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Births for January 09


  • 1554 Gregory XV, (Alessandro Ludovisi), pope (1621-23)
  • 1695 John E Loovens, lawyer
  • 1699 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer
  • 1728 Thomas Warton, poet laureate of England (Pleasures of Melancholy)
  • 1803 Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Secy Treas (Confederacy) died in 1888
  • 1816 John Palmer Usher, Secy Int (Union) died in 1889
  • 1822 John Porter Hatch, volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1901
  • 1829 Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
  • 1839 John Knowles Paine, Portland, Maine, composer
  • 1843 Christiaan A Ulder, Cura‡ao, composer (walsen/tumba's)
  • 1851 Luis Coloma, Spanish jesuiet/writer (Peque€eces, Boy)
  • 1857 Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights)
  • 1859 Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters)
  • 1866 Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1870 Joseph B Strauss, civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge)
  • 1873 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, R„di Ukraine, Hebrew poet/translator
  • 1879 John Broadus Watson, behaviorist psychologist
  • 1881 Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)
  • 1881 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)
  • 1890 Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined "robot"
  • 1890 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • 1894 Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter, graphic artist
  • 1898 Gracie Fields, (Stansfield), England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • 1899 Alexander Tcherepnin, St Petersburg Russia, composer (1/20 NS)
  • 1901 Chic Young, cartoonist (Blondie)
  • 1902 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • 1904 George Balanchine, dancer/choreographer/ballet producer
  • 1908 Simone de Beauvoir, France, author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex)
  • 1913 Richard Milhous Nixon, (R) 37th pres (1968-74) (I am not a crook!)
  • 1914 Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1914 Gypsy Rose Lee, (Rose Hovick), Seattle, burlesque actress (Gypsy)
  • 1914 Kenny (Klook) Clarke, Pittsburgh, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop)
  • 1915 Anita Louise, NYC, actress (My Friend Flicka)
  • 1915 Fernando Lamas, actor ("You look marvelous")
  • 1916 Vic Mizzy, Bkln NY, orch leader (Don Rickles Show)
  • 1917 Herbert Lom, Czech, actor (Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dorian Gray)
  • 1922 Ahmed S‚kou Tour‚, president of Guinea (1957-84)
  • 1925 Lee Van Cleef, NJ, actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY)
  • 1928 Fernand J St Germain, (Rep-D-RI, 1961- )
  • 1928 Judith Krantz, NYC, author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle)
  • 1931 Algi(rda)s (Jonas) Budrys, Prussia, sci-fi author (Man of Earth)
  • 1933 Robert Garcia, (Rep-D-NY, 1978- )
  • 1933 Sonia Garmers, (Justina), Cura‡ao, author (Dear Queen)
  • 1934 Bart Starr, NFL quarterback/coach (Green Bay)
  • 1934 Julian B Coco, Antilles, guitarist/tutor (Princess Christina)
  • 1935 Bob Denver, New Rochelle NY, actor (Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island)
  • 1935 Dick Enberg, Mt Clemens Mich, sportscaster (Where's Huddles)
  • 1938 Aad Kosto, theologist/actor/Dutch asst secretary of state
  • 1940 Jimmy Boyd, McComb Mo, actor/singer (Howard-Bachelor Father)
  • 1941 Joan Baez, Staten Island, folk singer/human rights advocate
  • 1941 Susannah York, London, actress (A Man for All Seasons, Tom Jones)
  • 1943 Rob Hoeke, pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed)
  • 1944 Jimmy Page, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
  • 1944 Scott Engel, vocalist (Walker Brothers-Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore)
  • 1948 William Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills-Hair)
  • 1950 David Johansen, (Buster Poindexter), singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
  • 1951 Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't it make my brown eyes blue)
  • 1951 Rosalyn Kind, Bkln, singer (« sister of Barbra Striesand)
  • 1952 Eveline L Herfkens, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1954 Lance Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • 1956 Kimberly Beck Hilton, Glendale Calif, actress (Kim-Peyton Place)
  • 1962 Phil Lewis, London England, rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
  • 1965 Muggsy Bogues, NBA guard (Washington Bullets)


Passings for January 09


  • 1499 Johan Cicero, monarch (Brandenburg, 1486-99), dies at 43
  • 1843 Caroline Herschel, "1st lady of astronomy," dies at 98 in Germany
  • 1854 Filippo Traetta/Philip Trajetta, Ital's composer/musicologist, dies
  • 1878 Victor Emanuel II, king of Sardinia (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies
  • 1879 Don Joaquin BF Espartero, duke of Vitoria, dies
  • 1902 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian lawyer/foreign minister, dies at 66
  • 1908 Abraham Goldfaden, Yiddish songwriter, dies
  • 1923 Katherine Mansfield, Brits writer (Dove's Nest), dies
  • 1927 Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist, dies
  • 1931 Claude Anet (Jean Schopfer), French writer (La fille perdue), dies
  • 1939 Johann Strauss, Austrian conductor/Royal ball music director, dies
  • 1943 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Novel Britain), dies
  • 1946 Countee Cullen, black poet, dies at 42 in NYC
  • 1958 Paul Fechter, German writer/historian (Um der Wende der Zeit), dies
  • 1972 Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80
  • 1975 Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent), dies
  • 1977 Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
  • 1984 Wolfgang Staudte, German director (Ciske de Rat), dies
  • 1987 Arthur Lake, actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81


