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Births for January 11


  • 1403 Jan IV, Duke of Brabant/Limburg
  • 1503 Francesco Parmigianino, Italian artist (Madonna with the Long Neck)
  • 1732 Pehr Forsk†hl, Finish botanist
  • 1757 Alexander Hamilton, West Indies, 1st US Sec of treasury ($10 face)
  • 1807 Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brig General (Confederate Army)
  • 1807 Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
  • 1814 Richard Griffith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
  • 1815 Sir John A MacDonald, (C) 1st PM of Canada (1867-73)
  • 1816 Fitz-Henry Warren, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
  • 1818 John Reese Kenly, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
  • 1831 James Ronald Chalmers, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
  • 1839 Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rico, patriot/scholar
  • 1842 William James, US, psychologist/philosopher
  • 1849 Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (bath house)
  • 1850 J C Arthur, Lowville NY, botanist (studied rusts)
  • 1850 Philipp la Renotiere von Ferrary, famous philatelist
  • 1852 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German chancellor (1920-21)
  • 1856 Christian Sinding, Kongsberg, Norway, composer
  • 1859 (Gerard) Jan Ligthart, educator (Nog b˜ mother, Ot & Sien)
  • 1875 Reinhold M Glire, Kiev Ukraine, composer (Zapowit)
  • 1880 Rudolf T Palm, Cura‡ao, pianist/composer
  • 1885 Alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party)
  • 1887 Aldo Leopold, founder (Wilderness Society)
  • 1896 Eva Le Gallienne, actress/director (Resurrection)
  • 1896 Paddy Driscoll, NFL QB/coach (Chic Cardinals, Bears)
  • 1901 Andries D Copier, glass manufacturer (Gildeglass)
  • 1903 Alan Paton, South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
  • 1904 Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat/president (UN General Assembly)
  • 1905 Manfred Bonnington Lee, detective writer (« of Ellery Queen)
  • 1905 Pierre Mendes-France, French Premier (1954-55)
  • 1906 Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)
  • 1908 Lionel Stander, NYC, actor (Max-Hart to Hart, Unfaithfully Yours)
  • 1910 Izler Solomon, St Paul, Minn, conductor
  • 1910 Trygve Martin Bratteli, Norwegian PM (Labour) (1971-72, 1973-76)
  • 1912 Donald Barry, Houston Tx, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak)
  • 1912 Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am)
  • 1912 Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, Waco Texas, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1916 James H (Jimmy) Quillen, (Rep-R-TN, 1963- )
  • 1922 Tony Charmoli, Minn, choreographer (Cher, Julie Andrew)
  • 1924 Don Cherry, Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)
  • 1924 Slim Harpo, musician
  • 1926 Grant Tinker, broadcasting executive (NBC-TV)
  • 1926 Lev S Demin, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 1928 David L Wolper, producer (Devil's Brigade)
  • 1928 Mitchell Ryan, Cincinnati Oh, actor (Chase, Executive Suite)
  • 1929 Rod Taylor, Sydney Australia, actor (Bearcats, Time Machine)
  • 1929 Wanda Wilkomirska, Warsaw, Poland, violinist
  • 1931 Ed Hall, Roxbury Mass, actor (Dr Bicker-Medical Center)
  • 1933 Goldie Hill, Karnes County Tx, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
  • 1936 Linda Lawson, Ann Arbor Mich, actress (Don't Call Me Charlie)
  • 1936 Meindert Leerling, journalist/TV director/(RPF)
  • 1939 Anne Heggtveigt, Canada, slalom (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1942 Clarence Clemons, saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E St Band)
  • 1945 Christine Kaufmann, Austria, actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips)
  • 1946 Ludmila Poradnik, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1946 Naomi Judd, country singer (The Judds)
  • 1948 Madeline Manning, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1949 Dennis Greene, rocker (Sha Na Na-Shannon)
  • 1949 Tom Netherton, Munich Germany, singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1952 Ben Crenshaw, Austin Tx, PGA golfer (1974 Rookie of Year)
  • 1952 Lee Ritenour, jazz musician
  • 1957 Darryl Dawkins, NBA center (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets)
  • 1958 Lourdes Ann Kananimanu Estores, Honolulu Hawaii, playmate (Jun, 1982)
  • 1961 Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1963 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
  • 1965 Loredana Romito, Benevento Italy, actress (Fatal Temptation)
  • 1965 Olivia Barash, Miami Fla, actress (Laura-Out of the Blue)
  • 1967 Jeff Bankett, Pittsburgh Pa, actor (Tyler-1 Life to Live)
  • 1968 Sharon Brown, NYC, actress (Chantal-Generations)
  • 1974 Rosenkowitz sextuplets, Cape Town (1st known to survive infancy)


