Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
January 20th

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1045*Giovanni di Sabina is elected Pope Sylvester III.Ref: 5
1236*The coronation of Eleanor, wife of Henry III (of England) by Edmund Rich at Westminster Abbey.Ref: 16
1265*The 1st English Parliament is called into session by Simon de Montfort, the Earl of Leicester. This is the first time ordinary people were brought to represent the country.Ref: 5
1320*Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland.Ref: 5
1327*Queen Isabella of England calls a parliament to depose her husband, Edward II, but Parliament had no authority without the King's presence.Ref: 16
1356*Scottish king Edward Baliol resigns.Ref: 5
1503*Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs.Ref: 5
1513*Christian II succeeds Johan I as Danish/Norwegian king.Ref: 5
1648 Cornerstone of Amsterdam town hall laid.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Nine-year-old Elizabeth Parris and eleven-year-old Abigail Williams began to exhibit strange behavior, such as blasphemous screaming, convulsive seizures, trance-like states and mysterious spells, much as the Goodwin children acted four years earlier. Soon Ann Putnam Jr. and other Salem girls begin acting similarly.Ref: 20
1778*First American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge MA.Ref: 5
1783*Britain signs a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against it in the American War of Independence.Ref: 2
1783*Hostilities cease in Revolutionary War.Ref: 5
1785*Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Island), no takers.Ref: 5
1788*Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah GA.Ref: 5
1800*Napoleon I's sister Carolina marries King Joachim Murat of Naples.Ref: 5
1801*John Marshall was appointed chief justice of the United States.Ref: 70
1807*Napoleon convenes the great Sanhedrin, Paris.Ref: 5
1831*Intl conference in London recognizes Belgium as independent, neutral state.Ref: 10
1840*Dutch King Willem II crowned.Ref: 5
1841*During the First Opium War, China cedes the island of Hong Kong to the British with the signing of the Chuenpi Convention, an agreement seeking an end to the Anglo-Chinese conflict.Ref: 3
1850 Investigator, first ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England.Ref: 5
1868*Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee.Ref: 5
1869*Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before Congress.Ref: 5
1870*Victoria Woodhull and her sister Tennessee Claflin open the doors of Woodhull, Claflin & Co., the nation's first brokerage firm run solely by women.Ref: 3
1870*Hiram R Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis.Ref: 5
1872*California Stock Exchange Board organizedRef: 5
1887*The U.S. Senate approved the leasing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval baseRef: 5
1891*Queen Liliuokalani succeeds her brother Kalakava as ruler of Hawaiian Islands.Ref: 10
1908*The Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities in the United States.Ref: 2
1908*(Haywood Trial) (day unspecified) Charges against Charles Moyer are dropped.Ref: 87
1920*Dutch 2nd Chamber passes school laws.Ref: 5
1920*American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) formed.Ref: 17
1920*The first national advertisement for Pepsodent toothpaste appears in the Saturday Evening Post. William Ruthrauff, of Xenia OH, was Pepsodent's inventor. (XDG, p 4B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1921 Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR.Ref: 5
1921 Turkey declared in remnants of the Ottoman Empire.Ref: 5
1921 Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR.Ref: 5
1921*British submarine K5 leaves with man & mouse.Ref: 5
1925 British-Chinese Treaty of Peking was signedRef: 62
1925 USSR & Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to USSR.Ref: 5
1926 2nd German government of Luther begins.Ref: 5
1930*Charles Lindbergh arrives in New York, setting a cross country flying record of 14.75 hours.Ref: 2
1935*Belgium arrests some Nazi agitators who urge for a return to the Reich.Ref: 2
1936*Edward VIII begins short reign as King of England.Ref: 17
1937*Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to be inaugurated on January 20th. The 20th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution set the date, officially, for the swearing in of the President and Vice President. The amendment was ratified by Congress in 1933.Ref: 4
1937*-45ºF (-43ºC), Boca CA (state record).Ref: 5
1939*Hitler proclaims to German parliament to exterminate all European Jews.Ref: 5
1939*(day unspecified) Leo Szilard hears about the discovery of fission from Eugene Wigner. He immediately realizes that the fission fragments, due to their lower atomic weights, would have excess neutrons which would have to be shed.Ref: 91
1942*Japanese invade Burma.Ref: 5
1943*Lead SD, temp is 52ºF, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16ºF.Ref: 5
1945*Curtis LeMay takes command of the Twentieth Air Force in Marianas. Fleet contains 345 aircraft, but in three months of bombing none of the nine top priority targets have been destroyed.Ref: 91
1945*The first stage of the K-25 plant is charged with uranium hexafluoride and begins operation.Ref: 91
1945*FDR sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as President.Ref: 5
1946*The first Kaiser-Frazer automobiles are introduced at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.Ref: 3
1946*France's Charles DeGaulle hands in his resignation.Ref: 2
1946*F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government.Ref: 5
1947*Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA.Ref: 5
1949*President Truman announces his point 4 program.Ref: 5
1949*J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen.Ref: 5
1950*Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands.Ref: 5
1951*An avalanche occurs in Vals, Switzerland.Ref: 81
1953*President Eisenhower and Vice-President Nixon take their oaths of office. This is the first live coast-to-coast inaguration address and the first television program transmitted from the US into Canada. (XDG, p 4A, 1/20/2003)Ref: 83