Special events for January 09


  • 1317 Phillips V, the tall, crowned king of France
  • 1349 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses
  • 1522 Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)
  • 1558 Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland
  • 1570 Tsar Ivan the terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod
  • 1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • 1788 Connecticut becomes 5th state
  • 1793 Jean Pierre Blanchard makes 1st balloon flight in North America
  • 1793 Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery
  • 1799 1st income tax imposed, in England
  • 1812 Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon
  • 1839 Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
  • 1839 Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)
  • 1847 1st SF newspaper published (California Star)
  • 1848 1st commercial bank in SF established
  • 1854 Astor Library opens in NYC
  • 1855 Clipper Guiding Star disappears in the Atlantic, 480 dies
  • 1861 1st hostile act of Civil War; Star of the West fired on, Sumter, SC
  • 1861 Mississippi becomes 2nd state to secede
  • 1861 Star of the West is fired upon as it enters Charlestown Harbor
  • 1863 -Jan 11th) Battle of Arkansas Post, AK (Ft Hindman)
  • 1866 Fisk University establishes
  • 1879 Cheyennes prisioners revolt at Dull Knife Ft Robinson
  • 1880 6' (1.8 meters) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days
  • 1901 M Wolf discovers asteroid #464 Megaira & #467 Laura
  • 1903 AL Baltimore baseball team bought for $18,000, moves to NYC (Yanks)
  • 1903 Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace
  • 1903 Wind Cave National Park, SD established
  • 1905 Bloody Sunday-demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops (1/22 NS)
  • 1908 Muir Woods National Monument, Calif established
  • 1909 Ernest Shackleton reaches 88ø23' south
  • 1912 US marines invade Honduras
  • 1915 Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated, SF
  • 1922 KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
  • 1923 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain
  • 1925 German Postal Minister A H”fle dismissed due to coruption
  • 1927 Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
  • 1929 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1933 Amsterdam confectionary worker go on strike against wage reduction
  • 1934 L Volta discovers asteroid #1332 Marconia
  • 1936 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
  • 1937 A Patry discovers asteroid #3142 Kilopi
  • 1937 Italian regime bans marriages between Italians & Abyssinians
  • 1937 Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #1424 Sundmania
  • 1941 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane
  • 1942 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer
  • 1942 US Joint Chiefs of Staff was created
  • 1945 US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
  • 1951 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #3383 Koyama
  • 1951 Washington Capitals NBA club folds
  • 1952 Belgian Pholien govt resigns
  • 1952 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title
  • 1953 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
  • 1953 Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249
  • 1954 -87ø F (-66ø C), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)
  • 1954 Bert Olmstead, Mont Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
  • 1954 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan & Leonie Adams
  • 1956 Samir el-Rifai forms govt in Jordan
  • 1957 British premier Anthony Eden resigns
  • 1957 Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR
  • 1957 Cooperation Dutch Dagbladpers publishes newspaper "The Truth"
  • 1957 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2391 Tomita
  • 1957 Kalmyk Autonomous Region reformed in RSFSR
  • 1957 Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR
  • 1958 In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54
  • 1959 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premiers on CBS TV
  • 1959 Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die
  • 1960 Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
  • 1962 NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
  • 1963 Mao Tse-tung writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"
  • 1964 Anti-US rioting broke out in the Panama Canal Zone
  • 1965 "Beatles' '65" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1967 Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond
  • 1967 The NFL New Orleans franchise takes the name "Saints"
  • 1968 Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on the Moon
  • 1969 1st trial flight of the Concorde
  • 1970 Constitution of Singapore enacted
  • 1972 Billionaire Howard Hughes said Clifford Irving's bio is a fake
  • 1976 Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot
  • 1976 Ringo releases "Oh My My" in UK
  • 1977 Oakland Raiders defeat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14, in Super Bowl XI
  • 1978 Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
  • 1978 R M West discovers asteroid #2117 Danmark
  • 1979 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
  • 1979 High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws
  • 1980 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • 1982 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855
  • 1982 Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game
  • 1983 B A Skiff discovers asteroids #3140, #3505 & #3684
  • 1983 British PM Margaret Thatcher visits the Falkland Islands
  • 1984 "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premiers on NBC TV (Whoops)
  • 1984 EAA moves operations to Oshkosh
  • 1984 John Lennon releases "Nobody Told Me"
  • 1985 Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-ou
  • 1986 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1987 New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect
  • 1987 Sir Rudolf Bing (of NY Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
  • 1989 "Pat Sajak Show" premiers on CBS
  • 1990 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
  • 1990 Boston Celtics worst ¬ ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78
  • 1991 Baker & Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse the gulf crisis
  • 1992 Asteroid 1992AD discovered 4.8 billion km from Sun


Songs for date January 09


  • 01/09/42 --- Tonight We Love (Martin, Freddy)
  • 01/09/42 --- I Said No (Rey, Alvino)
  • 01/09/48 --- Ballerina (Crosby, Bing)
  • 01/09/48 --- Beg Your Pardon (Craig, Francis)
  • 01/09/65 --- Name Game, The (Ellis, Shirley)
  • 01/09/71 --- Amos Moses (Reed, Jerry)
  • 01/09/82 --- Sweet Dreams (Air Supply)
  • 01/09/93 --- Mr. Wendal (Arrested Development)
  • 01/09/93 --- Ditty (Paperboy)
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