Today in History for 28th January 2019

Historical Events

1945 – Dutch airplanes dump pamphlets on Java
1952 – Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Ken McGregor wins his first and only Grand Slam event; upsets fellow Australian Frank Sedgman 7-5, 12-10, 2-6, 6-2
1958 – Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor
1980 – 37th Golden Globes: “Kramer vs. Kramer”, Dustin Hoffman and Sally Field win
1984 – Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky’s NHL record point scoring streak ends at 51 games when Oilers beaten 4-2 by LA Kings; Gretzky totals 61-92-153 during the period
1984 – 41st Golden Globes: Terms of Endearment, Tom Courtenay, Robert Duvall, and Shirley MacLaine win

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Famous Birthdays

1918 – Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
1927 – Anthony Garner, director (Conservative Central Office)
1963 – Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest and Survive)
1964 – Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
1974 – Zack Bronson, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
1975 – David Zingler, American writer

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Famous Deaths

1547 – Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), dies at 55
1817 – Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen, German composer, dies at 55
1908 – Sidney Paget, British illustrator (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 47
1950 – Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, dies at 66
1972 – Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), dies at 67
2015 – Louise Lopez, American singer (Odyssey), dies at 81

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