This Day in History for 17th January (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 159 of 159

1973 - City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
1973 - New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
1974 - Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei," premieres in NYC
1976 - "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1
1976 - Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
1977 - KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
1977 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
1977 - Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
1979 - NY Islanders didn't get a shot off in 1 period against NY Rangers
1979 - Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
1979 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1980 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-3
1981 - Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege
1982 - "Cold Sunday" in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza PahlaviLast Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi 1983 - 10th American Music Award: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John
1983 - Alabama Gov George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
1983 - Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
1984 - Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws
1985 - Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
1986 - Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 - US President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1988 - "Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances
1988 - Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti
1989 - Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
1989 - Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
1989 - Murden & Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
1989 - Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
1990 - 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
1990 - Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract
1990 - Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters &
1990 - Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1991 - Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
1991 - Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
1991 - Operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq
1991 - Operation Desert Storm: 1st US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn)
1991 - Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
1992 - Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
1993 - 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming
1993 - Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
1994 - 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor 1994 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment
1995 - "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 322 performances
1995 - 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
1995 - Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1995 - LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
1996 - The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
1997 - NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman
1998 - President Clinton faces sexual harrament charges from Paula Jones
Singer Shania TwainSinger Shania Twain 2000 - 27th American Music Award: Shania Twain & Will Smith win
2001 - President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis' rank from Lieutenant to Captain.
2002 - Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
2007 - The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.
2010 - A dragon boat from Chung Ling High School capsizes and collides with a tugboat amid strong currents in Penang, Malaysia, killing 6 people and injuring 12
2013 - 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
2013 - 33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq
2013 - 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia
2013 - 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico
2013 - Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
2014 - 21 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 287

1910 - Michael Economides, restaurateur
1911 - Hermann Pfrogner, Austria, musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
1911 - Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]
1912 - Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer
1913 - Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten, founder (Oostpriesterhulp)
1913 - Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)
1914 - Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
1916 - Joel Herron, Chicago Ill, orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show)
1917 - Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, (MGR), Indian film star, politician
1917 - Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer
1917 - Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer
1917 - Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
1918 - Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician
1920 - Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician
1920 - Nora Kaye, NYC, prima ballerina
1921 - Dehl Berti, Pueblo Colo, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise)
1921 - Antonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
1922 - Betty White, Oak Park, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls)
1922 - Luis Echeverria Alvarez, president Mexico
1922 - Nicholas Katzenbach, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lawyer (US Attorney General), (d. 2012)
1923 - Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift)
1923 - Carol Raye, Australian actress
1924 - Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
1925 - A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)
1925 - Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
1925 - Duane Hanson, US sculptor
1925 - Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)
1925 - Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
1926 - Clyde Walcott, cricketer (one of the three W's, later ICC chairman)
1926 - Moira Shearer, Dunfermline Scotland, ballerina (Red Shoes)
1926 - Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer
1926 - Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
1927 - Donald Erb, Youngstown, Ohio, composer
1927 - Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman)
1927 - Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer
1927 - Dr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
1928 - Ken Archer, cricketer (Australian batsman, 5 Tests early 50s)
Hairdresser Vidal SassoonHairdresser Vidal Sassoon (1928) 1928 - Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), (d. 2012)
1928 - Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
1929 - Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Quebec, NHL goaltender (#1)
1929 - Jacques Plante, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie (first to wear a goaltender mask)
1930 - Bill Benyon, English large landowner/Conservative Lower house leader
1930 - Robert Ceely, composer
1930 - Eddie LeBaron, American football player
1931 - Frederick Alfred Fox, composer
1931 - James Earl Jones, Miss, actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man)
1931 - L Douglas Wilder, (Gov-D-Va)
1931 - Don Zimmer, American baseball coach
1933 - Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
1933 - Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
1933 - Dalida, Cairo, actress/singer, Miss Egypt (The 6th Day)
1933 - Sheree North, [Dawn Bethel], LA, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1933 - Yolande Christina Dalida, Cairo Egypt
1934 - Donald Cammell, film director
1934 - Shari Lewis, Bronx NY, ventriloquist/puppeteer (Lamb Chop)
1934 - Sydney Phillip Hodkinson, composer
1935 - Jimmy Powell, Dallas TX, PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic)
1935 - Paul O[sborne] Williams, US, sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)
1935 - Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
1936 - Jerry Fogel, Rochester NY, actor (Jerry-Mothers-in-Law, White Shadow)
1938 - John Bellairs, US, sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
1939 - Antao D'Souza, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62)
1939 - Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
1939 - Toini Gustafson, Sweden, 5K/10K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1968)
1940 - H Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenya, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1940 - Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet (Fireflames)
1941 - Dame Gillian Weir, New Zealand organist
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali (1942) 1942 - Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky, heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8)
1942 - Randy Boone, Fayetteville NC, actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian)
1942 - Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
1942 - Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
1942 - Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
1943 - Chris Montez, rocker
1943 - Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
1943 - René Préval, President of Haiti
1943 - Geoffrey Deuel, American actor
1944 - Françoise Hardy, French singer
1945 - William Hart, US singer (4 Gents, Delfonics-I'm Sorry)
1945 - Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
1946 - Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress
1947 - Gail Toushin, LPGA golfer
1947 - Jane Elliot, NYC, actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing)
1947 - Todd Susman, St Louis Mo, actor (Goodnight Beantown)
1947 - Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer
1948 - Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader
1948 - Mick Taylor, rock bassist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
1948 - Anne Queffélec, French pianist
1949 - Andy Kaufman, NYC, comedian/actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi)
1949 - Debbie Watson, La Mirada California, actress (Karen, Tammy)
1950 - Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
1951 - Rolando Thoeni, Italy, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1952 - Larry Fortensky, former husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor (7th)
1952 - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jap, rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orch)
1952 - Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1953 - Sheila Hutchinson, rocker
1954 - Janet Dykman, Monterey Park California, archer (Olympics-1996)
1954 - Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
1954 - Susan Kiefel, Australian lawyer and judge
1955 - Steve Earle, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Guitar Town)
1956 - David Caruso, actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 151 of 151

