Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
January 29th

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993*St. Ulrich, who lived c.890-973, and was Bishop of Augsburg from 923, was canonized at a Lateran Synod. With this action by Pope John XV, St. Ulrich became the first individual in Roman Catholic history formally elevated to sainthood.Ref: 5
1523*Sermon of Constanz Zwingli defends 67 Schlussreden.Ref: 5
1536*Anne Boleyn, wife of King Henry VIII, gives birth to a still born son. 
1635*Academie Francaise is formally established in Paris by Cardinal Richelieu.Ref: 17
1676*Fjodor Aleksejevitsj becomes czar of Russia.Ref: 5
1732*Paris churchyard Saint-Médard closed after Jansenistic ritual.Ref: 5
1801*The first Northwest Territorial legislature adjourns at Chillicothe OH.Ref: 55
1802*John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress.Ref: 5
1820*George IV takes throne of England on death of his insane father George III.Ref: 17
1834*President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute.Ref: 5
1839*Charles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood.Ref: 5
1848 Sicily accepts new Constitution (choose parliament/freedom of press).Ref: 5
1850*Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill on slavery which included the admission of CA into the Union as a free state.Ref: 70
1857*The Victoria Cross is instituted by Queen Victoria.Ref: 17
1860*American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX.Ref: 5
1861*(new state) Kansas is admitted as the 34th state.Ref: 70
1872*Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina.Ref: 5
1879*Custer Battlefield National Monument, Montana established.Ref: 5
1903*Dutch railroad workers strike.Ref: 5
1908*Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, at Cornell University, incorporates.Ref: 5
1912*Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence MA.Ref: 5
1913*Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates.Ref: 5
1919*(Prohibition) The 18th amendment, prohibition of liquor, was proclaimedRef: 5
1920*Walt Disney starts first job as an artist; $40 week with Kansas City Slide Co.Ref: 5
1921*Hurricane hits Washington & Oregon.Ref: 5
1921*The Congregational Holiness Church was formally organized, following a split the previous year with the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Headquartered today in Griffin, GA, most CHC churches are located in the Southeast US.Ref: 5
1922 Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved.Ref: 5
1925*British Liberals choose David Lloyd George as party leader.Ref: 5
1926*Violette Neatley Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.Ref: 2
1927 4th German government of Marx forms.Ref: 5
1929*Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization forms.Ref: 5
1931*Winston Churchill resigns as Stanley Baldwin's aide.Ref: 2
1934*Dillinger flies by chartered plane to Douglas, Arizona, to make American Airways connection. He leaves Douglas at 11:40 p.m., makes stops in Dallas, Fort Worth, Little Rock, Memphis and St. Louis. Lands at Midway Airport, Chicago, at 6 p.m. Jan. 30.Ref: 42
1939*Robert Oppenheimer hears about the discovery of fission, within a few minutes he realizes that excess neutrons must be emitted, and that it might be possible to build a bomb.Ref: 91
1940*The W. Atlee Burpee Seed Company displayed the first tetraploid flowers at the New York City Flower Show; and a marigold treated with colchicine produced a flower 1-1/2 times its original size.Ref: 4
1942 Peru & Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determination).Ref: 5
1949*The ship, The Newport News, was commissioned as the first air-conditioned naval ship -- in Virginia.Ref: 4
1949 Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand & Switzerland recognize Israel.Ref: 5
1950*Riots break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the policy of Apartheid.Ref: 2
1958*Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming.Ref: 5
1959*Heavy rainfall (3.4" to 5.6") in Greene County OH causes flooding.Ref: 56
1961*Britain is refused entry into the common marketRef: 62
1967*Pope Paul VI and Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny conferred at the Vatican in the first meeting in history between a Roman Catholic pontiff and the head of a Communist state.Ref: 5
1968 Nauru adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1970*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakstan/Semipalatinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1976*Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire.Ref: 5
1979*(Patty Hearst) President Jimmy Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.Ref: 2
1979*President Jimmy Carter welcomes Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to the White House, following the establishment of diplomatic relations.Ref: 70
1980*6 Iranian held US hostages escape with help of the Canadians.Ref: 5
1984*President Ronald Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.Ref: 2
1984*The Soviets issue a formal complaint against alleged U.S. arms treaty violations.Ref: 2
1985*The Dow Jones Industrial Average peaked at a new high of 1,292.62, eclipsing the record set on November 29, 1983.Ref: 4
1986*193.8 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange.Ref: 5
1986*Yoweri Museveni sworn in as President of Uganda.Ref: 5
1987*William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA.Ref: 5
1988*United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36 hours 54 minutes 15 seconds.Ref: 5
1989*Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-point loss since October 1987; index at 2,256.43.Ref: 5
1989*Episcopal church appoints first female bishop.Ref: 5
1989*L I preacher Gene Profeta pleads guilty to tax-evasion.Ref: 5
