On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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Ernie Banks elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.
  • US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
  • World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie Miller, American tennis player (1995 Darmstadt Germany), born in Midland, Michigan
  • Cocco, Japanese singer, born in Naha, Japan
  • Lauren, Cameroonian footballer, born in Kribi, Cameroon
  • Nicole, Chilean singer, born in Chile
  • Taliesin Jaffe, American actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief), born in Venice, California

Famous Divorces

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Director Martin Scorsese (34) divorces Julia Cameron (28) after 1 year of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Famous Deaths

  • Geraldine Brooks, American actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51