1954*Over 22,000 anti-Communist prisoners are turned over to UN forces in Korea.Ref: 2
1954*-70ºF (-57ºC), Rogers Pass, Montana (state 48 record).Ref: 5
1957 Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1960*Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo.Ref: 5
1961*Robert Frost recites "The Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration.Ref: 5
1961*Arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury.Ref: 5
1961*Yugoslav ex-Vice-President Milovan Djilas flees.Ref: 5
1961*John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president of the United States; "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do…”.Ref: 70
1965*Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain.Ref: 5
1966*Former Pres. Harry S. Truman receives first medicare card issuedRef: 10
1969*Richard M Nixon inaugurated as President.Ref: 5
1977*President Jimmy Carter is sworn in and then surprises the nation as he walks from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.Ref: 2
1977*George Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA.Ref: 5
1977*Mr Knoche, serves as acting director of CIA through March 9.Ref: 5
1981*Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president at the same time 52 American hostages are released from their captors in Tehran, Iran after 444 days.Ref: 2
1981*Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.Ref: 17
1981*Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Retired), ends term as 12th director of CIA.Ref: 5
1982 Honduras constitution goes into effect.Ref: 5
1982 Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament.Ref: 5
1986*The Chunnel is announced (railroad tunnel under English Channel).Ref: 5
1986*The United States observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.Ref: 70
1987*Terry Waite, special envoy of the archbishop of Canterbury, secured the release of missionaries detained in Iran after the Islamic revolution, is seized during a return mission to Beirut.Ref: 3
1988*Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Governor Evan Mecham.Ref: 5
1989*Bush inaugurated as 41st President & Quayle becomes 44th Vice President.Ref: 5
1989*Reagan becomes first President elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive.Ref: 5
1993*Admiral Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA.Ref: 5
1993*William Jefferson Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd president of the United States; Al Gore is sworn in as his Vice President.Ref: 70
1994*Shannon Faulkner becomes the first woman to attend classes at The Citadel in South Carolina. (Faulkner joined the cadet corps in August 1995 under court order but soon dropped out.) (XDG, p 4A, 1/20/2004)Ref: 83
1997*Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit.Ref: 5
1999*(Prudential Insurance) The US Supreme Court lets the class action settlement against Prudential stand. (Wall Street Journal, p C1, 7/09/1999)Ref: 33
1999*For a second day, President Clinton's legal team argued its case before the Senate, saying that the House-passed articles of impeachment were "flawed and unfair". (XDG, p 4A, 1/20/2004)Ref: 85
2001 Hundreds of thousands of protesting Filipinos forced President Joseph Estrada to step down; Vice President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was sworn in as the new president.Ref: 70
2001*George W. Bush took the oath of office as the 43rd president of the United States.Ref: 70
2002*One month before a scheduled visit to China by President GW Bush, China frees Tibetan music scholar, Ngawang Choephel, who had served 6½ years of an 18-year sentence for spying. He was put on a flight to Detroit accompanied by a US Embassy official. (NY Times, p A7, 1//21/2002) 
2003*Secretary of State Colin Powell, faced with stiff resistance and calls to go slow, bluntly told the UN Security Council that the United Nations "must not shrink" from its responsibility to disarm Saddam Hussein's Iraq. (XDG, p 4A, 1/20/2004)Ref: 83
1616*The French explorer Samuel de Champlain arrives to winter in a Huron Indian village after being wounded in a battle with Iroquois in New France.Ref: 2
1840*Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica.Ref: 5
1885*The roller coaster was patented by La Marcus Thompson of, where else, Coney Island, NY. His coaster was 450 feet long with the highest drop being 30 feet.Ref: 4
1965*JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return.Ref: 5
1969*U of Arizona reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula).Ref: 5
1990*US 64th manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) returns from space.Ref: 5
1998*The headline read, “Cloned Calves Offer Promise of Medicines.” The calves were cloned from the cells of cow fetuses by University of Massachusetts scientists, James Robl and Steven Stice, who also worked for Advanced Cell Technology Inc., a biotech start-up in Worcester, MA. The hope is for genetically customized calves that will be able to safely, easily and cheaply produce medicines for humans in their milk.Ref: 4
1613 Peace of Knärod ends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden.Ref: 5
1667 Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland & Russia.Ref: 5
1783*Britain signs a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against it in the American War of Independence.Ref: 2
1860 Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes.Ref: 5
1862*General Felix Zollicoffer killed after mistakenly riding into union lines.Ref: 5
1866 Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends.Ref: 5
1879*British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana.Ref: 5
1934*Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to emperor of Manchuria.Ref: 5
1941*Hitler meets with Mussolini and offers aid in Albania and Greece.Ref: 2
1942*SS Leader Heydrich holds the Wannsee Conference to coordinate the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question."Ref: 35
1942*Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain.Ref: 5
1943*Operation-Weiss Assault of German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian.Ref: 5
1944*Allied forces in Italy begin unsuccessful operations to cross the Rapido River and seize Cassino.Ref: 2