1990*Former Exxon Valdez skipper Joseph Hazelwood went on trial in Anchorage, Alaska, on charges stemming from the nation's worst oil spill.Ref: 70
1991 Nelson Mandela & Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet in Durban after 28 years.Ref: 5
1993*President Clinton told reporters he was ordering the drafting of a formal directive by July 15 to end the long-standing ban on homosexuals in the US military. (XDG, p 4A, 1/29/2003)Ref: 83
1994 Japan's Parliament approves watershed measures to stem corruption. (XDG, p 4A, 1/29/2004)Ref: 83
1994*Nelson Mandela kicks off his party's campaign for South Africa's first multiracial elections. (XDG, p 4A, 1/29/2004)Ref: 83
1999*The Senate delivered subpoenas for Monica Lewinsky and two presidential advisers for private, videotaped testimony in the impeachment trial.Ref: 70
1999*Attorney General Janet Reno rejects a special prosecutor investigation of former White House deputy chief of staff Harold Ickes. (XDG, p 4A, 1/29/2004)Ref: 83
2002*In his first State of the Union address, President GW Bush said terrorists were still threatening America. He warned that an "axis of evil' consisting of North Korea, Iraq and Iran. (XDG, p 4A, 1/29/2003)Ref: 83
2003*The Congressional Budget Office predicted the current year's federal deficit would soar to $199B even without President Bush's new tax cut plan or war against Iraq. (XDG, p 4A, 1/29/2004)Ref: 83
1886*Karl Benz receives a patent for a crude gas-fueled car in Mannhelm, Germany. Ref 
1896*Emile Grubbe is first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer.Ref: 5
1923*First flight of the autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain).Ref: 5
1924*Carl R. Taylor of Cleveland, OH -- too shy, maybe, to tell us his first name -- patents the ice cream cone rolling machine.Ref: 4
1964*Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit.Ref: 5
1984*Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched.Ref: 5
1989*USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit.Ref: 5
1990*Scientists at Bell Labs demonstrate the first all-optical processor. Ref 
1998*Soyuz TM-27 launches to MIR.Ref: 5
1574 Sea battle of Reimerswaal Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet.Ref: 5
1587 Deventer & Zutphen surrender to Spain.Ref: 5
1862*William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders attack Danville, Kentucky.Ref: 2
1863*General U.S. Grant is placed in command of the Army of the West, with orders to capture Vicksburg. 
1863*Battle at Bear River WA US Army vs Indians.Ref: 5
1864*Battle of Moorefield WV (Rosser's Raid).Ref: 5
1895 King Koko's Kopermannen assault on Akassa Niger, 100's killed.Ref: 5
1900*Boers under Joubert beat English at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed.Ref: 5
1916*(through the 29th) German Zeppelins bomb Paris and towns in England.Ref: 38
1917*English submarine K13 leaves Gaire Loch.Ref: 5
1918*The Supreme Allied Council meets at Versailles.Ref: 2
1942*German and Italian troops take Benghazi in North Africa.Ref: 2
1943*Nazis order all Gypsies arrested and sent to extermination camps.Ref: 35
1943*New Zealand's Kiwi cruiser collides with Japanese sub I-1 at Guadalcanal.Ref: 5
1944*The world's greatest warship, Missouri, is launched.Ref: 2
1944*285 German bombers attack London.Ref: 5
1967*Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.Ref: 2
1988 Talks break down between Sandinistas and Contras.Ref: 5
1991*Iraqi forces attack into Saudi Arabian town of Kafji, but are turned back by Coalition forces.Ref: 2
1900*The American Baseball League was organized -- in Philadelphia, PA. The Philadelphia Athletics, under the leadership of Connie Mack, were original members of the league. Mack managed the team for fifty years.Ref: 4
1901*The American League drafted a 140-game schedule and declared itself to be a second Major League after the league's one-year agreement with the National League expired.Ref: 86
1906 Coen de King skates world record time 32,370 km.Ref: 5
1936*Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus (John P.) Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson were the first players to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 4
1948*Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, & Phillies $500 each for signing high school players.Ref: 5
1951*Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million.Ref: 5
1955*John William Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962).Ref: 5
1957*Due to the start of coast to coast travel, major league baseball considers a plan creating a player pool to be used in the event of a plane crash.Ref: 1
1958*Driving home from his liquor store in Harlem, Roy Campanella breaks his neck when his car hit a telephone pole in an early morning auto accident on Long Island. The 36- year old Dodger catcher, who has won three MVPs awards (1951, '53, '55) will be paralyzed for the remainder of his life.Ref: 1
1958*Stan Musial breaks a National League mark signing with the Cardinals for six figures ($100,000).Ref: 1
1960*The family feud continues in Chicago as a court rules in favor of Charles Comiskey's sister, Dorothy Rigney, allowing her sell her White Sox shares to Bill Veeck. Comiskey had brought suit in order to gain control of the club.Ref: 1
1961*Bill Hamilton and Max Carey are voted into the Hall of Fame by the veterans committee.Ref: 1
1961 US female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen.Ref: 5
1961 US male Figure Skating championship won by Bradley Lord.Ref: 5
1963*James H. Johnston, James H. Lemon, and George M. Bunker buy out Quesada and four others to become majority owners of the Washington Senators.Ref: 86
1963*Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas are the first members elected to the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.Ref: 5
