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Births for January 05


  • 1548 Francisco Su rez, Granada Spain, philosopher/theologian
  • 1592 Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal
  • 1620 Mikl¢s Zr¡nyi, Hungarian poet/writer (The Peril of Sziget)
  • 1773 Pieter Font˜n, painter/drawer
  • 1779 Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
  • 1779 Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)
  • 1780 Claire EJ, countess of R‚musat/Vergennes/French author (Salon)
  • 1788 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer
  • 1811 Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey)
  • 1813 Thomas Neville Waul, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
  • 1822 Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 189
  • 1828 August Valentine Kautz, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1895
  • 1840 John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
  • 1846 Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908)
  • 1848 Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
  • 1855 King Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor)
  • 1859 DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer)
  • 1871 Frederick Shepherd Converse, Newton Mass, composer
  • 1874 Joseph Erlanger, doctor (shock therapy-Nobel 1944)
  • 1876 Konrad Adenauer, Cologne Germany, chancellor of Germany (BRD, 1949)
  • 1895 Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest
  • 1896 Hendrik Algra, Dutch 2nd chamber member (ARP)
  • 1899 Albert van Dalsum, actor/director
  • 19-- Claudia North, NYC, high society child (December, 1979)
  • 19-- Kelly Nickels, rock bassist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
  • 1900 Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
  • 1901 Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)
  • 1902 Hubert Beuve-M‚ry, French newspaper publisher (Le Monde (The Voice))
  • 1902 Pierre Palla, pianist/organist
  • 1903 Tel‚sforo A Palm, Cura‡ao, composer/pianist
  • 1905 L szl¢ Papp, Hungary, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • 1906 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
  • 1908 George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)
  • 1909 Jean-Pierre Aumont, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker)
  • 1910 Erica Morini, Austria, violinist
  • 1912 Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)
  • 1917 Wieland Wagner, German opera director
  • 1918 Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy)
  • 1920 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
  • 1921 Friedrich Drrenmatt, Switzerland, playwright/novelist (Visit)
  • 1921 Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
  • 1923 Robert L Bernstein, NYC, publisher (Random House)
  • 1923 Sam Phillips, musician/record founder (Sun)
  • 1926 Claude (Buddy) Young, NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts)
  • 1926 Robert Earle, Baldwin NY, TV host (GE College Bowl)
  • 1928 Walter Mondale, (Sen-D-Minn)/42nd VP (1977-81)
  • 1928 Zulfikar Ali Khan Bhutto, president/premier (Pakistan)
  • 1930 Edward G Givens Jr, Quanah Texas, Major USAF/astronaut
  • 1930 Richard Hayes, Passaic NJ, singer/emcee (Name That Tune)
  • 1931 Alfred Brendel, Wiesenberg Moravia, Austrian pianist
  • 1931 Alvin Ailey, choreographer (American Dance Theater)
  • 1931 Robert Duvall, San Diego Calif, actor (Great Santini, Taxi Driver)
  • 1931 Walter Davis, US, running high jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1932 Chuck Noll, Cleveland, NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1932 Ra‹sa Maximovna Titorenko Gorbachev, Russia's 1st lady (1982-1991)
  • 1935 Nancy L Johnson, (Rep-R-CT, 1983- )
  • 1938 Edwin Elliason, Washington, US archer (Olympic-92)
  • 1938 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1938 Juan Carlos I, king of Spain (1975- )
  • 1938 Piet Kruiver, soccer star
  • 1939 Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1940 Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)
  • 1942 Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)
  • 1942 Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)
  • 1942 Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist
  • 1944 Felix Araons, director/actor
  • 1944 Tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1945 Dezs” Szab¢, Hungary, writer (Az egesz Latohatar)
  • 1945 Sam Wyche, NFL coach (Cincinatti Bengels)
  • 1946 Diane Keaton, (Hall), LA, actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl)
  • 1947 Michael DeWine, (Rep-R-Oh, 1983- )
  • 1947 Ted Lange, Oakland Calif, actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina)
  • 1949 Chris Stein, rock guitarist (Blondie-Heart of Glass, Call Me)
  • 1949 George Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)
  • 1953 Pamela Sue Martin, Westport Ct, actress (Nancy Drew, Fallon-Dynasty)
  • 1954 Bryan Hitt, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You)
  • 1957 Vincent Calloway, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1963 Rick Ambrose, singer (Jewel)
  • 1964 Ted Harris Poley, Englewood NJ, rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It)
  • 1967 Ricky Paull Goldin, SF, actor (Doug-Hail to the Chief, Another World)
  • 1968 Carl Evans, Actor (Guilding Light)
  • 1974 John Drew Nichols, Okla, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • 1975 Ray Morgan, announcer (I'd Like to See)


