Today in History for 21st January 2019

Historical Events

1958 – 8th NBA All-Star Game, Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 130-118; MVP: Bob Pettit, Milwaukee Hawks, C
1967 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1969 – 22nd NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum: Western Division ties Eastern Division, 3-3; MVP: Frank Mahovlich, Detroit, LW
1982 – “Little Me” opens at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC for 36 performances
1986 – 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana
1987 – B.B. King is inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”

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Famous Birthdays

1735 – Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer
1751 – Josephus Andreas Fodor, Dutch Classical era violinist and composer, born in Venlo, Netherlands (d. 1828)
1855 – John M Browning, American weapons manufacturer
1911 – Stanley William Reed, cineaste
1980 – Aubrie Rippner, tennis star (1995 USTA National Girls 18), born in Los Angeles, California
1981 – Andy Lee, Korean singer (Shinhwa)

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Famous Deaths

1793 – Louis XVI, French King (1774-93), beheaded during the French Revolution at 38
1891 – Calixa Lavallee, Canadian composer (O Canada), dies at 48
1926 – Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81
1965 – Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
1978 – Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)
1997 – Michael Duane, British progressive educationalist and author, dies at 81

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