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CELEBRATIONS ON JANUARY 3rd... Women Rock! Day a Toast to Aretha Franklin getting inducted into the hall of fame on this day in 1987.. Admittance Day (Alaska) is admitted as the 49th U.S. State.. Revolution Day Also Known As The People's Uprising (Burkina Faso).. Bank Holiday (Taiwan).. Passport Presentation (Russia).. St. Genevieve Feast Day (France).. Festival of Sleep Day, It was created for people who wanted to get some "shut eye" and relaxation after the holidays, Christmas shopping, present opening, and New Year celebrating. On this day it's custom to celebrate in your dreams.. Memento Mori A.K.A. Remember You Die Day.. Festival in honour of Pax (Roman Empire).. Congress Assembles Day.. J.R.R. Tolkien Day (Birthday 1892).. Drinking Straw Day.. Earth at Perihelion (Approximate).. Fruitcake Toss Day.. Humiliation Day.. National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day AKA Chocolate-Filled Cherry Day.. The Tenth Day of Christmas in (Western Christianity).. Feast of Holy Prophet Malachi (400 B.C.).. Feast of Martyr Gordius, at Caesarea in Cappadocia (3rd century).. Feast of Saint Abelard, abbot.. Commemoration of Discovery of Sacred Remains of St Efrem (Orthodox).. Feast of St Anteros, 19th Roman Catholic pope (235-36) (Roman Catholic).. Commemoration of St Genevieve, virgin/patroness of Paris (Roman Catholic).. CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK... First Week, 1st Week in January.. Winterfest Week, 1st Week in January.. National Personal Trainer Awareness Week, 1st Week in January.. National Thank Your Customers Week, 1st Week in January.. Women's Self-Empowerment Week, 1st Week in January.. New Year's Resolutions Week, 1st Week in January.. Celebration of Life Week, 1st Week in January.. Diet Resolution Week, 1st Week in January.. Silent Record Week, 1st Week in January.. Someday We'll Laugh About This Week, January 2nd-8th.. Women's Self Empowerment Week, January 3rd-7th.. Christmas Week, December 25th through January 6th.. The Twelve Days of Christmas, December 25th through January 6th.. Christmas Bird Count Week, December 14th through February 5th.. CELEBRATIONS THIS MONTH... Apple and Apricots Month.. Artichoke and Asparagus Month.. Be Kind to Food Servers.. Bread Machine Baking Month.. California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month.. Carnival Season (Starting Janusry 6th).. Celebration of Life Month.. Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.. Cervical Cancer Screening Month.. Cherry Blossom Festival in Okinawa, Japan, a very colorful festivals every January in Nago since 1928... Coffee Gourmet International Month.. Family Fit Lifestyle Month.. Financial Wellness Month.. First Binary Month (1of 3) (0s and 1s).. International Brain Teaser Month.. International Change Your Stars Month.. International Creativity Month.. International New Years Resolutions Month for Businesses.. International Quality of Life Month.. International Wayfinding Month.. International Wealth Mentality Month.. National Bath Safety Month.. National Be On-Purpose Month.. National Birth Defects Prevention Mont.. National Blood Donor Month.. National Book Blitz Month.. National Braille Literacy Month.. National Candy Month.. National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month.. National Clean Up Your Computer Month.. National Egg Month.. National Get Organized Month.. National Glaucoma Awareness Month.. National Hobby Month.. National Hot Tea Month.. National Lose Weight, Feel Great Month.. National Mail Order Gardening Month.. National Meat Month.. National Mentoring Month.. National Oatmeal Month.. National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month.. National Polka Music Month.. National Poverty in America Awareness Month.. National Radon Action Month.. National Skating Month.. National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.. National Soup Month.. National Stalking Awareness Month.. National Thank You Month.. National Volunteer Blood Donor Mont.. National Wheat Bread Month.. Prune Breakfast Month.. Resolve to Eat Breakfast Month.. National Returns Month.. Rising Star Month.. Self-Love Month.. Self-help Group Awareness Month.. Shape Up US Month.. Thaipusam - Festival of Faith in Batu Caves, Malaysia.. Thyroid Awareness Month.. Tubers and Dried Fruit Month.. World Buskers Festival in Christchurch, New Zealand.. PADDY's JOKE OF THE DAY... A drunk is driving through the city and his car is weaving all over the road. Eventually a cop pulls him over. "Did you know," says the cop, "that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?" "Oh, thank heavens," sighs the drunk. "For a minute there, I thought I'd gone deaf." ... SCOTTY's TOASTS OF THE DAY... "To a firm hand for a flighty beast an old dog for the long road a kettle of fish for Friday and a welcome for the New Year." - Unknown ... LILLY's DRINK OF THE DAY... TOASTED ALMOND.. 1 Part Kahlua, 1 Part Amaretto, Fill With Cream ... HISTORICAL EVENTS ON JANUARY 3rd... 0236 St Anterus ends his reign as Catholic Pope.. 0269 St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.. 0936 Duke Alberik II of Spoleto appoints his son Pope Leo VII.. 1338 Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent.. 1407 Bloody battles between Hoeksen & Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht.. 1431 Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon... 1496 References in Leonardo da Vinci notebooks suggested that he tested his flying machine. The test didn't succeed and he didn't try to fly again for several years... 1521 German Reformer Martin Luther, 38, was excommunicated by Pope Leo X in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem for challenging Catholic Church doctrine. Luther soon after began translating of the Bible into the German language... 1638 Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel".. 1638 Schouwburg Theatre, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens.. 1667 Russia & Poland sign Truce of Androsovo (Resistance of Androsovo).. 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow.. 1749 Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont... 1750 Tax revolt in Haarlem Netherlands.. 1752 East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malakka 92 killed.. 1777 The Battle of Princeton took place in the War of Independence, in which American general George Washington defeated the British forces, led by British general Charles Cornwallis, Princeton, New Jersey.. 1780 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian", 1st sung.. 1782 Sylhet District was established.. 