1944*The RAF drops 2300 ton of bombs on Berlin.Ref: 5
1945*The Allies sign a truce with the Hungarians.Ref: 2
1952*British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone.Ref: 5
1986 Military coup in Lesotho under General-Major Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan.Ref: 5
1991*Iraq parades captured Allied airmen on TV.Ref: 5
1991*US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles.Ref: 5
2003*(Afghan Conflict) Two US marines are killed when their helicopter crashes in the mountains southeast of Kabul. (USA Today, p 7A, 1/21/2002)Ref: 13
1871*The Boston Red Stockings are incorporated by Ivers Whitney Adams with $15,000 and the help of Harry Wright, who had founded and managed the Cincinnati Red Stockings, America's first professional baseball team.Ref: 1
1882*Kentucky lawmakers revise ruling which inadvertently banned playing baseball in the commonwealth.Ref: 1
1892*The first official basketball game was played by students at the Springfield, MA YMCA Training School.Ref: 4
1906*Henry Mathewson signs with the Giants, but his performance will not remind anyone of his more talented brother, Christy.Ref: 1
1910*Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for the Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910).Ref: 5
1916*Charles Weeghman and nine investors purchase the Chicago Cubs from Charles Taft.Ref: 86
1931*After being released by the Indians, Joe Sewell signs with the Yankees.Ref: 1
1950*Unlimited free substitution was restored in the NFL, opening the way for the era of two platoons and specialization in pro football. Ref 
1952 Patricia McCormick debuted as the first professional woman bullfighter! She got herself two bulls in the contest held in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.Ref: 4
1952*Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.Ref: 5
1957*Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.Ref: 5
1958*Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.Ref: 5
1968*Houston ends UCLA's 47-game basketball winning streak, 71-69.Ref: 5
1968 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming.Ref: 5
1968 US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood.Ref: 5
1970*20th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1970*23rd NHL All-Star Game East beat West 4-1 at St Louis.Ref: 5
1970*Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano.Ref: 5
1971 Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1 18.8).Ref: 5
1974*Golfing great Johnny Miller won the Tucson Open Golf Tournament and became the first pro golfer to win four consecutive major tournaments.Ref: 4
1974*Essex Community College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball.Ref: 5
1974*4th NFL Pro Bowl AFC beats NFC 15-13.Ref: 5
1974*7th ABA All-Star Game East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia.Ref: 5
1975*5th NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 17-10.Ref: 5
1976*29th NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1978*George Bamberger, pitching coach of Orioles, is appointed field manager.Ref: 86
1980*President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow.Ref: 5
1980*Super Bowl XIV, Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles 19, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Ref 
1980 US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne.Ref: 5
1980 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner.Ref: 5
1981*Islander Glenn Resch's 25th & last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0.Ref: 5
1984*Met fans are shocked as the franchise loses future Hall of Famer Tom Seaver for the second time. The White Sox draft the unprotected 'Tom Terrific' as compensation for losing a Type A free agent.Ref: 1
1984 US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners.Ref: 5
1985*Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 38, Miami 16, at Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto CA. Ref 
1988 André Hoffman skates world record 1500m (1 52.06).Ref: 5
1991*Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders 51-3 for AFC title.Ref: 5
1991*Matt Barr's field goal with no time left gives New York Giant 15-13 victory over defending champs San Francisco 49ers, for NFC title.Ref: 5
1991*Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1992*Score begins selling international soccer cards.Ref: 5
1995*The Colorado Rockies presents a check for $22,366 to the Boys and Girls Club of Denver to promote the development of inner-city youth baseball programs.Ref: 86
1995*1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike.Ref: 5
1996*46th NHL All-Star Game East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston.Ref: 5
1996 US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan.Ref: 5
820 Book of mother, published.Ref: 5
1781 First edition of Pieter It Hoens "Post of Neder-Rhijn" published.Ref: 5
1809 First US geology book published by William Maclure.Ref: 5
1877*Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake' premieres in Moscow.Ref: 10
1922*Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris.Ref: 5
1929 In Old Arizona was released. The movie was the first full-length talkie to be filmed outdoors. Mainly, the great outdoors of the states of Utah and California.Ref: 4
1930 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit).Ref: 5
1939*Charles Ives' first sonata "Concord" premieres.Ref: 5
1941*Béla Bartók's 6th string quartet, premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1942*Harry Babbitt sang as Kay Kyser and his orchestra recorded, Who Wouldn’t Love You, on Columbia Records. The record went on to be a big hit for Kyser.Ref: 4
1950*"Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater New York City NY for 35 performances.Ref: 5
1954*The National Negro Network was formed on this date. Some 40 radio stations were charter members of the network.Ref: 4
1954*Dmitri Shostakovich's "Concertino opus 94" premieres.Ref: 5
1954 "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial", a play by Herman Wouk, based on part of his 1951 novel, "The Caine Mutiny", opens on Broadway. (XDG, p 4A, 1/20/2004)Ref: 83
1956*Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville.Ref: 5
