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Saturday, January 3, 1970.



Birthdays


106 Cicero, Roman statesman
106 Cicero, Roman statesman
1543 Juan Cabrillo, discoverer of California
1543 Juan Cabrillo, discoverer of California
1624 William Tucker, 1st Black child born in America
1680 Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker
1730 Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician
1757 Johann Abraham Sixt, composer
1763 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator
1777 L. Poinsot --1859
1777 L. Poinsot --1859
1777 L. Poinsot --1859
1777 L. Poinsot --1859
1777 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
1777 M A Elisa Bonaparte, Corsican monarch of Lucca/Piombino
1777 L. Poinsot --1859
1786 Johann Christian Friedrich Schneider, composer
1789 Carl G Carus, German physician/psychologist/philosopher
1793 Lucretia Coffin Mott, US, teacher/minister/abolitionist/feminist
1802 Feliks Ostrowski, composer
1803 Douglas William Jerrold, London, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag)
1810 Antoine T d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jul 24]
1810 Eliza Von Bretton di Zerega, Danish West Indies, baroness
1819 Thomas Hill Watts, Atty Gen (Confederacy), died in 1892
1823 Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer
1829 John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian
1829 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
1830 Alexander Ewing, composer
1835 Larkin Goldsmith Mead, sculptor
1840 Father Damien, helped the lepers in Hawaii.
1840 Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii
1840 Father Damien, helped the lepers in Hawaii.
1853 Iwan Knorr, composer
1868 Franz V M Cumont, Belgian religious historian
1869 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer
1870 Henry Eichheim, composer
1870 Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)
1876 Wilhelm Pieck, co-founder German Communist Party/pres (1949-60)
1879 Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)
1882 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (Pygmalion)
1883 Clement Richard Attlee, (L) British PM (1945-51)
1884 Eli S Jones, US, evangelist (Christ of Indian road)
1884 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer
1886 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
1886 John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)
1886 Josephine Hull, Newtonville MA, Academy award actress (Harvey)
1887 Helen Parkhurst, US educator (Education on the Dalton plan)
1891 Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]
1892 J.R.R. Tolkien, the REAL Lord of the Rings.
1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, S Afr, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)
1892 J.R.R. Tolkien, the REAL Lord of the Rings.
1893 Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)
1895 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer
1895 Mihail Andricu, composer
1897 Marion Davies
1897 Marion Davies
1897 Marion Davies
1897 Marion Davies
1897 Marion Davies
1897 Marion Davies, [Marion Cecelia Douras], Bkln, actress (Operator 13)
1897 Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary)
1898 Zazu Pitts
1898 Zazu Pitts
1898 Zazu Pitts
1898 Zazu Pitts
1898 Zazu Pitts
1898 Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
1898 ZaSu Pitts, Parsons Kansas, actress (Life With Father, Dames)
1900 Dorothy Arnzer, director
1900 Maurice Jaubert, composer
1901 Eric Voegelin, Germany, US philosopher (Order & History)
1901 Ngo Dinh Diem, pres/dictator of South Vietnam (1955-63)
1902 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician
1903 Charles Foulkes, Canada, general
1904 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
1905 Ray Milland, actor (Dial M for Murder, The Lost Weekend)
1905 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer
1905 Ray Milland, Neath Wales, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945)
1905 Ray Milland, actor (Dial M for Murder, The Lost Weekend)
1906 Roman Brandstaetter, writer
1907 Anna May Wong, LA Calif, actress (Impact, Study in Scarlet)
1909 Victor Borge, pianist, comedian, Denmark
1909 Victor Borge, [Borge Rosenbaum], Copenhagen Denmark, pianist/comedian
1909 Victor Borge, pianist, comedian, Denmark
1910 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian
1911 John Sturges, US, director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)
1912 Robert Flemyng, Liverpool Eng, actor (Windom's Way, Young Winston)
1914 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
1916 Antonio Estevez, composer
1916 Betty Furness, NYC, actress/consumer activist (Studio 1)
1917 Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN
1918 Maxene Andrews
1918 Maxene Andrews
1918 Maxene Andrews
1918 Maxene Andrews
1918 Maxene Andrews
1918 Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)
1919 Jesse White
1919 Jesse White
1919 Jesse White
1919 Jesse White
1919 Jesse White
1919 Jesse White, Buf NY, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid)
1921 John Russell, LA Calif, actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo)
1922 Bill Travers, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, actor (Born Free, Gorgo)
1922 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
1922 Morten Nielsen, Denmark, poet/resistance fighter
1923 Dragutin Gostuski, composer
1923 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk)
1924 Andre Franquin, cartoonist
1924 Henry M Fazzie, S Afr Union/UDF-leader
1924 Roy Harding, British teacher
1926 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
1926 George Martin, record producer (The Beatles)
1928 Frank Ross Anderson, Canada, International Chess Master (1954)
1929 Marilyn Lloyd, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
1929 Sergio Leone, Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars)
