CELEBRATIONS ON JANUARY 15th   .. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Traditionally (USA). Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968).. Seijin No Hi (Japan) AKA Coming of Age Day is celebrated in Okinawa every January 15th. To the young people of the island who turned 20 during the past year, this is a most important day in their lives.. Humanitarian Day is observed on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday. It was Started in 2009 by a committee for King Days of Respect. (Not to be confused with World Humanitarian Day in August.).. Lantern Festival (China).. John Chilembwe Day (Malawi).. Korean Alphabet Day (North Korea).. Kerala (India) - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.. Jallikattu (South India).. Ati-Atihan festival (Philippines) (2of3) in Kalibo, Island of Panay, Philippines the celebrated Filipino Mardi Gras that marks both thanksgiving and the anniversary of the purchase of the island Panay by Malaysian immigrants from the indigenous Ati tribespeople. Every year, hundreds of thousands of revellers flock to help throw one of the planet's most exhilarating street parties, and find themselves being smeared with mud for their trouble. Strangers rush up, black goo in hand, and provide an impromptu makeover, leaving some with Adam Ant stripes and others with new identities. All in the name of Ati-Atihan: "making like the Ati".. Pongal (India) (Jan 13-15) Harvest Festival for Tamil people in South India.. Makar Sankranti by Kannada, Telugu and North Indian People.. Wolf Moon (< UTC -5) The first full Moon of the 1st Quarter in the Northern Hemisphere (2013).. Hay Moon (< UTC -5) The first full Moon of the 1st Quarter in the Southern Hemisphere (2013).. Tree Planting Day a.k.a. Arbor Day (Egypt).. Arbor Day (Malta).. Arbor Day (Jordan).. Strawberry Ice Cream Day.. Carmentalia (Second Day) in honor of Carmenta - Roman Empire.. Hat Day AKA National Hat Day.. National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day.. Get to Know Your Customers Day.. Women in Blue Jeans Day.. Aniversary of the first Superbowl. It was played in Los Angeles, California. Green Bay beats Kansas City 35-10.. Feast of St. Abeluzius in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.. Feast of Saint Ita (Roman Catholic Church) , virgin, died January 15, 570.. Feast of St. Macarius of Egypt.. Feast of St. Paul the Hermit.. Feast Day of Saint Maurus.. Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine Festival (1of2)(2010).. Toba Ebisu (Kyoto, Osaka, and Fukuoka, Japan) (1of 3) (Mid Jan) Celebrated with parades and shrines..   CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK  .. International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week, Starting second Friday of January.. National Soccer Coaches of America Week, 5 Days Starting the second Friday in January.. National Vocation Awareness Week, Starting Second Saturday of January.. Cuckoo Dancing Week, January 11th - 17th.. National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week, January 17th to 23rd.. Week of Christian Unity, January 18th to 25th.. Snowfest, Third Week in January.. Hunt for Happiness Week, Third Week in January..   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 January 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 man walks into a bar and has a couple of beers. Once he is donem the bartender tells him he owes $9.00. "But I paid, don't you remember?" says the customer. "Okay," says the bartender, "If you said you paid, you did." The man then goes outside and tells the first person he sees that the bartender can't keep track of whether his customers have paid. The second man then rushes in, orders a beer and later pulls the same stunt. The barkeep replies, "If you say you paid, I'll take your word for it." Soon the customer goes into the street, sees an old friend, and tells him how to get free drinks. The man hurries into the bar and begins to drink high-balls when, suddenly, the bartender leans over sand says, "You know, a funny thing happened in here tonight. Two men were drinking beer, neither paid and both claimed that they did. The next guy who tries that is going to get punched right in the nose." "Don't bother me with your troubles," the final patron responds. "Just give me my change and I'll be on my way."  LILLY's DRINKS OF THE DAY .. FRESH SQUEEZED OJ SCREWDRIVER.. - 1 - 1 Part Vodka, Fill with Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, - In Honor of National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day - 2 - Branch.. 1 Part Bourbon, Fill With Water,  SCOTTY's TOAST OF THE DAY  .. "Four blessings upon you... Older whiskey, Younger women, Faster horses, More money" - Traditional Irish ***  HISTORICAL EVENTS ON JANUARY 15th  .. 69 Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but only rules for three months before committing suicide.. 588 BC Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.. 708 Sisinnius begins his reign as Catholic Pope (dies 20 days later).. 946 Caliph al-Mustaqfi blinded/ousted.. 1346 Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland/Zealand.. 1535 Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church.. 1552 France signs secret treaty with German Protestants.. 1559 England's Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) was crowned in Westminster Abbey.. 1562 3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens.. 1582 Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.. 1586 Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army at the Battle at Boxum.. 1624 Many riots occurr in Mexico when it was announced that all churches were to be closed.. 1680 French explorer Sieur de la Salle builds Fort Crèvecoeur.. 1697 The citizens of Massachusetts spent a day of fasting and repentance for their roles in the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Judge Samuel Sewall, who had presided over many of those 20 capital judgments, published a written confession acknowledging his own "blame and shame.".. 1752 Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Fielding of plagiarism.. 1754 Riot at burial of doelist Daniel Raap in Amsterdam.. 1759 British Museum opens in Montague House, London.. 1762 Fraunces Tavern opens in New York City NY.. 1777 The people of New Connecticut (now the state of Vermont) declared their independence.. 1780 Continental Congress establishes court of appeals.. 1782 Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.. 1785 Mozarts string quartet opus 10 premieres.. 