1964*NBC-TV agreed to pay $36 million for the broadcast rights to the American Football League games during the 1965-1969 seasons. Not that they had much choice. CBS had already locked in the National Football Conference.Ref: 4
1964*9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria.Ref: 5
1964*Most lopsided high-school basketball score-211-29 (Louisiana).Ref: 5
1966 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming.Ref: 5
1966 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen.Ref: 5
1967*Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1967 Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ.Ref: 5
1968*Coach Adolph Rupp of the Kentucky Wildcats notches win #772 and became the winningest coach in college basketball history, as Kentucky beats Mississippi.Ref: 4
1972*5th ABA All-Star Game East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville.Ref: 5
1974*27th NHL All-Star Game West beat East 6-4 at Chicago.Ref: 5
1978*Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1979*9th NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 13-7.Ref: 5
1980*Cleveland Cavaliers beat Los Angeles Lakers 154-153 in quadruple OT.Ref: 5
1981*An ownership group headed by Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn purchased the Chicago White Sox from a group headed by Bill Veeck.Ref: 86
1982*Old Dominion ends Los Angeles Tech's women's basketball record 54-game win streak.Ref: 5
1982*Wayne Garland, baseball first millionaire free agent, waived by Indians.Ref: 5
1984*34th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver.Ref: 5
1984*NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 45-3.Ref: 5
1984*Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek.Ref: 5
1985*Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th point of season in game 39.Ref: 5
1987*Lisa files for separation from husband New York Met Darryl Strawberry.Ref: 5
1988*Kirk Gibson signs a three-year deal with the Dodgers. The former Tiger outfielder is the only one of the seven no-risk free agents to go to a new team.Ref: 1
1988*Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15.Ref: 5
1988*Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938).Ref: 5
1989*Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt.Ref: 5
1989*77th Australian Open Men Tennis Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62).Ref: 5
1989*Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1989*Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use New York Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129.Ref: 5
1989*NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 34-3.Ref: 5
1989*Orlando Arena opens.Ref: 5
1994*Ulrike Maier olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 26.Ref: 5
1995*Super Bowl XXIX: San Francisco 49, San Diego 26, at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami. Ref 
1995*The San Francisco 49ers became the first team in NFL history to win five Super Bowl titles, beating the San Diego Chargers 49-26.Ref: 70
1999*Citing shoulder injuries, five-time all-star Jimmy Key retires from baseball. The 37-year old lefty appeared in the playoffs with all the teams he played which included the Blue Jays, Yankees and Orioles.Ref: 1
1999*Sam Pollack retires as Chairman and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays but continues to serve as Senior Chairman and Director of the Toronto Blue Jays. Allan Chapin appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors.Ref: 86
2002*The Astros sign Lance Berkman (.331, 34, 126) to a $10.5 million, three-year contract. The All star outfielder had 94 extra-base hits last season, the most ever by a switch-hitter in major league history.Ref: 1
1728*John Gays' "Beggar's Opera" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1781*Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres, Munich.Ref: 5
1813 Jane Austin publishes Pride and Prejudice.Ref: 2
1845*The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, is published for the first time in the New York Evening Mirror. Poe took the pen name, Quarles, in signing the poem.Ref: 4
1937*Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra waxed the famous Song of India on Victor Records.Ref: 4
1942 BBC Radio's "Desert Island Disks,"first broadcast; celebrates 60th anniversary 2002.Ref: 5
1943*Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1945 Lionel Barrymore became host of the Lux Radio Theatre on radio this day. Actually, he replaced the previous host. Some guy named Cecil B. DeMille.Ref: 4
1947*Arthur Miller's "All My Sons"opens on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre in New York City.Ref: 5
1948*"Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City NY for 188 performances.Ref: 5
1951*Liz Taylor's first divorce (Conrad Hilton Jr).Ref: 5
1951*"Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater New York City NY for 56 performances.Ref: 5
1953 First movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres.Ref: 5
1954 Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis" premieres in Cologne.Ref: 5
1956 One of the last of radio’s popular series programs, Indictment, debuted. The program, on CBS radio, stayed on the air for three years.Ref: 4
1956 F Dürrenmatt's "Der Besuch der Alten Dame" premieres in Zürich.Ref: 5
1957*Graham Greene's "Potting Shed" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1958*Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married.Ref: 70
1959*Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released.Ref: 5
1964*Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand" & "Sie Leibt Dich".Ref: 5
1964 Stanley Kubrick's "Dr Strangelove" premieres.Ref: 5
1966*"Sweet Charity" opens on Broadway at the Palace Theatre.Ref: 17
1967*"Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson New York City NY after 107 performances.Ref: 5
