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Births for January 07


  • 1611 James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
  • 1652 Pavao Vitezovic, Croatia, writer/historian
  • 1653 Bernhard Albinus, (Weiss) Germany, bodyguard (Frederik of Prussia)
  • 1799 Daniel Tyler, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
  • 1800 Millard Fillmore, Locke NY, (Whig) 13th president (1850-53)
  • 1808 Jacob Ammen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
  • 1816 Stephen Miller, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
  • 1821 Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell, Brig General (Confed Army), died in 1891
  • 1824 James Morrison Hawes, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
  • 1830 (Samuel) Emerson Opdycke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1830 Albert Bierstadt, Germany, painter (US landscapes)
  • 1844 Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, (St Bernadette of Lourdes), saint/visionary
  • 1845 Louis III, last king of Bavaria (1913-18)
  • 1845 Paul Deusen, German philospher (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft)
  • 1855 Eli‰zer Ben-Jehuda, (Perelmann), Latvia, writer (1st hebrew newspaper
  • 1873 Adolph Zukor, Hungary, movie producer/director/executive (Paramount)
  • 1873 Charles Pierre P‚guy, Orl‚ans Fr, Catholic writer (God Speaks)
  • 1877 Johannes F Buziau, cabaret performer (1 great dog)
  • 1895 Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist
  • 1896 Arnold Ridley, English actor/dramatist (The Ghost Train)
  • 1898 Art Baker, NYC, TV host (You Asked For It)
  • 1899 Francis Poulenc, Paris France, composer/pianist (Lesson Biches)
  • 1903 Alan Napier, Birmingham England, actor (Alfred-Batman)
  • 1907 Nicanor Zabaleta, San Sebastian, Spain, harpist
  • 1910 Alain JG de Rothschild, France, banker/baron
  • 1912 Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
  • 1913 Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 1915 Herman Musaph, psychiatrist/sexologist/founder (NVSH)
  • 1916 Gerrit Schulte, (Le fou pedalant), 6 day bicyclist
  • 1916 Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
  • 1918 Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
  • 1922 Jean-Pierre Prampal, Marseilles France, flautist
  • 1922 Vincent Gardenia, Naples Italy, actor (All in the Family, LA Law)
  • 1924 Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)
  • 1925 Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
  • 1928 William Peter Blatty, NYC, author (The Exorcist)
  • 1929 Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
  • 1929 Kenneth Henry, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1929 Terry Moore, (Helen Luella Koford), LA Cal, actress (Little Sheba)
  • 1931 Mack Mattingly, (Sen-R-GA, 1981-86)
  • 1934 Charles Lamont Jenkins, NYC, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1935 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 36, Apollo-Soyuz)
  • 1938 Jasperina de Jong, cabaret performer
  • 1939 Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
  • 1941 Frederick D Gregory, Wash DC, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-B, 33, 44)
  • 1942 Paul Revere, Boise Id, keyboard (Paul Revere & Raiders-Fallin in Love
  • 1942 Vasili Alexeyev, USSR, weightlifer (Olympic-gold- )
  • 1943 Jim Lefebvre, Hawthorne Calif, baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1943 Leona Williams, singer/songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
  • 1944 Ad (GB) N˜huis, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (VVD)
  • 1944 Mike McGear, Liverpool, singer (Paul McCartney's brother)
  • 1945 Tony Conigliaro, Mass, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1947 David Porcel˜n, composer/conductor
  • 1948 Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
  • 1948 Kenny Loggins, singer (Loggins & Messina-This is it, Footloose)
  • 1951 Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev, Russia, major/cosmonaut
  • 1952 Erin Gray, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers)
  • 1955 Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)
  • 1956 Rosalyn Bryant, Chic Ill, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • 1957 Katherine Kouric, US, (political?)
  • 1957 Kristen Meadows, actress (Santa Barbara)
  • 1958 Donna Rice, model, Gary Hart's alledged lover
  • 1960 Tierre Turner, Detroit Mich, actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid)
  • 1964 Nicolas Cage, actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon)
  • 1977 Dustin Diamond, actor (Screech-Saved by the Bell)


Passings for January 07


  • 312 Lucianus, saint, dies
  • 1285 Charles I van Anjou, brother of King Louis IX of France, dies
  • 1325 Dionysius, the justified, King of Portugal (1279-1325), dies
  • 1451 Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy/last anti-pope Felix V (1439-49), dies
  • 1529 Peter de Oude Vischer, German count of Sebaldus, dies
  • 1536 Catherine of Aragon, 1st wife of England's King Henry VIII, dies
  • 1537 Alessandro de' Medici, of Florence, assassinated
  • 1566 Ludovicus Blosius, (Louis de Blois"Dacrianus"), wrtier, dies
  • 1655 Innocentius X, (Giambattista Pamfili), pope (1644-55), dies
  • 1830 Charlotte J T, infant of Portugal, dies
  • 1892 Tewfik Pasja, viceroy of Egypt, dies
  • 1932 Henri Stroethoff, actor (Slight Paradise), dies at 60
  • 1943 Nikola Tesla, Yugoslavian physicist (tesla), dies
  • 1944 J Verleun, resistance fighter, executed
  • 1957 Al White, choreographer (NBC Comedy Hour), dies
  • 1958 Petru Groza, premier/president (Romania, 1945-58), dies at 74
  • 1961 Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn dies at 74
  • 1964 Colin McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
  • 1971 Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies at 60
  • 1972 John Berryman, US poet (Imaginary Jew), dies
  • 1982 Bert Oosterhuis, auto racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
  • 1983 August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies
  • 1985 Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • 1987 Larry Carr, pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at 72
  • 1988 Trevor Howard, actor (Ryan's Daughter), dies at 71 of bronchitis
  • 1990 Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81
  • 1990 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • 1990 Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73


