Today in History for 1st January 2019

Historical Events

1863 – Franz Schubert’s “Missa Solemnis,” premieres in Leipzig
1935 – 1st Orange Bowl: Bucknell beats Miami (FL), 26-0
1954 – Yugoslav parliament chairman/VP Milovan Djilas criticize communism
1971 – 37th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #5 LSU, 17-12
1981 – Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
1987 – 53rd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #9 Arkansas, 42-8

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Famous Birthdays

1827 – William Lewis “Old Tige” Cabell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1883 – Ichirō Hatoyama, Japanese politician, Prime Minister (1954-56), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1959)
1915 – Francois Bondy, writer
1937 – Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
1968 – John de Visser, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1989 – Daniel Ricciardo, Australian auto racer (Monte Carlo GP 2018), born in Perth, Western Australia

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Famous Deaths

1944 – Sir Edward Lutyens, British architect who designed New Delhi (b. 1869)
1958 – David Broekman, musican (Think Fast), dies at 55
2006 – Hugh McLaughlin, Irish publisher and inventor (b. 1918)
2007 – Darrent Williams, American football player (b. 1982)
2015 – Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
2016 – Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-born American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), dies at 85

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