Historical Events on January 1 (Part 2)

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  • 1935 1st Orange Bowl: Bucknell beats Miami (FL), 26-0
  • 1936 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
  • 1936 22nd Rose Bowl: Stanford beats SMU, 7-0
  • 1936 2nd Sugar Bowl: TCU beats LSU, 3-2
  • 1936 2nd Orange Bowl: Catholic University beats Mississippi, 20-19
  • 1937 Anastasio Somoza García becomes President of Nicaragua
  • 1937 Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to captain
  • 1937 US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
  • 1937 Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in Great Britain.
  • 1937 23rd Rose Bowl: #3 Pittsburgh beats #5 Washington, 21-0
  • 1937 3rd Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 21-14
  • 1937 3rd Orange Bowl: #14 Duquesne beats Mississippi State, 13-12
  • 1938 24th Rose Bowl: #2 California beats #4 Alabama, 13-0
  • 1938 4th Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 6-0
  • 1938 4th Orange Bowl: Auburn beats Michigan State, 6-0
  • 1939 Sydney, Australia, swelters in 45 ˚C (113 ˚F) heat, a record for the city.
  • 1939 25th Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #3 Duke, 7-3
  • 1940 26th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Tennessee, 14-0
  • 1940 6th Sugar Bowl: #1 Texas A&M beats #5 Tulane, 14-13
  • 1940 6th Orange Bowl: #16 Georgia Tech beats #6 Missouri, 21-7
  • 1941 Netherlands begins taxing wages

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1941 Russian general Georgy Zhukov appointed chief of general staff

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1941 27th Rose Bowl: #2 Stanford beats #7 Nebraska, 21-13
  • 1941 7th Sugar Bowl: #4 Boston College beats #6 Tennessee, 19-13
  • 1941 7th Orange Bowl: #9 Mississippi State beats #13 Georgetown, 14-7
  • 1942 US & 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
  • 1942 28th Rose Bowl: #12 Oregon State beats #2 Duke, 20-16 (played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat)
  • 1942 8th Sugar Bowl: #6 Fordham beats #7 Missouri, 2-0
  • 1942 8th Orange Bowl: #14 Georgia beats TCU, 40-26
  • 1943 Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to lt-colonel
  • 1943 Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
  • 1943 29th Rose Bowl: #2 Georgia beats #13 UCLA, 9-0
  • 1943 9th Sugar Bowl: #7 Tennessee beats #4 Tulsa, 14-7
  • 1943 9th Orange Bowl: #10 Alabama beats #8 Boston College, 37-21
  • 1944 1st feature-length foreign movie "African Journey", shown on TV, NYC
  • 1944 Army defeats Navy 10-7 in football "Arab Bowl," Oran, North Africa
  • 1944 General Clark replaces Gen Patton as commander of 7th Army
  • 1944 30th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats #12 Washington, 29-0
  • 1944 10th Sugar Bowl: Georgia Tech beats Tulsa, 20-18
  • 1944 10th Orange Bowl: LSU beats Texas A&M, 19-14
  • 1945 German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven/Saint-Trond/Brussels
  • 1945 31st Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #12 Tennessee, 25-0
  • 1945 11th Sugar Bowl: #11 Duke beats Alabama, 29-26
  • 1945 11th Orange Bowl: Tulsa beats #13 Georgia Tech, 26-12
  • 1946 ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly/Eckert
  • 1946 Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
  • 1946 National Assembly proclaims Hungary a republic
  • 1946 32nd Rose Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #11 Southern California, 34-14
  • 1946 12th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma State beats #7 Saint Mary's (CA), 33-13
  • 1946 12th Orange Bowl: Miami (FL) beats #16 Holy Cross, 13-6
  • 1947 Benelux agress to work related issues

  • 1947 Britain nationalizes its coal industry
  • 1947 WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting
  • 1947 33rd Rose Bowl: #5 Illinois beats #4 UCLA, 45-14
  • 1947 13th Sugar Bowl: #3 Georgia beats #9 North Carolina, 20-10
  • 1947 13th Orange Bowl: #10 Rice beats #7 Tennessee, 8-0
  • 1948 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)