1969*Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars.Ref: 5
1973*Johnny Rivers received a gold record for the hit single, Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu. As is tradition, Rivers removed the fragile gold disk from the wooden frame and, as he was putting it on his stereo, had a ferocious sneezing fit and never did find out how his song sounded in solid gold.Ref: 4
1975*"Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater New York City NY for 5 performances.Ref: 5
1975*First Annual Comedy Awards of the Year hosted by Alan King.Ref: 5
1977*Rose Royce earned the #1 spot on the music charts with Car Wash, from the movie of the same name.Ref: 4
1979*Emerson, Lake & Palmer disband after 10 years together.Ref: 5
1983*"Down Under" by Men At Work hit #1 on UK pop chart.Ref: 5
1983*40th Golden Globes Gandhi, ET & Tootsie win.Ref: 5
1984*Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman.Ref: 5
1987 The famous smile of Mona Lisa, according to Physician’s Weekly, was caused by a “...facial paralysis resulting from a swollen nerve behind the ear.”Ref: 4
1991*"Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater New York City NY after 320 performances.Ref: 5
1996*23rd American Music Award Garth Brooks wins.Ref: 5
1996*6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line".Ref: 5
1998*"Capeman" opens at Marquis Theater New York City NY.Ref: 5
1998*Singer Bobby Brown found guilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale FL.Ref: 5
1499*Birth of Katherine von Bora, the former German nun who became Martin Luther's wife in 1525 when he was 41 and she 26. During their 21-year marriage, Katie bore Martin 3 sons and 3 daughters. Her death in 1552 followed six years after her husband's in 1546.Ref: 5
1584 Frederik Hendrik count of Nassau/Prince of Orange, is born.Ref: 5
1688*Emanuel Swedenborg Sweden, religious leader (Angelic Wisdom), is born.Ref: 5
1689*Hubert K Poot Dutch poet, is born.Ref: 5
1700*Daniel Bernoulli Basel Switzerland, mathematician (10 time French award), is born.Ref: 5
1703*Carlmann Kolb composer, is born.Ref: 5
1711*Giuseppe Bonno composer, is born.Ref: 5
1715*Georg Christoph Wagenseil Austrian (court)composer/pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1717*Jeffery Amherst, English/American army commander, is born.Ref: 70
1737*American revolutionary leader, political philosopher, author of "Common Sense", Thomas Paine is born.Ref: 68
1756*Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, (American Revolutionary War officer, Republican/Governor-VA)/General/cavalryman, is born.Ref: 5
1761*Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin Switzerland, US minister of Finance (1801-14), is born.Ref: 5
1763*J G Seume writer, is born.Ref: 5
1782*Daniel-François-Esprit Auber French opera composer (Fra Diavolo), is born.Ref: 5
1782*Frantiszek Tucek Scigalski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1783*Vasili A Zjukovski Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus), is born.Ref: 5
1784*Ferdinand Ries composer, is born.Ref: 5
1798*Henry Neele London, poet, is born.Ref: 5
1801*Johannes Bernardus van Bree Dutch violinist/composer (Felix Meritis), is born.Ref: 5
1803*James Outram Bulterley Hall Derbyshire, General, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Earnest E Kummer German mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1821*Isaac Ferdinand Quinby Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Franklin Gardner Major-General (Civil War-fought at Shiloh & Port Hudson), is born.Ref: 5
1824*Karl von Perfall composer, is born.Ref: 5
1836*Benjamin Franklin Potts Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887, is born.Ref: 5
1836*James Meech Warner Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1897, is born.Ref: 5
1843*The 25th president of the United States, William McKinley, is born in Niles, Ohio.Ref: 68
1850*Lawrence Hargrave inventor (box kite), is born.Ref: 5
1850*Ebenezer Howard London, pioneer of garden cities, is born.Ref: 5
1852*Frederick Hymen Cowen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1852*Ion Luca Caragiale Romanian actor/playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), is born.Ref: 5
1854*Willem PC Knuttel Dutch bibliographer/librarian, is born.Ref: 5
1860*Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard), is born.Ref: 5
1862*Frederick Delius, English/French composer, is born in Bradford, England.Ref: 70
1864*Adolf Philipp composer, is born.Ref: 5
1866*Romain Rolland France, French novelist/dramatist (Jean-Christophe) (Nobel 1915), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Spain, writer (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), is born.Ref: 5
1869*Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov composer, is born.Ref: 5
1871*Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco composer, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Luigi A duke of the Abruzzes, Italy, explorer/climber (Mt St Elias), is born.Ref: 5
1874*John David Rockefeller Jr Cleveland OH, philanthropist, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Robert Lach composer, is born.Ref: 5
1876*Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1876*Havergal Brian Dresden Staffordshire, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Barney Oldfield is born in Wauseon OH. Credits: Indpls Speedway Hall of Famer: the first American to drive a mile in a minute [1903]; testimonial for Firestone tires: “My only life insurance.”Ref: 68
1880*Claude William Dukenfield (better known as W.C. Fields) is born in Philadelphia PA.Ref: 68
1884*Juhan Aavic composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Leadbelly (Huddie William Ledbetter) American guitarist, blues singer, songwriter: The Rock Island Line, The Midnight Special, Goodnight Irene; is born in Mooringsport LA.Ref: 68
