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Births for January 10


  • 1502 Hendrik Niclaes, German/Dutch merchant/cult leader (Children of God)
  • 1644 Louis Boufflers, marshall of France
  • 1738 Ethan Allen, Revolutionary War fighter (led Green Mtn Boys)
  • 1747 Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker
  • 1768 James Varicick, 1st AME Zion Bishop
  • 1780 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist
  • 1814 Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)
  • 1815 Alexander Brydie Dyer, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1874
  • 1815 Thomas Williams, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 1825 Alexander Travis Hawthorn, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1899
  • 1877 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, inventor (elecrostatic precipitator)
  • 1880 Eduard M Meijers, lawyer (Short Discussion)
  • 1880 French van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp
  • 1880 Grock, (Adrien Wettach), Swiss clown/circus director
  • 1880 Manuel Aza€a y D¡az, PM/pres of 2nd Spanish republic (1936-39)
  • 1882 Eugne Delporte, Belgium, astronomer (Asteroid Belgian/Adonis)
  • 1883 Florence Reed, silent film actress (Dancing Girl)
  • 1883 Francis X Bushman, silent film actor (Spy's Defeat, Ben Hur)
  • 1887 Robinson Jeffers, US, poet/playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea)
  • 1888 Grock, (Adrien Weltach), Switzerland, clown/circus director
  • 1891 Jos Speybrouck, Flemish painter
  • 1892 Dumas Malone, Miss, historian (Jefferson & His Time)
  • 1894 Reginald Denham, London, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed)
  • 1903 Jean Morel, Abbeville France, conductor
  • 1903 Jens A Damages, Danish writer (Schadebogen, Losses Híjsang)
  • 1904 Ray Bolger, Dorchester Mass, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz)
  • 1908 Bernard Lee, London England, actor (M in James Bond movies)
  • 1908 Paul Henreid, Trieste, actor (Casablanca, 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
  • 1910 Galina Ulanova, Russia, ballerina (Bolshoi)
  • 1910 Jean Martinon, Lyons France, conductor
  • 1913 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslavakia (1968-89)
  • 1914 Claude Gallimard, France, publisher
  • 1914 Polly Rowles, Phila Pa, actress (Aunt Laurie-Jamie)
  • 1915 Dean Dixon, Zug Switzerland, conductor
  • 1917 Jerry Wexler, music producer
  • 1926 June Haver, Mrs Fred MacMurray/actress (Dolly Sisters)
  • 1927 Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1927 Johnnie Ray, pop singer (Cry)
  • 1927 Lee Philips, Bkln NY, actor (Ellery Queen)
  • 1928 Donald Brooks, fashion designer (Emmy 1983)
  • 1935 Ronnie Hawkins, Ark, rocker (The Band-Who Do You Love?)
  • 1935 Sherrill Milnes, Hinsdale Illinois, baritone
  • 1938 Willie "Stretch" McCovey, 1st baseman (SF Giant #44)
  • 1939 Bill Toomey, Phila Pa, decathelete (Olympic-gold-68)
  • 1939 Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause)
  • 1942 Jim Croce, singer (Time in a Bottle)
  • 1943 Agustin P Justo y Rolon, president (Argentina 1931-38)
  • 1945 Frank Sinatra Jr, Jersey City NJ, singer/bandleader (Golddigers)
  • 1945 Rod Stewart, UK, singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy)
  • 1946 Alexis Nihon Jr, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
  • 1947 George Alec Effinger, US, sci-fi author (Nick of Time)
  • 1948 Donald Fagan, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Steely Dan-Peg)
  • 1948 George Foreman, Houston Tx, world heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74)
  • 1948 William Sanderson, US, actor (Newhart, Blade runner)
  • 1949 Teresa Graves, Houston Tx, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love)
  • 1949 Walter S Browne, US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84)
  • 1952 Scott Thorston, keyboards/guitarist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 1953 Bobby Rahal, Indy-car racer (over 15 wins)
  • 1953 Pat Benatar, (Andrejewski), Bkln NY, singer (Hell Is for Children)
  • 1959 Chandra Cheesborough, Jacksonville Fla, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-84
  • 1959 Don Letts, rocker (Bad)
  • 1961 Nadja Salerni-Sonnwnberg, Rome Italy, concert violinist
  • 1964 Karen Josephson, Bristol Ct, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)
  • 1964 Krista Tesreau, actress (Guiding Light)
  • 1964 Sarah Josephson, Bristol Ct, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)
  • 1965 Nathan, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1967 Mick Hankers, dancer (Ted de Braak/Josephine)
  • 1975 Shannon Kavanaugh, Boston Mass, rocker (Ivory Soul)
  • 1979 Chris H E Smith, (Daddy Mack), Atlanta, rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up


