20JAN11

From CleanPosts

Jump to: navigation, search

Births for January 20


  • 1716 Charles III, King of Spain (1759-88)
  • 1716 Jean-Jacques Barth‚lemy, French historical writer (Greek Antiquity)
  • 1775 Andr‚-Marie Ampre, France, discovered electromagnetism (or 0122)
  • 1782 Johan B J F S, arch duke of Austria
  • 1806 Nathaniel Willis, writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Mag)
  • 1809 Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)
  • 1812 Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892
  • 1813 Jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 186
  • 1820 Anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women
  • 1831 Pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa)
  • 1843 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
  • 1847 W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)
  • 1865 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, nephew of queen Emma
  • 1866 Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
  • 1873 Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944
  • 1878 Finlay Currie, Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers)
  • 1884 A(braham P) Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)
  • 1888 Leadbelly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line)
  • 1891 Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist
  • 1892 Roscoe Ates, Grange Miss, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass)
  • 1894 Harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie)
  • 1894 Walter Hamor Piston, Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)
  • 1894 Walter Piston, US composer
  • 1896 George Burns, (Nathan Birnbaum), NYC, actor/comedian (Oh God)
  • 1896 Rolfe Sedan, NYC, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show)
  • 1897 Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)
  • 1898 Colin Clive, (Greig), British/French actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
  • 1899 Kenjiro Takayanagi, vice-president (JVC)
  • 1903 Leon Ames, Portland Indiana, actor (Mr Ed, Father of the Bride)
  • 1904 Alexandra Danilova, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • 1904 Theodore Brameld, author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)
  • 1907 Roy Welensky, Premier (Rhodesia/Nyasaland 1956-63)
  • 1910 Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
  • 1910 Joy Adamson, naturalist/author (Born Free)
  • 1910 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician
  • 1914 Wensley Pithey, Cape Town South Africa, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)
  • 1915 C W Ceram, (Kurt W Marek), German/US writer (March of Archaeology)
  • 1915 Joe Hitchcock, darts player (leader of St Dunstan's Four)
  • 1916 Jopie (Johan A) Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
  • 1919 Alex Nicol, Ossining NY, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet)
  • 1920 DeForest Kelley, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek)
  • 1920 Federico Fellini, Italian director (8«, Satyricon, La Dolce Vita)
  • 1920 Sam M Gibbons, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- )
  • 1921 Bernt Engelmann, Germany, writer
  • 1922 Ray Anthony, Penn, orch leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
  • 1924 Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
  • 1926 David Tudor, Phila Penn, composer
  • 1926 Patricia Neal, Packard Ky, actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses)
  • 1926 Robert L Van Citters, cardiology/advisory panelist/UW dean
  • 1928 Martin Landau, Bkln NY, actor (Mission Impossible, Tucker, Space 1999
  • 1928 Peter Donat, Kentville Nova Scotia, (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
  • 1928 William Berger, Austria, actress (Adventure of Hercules)
  • 1929 Arte Johnson, Chicago Ill, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie)
  • 1930 Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin Jr, Montclair NJ, USAF/astro (Gem 12, Ap 11)
  • 1931 Sawako Ariyoshi, Japanese writer (Compound Pollution, Doctor's Wife)
  • 1933 Nelson Doubleday, Baseball team owner (NY Mets)
  • 1933 Ron Townson, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Up Up & Away)
  • 1936 Eldred G Maduro, minster (Netherland Antilles)
  • 1937 Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
  • 1940 Carol Heiss Jenkins, NYC, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1942 Slim Whitman, yoddler/country singer (Home on the Range)
  • 1943 Roel de Duyn, Once-The hague, provo/gnome
  • 1944 Isao Okano, Japan, middleweight judo (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1944 Lieven Soete, publicist (Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact)
  • 1945 Eric Stewart, rock guitarist (10CC-I'm Not in Love)
  • 1946 David Lynch, Montana, director (Dune, Eraserhead)
  • 1947 George Grantham, rocker (Poco-Crazy Eyes)
  • 1947 Malcolm McLaren, founded rock group (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
  • 1947 Ronald Townson, rock singer (5th Dimension-We Can Fly)
  • 1948 Anatoly Shcharansky, Soviet human rights activist/‚migr‚
  • 1948 Jerry L Ross, Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55)
  • 1950 Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1952 Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
  • 1952 Paul Stanley, rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
  • 1955 Joe Doherty, Ireland, IRA activist (jailed in US)
  • 1955 Michael Anthony, rocker (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)
  • 1956 John McNally, Columbus GA, US shooter (Olympic-7th-88, 92)
  • 1956 John Phillips Naber, Evanston Ill, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-76)
  • 1958 Lorenzo Lamas, LA Calif, actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever)
  • 1966 Tia Carrere, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Wayne's World, General Hosp)
  • 1967 Joe Pasquale, rocker (Prey)
  • 1969 Tia Marie Zorne, Las Vegas Nevada, Miss Nevada-America (1991)