1930 Eddie Egan, Bronx NYC, actor (Joe Forrester)
1930 Robert Loggia, Staten Island, actor (Officer & a Gentleman, THE Cat)
1932 Dabney Coleman
1932 Dabney Coleman
1932 Dabney Coleman
1932 Dabney Coleman
1932 Dabney Coleman
1932 Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin, Russia, cosmonaut
1932 Jaswick Taylor, cricketer (WI pace bowler 50s, 10 wkts in 3 Tests)
1932 Mara Corday, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Foxfire, Black Scorpion)
1934 Bryan George Kelly, composer
1934 Carla Hills, politician (US Pres Commission on Housing-1982)
1936 Betty Rollin, actress (Crossing Delancey)/author (Last Wish)
1936 David Vine, British(?) sport commentator
1936 Jos Kunst, composer
1939 Bobby Hull
1939 Bobby Hull
1939 Bobby Hull
1939 Bobby Hull
1939 Bobby Hull
1939 Bobby Hull, NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72)
1940 Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)
1941 Shima Iwashita, actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide)
1941 Van Dyke Parks, Alabama, actor/musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour)
1944 Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)
1945 Stephen Stills
1945 Stephen Stills
1945 Stephen Stills
1945 Stephen Stills
1945 Stephen Stills
1945 Stephen Stills, Dallas TX, songwriter/guitarist (Cosby Stills & Nash)
1945 Victoria Principal, Fukuoka Japan, actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas)
1946 John Paul Jones, rocker (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
1947 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut
1948 Larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour)
1948 Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)
1950 Victoria Principal
1950 Victoria Principal
1950 Victoria Principal
1950 Victoria Principal
1950 Victoria Principal
1950 Beth Anderson, composer
1951 Frank Chikane, sec-gen of S Afr Council of Churches
1953 Angelo Parisi, France, heavyweight judo (Olympic-gold-1980)
1954 Ross The Boss, rocker
1955 Cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere)
1956 Mel Gibson
1956 Mel Gibson
1956 Mel Gibson
1956 Mel Gibson
1956 Mel Gibson
1956 Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)
1957 Frank Dicopoulos, Akron OH, actor (Frank Cooper-Guiding Light)
1959 Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)
1960 Joan Chen
1960 Joan Chen
1960 Joan Chen
1960 Joan Chen
1960 Joan Chen
1960 Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor)
1961 Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)
1962 Darren Daulton, US baseball catcher (Phila Phillies)
1962 Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores)
1962 Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
1962 Ulrike Lang, writer
1963 Aamer Malik, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 13 Tests 1987-90)
1963 Ashley Chinner, Cape Town S Afr, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)
1963 Jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, NO Saints, SD Chargers)
1964 Cheryl Miller, Riverside Calif, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
1965 Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Phila Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
1965 Mark Dewey, Grand Rapids MI, pitcher (SF Giants)
1966 Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)
1966 John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1966 Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1966 Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1967 Demetri Davis, WLAF tight end (Barcelona Dragons)
1967 Helena Bonham Carter, London, actress (Getting it Right)
1967 Joseph Amor, San Jose, video game record holder (Space Invaders)
1967 Magnus Gustafsson, Sweden, tennis star
1968 Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star
1968 Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)
1968 Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)
1968 Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
1969 Michael Schumacher
1969 Michael Schumacher
1969 Michael Schumacher
1969 Michael Schumacher
1969 Michael Schumacher
1969 Matt LaBounty, defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
1969 Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
1969 Steve Poapst, Cornwall, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1970 James Brown, NFL tackle (NY Jets)
1970 Tony Farmer, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
1970 Trudi Jeffrey, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Australian Jr Champion)
1970 Yogi Johl, Vancouver BC, 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
1971 Cory Cross, Lloydminster, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1971 Ku'ualoha Taylor, Hawaii, Miss USA (Hawaii-Miss Congeniality-1996)
1971 Rene van Rijswijk, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
1972 Charles Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Pitts Steelers)
1972 Deborah Carter, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
1972 Jacques Wildberger, composer
1973 Paula Knoll, Moorhead Minnesota, Miss America-Minnesota (1996)
1973 Tyrone Brown, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1974 Stefan Ustorf, Kaufbeuren Ger, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
1974 Todd Warriner, Blenheim, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1975 Danica McKeller
1975 Danica McKeller
1975 Danica McKeller
1975 Danica McKeller
1975 Danica McKeller
1975 Danica McKellar, actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder Years) [or Mar 3]
1975 Jason Marsden, actor (General Hospital, Eddie-Munsters Today)
1976 Mendel Witzenhauser, soccer player (Ajax, VVV)
1977 Beata Handra, SF Calif, dance skater (& Sinek-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd)
1980 Angela Ruggiero, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)