1887*Albert Conti Trieste Austria, actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Francisco Santiago composer, is born.Ref: 5
1889*Rudolf Mauersberger composer, is born.Ref: 5
1890*Marguerite Canal composer, is born.Ref: 5
1891*R N Williams II tennis champ (US Open-1914), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Clifford Gray US, bobsled (Olympics-gold-1928), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Edric Cundell composer, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Martian Negrea composer, is born.Ref: 5
1898*Fernand Quinet Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Karl Bjarnhof Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)Ref: 5
1900*Marco Tajcevic composer, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Willem F K Hussem Dutch painter/poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Allen B DuMont inventor (perfected commercial practical cathode ray tube), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Cornelis H Edelman Dutch geologist, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Barnett Newmann US painter (postpainterly abstraction), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Joe Primeau Hockey Hall of Fame player and coach: Toronto Maple Leafs: only coach to win Memorial Cup, Allan Cup and Stanley Cup; died May 14, 1989Ref: 4
1906*Franciscus Hin Holland, yachtsman (Olympics-gold-1920), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Adam Clayton Powell (Representative-D-NY, 1945-70), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Alan Marshal Sydney Australia, actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Tonypandy Viscount, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Henri Queffélec French writer (Au bout du monde), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Paul Hodder-Williams publisher, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Bernard Herrmann New York City NY, composes film music, is born.Ref: 5
1911*George Burns British Major-General, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Professor Irwin Corey Brooklyn NY, comedian (Car Wash, Doc), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Jacob "Jaap" Balk journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Frederic Ramsey Jr folklorist/author, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Halfdan Rasmussen Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Victor (John) Mature actor: The Robe, Samson and Delilah, The Las Vegas Story, Song of the Islands, After the Fox; is born in Louisville KY.Ref: 68
1916*Barbara Skelton writer, is born.Ref: 5
1917*John Raitt Santa Ana CA, actor/singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), is born.Ref: 5
1918*John Forsythe (Freund) actor: Bachelor Father, Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty, To Rome with Love, The Powers That Be, See How They Run, The Miss and Missiles, The John Forsythe Show, And Justice for All, Scrooged; TV host: I Witness Video, is born in New Jersey.Ref: 4
1918*Bill (William Joseph) ‘Specs’ Rigney ‘The Cricket’: baseball: NY Giants [all-star: 1948/World Series: 1951], is born.Ref: 4
1919*Norman F Simpson British playwright (One Way Pendulum), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Alec Coppen psychiatrist, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Paddy Chayefsky, US playwright (Altered States, Network, Marty), is born.Ref: 17
1924*Luigi Nono Venice Italy, composer (Canonic Variations), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Brian Trubshaw British test pilot, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Gregson Lord, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Anthony George Endicott NY, actor (Untouchables, Checkmate), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Lane of Horsell Lord, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Pier Tania (Meinte Piet) radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Abdus Salam theoretical physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Edward Abbey US author (Desert Solitaire), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Bengt Hambraeus composer, is born.Ref: 5
1928 Marinus Peijnenburg Dutch politician, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Peter Byrne actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby), is born.Ref: 5
1929*William McMillan US, rapid pistol (Olympics-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Elio Petri Italy, director (Property is no theft), is born.Ref: 5
1930*John Junkin actor/writer (A Hard Day's Night), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Leslie Bricuse English/US composer (Stop the world I want to get off), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Clyde Lord, is born.Ref: 5
1933*A C Alston bibliographer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Margaret Laird Commissioner (Third Church Estates), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Noel Harrison actor: The Best of Enemies, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., The Murder in China Basin, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Paul Gutama Soegijo composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Noel Harrison actor (Girl From UNCLE), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Malcolm Binns concert pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Bobby Scott jazz singer, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Bill Christian US, ice hockey player (Olympics-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Bobby (Donald) Bolin baseball: pitcher: SF Giants [World Series: 1962], Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Germaine Greer, Australian author, educator, is born in Melbourne Australia.Ref: 17