1797 1st top hat worn (John Etherington of London).. 1822 Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly during the Greek War of Independence.. 1831 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run; Mr & Mrs Pierson of Charleston SC make 1st US railroad honeymoon trip.. 1833 HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego.. 1844 The University of Notre Dame was chartered under Roman Catholic auspices from the state of Indiana.. 1847 1st Swedish magazine in US, Skandinavia, published in New York City NY.. 1851 General Arista replaces Mexican President Herrera.. 1852 Mt. Sinai Hospital was incorporated by Sampson Simson and eight associates in NY City. It was the first Jewish hospital in the U.S.. 1857 1st first-class game in Sydney, New South Wales vs Victoria at The Domain.. 1861 Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis.. 1863 "The Boston Morning Journal" became the first paper in the U.S. to be published on wood pulp paper.. 1865 Fort Fisher, NC falls to Union troops.. 1865 Fort Fisher North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy in the American Civil War.. 1866 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Branibori vs Cechach" premieres in Prague.. 1870 A cartoon by Thomas Nast titled "A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" appeared in "Harper's Weekly." The cartoon used the donkey to symbolize the Democratic Party for the first time.. 1873 Lutheran founder of the Missouri Synod, C.F.W. Walther warned in a letter: 'Inactivity is the beginning of all vice.'.. 1877 US Assay Office in Helena, Montana opens.. 1882 1st US ski club forms (Berlin NH).. 1886 Weekly Herald, 1st Vancouver, BC newspaper, publishes 1st issue.. 1889 The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.. 1889 The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.. 1892 "Triangle" magazine in Springfield, MA, published the rules for a brand new game. The original rules involved attaching a peach baskets to a suspended board. It is now known as basketball.. 1892 Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Massachusetts.. 1892 James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.. 1895 French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar.. 1895 Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg.. 1895 Albert Trott takes 8-43 on Test debut, then a record.. 1896 Henry Arthur Jones' "Michael & his Lost Angel" premieres in London.. 1899 Edwin Markham's poem, "The Man With a Hoe," was published for the first time.. 1900 SCNEC soccer team forms.. 1905 Coen de Koning becomes world champion all-round skater.. 1906 Willie Hoppe won the billiard championship of the world in Paris, France.. 1907 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest.. 1907 Gold dental inlays 1st described by William Taggart, who invented them.. 1908 C Hill & R J Hartigan make 8th wicket partnership 243 for Australia.. 1908 The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African-American college women.. 1913 The first telephone line between Berlin and New York was inaugurated.. 1915 Japan claims economic control of China.. 1915 Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike" premieres in New York City NY.. 1919 Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes 1st premier of Poland.. 1919 Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.. 1919 Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires.. 1919 W Collison & O Harbach's "Up in Mabel's Room," premieres in NYC.. 1919 Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit" premieres.. 1919 W Collison & O Harbach's "Up in Mabel's Room" premieres in New York City NY.. 1919 A large molasses tank in Boston, Massachusetts, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others. Known as the Boston Molasses Disaster.. 1922 Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st premier.. 1923 Lithuania seizes & annexes the country of Memel.. 1924 3rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms.. 1925 Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP.. 1930 George Headley scores century on debut vs England (made 176).. 1934 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die.. 1934 Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut).. 1935 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition.. 1935 Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty" premieres in New York City NY.. 1936 The first, all glass, windowless building was completed in Toledo, OH. The building was the new home of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company Laboratory.. 1936 Horace Stoneham elected president of New York Giants.. 1936 Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates.. 1939 1st NFL pro bowl, New York Giants beat All Stars 13-10 in Wrigley Field.. 1939 Municipal Railway & Market St RR begin service to Transbay Terminal.. 1940 German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church).. 1942 Cubs, drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WWII.. 1942 FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WWII.. 1943 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught.. 1943 1,000 workers complete the air conditioning system for the Pentagon, The Pentagon was dedicated as the world's largest office building just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors.. 1943 Japanese driven off Guadalcanal.. 1943 The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins during World War II.. 1944 European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany.. 1944 General Eisenhower arrives in England.. 1944 Vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die.. 1945 "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City NY for 429 performances.. 1945 CBS Radio debuted "House Party". The show was on the air for 22 years.. 1945 Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg sugar beets.. 1945 Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp.. 1947 The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.. 1949 Mao's Red army conquers Ten-tsin.. 1949 The Chinese Communist Party forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government during the Chinese Civil War: .. 1950 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington DC.. 1951 "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000.. 1951 Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest.. 1951 Ilse Koch, "The Bitch of Buchenwald", wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in West Germany.. 