Passings for January 20


  • 250 Fabianus, Italian bishop of Rome (236-50)/saint, dies
  • 820 Aboe Abdallah Mohammed ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i, islamic lawyer, dies
  • 842 Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies
  • 882 Louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies
  • 1479 Johan II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies
  • 1612 Rudolf II von Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612), dies
  • 1639 Mustafa I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies
  • 1713 Pavao Vitezovic, Croatian historian, dies
  • 1745 Charles VII Albert, German emperor, dies
  • 1779 John Burman, botanist/medical/director botanical gardens, dies
  • 1819 Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies
  • 1837 John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84
  • 1862 Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union line
  • 1882 John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies
  • 1896 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37
  • 1900 John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • 1900 R D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74
  • 1936 George V, King of Britain (1910-36), dies, succeeded by Edward VIII
  • 1948 Mahatma Gandhi, India's pacifist, assassinated
  • 1949 Josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Effectenbeurs Amsterdam), dies
  • 1957 James Connolly, 1st Olympic winner (1896) since Barasdates (369 CE)
  • 1962 Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas) dies at 75
  • 1965 Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42
  • 1973 Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, dies
  • 1984 Johnny Weismuller, actor (Tarzan, Jungle Jim), dies in Acapulco at 79
  • 1988 Philippe de Rothschild, Bordeaux Vineyard manager dies in Paris at 86
  • 1990 Barbara Stanwyck, (Ruby Stevens), actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
  • 1991 Bill Riordon, US tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
  • 1992 Roberto d'Aubuisson, leader of El Salvador, dies
  • 1993 Audrey Hepburn(-Ruston), actress (Roman Holiday), dies at 63
  • 1993 Joseph Anthony (Deuster), US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80