Passings for January 05

  • 1066 Edward de Bel˜der, the Confessor, king of England (1043-66), dies
  • 1387 Pedro IV, king of Aragon: conqueror of Sicily, dies
  • 1477 Charles de Stoute, duke of Burgundy/writer, dies
  • 1524 Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pecinich, Croatian poet, dies
  • 1589 Catherine de M‚dicis, Queen mother of France, dies at 69
  • 1595 Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
  • 1827 Frederick of York, English duke, dies at 63
  • 1856 Pierre J David, (David d'Angers), French sculptor, dies
  • 1860 St John Nepomucene Neumann, 1st male US saint, dies
  • 1922 Ernest H Shackleton, British South pole explorer (Endurance), dies
  • 1922 Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer, dies aboard his ship
  • 1933 Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60
  • 1942 Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered
  • 1943 George Washington Carver, famous black scientist, dies at 81
  • 1944 Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies
  • 1945 Dezs” Szab¢, Hungarian writer (Weggevaagde Village), dies
  • 1960 Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies
  • 1970 Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
  • 1974 Roy Bargy, orch leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
  • 1975 Don Wilson, Astro pitcher dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • 1977 Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74
  • 1979 Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies
  • 1981 Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87
  • 1981 Paul F‚lix, Belgian architect, dies
  • 1982 Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 6
  • 1982 Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
  • 1988 "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, basketball player dies at 40 of a heart attac
  • 1993 George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies
  • 1993 Henk Knol, Suriname 2nd chamber member (PvdA), dies
  • 1993 Juan Benet, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies
  • 1993 Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
  • 1993 Nyamuisi Muvingi, Za‹re minister of Culture, murdered
  • 1993 Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
  • 1993 Wiersma, Dutch asst secretary of state of Justice, dies
  • Holidays for January 05
  • Bird Day (1905)
  • (England) Glastonbury Thorn Day
  • (Scotland) Handsel Monday
  • Interesting events for January 05
  • (Christian) 12th Night, end of Christmas season (Denmark)
  • (Christian) Epiphany Eve
  • 136 (RC) Commem of St Telesphorus, 8th pope (125-136), martyr
  • 459 (RC) Feast of St Simeon Stylites
  • 1860 (RC) Memorial of St John Neumann, bishop of Philadelphia
  • 1944 (Lutheran) Commemoration of Kaj Munk, martyr
  • 2001 (Jewish) Asarah B'Tevet (Siege of Jerusalem); Tevet 10, 5761


Special events for January 05

  • 1781 British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Va
  • 1800 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
  • 1804 Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
  • 1809 Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain & France
  • 1822 Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
  • 1825 Alexandre Dumas pre fights his 1st duel; his pants fall down
  • 1834 Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell
  • 1836 Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
  • 1840 Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date
  • 1841 James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
  • 1850 Calif Exchange opens
  • 1854 Steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die
  • 1859 1st steamboat sails, Red River
  • 1861 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
  • 1861 Alabama troops seize Forts Morgan & Gaines at Mobile Bay
  • 1875 President Grant sends federal troops to Vicksburg, Miss
  • 1887 1st US school of librarianship opens at Columbia University
  • 1896 Austrian newspaper "Wiener Presse" publishes 1st public account of
  • 1896 German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen's discovers x-rays
  • 1899 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
  • 1903 SF-Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use
  • 1904 -34ø F (-37ø C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
  • 1904 -42ø F (-41ø C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • 1905 Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara
  • 1905 National Association of Audubon Society incorporates
  • 1909 Colombia recognizes Panama's independence
  • 1911 Portugese throw out northern Jesuits
  • 1911 SF has it's 1st air meet
  • 1914 Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day
  • 1916 Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
  • 1919 National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms in Germany
  • 1919 Spartacus uprising in Berlin: state of seige
  • 1920 Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees
  • 1924 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1011 Laodamia
  • 1925 Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman gov in USA
  • 1925 Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
  • 1926 James Cox of Ford Motors announces 8 hr day & $5 daily minimum wage
  • 1929 Coup against King Alexander in South-Slavia
  • 1930 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1162 Larissa
  • 1930 Mao Tse-tung writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
  • 1933 Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
  • 1934 Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
  • 1937 Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session (Nebr)
  • 1940 Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia
  • 1941 British/Australian troops conquer Bardia
  • 1949 General Track orders ceases-fire on Sumatra
  • 1949 President Harry S Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
  • 1952 Flying Enterprise sinks
  • 1955 KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
  • 1957 Jackie Robinson announced his retirement from baseball
  • 1959 "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premiers on TV
  • 1959 Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"
  • 1961 US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
  • 1962 Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints"
  • 1963 San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
  • 1964 Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel
  • 1964 San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
  • 1967 KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins
  • 1968 Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
  • 1969 Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
  • 1969 Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
  • 1969 USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
  • 1970 KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Soap Opera "All My Children," premiers on ABC
  • 1971 Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
  • 1972 Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
  • 1972 NASA announces development of space shuttle
  • 1972 NYC transit fare rises from 30› to 35›
  • 1981 "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 mins to 30 mins
  • 1981 Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, arrested in England
  • 1982 Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
  • 1984 Adrian Dantly, Utah, ties NBA record, making 28 free throws
  • 1985 Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
  • 1985 Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
  • 1987 Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, NJ


Songs for date January 05

  • 01/05/51 --- If (Como, Perry)
  • 01/05/51 --- So Long (Jenkins, Gordon)
  • 01/05/57 --- Young Love (James, Sonny)
  • 01/05/59 --- Stagger Lee (Price, Lloyd)
  • 01/05/63 --- Loop De Loop (Thunder, Johnny)
  • 01/05/74 --- Jungle Boogie (Kool & The Gang)
  • 01/05/85 --- Method Of Modern Love (Hall & Oates)
  • 01/05/85 --- Misled (Kool & The Gang)
  • 01/05/91 --- Where Does My Heart Beat Now (Dion, Celine)
  • 01/05/91 --- All The Man That I Need (Houston, Whitney)
  • 01/05/91 --- Around The Way Girl (L.L. Cool J.)
  • 01/05/91 --- I Saw Red (Warrant)
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