1785 The famed Methodist "Christmas Conference" concluded in Baltimore, MD. Having opened on Christmas Eve, 1784, this body brought into being the Methodist Episcopal Church (in America), and elected Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke the first two American "general superintendents.".. 1815 By secret treaty, Austria, Britain, and France formed a defensive alliance against Prusso-Russian plans to solve the Saxon and Polish problems... 1823 Stephen F. Austin received a grant from the Mexican government and began colonization in the region of the Brazos River in Texas... 1825 - Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community.. 1825 The first engineering college in the U.S. , Rensselaer School, opened in Troy, NY. It is now known as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute... 1825 Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community.. 1831 1st US building & loan association organized, Frankford PA.. 1833 Britain seized control of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. About 150 years later, Argentina seized the islands from the British, but Britain took them back after a 74-day war... 1834 The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City... 1840 1st deep sea sounding.. 1847 California town of Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco.. 1848 Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of the independent African Republic of Liberia... 1852 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii.. 1861 Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy.. 1861 US Fort Pulaski & Fort Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia.. 1862 Romney Campaign - Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester.. 1865 Con Orem & Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match.. 1868: Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors, The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Choshu seize power... 1870 Brooklyn Bridge construction begins; completed May 24, 1883.. 1871 Henry W. Bradley patented oleomargarine... 1871 Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton NY.. 1872 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office.. 1876 1st free kindergarten in US opens in Florence MA.. 1888 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC.. 1888 The refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest telescope in the world at the time... 1889 Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg WA, asks for statehood.. 1890 1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin.. 1896 Emperor Wilhelm congratulates President Kruger on the Jameson Raid.. 1899 The first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times... 1900 Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida" was performed in New York... 1900 Gerhart Hauptmanns "Schluck und Jau" premieres in Berlin.. 1900 Perihelion Passage.. 1902 Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, vs England at MCG.. 1910 British miners strike for 8 hour working day.. 1911 US postal savings bank inaugurated.. 1912 Southern Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free.. 1914 Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari" premieres in New York City NY.. 1918 US employment service opens as a unit of Department of Labor.. 1920 Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon" premieres.. 1920 New York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000.. 1921 Turkey makes peace with Armenia.. 1922 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar.. 1924 English explorer and Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt... 1925 Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament and announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy... 1926 Greek General Theodorus Pángulos names himself dictator.. 1929 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS president.. 1929 Bradman scores 112 vs England at MCG - his 1st Test century.. 1930 American Congregational missionary Frank C. Laubach wrote in a letter: 'I have done nothing but open windows Ä God has done the rest.'.. 1931 Nels Stewart of Montréal Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 seconds (record).. 1932 Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit... 1933 Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States... 1934 At Barmen-Gemarke, in Germany, 320 pastors of the German Confessing Church met to draw up a theological statement opposing the Nazi German Nationalist Church. Led by Karl Barth and Martin Niem”ller, the gathering led to the formula afterward known as the Barmen Declaration... 1938 - The March of Dimes was established by U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The organization fights poliomyelitis. The original name of the organization was the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis... 1938 The first broadcast of "Woman in White" was presented on the NBC Red network. The program remained on radio for 10 years... 1939 Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in US House of Representatives.. 1940 The "Southland Shuffle" was recorded on Bluebird Records by Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra. Billy May was featured as a trumpet player... 1940 WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV.. 1941 Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 year lease).. 1941 Italian counter offensive in Albania.. 1941 Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia.. 1942 American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms.. 1943 1st missing persons telecast (New York City NY).. 1943 Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa.. 1944 Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero in World War II... 1945 Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab.. 1945 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill visits France.. 1945 Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room.. 1945 Greek General Plastiras forms government.. 1945 John Patrick's "Hasty Heart" premieres in New York City NY.. 1945 US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa.. 1945 Admiral Chester W Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan in World War II... 1947 In Trenton, NJ, Al Herrin, passed away at age 92. He had claimed that he had not slept at all during his life... 1947 U.S. Congressional proceedings were televised for the first time. Viewers in Washington, Philadelphia and New York City saw some of the opening ceremonies of the 80th Congress... 