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1948 Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948 General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade effective
  • 1948 Italy adopts constitution
  • 1948 Orissa province accedes to India
  • 1948 British railways are nationalised to form British Rail.
  • 1948 After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
  • 1948 The Constitution of Italy comes into force.
  • 1948 34th Rose Bowl: #2 Michigan beats #8 Southern California, 49-0
  • 1948 14th Sugar Bowl: #5 Texas beats #6 Alabama, 27-7
  • 1948 14th Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #12 Kansas, 20-14
  • 1949 KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand
  • 1949 35th Rose Bowl: #7 Northwestern beats #4 California, 20-14
  • 1949 15th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #3 North Carolina, 14-6
  • 1949 15th Orange Bowl: Texas beats #8 Georgia, 41-28
  • 1950 Dutch government raises all wages 5%, minimally fl. 5 per week

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1950 Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1950 The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.
  • 1951 Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines
  • 1951 37th Rose Bowl: #9 Michigan beats #5 California, 14-6
  • 1951 17th Sugar Bowl: #7 Kentucky beats #1 Oklahoma, 13-7
  • 1951 17th Orange Bowl: #10 Clemson beats #15 Miami (FL), 15-14
  • 1952 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
  • 1952 38th Rose Bowl: #4 Illinois beats #7 Stanford, 40-7
  • 1952 18th Sugar Bowl: #3 Maryland beats #1 Tennessee, 28-13
  • 1952 18th Orange Bowl: #6 Georgia Tech beats #9 Baylor, 17-14
  • 1953 Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique," premieres
  • 1953 WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 The Bantu Education Act (later renamed the Black Education Act) commenced, providing the legal underpinning of several aspects of the apartheid system, most importantly in education
  • 1953 The first TV detector van, used to track down users of unlicensed television sets, begins operation in the UK
  • 1953 39th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #11 Wisconsin, 7-0
  • 1953 19th Sugar Bowl: #2 Georgia Tech beats #7 Mississippi, 24-7
  • 1953 19th Orange Bowl: #9 Alabama beats #14 Syracuse, 61-6
  • 1954 KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
  • 1954 WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1954 Yugoslav parliament chairman/VP Milovan Djilas criticize communism
  • 1954 40th Rose Bowl: #3 Michigan State beats #5 UCLA, 28-20
  • 1954 20th Sugar Bowl: #8 Georgia Tech beats #10 West Virginia, 42-19
  • 1954 20th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #1 Maryland, 7-0
  • 1955 Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps
  • 1955 WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, FL (CBS) begins
  • 1955 41st Rose Bowl: #1 Ohio State beats #17 Southern California, 20-7
  • 1955 21st Sugar Bowl: #5 Navy beats #6 Mississippi, 21-0
  • 1955 21st Orange Bowl: #14 Duke beats Nebraska, 34-7
  • 1956 KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KOSA TV channel 7 in Odessa, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt & UK
  • 1956 WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 A new year event causes panic and stampedes at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, central Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people
  • 1957 Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London
  • 1957 France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
  • 1957 International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-mo year)
  • 1957 George Town, Penang becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1957 An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest.
  • 1957 43rd Rose Bowl: #3 Iowa beats #10 Oregon State, 35-19
  • 1957 23rd Sugar Bowl: #11 Baylor beats #2 Tennessee, 13-7
  • 1957 23rd Orange Bowl: #20 Colorado beats #19 Clemson, 27-21
  • 1958 BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7h57m
  • 1958 European Economic Community, better known as the European Common Market starts operation
  • 1958 WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 44th Rose Bowl: #2 Ohio State beats Oregon, 10-7
  • 1958 24th Sugar Bowl: #7 Mississippi beats #11 Texas, 39-7
  • 1958 24th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #16 Duke, 48-21

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1959 Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba for the Dominican Republic