Special events for January 07


  • 1558 Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
  • 1558 French under Fran‡ois, Duke of Guise, capture Calais from England
  • 1566 Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
  • 1579 England signs an offensive & defensive alliance with the Netherland
  • 1584 Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia
  • 1598 Boris Godunov seizes the Russian throne on death of Feodore I
  • 1601 Robert, Earl of Essex leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
  • 1608 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
  • 1610 Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa & Ganymede
  • 1714 Typewriter patented (built years later)
  • 1782 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
  • 1784 1st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
  • 1785 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard & Jeffries)
  • 1789 1st national (presidential) election in US
  • 1817 2nd Bank of the United States opens
  • 1822 1st printing in Hawaii
  • 1822 Liberia colonized by Americans
  • 1830 Baltimore & Ohio RR Co begins carrying revenue traffic
  • 1842 Rossini's opera "Stabat Mater" premiers in Paris
  • 1861 Florida troops takeover Ft Marion at St Augustine
  • 1862 Battle of Manassas Junction, VA
  • 1862 Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, WV
  • 1868 Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock
  • 1868 Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson
  • 1879 King Willem II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont
  • 1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Valley of Fear" (BG)
  • 1890 W B Purvis patents fountain pen
  • 1896 A Charlois discovers asteroids #410 Chloris & #411 Xanthe
  • 1896 Fanny Farmer publishes her 1st cookbook
  • 1896 M Wolf discovers asteroids #412 Elisabetha & #413 Edburga
  • 1899 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
  • 1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier" (BG)
  • 1904 Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st int'l radio distress signal
  • 1910 Ottawa Senators sweep Galt in 2 games for the Stanley Cup
  • 1911 1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF
  • 1913 F Kaiser discovers asteroid #738 Alagasta
  • 1913 William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
  • 1914 1st steamboat passes through the Panama Canal
  • 1923 Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan
  • 1927 Coml transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between NY & London
  • 1927 Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Ill)
  • 1929 "Buck Rogers," 1st sci-fi comic strip, premiers
  • 1929 "Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
  • 1929 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & East Indies
  • 1932 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Mich
  • 1933 1st edition of People & Fatherland published in Netherlands
  • 1934 "Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts
  • 1934 K Reinmuth discovers asteroids #1297 Quadea & #1298 Nocturna & #3264
  • 1934 Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld
  • 1936 Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
  • 1939 US worker's union leader Tom Mooney freed (jailed since 1916)
  • 1940 G Kulin discovers asteroid #3019
  • 1942 WWII siege of Bataan starts
  • 1948 US president Truman raises taxes for the Marshall-plan
  • 1950 Hank Snow's 1st appearance on the "Grand Ole Opry"
  • 1950 Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)
  • 1952 French Plevin govt falls
  • 1953 Pres Truman announces development of the hydrogen bomb
  • 1955 Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at the Met (NYC)
  • 1955 WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 USSR shrinks army to 300,000
  • 1959 US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban govt
  • 1961 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
  • 1961 Trucial States (now UAE) issue their 1st postage stamps
  • 1962 Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, fails
  • 1962 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
  • 1963 1st class postage raised from 4› to 5›
  • 1964 Bahamas achieves internal self-government & cabinet responsibility
  • 1964 Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in the air (Boeing 707)
  • 1965 France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
  • 1967 "Newlywed Game" premiers
  • 1968 "The GE College Bowl" quiz show premiers on NBC TV
  • 1968 1st class postage raised from 5› to 6›
  • 1968 Surveyor 7 lands on the Moon
  • 1969 US Congress doubles president salary
  • 1971 -40ø F (-40ø C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
  • 1972 Iberian Airlines crashes into 800' peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
  • 1972 LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
  • 1972 Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
  • 1973 British Darts Organisation founded in North London
  • 1973 US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
  • 1973 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
  • 1975 P Wild discovers asteroid #3468
  • 1976 E F Helin discovers asteroid #2062 Aten
  • 1978 Angola revises its constitution
  • 1979 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
  • 1980 Minn ends Phila Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends
  • 1982 "Fame" premiers on NBC TV
  • 1982 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
  • 1983 Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala
  • 1985 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
  • 1986 Chicago Bears defeat New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
  • 1986 STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
  • 1986 US president Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
  • 1989 Akhito becomes emperor of Japan
  • 1989 Intl Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
  • 1990 Lynn Jennings cycles world record 5K indoor at 15:22.64
  • 1991 "Nia Peeples Party Machine" premiers on TV
  • 1992 AT&T releases video-telephone ($1499)


Songs for date January 07


  • 01/07/43 --- Moonlight Becomes You (Crosby, Bing)
  • 01/07/43 --- Why Don't You Fall In Love With Me (Shore, Dinah)
  • 01/07/49 --- Far Away Places (Como, Perry)
  • 01/07/56 --- Rock And Roll Waltz (Starr, Kay)
  • 01/07/67 --- Nothin' Yet, (We Ain't Got) (Blues Magoos)
  • 01/07/67 --- 98.6 (Keith)
  • 01/07/78 --- Emotion (Sang, Samantha)
  • 01/07/84 --- Innocent Man, An (Joel, Billy)
  • 01/07/84 --- Let The Music Play (Shannon)
  • 01/07/89 --- She Wants To Dance With Me (Astley, Rick)
  • 01/07/89 --- Walking Away (Information Society)
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