1953 Harry S Truman became the first U.S. President to use radio and television to give his farewell as he left office.. 1953 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Washington DC station.. 1953 German Democratic Republic Minister of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage".. 1955 The first solar-heated, radiation-cooled house was built by Raymond Bliss in Tucson, AZ.. 1955 USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic.. 1955 1st official act of Princess Beatrice, launches tanker Vasum.. 1955 Dmitri Shostakovich's "From Jewish Folk Poetry" premieres in Leningrad.. 1956 Bauer Marlene wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open.. 1956 Dmitri Shostakovich appointed honorary member of Academia Santa Cecilia.. 1956 KWAB TV channel 4 in Big Spring TX (NBC) begins broadcasting.. 1956 NFL Pro Bowl East beats West 31-30.. 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field.. 1958 The Everly Brothers made their debut on British TV on The Perry Como Show.. 1958 New York Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV.. 1961 NFL Pro Bowl West beats East 35-31.. 1961 Suggs wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational Open.. 1961 Supremes signed with Motown Records.. 1962 50th Australian Mens Tennis Rod Laver beats R Emerson (86 06 64 64).. 1962 Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea.. 1964 Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract.. 1964 Vee Jay records filed a lawsuit against Capitol and Swan Records over manufacturing and distribution rights to Beatles recordings.. 1964 Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in New York City NY.. 1965 Rock group The Who releases 1st album "I Can't Explain".. 1965 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor MI forms.. 1966 AFL Pro Bowl All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19.. 1966 NFL Pro Bowl East beats West 36-7.. 1966 The government of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa in Nigeria is overthrown in a military coup d’état.. 1967 The Buckinghams began recording "Don't You Care.".. 1967 The Rolling Stones performed on TV's "Ed Sullivan Show" and were forced to change their lyrics of "Let's Spend the Night Together" to "Let's Spend Some Time Together.".. 1967 The first National Football League Super Bowl was played. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League. The final score was 35-10; Super Bowl MVP Bart Starr,.. 1968 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland TX (IND) begins broadcasting.. 1969 Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean.. 1969 Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union.. 1970 Israeli archaeologists reported uncovering the first evidence supporting the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by military forces of the ancient Roman Empire.. 1970 Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland A's).. 1970 After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafra surrenders.. 1970 Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.. 1971 "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City NY for 19 performances.. 1971 Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt.. 1971 Chase recorded "Get It On.".. 1971 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord".. 1972 Elvis Presley reportedly drew the largest audience for a single TV show to that time when he presented a live, worldwide concert from Honolulu, HI.. 1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels.. 1973 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court.. 1973 Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican.. 1973 The Rolling Stones announced that they would put on a benefit concert for the people of Managua, Nicaragua. The area had been devestated by an earthquake on December 23rd. Nicaragua is the home of Jagger's wife, Bianca.. 1973 U.S. President Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam. He cited progress in peace negotiations as the reason.. 1973 Gene Shalit joins the Today Show panel.. 1974 "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC.. 1974 24th NBA All-Star Game West beats East 134-123 at Seattle.. 1974 Expert panel reports 18½-m gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures.. 1974 Dennis Rader aka the BTK Killer kills his first victims by binding, torturing and murdering Joseph, Joseph II, Josephine and Julie Otero in their house.. 1975 Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence.. 1975 Space Mountain opens (Disneyland).. 1976 Sara Jane Moore was sentenced to life in prison for her attempt on the life of U.S. President Ford in San Francisco.. 1976 US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit.. 1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakstan/Semipalatinsk USSR.. 1977 Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live".. 1977 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament.. 1977 The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden's history.. 1978 Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman, two students at Florida State University in Tallahassee, were murdered in their sorority house. Ted Bundy was later convicted of the crime and was executed.. 1978 Super Bowl XII Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10 in New Orleans; Super Bowl MVP Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE & Randy White, Dallas, Defensive Tackle.. 1980 Pam Gems' "Piaf!" premieres in London.. 1981 "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV.. 1981 Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame.. 1982 "Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in New York City NY.. 1982 Harry Wayne Casey, leader of KC and the Sunshine Band was partially paralyzed in an automobile accident in Miami, FL. His recovery took about a year.. 1983 Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard.. 1983 Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India.. 1983 Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours.. 1983 Dutch political party DS'70 disbands.. 1983 Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard.. 1983 Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand vs India.. 1983 Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours.. 1984 Hana Mandlikova ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak.. 1984 Schönbrun skates world record 5 km (7 39.44).. 1985 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell.. 1985 Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president.. 