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Births for January 02

  • 1642 Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey)
  • 1647 Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676)
  • 1699 Osman III, sultan (Turkey)
  • 1713 Mlle Dumesnil, Paris, tragic actress (Racine's Phdre, Hermione)
  • 1727 James Wolfe, commanded British Army (captured Qu‚bec)
  • 1728 Louis, Count Barbiano of Belgium
  • 1752 Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution (The American Village)
  • 1777 Christian D Rauch, German sculptor
  • 1803 Gugliemo Libri, (della Somaia), Ital/French bibliographer
  • 1822 Rudolph J E Clausius, Germany, physicist (thermodynamics)
  • 1831 Justin Winston, historian/librarian (Harvard)
  • 1835 Charles Russell Lowell Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers)
  • 1837 Mily Balakirev, Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia, composer
  • 1842 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist
  • 1857 Frederick Opper, cartoonist (Maud, Alphonse & Gaston)
  • 1860 William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)
  • 1861 Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)
  • 1863 Lucia Zarate, became lightest known adult human (2.1 kg at 17)
  • 1873 Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist (Communist Tactics)
  • 1879 John L Walch, literary (Grimaces)
  • 1879 Pieter Tesch, gelogist (Pedestal of Nederlands)
  • 1880 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer
  • 1884 Jacques Chardonne, (Boutelleau), French writer (l'Epithalame)
  • 1885 Johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes)
  • 1889 Tito Schipa, Italy, tenor (La Rondine)
  • 1894 Robert Nathan, NYC, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie)
  • 1895 Count Folke Bernadotte, Sweden, statesman (Red Cross, UN)
  • 1899 Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgium, sect-gen (NATO)
  • 1901 Robert Marshall, founder (Wilderness Society)
  • 1903 Anton van Duinkerken, (Willem JMA Asselbergs), literary
  • 1904 James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival)
  • 1904 Sally Rand, stripper (fan dance)
  • 1908 Ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)
  • 1912 Anna Lee, Ightham England, actress (Scruples, Lila-General Hospital)
  • 1912 Barbara Pentland, Winnipeg Canada, composer
  • 1912 Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (The Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
  • 1913 Gardner Read, Evanston, Illinois, composer
  • 1913 L‚on P Teisserenc de Bort, France, meteorologist
  • 1915 John Hope Franklin, historian
  • 1920 Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)
  • 1922 Jason Evers, NYC, actor (Wrangler, Channing)
  • 1922 Renata Tebaldi, lyric soprano
  • 1925 William J Crowe Jr, Kentucky, chairman joint chief of staff
  • 1927 Gino Marchetti, NFL defensive end (Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts)
  • 1927 Richard Belmont Ray, (Rep-D-Ga)
  • 1928 Dan Rostenkowski, (Rep-D-Il), House Ways & Means Committee chair
  • 1928 Vaughn Beals, Cambridge Mass, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle)
  • 1930 Julius LaRosa, Bkln NY, singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air)
  • 1931 Toshiki Kaifu, premier of Japan (1989- )
  • 1932 Dabney Coleman, Austin Texas, (That Girl, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill)
  • 1936 Roger Miller, Ft Worth Tx, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me)
  • 1939 Jim Bakker, televangelist/rapist (PTL Club)
  • 1947 Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80
  • 1947 Lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1949 Chick Churchill, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
  • 1949 Christopher Durang, Montclair NJ, playwright/actor (Sister Mary)
  • 1952 Wendy Phillips, Bkln NY, actress (Stacey-Executive Suite)
  • 1954 Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1957 Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)
  • 1960 Fausto Coppi, Italian, ran world record 45,798 km
  • 1964 David Cone, pitcher (NY Mets, Tor Blue Jays)
  • 1966 Tia Carrere, (Althea Janairo), Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)
  • 1978 Devin Doherty, actor (Jimmy Clayton-Swan's Crossing)

Passings for January 02

  • 1790 Joseph A Feuchtmayer (Feichtmayer), German rococobeeldhouwer, dies
  • 1861 Frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/emp of Germ (1849-61), die
  • 1904 James Longstreet, Confederate general, dies at 82
  • 1913 L‚on P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere), dies
  • 1915 Karl Goldmark, Austria-Hungarian composer (King of Saba), dies
  • 1917 Edward B Tylor, English Anthropologist, dies at 84
  • 1921 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German chancellor/PM of Prussia, dies
  • 1927 Achad Ha'am, (Asjr Ginsberg), Hebrews philosopher/writer, dies
  • 1929 Erich Wichman(n), fascist painter/sculptor, dies
  • 1950 Emil Jannings, actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies
  • 1955 Jos‚ Antonio Remon, president of Panam  (1919..55), assassinated
  • 1960 Cees (Cornelis J) Laseur, actor/director (Haagsche Comedy), dies at 6
  • 1960 Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist (world record time 45,798 km), dies
  • 1963 Jack Carson, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
  • 1968 Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies
  • 1974 Tex Ritter, country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
  • 1983 Harriet Parsons, actress/producer, dies at 76 of cancer
  • 1986 Una Merkel, US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • 1990 Belcampo, (Herman P Sch”nfeld Wichers), lawyer/writer, dies

