of the first Women's Rights Convention, is born.Ref: 68
1802*Feliks Ostrowski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1803*Douglas William Jerrold London, author/playwright/wit (Punch Magazine), is born.Ref: 5
1810*Eliza Von Bretton di Zerega Danish West Indies, baroness, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Antoine T d'Abbadie French explorer (Ethiopia), is born.Ref: 5
1819*Thomas Hill Watts Attorney General (Confederacy), died in 1892, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens Flemish composer, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Robert Whitehead, British engineer, invented the modern torpedo, is born.Ref: 70
1829*John G R Acquoy theologist/church historian, is born.Ref: 5
1829 Konrad Duden German linguist (Der grosse Duden), is born.Ref: 5
1830*Alexander Ewing composer, is born.Ref: 5
1835*Larkin Goldsmith Mead, American sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1840*Father Joseph Damien de Veuster Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii, is born.Ref: 5
1853*Iwan Knorr composer, is born.Ref: 5
1865*Sir Henry Alfred Lytton, English Gilbert and Sullivan star, is born.Ref: 70
1868*Franz V M Cumont Belgian religious historian, is born.Ref: 5
1869*Paul Charles Rene Landormy composer, is born.Ref: 5
1870*Henry Handel Richardson Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Henry Eichheim composer, is born.Ref: 5
1876*Wilhelm Pieck, co-founder German Communist Party/President (1949-60), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Grace Coolidge (Goodhue) (First Lady: wife of 30th U.S. President, Calvin Coolidge [1923-29]), is born.Ref: 68
1882*Willem Benoy Flemish actor/director (Pygmalion), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Clement Attlee, Britain’s prime minister [1945-1951; head of Labour Party], is born.Ref: 68
1884*Eli S Jones US, evangelist (Christ of Indian road), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*John G Fletcher US, poet (Epic of Arkansas), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Josephine Hull, Newtonville MA, Academy award character actress (Harvey), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Raymond Ames Spruance, US admiral, Ambassador to the Philippines, is born.Ref: 17
1887*Helen Parkhurst US educator (Education on the Dalton plan), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Osip E Mandelstam Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj), is born.Ref: 5
1892*J.R.R. Tolkien (writer: Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), is born in Bloemfontein, South Africa.Ref: 3
1893*Pierre Drieu La Rochelle French novelist/essayist (Gilles), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Mihail Andricu composer, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Pola Negri [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Marion Davies [Marion Cecelia Douras], Brooklyn NY, actress (Operator 13), is born.Ref: 68
1898*Johannes Hin Holland, yachtsman (Olympics-gold-1920), is born.Ref: 5
1898*T. Claude Ryan, American aircraft manufacturer; designed the Spirit of St Louis, is born.Ref: 70
1900*Zasu Pitts actress: Busby Berkeley’s 1933 musical: Dames; is born.Ref: 68
1900*Dorothy Arnzer director, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Maurice Jaubert composer, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnamese president who was assassinated by his own generals, is born.Ref: 68
1901*Eric Voegelin Germany, US philosopher (Order & History), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson diplomat/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Charles Foulkes Canada, General, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Boris Kochno Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Dante Giacosa engineer/designer, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Ray Milland (Reginald Truscott-Jones) Academy Award-winning actor: The Lost Weekend [1945], We’re Not Dressing, Star-Spangled Rhythm, Lady in the Dark, Let’s Do It Again, X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes; is born in Neath Wales.Ref: 68
1906*Roman Brandstaetter writer, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Anna May Wong Los Angeles CA, actress (Impact, Study in Scarlet), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Victor Borge (Borge Rosenbaum) pianist, comedian: phonetic punctuation: "bpft"; is born.Ref: 68
1910*Thomas Stuart Willan historian, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Joseph Rauh civil rights activist: cofounded Americans for Democratic Action; member: executive board of NAACP; general counsel: Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; is born.Ref: 4
1911*-John Sturges director: Bad Day at Black Rock, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Ice Station Zebra, The Eagle Has Landed; died Aug 18, 1992Ref: 4
1911*-John Sturges US, director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Robert Flemyng Liverpool England, actor (Windom's Way, Young Winston), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Jean Louvel Flemish pianist/conductor/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Betty (Elizabeth Mary) Furness actress: Renegades of the West, Flying Down to Rio, Magnificent Obsession; TV host: Penthouse Party, News Gal/Byline, Meet Betty Furness; consumer advocate, TV spokesperson for refrigerators: Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse; is born.Ref: 68