1947 William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee.. 1948 Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) vs India MCG.. 1949 "Colgate Theatre" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV.. 1951 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents.. 1951 Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950).. 1952 "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV.. 1952 Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38.. 1953 Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress... 1955 José Ramon Guizado becomes President of Panamá.. 1956 The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, established in 1870, officially changed its name to the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The denomination is headquartered today in Memphis, TN, and comprises a membership of nearly 500,000... 1956 A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower... 1957 Fats Domino recorded "I'm Walkin'.".. 1957 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster PA.. 1957 The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch... 1958 Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland.. 1958 Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick vs South Africa at Cape Town.. 1958 The West Indies Federation is formed... 1959 Alaska admitted as 49th US state.. 1959 Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. State... 1960 Bobby Darin and Connie Francis performed together on the "Ed Sullivan Show.".. 1961 Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor.. 1961 US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.. 1961 The SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, leaks radiation, killing three workers... 1962 Pope John XXIII excommunicated Cuban prime minister Fidel Castro... 1962 Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome.. 1963 WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting.. 1964 The Beatles made their first appearance on U.S. television in a film clip shown on the "Jack Paar Show." It was a performance of the song "She Loves You.".. 1964 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You".. 1966 The Beatles appeared on "Hullabaloo.".. 1966 Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE.. 1967 "Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes.. 1967 Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) refused to be sworn in after receiving a U.S. Army draft notice. He said he was a conscientious objector and is is indicted for draft evasion... 1967 Jack Ruby died in a Dallas, TX, hospital... 1967 WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting.. 1969 John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in New Jersey.. 1969 Representative Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress.. 1970 "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY after 1508 performances.. 1970 "I Me Mine" was recoreded by the Beatles. It was the last song that the band would record together... 1970 "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances.. 1970 Davy Jones announced he was leaving the Monkees... 1970 Marxist government takes over in Congo.. 1970 WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting.. 1971 "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City NY after 72 performances.. 1971 Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game.. 1971 Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game.. 1973 The Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) sold the New York Yankees to a 12-man syndicate headed by George Steinbrenner for $10 million... 1974 Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain.. 1974 Burma accepts its constitution.. 1974 Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London.. 1974 Miguel Piñero's "Short Eyes" premieres in New York City NY.. 1974 New York Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager.. 1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.. 1977 Apple Computer incorporated.. 1977 Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games).. 1978 Chandrasekar takes 6-52 & 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win.. 1980 Conservationist Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free," was killed in northern Kenya by a servant... 1980 Gold hits record $634 an ounce.. 1981 55th Australian Womens Tennis H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75).. 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey #34, Austin Carr.. 1981 Greg Chappell scores 204 vs India at the SCG.. 1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 meter butterfly (58.91).. 1983 Tony Dorsett (Dallas Cowboys) made the longest run from scrimmage in NFL history. Dorsett ran 99 yards in a game against the Minnesota Vikings... 1984 A woman died at Disneyland after falling from a ride. She had apparently unfastened her seatbelt while on the Matterhorn bobsled... 1984 Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson.. 1985 Leonie Rysanek gave his final performance of "Aida"... 1985 Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings.. 1985 Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews.. 1987 "Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City NY after 56 performances.. 1987 "Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY after 48 performances.. 1987 Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Bill Haley and 14 others. Franklin was the first woman to be inducted... 1987 Former Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in New York City NY.. 1988 Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut.. 1988 Margaret Thatcher becomes the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th Century... 1989 Jim & Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!).. 1989 Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement.. 1990 Ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrendered to U.S. forces, 10 days after taking refuge in the Vatican's diplomatic mission... 1991 The British government announced that seven Iraqi diplomats, another embassy staff member and 67 other Iraqis were being expelled from Britain... 1991 Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years.. 1991 Los Angeles King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against New York Islanders.. 1992 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter.. 1992 Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* vs India at Sydney.. 1993 "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City NY after 452 performances.. 1993 "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City NY after 22 performances.. 1993 "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers New York City NY after 780 performances.. 1993 "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater New York City NY after 706 performances.. 