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Saturday

Everyone's favourite day of the week. Ask your followers if they want to share what they're up to today.

Happy New Year

Don't forget to wish all your followers a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Newsletter

Share content from your latest email newsletter, remembering to include a link to your signup page.

Blog Post

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See First

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Historic Events

2001

On this day in 2001: US President Bill Clinton awards former US President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service during the Spanish-American War. Eleven of Roosevelt's descendants accept the honor on his behalf.

2001

On this day in 2001: Congolese President Laurent-DTsirT Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.

2000

On this day in 2000: In Sacramento, California, a commercial truck carrying evaporated milk is driven into the State Capitol building, killing the driver.

1998

On this day in 1998: David Junior Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at age 67.

1998

On this day in 1998: Peter Diamand, artistic administrator, dies at age 84.

1998

On this day in 1998: NASA announces that John Glenn, age 76, will return to space when the Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off in October.

1997

On this day in 1997: Jim Kensil, NFL president (New York Jets), dies of heart failure at age 66.

1997

On this day in 1997: Ennis Cosby, the 29-year-old only son of actor Bill Cosby, is killed by a gunman while changing a flat tire in Los Angeles, California.

1997

On this day in 1997: Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist, dies at age 76.

1997

On this day in 1997: Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Australia versus Pakistan, Melbourne Cricket Ground.

1996

On this day in 1996: Kaye Webb, publisher, dies at age 81.

1996

On this day in 1996: Harry Potts, football player/manager, dies at age 75.

1995

On this day in 1995: An avalanche hits the village S??av?k in Iceland, killing 14 people.

1995

On this day in 1995: William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at age 83.

1995

On this day in 1995: UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting.

1994

On this day in 1994: No?l ForT, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix 1959), dies at age 61.

1994

On this day in 1994: Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54).

1994

On this day in 1994: In Pennsylvania, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake occurs. Felt throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and as far as Baltimore, Maryland and New York City. Also felt at Toronto, Canada.

1993

On this day in 1993: Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide.

1992

On this day in 1992: El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign a pact in Mexico City ending a 12-year civil war that claimed at least 75,000 lives.

1992

On this day in 1992: Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at age 95.

1992

On this day in 1992: El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City that ends a 12-year civil war that claimed at least 75,000.

1991

On this day in 1991: U.S. serial killer Aileen Wuornos confesses to the murders of six men.

1991

On this day in 1991: Gulf War: United States begins bombing Iraq in Operation Desert Storm, which began following Operation Desert Shield .

1990

On this day in 1990: Two Bank of Credit and Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering.

1989

On this day in 1989: (to January 18) Race riots occur in Overtown, Miami, Florida.

1989

On this day in 1989: USSR announces plan for two-year manned mission to Mars.

1989

On this day in 1989: Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

1988

On this day in 1988: Jimmy The Greek Snyder fired from CBS-TV for racial remarks.

1988

On this day in 1988: NFL Saint Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix, Arizona.

1987

On this day in 1987: Earl Wilson, Broadway columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at age 79.

1987

On this day in 1987: Leon Cordero, president of Ecuador, is kidnapped by followers of imprisoned General Frank Vargas, who successfully demand his release.

1986

On this day in 1986: Police arrest three Irish Republican Army-terrorists in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1986

On this day in 1986: First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.

1984

On this day in 1984: 11th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson.

1981

On this day in 1981: Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth.

1981

On this day in 1981: Protestant gunmen shoot and wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.

1981

On this day in 1981: Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bjrn Borg.

1981

On this day in 1981: Bernard Lee, actor (M in James Bond movies), dies at age 73.

1979

On this day in 1979: In Iran, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurs.

1979

On this day in 1979: Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees for Egypt.

1979

On this day in 1979: The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.

1974

On this day in 1974: New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1973

On this day in 1973: USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon.

1972

On this day in 1972: Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans; Most Valuable Player: Roger Staubach, Quarterback.

1972

On this day in 1972: Ross David Seville Bagdasarian, voice of Alvin and Chipmunks, dies at age 52.

1972

On this day in 1972: Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ.

1971

On this day in 1971: Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7).

1956

On this day in 1956: Egyptian President Nassar pledges to reconquer Palestine.

