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Births for January 22


  • 1440 Ivan III, the Great, Russian czar (1462-1505)/conquered Lithuania
  • 1561 Francis Bacon, England, statesman/essayist (Novum Organum)
  • 1571 Robert Bruce Cotton, English antiquary, politician
  • 1592 Pierre Gassendi, Champtercier Provence, scientist/philosopher
  • 1729 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Germany, critic/dramatist
  • 1766 Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Les V‚nitiens)
  • 1775 Andr‚ M Ampre, France, physicist (Amp)(or 1/20)
  • 1788 Lord George Gordon Noel Byron, England, romantic poet (Don Juan)
  • 1800 Nat Turner, slave that revolted
  • 1802 Richard Upjohn, US, gothic architect (Trinity Chapel, NY)
  • 1826 (Merriwether) Jeff Thompson, Partisan (Confederate Army), died in 187
  • 1845 Jacob Verdam, philospher
  • 1845 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, France, geographer
  • 1848 Samuel Muller Fzn, historian/archivist (mediaevistiek)
  • 1849 August Strindberg, Sweden, dramatist/novelist (Apologia)
  • 1858 Betrice Potter Webb, England, economist
  • 1865 Friedrich Paschen, German physcist
  • 1874 Wincenty Witoz, Galicia, PM of Poland (1920-21, 1923, 1926)
  • 1875 Bonifacius C de Younger, governor (Netherland Indies)
  • 1875 D(avid) W Griffith, movie producer/director (Birth of a Nation)
  • 1877 Hjalmar Schacht, president of German R˜ksbank/minister of Economics
  • 1878 Francis Picabia, French painter/illustrator
  • 1890 Fred M Vinson, Ky, 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53)
  • 1893 Conrad Veidt, German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary)
  • 1894 Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)
  • 1898 Ben van Eysselste˜n, writer (Dorre grond)
  • 1898 Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss)
  • 1906 Robert E(rvin) Howard, US, sci-fi author (Conan the Conquerer)
  • 1907 Marie Dressler, actress (Anna Christie, Dinner at 8)
  • 1909 Ann Sothern, (Harriette Lake), ND, actress (Lady in a Cage)
  • 1909 Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)
  • 1909 (Sithoe) U Thant, Burma, 3rd UN sec-genl (1962-72)
  • 1911 Bruno Kreisky, Austria, bandleader
  • 1914 Suzanne Danco, Belgian singer
  • 1916 Henri Dutilleux, Angers, France, composer
  • 1917 Herwig Hensen, (Flor Mielants), Flemish poet/playwright
  • 1918 Richard Eastham, Opelousas La, actor (Wonder Woman, Falcon Crest)
  • 1920 Piet Van Lishout, Flemish writer (Eva & I)
  • 1920 William Warfield, singer (Show Boat)
  • 1922 Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)
  • 1923 Diana Douglas, Devonshire Bermuda, actress (The Cowboys)
  • 1924 J J Johnson, composer/jazz trombonist
  • 1928 Birch Bayh, (Sen-D-Ind)
  • 1931 Rauno M„kinen, Finland, Greco-Roman featherweight (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1932 Piper Laurie, (Rosetta Jacobs), Detroit Mich, actress (Twin Peaks)
  • 1934 Bill Bixby, SF Calif, actor (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian)
  • 1935 Sam Cooke, soul singer (Sam & Dave-You Send Me)
  • 1937 Ed‚n Pastora G¢mez, Nicaraguan contra leader
  • 1937 Joseph Wambaugh, US, police writer (Onion Fields)
  • 1940 Addie "Micki" Harris, Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
  • 1940 John Hurt, England, actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express)
  • 1940 Tilo Medek, German composer
  • 1943 H James "Jim" Saxton, (Rep-R-NJ, 1984- )
  • 1946 Andrew Rubin, New Bedford Mass, actor (Hometown, Joe Bash)
  • 1949 Rein P Hummel, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1949 Steve Perry, rock vocalist (Journey-Open Arms, Oh Sherry)
  • 1952 Teddy Gentry, rocker (Alabama-Take Me Down)
  • 1953 Myung-Whun Chung, Seoul South Korea, pianist/conductor
  • 1954 Chris Lemmon, LA Calif, actor (Brothers & Sisters, Duet)
  • 1955 Thomas David Jones, Balt Md, PhD/Astronaut (SK:STS 59)
  • 1957 Mike Bossy, NHL forward (NY Islanders), 1st 50 goals in 50 game
  • 1959 Linda Blair, St Louis Mo, actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St)
  • 1960 Michael Hutchence, rocker (Inxs-I Need You Tonight)
  • 1962 Robert Mailhouse, New Haven Ct, actor (Brian-Days of our Life)
  • 1963 Diane Lane, NYC, actress (Cotton Club, 6 Pack, Big Town)
  • 1964 Ann Rowe, Auburn Maine, Miss Maine-America (1991)
  • 1964 Maria Ellingsen, Reykjavik Iceland, actress (Katrina-Santa Barbara)
  • 1965 Jazzy Jeff Townes, rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand)
  • 1965 Ray Mayhew, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 1967 Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Karen Arnold-Wonder Years)
  • 1969 Christina Marie Leardini, St Petersburg Fla, playmate (Apr, 1991)
  • 1976 Balthazar Getty, actor (Young Guns 2, Lord of the Flies)
  • 2179 Hikaru Walter Sulu, SF, California (character on Star Trek)