1957 Morton Gould's "Declaration" premieres in Washington DC.Ref: 5
1958*Elvis Presley got a little U.S. mail this day with greetings from Uncle Sam. The draft board in Memphis, TN ordered the King to report for duty; but allowed a 60-day deferment for him to finish the film, King Creole.Ref: 4
1958*The rock ’n’ roll classic, Get a Job, by The Silhouettes, was released.Ref: 4
1959 Dmitri Shostakovich's "Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki" premieres in Moscow.Ref: 5
1960*As of 1995, the 8th highest rated television show is this evening's episode of "Wagon Train" with an average audience of 43.7%.Ref: 34
1961 Francis Poulenc's "Gloria" premieres in Boston.Ref: 5
1962*"Kean" closes at Broadway Theater New York City NY after 92 performances.Ref: 5
1964*This was a big day in U.S. record stores as the first album by The Beatles was released. The LP, "Meet the Beatles", became a huge success and was #1 on the charts by February 15, 1964. The British Invasion had begun.Ref: 4
1965*The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV).Ref: 5
1965*The Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man".Ref: 5
1968*Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski marry.Ref: 24
1971*John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan.Ref: 5
1974*After an auto accident that had almost taken his life five months earlier, Stevie Wonder was back at work, playing a gig at the Rainbow Theatre in London.Ref: 4
1975*Terrence McNally's "Ritz" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1978*Fred Silverman quit as head honcho of programming for ABC-TV. He accepted an offer to be president of NBC. Silverman had developed shows like Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Charlie’s Angels and Three’s Company to earn ABC its highest ratings ever. His magic, however, didn’t work as well at NBC. Silverman’s Waterloo, so to speak, was a most expensive TV bomb: Super Train, starring Steve Lawrence. Grant Tinker replaced Silverman and took the Peacock Network to number one in a few years. Silverman went on to become one of Hollywood’s top, independent producers.Ref: 4
1978 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie".Ref: 5
1980*Super Bowl XIV is the 12th highest rated non-series show with an audience of 46.3%.Ref: 34
1985*Super Bowl XIX is the 10th highest rated non-series show with an audience of 46.4%.Ref: 34
1986 New footage of the 1931 horror classic, Frankenstein, was found. It depicted the monster, played by Boris Karloff, throwing a girl into a lake and showed a hypodermic needle in the monster’s arm! The scenes had been cut because they were considered too shocking for the 1930’s theatre crowd. They have since been put back in and the film has been rereleased.Ref: 4
1987*Rhino Records first #1-Billy Vera & the Beaters' "At This Moment".Ref: 5
1990*Roseann Barr and Tom Arnold marry.Ref: 24
1991*"Black & Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City NY after 829 performances.Ref: 5
1991*"Les Miserables" opens at Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles.Ref: 5
1991*"Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY or 45 performances.Ref: 5
1991*"Shogun The Musical" closes at Marquis Theater New York City NY after 72 performances.Ref: 5
1991*13th UCP Telethon.Ref: 5
1995*"Love! Valor! Compassion!" opens at Walter Kerr New York City NY for 276 performances.Ref: 5
1996*WPAT FM New York City NY radio station switches to English-Spanish format, is born.Ref: 5
1998*Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas, Eagles.Ref: 5
1998*Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tuesday night programmingRef: 5
1586*Johann Hermann Schein German composer (Fontana d'Israel), is born.Ref: 5
1622*Susanna van Baerle Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns, is born.Ref: 5
1628*Henry Cromwell, English, brief ruler of Ireland, is born.Ref: 70
1654*Michiel de Swaen South Netherlands physician/poet, is born.Ref: 5
1669*Birth of Susannah Annesley, "Mother of Methodism." Born the 25th child in her family, she married Samuel Wesley in 1689 and bore him 19 children, the last two being John (1703) and Charles (1707) Wesley., is born.Ref: 5
1681*Francesco Bartolomeo Conti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1703*Joseph-Hector Fiocco composer, is born.Ref: 5
1716*Carlos III king of Naples/Spain (1759-88) Pompei/Jesuits, is born.Ref: 5
1716*Jean-Jacques Barthélemy French historical writer (Greek Antiquity), is born.Ref: 5
1732*(Declaration of Independence) Richard Henry Lee, farmer, American revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Westmoreland County, VA.Ref: 2
1734*(Declaration of Independence) Robert Morris,US merchant, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Liverpool, England. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1743*Pascal Boyer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1760*Charles III king of Spain (1759-88), is born.Ref: 5
1761*Giovanni Domenico Perotti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1762*Jerome-Joseph de Momigny composer, is born.Ref: 5
1763*Theobald Wolfe Tone Irish patriot, is born.Ref: 5
1775*Andre-Marie Ampere Lyon France, discovered electromagnetism, is born.Ref: 5
1782*Johan B J F S archduke of Austria, is born.Ref: 5
1806*Nathaniel Willis writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Magazine), is born.Ref: 5
1809*Sebastian de Iradier Spanish composer (La Paloma), is born.Ref: 5
1812*Ralph Pomeroy Buckland Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892, is born.Ref: 5
1813*Jacon Gartner Lauman Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867, is born.Ref: 5
1820*Anne J. Clough, English educator/feminist, is born.Ref: 2
1820*Anne Jemima Clough England, promoted higher education for women, is born.Ref: 5
1831*Pieter J Joubert General (South Africa), is born.Ref: 5
1843*Pierre-Paul Cambon French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London), is born.Ref: 5
1844*Johan Peter Selmer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1847*W R Pettiford Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank), is born.Ref: 5
1865*Friedrich A H von Waldeck brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck, is born.Ref: 5