1916*Maxene (Angelyn) Andrews singer [w/sisters LaVerne and Patti]: group: The Andrews Sisters: Why Talk About Love?, A Simple Melody, Bei Mir Bist Du Schön, Rum and Coca Cola; solo: I Suppose; on Broadway with Patti: Over Here; died Oct 21, 1995Ref: 68
1916*Antonio Estevez composer, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Vernon Walters New York City NY, US permanent representative to the UN, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Jesse [Marc Weidenfeld] White actor (Maytag repairman, Bedtime for Bonzo), is born.Ref: 68
1921*John Russell Los Angeles CA, actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Bill Travers Newcastle-on-Tyne England, actor (Born Free, Gorgo), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Jacques Wildberger Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Morten Nielsen Denmark, poet/resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Dragutin Gostuski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Hank Stram football: coach: KS City Chiefs: Super Bowls I, IV; sportscaster: CBS radio, is born. (Who's Who in America, ISBN 0-8379-6950-6, 2001)Ref: 68
1924*Andre Franquin cartoonist, is born.Ref: 5
1924 Henry M Fazzie South African Union/UDF-leader, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Roy Harding British teacher, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Joan Walsh Anglund, author: Bedtime Book, Crocus in the Snow; illustrator of children’s books, is born.Ref: 4
1926*Danny Overbea blues singer/guitarist, is born.Ref: 5
1926*George Martin Rock and Roll Hall of Fame record producer, arranger, keyboard: group: The Beatles; AIR StudiosRef: 4
1928*Frank Ross Anderson Canada, International Chess Master (1954), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Marilyn Lloyd (Representative-D-TN, 1975- ), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Sergio Leone Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Eddie Egan Bronx New York City, actor (Joe Forrester), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Robert Loggia Staten Island, actor (Officer & a Gentleman, THE Cat), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Dabney Coleman Austin TX, (That Girl, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill), is born.Ref: 68
1932*Coo Coo (Clifton) Marlin auto racer: Winston Cup starRef: 4
1932*Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin Russia, cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1932*-Mara Corday Santa Monica CA, actress (Foxfire, Black Scorpion), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Carla Hills, politician (US Presidential Commission on Housing-1982), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Bryan George Kelly composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Betty Rollin actress (Crossing Delancey)/author (Last Wish), is born.Ref: 5
1936*David Vine, British sport commentator, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Jos Kunst composer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Bobby Hull ‘The Golden Jet’: Hockey Hall of Famer: Chicago Blackhawks left wing, is born.Ref: 70
1940*Thelma Schoonmaker actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Van Dyke Parks Alabama, actor/musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Shima Iwashita actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Christina von Saltza US, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/silver-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Robert Lacey, British author ("Ford", "The Men and the Machine"), is born.Ref: 17
1945*Stephen Stills, Dallas TX, singer/songwriter/guitarist (Crosby Stills & Nash), is born. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 5
1946*Don May basketball: Univ. of Dayton, Indiana Pacers, is born.Ref: 4
1946*John Paul Jones, rocker (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Sergey Filipovich Protchenko Russian cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Larry McNeeley Lafayette IN, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Manfred Kokot East German runner (world record 50 meter indoor), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Gary (Robert) Lavelle baseball: pitcher: SF Giants, [all-star: 1977, 1983], Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Victoria Principal actress: Dallas, Fantasy Island, Scott Turow’s The Burden of Proof, Naked Lie, Blind Witness, Mistress, Pleasure Palace, Earthquake, Life & Times of Judge Roy Bean, is born in Fukuoka Japan. (also TWA, 2003)Ref: 68
