Historical Events on 1st January (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 665

  • 1970 36th Sugar Bowl: #13 Mississippi beats #3 Arkansas, 27-22
  • 1970 36th Orange Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #6 Missouri, 10-3
  • 1971 Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
  • 1971 57th Rose Bowl: #12 Stanford beats #2 Ohio State, 27-17
  • 1971 37th Sugar Bowl: #4 Tennessee beats #11 Air Force, 34-13
  • 1971 37th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #5 LSU, 17-12
  • 1972 "Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
  • 1972 "On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1972 "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances
  • 1972 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1972 International Book Year begins
  • 1972 KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 Policewomen are enlisted as full members of South African Police Force for the first time.
  • 1972 58th Rose Bowl: #16 Stanford beats #4 Michigan, 13-12
  • 1972 38th Sugar Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #5 Auburn, 40-22
  • 1972 38th Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Alabama, 38-6
  • 1973 Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
  • 1973 West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
  • 1973 61st Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Onny Parun (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1)
  • 1973 61st Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6-4, 7-5)
  • 1973 59th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 42-17
  • 1973 39th Orange Bowl: #9 Nebraska beats #12 Notre Dame, 40-6
  • 1974 Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
  • 1974 NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
  • 1974 World Population Year begins

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1974 62nd Men's Australian Open: Jimmy Connors beats Phil Dent (7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1974 With effect from this date the New Zealand government terminates all tariff preferences previously granted to South Africa

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1974 62nd Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert (7-6, 4-6, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1974 60th Rose Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #7 Southern California, 42-21
  • 1974 40th Orange Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #13 LSU, 16-9
  • 1975 Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell & Mardian convicted of Watergate crimes
  • 1975 International Women's Year begins
  • 1975 Sweden adopts constitution
  • 1975 U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance eliminated for large producers
  • 1975 63rd Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Jimmy Connors (7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6)

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1975 63rd Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1975 61st Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 18-17
  • 1975 41st Orange Bowl: #9 Notre Dame beats #2 Alabama, 13-11
  • 1976 "Musical Jubilee" closes at St James Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 1976 Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall
  • 1976 NBC replaces the peacock logo
  • 1976 Venezuela nationalizes oil fields

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1976 After 45 years of coaching, Paul Brown announces his retirement from the National Football League

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1976 42nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #5 Michigan, 14-6
  • 1977 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
  • 1977 Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
  • 1977 Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
  • 1977 63rd Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Michigan, 14-6
  • 1977 43rd Sugar Bowl: #1 Pittsburgh beats #4 Georgia, 27-3; Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards
  • 1977 43rd Orange Bowl: #11 Ohio State beats #12 Colorado, 27-10
  • 1978 "Your Arm's Too Short..." closes at Lyceum NYC after 429 performances
  • 1978 Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
  • 1978 News editor Donald Woods finally arrives in London after escaping the apartheid regime in South Africa
  • 1978 Los Angeles Police chief Edward Davis retires from police force
  • 1978 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Oakland Raiders 20-17
  • 1978 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Minnesota Vikings 23-6
  • 1979 International Year of the Child begins
  • 1979 Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established
  • 1979 US & China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
  • 1979 65th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #5 Michigan, 17-10
  • 1979 45th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Penn State, 14-7
  • 1979 45th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #6 Nebraska, 31-24
  • 1980 Chrysler UK renamed Talbot
  • 1980 International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins
  • 1980 Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran
  • 1980 Premier Adbou Diouf becomes president of Senegal
  • 1980 Sweden changes order of succession to throne
  • 1980 Victoria is crowned princess of Sweden.
  • 1980 66th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #1 Ohio State, 17-16
  • 1980 46th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #6 Arkansas, 24-9
  • 1980 46th Orange Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #4 Florida State, 24-7
  • 1981 Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
  • 1981 International Year for the Disabled begins
  • 1981 Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing
  • 1981 Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors
  • 1981 67th Rose Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #16 Washington, 23-6
  • 1981 47th Sugar Bowl: #1 Georgia beats #7 Notre Dame, 17-10
  • 1981 47th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #2 Florida State, 18-17
  • 1982 30 Something stars Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
  • 1982 Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes sec-gen of UN
  • 1982 MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system