1866*Richard Le Gallienne English writer (Maker of Gainborg), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Wilhelm Schäfer German writer (Ein Totschläger), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu composer, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Charles A Ellwood US, sociologist/psychologist, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Johannes V Jensen Denmark, novelist/poet/essayist (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Johannes Jenson, Danish novelist/essayist, is born.Ref: 70
1877*Ruth St Denis Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Birth of Albert S. Reitz, American Baptist evangelist and clergyman. He published over 100 hymns during his lifetime. Of these, the one best remembered today is "Teach Me to Pray, Lord.", is born.Ref: 5
1883*Betram Home Ramsay English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces, is born.Ref: 5
1884*A[braham P] Merritt US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Mischa Elman Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Roscoe Ates, Grange MS, actor (Deputy Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Bessy Colman, first African American aviator, is born.Ref: 2
1893*Kaj Birket-Smith Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Harold L Gray creator (Little Orphan Annie), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Walter Hamor Piston Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Eva A Jessye US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Comedian George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum in NY City.Ref: 68
1896*Rolfe Sedan New York City NY, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Elmer R Diktonius Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Mae Busch Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Colin Clive [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Alexander Tcherepnin St Petersburg Russia, composer, is born.Ref: 68
1899*Kenjiro Takayanagi Vice President (JVC)Ref: 5
1900*Boris Semyonovich Shekhter composer, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Doris Deane Wisconsin, entertainer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Leon Ames Portland Indiana, actor (Mr Ed, Father of the Bride), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Sybil Marion Rosenfeld theatre historian, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Theodore Brameld author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Alexandra Danilova Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Renato Caccioppoli Italian mathematician/grandson of Bakunin, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Roy Welensky Premier (Rhodesia/Nyasaland 1956-63), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Paula Wessely Austrian actress/producer (Masquerade), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Wilfred Conwell Bain composer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Abram Hill director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Joy Adamson naturalist/author (Born Free), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Ennio Porrino composer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Nina Verchinina dancer choreographer/teacher, is born.Ref: 5
1910 Lauritz Lauritzen German politician, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Christopher Casson Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Wensley Pithey Cape Town South Africa, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike), is born.Ref: 5
1915 Joe Hitchcock darts player (leader of St Dunstan's Four), is born.Ref: 5
1915*C W Ceram [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Jopie [Johan A] Pengel premier of Suriname (1963-69), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Walter Bartley biochemist, is born.Ref: 5
1918*In Russia, following the Bolshevik Revolution, all church property was confiscated and all religious instruction in the schools was abolished., is born.Ref: 5
1919*Alex Nicol Ossining NY, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Royalton Kisch British conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Stepan Lucky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*DeForest Kelley actor: Dr Leonard McCoy-Star Trek series, Apache Uprising, The Law and Jake Wade, Gunfight at O.K. Corral, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Fear in the Night; is born in Atlanta GA.Ref: 68
1920*Federico Fellini Rimini Italy, director (8½, Satyricon, La Dolce Vita), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Peter Clemoes anglo-Saxon scholar, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Richard John Copeland Atkinson archaeologist, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Sam M Gibbons (Representative-D-FL, 1963- ), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Bernt Engelmann Germany, writer, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Ray Anthony, Pennsylvania, orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Lord James Hanson English industrialist/House of Lords (Conservative), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Slim Whitman singer: Indian Love Call, Secret Love, Rose-Marie, Cattle Call, More Than Yesterday, Guess Who, Something Beautiful [To Remember]; has sold 70,000,000 records worldwide, is born.Ref: 4
1924*Yvonne Loriod Houilles France, pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1925*E Cardenal writer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Edwin Gordon New York City NY, VOA correspondent, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Eugen Gomringer writer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*George Connol NFL Hall-of-Famer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Patricia Neal Packard KY, actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Robert L Van Citters cardiology/advisory panelist/UW dean, is born.Ref: 5
1926*David Eugene Tudor Philadelphia PA, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Michael Higgins Brooklyn NY, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Geoffrey WT Atkins British World Champion racket player (1954-72), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Olivier Strebelle Belgian sculptor/ceramist, is born.Ref: 5