Passings for January 11


  • 705 John VI, Greek pope (701-05), dies
  • 1055 Constantine IX Monomachos, emperor of Byzantium, dies
  • 1552 Johannes Cochlaeus, (Dobeneck), German humanist/theologist, dies
  • 1641 Franciscus Gomarus, (Fran‡ois Gomaer), opera star, dies
  • 1775 Yemelyan Pugachov, Don Cossack rebel, executed by tsarist Russia
  • 1801 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il matrimonio segreto), dies at
  • 1843 Francis Scott Key, composer (Star Spangled Banner), dies at 63
  • 1847 Caroline von Wolzogen (von Lengefeld), German author, dies at 83
  • 1893 Benjamin F Butler, US gen/pres candidate (anti-monopoly), dies at 74
  • 1923 Constantine I, king of Greece, dies
  • 1928 Thomas Hardy, novelist (Maddening Crowd), dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 1943 Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
  • 1944 Galeazzo graaf van Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies
  • 1952 Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies
  • 1953 Earnest H Ridder Rappard, founder (NSNAP), dies
  • 1954 Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher/drawer, dies at 77
  • 1954 Emmy Arbous, actress/cabaret performer, dies at 56
  • 1954 Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (Tapfere Soldier), dies
  • 1955 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian East-Africa minister of Defense, dies at 72
  • 1959 Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies
  • 1963 Arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • 1966 Lal Bahadur Sjastri, Indian politician, dies
  • 1979 Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
  • 1983 Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies
  • 1984 Jack La Rue, TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 84
  • 1988 Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, ace WW II pilot, dies at 75 of cancer
  • 1988 Isidor Isaac Rabi, physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89


Special events for January 11


  • 314 St Militiades ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 532 Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople
  • 705 John VI ends his reign as Catholic Pope (701-05)
  • 1569 1st recorded lottery in England, at St Paul's Cathedral
  • 1642 Isaac Newton is elected a member of Royal Society
  • 1693 Mt Etna erupts, Sicily
  • 1759 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
  • 1774 Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog
  • 1775 Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
  • 1785 Continental Congress convenes in NYC
  • 1787 Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
  • 1790 Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium
  • 1803 Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La
  • 1805 Michigan Territory organized
  • 1813 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)
  • 1839 Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal-700 die
  • 1861 Alabama becomes 4th state to secede
  • 1861 Mexico City captured by Ju rez (Lib) in War of the Reform
  • 1863 Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama & USS Hatteras
  • 1863 Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Ft Hindman, Arkansas
  • 1865 Battle of Beverly, WV
  • 1873 1st livestock market newspaper published, Drover's Journal, Chicago
  • 1879 Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins
  • 1892 Hawaiian Historical Society founded
  • 1892 William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US minister to Liberia
  • 1897 M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah)
  • 1913 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
  • 1915 Jacob Ruppert & Huston purchase Yankees for $460,000
  • 1916 French troops captured; Serbian Army flees to Korfoe
  • 1919 3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed
  • 1919 Romania annexes Transylvania
  • 1920 French passenger ship Africa sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die
  • 1923 1st Dutch Dada-evening (Theo Van Doesburg & Kurt Schwitters)
  • 1923 French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
  • 1925 Franc B Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State
  • 1929 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1126 Otero
  • 1935 Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course
  • 1936 Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
  • 1938 Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a US national bank
  • 1940 Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet premiers in Lenningrad
  • 1941 Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton
  • 1942 -23ø F (-31ø C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record)
  • 1942 Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
  • 1943 US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
  • 1944 Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established
  • 1946 Bert Bell becomes 2nd NFL commisioner, moves Chicago HQ to Phila
  • 1952 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
  • 1954 2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
  • 1959 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
  • 1960 Chad declares independence from France
  • 1960 Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
  • 1961 Racial riot at University of Georgia
  • 1962 Mandela leaves South Africa, travels to Ethiopia, Algeria & England
  • 1962 Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
  • 1963 1st discotheque opens, The Whiskey-a-go-go
  • 1963 Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • 1964 1st govt report saying smoking may be hazardous to one's health
  • 1964 Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox)
  • 1964 Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
  • 1964 US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
  • 1966 "Daktari" African adventure series premiers on CBS TV
  • 1966 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
  • 1968 Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)
  • 1969 Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
  • 1970 Super Bowl IV-KC Chiefs-23, Minnesota Vikings-7
  • 1973 American League adopts designated hitter rule
  • 1973 Trial of the Watergate burglars begins in Wash DC
  • 1975 Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
  • 1976 Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consec natl figure skating champions
  • 1977 Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
  • 1978 Gov Askew dedicates the RCUC solar office building
  • 1978 Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 & Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
  • 1980 Debut of the Pretenders
  • 1981 Palau adopts constitution
  • 1982 Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
  • 1982 Honduras adopts constitution
  • 1983 Billy Martin named Yankee manager for 3rd time
  • 1984 Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
  • 1984 STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1984 Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family
  • 1986 1st black lt gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
  • 1986 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3647 Dermott
  • 1987 Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0)
  • 1988 USSR announces it will participate in the Seoul Summer Olympics
  • 1989 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
  • 1989 Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws
  • 1990 Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
  • 1990 Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)
  • 1990 Pat Lafontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straigh
  • 1991 Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
  • 1992 Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa


Songs for date January 11


  • 01/11/45 --- Don't Fence Me In (Kaye, Sammy)
  • 01/11/45 --- There Goes That Song Again (Kyser, Kay)
  • 01/11/45 --- Don't Fence Me In (Smith, Kate)
  • 01/11/52 --- Tiger Rag (Paul, Les)
  • 01/11/60 --- Where Or When (Dion)
  • 01/11/60 --- He'll Have To Go (Reeves, Jim)
  • 01/11/64 --- You Don't Own Me (Gore, Lesley)
  • 01/11/64 --- Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um (Lance, Major)
  • 01/11/64 --- For You (Nelson, Ricky)
  • 01/11/75 --- Black Water (Doobie Brothers)
  • 01/11/75 --- #9 Dream (Lennon, John)
  • 01/11/86 --- Living In America (Brown, James)
  • 01/11/86 --- Life In A Northern Town (Dream Academy)
  • 01/11/86 --- Kyrie (Mr. Mister)
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