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1982 Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1982 TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system
  • 1982 68th Rose Bowl: #12 Washington beats #13 Iowa, 28-0
  • 1982 48th Sugar Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats #2 Georgia, 24-20
  • 1982 11th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #8 Southern California, 26-10
  • 1982 48th Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Nebraska, 22-15
  • 1983 PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
  • 1983 World Communications Year begins
  • 1983 TCP/IP protocols become the only approved protocol on the ARPANET, replacing the earlier NCP protocol
  • 1983 'New age music' radio program "Hearts of Space" makes its national syndication debut on U.S. National Public Radio
  • 1983 69th Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA beats #19 Michigan, 24-14
  • 1983 49th Sugar Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #1 Georgia, 27-23
  • 1983 12th Fiesta Bowl: #11 Arizona State beats #12 Oklahoma, 32-21
  • 1983 49th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #13 LSU, 21-20
  • 1984 AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies
  • 1984 Brunei becomes independent of UK
  • 1984 NYC transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
  • 1985 International Youth Year begins
  • 1985 US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY)
  • 1985 VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
  • 1985 The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
  • 1985 The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.
  • 1985 71st Rose Bowl: #18 Southern California beats #6 Ohio State, 20-17
  • 1985 51st Sugar Bowl: #5 Nebraska beats #11 LSU, 28-10
  • 1985 14th Fiesta Bowl: #14 UCLA beats #13 Miami, 39-37
  • 1985 51st Orange Bowl: #4 Washington beats #2 Oklahoma, 28-17
  • 1986 Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
  • 1986 Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up
  • 1986 International Peace Year begins
  • 1986 NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
  • 1986 Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
  • 1986 South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact
  • 1986 72nd Rose Bowl: #13 UCLA beats #4 Iowa, 45-28; Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game.
  • 1986 52nd Sugar Bowl: #8 Tennessee beats #2 Miami, 35-7
  • 1986 15th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #7 Nebraska, 27-23
  • 1986 52nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #1 Penn State, 25-10
  • 1987 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
  • 1987 China's rudimentary civil code in effect
  • 1987 International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
  • 1987 73rd Rose Bowl: #7 Arizona State beats #4 Michigan, 22-15
  • 1987 53rd Sugar Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 LSU, 30-15
  • 1987 53rd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #9 Arkansas, 42-8
  • 1988 Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
  • 1988 Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
  • 1988 Year of the Reader begins
  • 1988 74th Rose Bowl: #8 Michigan State beats #16 Southern California, 20-17
  • 1988 54th Sugar Bowl: #4 Syracuse ties #6 Auburn, 16-16
  • 1988 17th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #5 Nebraska, 31-28
  • 1988 54th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #1 Oklahoma, 20-14
  • 1989 NYC transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
  • 1989 Year of the Young Reader begins
  • 1990 David Dinkins sworn in as 1st African American mayor of New York City
  • 1990 Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
  • 1990 NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
  • 1990 Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
  • 1990 FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs
  • 1990 76th Rose Bowl: #12 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 17-10
  • 1990 56th Sugar Bowl: #2 Miami beats #7 Alabama, 33-25
  • 1990 19th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Florida State beats #6 Nebraska, 41-17
  • 1990 56th Orange Bowl: #4 Notre Dame beats #1 Colorado, 21-6
  • 1991 5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR
  • 1991 Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian Pres Hosi Mubarak
  • 1991 Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
  • 1991 77th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #17 Iowa, 46-34
  • 1991 57th Sugar Bowl: #6 Tennessee beats Virginia, 23-22
  • 1991 20th Fiesta Bowl: #18 Louisville beats #25 Alabama, 34-7
  • 1991 57th Orange Bowl: #1 Colorado beats #5 Notre Dame, 10-9
  • 1992 Bush is 1st US president to address Australian Parliament
  • 1992 Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • 1992 Europe breaks down trade barriers
  • 1992 International Space Year begins
  • 1992 NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • 1992 The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.
  • 1992 78th Rose Bowl: #2 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 34-14
  • 1992 58th Sugar Bowl: #18 Notre Dame beats #3 Florida, 39-28
  • 1992 21st Fiesta Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #10 Tennessee, 42-17
  • 1992 58th Orange Bowl: #1 Miami (FL) beats #11 Nebraska, 22-0
  • 1993 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
  • 1993 Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
  • 1993 Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • 1993 Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
  • 1993 79th Rose Bowl: #7 Michigan beats #9 Washington, 38-31
  • 1993 59th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Miami, 34-13
  • 1993 22nd Fiesta Bowl: #6 Syracuse beats #10 Colorado, 26-22
  • 1993 59th Orange Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #11 Nebraska, 27-14
  • 1994 "Flying Karamzov Brothers" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 performances
  • 1994 "Grand Night after Singing" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances
  • 1994 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.83)
  • 1994 Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13

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1994 Howard Stern's New Year's Eve Beauty Pageant

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1994 International Year of Family
  • 1994 Jacobs Field opens with "Gateway's New Year's Eve Countdown to '94"
  • 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
  • 1994 The Zapatista Army of National Liberation initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican State of Chiapas.
  • 1994 80th Rose Bowl: #9 Wisconsin beats #14 UCLA, 21-16
  • 1994 60th Sugar Bowl: #8 Florida beats #3 West Virginia, 41-7
  • 1994 23rd Fiesta Bowl: #16 Arizona beats #10 Miami, 29-0
  • 1994 60th Orange Bowl: #1 Florida State beats #2 Nebraska, 18-16
  • 1995 "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 performances
  • 1995 "Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1995 Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
  • 1995 Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
  • 1995 Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
  • 1995 International Year of Tolerance

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1995 Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • 1995 Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 in cricket for the 1st wicket for Delhi
  • 1995 "A Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • 1995 The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.
  • 1995 Fred West is found dead in his prison cell; he was charged with 12 murders
  • 1995 61st Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #3 Miami (FL), 24-17
  • 1996 After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
  • 1996 Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
  • 1996 82nd Rose Bowl: #17 Southern California beats #3 Northwestern, 41-32
  • 1996 62nd Orange Bowl: #6 Florida State beats #8 Notre Dame, 31-26
  • 1997 The Republic of Zaïre officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaïre.
  • 1997 83rd Rose Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #2 Arizona State, 20-17
  • 1997 26th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #20 Texas, 38-15
  • 1998 All California bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free
  • 1998 Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week