Special events for January 02

  • 69 Roman Lower Rhine army proclaims its commander, Vitellius, emperor
  • 533 John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1492 Spain recaptures Granada from the Moors (Granada Day)
  • 1570 Tsar Ivan the Terrible march to Novgorod begins
  • 1602 Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English at Kinsdale
  • 1776 1st revolutionary flag displayed
  • 1788 Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
  • 1790 Mozart's opera "Cos fan tutti" premiers, ViennaS01021800 Free black c
  • 1814 Lord Byron completes "The Corsair"
  • 1818 Lord Byron completes "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (4th canto)
  • 1831 Liberator, abolitionist newspaper, begins publishing in Boston
  • 1832 1st Curling club in US (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens
  • 1842 1st US wire suspension bridge for general traffic opens in Penn
  • 1843 Wagner's opera "Der fliegende Holl„nder" premiers, Dresden
  • 1863 Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's River) ends
  • 1870 Building Brooklyn Bridge begins
  • 1879 Dr Benjamin E Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of Education
  • 1879 Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Ill
  • 1882 Because of antimonopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
  • 1890 Alice Sanger becomes 1st female White House staffer
  • 1893 1st US commemoratives & 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued
  • 1893 World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago (or 0501)
  • 1905 Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Perrine
  • 1905 Japanese troops capture Port Arthur
  • 1909 1st official Dutch Elfstedentocht skate (Minne Hoekstra in 13:50)
  • 1910 1st junior high schools in US open in Berkeley, Calif
  • 1916 G Neujmin discovers asteroid #814 Tauris
  • 1917 Royal Bank of Canada takes over Qu‚bec Bank
  • 1918 Montr‚al Wanderers' Westmount hockey arena burns down
  • 1919 Anti-British uprsing in Ireland
  • 1919 Lithuania gains independence
  • 1920 10,000 US union & socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids)
  • 1921 1st religious service radio broadcast in US, Pittsburgh
  • 1921 DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens
  • 1925 Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)
  • 1933 Bruins beat Rangers in NY 13-3
  • 1933 Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
  • 1933 US troops leave Nicaragua
  • 1934 1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania
  • 1935 Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby
  • 1936 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo
  • 1942 28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace
  • 1942 German troops in Bardia surrender
  • 1942 Japanese occupy Manila
  • 1944 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)
  • 1945 George Bush (pres 1989) & Barbara Pierce wed
  • 1945 Kentucky begins 130 home basektball game win streak, ends in 1955
  • 1947 Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali
  • 1948 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
  • 1949 KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
  • 1955 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premiers on NBC (later on CBS)
  • 1956 French parliamentary election (leftward swing)
  • 1959 1st spacecraft to orbit the Sun launched (USSR)
  • 1959 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
  • 1959 USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
  • 1960 John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
  • 1960 Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for president
  • 1961 1st AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16
  • 1961 Hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14øF recorded atop Haleakale
  • 1962 Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premiers on CBS
  • 1964 Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
  • 1965 Voter registration drive, led by Martin Luther King Jr, starts
  • 1966 Green Bay Packers beat Cleve Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
  • 1968 KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 US population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)
  • 1972 Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 14-3 in NFC championship game
  • 1972 Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
  • 1972 Miami Dolphins beat Balt Colts 21-0 in AFC championship game
  • 1974 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
  • 1974 Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
  • 1978 Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"
  • 1979 30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver
  • 1979 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins
  • 1982 Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
  • 1982 SD Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13:52 of OT
  • 1983 "Annie" closes on Broadway (it played 2,377 performances)
  • 1983 Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
  • 1984 Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship
  • 1985 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
  • 1985 Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
  • 1985 Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
  • 1986 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • 1986 NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
  • 1987 Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ
  • 1988 Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn
  • 1988 Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement
  • 1989 Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
  • 1989 UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game

Songs for date January 02

  • 01/02/42 --- Blues In The Night (Herman, Woody)
  • 01/02/42 --- White Cliffs Of Dover, The (Kyser, Kay)
  • 01/02/42 --- String Of Pearls, A (Miller, Glenn)
  • 01/02/48 --- Ballerina (Clark, Buddy)
  • 01/02/54 --- Secret Love (Day, Doris)
  • 01/02/54 --- What It Was, Was Football (Griffith, Andy)
  • 01/02/65 --- Downtown (Clark, Petula)
  • 01/02/65 --- Hold What You've Got (Tex, Joe)
  • 01/02/71 --- Mr. Bojangles (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • 01/02/93 --- Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme), A (Bryson, Peabo)
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