1956

On this day in 1956: President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.

1955

On this day in 1955: Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open.

1955

On this day in 1955: Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at age 94.

1955

On this day in 1955: NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19.

1954

On this day in 1954: Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies.

1953

On this day in 1953: Egyptian Premier General Naguib disbands all political parties.

1953

On this day in 1953: 27th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (6-3, 6-2).

1953

On this day in 1953: 41st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (6-0, 6-3, 6-4).

1952

On this day in 1952: New Dutch bible translation finished.

1952

On this day in 1952: US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary.

1951

On this day in 1951: Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi, Vietnam.

1951

On this day in 1951: World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville, Texas, to 134th Street, New York City, New York).

1917

On this day in 1917: The German minister, Arthur Zimmermann, sends a telegram through the German ambassador in Washington to the German ambassador in Mexico offering Mexico an alliance against the United States. He proposes that Mexico will be assisted in retaking Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The telegram is intercepted and decoded by British intelligence and given to President Woodrow Wilson. The telegram becomes instrumental in forming American public opinion against Germany and for entering the war as Wilson gives it to the press in March.

1917

On this day in 1917: German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann sends the Zimmermann Telegram to Mexico, proposing a German-Mexican alliance against the United States.

1913

On this day in 1913: British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland.

1912

On this day in 1912: Georg Heym writer, dies at age 24.

1907

On this day in 1907: Alfred Shaw cricket player (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies.

1906

On this day in 1906: Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco).

1901

On this day in 1901: Arnold Bcklin Swiss painter, dies at age 73.

1900

On this day in 1900: The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.

1893

On this day in 1893: Johan Philip Koelman painter/sculptor/architect, dies at age 74.

1892

On this day in 1892: Imakita Kosen Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies.

1891

On this day in 1891: Leo Delibes French ballet composer (LakmT), dies at age 54.

1891

On this day in 1891: Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes composer, dies at age 54.

1889

On this day in 1889: In Cloncurry, Queensland, an Australian record hot temperature of 128 degrees F (53 degrees C) is recorded.

1887

On this day in 1887: Cliff House damaged when schooner Parallel's powder cargo explodes.

1886

On this day in 1886: Amilcare Ponchielli Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at age 51.

1883

On this day in 1883: QuTbec Rugby Football Union forms.

1883

On this day in 1883: Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system.

1883

On this day in 1883: The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil service, is passed.