1939*O P Kolomitsev cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Katharine Ross actress: The Graduate, The Final Countdown, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Singing Nun, The ColbysRef: 4
1941*Bill Nelson football: Pittsburgh Steelers QB, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Claudine Longet singer: LPs: Claudine, The Look of Love, Love is Blue, Colours; actress: McHale’s Navy, Hogan’s Heroes, The Party, How to Steal An Airplane, Only One Day Left Before Tomorrow; formerly married to Andy WilliamsRef: 4
1942*Arnaldo Mendez Cuba, first Cuban in space (Soyuz 38), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Claudine Longet France, former Mrs Andy Williams/singer, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Katharine Ross Hollywood CA, actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Robin Morgan Lake Worth FL, actress (Dagmar-Mama), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38), is born.Ref: 5
1942*F R Hartley Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Richard Needham British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Katherine Ross, US actress, is born.Ref: 17
1943*Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard Abbot of Downside, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Timothy Andrew James Souster composer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Barbara Moore Wardell MO, actress (Lisa Rogers-Man From UNCLE), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Hans Plomp Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Actor Tom Selleck (who played Magnum PI) is born in Detroit MI.Ref: 17
1945*Donna Maria Caponi (Young) golf champion: U.S. Open [1969, 1970], Nabisco Dinah Shore [1980], Du Maurier Classic [1976], LPGA [1979, 1981]; sportscaster: ABC SportsRef: 4
1945*Wayne Stephenson hockey: NHL: SL Blues, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington CapitalsRef: 4
1945*James Nicholson British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1947*David Byron singer: groups: Uriah Heep: Gypsy, Salisbury, July Morning, Easy Livin’; Stalkers and Spice, is born.Ref: 4
1947 Israel Wetrin managing director (Elonex), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Michael Mavor Head Master (Rugby School), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Bill Kirchen singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Felice Taylor R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Marc Singer Vancouver Canada, actor (V, Dallas), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Tommy Ramone (Erdelyi) musician: drums: group: The Ramones: Beat on the Brat, Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Jim (James Vernon) Tyrone baseball: Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Ann Jillian (Jurate Nauseda) actress: Ann Jillian, It’s a Living, Jennifer Slept Here, Hazel, is born in Cambridge MA.Ref: 4
1950*Jody Schecter South African auto maker (World Driver's 1979), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Actress Anne Jillian (Nauseda) is born.Ref: 68
1951*Earl Howe England, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Billy Harris hockey: NHL: NY Islanders, LA Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Tommy Ramone [Thomas Erdelyi], Budapest Hungary, rock drummer/bassist [Ramones-Rock & Roll High School), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Dalila di Lazzaro Udine Italy, covergirl/model (Vogue), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Oprah Winfrey, Emmy Award-winning talk show host: Oprah Winfrey [1986, 1990-1994]; actress: The Color Purple, Native Son, The Women of Brewster Place, is born in Kosciusko MI.Ref: 4
1954*Alejandro Casañas Havana Cuba, 110m hurdler (Olympics-silver-1976, 80), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Dick Manitoba vocalist (Dictators), is born.Ref: 5
1955*John Tate US, heavyweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Irlene Mandrell Corpus Christi TX, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Jac Bico Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Judy Norton-Taylor Santa Monica CA, actress (Mary Ellen-Waltons), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Paul McGann actor (Dr Who), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Cho-Liang Lin Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia first prize), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Eddie Jackson bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence, The Warning), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Gregory Efthimos Louganis San Diego CA, champion diver (Olympics-gold-1984, 88), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Matthew Ashford Davenport IA, actor (Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Sean Kerly hockey player, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Steve Sax 2nd baseman (Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Eddie Jackson musician: bass, singer: group: Queensryche: LPs: Queensryche, The Warning, Rage for Order, Operation: Mindcrime, Empire, The Promised Land, Operation: Livecrime, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Mike Aldrete US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Nicholas Turturro Queens NY, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Michelle Bell Melrose MA, LPGA golfer (1981 Mass School Girls Champ), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Roddy Frame musician: guitar, singer, songwriter: group: Aztec Camera: Oblivious, Walk Out to Winter, All I Need is Everything, Birth of the True, Knife, Just like the USA; solo LP: Love, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Andre Reed NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1964*John Gallagher rugby league player, is born.Ref: 5