1927 Robert Orben, is born.Ref: 10
1928*Lionel Hebert golf champion: PGA [1957]; is born.Ref: 4
1928*Peter Donat Kentville Nova Scotia, actor (Flamingo Road, Different Story), is born.Ref: 5
1928*William Berger Austria, actress (Adventure of Hercules), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Arte Johnson Chicago IL, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Buzz (Edwin E) Aldrin Jr. astronout: Gemini 12 [Nov 11, 1966]: made then-record 5.5 hour space walk; Apollo 11: one of first trio of American men to land on the moon [July 16, 1969], is born in Montclair NJ.Ref: 4
1931*Fireball (Edward) Roberts stock car driver: Daytona 500 winner [1962]; died July 2, 1964 from injuries sustained May 24 during the World 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Sawako Ariyoshi Japanese writer (Compound Pollution, Doctor's Wife), is born.Ref: 5
1931 Thomas Roy Garrett museum curator, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Earl Grant singer: [At] The End [Of a Rainbow], Ebb Tide; killed in car crash June 11, 1970Ref: 4
1933*Ron Townson St Louis MO, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Up Up & Away), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Comedian Arte Johnson is born.Ref: 4
1934*Camilo (Alberto Lus) Pascual ‘Little Potato’: baseball: pitcher: Washington Nationals, Washington Senators [all-star: 1959, 1960], Minnesota Twins [World Series: 1965/all-star: 1961, 1962, 1964/AL strikeout leader: 1963 (202 in 18 games)], Cincinnati Reds, LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Tom Baker actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Buddy Blake (Buddy Cunningham) recording artist: recorded for Sun Records as B.B. Cunningham and Buddy Blake; record executive: Cover Record Co., Sam Phillips’ Holiday Inn label, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Milt Plum football: Detroit Lions QB, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Eldred G Maduro minister (Netherlands Antilles), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Dorothy Provine Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Murle Lindstrom Breer golf: U.S. Women’s Open Champion: 1962, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe Indian astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Jorge Peixinho composer, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Carol Heiss skater: five women’s world titles for figure skating [1956-1960], Olympic silver medal [1956], Olympic gold medal [1960]; married 1956 men’s gold medalist Hayes Jenkins, is born in New York City NY.Ref: 4
1941*Ron Townson singer: group: The 5th Dimension: Up Up and Away, Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, One Less Bell to Answer, [Last Night] I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All; is born.Ref: 5
1942*Slim Whitman yodeler/country singer (Home on the Range), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Roeland HG "Roel" van Duyn Dutch Provo politician, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Isao Okano Japan, middleweight judo (Olympics-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Eddie Shah English publisher (Today, Post), is born.Ref: 5
1944 Lieven Soete Dutch publicist (Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Peter Beckwith English real estate developer/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Eric Stewart guitarist: group: Mindbenders: Game of Love; Hotlegs then 10cc: Donna, I’m Not in Love, The Things We Do for Love, is born.Ref: 4
1946*David Lynch Missoula MT, actor/director (Blue Velvet, Dune, Eraserhead, Twin Peaks), is born.Ref: 5
1947*George Grantham drummer: group: Poco: Crazy Eyes, A Good Feelin’ to KnowRef: 4
1947*Malcolm McLaren founded rock group (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Jerry L Ross Indiana, Lieutenant-Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74, 88), is born.Ref: 5
1948 Anatoly Shcharansky Soviet human rights activist/émigré, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Melvyn John Pritchard England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Kieron Walsh academic, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Henk Batenburgh cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev Russian cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Paul Stanley (Eisen) singer: formed group: Kiss [the clown]: Rock and Roll All Nite, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Ian Hill bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Joe Doherty Ireland, IRA activist (jailed in US), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Michael Anthony rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman, Jump, 1984), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Bill Maher TV host, commentator: Politically Incorrect, is born.Ref: 4
1956*John McNally Naha Okinawa, US rapid fire pistol (Olympics-84, 88, 92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1956*John Phillips Naber Evanston IL, swimmer (Olympics-4 gold/silver-76), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Leonard C Clements Cherry Point NC, PGA golfer (1994 Bob Hope-2nd), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Lorenzo Lamas Los Angeles CA, actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Lea Antonoplis West Covina CA, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Scott Fisher San Jose CA, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Ozzie Guillen Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chicago White Sox), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Roger Smith Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Ron Harper NBA guard (Chicago Bulls), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Victoria Sellers London England, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords), is born.Ref: 5
1965*John Michael Montgomery country singer: CMA Single of the Year [I Swear: 1994], ACM Song of the Year [I Love The Way You Love Me: 1994], is born.Ref: 4