1879

On this day in 1879: January record 13 of snow falls in New York City, New York (broken Jan 7, 1996).Events1879120British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana.Events1879121Henrik Ibsen's Et Dukkehjem premieres in Copenhagen.Events1879122Anthony Durnford British Colonel, dies in battle.Events1879122Anglo-Zulu War: Zulu troops defeat British troops at the Battle of Isandlwana.Events1879122Zulus attack British Army camp in Isandhlwana South Africa.Events1879122James Shields (Democrat) elected US senator from Missouri after previously serving as US senator from Illinois and Minnesota.Events1879122George Shepstone British political affiliate, dies in battle.Events1879123National Archery Association formed, Crawfordsville Indiana.Events1879123Adolf Jensen composer, dies at age 42.Events1879125The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.Events1879129Antonia MB Antonucci Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at age 80.Events1879129Custer Battlefield National Monument, Montana established.Events1879130French President MacMahon resigns.Events1879131In Dun-le-Poelier, France, a farmer is reported killed by a meteorite.Events187925Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow.Events187928Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.Events187928Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.Events1879210First electric arc light used (California Theater).Events1879210Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo.Events1879210HonorT V Daumier French painter/lithographer, dies at age 70.Events1879210Wolter R baron van Ho?vell Dutch vicar/abolitionist, dies at age 66.Events1879211Willem J van Zeggelen Dutch author/novelist/writer, dies at age 67.Events1879211Honore Daumier caricaturist/painter, dies.Events1879212At New York City's Madison Square Garden, the first artificial ice rink in North America opens.Events1879212News about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London.Events1879212At New York City's Madison Square Garden the first artificial ice rink in North America opens.Events1879214Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta.Events1879214The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.Events1879215US Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before the Supreme Court.Events1879215Women's rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.Events1879218Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha.Events1879221Peter P van Bosse Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at age 69.Events1879222First 5 and 10 cent store opened by Frank W Woolworth in Utica New York.Events1879222In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and 10-cent Woolworth stores.Events1879225US Congress passed first Timberland Protection Act.Events1879227Constantine Fahlberg discovers saccharin (artificial sweetener).Events1879227Announcement of the discovery of artificial sweetener saccharin.Events1879228Exodus of 1879 southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation.Events187931Library of Hawaii founded.Events187933In Washington, D.C., the United States Geological Survey is established, in the Department of the Interior, with responsibilities: classification of the public lands, and examination of the geological structure, mineral resources, and products of the national domain.Events187933First female lawyer heard by Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood).Events187933The United States Geological Survey is created.Events1879313Adolf Anderssen German world champion chess (1851-66), dies at age 60.Events1879327Longest championship fight (136 rounds).Events1879329Tsjaikovski's opera Jevgeni Onegin premieres in Moscow.Events1879329Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.Events1879330Thomas Couture French painter/author, dies at age 63.Events1879330David van der Kellen Dutch coin engraver, dies at age 74.Events187948Milk is sold in glass bottles for first time.Events187948Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers.Events187949Ernst Friedrich Richter composer, dies at age 70.Events1879416Bernadette Soubirous, saint/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers, France.Events1879418Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on Indians citizen rights begins.Events1879418Anthony Pannizim principal librarian (British Museum), dies.Events1879420First mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus.Events187954William Froude British civil engineer/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at age 68.Events187958George Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile.Events1879510Meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa, USA.Events1879516Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia and English.Events1879516Antonin Dvork's Slavic Dancing premieres.Events18795205th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37.Events1879521Battle of Iquiquw.Events1879521War of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru), battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.Events18795247th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5.Events1879524William Lloyd Garrison abolitionist (Liberator), dies at age 73.Events1879526Treaty of Gandermack signed between Great Britain and Afghanistan.Events1879526Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.Events187953092 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio in May.Events1879530Gilmore Garden (New York City) renamed Madison Square Garden.Events1879530An F4 tornado strikes Irving, Kansas, killing 18 and injuring 60.Events1879530New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.Events1879531Madison Square Garden opens its doors.Events1879531First electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition.Events187961Napoleon Eugene, Prince of France, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.Events1879613A Borrelly discovers asteroid #198 Ampella.Events1879616Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore debuts at Bowery Theatre New York City.Events1879621F W Woolworth opens first store (failed almost immediately).Events187979C H F Peters discovers asteroid #199 Byblis.Events1879717First railroad opens in Hawaii.Events1879719Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up Holliday's New Mexico saloon.Events1879727C H F Peters discovers asteroid #200 Dynamene.Events187987The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester.Events1879812First National Archery Association tournament (Chicago).Events1879821The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist reportedly appear to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.Events1879827Sir Rowland Hill introduced postage stamps, dies at age 84.Events1879828Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.Events1879830John B Hood confederate general (lost Atlanta), dies at age 48.Events1879919Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track and field record pole-vaulting 11' 2.25 at age 17 years and 198 days.

1877

On this day in 1877: Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop.

1871

On this day in 1871: Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as second black congressman.

1870

On this day in 1870: Virginia becomes eighth state re-admitted to USA.

1868

On this day in 1868: Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit.

1865

On this day in 1865: General William Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks).

1865

On this day in 1865: Confederate Brigadier General John Pegram marries Hetty Cary.

1865

On this day in 1865: San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle started.

1865

On this day in 1865: Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 40 die.

1864

On this day in 1864: Anton Schindler German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at age 68.

1864

On this day in 1864: Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee.

1842

On this day in 1842: Thomas Freanby Norwegian landscape painter, dies.

1838

On this day in 1838: Aleksandr I Polezjajev Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at age 33.

1832

On this day in 1832: Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde.

1825

On this day in 1825: A meteorite falls in Oriang, India, killing one man and injuring one woman.

1809

On this day in 1809: Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.

1795

On this day in 1795: French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht Netherlands.

1795

On this day in 1795: French occupy Utrecht, Netherlands.

