Today in History for 30th January 2020

Historical Events

1933 – “Lone Ranger” begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
1940 – Cor Jongert wins 6th Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race
1944 – The Battle of Cisterna begins in central Italy
1964 – Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
1977 – Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
1979 – Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) agrees to new constitution

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Famous Birthdays

1922 – Pal Jardanyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1966)
1937 – Boris Spassky, Russian chess player (world champion 1969-72, born in Leningrad, Russia
1941 – Dick Cheney, American politician (Vice President: 2001-2009), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
1953 – Fred Hembeck, American cartoonist, born in Yaphank, New York
1967 – Jay Gordon, American musician, born in San Francisco, California
1974 – Martina Jerant, Canadian basketball player (Olympics 1996), born in Windsor, Ontario

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Famous Deaths

1816 – Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver and art collector, dies at 74
1976 – Percy Tyson “Plum” Lewis, cricketer (pair in only Test for S Af), dies
1987 – Angelo Rutherford, actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
1991 – John McIntire, American actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian), dies of emphysema at 83
1998 – Ricky Sanderson, stabbed 16-year old girl in NC, executed at 38
2018 – Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), commits suicide at 35

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