Special events for January 20


  • 250 St Fabian ends his reign as Catholic Pope (236-50)
  • 820 Book of mother, published
  • 1045 Giovanni di Sabina elected Pope Sylvester III
  • 1265 1st English Parliament called into session by Earl of Leicester
  • 1613 Peace of Kn„rod ends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
  • 1667 Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland & Russia
  • 1778 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass
  • 1783 Hostilities cease in Revolutionary War
  • 1788 Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga
  • 1800 Napoleon I's sister Carolina marries King Joachim Murat of Naples
  • 1801 John Marshall appointed US chief justice
  • 1807 Napoleon convenes the great Sanhedrin, Paris
  • 1809 1st US geology book published by William Maclure
  • 1840 Dumont D'Urville discovers Ad‚lie Land, Antarctica
  • 1841 China cedes Hong Kong to the British
  • 1850 Investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England
  • 1866 Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends
  • 1868 Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee
  • 1869 Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before Congress
  • 1870 "City of Boston" vanishes at sea with all 177 aboard
  • 1870 Hiram R Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis
  • 1872 Calif Stock Exchange Board organized
  • 1887 US Senate approves the naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
  • 1892 1st basketball game played (Mass)
  • 1893 A Charlois discovers asteroid #355 Gabriella
  • 1910 Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for the Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
  • 1921 Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR
  • 1921 Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR
  • 1921 Turkey declared in remnants of the Ottoman Empire
  • 1922 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premiers, Paris
  • 1925 B Jekhovsky discovers asteroid #1040 Klumpkea
  • 1925 USSR & Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to USSR
  • 1926 2nd German cabinet of Luther begins
  • 1929 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
  • 1930 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1163 Saga
  • 1934 Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to emperor of Manchuria
  • 1936 England replaces King George V stamp series with King Edward VIII
  • 1937 -45ø F (-43ø C), Boca, Calif (state record)
  • 1937 1st Inauguration day on Jan 20th, (held every 4th years there-after)
  • 1939 Y Vaisala discovers asteroids #1534 Nasi & #1929 Kollaa
  • 1942 Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain
  • 1942 Japanese invade Burma
  • 1942 L Oterma discovers asteroids #1558 Jarnefelt & #1559 Kustaanheimo
  • 1943 Lead SD, temp is 52øF, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16øF
  • 1944 RAF bombs Berlin
  • 1945 FDR sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as president
  • 1946 F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French govt
  • 1949 Pres Truman announces his point 4 program
  • 1950 Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands
  • 1952 British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
  • 1953 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY
  • 1953 1st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)
  • 1954 -70ø F (-57ø C), Rogers Pass, Montana (state record)
  • 1955 1st atomic sub, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton Conn
  • 1956 Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville
  • 1957 Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election
  • 1958 KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
  • 1961 Arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1961 Robert Frost recites "The Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration
  • 1961 Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees
  • 1964 "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
  • 1965 JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return
  • 1965 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
  • 1965 The Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
  • 1966 Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #2086 Newell
  • 1966 Purple Mountain Observatory discovers asteroid #3678
  • 1968 Houston ends UCLA's 47-game basketball winning streak, 71-69
  • 1969 Richard M Nixon inaugurated as president
  • 1969 U of Az reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
  • 1971 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan
  • 1974 4th AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 15-13
  • 1974 A college basketball game ends 210-67
  • 1974 Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
  • 1975 5th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 17-10
  • 1978 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"
  • 1980 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
  • 1980 Super Bowl XIV-Pittsburgh Steelers-31, Los Angeles Rams-19
  • 1981 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed
  • 1981 Islander Glenn Resch's 25th & last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0
  • 1981 Ronald Reagan inaugurated as president
  • 1982 7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor Ky
  • 1982 Honduras constitution goes into effect
  • 1982 M Lovas discovers asteroid #3103
  • 1985 Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-33øC in Chicago)
  • 1985 Super Bowl XIX-San Francisco 49'ers-38, Miami Dolphins-16
  • 1986 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
  • 1987 Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1987 Rhino Records 1st #1-Billy Vera & the Beaters' "At This Moment"
  • 1988 Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Gov Evan Mecham
  • 1989 Bush inaugurated as 41st president & Quayle becomes 44th vice pres
  • 1990 47th Golden Globe Awards
  • 1990 US 64th manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) returns from space
  • 1991 Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title
  • 1991 Matt Barr's field goal with no time left gives NY Giant 15-13
  • 1992 Score begins selling international soccer cards
  • 1993 Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd president


Songs for date January 20


  • 01/20/44 --- Cherry (James, Harry)
  • 01/20/44 --- Speak Low (Lombardo, Guy)
  • 01/20/50 --- Sentimental Me (Ames Brothers)
  • 01/20/50 --- I Said My Pajamas (& Put On My Prayers) (Martin, Tony)
  • 01/20/58 --- Oh Julie (Crescendos)
  • 01/20/58 --- Magic Moments (Como, Perry)
  • 01/20/58 --- 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) (Four Preps)
  • 01/20/58 --- Get A Job (Silhouettes)
  • 01/20/58 --- Witchcraft (Sinatra, Frank)
  • 01/20/62 --- Break It To Me Gently (Lee, Brenda)
  • 01/20/68 --- I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite (Boyce, Tommy & Bobby Hart)
  • 01/20/73 --- Could It Be I'm Falling In Love (Spinners)
  • 01/20/79 --- I Will Survive (Gaynor, Gloria)
  • 01/20/79 --- Heaven Knows (Summer, Donna)
  • 01/20/90 --- Roam (B-52's)
  • 01/20/90 --- Price Of Love (Bad English)
  • 01/20/90 --- Escapade (Jackson, Janet)
  • 01/20/90 --- No More Lies (Michel'le)
Personal tools
Strangers In Paradise