1950*Bart (Clair Barth) Johnson baseball: pitcher: Chicago White Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Rick MacLeish hockey: London Nationals, Oklahoma City Blazers, Philadelphia Flyers, Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Beth Anderson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Frank Chikane Secretary-General of South African Council of Churches, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Angelo Parisi France, heavyweight judo (Olympics-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Ross The Boss rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Melody Anderson actress: Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair, Landslide, Hitler’s Daughter, Final Notice, Speed Zone, Firewalker, Beverly Hills Madam, Policewoman Centerfold, Dead and Buried, Flash Gordon, Manimal, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Cynthia Sykes Coffeyville KY, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Mel (Columcille) Gibson Academy Award-winning director: Braveheart [1995]; actor, is born in Peekskill NY.Ref: 68
1957*Frank Dicopoulos Akron OH, actor (Frank Cooper-Guiding Light), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Rusty Golden rocker (Boys Band), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Joan Chen [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Erwin Blom Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Darren Daulton US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Gavin Hastings WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Mark Gardner US baseball player (Florida Marlins), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Ulrike Lang writer, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Ashley Chinner Cape Town South Africa, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Jim Everett NFL quarterback (Los Angeles Raiders, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Cheryl Miller Riverside CA, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Daniel Stubbs NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Mark Dewey Grand Rapids MI, pitcher (San Francisco Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1966*John Kropke CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Luis Sojo Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Wendell Davis NFL wide receiver (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Helena Bonham Carter London England, actress (Getting it Right), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Joseph Amor San Jose, video game record holder (Space Invaders), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Demetri Davis WLAF tight end (Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Magnus Gustafsson Sweden, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Kent Carlsson Sweden, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Kerry Huffman Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Shannon Sturges actress (Savannah), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Thomas Rayam CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Matt LaBounty defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Nikki Nelson Topaz Lake NV, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Steve Poapst Cornwall, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Matt LaBounty defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1970*James Brown NFL tackle (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Tony Farmer NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Trudi Jeffrey Brisbane Queensland Australia, golfer (1990 Australian Jr Champion), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Yogi Johl Vancouver BC, 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Cory Cross Lloydminster, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Ku'ualoha Taylor Hawaii, Miss Hawaii-USA (Miss Congeniality-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Rene van Rijswijk Dutch soccer player (RKC), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Charles Johnson NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Deborah Carter WNBA forward (Utah Starzz), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jacques Wildberger composer, is born.Ref: 5
1972*Nicole Eggert actress: Baywatch, T.J. Hooker, Who’s the Boss?, Omega Syndrome, Melissa, Frequent Flyer, Submerged, Murder Seen, is born.Ref: 4
1972*Deborah Carter WNBA forward (Utah Starzz), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Paula Knoll Moorhead MN, Miss Minnesota-America (1995), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tyrone Brown NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Stefan Ustorf Kaufbeuren Germany, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Todd Warriner Blenheim, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Danica McKellar actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder Years), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Jason Marsden actor (General Hospital, Eddie-Munsters Today), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Mendel Witzenhauser soccer player (Ajax, VVV), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Beata Handra San Francisco CA, dance skater (& Sinek-1997 Pacific Coast Senior 3rd), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Angela Ruggiero ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
2003*Clonaid, a company that claims to have produced the first human clone, says the world's second human clone was born to a Dutch lesbian couple. So far, all reports are unsubstantiated. (XDG, p 11A, 1/23/2003)Ref: 83
236*Pope St. Anterus is martyred.Ref: 69