1993 "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin New York City NY after 10 performances.. 1993 U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in Moscow... 1993 Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months.. 1994 "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City NY after 13 performances.. 1994 35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium since 1962, is taken down, to be moved to Jacob's Field.. 1994 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt.. 1994 An Aeroflot Tupolev TU-154 crashes and explodes after takeoff from Irkutsk, Russia, killing 125 people including one on the ground... 1994 More than seven million people from the former Apartheid Homelands, receives South African citizenship... 1995 The U.S. Postal Service raised the price of the first-class stamp to 32 cents... 1995 WHO reported that the cumulative total of officially reported cases of AIDS had risen to 1,025,073 in 192 countries as at the end of 1994... 1996 Madonna testified in an L.A. Court against Robert Dewey Hoskins. He had been accused of stalking and threatening to kill her... 1997 Bryant Gumbel signed off for the last time as host of NBC's "Today" show... 1997 Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick vs England at Harare.. 1997 Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series vs England 3-0.. 1997: The People's Republic of China announces it will spend $27.7 billion USD to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys... 1998 "Side Show" closes at Richard Rodgers New York City NY after 91 performances.. 1998 China announced that it would spend $27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys... 1998 Swedish police arrested a total of 314 people following a neo-Nazi concert near Stolkholm. Crowd members allegedly gave Hitler salutes, classified as a "hate crime" under Swedish law, during a performance by U.S. group Max Resist... 1998 Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke.. 1999 Israeli authorities detained, and later expelled, 14 members of Concerned Christians. Israili officials claimed that the Denver, CO-based cult was plotting violence in Jerusalem to bring about the Second Coming of Christ... 1999 The Mars Polar Lander is launched... 2000 Charles M. Schulz's final original daily comic strip appeared in newspapers... 2001 The ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) charged the "Texas 7" with weapons violations. An autopsy showed that Office Aubrey Hawkins, killed by the convicts, had been shot 11 times and run over with a vehicle... 2004 Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board... 2004 NASA's Spirit rover landed on Mars. The craft was able to send back black and white images three hours after landing... 2007: National Express has its worst ever coach crash just outside Heathrow Airport... 2009 Israeli ground forces invade Gaza... 2013 27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq.. SCOTTY's QUOTE OF THE DAY... "Let us drink for the replenishment of our strength, not for our sorrow" - Cicero (January 3rd 106 BC to December 7th 43 BC), a Roman philosopher ... PADDY's BEER OF THE DAY.. Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, brewed by Wells & Young’s Ltd in Bedford, UK. It is a Chocolate Stout with an ABV of 5.2% ... LILLY's WINE OF THE DAY... Rutherford Ranch 2006 Reserve. It is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, priced at approximately $55 per bottle. ... FAMOUS BIRTHS ON JANUARY 3rd... (106 BC) Marcus Tullius Cicero Rome, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)(Academica).. 1196 Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231).. 1624 William Tucker 1st Black child born in America.. 1680 Johann Baptist Zimmermann German stucco worker.. 1698 Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet (d. 1782).. 1710 Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796).. 1719 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773).. 1722 Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (d. 1752).. 1730 Charles Palissot de Montenoy French writer/politician.. 1733 Sir Richard Arkwright, British industrialist and inventor (d. 1792).. 1757 Johann Abraham Sixt composer.. 1760 John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1835).. 1763 Joseph Fesch French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator.. 1777 Louis Poinsot French instrument worker.. 1777 M A Elisa Bonaparte Corsican monarch of Lucca/Piombino.. 1778 Antoni Melchior Fijalkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861).. 1786 Johann Christian Friedrich Schneider composer.. 1789 Carl G Carus German physician/psychologist/philosopher.. 1793 Lucretia Coffin Mott, American women's rights activist (d. 1880).. 1802 Charles Pelham Villiers, British House of Commons member (d. 1898).. 1802 Feliks Ostrowski composer.. 1803 Douglas William Jerrold, London, British author/playwright/wit (Punch Magazine) (d. 1857).. 1806 Henriette Sontag, German soprano (d. 1854).. 1810 Eliza Von Bretton di Zerega Danish West Indies, baroness.. 1810 Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, French geographer and explorer (Ethiopia)(d. 1897).. 1819 Thomas Hill Watts Attorney General (Confederacy), died in 1892.. 1819 Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland (d. 1900).. 1821 Dragotin Dežman, Slovenian politician, archeologist and botanist (d. 1889).. 1823 Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens Flemish composer.. 1829 John G R Acquoy theologist/church historian.. 1829 Konrad Duden German linguist (Der grosse Duden).. 1830 Alexander Ewing composer.. 1831 Savitribai Phule, Female social activist, first female teacher in India, and first female poet in Marathi language (d. 1897).. 1835 Larkin Goldsmith Mead sculptor.. 1836 Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary (d. 1867).. 1840 Father Joseph Damien de Veuster Belgium, Flemish missionary, helped lepers in Hawaii (d. 1889).. 1853 Iwan Knorr composer.. 1855 Hubert Bland, British socialist (d. 1914).. 1856 R.C. Lehmann, English writer (d. 1929).. 1861 William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904).. 1862 Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939).. 1865 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (d. 1936).. 1868 Franz V M Cumont Belgian religious historian.. 1869 Paul Charles Rene Landormy composer.. 1870 Henry Eichheim composer.. 1870 Henry Handel Richardson Australia, author (Richard Mahoney) (d. 1946).. 1873 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese businessman (d. 1957).. 