1794

On this day in 1794: Edward Gibbon historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at age 56.

1780

On this day in 1780: Battle at Cape Saint Vincent admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet.

1780

On this day in 1780: American Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.

1778

On this day in 1778: The first white settlers from Europe land in Australia.

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Births

16 Jan 1977

Jeff Foster, American basketball player was born on this day in 1977.

16 Jan 1976

Trisha Stillwell; Miss Oklahoma-USA (1997, top 10) was born on this day in 1976.

16 Jan 1974

Kate Moss in Addiscomb, Surrey, England; model (Calvin Klein) was born on this day in 1974.

16 Jan 1974

Kate Moss, English model was born on this day in 1974.

16 Jan 1973

Mario Bates; NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints) was born on this day in 1973.

16 Jan 1973

Willie Whitehead; Canadian Football League defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats) was born on this day in 1973.

16 Jan 1972

Joe Horn; wide receiver (Kansas City Chiefs) was born on this day in 1972.

16 Jan 1972

Lee McIntyre in Peak Hill, Australia; golfer (T3 1995 New South Wales Trainee Champ) was born on this day in 1972.

16 Jan 1972

Desiree Leipham in Spokane, Washington, USA; WPVA volleyball player (Nationals-17th-1995) was born on this day in 1972.

16 Jan 1971

Junior Bryant; NFL defensive end (San Francisco 49ers) was born on this day in 1971.

16 Jan 1971

Ulrich van Gobbel; Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord) was born on this day in 1971.

16 Jan 1971

Sergei Bruguera in Spain; tennis star was born on this day in 1971.

16 Jan 1971

Scott Williams in Orange, California, USA; field hockey defender (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1971.

16 Jan 1971

Michel Kreek; Dutch soccer player (Ajax) was born on this day in 1971.

16 Jan 1971

Jukka-Pekka Nummi; WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores) was born on this day in 1971.

16 Jan 1970

Don MacLean; NBA forward (New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets) was born on this day in 1970.

16 Jan 1970

Ron Villone in Englewood, New Jersey, USA; pitcher (San Diego Padres) was born on this day in 1970.

16 Jan 1970

Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author was born on this day in 1970.

16 Jan 1970

Ron Villone, Major League Baseball Player was born on this day in 1970.

16 Jan 1969

Roy Jones in Pensacola, Florida, USA; light-middleweight boxer (Olympics-silver-1988) was born on this day in 1969.

16 Jan 1969

Chelan Kozak in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada; equestrian (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1969.

16 Jan 1969

Roy Jones Jr, American boxer was born on this day in 1969.

16 Jan 1967

Jeff Branson in Waynesboro, Michigan, USA; infielder (Cincinnati Reds) was born on this day in 1967.

16 Jan 1967

Maxine Waters Jones; rocker (En Vogue) was born on this day in 1967.

16 Jan 1966

Anthony Washington in Glasgow, Montana, USA; discus thrower (Olympics-4th-1996) was born on this day in 1966.

16 Jan 1966

Jack McDowell in Van Nuys, California, USA; pitcher (New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians) was born on this day in 1966.

16 Jan 1966

Maxine Jones, American singer (En Vogue) was born on this day in 1966.

16 Jan 1964

Mark Collins; NFL cornerback/safety (New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers) was born on this day in 1964.

16 Jan 1964

Gail Graham in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada; LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon) was born on this day in 1964.

16 Jan 1964

Trevor Barsby; cricket player (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85) was born on this day in 1964.

16 Jan 1963

James May, Top Gear presenter and journalist (Top Gear) was born on this day in 1963.

16 Jan 1962

Paul Webb rocker (TalkTalk) was born on this day in 1962.

16 Jan 1962

Jan Koster; Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool) was born on this day in 1962.

16 Jan 1962

Kevin Ross; NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs) was born on this day in 1962.

16 Jan 1962

Paul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk) was born on this day in 1962.

16 Jan 1959

SadT [Helen Folsade Ady] in Ibadan, Nigeria; rocker (Smooth Operator, Sweetest Taboo; Grammy 1986-Best new singer) was born on this day in 1959.