1994 - Han Jansen, Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies at 61
1994 - Klaas Peereboom, Dutch sports reporter (Het Parool), dies at 77
1994 - Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/sax, dies at 84
1994 - Helen Stephens, American 100m runner and double Olympic champion, dies at 75
1994 - Yevgeny Ivanov, Soviet spy involved in the Profumo affair (b. 1926)
1995 - Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, dies at 82
1995 - Urias Nooteboom, Dutch journalist/critic (The Time), dies at 54
1996 - Barbara Charline Jordan, politician, dies at 59
1996 - Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at 83
1996 - Giles William Playfair, writer, dies at 85
1996 - John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman, dies at 83
1996 - Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at 54
1996 - Amber Hagerman, American namesake of the Amber Alert system (b. 1986)
1996 - Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (b. 1953)
1997 - Andrea Fisher, artist, dies at 21
1997 - Asfa Wossen, [Amha Selassie], crown emperor of Ethiopia in exile, dies
1997 - Clyde William Tombaugh, discoverer (Pluto), dies at 90
1997 - Bert Kelly, Australian politician (b. 1912)
1998 - Emil Sitka, actor (3 Stooges shorts), dies of stroke at 82
1999 - Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)
2000 - Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
2001 - Gregory Corso, American poet (b. 1930)
2002 - Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
2002 - Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
2002 - Queenie Leonard, American actress (b. 1905)
2003 - Richard Crenna, American actor (b. 1926)
2003 - Balint Vazsonyi, Hingarian pianist (b. 1936)
2004 - Harry Brecheen, American baseball player (b. 1914)
2004 - Czeslaw Niemen, Polish musician (b. 1939)
2004 - Ray Stark, American stage and film producer (b. 1915)
2004 - Noble [Henry] Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger), dies at 72
2005 - Charlie Bell, Australian fast food executive (b. 1960)
2005 - Virginia Mayo, American actress (b. 1920)
2005 - Albert Schatz, American microbiologist (b. 1920)
2005 - Zhao Ziyang, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1919)
2006 - Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (b. 1930)
2006 - Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)
2007 - Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
2007 - Yevhen Kushnaryov, Ukrainian politician (b. 1951)
Chess Champion Bobby FischerChess Champion Bobby Fischer (2008) 2008 - Bobby Fischer, American chess player (b. 1943)
2008 - Ernie Holmes, American football player (b. 1948)
2008 - Allan Melvin, American actor (b. 1923)
2009 - Anders Isaksson, Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (b. 1943)
2010 - Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)
2010 - Daisuke Gouri, Japanese seiyu (b. 1952)
2010 - Gaines Adams, American football player (b. 1983)
2011 - Don Kirshner, American composer (b. 1934)
2012 - Johnny Otis, R&B musician and talent scout, known as the godfather of rhythm and blues, dies at 90.
2012 - Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, dies of heart attack at 74
2013 - Robert F. Chew, American actor, dies from heart failure at 52
2013 - Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86

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