1985 Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200's vs India.. 1985 Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected President of Brazil in 21 years.. 1986 President Reagan signed legislation making Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a national holiday to be celebrated on the third Monday of January.. 1986 Living Seas opens at World Showcase in EPCOT, Walt Disney World.. 1987 Paramount Home Video reported that it would place a commercial at the front of one of its video releases for the first time. It was a 30-second Diet Pepsi ad at the beginning of "Top Gun.".. 1988 Arab uprising in Israel begins.. 1988 Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes.. 1988 Kiran More stumps five West Indian batsman at Madras, world Test record.. 1988 Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 & 8-75) vs West Indies on Test debut.. 1989 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City NY after 176 performances.. 1989 10th ACE Cable Awards HBO wins 35 awards.. 1989 Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic.. 1989 Big John Studd wins WWF's 1st Royal Rumble.. 1989 Cerberal Palsy telethon raises 22,600,000.. 1990 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards Knots Landing wins.. 1990 42 year old George Foreman KOs George Cooney in 2 rounds.. 1990 AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch.. 1990 Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent.. 1990 New York Knicks Trent Tucker scores with 1/10 second, beats Bulls, 109-106.. 1990 AT&T's long distance telephone network suffers a cascade switching failure.. 1991 Sean Lennon's remake of his father's "Give Peace A Chance" was released to coincide with the United Nation's midnight deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The lyrics were updated to reflect concerns of the 1990's.. 1991 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup.. 1991 The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.. 1992 Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia.. 1992 Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man.. 1992 Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum.. 1992 The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.. 1993 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die.. 1993 Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV.. 1993 Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as "The Beast", is arrested in Sicily after three decades as a fugitive.. 1994 15th ACE Cable Awards HBO wins 34 awards, Showtime wins 10.. 1994 Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%).. 1994 Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse & breaks her left wrist.. 1995 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champion.. 1995 San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13 for AFC championship.. 1995 San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys for NFC championship.. 1995 Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334.. 1995 Western Washington begins using new area code 360.. 1997 Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station.. 1997 Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin.. 1998 James Brown was admitted to a hospital for treatment for an addiction to painkillers at the age of 64. He was released on January 21, 1998.. 1998 Lance Carvin, a stalker of Howard Stern, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for threatening to kill Stern and his family.. 1998 NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again.. 1999 45 Albanians in the Kosovo village of Racak are killed by Yugoslav security forces. Called The Racak incident.. 2001 Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.. 2003 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Congress had permission to repeatedly extend copyright protection.. 2005 An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system.. 2005 ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon.. 2007 Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.. 2009 US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.. 2013 83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria.. 2013 19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza..   SCOTTY's QUOTE OF THE DAY  .. "If love makes the world go around, then whiskey makes it go around twice as fast!" - Compton Mackenzie (1883–1972), a Scottish nationalist   PADDY's BEER OF THE DAY  .. Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, Brewed by Anderson Valley Brewing Co. in Boonville, California, USA. It is an Oatmeal Stout  LILLY's WINE OF THE DAY .. Hosmer 2008 Dry. It is a Riesling from Cayuga Lake, priced at approximately $15 per bottle.  FAMOUS BIRTHS ON JANUARY 15th  .. 1342 Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1404).. 1432 Afonso V "the African", king of Portugal (1438-1481) (d. 1481).. 1481 Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1511).. 1507 Johann Oporinus [Herbster], Swiss book publisher (Koran).. 1538 Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599).. 1567 Black Box [Catherine Quinol], Guadeloupe, vocalist (Love Sensation).. 1622 Jean Baptiste Molière, French playwright (Tartuffe, Le Misanthrope) (d. 1673).. 1671 Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704).. 1674 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762).. 1715 Georg C Wagenzeil Austria (court)composer/pianist.. 1716 Philip Livingston, American founding father (signed Declaration of Independence) (d. 1778).. 1730 John Malchair, composer.. 1733 Joseph Lederer, composer.. 1742 Eugene Godecharle, composer.. 1747 John Aikin, English doctor and writer (d. 1822).. 1754 Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834).. 1779 Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer.. 1791 Franz Grillparzer, Austrian writer (Golden Fleece) (d. 1872).. 1793 Ferdinand G Waldmüller Austrian painter.. 1795 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829).. 1795 Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/man of letters.. 1798 Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends).. 1803 Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811).. 1809 Cornelia Connelly, Phila, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus).. 1809 Pierre Joseph Proudhon, France, politician (libertarian socialist).. 1809 Cornelia Connelly Philadelphia PA, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus).. 