1965*Brad Brink US baseball pitcher (San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Tia Carrere Honolulu HI, actress (Wayne's World, General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Bert Weidner NFL guard (Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Chris Morris NBA forward (Utah Jazz), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Rich Gannon NFL quarterback (Kansas City Chiefs), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Tracii Guns rock guitarist (LA Guns-It's Over Now), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Stacey Dash actress: Clueless, Moving, Mo’ Money, Renaissance Man, Cold Around the Heart, Illegal in Blue, The Strip, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Joe Pasquale rocker (Prey), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Mark Stepnoski NFL center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Stacey Dash Bronx NY, actress (Dionne-Clueless), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Nick Anderson NBA guard/forward (Orlando Magic), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Tia Marie Zorne Las Vegas NV, Miss America-Nevada (1990), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Andre Romal Cason Virginia Beach VA, 100m runner, is born.Ref: 5
1969*Melissa Rivers New York City NY, TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Anita St Rose Miss Great Britain-Universe (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Dennis Hulshof soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Deon Figures cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Marvin Benard Bluefields Nicaragua, outfielder (San Francisco Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Rob Gaudreau Lincoln, NHL center (Ottawa Senators), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ron Carpenter NFL/WLAF safety (New York Jets, Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Skeet Ulrich actor (Scream), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Terry Kirby NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Thomas "Tom" Murray Buffalo NY, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Alan Young NFL defensive end (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Andrei Skabelka NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Johnny Mitchell NFL tight end (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Karin Smith Miss Minnesota USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Alcides Catanho NFL outside linebacker (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Eddie Kennison wide receiver (St Louis Rams), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jalen Rose NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Calvin Harrison Orlando Florida, 200m/400m runner, is born.Ref: 5
1974*Rae Carruth wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1991*Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic, is born.Ref: 5
1995*Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record).Ref: 5
250*St Fabianus Pope (236-50)/saint, dies.Ref: 5
820*Abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i Islamic (Book of Mother), dies.Ref: 5
842*Theophilus Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies.Ref: 5
882*Louis II/III the Younger German king (876-82), dies.Ref: 5
1479*John II king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1569*-Miles Coverdale English bible translator Great bible, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1606*Severn Estuary floods London; 2,000 die.Ref: 10
1612*Rudolf II von Habsburg emperor of Germany (1576-1612), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1639*Mustapha I sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies.Ref: 5
1666*Anna of Austria queen of France/daughter of Philip III, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1691*Christian de Placker composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1713*Pavao Vitezovic Croatian historian, dies.Ref: 5
1727*John van Bylevelt Catholic apostle, dies.Ref: 5
1745*Charles VII Albert German emperor (1742-45), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1779*David Garrick Shakespearean actor, playwright; dies at age 61.Ref: 4
1779*John Burman Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1789*Johann Christoph Oley composer, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1798*Christian Cannabich German composer/royal chaplain master, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1813*C M Wieland writer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1819*Carlos IV King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70.Ref: 68
1830*Michal Bogdanowicz composer, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1837*John Soane English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1838*Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1848*Christian VIII of Denmark dies and is succeeded by Frederick VII.Ref: 17
1857*Edward Francis Fitzwilliam composer, dies at 32.Ref: 5
1859*B v Arnim writer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1859*Bettina Brentano composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1870*"City of Boston" vanishes at sea with all 177 aboard.Ref: 5
1875*Jean Francois Millet, French painter, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1882*John Linnell British painter/miniaturist/engraver, dies.Ref: 5
1890*Franz Paul Lachner composer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1891*David Kalakahua emperor of Hawaii, dies.Ref: 5
1894*Helen Almira Shafer, American educator; president of Wellesley College (1888-94), dies at age 54.Ref: 70
1896*Heinrich M von Battenberg German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37.Ref: 5
1900*John Ruskin English writer/critic (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of influenza at 81.Ref: 5
1900*Richard D Blackmore English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1905*Stanislaw Pilinski composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1914*Emil Liebling composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1914*Henry Southwick Perkins composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1920*Robert E. Peary explorer: discoverer of the North Pole, Greenland, and the Melville meteorite; died Jan 20, 1920Ref: 4