1322*Philip V the Tall, King of France (1316-22), dies and is succeeded by Charles IV.Ref: 5
1437*Catherine of Valois, French princess and wife of King Henry V, dies at age 35.Ref: 70
1501*Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani] Turkish poet/author, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1543*Juan Cabrillo conqueror of Central America, discoverer of California, dies.Ref: 5
1552*Henry II of Bavaria bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1560*Peder Palladus Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56.Ref: 5
1570*Bartholomeus Latomus [Steinmetz], Flemish archbishop of Trier, dies.Ref: 5
1571 Joachim II Hector elector (Brandenburg), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1628*Francesco Maria Guaitoli composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1641*Jeremiah Horrocks English astronomical prodigy, dies at 22.Ref: 5
1661*Maria Henriëtte Stuart (of Orange) English Princess Royal/eldest daughter of the English king Charles I/mother of English king William III, dies of smallpox at 29.Ref: 5
1670*George Monck English General (-to the-sea), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1705*Luca Giordano, Italian painter, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1752 East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malakka 92 killed.Ref: 5
1759*Marquis & Marquess of Tavora Portuguese nobles, executed.Ref: 5
1761*Willem de Fesch Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1795*Josiah Wedgwood British, ceramic craftsman/woodworker, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1829*Robert Archibald Smith composer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1835*Willem F Röell Dutch baron/minister of Internal Affairs, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1836*Friedrich Witt composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1841*Wilhelmus Kist writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1853*Theodor Uhlig composer, dies at 30.Ref: 5
1857*Archbishop Sebour of Paris is assassinated by Verger, a priest.Ref: 17
1858*Rachel [Elisabeth Rachel-Félix], French singer/actress (Muse), dies at 36.Ref: 5
1864*John Hughes, founded Fordham University in the Bronx, Irish-born American religious leader; first Roman Catholic archbishop of New YorkRef: 70
1865*Jozef Lies Flemish painter, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1868*Moritz Hauptmann composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1870*Constantine D Uschinsky Russian educationalist, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1873*John Lodge Ellerton composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1875*Pierre Larousse, French encyclopaedist, dies at age 57.Ref: 70
1875*Baldassare Galuppi Italian composer (opera's buff), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1875*George Bizet composer, dies.Ref: 5
1882*William H Ainsworth English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1894*Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator: established first kindergarten in US in 1860, dies at age 89.Ref: 4
1898*James Wimshurst British designer/inventor (vacuum pump), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1900*Edwin George Monk composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1907*Josef Foerster composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1912*Felix Dahn writer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1914*Stephane Raoul Pugno composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1915*James E Flecker British diplomat/novelist (Hassan), dies at 30.Ref: 5
1916*Grenville Mellen Dodge, Major General (Union volunteers), American engineer; chief engineer of Union Pacific Railroad (1866-70), dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1923*Jaroslav Hasek Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk), dies at 39.Ref: 68
1931*Joseph J C Joffre French marshal, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1933*Wilhelm Cuno German Reich's chancellor (1922-23), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1938*Arthur Boon Flemish priest/philologist, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1942*Pauline Beersmans [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1945*Fyodor Akimenko composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1946*William Joyce ("Lord Haw Haw"), broadcaster of Nazi propaganda to Great Britain during World War II, is hanged for treason at age 40, in London, England.Ref: 3
1947*In Trenton, New Jersey, Al Herrin, the handyman who claimed he had no bed to sleep in because he had never slept a wink in his life, died at age 92. Doctors said there was evidence that he had gone several months without sleep and they confirmed that if he went that long, it could well be that he was awake his entire life.Ref: 4
1951*Fred Barlow composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1956*Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov Russian/US composer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1959*Edwin Muir, Scottish poet, literary critic and translator, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1960*Victor Seastrom entertainer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1961*Steam explosion in a military experimental reactor SL-1 in Idaho Falls kills threeRef: 62