1809 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French anarchist-libertarian socialist (d. 1865).. 1812 Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer (d. 1885).. 1813 James Marion Sims, South Carolina, surgeon/gynecologist (vesicovaginal operation).. 1814 Ludwig Schläfli Swiss vicar/mathematician.. 1815 Henry Morris Naglee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886.. 1816 Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852).. 1817 Lewis Golding Arnold, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1871.. 1821 Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1897.. 1824 Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847).. 1826 Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, radical novelist/satirist (Family of Noblemen).. 1834 Samuel Arza Davenport, American politician (d. 1911).. 1841 Frederick Authur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, Governor General of Canada, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup (d. 1908).. 1842 Blessed Mary McKillop, Australian candidate for sainthood (d. 1909).. 1842 Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (d. 1925).. 1845 Heinrich Vogl, composer.. 1845 Ella Flagg Young, 1st woman president (National Educational Association).. 1850 Mihail Eminesco, [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis) (d. 1889).. 1850 Sonya Kurtovsky Kovalevsky, Russian mathematician (Academy of Science) (d. 1891).. 1850 Leonard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin (d. 1943).. 1855 Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889).. 1858 Giovanni Segantini, Italy, painter.. 1859 Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920).. 1863 Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian.. 1863 Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (Prussia) (d. 1946).. 1866 Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Nobel '30) (d. 1931).. 1868 Noach Zjordanija, Georgian veterinarian/premier (1918-21).. 1869 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist (d. 1907).. 1869 Ruby Laffoon, 43rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 1941).. 1870 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland).. 1870 Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954).. 1871 Bertram Shapleigh, composer.. 1872 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (d. 1944).. 1873 Max Adler, Austria sociologist/socialist theorist.. 1875 Tom Burke, American runner (d. 1929).. 1877 Lewis M Terman, American psychologist (developed Stanford-Binet IQ test) (d. 1956).. 1878 Johanna Müller-Hermann, Austrian composer and pedagogue (d. 1941).. 1879 Ernest Thesiger, London England, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul).. 1879 Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (d. 1961).. 1882 Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist (Polish Peasant in Europe).. 1882 Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1920).. 1885 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968).. 1885 Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer (d. 1915).. 1885 Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (d. 1973).. 1888 Joseph Henabery, Omaha NE, director (Cobra).. 1890 Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965).. 1891 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920).. 1891 Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet (Noise of Time) (d. 1938).. 1892 Frank Hutchens, composer.. 1892 Rex Ingram, [Reginald IM Hitchcock], Irish director (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse) (d. 1950).. 1893 Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premiere of Yugoslavia (1939-4.).. 1893 Ivor Novello, Welsh composer and actor (Lodger, Phantom Fiend, Truth Game) (d. 1951).. 1894 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney/minister of colonization.. 1895 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973).. 1896 Jacobo Ficher, composer.. 1897 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931).. 1899 Goodman Ace, American actor (Better of Goodman) (d. 1982).. 19-Charles Brown Talladega AL, actor (Dwayne Thompson-Today's FBI).. 19-Count Stovall California, actor (Cal-All My Children, Roy-As the World Turns).. 19-Victor Campos New York City NY, actor (Cade's County, Doctor's Hospital).. 1900 Caesar Domela, Dutch painter (Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son).. 1900 William Heinesen, Faroese writer, poet and artist (Noatun) (d. 1991).. 1902 Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, king (Saudi Arabia) (d. 1969).. 1902 Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (d. 1963).. 1903 Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958).. 1905 Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981).. 1905 Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (d. 1985).. 1906 Rezso Kokai, composer.. 1906 Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975).. 1908 Roberta Bitgood, composer.. 1908 Edward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project) (d. 2003).. 1909 Enrique Sasal y Chapi, composer.. 1909 Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (d. 1939).. 1909 Elie Siegmeister, New York City NY, composer (Plough & the Stars).. 1909 Gene Krupa, American drummer, Benny Goodman's drummer (Sing Sing Sing) (d. 1973).. 1911 Wim Kan, Dutch cabaretier.. 1911 Cy Feuer, New York City NY, Broadway producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line).. 1912 Michel J-P Debré, French politician, premier of France (1959-62) (d. 1996).. 1913 Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963).. 1913 Lloyd Bridges, American actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane) (d. 1998).. 1913 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005).. 1914 Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian.. 1914 Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (d. 2003).. 1916 Mikki Doyle, journalist.. 1918 Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law).. 1918 Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971) (d. 1970).. 1918 João Figueiredo, President of Brazil (d. 1999).. 1918 Édouard Gagnon, Canadian Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 2007).. 1919 Maurice Herzog, French mountaineer, first to ascend an 8000m peak, Annapurna in 1950.. 1920 John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express).. 1920 John Cardinal O'Connor, American Catholic cardinal, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York (d. 2000).. 1920 Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002).. 