1875 Alexandros Diomidis, governor of the Bank of Greece and Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1950).. 1876 Wilhelm Pieck co-founder German Communist Party/first President of East Germany (1949-60)(d. 1960).. 1879 Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, First Lady of the United States (1923-29)(d. 1957).. 1882 Willem Benoy Flemish actor/director (Pygmalion).. 1883 Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1945-51)(d. 1967).. 1884 Eli S Jones US, evangelist (Christ of Indian road).. 1884 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1948).. 1885 Anna Pavlova.. 1885 Harry Elkins Widener, book collector, businessman, victim of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and person after whom Harvard University's largest library is named (d. 1912).. 1886 Arthur Mailey cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist).. 1886 Josephine Hull Newtonville MA, Academy award character actress (Harvey).. 1886 John Gould Fletcher, American poet and author(Epic of Arkansas)(d. 1950).. 1887 Helen Parkhurst US educator (Education on the Dalton plan)(d. 1973).. 1887 August Macke, German painter (d. 1914).. 1891 Osip E Mandelstam Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj).. 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, South African philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)(d. 1973).. 1893 Pierre Drieu La Rochelle French novelist/essayist (Gilles).. 1894 ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963).. 1895 Mihail Andricu composer.. 1895 Borys Lyatoshynsky, Ukrainian composer (d. 1968).. 1897 Marion Davies [Marion Cecelia Douras], Brooklyn NY, American actress (Operator 13)(d. 1961).. 1897 Pola Negri [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary).. 1898 Johannes Hin Holland, yachtsman (Olympics-gold-1920).. 1898 ZaSu Pitts Parsons Kansas, actress (Life With Father, Dames).. 1898 Carlos Keller, Chilean fascist politician (d. 1974).. 19?? Tom Bower, Denver CO, actor (Dr Willard-The Waltons).. 1900 Dorothy Arnzer director.. 1900 Maurice Jaubert composer.. 1900 Donald J. Russell, North American railroad executive (d. 1985).. 1901 Eric Voegelin Germany, US philosopher (Order & History).. 1901 Ngo Dinh Diem President/Dictator of South Vietnam (1955-63)(d. 1963).. 1902 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson diplomat/politician.. 1903 Charles Foulkes Canada, General.. 1904 Boris Kochno Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte).. 1905 Dante Giacosa engineer/designer.. 1905 Ray Milland Neath Wales, actor (Dial M for Murder, Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945) (d. 1986).. 1905 Anna May Wong, American actress (d. 1961).. 1906 Roman Brandstaetter writer.. 1907 Anna May Wong Los Angeles CA, actress (Impact, Study in Scarlet).. 1909 Victor Borge, [Borge Rosenbaum], Copenhagen Denmark, Danish entertainer/pianist/comedian (d. 2000).. 1910 Thomas Stuart Willan historian.. 1910 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000).. 1911 John Sturges, American director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)(d. 1982).. 1911 Joseph Rauh.. 1912 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002).. 1912 Robert Flemyng Liverpool England, actor (Windom's Way, Young Winston).. 1912 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish director (d. 2005).. 1914 Jean Louvel Flemish pianist/conductor/composer.. 1915 Jack Levine, American social realist painter.. 1915 Mady Rahl, German stage and film actress (d. 2009).. 1916 Antonio Estevez composer.. 1916 Betty Furness, New York City NY, American actress/consumer activist (Studio 1)(d. 1994).. 1916 Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist.. 1916 Maxene Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (d. 1995).. 1917 Vernon Walters, New York City NY, US permanent representative to the UN, U.S. military officer, diplomat (d. 2002).. 1917 Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004).. 1918 Maxene Andrews Minnesota, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy).. 1919 Jesse White, Buf NY, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid).. 1920 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001).. 1921 John Russell, LA California, American actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo)(d. 1991).. 1922 Bill Travers Newcastle-on-Tyne England, British actor and director (Born Free, Gorgo)(d. 1994).. 1922 Jacques Wildberger Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning).. 1922 Morten Nielsen Denmark, poet/resistance fighter.. 1922 Ronald Smith, British pianist (d. 2004).. 1923 Dragutin Gostuski composer.. 1923 Jaroslav Hasek Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk).. 1923 Charles Tingwell, Australian actor (d. 2009).. 1923 Hank Stram, American football coach (d. 2005).. 1924 Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur.. 1924 Hank Stram.. 1924 Henry M Fazzie South African Union/UDF-leader.. 1924 Roy Harding British teacher.. 1924 André Franquin, Belgian cartoonist (Gaston Lagaffe) (d. 1997).. 1924 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005).. 1926 Danny Overbea blues singer/guitarist.. 1926 George Martin record producer (The Beatles).. 1926 Joan Walsh Anglund.. 1928 Frank Ross Anderson Canada, International Chess Master (1954).. 1929 Marilyn Lloyd (Representative-D-TN, 1975- ).. 1929 Sergio Leone Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars).. 1929 Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer.. 1929 Sergio Leone, Italian director (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) (d. 1989).. 1930 Robert Loggia, Staten Island, American actor (Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface, The Cat).. 1930 Eddie Egan Bronx New York City, actor (Joe Forrester).. 1930 Marcel Dubé, Quebec playwright.. 1932 Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin, Russia, cosmonaut.. 1932 Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (d. 2005).. 1932 Mara Corday, Santa Monica California, actress (Foxfire, Black Scorpion).. 1932 Jaswick Taylor cricketer (West Indies pace bowler 50s, 10 wickets in 3 Tests).. 1932 Dabney Coleman, American actor (WarGames).. 1932 Tongolele, US-born dancer in Mexican movies.. 1934 Bryan George Kelly composer.. 1934 Carla Hills politician (US Presidential Commission on Housing-1982).. 1935 Raymond Garneau, French Canadian politician and businessman.. 1936 Betty Rollin actress (Crossing Delancey)/author (Last Wish).. 1936 Jos Kunst composer.. 1936 David Vine, British sports commentator (d. 2009).. 1937 Seri Wangnaitham, Thai dancer and choreographer (d. 2007).. 1939 Bobby Hull, Canadian hockey player, NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72).. 