Passings for January 10


  • 681 Agatho, Sicilian pope (678-81), dies
  • 976 John I Tzimisces, emperor of Byzantium (969-76), dies
  • 1276 Gregorius X, (Tedaldo Visconti), pope, dies
  • 1645 William Laud, archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded
  • 1674 Jacob de Witte, mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician, dies
  • 1778 Carolus Lin‘us "Carl von Linn‚", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies
  • 1789 Pierre Lyonet, zoologist, dies
  • 1811 Marie-Joseph de Ch‚nier, French poet (Chant du D‚part), dies
  • 1824 Victor Emanuel I, king of Sardinia (1802-21), dies
  • 1846 Etienne P de Senancour, French writer (De l'amour), dies
  • 1871 Pierre A du Terrail, French writer, dies
  • 1899 Gerard Keller, writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69
  • 1927 August(us) Alleb‚, painter/lithograph, dies
  • 1934 Marinus van der Lubbe, communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24
  • 1938 Willem de Vreese, Flemish linguist, dies
  • 1943 Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38), dies
  • 1943 J Arthur S Berson, Austrian meteorologist, dies
  • 1951 Harry Sinclair Lewis, US writer (Nobel 1930), dies
  • 1961 Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man), dies at 66
  • 1964 A Marja, (ATE Mooy), author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
  • 1968 Howard Smith, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel), dies at 74
  • 1972 Al Goodman, orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • 1972 Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (Satan auf Erde), dies
  • 1978 John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71
  • 1978 Pedro Joaqu¡n Chamorro, of La Prensa, assassinated in Managua
  • 1980 George Meany, labor leader, dies at 85
  • 1981 Richard Boone, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), dies at 63
  • 1982 Paul Lynde, comedian (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies at 55
  • 1986 Joseph Kraft, US columnist, dies at 61
  • 1993 Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death