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 1959 Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community
  • 1959 Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta
  • 1959 45th Rose Bowl: #2 Iowa beats #16 California, 38-12
  • 1959 25th Sugar Bowl: #1 LSU beats #12 Clemson, 7-0
  • 1959 25th Orange Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #9 Syracuse, 21-6
  • 1960 Bank of France issues new franc, worth 100 times the value of existing francs
  • 1960 Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France

Music concertMusic Concert

1960 Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1960 Montserrat adopts constitution
  • 1960 A photograph of a South African boy in a torn vest is published in the Daily Herald; it was illegal to employ a 'native' under 18 in the mines under the Native Labour Regulation Act
  • 1960 46th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #6 Wisconsin, 44-8
  • 1960 26th Sugar Bowl: #2 Mississippi beats #3 LSU, 21-0
  • 1960 26th Orange Bowl: #5 Georgia beats #18 Missouri, 14-0
  • 1961 Briggs Stadium is renamed Tigers Stadium
  • 1961 Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
  • 1961 Largest check issued, National Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)
  • 1961 Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
  • 1962 Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
  • 1962 Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
  • 1962 Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa
  • 1962 United States Navy SEALs established.
  • 1962 48th Rose Bowl: #6 Minnesota beats #16 UCLA, 21-3
  • 1962 28th Sugar Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #9 Arkansas, 10-3`
  • 1962 28th Orange Bowl: #4 LSU beats #7 Colorado, 25-7
  • 1963 G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank
  • 1963 WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
  • 1963 49th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #2 Wisconsin, 42-37
  • 1963 29th Sugar Bowl: #3 Mississippi beats #6 Arkansas, 17-13
  • 1963 29th Orange Bowl: #5 Alabama beats #8 Oklahoma, 17-0
  • 1964 Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved
  • 1964 KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 50th Rose Bowl: #3 Illinois beats Washington, 17-7
  • 1964 30th Sugar Bowl: #8 Alabama beats #7 Mississippi, 12-7
  • 1964 30th Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 Auburn, 13-7
  • 1965 International Cooperation Year begins
  • 1965 Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
  • 1965 The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul.

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1965 American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • 1965 51st Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan beats #8 Oregon State, 34-7
  • 1965 31st Sugar Bowl: #7 LSU beats Syracuse, 13-10
  • 1965 31st Orange Bowl: #5 Texas beats #1 Alabama, 21-17
  • 1966 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • 1966 Milt coup by Col Jean-Bédell Bokassa in Central African Republic
  • 1966 Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • 1966 All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
  • 1966 52nd Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA beats #1 Michigan State, 14-12
  • 1966 32nd Sugar Bowl: #6 Missouri beats Florida, 20-18
  • 1966 32nd Orange Bowl: #4 Alabama beats #3 Nebraska, 39-28
  • 1967 CRU becomes the CAFA & turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • 1967 Day's play in the Calcutta Test v W Indies cancelled by riots
  • 1967 FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
  • 1967 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
  • 1967 KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
  • 1967 St Helena adopts constitution
  • 1967 Tonga revises constitution
  • 1967 WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)

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1968 Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • 1968 Netherlands gets color TV
  • 1968 WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 54th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #4 Indiana, 14-3
  • 1968 34th Sugar Bowl: LSU beats #5 Wyoming, 20-13
  • 1968 34th Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #2 Tennessee, 26-24
  • 1969 Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
  • 1969 People's Democracy (PD) begin a march from Belfast to Derry, inspired by ML King's Selma to Montgomery march in the US
  • 1969 55th Rose Bowl: #1 Ohio State beats #2 Southern California, 27-16
  • 1969 35th Sugar Bowl: #9 Arkansas beats #4 Georgia, 16-2
  • 1969 35th Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #6 Kansas, 15-14
  • 1970 "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
  • 1970 Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
  • 1970 Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1970 The Netherland Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
  • 1970 Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
  • 1970 The University College of Zululand, formerly affiliated to the University of South Africa, attains full academic autonomy as the University of Zululand.
  • 1970 The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), an infantry regiment of the British Army, comes into existence
  • 1970 US Federal oil depletion allowance reduced from 27.5 to 22.0 percent