1939 Janice Crosio, Australian politician.. 1939 Nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager.. 1939 Ruben Reyes, Filipino Supreme Court jurist.. 1940 Thelma Schoonmaker actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas, The Departed).. 1941 Shima Iwashita actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide).. 1941 Van Dyke Parks, Alabama, American actor/musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour).. 1942 John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006).. 1942 John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002).. 1943 Jarl Alfredius, Swedish news anchor (d. 2009).. 1944 Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke.. 1944 David Atherton, English conductor.. 1944 Christina von Saltza US, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/silver-1960).. 1945 Stephen Stills, Dallas TX, songwriter/guitarist (Cosby Stills & Nash, Buffalo Springfield).. 1945 Victoria Principal Fukuoka Japan, actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas).. 1946 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], British rock bassist (Led Zeppelin).. 1946 Betty Rollin.. 1946 Cissy King, American entertainer.. 1947 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko Russian cosmonaut.. 1948 Larry McNeeley Lafayette IN, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour).. 1948 Manfred Kokot East German runner (world record 50 meter indoor).. 1949 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965).. 1950 Victoria Principal, American actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas).. 1950 Beth Anderson, composer.. 1951 Frank Chikane Secretary-General of South African Council of Churches.. 1951 Gary Nairn, Australian politician.. 1952 Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer.. 1953 Angelo Parisi France, heavyweight judo (Olympics-gold-1980).. 1953 Justin Fleming, Australian playwright and writer.. 1954 Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990).. 1954 Ned Lamont, American businessman and political figure.. 1954 Ross the Boss, American guitarist.. 1955 Cynthia Sykes Coffeyville KY, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere).. 1955 Palmolive, British musician (The Slits, The Raincoats).. 1956 Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, American actor (Mad Max, Braveheart, Lethal Weapon).. 1956 Willy T. Ribbs, American race-car driver.. 1957 Bojan Krizај, Slovenian skier.. 1957 Frank Dicopoulos Akron OH, actor (Frank Cooper-Guiding Light).. 1958 James J. Greco, American businessman.. 1958 Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean filmmaker.. 1959 Rusty Golden rocker (Boys Band).. 1960 Joan Chen [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor).. 1960 Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India.. 1961 Erwin Blom Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop).. 1962 Francesca Lia Block, American author.. 1962 Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins).. 1962 Ulrike Lang, writer.. 1962 Darren Daulton, US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies).. 1962 Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores).. 1963 Aamer Malik, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 13 Tests 1987-90).. 1963 Ashley Chinner, Cape Town S Afr, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour).. 1963 Jim Everett. NFL quarterback (Los Angeles Raiders, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers).. 1963 Alex Wheatle, British novelist.. 1963 Jerome Young, American professional wrestler.. 1963 Vic Grimes, American professional wrestler.. 1964 Bruce LaBruce, Canadian filmmaker.. 1964 Cheryl Miller, Riverside California, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984).. 1965 Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins).. 1965 Mark Dewey, Grand Rapids MI, pitcher (San Francisco Giants).. 1965 Steven A. LaChance, American Author.. 1966 John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders).. 1966 Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners).. 1966 Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts).. 1966 Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Indian Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987).. 1966 Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer.. 1967 Demetri Davis, WLAF tight end (Barcelona Dragons).. 1967 Joseph Amor, San Jose, video game record holder (Space Invaders).. 1967 Magnus Gustafsson, Sweden, tennis star.. 1967 Helena Bonham Carter London England, actress (Getting it Right).. 1968 Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star.. 1968 Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa).. 1968 Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah).. 1968 Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos).. 1969 Matt LaBounty, defensive end (Seattle Seahawks).. 1969 Michael Schumacher, Hurth, Germany, Formula One racing driver (seven time world champion).. 1969 Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry).. 1969 Steve Poapst, Cornwall, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals).. 1969 James Carter.. 1969 Gerda Weissensteiner, Italian bobsledder and luger.. 1970 Christian Duguay, American comic actor.. 1970 James Brown, NFL tackle (NY Jets).. 1970 Mahaya Petrosian, Iranian actress.. 1970 Matt Ross, American actor (American Psycho).. 1970 Tony Farmer, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets).. 1970 Trudi Jeffrey, Brisbane Queensland Australia, golfer (1990 Australian Jr Champion).. 1970 Yogi Johl, Vancouver BC, 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96).. 1971 Cory Cross, Lloydminster, Canadian ice-hockey player, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning).. 1971 Ku'ualoha Taylor, Hawaii, Miss USA (Hawaii-Miss Congeniality-1996).. 1971 Rene van Rijswijk, Dutch soccer player (RKC).. 1971 Sarah Alexander, Actress (Stardust).. 1972 Charles Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers).. 1972 Deborah Carter, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz).. 1972 Jacques Wildberger, composer.. 1972 Nichole Nordeman, American singer.. 1972 Yoon Chan, South Korean actor.. 1973 Dan Harmon, Writer (Community, Monster House).. 1973 Paula Knoll, Moorhead Minnesota, Miss America-Minnesota (1996).. 1973 Tyrone Brown, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons).. 1974 Stefan Ustorf, Kaufbeuren Germany, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals).. 1974 Todd Warriner, Blenheim, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs).. 1974 Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist.. 1975 Jason Marsden, American actor (General Hospital, Eddie-Munsters Today).. 