1921 Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian politican (d. 2007).. 1921 Frank Thornton, English actor.. 1922 Franz Fühmann, writer.. 1922 Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999).. 1923 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006).. 1923 Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese politician, president of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988).. 1925 Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist.. 1925 Ruth Slenczynska, U.S. pianist.. 1926 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (d. 1996).. 1926 Maria Schell, Austrian actress (Space 1999) (d. 2005).. 1927 Francis Routh, composer.. 1927 Norm Crosby, Boston MA, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians).. 1927 Phyllis Coates, American actress.. 1929 "Queen Ida" Guillory, Ziadaco music.. 1929 Eva Badura-Skoda, composer.. 1929 Martin Luther King Jr, Atlanta, American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Nobel 1964) (d. 1968).. 1930 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler (d. 1985).. 1931 Derek Meddings, special effects technician.. 1931 Murad Kazhlayev, composer.. 1931 Thomas Hoving, New York City NY, news correspondent (20/20).. 1932 Dean Smith, US actor/relay runner (Olympic-gold-1952).. 1932 Enrique Raxach, composer.. 1932 Louis Woodard Jones, New Rochelle NY, 4X400m relayer (Olympics-gold-56).. 1933 Ernest J. Gaines, American author.. 1935 Robert Silverberg, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet).. 1935 Malcolm Frager, American pianist.. 1937 Margaret O'Brien, American actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis).. 1938 Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer.. 1939 Charles Christopher Steel, composer.. 1939 Tony Bullimore, English sailor and adventurer.. 1941 Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart), American musician and visual artist (Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band).. 1942 Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye).. 1943 Mike Marshall, American baseball player, pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award).. 1943 Ashraf Aman, first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2.. 1945 Princess Michael of Kent, British royal.. 1945 Vince Foster, American lawyer (d. 1993).. 1945 William R. Higgins, USMC colonel (d. 1990).. 1945 Marie-Christine AHI von Leibnitz German/British princess.. 1947 Pete Waterman, rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block).. 1947 Andrea Martin, Canadian actress (Wag The Dog, Club Paradise, SCTV).. 1948 Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV).. 1948 Tommy Nolan, Montréal Québec Canada, actor (Jody-Buckskin).. 1948 Ronnie Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977).. 1949 Howard Allen Twitty, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1979 BC Open).. 1949 Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 1987).. 1949 Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor.. 1950 David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean).. 1950 Marius Trésor, French footballer.. 1950 Nate Hawthorne.. 1951 Charo (Maria Martinez) Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico & the Man, Love Boat).. 1951 Bobby Wilson.. 1951 Ernie DiGregorio.. 1951 Martha Davis, California, vocalist/guitar (The Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame).. 1952 Melvyn Gale, rocker (ELO).. 1953 Boris Blank, rocker (Yello).. 1953 Kent Hovind, American evangelist.. 1953 Randy White, American football player, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys).. 1953 Ta-Tanisha, American actress.. 1954 Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer.. 1954 Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer.. 1955 Enrico Mentana, Milan Italy, Italian newscaster (RAI).. 1955 Nigel Benson, English author.. 1956 Mayawati, Indian politician.. 1956 Paul Parker, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981).. 1956 Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980).. 1956 Marc Trestman, CFL head coach.. 1956 Miki Fujimura, Japanese singer.. 1957 Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur.. 1957 Mario Van Peebles, American actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes).. 1957 Marty Lyons, American football player.. 1958 Boris Tadić, President of Serbia.. 1958 Julian Sands, actor (One Night Stand).. 1959 Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008).. 1959 Pete Trewavas, English musician, bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws, Real to Reel).. 1959 Sister Carol, Jamaican reggae singer.. 1960 Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer.. 1960 Kelly Asbury, American director and actor.. 1960 Tim Curtis, cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89).. 1961 Iris DeMent, Paragould Ar, country singer (Our Town).. 1961 Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director.. 1962 Conrad Lant, English musician.. 1962 Creflo Dollar, American televangelist.. 1963 Erling Kagge, Norway, explorer (South Pole).. 1963 Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96).. 1963 Richard Nasheim, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998).. 1963 Yaro Dachniwsky, Chicago IL, team handball goalie (Olympics-1996).. 1963 Bruce Schneier, American cryptographer, security expert, and writer.. 1963 Conrad Lant, English musician.. 1964 Cees van der de Linden, soccer player.. 1964 Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer.. 1964 Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96).. 1965 Bernard Hopkins, American boxer.. 1965 Derek B, rocker (Bullet from a Gun).. 1965 James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor.. 1965 Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist.. 1965 Michael Clemons, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts).. 1965 Adam Jones, American musician (Tool).. 1967 Richard Blakey, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993).. 1967 Ted N Tryba, Wilkes-Barre PA, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch Golf).. 1967 Lisa Lisa (Velez) rock vocalist (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam).. 1968 Bob Dahl, NFL guard (Washington Redskins).. 1968 Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish royalty.. 1968 Laurie Fellner, Appleton Wisc, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96).. 1968 Steve McConaghy, Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96).. 