16 Jan 1959

Sade, Nigerian-born singer was born on this day in 1959.

16 Jan 1958

Anatoli Boukreev, Russian climber (d 1997) was born on this day in 1958.

16 Jan 1956

Wayne Daniel; cricket player (West Indies fast bowler 1976-84) was born on this day in 1956.

16 Jan 1956

Martin Jol, Dutch football manager was born on this day in 1956.

16 Jan 1955

Jerry M Linenger in Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA; PhD/Commander US Navy/astronaut (STS 81/84) was born on this day in 1955.

16 Jan 1952

Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr in Savannah, Georgia, USA; Major US Air Force/astronaut (STS 39, 64) was born on this day in 1952.

16 Jan 1952

King Fuad II of Egypt was born on this day in 1952.

16 Jan 1951

Richard Thompson; rocker (BT Express - Here Comes the Express) was born on this day in 1951.

16 Jan 1950

Debbie Allen, American actress, dancer, and choreographer was born on this day in 1950.

16 Jan 1948

Cliff Thorburn in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; champion snooker player was born on this day in 1948.

16 Jan 1948

Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov in Riga, Latvia; cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71) was born on this day in 1948.

16 Jan 1948

Christopher Moran; English financier/multi-millionaire was born on this day in 1948.

16 Jan 1948

John Carpenter, American film director was born on this day in 1948.

16 Jan 1948

Dalvanius, New Zealand entertainer (d 2002) was born on this day in 1948.

16 Jan 1948

Cliff Thorburn, Canadian snooker player was born on this day in 1948.

16 Jan 1947

Dr Laura Schlessinger in Brooklyn, New York, USA; TV/radio host/author (Go take on the day) was born on this day in 1947.

16 Jan 1947

Georgette Mosbacher; CEO (La Prairie cosmetics) was born on this day in 1947.

16 Jan 1947

Laura Schlessinger, American radio talk show host was born on this day in 1947.

16 Jan 1946

Michael L Coats in Sacramento, California, USA; Captain US Navy/astronaut (STS 41-D, 29, 39) was born on this day in 1946.

16 Jan 1946

Kabir Bedi, Indian actor was born on this day in 1946.

16 Jan 1946

Katia Ricciarelli, Italian soprano was born on this day in 1946.

16 Jan 1944

Jim Stafford in Eloise, Florida, USA; singer (Spiders and Snakes, My Girl Bill) was born on this day in 1944.

16 Jan 1944

Ronnie Milsap in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA; country singer (Any Day Now, Legend in My Time) was born on this day in 1944.

16 Jan 1943

Ronnie Milsap, American singer/songwriter, musician was born on this day in 1943.

16 Jan 1943

Brian Ferneyhough, British composer was born on this day in 1943.

16 Jan 1942

Tony P Hall; American politician (Representative-Democrat-Ohio, 1979-) was born on this day in 1942.

16 Jan 1942

Bill Francis in Mobile, Alabama, USA; rocker (Dr Hook) was born on this day in 1942.

16 Jan 1937

Conny Vandenbos; Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose) was born on this day in 1937.

16 Jan 1935

A J Foyt in Houston, Texas, USA; auto race driver (Indy 500 1961, 1964, 1967, 1977) was born on this day in 1935.

16 Jan 1935

AJ Foyt, American race car driver was born on this day in 1935.

16 Jan 1934

Bill Alexander; American politician (Representative-Democrat-Arkansas, 1969-) was born on this day in 1934.

16 Jan 1934

Marilyn Horne, American mezzo-soprano was born on this day in 1934.

16 Jan 1933

Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov in USSR; cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3) was born on this day in 1933.

16 Jan 1933

Susan Sontag, American writer and activist (d 2004) was born on this day in 1933.

16 Jan 1932

Dian Fossey, American zoologist (d 1985) was born on this day in 1932.

16 Jan 1931

Johannes Rau; President of Germany (dies 2006) was born on this day in 1931.

16 Jan 1931

Johannes Rau, President of Germany (d 2006) was born on this day in 1931.

16 Jan 1929

Allard Lowenstein; radical (Students for Democratic Action) was born on this day in 1929.

