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Historical Events

Events 1 - 28 of 28

1st - Austria has world's 1st Day of Postage Stamp
4th - 1,200 at St Joseph's College (Phila) enroll in anticommunism class
5th - First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
5th - National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
7th - CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton
8th - The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect's operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi.
9th - Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.
9th - 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
10th - As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
10th - White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
10th - Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie) and her husband Frédéric Joliot for the discovery of artificial radioactivity
14th - Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban
Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-CuriePhysicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie 15th - Detroit Lions win NFL championship
15th - Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Alekhine
17th - First flight of the Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota) airplane.
18th - Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia
18th - Edward Benes becomes president of Czechoslovakia
18th - The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
20th - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii
22nd - Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, 1st awakening in Kamakura
24th - Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six
24th - National Council of Negro Women forms
26th - Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"
28th - W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
28th - Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 30th - Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
31st - CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party
31st - Charles Darrow patents Monopoly

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 56 of 56

1st - Roger Christian, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
1st - Woody Allen, [Allen Konigsberg], director and actor (Zelig, Annie Hall), born in Brooklyn, New York
2nd - Jurg Wyttenbach, composer
2nd - David Hackett Fischer, American historian
4th - Fred Rumsey, England, cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65)
4th - Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive
5th - Calvin Trillin, author (New Yorker)
5th - Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter
6th - Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
Actor, Screenwriter & Director Woody AllenActor, Screenwriter & Director Woody Allen (1st) 7th - Jean-Claude Casadesus, composer
8th - Dharmendra, Indian actor
8th - Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player
9th - Dominico Tromp, Aruba, stage leader
10th - Terry Allcock, English footballer
11th - Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943)
11th - Ferdinand A. Porsche, Stuttgart, Germany, car designer (Porsche 911), (d. 2012)
11th - Ron Carey, American actor (d. 2007)
11th - Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician
13th - Bonno Spieker, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
13th - Thomas Wakefield, writer
13th - Joe Christopher, American baseball player
13th - Lindy McDaniel, American baseball player
14th - Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bath England, actress (Search for the Nile)
14th - David White, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961)
14th - Lee Remick, Quincy MA, actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer)
14th - Lewis Arquette, actor (Horror Show, Book of Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
17th - Cal Ripken Sr, baseball manager (Balt Orioles)
17th - George Lindsey, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show), (d. 2012)
18th - Jacques Pépin, French chef
19th - Barbara Bostock, American actress
19th - Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
20th - Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, cricketer (166 on debut Pakistan v Aust 1964)
21st - Phil Donahue, TV talk show host (The Phil Donahue Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
21st - Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver (d. 1967)
21st - Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist (d. 2003)
21st - Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician, Premier of Manitoba
22nd - John L Finley, USAF/astronaut
22nd - Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)
23rd - Esther Phillips, [EM Jones], US singer (When a Woman Loves a Man)
23rd - Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
25th - Gunter Friedrichs, composer
25th - Al Jackson, baseball player
26th - Abdul "Duke" Fakir, rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
26th - Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)
26th - Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)
General and President of Togo Gnassingbé EyadémaGeneral and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma (26th) 26th - Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Pya Togo, General and President of Togo (1967 - 2005)
27th - Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
28th - Fernando Lopes, Portugal, director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
29th - Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)
30th - Bruno Canino, composer
30th - Omar [Albert B] Bongo, president of Gabon (1967- )
30th - Sandy Koufax, Dodger pitcher (Cy Young '63, '65, '66, perfect-1967)
30th - Jack Riley, American actor
31st - Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25)
31st - Rolf Haufs, writer
31st - Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (2015), born in Riyadh

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 16 of 16

1st - Bernard Schmidt, inventor (Schmidt camera), dies
2nd - Albert Kessel, 1st to die in California gas chamber
4th - Hylton Philipson, cricketer (England keeper in 5 Tests 1892-95), dies
4th - Johan Halvorsen, composer, dies at 71
5th - Frans, [MJ Francois] Erens, literary (Years Gone By), dies at 78
9th - Walter Liggett, American crusading newspaper editor and muckraker (b. 1886)
10th - John H Aberson, 1st rector of Landbouw high school, dies at 78
13th - John Nicolson, cricketer (South African lefty batsman 1926-27), dies
14th - Stanley G Weinbaum, US, sci-fi writer (Martian Odyssey), dies
16th - Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30
18th - Juan V Gomez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies
20th - Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (b. 1882)
21st - Kurt Tucholsky, Ger journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45
24th - Alban Maria Johannes Berg, composer, dies at 50
25th - Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (b. 1852)
28th - Clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies

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