1964*John Habyan US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Dominik Hasek Pardubice Czechoslovakia, NHL goalie (Czech Olympics-Gold-98, Buffalo), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Peter Lundgren Sweden, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Tim Johnson NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1967*David Pitcher CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Khalid Skah Midelt Morocco, 5k/10k runner, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Sean Burke Windsor, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Stacey King NBA forward/center (Miami Heat), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Aeneas Williams NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Ed Burns director/actor (Brothers McMullen), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Harold Green NFL running back (Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1968*John Hudson NFL center/guard (New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Kevin Roberson US baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Flora Perfetti Faenza Italy, tennis star (1995 Futures-Reims-FRA), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Karen Fonteyne Calgary Alberta, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-silver-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Robert Young NFL player (St Louis Rams), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Heather Graham Milwaukee WI, actress (Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Scott Davis guard (Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Chris Vargas CFL quarterback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jamal Fountaine NFL defensive end (San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Hessley Hempstead NFL guard (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Scott Davis Great Falls MT, figure skater (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Darnell Stephens NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jason Schmidt Lewiston ID, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Scott Milanovich quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*David LaFleur tight end (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Jeff Mitchell corner (Baltimore Ravens), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Kris Burley Truro Nova Scotia, gymnast (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Pat Walsh WLAF Tackle (London Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Sara Gilbert (Sara Rebecca Abeles) actress: Roseanne; sister of actress Melissa Gilbert and actor Jonathan Gilbert, is born in Santa Monica CA.Ref: 4
1975*Hendrik Dreekmann Germany, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1975*Kelly Packard Glendale CA, actress (Tiffani Smith-California Dreams), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Lorraine Magwenzi Miss Zimbabwe-Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Maarten Kerkhof soccer player (Vitesse, De Graafschap), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Ilmira Shamsutdinova Miss Russia-Universe/best costume (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Martin Hohenberger hockey forward (Team Austria 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Andrew Keegan actor (Step by Step, Party of Five), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Jason James Richter Medford OR, actor (Free Willy), is born.Ref: 5
969*Peter tsar of Bulgaria (927-69), dies.Ref: 5
1559*Sir Thomas Pope English politician, benefactor, dies at about 52.Ref: 5
1663*Robert Sanderson Bishop of Lincoln (1660-63), dies.Ref: 5
1696*Ivan V co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), dies.Ref: 5
1730*Peter II, Emperor of Russia (1727-30), dies at age 14.Ref: 70
1743*André Hercule Fleury French cardinal (1726-43), dies.Ref: 5
1814*Johann G Fichte German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1820*King George III King of Great Britain and Ireland [1760-1811] during time of the American Revolutionary War against the British, dies insane at Windsor Castle at age 81. His death ends longest reign in British history; ascended throne 10/25/1760, 59 yrs 3mos.Ref: 68
1824 Louise MC countess of Albany Henegouws salon owner, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1837*Poet Alexander Pushkin dies from wounds received in a duel two days earlier, at age 38 (or February 2nd on the Gregorian (new) calendar).Ref: 4
1859*Seth Thomas, American clock manufacturer; pioneered mass production, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1879*Antonia MB Antonucci Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1888*Edward Lear, English landscape painter and poet, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1899*Alfred Sisley artist: impressionist: dies at age 59.Ref: 4
1899*Robert J Fruin Dutch historian (80-year war), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1900*King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by anarchist Gaetana Bresci. He is succeeded by his son, Victor Emmanuel III.Ref: 95
1906*Christaan IX King of Denmark (1893-1906), dies.Ref: 5
1910*Edouard Rod French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1912*Hermann Bang writer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1916*Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1917 Evelyn Baring Earl Cromer English consul-General in Egypt, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1924*Joseph Ludwig composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1928*Earl Douglas Haig, British officer, Commander-in-Chief of expeditionary forces in France, 1915-1919, dies at age 66.Ref: 17
1934*Fritz Haber German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1941*Ioannis Metaxas Greek General/dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69.Ref: 5