1968 Felton Spencer, NBA center (San Francisco Warriors).. 1968 Chad Lowe, American actor (Spencer, Apprentice to Murder).. 1969 Adam Burt, Detroit, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers).. 1969 Demetra Hampton, actress (Valentina).. 1969 Marsha Miller, Rochester NY, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995).. 1969 Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord).. 1969 Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96).. 1969 Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings).. 1969 Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard/tackle (New York Jets).. 1969 Delino DeShields, American baseball player (Montréal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers).. 1969 Huck Seed, American professional poker player.. 1970 Dan Landry, San Diego Ca, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96).. 1970 Elroy Kromheer, soccer player (FC Volendam).. 1970 Michele Granger, Anaheim California, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96).. 1970 Shane McMahon, American professional wrestler.. 1971 LeShon Johnson, running back (Arizona Cardinals).. 1971 Max Beesley, English musician and actor.. 1971 Regina King, American actress (Brenda Jenkins-227).. 1972 Claudia Winkleman, English television presenter.. 1972 Kimberly Anne Massaro, St Louis Mo, Miss America (Missouri-5th-1997).. 1972 Christos Kostis, Greek footballer.. 1972 Ernie Reyes, Jr. American actor and martial artist (Ernie-Sidekicks).. 1972 Kobe Tai, American porn star.. 1973 Daniel Nijhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente).. 1973 Randy Srochenski, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders).. 1973 Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer.. 1974 Aubrey Jo Hiller, Missoula Montana, Miss America-Montana (1997).. 1974 Mike Minter, safety (Carolina Panthers).. 1974 Ray King, American baseball player.. 1975 Edith Bowman, Scottish television and radio presenter.. 1975 Mary Pierce, Montreal Canada, tennis star (1995 Australian Open).. 1975 Greg Loveridge, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner, did not bowl vs Zimbabwe 1996).. 1976 Corey Chavous, American football player.. 1976 Dorian Missick, American actor.. 1976 Doug Gottlieb, American basketball analyst.. 1976 Scott Murray, Scotland rugby player.. 1978 Eddie Cahill, American actor.. 1978 Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist.. 1978 Ryan Sidebottom, English Cricketer.. 1979 Drew Brees, American football player.. 1979 Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ.. 1979 Young Dro, American rapper.. 1979 Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer.. 1979 Michalis Morfis, Cypriot footballer.. 1980 Matt Holliday, American baseball player.. 1981 Howie Day, American singer.. 1981 El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer.. 1981 Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer.. 1982 Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player.. 1982 Prince Philip and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia.. 1982 Benjamin Agosto, American skater.. 1982 Brett Lebda, American hockey player.. 1982 Neil Nitin Mukesh, Indian actor.. 1982 Prince Philip and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia.. 1983 Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer.. 1983 Jermaine Pennant, English footballer.. 1984 Megan Jendrick, American swimmer.. 1984 Victor Rasuk, American actor.. 1985 Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer.. 1985 Rene Adler, German footballer.. 1986 Fred Davis, American football player.. 1986 Jessy Schram, American actress.. 1987 Aria C Jalali, American musician.. 1987 David Knight, English footballer.. 1987 Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player.. 1987 Michael Seater, Canadian actor.. 1987 Kelly Kelly, American WWE Diva.. 1988 Sonny Moore, American musician From First to Last.. 1989 Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (d. 2008).. 1989 Keiffer Hubbell, American ice dancer.. 1990 Chris Warren Jr., American actor.. 1990 Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer.. 1990 Robert Trznadel, Polish footballer..   SCOTTY's WHISKY OF THE DAY .. Springbank 15 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, priced at approximately $115 per bottle   FAMOUS DEATHS ON JANUARY 15th  .. 69 Servius Sulpicius Galba 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), lynched by Praetorian guard in the Forum Rome (b. 3 BC).. 570 Saint Ita, Irish nun (b. 475).. 936 King Rudolph of France.. 1208 Peter of Castelnau, French nobleman, murdered.. 1345 Martin Zaccaria, Italo-Greek ruler.. 1595 Murat III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546).. 1623 Fra Paolo Sarpi, Italian patriot, scholar, scientist and church reformer (b. 1552).. 1672 John Cosin, English clergyman (b. 1594).. 1683 Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (b. 1609).. 1684 Caspar Netscher, Dutch portrait painter at about 48.. 1705 Walraad the Young, Earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/Governor of Nijmegen.. 1744 Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer at 72.. 1755 Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, composer at 83.. 1765 Carlmann Kolb, composer at 61.. 1775 Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Italian composer.. 1781 Marianne Victoria of Borbón, queen regent of Portugal (b. 1718).. 1788 Gaetano Latilla, composer at 77.. 1790 John Landen, English mathematician (b. 1719).. 1804 Dru Drury, English entomologist (b. 1725).. 1812 Johannes Herbst, composer at 76.. 1815 Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761).. 1816 Henry Harington, composer at 88.. 1844 Joseph Mazzinghi, composer at 78.. 1864 Isaac Nathan, UK-Australian composer (b. 1792).. 1866 M T d'Azeglio, writer.. 1876 Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (b. 1810).. 1885 Leopold Damrosch, German-American orchestral conductor (b. 1832).. 1893 Fanny Kemble, British actress and author (b. 1809).. 1896 Mathew Brady, U.S. photographer (Civil War) (b. 1822).. 1904 Eduard Lassen, composer at 73.. 1909 Arnold Janssen missionary (b. 1837).. 1909 Ernest Reyer, composer at 85.. 1909 Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Das Edle Blut) at 63.. 1909 Arnold Janssen, German missionary (b. 1837).. 1911 Wilhelm Berger, composer at 49.. 1915 Guillaume Couture, composer at 63.. 1916 Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850).. 1919 Karl Liebknecht, German Marxist revolutionary, murdered (b. 1871).. 