Historical Events on January 15

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  • 588 BC Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
  • 69 Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor, only rules for three months before committing suicide
  • 708 Sisinnius begins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later)
  • 946 Caliph al-Mustaqfi blinded and ousted
  • 1346 Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland and Zealand

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1535 Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Victory in battleNew Settlement

1541 King Francis I of France commissions Jean-Francois Roberval to settle the province of New France

  • 1552 France signs secret treaty with German Protestants

CrownRoyal Coronation

1559 Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1562 3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens
  • 1582 Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic
  • 1586 Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army
  • 1752 Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Henry Fielding of plagiarism
  • 1754 Riot at burial of Orangist leader Daniel Raap in Amsterdam
  • 1759 British Museum opens in Montague House, London
  • 1762 Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC

  • 1777 People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
  • 1780 American Continental Congress establishes court of appeals
  • 1782 Robert Morris, Superintendent of Finance, recommends to U.S. Congress establishment of decimal coinage and a national mint

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1785 Mozart's string quartet opus 10 premieres

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1797 1st top hat worn by John Etherington of London
  • 1815 War of 1812: the USS President, an American frigate, is captured by four British frigates
  • 1822 Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
  • 1831 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run
  • 1831 1st US railroad honeymoon trip, Mr & Mrs Pierson, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1833 HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego
  • 1844 University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1846 Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky's first novel "Poor Folk" is published in the St Petersburg Collection almanac

  • 1847 1st Swedish magazine in US, Skandinavia, published in NYC
  • 1851 General Mariano Arista replaces Mexican President José Joaquín de Herrera
  • 1857 1st first-class game in Sydney, NSW v Vic at The Domain

InventionHistoric Invention

1861 Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis

Inventor and Elevator Industrialist Elisha Otis
Inventor and Elevator Industrialist
Elisha Otis
  • 1863 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal
  • 1865 Ft Fisher, NC, falls to Union troops
  • 1866 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Branibori v Cechach" premieres in Prague

USADemocratic Party Symbol

1870 Donkey first used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly
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The American donkey, for over 100 years the symbol of the Democratic Party
The American donkey, for over 100 years the symbol of the Democratic Party
  • 1876 "Die Afrikaanse Patriot", the first newspaper in Afrikaans, is published in Paarl
  • 1877 US Assay Office in Helena, Montana opens
  • 1882 1st US ski club forms (Berlin NH)
  • 1886 Weekly Herald, 1st newspaper in Vancouver, BC, publishes 1st issue

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1892 Basketball rules first published in Triangle Magazine, written by James Naismith

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith

  • 1895 Australian cricket spin bowler Albert Trott takes 8-43 on debut to end England's 2nd innings at 143 in 3rd Test in Adelaide; Australia wins by 382 in 4 days
  • 1895 French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar

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1895 Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)

  • 1896 Henry Arthur Jones' "Michael & his Lost Angel" premieres in London

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1902 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud leads 40 men over the walls of Riyadh and takes the city, marking the beginning of the Third Saudi State

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • 1907 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest
  • 1907 Gold dental inlays first described by William Taggart, who invented them
  • 1908 C Hill & R J Hartigan make 8th wkt partnership 243 for Australia
  • 1908 Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority: first Greek-letter organization established by African American college for women
  • 1910 Constructions ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming
  • 1915 Japan claims economic control of China
  • 1915 Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 Two million gallons of molasses flood Boston Massachusetts in the "Great Molasses Flood" when a storage tank burst, drowning 21 and injuring 150
  • 1919 Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit" premieres
  • 1919 Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland
  • 1919 Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
  • 1919 W Collison & O Harbach's "Up in Mabel's Room" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps

IrelandAnglo-Irish Treaty

1922 Arthur Griffith is elected president of the Irish Free State after Eamon de Valera resigns in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty (De Valera will lead a military opposition seeking a unified and independent Ireland)
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Signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty
Signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty
  • 1924 3rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
  • 1925 Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP
  • 1927 The Tennessee Supreme Court overturns (on a technicality) John T. Scopes' guilty verdict for teaching evolution — but the law itself remains in force
  • 1930 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley scores 157 of 176 on debut on the 4th day of the drawn 1st Test against England in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1934 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die

AgreementContract of Interest

1934 New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, nearing end of illustrious career, signs a 1-year contract worth $35,000; represents a pay cut of $17,000 for "The Babe"

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1934 While robbing the First National Bank in East Chicago, Indianapolis, Dillinger is shot several times by officer William O'Malley, but survives because he is wearing a bullet proof vest.
  • 1935 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
  • 1935 Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty" premieres in NYC
  • 1936 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
  • 1936 Horace Stoneham is elected president of New York Giants MLB franchise; succeeds late father, Charles; remains president for next 40 years, presiding over move to SF, before selling team in 1976
  • 1936 Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates
  • 1937 Spanish Civil War: Second Battle of the Corunna Road ends after both forces withdraw
  • 1939 1st NFL All Star Game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: New York Giants beat All America All-Stars, 13-10
  • 1939 Municipal Railway & Market St RR begin service to Transbay Terminal
  • 1940 German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch merchant ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)
  • 1942 Chicago Cubs drop plans to install lights at Wrigley Field because of military's need for materials; takes 35 years before lights finally installed at the venerable ballpark