1942*Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal composer, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1944*William Allen White Emporia KS, editor (Pulitzer 1942), dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1946*Harry Hopkins, who organized the Works Projects Administration under President Roosevelt, dies at age 55.Ref: 70
1946*Sidney James Jones composer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1951*James Bridie [Osborne Henry Mavor], dramatist, dies.Ref: 5
1955*Hans Hedtoft premier of Denmark (1947-55), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1956*H.L. (Henry Louis) Mencken newspaper journalist, critic: Baltimore Sun; author: The Smart Set, American Mercury, The American Language; son of cigarmaker, August Mencken, dies in Baltimore MD at age 75.Ref: 4
1960*Louis Jean Heydt actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1962*Fritz Kreisler Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at age 86.Ref: 5
1963*Robert Frost four-time Pulitzer prize-winning poet: Birches, Mending Wall, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening; read The Gift Outright at inauguration of John F. Kennedy; dies at age 88Ref: 68
1964*Alan (Walbridge) Ladd actor: The Carpetbaggers, Citizen Kane, Shane, Star Spangled Rhythm, This Gun for Hire; actress Cheryl Ladd’s father-in-law [she married Alan's son David]; , dies at 50 in Palm Springs CA.Ref: 68
1965*John Larkin actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1965*Michael Spisak composer, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1966*Josef Winckler German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1966*Pierre Mercure composer, dies at 38.Ref: 5
1966*Snow storm in north east US kills 165.Ref: 5
1967*Wlodzimierz Pozniak composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1969*Allen Dulles, American diplomat and director of the C.I.A. (1953-61), dies at age 76.Ref: 5
1970*Basil H Liddell Hart English military historian, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1973*Johannes Paul Thilman composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1973*Ludwig Stossel Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1974*H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia), dies at age 68.Ref: 5
1976*Michael Gwynn actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1977*Freddie Prinze (Preutzel) comedian, actor: Chico and the Man; dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 22.Ref: 4
1978*Tim McCoy actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1979*Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays".Ref: 5
1980*Jimmy (James Francis) Durante actor, comedian: “Good night Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”; Ziegfeld Follies, The Man Who Came to Dinner, It Happened in Brooklyn, The Jimmy Durante Show; dies at age 86.Ref: 4
1980*Antonio Molina composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1981*Cozy Cole rocker (Topsy Part II), dies.Ref: 5
1984*Frances Goodrich (Diary of Anne Frank), dies from lung cancer at 93.Ref: 5
1986*Leif Erickson (William Anderson) actor: John-High Chaparral, Force Five, On the Waterfront, Rocky 3, Tea and Sympathy, Waikiki Wedding; dies at age 74.Ref: 4
1987*Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1988*James Rhyne Killian, American president of M.I.T. (1948-59); helped create NASA, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1988*Bantcho Bantchevsky US opera singer, commits suicide.Ref: 5
1988*Rogier van Otterloo Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1991*Jan Odé Dutch pianist/director Sweelinck Conservatory, dies.Ref: 5
1991*Yasushi Inoue Japanese historian, dies.Ref: 5
1992*Willie Dixon blues musician: bass: Big Three Trio; songwriter, producer: 1950s Chicago sound; dies at age 76.Ref: 4
1993*Hank Werba [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1993*Michel Renault French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies.Ref: 5
1994*Jevgeni P Leonov Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1994*Nick Cravat midget (Gremlin-Twilight Zone), dies of lung cancer at 81.Ref: 5
1995*Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock English agronomist (Rhodesia), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1995*Chris de Marigny painter/designer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1995*Raymond Joseph Cecil British architect, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1995*Richard Desborough Burnell British oarsman (Olympics-gold-1948), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1996*Jack Sutherland journalist, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1996 John Terence Reese bridge master, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1997*Eric Schneider murderer of 2 teachers, executed in MO at 35.Ref: 5
1997*Louis Pauwels writer/editor, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1997*Osvaldo Soriano writer, dies at 54Ref: 5
1998*A bomb rocks an abortion clinic in Birmingham AL killing Robert Sanderson, an off-duty police officer working as a security guard, and critically injuring Emily Lyons, a nurse. Eric Rudolph, a suspect, was captured in May 2003.Ref: 70
1998*Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1998*Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium & Netherlands, 6 die.Ref: 5
1999*Lili St. Cyr (Willis Marie Van Schaak) actress: The Naked and the Dead, Son of Sinbad; dies.Ref: 4
2002*Actor Harold Russell, who received two Oscars for his sensitive portrayal of a disabled veteran in "The Best Years of Our Lives", die in Needham, MA at age 88. (XDG, p 4A, 1/29/2003)Ref: 83
2003*A factory at West Pharmaceutical Services in Kinsont NC explodes killing six and injuring dozens more. (XDG, p 4A, 1/29/2004)Ref: 83

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