Today in History for 9th January 2020

Historical Events

1957 – Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper “Truth”
1977 – Super Bowl XI, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14; MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
1979 – Bobby Orr’s #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins
1990 – US Supreme Court strikes down Dallas’ ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses
1995 – Ecuador and Peru involved in boundary fight
1996 – First episode of “Third Rock from the Sun” screened on NBC

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Famous Birthdays

1894 – Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter and graphic artist
1940 – Barbara Buczek, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1993)
1948 – Bill Cowsill, American singer and musician (The Cowsills – We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
1959 – Cristi Minculescu, Romanian musician, born in Pitești, Romania
1967 – Dave Matthews, South African singer and musician (Dave Matthews Band), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
1972 – Angie Martinez, American radio and television personality, born in Brooklyn, New York

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Famous Deaths

1863 – Ferdinand Huber, Swiss composer, dies at 71
1971 – Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
1979 – Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect (Nuove Struttura), dies at 87
2008 – Mehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist (b. 1977)
2016 – Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), dies of a stroke at 74
2018 – Odvar Nordli, 21st Prime Minister of Norway (Labour: 1976-81), dies at 90

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