Special events for January 10


  • 236 St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 681 St Agatho ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1429 Order of the Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
  • 1514 Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin finishe
  • 1776 "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, published
  • 1806 Dutch in Cape Town, South Africa surrender to the British
  • 1810 French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Jos‚phine
  • 1811 Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes
  • 1840 Penny Post mail system started
  • 1845 Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding
  • 1861 Florida becomes 3rd state to secede
  • 1861 Ft Jackson & Ft Philip are taken over by LA state troops
  • 1861 US forts & property seized by Mississippi
  • 1862 Battle of Big Sandy River, KY (Middle Creek)
  • 1862 Battle of Romney, WV
  • 1863 1st underground railway opens in London
  • 1870 Georgia legislature reconvenes
  • 1870 John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
  • 1877 J Perrotin discovers asteroid #170 Maria
  • 1878 US Senate proposes female sufferage
  • 1889 Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
  • 1893 Richard Drigo's ballet "The Magic Flute" premiers, St Petersburg
  • 1894 A Charlois discovers asteroid #381 Myrrha
  • 1901 Oil discovered at Spindletop claim near Beaumont, Texas
  • 1904 M Wolf discovers asteroid #522 Helga
  • 1904 R S Dugan discovers asteroid #521 Brixia
  • 1910 1st international air meet in US held, in LA
  • 1910 J H Metcalf discovers asteroid #696 Leonora
  • 1911 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
  • 1911 Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • 1912 World's 1st flying boat's maiden flight, (NY)
  • 1920 League of Nations' 1st meeting, Treaty of Versailles in effect
  • 1920 Mont Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
  • 1920 Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
  • 1923 Last US troops leave the Rhine
  • 1923 Latvian troops occupy Memel near France
  • 1925 France-Saarland forms
  • 1925 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as TX gov, nation's 2nd woman governor
  • 1927 Fritz Lang's Metropolis premieres
  • 1927 J Comas Sola discovers asteroid #1626 Sadeya
  • 1928 Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky
  • 1928 Stalin sends Trotsky to Wjerny, Siberia
  • 1930 Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
  • 1931 Phila Quakers defeat Montr‚al, ends NHL-record 15-game losing streak
  • 1932 "Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
  • 1932 "Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts
  • 1938 Eduard van Beinum becomes world's 1st conductor at Concert Hall
  • 1939 M B Protitch discovers asteroid #2348 Michkovitch
  • 1941 Seys-Inquart begins registration of Jews
  • 1942 Japan invades North-Celebes, Neth Indies
  • 1944 1st mobile electric power plant delivered, Phila
  • 1945 LA Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close
  • 1946 UN General Assembly convenes for 1st time (London)
  • 1946 US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, NJ
  • 1949 1st Jewish family show "The Goldbergs" premiers on CBS
  • 1951 1st jet passenger trip made
  • 1951 Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1578 Kirkwood
  • 1951 S Arend discovers asteroid #2973 Paola
  • 1951 UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY
  • 1953 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald Macleish
  • 1954 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WH Auden
  • 1956 Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"
  • 1957 Anthony Eden resigns & Harold Macmillan becomes PM Britain
  • 1958 Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1
  • 1960 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
  • 1962 4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Per£
  • 1962 Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500
  • 1964 Battles between muslims & hindus in Calcutta
  • 1964 US version of "That Was The Week That Was," premiers
  • 1965 WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 Julian Bond denied seat in Ga legislature for opposing Vietnam War
  • 1967 Edward Brooke, takes (Sen-R-Mass) seat as 1st popular elected black
  • 1967 Lester Maddox elected governor of Georgia
  • 1967 PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
  • 1967 Princess Margret marries Mr Pieter van Vollenhoven
  • 1968 "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1
  • 1968 US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho
  • 1969 Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
  • 1969 Sweden recognizes North Vietnam
  • 1969 USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
  • 1970 Preview Center Opens
  • 1971 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
  • 1972 LA Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
  • 1972 Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK
  • 1973 Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • 1975 P Wild discovers asteroid #2218 Wotho
  • 1977 20th hat trick in Islander history-Bobby Nystrom
  • 1978 Soyuz 27 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
  • 1979 1st brother Billy Carter makes allegedly anti-Semitic remarks
  • 1981 John Severin sets 100-mi unicycle speed record, 9 h 21 m
  • 1981 N G Thomas discovers asteroids #2366 Aaryn, #2683 Brian & #2895 Memno
  • 1982 Bengals beat the Chargers in -59øF to win the AFC championship
  • 1983 K Herkenhoff discovers asteroids #3489 Lottie & #3532 Tracie
  • 1983 R Kirk & D Rudy discovers asteroid #3412 Kafka
  • 1984 US establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican
  • 1985 Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua
  • 1986 Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • 1986 STS 61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy
  • 1990 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
  • 1991 US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis
  • 1993 Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
  • 1997 Entertainment Tonight's 4,000th show (scheduled)


Songs for date January 10


  • 01/10/41 --- I Hear A Rhapsody (Dorsey, Jimmy)
  • 01/10/41 --- Along The Sante Fe Trail (Miller, Glenn)
  • 01/10/41 --- Stardust (Shaw, Artie)
  • 01/10/47 --- Gal In Calico, A (Crosby, Bing)
  • 01/10/47 --- For Sentimental Reasons, (I Love You) (Howard, Eddy)
  • 01/10/47 --- For Sentimental Reasons, (I Love You) (Spivak, Charlie)
  • 01/10/47 --- For Sentimental Reasons, (I Love You) (Shore, Dinah)
  • 01/10/70 --- Hey There Lonely Girl (Holman, Eddie)
  • 01/10/70 --- Arizona (Lindsay, Mark)
  • 01/10/70 --- Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (Sly & The Family Stone)
  • 01/10/76 --- Golden Years (Bowie, David)
  • 01/10/76 --- Theme From S.W.A.T. (Rhythm Heritage)
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