Today in History for 2nd January 2019

Historical Events

1831 – Liberator, abolitionist newspaper, begins publishing in Boston
1956 – 42nd Rose Bowl: #2 Michigan State beats #4 UCLA, 17-14
1960 – Roger Sessions’ 4th Symphony, premieres
1969 – “Soviet Sport” calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
1983 – Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
1994 – “Shakespeare after My Father” closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1909 – Rene Etiemble, French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)
1912 – Andre Ameller, composer
1940 – S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
1964 – Christopher John Gray, priest
1967 – Harlon Barnett, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
1971 – Taye Diggs, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1951 – Sir William Campion, Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)
1981 – David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51
1996 – Thornton Page, astrophysicist, dies at 82
2007 – Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor (b. 1937)
2007 – Richard Newton, Australian-born technology pioneer and professor (b. 1951)
2012 – Gordon Hirabayashi, civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent dies after Alzheimer’s disease at 93

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