16 Jan 1929

Francesco Scavullo in Staten Island, New York, USA; celebrity photographer was born on this day in 1929.

16 Jan 1928

William Kennedy, American author was born on this day in 1928.

16 Jan 1924

Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d 2002) was born on this day in 1924.

16 Jan 1923

Willem Aantjes; Dutch political leader (CDA) was born on this day in 1923.

16 Jan 1923

Roy Lanham; rocker (Sons of the Pioneers) was born on this day in 1923.

16 Jan 1923

Martin Stokken in Norway; nordic relay (Olympics-silver-1952) was born on this day in 1923.

16 Jan 1923

Anthony Hecht, American poet (d 2004) was born on this day in 1923.

16 Jan 1922

Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer was born on this day in 1922.

16 Jan 1921

Francesco Scavullo, American fashion photographer (d 2004) was born on this day in 1921.

16 Jan 1920

Elliot Reid New York City, New York; actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) was born on this day in 1920.

16 Jan 1919

Bob Boucher Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice) was born on this day in 1919.

16 Jan 1918

Stirling Silliphant screenwriter was born on this day in 1918.

16 Jan 1918

Nel Benschop, Dutch poetess (d 2005) was born on this day in 1918.

16 Jan 1918

Stirling Silliphant, American writer and producer (d 1996) was born on this day in 1918.

16 Jan 1917

Buddy Lester Chicago Illinois; actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show) was born on this day in 1917.

16 Jan 1916

Frederick Stewart British geologist was born on this day in 1916.

16 Jan 1914

Roger Aubert Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX) was born on this day in 1914.

16 Jan 1912

Franz Tumler Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf) was born on this day in 1912.

16 Jan 1911

Jay Hanna Dizzy Dean Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (Saint Louis Cardinals) was born on this day in 1911.

16 Jan 1911

Eduardo Frei (Christian Democrat), President of Chile (1964-70) was born on this day in 1911.

16 Jan 1911

Gilbert Gadoffre French scholar was born on this day in 1911.

16 Jan 1910

David McCampbell US pilot/captain (WWII-Pacific-downed 34 Japanese planes) was born on this day in 1910.

16 Jan 1910

Dizzy Dean, baseball player (d 1974) was born on this day in 1910.

16 Jan 1908

Ethel Merman stage and screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam) was born on this day in 1908.

16 Jan 1908

Ethel Merman, American actress, singer (d 1984) was born on this day in 1908.

16 Jan 1907

Phillip Humphrey Vellacott classicist was born on this day in 1907.

16 Jan 1907

Alexander Knox Canada; actor (Gorky Park, two of a Kind) was born on this day in 1907.

16 Jan 1907

Paul Nitze, American government official (d 2004) was born on this day in 1907.

16 Jan 1906

Clement Greenberg art critic was born on this day in 1906.

16 Jan 1906

Diana Winyard London, actress (Cavalcade) was born on this day in 1906.

16 Jan 1906

Diana Wynyard, British actress (d 1964 was born on this day in 1906.

16 Jan 1905

Ernesto Halffter composer was born on this day in 1905.

16 Jan 1904

Max Vredenburg composer was born on this day in 1904.

16 Jan 1902

Eric Liddell China, English 400m runner (Olympics-gold-1924) was born on this day in 1902.

16 Jan 1902

Evelyn Levine composer was born on this day in 1902.

16 Jan 1902

Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (d 1945) was born on this day in 1902.

16 Jan 1901

Fulgencio Batista President/Dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59) was born on this day in 1901.

16 Jan 1901

Fulgencio Batista, Cuban leader (d 1973) was born on this day in 1901.

16 Jan 1901

Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d 1988) was born on this day in 1901.

16 Jan 1898

Margaret Booth, American film editor (d 2002) was born on this day in 1898.

16 Jan 1897

Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d 1977) was born on this day in 1897.

16 Jan 1894

Guy Chamberlin early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Saint Louis Cardinals) was born on this day in 1894.

16 Jan 1893

Henry C Rnmke Dutch psychiatrist (Periods in Man's Life) was born on this day in 1893.

16 Jan 1890

Lloyd Bacon San Jose California; actor (Charlie Chaplin) was born on this day in 1890.