1919 Rosa Luxemburg, German Marxist revolutionary, murdered (b. 1870).. 1922 John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion at 89.. 1924 Geza Zichy, composer at 74.. 1926 August Sedlácek, Czech historian (b. 1843).. 1926 Enrico Toselli, Italian composer (b. 1883).. 1932 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist at 77.. 1934 Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert) at 70.. 1934 Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger.. 1936 Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1866).. 1942 Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic-gold-08, 12) at 58.. 1944 Robert J. Kirby, Warden of New York's Sing Sing Prison (b. 1890).. 1945 Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian mathematician (b. 1865).. 1947 Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, murder victim found in LA (basis of the movie) (b. 1924).. 1949 Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator at 63.. 1950 Gen Henry "Hap" Arnold, U.S. General of the Air Force (b. 1886).. 1952 Ned Hanlon, Premier of Queensland (b. 1887).. 1953 Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer at 76.. 1955 Yves Tanguy, French surrealistic painter (b. 1900).. 1961 Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer at 49.. 1962 Kenneth MacKenna, actor (Men Without Women) of cancer at 62.. 1964 Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, American musician (b. 1905).. 1965 Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered.. 1966 Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer at 25.. 1967 Albert Szirmai, composer at 86.. 1967 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (b. 1882).. 1968 Bill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13) (b. 1938).. 1968 John Davidson, actor (Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc) at 80.. 1968 Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Motion & Relativity) at 69.. 1969 Theodor Werner, German painter at 82.. 1970 William T. Piper, American aircraft designer (b. 1881).. 1971 John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope) of heart attack at 50.. 1972 Daisy Ashford, English child writer (The Young Visiters) (b. 1881).. 1973 Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919).. 1973 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901).. 1973 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor at 68.. 1974 Karel Salmon, composer at 76.. 1978 Margaret Bowman & Janet Levy, Chi Omega, FSU, killed by Ted Bundy.. 1981 Emanuel Celler, (Representative-D-NY, 1923-73) at 92.. 1982 Red Smith, sportscaster (Pulitzer, Fight Talk) at 76.. 1983 Shepperd Strudwick, actorof cancer at 75.. 1983 Meyer Lansky, Russian-born gangster (b. 1902).. 1983 Shepperd Strudwick, American actor (Psychomania) (b. 1907).. 1986 James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame) at 83.. 1987 Dolores Hawkins, singer (Guy Mitchell Show) at 58.. 1987 Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary at 69.. 1987 Ray Bolger, American actor, singer, and dancer (Wizard of Oz) (b. 1904).. 1988 Seán MacBride, Irish statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1904).. 1989 Wilf Slack, cricketer (whilst bat in Gambia England player 1986).. 1990 Gordon Jackson, actor (Hamlet) after a short illness at 66.. 1990 Dame Peggy van Praagh, British ballet dancer, choreographer, director (b. 1910).. 1992 Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946).. 1993 Henry Iba, basketball coach at 88.. 1993 Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD) at 68.. 1993 Ken Cory of AIDS at 51.. 1993 Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (Bei Mir Bist Du Schön) (b. 1913).. 1994 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt) at 72.. 1994 Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter at 85.. 1994 Georges Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist (b. 1921).. 1994 Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati-Indian Author, Poet, Astrologist (b. 1916).. 1994 Harry Nilsson, American musician(Without You, Everybody's Talkin') (b. 1941).. 1995 Sollie McElroy, singer at 61.. 1995 Vera Maxwell, American fashion designer (b. 1901).. 1996 Moshushu II, King of Lesotho (1966-90) at 51.. 1996 Richard Charles Cobb, historian at 78.. 1996 Les Baxter, American musician and composer(Born Again) (b. 1922).. 1996 Minnesota Fats, American billiards player (b. 1913).. 1996 Paramount Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (b. 1938).. 1997 Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker at 82.. 1997 Kenneth Thimann, botanist at 92.. 1998 Amos "Junior" Wells, blues musician at 63.. 1998 Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66).. 1998 Junior Wells, American musician, blues harpist (b. 1934).. 1999 Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915).. 2000 Fran Ryan, American actress (b. 1916).. 2000 Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903).. 2000 Željko Ražnatović, aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952).. 2001 Ted Mann, American screenwriter (b. 1916).. 2001 Leo Marks, English cryptographer, screenwriter and playwright (b. 1920).. 2002 Steve Gromek, American baseball player (b. 1920).. 2003 Doris Fisher, American singer and songwriter (b. 1915).. 2005 Dan Lee, Canadian animator (b. 1969).. 2005 Deem Bristow, American video game voice actor (b. 1947).. 2005 Elizabeth Janeway, American author (b. 1913).. 2005 Ruth Warrick, American actress (b. 1915).. 2005 Victoria de los Angeles, Catalan soprano (b. 1923).. 2005 Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920).. 2006 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926).. 2007 Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945) (executed).. 2007 Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908).. 2007 David Vanole, American soccer player (b. 1963).. 2007 James Hillier, Canadian inventor of electron microscope (b. 1915).. 2007 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (b. 1905).. 2007 Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein (b. 1951) (executed).. 2008 Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982).. 2008 Mark Haigh-Hutchinson, Game Designer (b. 1964).. 2011 Nat Lofthouse, English Footballer (b. 1925).. 2012 Edward Derwinski, Chicago congressman 1959-83 and first Secretary of Veteran Affairs of cancer at 85.. 2013 Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director (b. 1932)..
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