1975 Thomas Bangalter, French DJ (Daft Punk).. 1975 Danica McKellar, actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder, Hack!.. 1976 Alisen Down, Canadian actress.. 1976 Angelos Basinas, Greek footballer.. 1976 Dinara Drukarova, Russian actress.. 1976 Mendel Witzenhauser, soccer player (Ajax, VVV).. 1976 Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor (Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid).. 1977 A.J. Burnett, American baseball player.. 1977 Beata Handra, San Francisco California, dance skater (& Sinek-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd).. 1977 Lee Bowyer, English footballer.. 1977 Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress (seiyū).. 1977 Michelle Stephenson, Former Spice Girl.. 1978 Dominic Wood, English children's television presenter and magician.. 1978 Kimberley Locke, American singer.. 1978 Mike York, American ice hockey player.. 1978 Park Sol-mi, South Korean actress.. 1978 Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model.. 1979 Francesco Bellissimo, Italian mangaka.. 1980 Angela Ruggiero, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 98).. 1980 David Tyree, American football player.. 1980 Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model.. 1980 Rob Arnold, American guitarist (Chimaira).. 1980 Bryan Clay, American decathlete.. 1981 Chris Blais, California racecar driver.. 1981 Eli Manning, American football player.. 1982 Brett Simmons, Director (Husk).. 1983 Antti Arst, Estonian footballer.. 1984 Billy Mehmet, Irish footballer.. 1985 John David Booty, American football player.. 1985 Linas Kleiza, Lithuanian basketball player for the Denver Nuggets.. 1986 Jacob Timpano, Australian soccer player.. 1986 Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer.. 1986 Jessica O'Rourke, American footballer.. 1987 Leonidas Panagopoulos, Greek footballer.. 1988 Rodrigo de la Cadena, Mexican artist and performer.. 1989 Alex D. Linz, American actor (Home Alone 3).. 1989 Anya Rozova, Russian model and America's Next Top Model contestant.. 1989 Julia Nunes, American singer and ukulele player.. 1989 Mustapha Hussein, Saddam Hussein's grandson, Qusay Hussein's son (d. 2003).. 1990 Jennie Kamin, Actress (Father-Like Son).. 1991 Jasmine Wingfield, Producer (Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit).. 1992 Garrick Givens, Director (Futility).. 1993 Rachael Smith, Olympic Ice Dancer.. 1994 Dominik Chilleri, Actor (Eve of Understanding).. 1996 Mikayla McCaughey, Older sister of the McCaughey Septuplets.. 1997 Charlotte Dunnico, Actress (I'm Still Here).. 2001 Veronica Powers, Actress (Haven's Point).. SCOTTY's WHISKY OF THE DAY... The Glenrothes 1975 Single Malt Scotch Whisky, priced at approximately $450 per bottle... FAMOUS DEATHS ON JANUARY 3rd... 0235 Pope St Anterus (b. unknown).. 1098 Walkelin, first Norman bishop of Winchester (b. unknown).. 1322 Philip V, the Tall, King of France (1316-22)(b. 1293).. 1437 Catherine of Valois, wife of Henry V of England (b. 1401).. 1501 Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani] Turkish poet/author at 59.. 1543 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Portuguese explorer, conqueror of Central America, discoverer of California (b. 1499).. 1552 Henry II of Bavaria bishop of Utrecht (1524-29) at 64.. 1560 Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog) at about 56.. 1570 Bartholomeus Latomus, [Steinmetz], Flemish archbishop of Trier.. 1571 Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1505).. 1628 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer at 64.. 1641 Jeremiah Horrocks, British astronomer (b. 1618).. 1656 Mathieu Molé, French statesman (b. 1584).. 1661 Maria Henriëtte Stuart (of Orange) English Princess Royal/eldest daughter of the English king Charles I/mother of English king William III, of smallpox at 29.. 1670 George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, British soldier (b. 1608).. 1690 Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi, Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1615).. 1701 Prince Louis I of Monaco (b. 1642).. 1743 Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer (b. 1657).. 1759 Marquis & Marquess of Tavora, Portugese nobles, executed.. 1761 Willem de Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) at 73.. 1779 Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712).. 1785 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706).. 1795 Josiah Wedgwood, British, ceramic craftsman/woodworker (b. 1730).. 1813 Bennelong, Australian aboriginal interlocutor between his tribe and the British settlers (b. c. 1764).. 1826 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French marshal (b. 1770).. 1829 Robert Archibald Smith, composer at 48.. 1835 Willem F Röell, Dutch baron/minister of Internal Affairs at 67.. 1836 Friedrich Witt, composer at 65.. 1841 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette at 82.. 1853 Theodor Uhlig, composer at 30.. 1858 Rachel [Elisabeth Rachel-Félix], French singer/actress (Muse) at 36.. 1865 Jozef Lies, Flemish painter at 43.. 1868 Moritz Hauptmann, composer at 75.. 1870 Constantine D Uschinsky, Russian educationalist at 46.. 1871 Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Indian Saint (b. 1805).. 1873 John Lodge Ellerton, composer, at 71.. 1875 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buff) at 68.. 1875 George Bizet, composer.. 1875 Pierre Larousse, French editor (b. 1817).. 1882 William Harrison Ainsworth, British novelist (Guy Fawkes) (b. 1805).. 1895 James Merritt Ives, American lithographer with Nathaniel Currier (b. 1824).. 1898 James Wimshurst British designer/inventor (vacuum pump) at 70.. 1900 Edwin George Monk composer at 80.. 1903 Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler (b. 1837).. 1907 Josef Foerster, composer at 73.. 1911 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (b. 1851).. 1912 Felix Dahn, writer at 77.. 1914 Stephane Raoul Pugno, composer at 62.. 1915 James Elroy Flecker, British author/diplomat/novelist (Hassan)(b. 1884).. 1916 Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831).. 1923 Jaroslav Hasek Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk) (b. 1883).. 1927 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (b. 1856).. 1931 Joseph J C Joffre, French marshal (b. 1852).. 1933 Jack Pickford, Canadian actor (b. 1896).. 1933 Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor, 6th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (1922-23) (b. 1876).. 1938 Arthur Boon, Flemish priest/philologist at 54.. 1942 Pauline Beersmans [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress at 70.. 