Events


Congress assembles, according to 20th amendment to constitution
Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Bo”tes
Congress assembles, according to 20th amendment to constitution
Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Bo”tes
236 St Anterus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
269 St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
936 Duke Alberik II of Spoleto appoints his son Pope Leo VII
1338 Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent
1407 Bloody battles between Hoeksen & Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht
1431 Joan of Arc handed over to the bishop
1521 Martin Luther excommunicated by Roman Catholic Church
1521 Martin Luther excommunicated by Roman Catholic Church
1521 Martin Luther excommunicated by Roman Catholic Church
1638 Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
1638 Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
1667 Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
1667 Russia & Poland sign Truce of Androsovo
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow, [NS=1/14]
1750 Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth
1752 East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malakka: 92 killed
1777 Washington defeats British at Battle of Princeton, NJ
1777 Washington defeats British at Battle of Princeton, NJ
1777 Washington defeats British at Battle of Princeton, NJ
1780 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung
1825 Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
1831 1st US building & loan association organized, Frankford, Penn
1833 Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic
1840 1st deep sea sounding
1847 California town of Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
1852 First Chinese arrive in Hawaii.
1852 First Chinese arrive in Hawaii.
1852 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
1861 Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy
1861 US Ft Pulaski & Ft Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia
1862 Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester
1865 Con Orem & Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match
1868 Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors
1870 Brooklyn Bridge begun, completed on May 24, 1883
1870 Brooklyn Bridge begun, completed on May 24, 1883
1870 Brooklyn Bridge construction begins; completed May 24, 1883
1871 Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY
1872 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
1876 1st free kindergarten in US opens in Florence, Mass
1888 1st drinking straw is patented.
1888 1st drinking straw is patented.
1888 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC
1889 Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood
1890 1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin
1896 Emperor Wilhelm congratulates Pres Kruger on the Jameson Raid
1900 Gerhart Hauptmanns "Schluck und Jau," premieres in Berlin
1900 Perihelion Passage
1902 Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, v England at MCG
1910 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
1911 US postal savings bank inaugurated
1912 South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
1914 Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari," premieres in NYC
1918 US employment service opens as a unit of Dept of Labor
1920 Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres
1920 NY Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000
1921 Turkey makes peace with Armenia
1922 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
1924 British egyptologist Howard Carter finds sarcophagus of Tutankhamun
1925 Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator
1926 Greek gen Theodorus P ngulos names himself dictator
1929 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS pres
1929 Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century
1931 Nels Stewart of Montr‚al Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)
1938 March of Dimes established to fight polio
1939 Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in US House of Representatives
1940 WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV
1941 Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
1941 Italian counter offensive in Albania
1941 Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia
1942 American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
1943 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
1943 Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
1945 Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab
1945 British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
1945 Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room
1945 Greek General Plastiras forms government
1945 John Patrick's "Hasty Heart," premieres in NYC
1945 US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa
1947 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
1947 William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
1948 Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
1949 "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
1951 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents
1951 Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
1952 "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
1952 Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
1955 Jos‚ Ramon Guizado becomes president of Panama
1957 first electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pennsylvania
1957 first electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pennsylvania
1957 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa
1958 Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland
1958 Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick v South Africa at Cape Town
1959 Alaska becomes the 49th state.
1959 Alaska becomes the 49th state.
1959 Alaska admitted as 49th US state
1961 Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor
1961 US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
1962 Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
1962 Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
1963 WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
1966 Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
1967 "Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
1967 Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
1967 WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ
1969 Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
1970 "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
1970 "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances
1970 Marxist government takes over in Congo
1970 WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
1971 "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 perfs
1971 Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
1971 Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game
1973 George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
1974 Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
1974 Burma accepts its constitution
1974 Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
1974 Miguel Pi¤ero's "Short Eyes," premieres in NYC
1974 NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Apple Computer incorporated.
1977 Apple Computer incorporated.
1977 Apple Computers incorporate
1977 Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
1978 Chandrasekar takes 6-52 & 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
1980 Gold hits record $634 an ounce
1981 55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75)
1981 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
1981 Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG
1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)
1983 Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
1984 Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
1985 Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
1985 Israel govt confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
1987 "Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
1987 "Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances
1987 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin
1987 Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC
1988 Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut
1988 Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century
1989 Jim & Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
1989 Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
1990 Panama's leader Gen Manuel Noriega surrenders to US authorities
1991 Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years
1991 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
1992 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
1992 Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
1993 "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 perfs
1993 "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 perfs
1993 "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 perfs
1993 "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
1993 "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
1993 Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
1994 "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 13 performances
1994 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
1994 Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed
1994 35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium since 1962, is taken down, to be moved to Jacob's Field
1997 Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV
1997 Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick v England at Harare
1997 Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series v England 3-0
1998 "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
1998 Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke

That's All....

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