1936*King George V of Britain dies at 70, succeeded by Edward VIII.Ref: 68
1943*Giacomo Benvenuti composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1947*Josh Gibson, called the "Black Babe Ruth," was considered the greatest hitter of the black baseball leagues in the United States, before blacks were allowed to play in the major leagues, dies at age 35 of a brain tumor.Ref: 1
1947*(Prohibition) Andrew Volstead, American Congressman from Minnesota (1903-23); introduced National Prohibition Act, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1949*Josephus T J Cuypers architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1952*Arthur Farwell composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1957*James Connolly first Olympic winner (1896) since Barasdates (369 CE), dies.Ref: 5
1959*Carl Switzer actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31.Ref: 5
1960*Matt Moore actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1962*Robinson Jeffers poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1964*Jan Rychlik composer, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1965*Alan Freed disc jockey credited with coining the term "rock'n'roll": WJW, Cleveland, WINS & WABC, NY: The Moondoggy Show; fired on air at WABC for alleged involvement in the payola scandal of the late 1950s; dies in Palm Springs, CA.Ref: 4
1971*Gilbert M Anderson actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1973*Amilcar L Cabral fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51.Ref: 5
1974*Edmund Blunden British poet/critic, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1975*Franz André Belgian conductor, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1982*7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor KY.Ref: 5
1982*Stanley Holloway, British actor, dies at age 91.Ref: 70
1984*Actor ("Tarzan") Peter John (Johnny) Weissmuller dies after a series of strokes in Acapulco at 79.Ref: 5
1984*Jackie Wilson rocker, dies at 49 from a heart attack.Ref: 5
1985*Jo Juda Dutch musician, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1985*Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27ºF (-33ºC) in Chicago).Ref: 5
1988*Philippe de Rothschild, Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 86.Ref: 5
1989*Beatrice Lillie, English comedienne; starred in British and American revues (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at age 94.Ref: 70
1990*Actress Barbara Stanwyck (Ruby Stevens), actress (Big Valley), dies in Santa Monica, CA, at age 82.Ref: 5
1990*Miloslav Istvan composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1990*Naruhiko Higashikuni, Japanese imperial prince/prime minister, dies at age 102.Ref: 70
1991*Bill Riordon US tennis promoter (Jimmy Connors), dies.Ref: 5
1991*Louis Seigner actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87.Ref: 5
1992 Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna Secretary-General of Arab League (1952-72), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Roberto d'Aubuisson leader of El Salvador, dies.Ref: 5
1993*Audrey Hepburn (Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston) actress (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer in Tolochenaz, Switzerland at age 63.Ref: 68
1993*Joseph Anthony [Deuster] US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1993*Mercer McCleod entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86.Ref: 5
1994*Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Kenyan Vice-President (1963-66), dies at about 81.Ref: 5
1994*Matt Busby Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1994*Robert B Fiske Jr is appointed to investigate President and Mrs Clinton's Arkansas land deals. (XDG, p 4A, 1/20/2004)Ref: 83
1995*John Halas Hungarian/US cartoonist (Animal Farm), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1995*Mehdi Bazargan director Iranian oil corp/premier (1979), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1995 Robert Shaw, town planner, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1996*Buster Benton singer/guitarist, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1996*David Robin Francis Guy Greville 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1996 Ellis Hillman politician, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1996*Gerald Joseph Mulligan baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1996*Liesbeth Askonas concert agent, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1996*Peter Stadlen pianist/critic, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1996 Sidney Korshak lawyer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1997*Curt (Curtis Charles) Flood baseball: Cincinnati Redlegs, SL Cardinals [World Series: 1964, 1967, 1968/all-star: 1964, 1966, 1968], Washington Senators; dies of throat cancer at age 59.Ref: 4
1997*Rhythm-and-blues singer Ron Holden, best known for his hit single Love You So, died in Mexico at age 57. Love You So was Holden’s only hit, reaching number seven on Billboard June 13, 1960.Ref: 4
1997*Edith Haisman the oldest survivor of Titanic, dies at 100.Ref: 5
1997*Vladimir Yamnikov owner (Kristall vodka), dies of cirrhosis at 56.Ref: 5
1998*Zevulun Hammer Vice PM of Israel, diesRef: 5
2000*Don Abney jazz pianist, studio musician; dies.Ref: 4
2002*A 4.7 earthquate kills several in Democratic Republic of the Congo.Ref: 85
2002*The bullet-riddled body of Celso Daniel, mayor of San Andre, Brazil (an industrial suburb of Sao Paulo), is found on the side of a highway 35 miles south of Sao Paulo with 18 bullet wounds. He had been abducted on the 18th. (The Columbus Dispatch, p A16, 1/21/2002) 
2002*Carrie Hamilton, actress, writer, daughter of Carol Burnett, dies of cancer at age 38. (The Columbus Dispatch, p A16, 1/21/2002) 
2003*Pollster Burns W (Bud) Roper dies in Cape Cod MA at age 77. (XDG, p 4A, 1/20/2004)Ref: 83
2003*Al Hirschfeld, artist known for his caricatures of theatre personalities, dies in New York City at age 99. (TWA, 2004).Ref: 95
2004*George Woodbridge, illustrator for Mad Magazine for nearly 50 years, dies at age 73 of emphysema. (XDG, p 3A, 1/23/2004)Ref: 83

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