Passings for January 22


  • 1531 Andrea del Sarto, Italian artist, dies at 43
  • 1552 Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, beheaded for treason
  • 1581 Joost de Damhoudere, Flemish lawyer, dies
  • 1798 Mat˜a A Reljkovic, writer (Satire of the wanted men), dies at 66
  • 1901 Victoria, (Alexandrine), Britain's Queen (1837-1901), dies at 82
  • 1909 Richard A C E Erlenmeyer, German chemist, dies
  • 1922 Benedictus XV, (Giacomo markies della Chiesa), pope (1914-22), dies
  • 1923 Max Nordau, (Sdfeld), German physician/writer/zionists leader, dies
  • 1924 Maurice du Plessys, French poet (Le feu sacr‚), dies at 59
  • 1942 Reimond Tollenaere, leader Flemishch Natl Front, dies at 81
  • 1942 Walter R Sickert, British painter (Free House!), dies
  • 1950 Alan Hale, actor (Little John-Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 57
  • 1952 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies
  • 1956 P A M Speet, director of KRO, dies
  • 1959 A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73
  • 1964 Marc Blitzstein, US composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
  • 1968 Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1912, 20), dies at 77
  • 1969 Judy Garland, singer/actress, dies at 48 of an overdose
  • 1973 Lyndon B Johnson, president (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64
  • 1974 Leon Lontoc, actor (Henry-Burke's Law), dies at 64
  • 1981 Fannie Thomas, US, dies at 113
  • 1982 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71
  • 1992 A J Antoon, director (That Championship Season), dies at 47
  • 1993 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood)
  • 1993 Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies


Special events for January 22


  • 1510 Jews are expelled from Colmar Germany
  • 1517 Turks conquer Cairo
  • 1528 England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V
  • 1584 Parts of Switzerland adopt Gregorian calendar (& parts in 1812)
  • 1588 Pope Sixtus V decrees "Immense aeterni" (Reformed curia)
  • 1673 Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
  • 1690 Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
  • 1771 Spain cedes the Falkland Islands to Britain
  • 1775 Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expells Jews from Warsaw Poland
  • 1813 Americans capture Frenchtown, Canada
  • 1814 1st Knights Templar grand encampment in US held, NYC
  • 1816 Lord Byron completes "Parisina" & "The Siege of Corinth"
  • 1837 Earthquake in southern Syria kills thousands
  • 1850 Alta California becomes a daily paper, 1st such in Calif
  • 1857 National Association of Baseball Players founded, NY
  • 1858 Laurent discovers asteroid #51 Nemausa
  • 1859 Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premiers, Hanover
  • 1863 Union Gen Burnside's "Mud March"
  • 1879 James Shields (D) elected US senator from Missouri after previously
  • 1879 serving as US senator from Illinois & Minnesota
  • 1881 Ancient Egyptian obelisk "Cleopatra's Needle" erected in Central Park
  • 1890 Jos‚ Marti forms La Liga (Union of Cuban exiles) in NYC
  • 1895 National Association of Manufacturers organized in Cincinnati
  • 1905 "Bloody Sunday"; Russian demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops
  • 1907 K Lohnert discovers asteroid #623 Chimaera
  • 1908 A Kopff discovers asteroid #656 Beagle
  • 1909 Vassily Kandinsky forms Knstlerverein in Munich
  • 1909 W Lorenz discovers asteroid #678 Fredegundis
  • 1910 Opera "Germania" is 1st performed in NYC
  • 1917 M Wolf discovers asteroids #860 Ursina & #861 Aida
  • 1918 Ukraine proclaimed a free republic (German puppet)
  • 1924 Baldwin cabinet resigns in England
  • 1924 Dutch Blast Furnace & Steel Factory opens
  • 1924 KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1926 Belgian chief of staff Gen Maglinse quits
  • 1930 -35ø F (-37ø C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
  • 1931 French cabinet of Steeg falls
  • 1932 British Anglicans & Old-Catholic church merge
  • 1939 Aquatic Park, near Fisherman's Wharf, SF, is dedicated
  • 1939 Uranium atom 1st split, Columbia University
  • 1941 British/Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
  • 1942 Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain
  • 1942 Sietze de Groot wins 8th Dutch Elfstedentocht skate (8:44:06)
  • 1943 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, Calif (state record)
  • 1943 Battle of Anzio (Italy); Allies stopped on the beach
  • 1943 Temperature rises 49ø F in 2 minutes in Spearfish, SD
  • 1944 During World War II, Allied forces begin landing at Anzio, Italy
  • 1945 Heavy US air raid on Okinawa
  • 1947 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood CA
  • 1947 KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 Chinatown telephone exchange closed
  • 1951 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
  • 1951 Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning batter
  • 1956 30 die in a train crash in Los Angeles
  • 1957 Israeli forces withdraw from the Sinai Penisula
  • 1958 KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1959 USAF concludes less than 1% of UFO's are unknown objects
  • 1960 Coal mine of Johnburg caves-in, 417 die
  • 1960 French president De Gaulle escape attempt by general Massu
  • 1960 NBA All Star game
  • 1964 Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of North-Rhodesia (Zambia)
  • 1964 World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured, Wisconsin
  • 1965 US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
  • 1968 "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premiers on NBC
  • 1968 Apollo 5 launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made
  • 1969 Billy Preston becomes the 5th Beatle
  • 1969 Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit
  • 1970 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6« hours
  • 1971 John & Yoko record "Power to the People"
  • 1972 "Emergency" with Robert Fuller premiers on NBC TV
  • 1973 George Foreman KOs Joe Frazier for world heavyweight boxing title
  • 1973 US Supreme Court leagalizes some abortions
  • 1973 US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord
  • 1975 Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
  • 1976 Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record)
  • 1980 PGA begins a senior golf tour
  • 1981 40th Islander shut-out opponent-3-0 vs Red Wings-Billy Smith 15th
  • 1981 O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of the New Orleans Saints
  • 1982 75% of North America is covered by snow
  • 1983 2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 22 seconds
  • 1983 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3670
  • 1984 Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
  • 1984 Raiders crush Redskins, 38-9, in Super Bowl XVIII
  • 1985 -30ø F (-34ø C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
  • 1985 Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop
  • 1985 Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) marries Sarah Menikides
  • 1986 Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
  • 1987 Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend the Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5
  • 1988 Heavyweight champ Mike Tyson KOs former champ Larry Holmes in 4
  • 1989 Super Bowl XXIII-SF 49ers-20, Cincinnati Bengels-16
  • 1990 Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
  • 1992 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space
  • 1993 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77


Songs for date January 22


  • 01/22/66 --- Lightin' Strikes (Christie, Lou)
  • 01/22/66 --- Uptight (Everything's Alright) (Wonder, Stevie)
  • 01/22/72 --- Hurting Each Other (Carpenters)
  • 01/22/72 --- Joy (Apollo 100)
  • 01/22/72 --- Precious & Few (Climax)
  • 01/22/77 --- Dancing Queen (Abba)
  • 01/22/77 --- Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 01/22/77 --- Year Of The Cat (Stewart, Al)
  • 01/22/83 --- Hungry Like The Wolf (Duran Duran)
  • 01/22/83 --- Twilight Zone (Golden Earring)
  • 01/22/83 --- You Are (Richie, Lionel)
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