1963*Oscar Backing Austria/Netherlands viola player, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1965*Betty Harte entertainer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1965*Julius Tannen comedian, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1966*Rex Lease actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1967*Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, dies in a hospital of apparently natural causes.Ref: 3
1967*Mary Garden, Scottish-born American opera singer/star, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1969*Howard McNear actor (Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63.Ref: 5
1972*Frans Masereel Flemish WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1974*Gino Cervi actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1975*René Thomas jazz guitarist: LPs: Guitar Groove, Who Cares?, The Italian Session; “A musician for musicians.”; dies.Ref: 4
1975*Milton J Cross TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1975*Robert Neumann Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1975*Walter Linck Swiss sculptor, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1976*Mal Evans Beatles' roadie, dies.Ref: 5
1976*Mateusz Glinski composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1976*Freda Kirchwey, American editor and publisher of "The Nation", dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1976*Michael V Love US test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37.Ref: 5
1977*Avraham Ofer Israeli minister of housing, commits suicide.Ref: 5
1977 Benno Stokvis Dutch attorney/politician, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1979*Conrad Hilton, American businessman; founded Hilton Hotels chain, dies at age 91.Ref: 70
1980*Amos Milburn rocker, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1980*Axel Springer Jr German photographer, commits suicide at 38.Ref: 5
1980*Ivan Triesault actor (Von Ryan's Express, Desert Fox), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1980*Conservationist Joy Adamson, 69, author of "Born Free," was killed in Kenya by a servant.Ref: 70
1985*Lucien Cailliet composer, dies at 93.Ref: 5
1986*Jens Bjerre composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1987 David Maysles dies.Ref: 10
1988*Gaston Eyskens PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1988*Rose Ausländer writer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1988*William Cagney actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82.Ref: 5
1990*Ken Hill actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies.Ref: 5
1992*California police pursue a driver who had killed another motorist along I-5 for more than 300 miles until he ran out of gas in Westminster. The driver was shot to death when police said he pointed a shotgun at them. (XDG, p 4A, 1/03/2002)Ref: 83
1992*Dame Judith (Frances Margaret) Anderson, Australian-born American stage and film actress (Star Trek 3, Laura, Rebecca), dies of pneumonia at age 93.Ref: 5
1992*Anthony Del Casino band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1992*Lewis Michael Friedman pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS.Ref: 5
1992*Radomiro Tomic Chilean President (1970), dies.Ref: 5
1993*Peter Brocco blacklisted in the 1950's, dies of heart attack at 89.Ref: 5
1994 Roel Bazen Dutch sound technician (Van Kooten & The Bie), dies at 48.Ref: 5
1994*Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia 122 killed.Ref: 5
1994*A deadly prison riot breaks out in Maracaibo, Venezuala, claiming over 100 lives. (XDG, p 4A, 1/03/2004)Ref: 83
1995*Al Duncan drummer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1995*Byron MacGregor newscaster, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1995*Gerard W Taylor South African/British surgeon, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1995*Robert Nesbitt impresario, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1995*Vladislav Listiev Russian talk show host/producer, assasinated.Ref: 5
1996*Geoffrey Pardoe engineer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1996*Terence Tenison Cuneo artist, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1997*Burton Lane composer, dies at 84Ref: 5
1999*Boxer Jerry Quarry dies. (The Dayton Daily News, p.7A, 1/2/2000) 
2002*Alfred Henry "Freddy" Heineken, the Dutchman who helped make is namesake beer popular, dies at age 78.Ref: 4
2003*A California Superior Court Judge William Mudd sentences David Westerfield, the twice-divorced father of two convicted of kidnapping and murdering his 7-year-old neighbor, Danielle van Dam, to death. (Ref) 
2003*The Ohio Supreme Court announces that David L Myers will be executed on March 13th, 2003 for the August 4, 1988 murder of Amanda Maher. (XDG, p 1A, 1/04/2003)Ref: 83
2003*The Ohio Supreme Court announces that James Taylor will be executed on March 20th, 2003 for the February 14, 1998 murder of Ronald and Carolyn Rihm. (XDG, p 1A, 1/04/2003)Ref: 83

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