16 Jan 1890

Karl Freund Czech/Austrian cameraman/director was born on this day in 1890.

16 Jan 1888

Osip Brik, Russian writer (d 1945) was born on this day in 1888.

16 Jan 1887

John Hamilton Pennsylvania; actor (Perry White-Superman) was born on this day in 1887.

16 Jan 1886

John Hamilton, American actor (d 1958) was born on this day in 1886.

16 Jan 1885

Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz president of Poland (1939-40) was born on this day in 1885.

16 Jan 1878

Robert Garbe German poet (G?rniek) was born on this day in 1878.

16 Jan 1878

Harry [Henry Dewitt] Carey Sr Bronx New York, US actor (Informer, Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force) was born on this day in 1878.

16 Jan 1874

Robert Service England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee) was born on this day in 1874.

16 Jan 1874

Robert W Service, Canadian poet (d 1958) was born on this day in 1874.

16 Jan 1873

Boyd Alexander English explorer was born on this day in 1873.

16 Jan 1872

Edward G Craig actor/director (On the art of theatre) was born on this day in 1872.

16 Jan 1872

Henri-Paul Busser composer was born on this day in 1872.

16 Jan 1870

Wilhelm Normann German chemist (hardening of oils) was born on this day in 1870.

16 Jan 1868

Cyril Metodej Hrazdira composer was born on this day in 1868.

16 Jan 1864

Frank Bacon actor/author (Lightnin) was born on this day in 1864.

16 Jan 1853

AndrT Michelin France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin) was born on this day in 1853.

16 Jan 1853

Johnston Forbes-Robertson English actor/theater director (Kathleen) was born on this day in 1853.

16 Jan 1853

Andre Michelin, French industrialist (d 1931) was born on this day in 1853.

16 Jan 1847

K?lm?n Miksz?th Hungary, writer (Wonderparaplu) was born on this day in 1847.

16 Jan 1838

Franz Brentano in Marienberg, Germany; professor of philosophy and theology; priest of the Roman Catholic Church was born on this day in 1838.

16 Jan 1838

Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d 1917) was born on this day in 1838.

16 Jan 1837

James Phillip Simms Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1887 was born on this day in 1837.

16 Jan 1834

Albert Lindley Lee Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1907 was born on this day in 1834.

16 Jan 1821

John C Breckenridge, US Senator from Kentucky and Confederate general (d 1875) was born on this day in 1821.

16 Jan 1820

Johannes Rebmann in Gerlingen, Germany; missionary and explorer in Africa was born on this day in 1820.

16 Jan 1815

Henry Wagner Old Brains Halleck Major-General (Union Army) was born on this day in 1815.

16 Jan 1815

Adolph Trube composer was born on this day in 1815.

16 Jan 1807

Charles Henry Davis Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877 was born on this day in 1807.

16 Jan 1804

Karl August Krebs composer was born on this day in 1804.

16 Jan 1757

Samuel McIntire woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem) was born on this day in 1757.

16 Jan 1749

Vittoria A Alfieri Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda) was born on this day in 1749.

16 Jan 1728

Niccol? Piccinni Italian composer (Buona Figliuola) was born on this day in 1728.

16 Jan 1728

Niccola Piccinni, Italian composer (d 1800) was born on this day in 1728.

16 Jan 1697

Richard Savage poet was born on this day in 1697.

16 Jan 1675

Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d 1755) was born on this day in 1675.

16 Jan 1672

Francesco Mancini composer was born on this day in 1672.

16 Jan 1634

Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d 1716) was born on this day in 1634.

16 Jan 1626

Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d 1699) was born on this day in 1626.

16 Jan 1616

Frantois de Vend(me, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d 1669) was born on this day in 1616.

16 Jan 1587

Alexander Adriaenssen Flemish painter was born on this day in 1587.

16 Jan 1501

Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d 1559) was born on this day in 1501.

16 Jan 1477

Johannes Sch?ner, German astronomer and cartographer (d 1547) was born on this day in 1477.

16 Jan 1409

King RenT I of Naples (d 1480) was born on this day in 1409.

16 Jan 1245

Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d 1296) was born on this day in 1245.

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