1943 Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863).. 1943 F. M. Cornford, English classical scholar and poet (b. 1874).. 1944 Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873).. 1945 Edgar Cayce, American psychic (b. 1877).. 1945 Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (b. 1879).. 1945 Fyodor Akimenko, composer at 68.. 1946 William Joyce, (Lord Haw Haw), American propagandist , hanged in Britain for treason (b. 1906).. 1950 Emil Jannings, Swiss actor (b. 1884).. 1951 Fred Barlow, composer at 69.. 1956 Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer (b. 1864).. 1956 Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (Germany) (b. 1876).. 1959 Edwin Muir, Orcadian poet, novelist and translator (b. 1887).. 1960 Victor Seastrom, entertainer at 80.. 1963 Oscar Backing, Austria/Netherlands viola player at 83.. 1965 Betty Harte, entertainer at 82.. 1965 Julius Tannen, comedian at 84.. 1966 Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California) at 62.. 1967 Jack Ruby, assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (b. 1911).. 1967 Mary Garden, British opera singer (b. 1874).. 1969 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909).. 1969 Howard McNear, American actor (Irma La Douce) (b. 1905).. 1970 Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902).. 1972 Frans Masereel, Flemish WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil) at 82.. 1974 Gino Cervi, Italian actor (Becket, Don Camillo) (b. 1901).. 1975 Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions) at 87.. 1975 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag) at 77.. 1975 Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor at 71.. 1976 Mal Evans, Beatles' roadie.. 1976 Mateusz Glinski, composer at 83.. 1976 Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24) in F-4 crash at 37.. 1977 Avraham Ofer, Israeli minister of housing, commits suicide.. 1977 Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician at 75.. 1979 Conrad Hilton, American hotelier (Hilton Hotels) (b. 1887).. 1980 Amos Milburn, rocker at 52.. 1980 Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38.. 1980 Ivan Triesault, actor (Von Ryan's Express, Desert Fox) at 81.. 1980 Joy Adamson, Czech conservationist/author (Born Free), killed by her servant (b. 1910).. 1980 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (b. 1892).. 1980 George Sutherland Fraser, Scottish poet, literary critic and academic (b. 1915).. 1981 Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883).. 1982 Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39).. 1985 Lucien Cailliet, composer at 93.. 1986 Jens Bjerre, composer at 82.. 1988 Gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72) at 82.. 1988 Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912).. 1988 Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901).. 1988 William Cagney, actor (Torrid Zone) of a heart attack at 82.. 1989 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909).. 1990 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917).. 1990 Ken Hill, actor (Cobra, Protocol).. 1992 Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band) at 79.. 1992 Judith Anderson, actress (Star Trek 3, Laura, Rebecca) of pneumonia (b. 1897).. 1992 Ken Grieves, cricketer (New South Wales & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder).. 1992 Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist at 47 of AIDS.. 1992 Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970).. 1993 Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923).. 1993 Peter Brocco, blacklisted in the 1950's of heart attack at 89.. 1994 Heather Sears, British actress (b. 1935).. 1994 Roel Bazen, Dutch sound technician (Van Kooten & The Bie) at 48.. 1995 Al Duncan, drummer at 68.. 1995 Byron MacGregor, newscaster at 56.. 1995 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon at 74.. 1995 Robert Nesbitt, impresario at 88.. 1995 Vladislav Listiev Russian talk show host/producer, assasinated.. 1996 Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer at 67.. 1996 Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist at 88.. 1997 Burton Lane, composer at 84.. 2002 Juan García Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918).. 2002 Freddy Heineken, Dutch president of Heinekin International (b. 1923).. 2003 Sid Gillman, American football coach (b. 1911).. 2004 Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928).. 2004 Leon Wagner, American baseball player (b. 1934).. 2005 JN Dixit, Indian government official (b. 1936).. 2005 Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (b. 1917).. 2005 Will Eisner, American comic book artist (b. 1917).. 2006 Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954).. 2006 Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1954).. 2007 Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930).. 2007 Janos Furst, Hungarian orchestral conductor (b. 1935).. 2007 Michael Yeats, Irish Fianna Fáil senator 1961-1981 and son of W.B. Yeats (b. 1921).. 2007 Sir Cecil Walker, Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for North Belfast 1983-2001 (b. 1924).. 2007 William Verity Jr., United States Secretary of Commerce 1987-1989 (b. 1917).. 2007 Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor (b. 1937).. 2008 Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (b. 1953).. 2008 Natasha Collins, British actress and television presenter (b. 1976).. 2008 Werner Dollinger, German politician and economist (b. 1918).. 2008 Yo-Sam Choi, South Korean boxer/former WBC light flyweight champion (b. 1972).. 2009 Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician (b. 1969).. 2009 Pat Hingle, American actor (b. 1924).. 2009 Ulf G. Lindén, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1937).. 2010 Mary Daly, American theologian and feminist scholar (b. 1928).. 2010 Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, International law specialist.. 2011 Fadil Hadžić, Croatian film director (b. 23 April 1922).. 2012 Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac) from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found on this date).. 2012 Harold Zirin, American astronomer, at 82.. 2012 Josef Skvorecky, Czech writer and publisher, at 87.. 2012 Robert L Carter, American civil rights activist and judge, after complications from a stroke at 94.. 2012 Winifred Milius Lubell, American illustrator and writer, congestive heart failure at 97.. 2012 Wylie Walker Vale, American Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, at 70... 2013 Sergiu Nicolaescu, Romanian film director, actor, and politician (b. 1930)..