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1942 US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sends his famed "Green Light Letter" to MLB Commissioner Judge Landis, encouraging baseball to continue playing during World War II

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1943 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
  • 1943 World's largest office building, the Pentagon is completed to house the US military
  • 1943 1,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
  • 1943 World War II: The Soviets begin a counter-offensive at Voronezh
  • 1944 European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany

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1944 General Eisenhower arrives in England

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1944 Vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die
  • 1945 "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances
  • 1945 Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg of sugar beets
  • 1945 Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp

USAManhattan Project

1945 The Manhattan Project's G-5 Group, headed by Physicist's Donald Kerst and Seth Neddermeyer, take their first betatron pictures of a nuclear implosion at the Los Alamos Laboratory
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'Calutron Girls' monitoring a mass spectrometer during the Manhattan Project. Gladys Owens, in the foreground, did not know what she was involved with until seeing this picture on a tour fifty years later.
'Calutron Girls' monitoring a mass spectrometer during the Manhattan Project. Gladys Owens, in the foreground, did not know what she was involved with until seeing this picture on a tour fifty years later.

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1947 The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short

Film release premierFilm Premier

1948 "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", film based on B. Traven's novel, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart premieres

  • 1949 Mao's Red army conquers Ten-tsin
  • 1950 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington, D.C.

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1950 Red Wings' rookie goalie Terry Sawchuk records his first of 115 career NHL shutouts, as Detroit beats the New York Rangers, 1-0 at Madison Square Garden

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 1951 "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
  • 1951 Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest
  • 1951 Ilse Koch, also known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald", is sentenced to life imprisonment by a West German court
  • 1953 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Washington, D.C. station
  • 1953 GDR Min of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage"
  • 1953 East Germany purges senior officials, accused of spying for 'imperialistic powers' and plotting against the state
  • 1955 1st official act of Princess Beatrice, launches tanker Vasum

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1955 Dmitri Shostakovich's "From Jewish Folk Poetry" premieres in Leningrad

  • 1955 USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
  • 1956 Dmitri Shostakovich appointed honorary member of Academia Santa Cecilia
  • 1956 KWAB TV channel 4 in Big Spring, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 6th NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 31-30; MVP: Ollie Matson, Baltimore Colts, RB
  • 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers extend their 5-year lease on Ebbets Field by signing a new 3-year lease with real estate developer Marvin Kratter; club moves to Los Angeles the next year

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

1957 7th NBA All-Star Game, Boston Garden: East beats West, 109-97; MVP: Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics, PG

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 1958 New York Yankees announce that 140 MLB games to be televised on WPIX TV this season in a deal worth over $1 million dollars

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

1961 11th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 35-31; MVPs: Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts, QB; Sam Huff, NY Giants, LB

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • 1961 Supremes signed with Motown Records

  • 1962 Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea

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1962 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff] is the subject of the BBC TV programme "This is Your Life"

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • 1962 50th Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Jan Lehane O'Neill in the final for 3rd straight year 6-0, 6-2

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

1962 50th Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Rod Laver takes the 1st leg of his 1st Grand Slam; beats fellow Queenslander Roy Emerson 8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1964 MLB executives vote to hold a free agent amateur draft, officially known as Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in NYC
  • 1964 Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract

AgreementContract of Interest

1964 San Francisco Giants make champion outfielder Willie Mays the highest-paid player in baseball when they sign him to a new $105,000 per season contract

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1965 Rock group Who releases first album "I Can't Explain"
  • 1965 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forms
  • 1965 Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan

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1965 One of the biggest trades in NBA history; San Francisco Warriors send Wilt Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers for Connie Dierking, Lee Shaffer, Paul Neumann and cash

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1966 5th AFL All Star Game, Rice Stadium, Houston: All-Stars beat Buffalo Bills, 30-19: MVPs: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB; Frank Buncom, LA Chargers, LB
  • 1966 The First Nigerian Republic is overthrown in a military coup d'etat
  • 1966 Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna lead a coup d'état in Nigeria, the Prime Minister of Nigeria and other senior political and military figures are killed
  • 1967 Super Bowl I, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10; MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • 1968 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 Minnesota North Stars forward Bill Masterton dies 2 days after suffering a head injury in a game against the Oakland Seals; the only death as a result of a game injury in NHL history
  • 1969 Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • 1969 Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union

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1969 Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announces that an official inquiry will analyse the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill
  • 1970 Nigerian civil war officially ends after 2 1/2 years of fighting when the Republic of Biafra disbands and joins Nigeria
  • 1970 Riots break out in the Ardoyne area of Belfast

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1970 Muammar Gaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • 1971 "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
  • 1971 Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt

Music releaseMusic Single

1971 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single in the UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1972 World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier stops Terry Daniels in 4 rounds in New Orleans to retain his WBC and WBA titles

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1972 TV drama "Emergency" with Randolph Mantooth and Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV
  • 1973 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
  • 1973 Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel

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1973 Pope Paul VI holds an audience with Golda Meir at the Vatican

4th Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir
Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI

BattleBattle of Interest

1973 US President Richard Nixon suspends all US offensive action in North Vietnam

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1974 TV sitcom "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC, starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross and Ton Bosley
  • 1974 24th NBA All-Star Game, Seattle Center Coliseum: West beats East, 134-123; MVP: Bob Lanier, Detroit Pistons, C
  • 1974 Expert panel reports 18½ minute gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures
  • 1975 Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
  • 1975 Space Mountain opens at Disneyland

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1975 Pioneering female comedian Phyllis Diller get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller

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1976 Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot US President Gerald Ford

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1976 US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit

  • 1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1977 Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1977 Festac '77, the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, begins in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 1978 Theodore Bundy kills Fla State U coeds Lisa Levy & Margaret Bowman
  • 1978 Super Bowl XII, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10; MVP: Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE & Randy White, Dallas, DT
  • 1980 Pam Gems' "Piaf!" premieres in London
  • 1981 "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1981 Pitcher Bob Gibson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility; after a stellar 17 year career, polls 337 votes from Baseball Writers Association of America

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1981 Pope John Paul II receives Lech Wałęsa and Solidarity delegation at the Vatican

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1982 "Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in NYC
  • 1982 Mark Thatcher, son of UK prime minister Magaret Thatcher, makes his way home after 6 days missing in the Sahara
  • 1983 Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
  • 1983 Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India
  • 1983 Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours

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1984 Martina Navratilova’s 54-match winning streak ends when beaten by Hana Mandlíková 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in the final of the Virginia Slims of California tennis event in Oakland; after loss Navratilova wins next 74 matches for new record

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1984 Schonbrun skates world record 5 km (7:39.44)
  • 1984 Tony Benn, described as a “leftwing rebel” wins Labour's nomination for the by-election in Chesterfield, UK

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1984 John McEnroe reverses previous year's result with a 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 win over Ivan Lendl to claim his second season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1985 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell
  • 1985 Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200 v India
  • 1985 Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected President of Brazil in 21 years, bur dies before taking office
  • 1985 CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
  • 1985 Mike Gatting (207) and Graeme Fowler (201) become first pair of England batsmen to complete double centuries in the same innings during 9-wicket 4th cricket Test win against India at Madras
  • 1986 Living Seas opens (Disneyland)

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1986 Montreal's rookie goaltender Patrick Roy records his first of 66 career NHL shutouts, in the Canadiens' 4-0 win against the Winnipeg Jets at the Forum

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 1987 Police officer who mistakenly shot and paralysed an innocent woman in Brixton, UK, is cleared of all criminal charges

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1987 Champion Boston Celtics NBA forward Larry Bird is named Man of the Year by 'The Sporting News' and Athlete of the Year by 'Associated Press'; first time one athlete gains both distinctions

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 1988 NFL analyst Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes several questionable comments about African Americans during a lunchtime interview on CBS' NFL Today; fired the next day
  • 1988 Kiran More stumps five WI batsman at Madras, world Test record
  • 1988 Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 & 8-75) v WI on Test debut
  • 1988 19-year-old Indian cricket leg-spinner Narenda Hirwani records best bowling figures on debut in Test history; captures 16-136 in 255 run 4th Test win v West Indies in Madras; Hirwani takes 8 wickets in each innings
  • 1989 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • 1989 Big John Studd wins WWF's 2nd Royal Rumble
  • 1989 Cerberal Palsy telethon raises 22,600,000
  • 1989 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins the Golden CableACE for "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1990 42 year old former world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman stops Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City in a non-title bout; Cooney's last fight

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1990 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Santa Barbara wins
  • 1990 AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch
  • 1990 In a shrewd move, Detroit Tigers sign 1st baseman Cecil Fielder who spent previous season in Japan; hits 51 homers this MLB season and becomes a premier power hitter for most of the 1990s
  • 1990 Golden State coach Don Nelson becomes 2nd man in NBA history to appear in 1,000 games both as a player and coach (joining Lenny Wilkens) as the Warriors lose to the Indiana Pacers, 144-105
  • 1990 In a bizarre twist in the NHL, Washington Capitals fire coach Brian Murray, who had been head coach since 1981; replace him with his brother Terry, who had been coaching in the minors
  • 1991 Dean Jones (76) and Mark Taylor (71) lead Australia to 7 wicket win over New Zealand in cricket's World Series Cup 2nd Final in Melbourne; win series, 2-0
  • 1991 UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait (they don't)

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1991 Elizabeth II signs letters patent that allows Australia to institute its own Victoria Cross, the first Commonwealth realm to do so

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1992 Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
  • 1992 Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man
  • 1992 Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum
  • 1993 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, killing 2 people
  • 1993 Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV