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- 01/08/19--21:44: EVENTS OF THIS DAY IN THE PAST. 9/1
- 475 – Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire.
- 681 – Twelfth Council of Toledo: King Erwig of the Visigoths initiates a council in which he implements diverse measures against the Jews in Spain.
- 1127 – Jin–Song Wars: Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong of Song and others, ending the Northern Song dynasty.
- 1150 – Wanyan Liang and other court officials murder Emperor Xizong of Jin. Wanyan Liang succeeds him as emperor.
- 1349 – The Jewish population of Basel, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, is rounded up and incinerated.
- 1431 – Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen.
- 1760 – Ahmad Shah Durrani defeats the Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
- 1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to ratify the Constitution.
- 1792 – Treaty of Jassy between Russian and Ottoman Empire is signed.
- 1793 – Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
- 1799 – British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduces an income tax of two shillings to the pound to raise funds for Great Britain's war effort in the Napoleonic Wars.
- 1806 – Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.
- 1816 – Sir Humphry Davy tests his safety lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
- 1822 – The Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese King João VI, beginning the Brazilian independence process.
- 1839 – The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
- 1857 – The 7.9 Mw Fort Tejon earthquake shakes Central and Southern California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent).
- 1858 – Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
- 1861 – American Civil War: "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina.
- 1861 – Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
- 1878 – Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
- 1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
- 1903 – Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
- 1909 – Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the British flag 97 nautical miles (180 km; 112 mi) from the South Pole, the farthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
- 1914 – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University, is founded.
- 1916 – World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli concludes with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces are evacuated from the peninsula.
- 1917 – World War I: The Battle of Rafa is fought near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
- 1918 – Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
- 1921 – Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, begins near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
- 1923 – Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight.
- 1923 – Lithuanian residents of the Memel Territory rebel against the League of Nations' decision to leave the area as a mandated region under French control.
- 1927 – A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, kills 78 children.
- 1941 – World War II: First flight of the Avro Lancaster.
- 1945 – World War II: The Sixth United States Army begins the invasion of Lingayen Gulf.
- 1957 – British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden resigns from office following his failure to retake the Suez Canal from Egyptian sovereignty.
- 1960 – President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser opens construction on the Aswan Dam by detonating ten tons of dynamite to demolish twenty tons of granite on the east bank of the Nile.
- 1961 – British authorities announce they have uncovered the Soviet Portland Spy Ring in London.
- 1964 – Martyrs' Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag in the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.
- 1965 – The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
- 1991 – Representatives from the United States and Iraq meet at the Geneva Peace Conference to try to find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
- 1992 – The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of Republika Srpska, a new state within Yugoslavia.
- 1992 – The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomers Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail. They discovered two planets orbiting the pulsar PSR 1257+12.
- 1996 – First Chechen War: Chechen separatists launch a raid against the helicopter airfield and later a civilian hospital in the city of Kizlyar in the neighboring Dagestan, which turns into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.
- 2004 – An inflatable boat carrying illegal Albanian emigrants stalls near the Karaburun Peninsula en route to Brindisi, Italy; exposure to the elements kills 28. This is the second deadliest marine disaster in Albanian history.
- 2005 – Mahmoud Abbas wins the election to succeed Yasser Arafat as President of the Palestinian National Authority, replacing interim president Rawhi Fattouh.
- 2005 – The Sudan People's Liberation Movement and the Government of Sudan sign the Comprehensive Peace Agreement to end the Second Sudanese Civil War.
- 2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld keynote in San Francisco.
- 2011 – Iran Air Flight 277 crashes near Orumiyeh in the northwest of the country, killing 77 people.
- 2014 – An explosion at a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant in Yokkaichi, Japan, kills at least five people and injures 17 others.
- 2015 – The perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris two days earlier are both killed after a hostage situation; a second hostage situation, related to the Charlie Hebdo shooting, occurs at a Jewish market in Vincennes.
- 2015 – A mass poisoning at a funeral in Mozambique involving beer that was contaminated with Burkholderia gladioli leaves 75 dead and over 230 people ill.
- 727 – Emperor Daizong of Tang (d. 779)
- 1418 – Juan Ramón Folch III de Cardona, Aragonese admiral (d. 1485)
- 1475 – Crinitus, Italian scholar and author (d. 1507)
- 1554 – Pope Gregory XV (d. 1623)
- 1571 – Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy, French commander (d. 1621)
- 1590 – Simon Vouet, French painter (d. 1649)
- 1606 – William Dugard, English printer (d. 1662)
- 1624 – Empress Meishō of Japan (d. 1696)
- 1645 – Sir William Villiers, 3rd Baronet, English noble and politician (d. 1712)
- 1674 – Reinhard Keiser, German composer (d. 1739)
- 1685 – Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch philologist and critic (d. 1766)
- 1728 – Thomas Warton, English poet, historian, and critic (d. 1790)
- 1735 – John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent, English admiral and politician (d. 1823)
- 1745 – Caleb Strong, American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
- 1753 – Luísa Todi, Portuguese soprano and actress (d. 1833)
- 1773 – Cassandra Austen, English painter and illustrator (d. 1845)
- 1778 – Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish Ney player and composer (d. 1846)
- 1811 – Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English journalist and author (d. 1856)
- 1818 – Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon, French sculptor and photographer (d. 1881)
- 1819 – James Francis, English-Australian businessman and politician, 9th Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
- 1822 – Carol Benesch, Czech-Romanian architect, designed the Peleș Castle (d. 1896)
- 1823 – Friedrich von Esmarch, German surgeon and academic (d. 1908)
- 1829 – Thomas William Robertson, English director and playwright (d. 1871)
- 1829 – Adolf Schlagintweit, German botanist and explorer (d. 1857)
- 1832 – Félix-Gabriel Marchand, Canadian journalist and politician, 11th Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
- 1839 – John Knowles Paine, American composer and academic (d. 1906)
- 1848 – Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
- 1849 – John Hartley, English tennis player (d. 1935)
- 1854 – Lady Randolph Churchill, American-born wife of Lord Randolph Churchill, mother of Sir Winston Churchill (d. 1921)
- 1856 – Anton Aškerc, Slovenian priest and poet (d. 1912)
- 1859 – Carrie Chapman Catt, American activist, founded the League of Women Voters and International Alliance of Women (d. 1947)
- 1864 – Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1926)
- 1868 – S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist and academic (d. 1939)
- 1870 – Joseph Strauss, American engineer, co-designed the Golden Gate Bridge (d. 1938)
- 1873 – Hayim Nahman Bialik, Ukrainian-Austrian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1934)
- 1873 – Thomas Curtis, American sprinter and hurdler (d. 1944)
- 1873 – John Flanagan, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1938)
- 1875 – Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor and art collector, founded the Whitney Museum of American Art (d. 1942)
- 1879 – John B. Watson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1958)
- 1881 – Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet and critic (d. 1938)
- 1881 – Giovanni Papini, Italian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1956)
- 1885 – Charles Bacon, American runner and hurdler (d. 1968)
- 1886 – Lloyd Loar, American sound engineer and instrument designer (d. 1943)
- 1889 – Vrindavan Lal Verma, Indian author and playwright (d. 1969)
- 1890 – Karel Čapek, Czech author and playwright (d. 1938)
- 1890 – Kurt Tucholsky, German-Swedish journalist and author (d. 1935)
- 1891 – August Gailit, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1960)
- 1892 – Eva Bowring, American lawyer and politician (d. 1985)
- 1893 – Edwin Baker, Canadian soldier and educator, co-founded the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (d. 1968)
- 1896 – Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-English conductor and director (d. 1971)
- 1897 – Karl Löwith, German philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1973)
- 1898 – Gracie Fields, English actress and singer (d. 1979)
- 1899 – Harald Tammer, Estonian journalist and weightlifter (d. 1942)
- 1900 – Richard Halliburton, American journalist and author (d. 1939)
- 1901 – Vilma Bánky, Hungarian-American actress (d. 1991)
- 1901 – Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973)
- 1902 – Rudolf Bing, American impresario and businessman (d. 1997)
- 1902 – Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish priest and saint, founded Opus Dei (d. 1975)
- 1907 – Eldred G. Smith, American patriarch (d. 2013)
- 1907 – Earl W. Renfroe, African American orthodontist, educator, and activist (d. 2000)
- 1908 – Simone de Beauvoir, French philosopher and author (d. 1986)
- 1909 – Anthony Mamo, Maltese lawyer and politician, 1st President of Malta (d. 2008)
- 1909 – Patrick Peyton, Irish-American priest, television personality, and activist (d. 1992)
- 1910 – Tom Evenson, English runner (d. 1997)
- 1912 – Ralph Tubbs, English architect, designed the Dome of Discovery (d. 1996)
- 1913 – Richard Nixon, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
- 1914 – Kenny Clarke, American jazz drummer and bandleader (d. 1985)
- 1915 – Fernando Lamas, Argentinian-American actor, singer, and director (d. 1982)
- 1915 – Anita Louise, American actress (d. 1970)
- 1916 – Vic Mizzy, American soldier, pianist, and composer (d. 2009)
- 1916 – Peter Twinn, English mathematician and entomologist (d. 2004)
- 1918 – Alma Ziegler, American baseball player and golfer (d. 2005)
- 1919 – William Morris Meredith, Jr., American poet and academic (d. 2007)
- 1920 – Clive Dunn, English actor (d. 2012)
- 1920 – Hakim Said, Pakistani scholar and politician, 20th Governor of Sindh (d. 1998)
- 1921 – Ágnes Keleti, Hungarian Olympic gymnast
- 1921 – Lister Sinclair, Indian-Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
- 1921 – John Sperling, American businessman, founded the University of Phoenix (d. 2014)
- 1922 – Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate (d. 2011)
- 1922 – Ahmed Sékou Touré, Guinean politician, 1st President of Guinea (d. 1984)
- 1924 – Sergei Parajanov, Georgian-Armenian director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- 1925 – Len Quested, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- 1925 – Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
- 1926 – Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian lawyer and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
- 1928 – Judith Krantz, American novelist
- 1928 – Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and politician (d. 1994)
- 1929 – Brian Friel, Irish author, playwright, and director (d. 2015)
- 1929 – Heiner Müller, German poet, playwright, and director (d. 1995)
- 1929 – Tom Riley, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
- 1931 – Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American author and critic (d. 2008)
- 1933 – Robert García, American soldier and politician (d. 2017)
- 1933 – Wilbur Smith, Zambian-English journalist and author
- 1934 – Bart Starr, American football player and coach
- 1935 – Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
- 1935 – Dick Enberg, American sportscaster (d. 2017)
- 1935 – John Graham, New Zealand rugby player and educator (d. 2017)
- 1935 – Earl G. Graves Sr., American businessman and publisher
- 1935 – Brian Harradine, Australian politician (d. 2014)
- 1936 – Anne Rivers Siddons, American author
- 1936 – Marko Veselica, Croatian academic and politician (d. 2017)
- 1937 – Michael Nicholson, English journalist and author (d. 2016)
- 1938 – Claudette Boyer, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2013)
- 1938 – Peter Edelman, American lawyer and educator
- 1938 – Stuart Woods, American author and critic
- 1939 – Susannah York, English actress and activist (d. 2011)
- 1940 – Barbara Buczek, Polish composer (d. 1993)
- 1940 – Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss journalist and politician, 86th President of the Swiss Confederation
- 1941 – Joan Baez, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist
- 1941 – Roy Head, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1941 – Gilles Vaillancourt, Canadian politician
- 1942 – John Dunning, American author
- 1942 – Judy Malloy, American poet and author
- 1943 – Robert Drewe, Australian author and playwright
- 1943 – Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
- 1943 – Scott Walker, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- 1944 – Harun Farocki, German filmmaker (d. 2014)
- 1944 – Jimmy Page, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- 1944 – Mihalis Violaris, Cypriot singer-songwriter and actor
- 1945 – Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Syrian-Armenian scholar and politician, 1st President of Armenia
- 1946 – Mohammad Ishaq Khan, Indian historian and academic (d. 2013)
- 1946 – Mogens Lykketoft, Danish politician, 45th Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs
- 1947 – Ronnie Landfield, American painter and educator
- 1948 – Bill Cowsill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
- 1948 – Jan Tomaszewski, Polish footballer, manager, and politician
- 1950 – Alec Jeffreys, English geneticist and academic
- 1950 – David Johansen, American musician and actor
- 1950 – Sandy Martin, American actress
- 1951 – Crystal Gayle, American singer-songwriter and producer
- 1952 – Kaushik Basu, Indian economist and academic
- 1952 – Hugh Bayley, English politician
- 1952 – Mike Capuano, American lawyer and politician
- 1953 – Javad Alizadeh, Iranian cartoonist and painter
- 1954 – Philippa Gregory, Kenyan-English author and academic
- 1955 – Michiko Kakutani, American journalist and critic
- 1955 – J.K. Simmons, American actor
- 1956 – Waltraud Meier, German soprano and actress
- 1956 – Imelda Staunton, English actress and singer
- 1958 – Stephen Neale, English philosopher and academic
- 1959 – Mark Martin, American race car driver and coach
- 1959 – Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan activist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1959 – Otis Nixon, American baseball player
- 1960 – David Peoples, American golfer
- 1960 – Lisa Walters, Canadian golfer
- 1961 – Didier Camberabero, French rugby player
- 1961 – Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter and producer
- 1961 – Henry Omaga-Diaz, Filipino journalist
- 1963 – Irwin McLean, Northern Irish biologist and academic
- 1964 – Stan Javier, Dominican baseball player and manager
- 1965 – Iain Dowie, English-Northern Irish footballer and coach
- 1965 – Eric Erlandson, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- 1965 – Haddaway, Trinidadian-German singer and musician
- 1965 – Andrei Nazarov, Estonian decathlete and coach
- 1965 – Joely Richardson, English actress
- 1966 – Stephen Metcalfe, English politician
- 1967 – Matt Bevin, American politician, 62nd governor of Kentucky
- 1967 – Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer
- 1967 – Dave Matthews, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- 1967 – Gary Teichmann, South African rugby player
- 1968 – Jimmy Adams, Jamaican cricketer and coach
- 1968 – Joey Lauren Adams, American actress
- 1968 – Mardi Lunn, Australian golfer
- 1968 – Giorgos Theofanous, Greek-Cypriot composer and producer
- 1970 – Carl Bell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1970 – Lara Fabian, Belgian-Italian singer-songwriter and actress
- 1970 – Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboard player and songwriter
- 1971 – Angie Martinez, American rapper, actress, and radio host
- 1971 – Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author and critic
- 1971 – Scott Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1972 – Jay Powell, American baseball player
- 1972 – Rawson Stovall, American video game producer and author
- 1973 – Sean Paul, Jamaican rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor
- 1974 – Farhan Akhtar, Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer and television host 
- 1975 – James Beckford, Jamaican long jumper
- 1976 – Radek Bonk, Czech ice hockey player
- 1976 – Hayes Carll, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1978 – Mathieu Garon, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1978 – Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer and manager
- 1978 – Chad Johnson, American football player and actor
- 1978 – AJ McLean, American singer
- 1980 – Édgar Álvarez, Honduran footballer
- 1980 – Sergio García, Spanish golfer
- 1980 – Luke Patten, Australian rugby league player and referee
- 1980 – Francisco Pavón, Spanish footballer
- 1981 – Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer and manager
- 1982 – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
- 1984 – Drew Brown, American musician and songwriter
- 1984 – Benjamin Danso, German rugby player
- 1985 – Juan Francisco Torres, Spanish footballer
- 1986 – Jéferson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
- 1986 – Uwe Hünemeier, German footballer
- 1986 – Amanda Mynhardt, South African netball player
- 1987 – Sam Bird, English race car driver
- 1987 – Lucas Leiva, Brazilian footballer
- 1987 – Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1987 – Jami Puustinen, Finnish footballer
- 1988 – Katherine Copely, American ice dancer
- 1988 – Marc Crosas, Spanish footballer
- 1988 – Lee Yeon-hee, South Korean actress
- 1989 – Michael Beasley, American basketball player
- 1989 – Nina Dobrev, Bulgarian-Canadian actress
- 1989 – Michaëlla Krajicek, Dutch tennis player
- 1989 – Yana Maksimava, Belarusian heptathlete
- 1989 – Chris Sandow, Australian rugby league player
- 1989 – Jordan Turner, English rugby league player
- 1990 – Justin Blackmon, American football player
- 1991 – Edon Hasani, Albanian football player
- 1991 – Alvaro Soler, Spanish singer-songwriter
- 1993 – Katarina Johnson-Thompson, English long jumper and heptathlete
- 1993 – Marcus Peters, American football player
- 1993 – Kevin Korjus, Estonian race car driver
- 1995 – Braden Uele, New Zealand rugby league player
- 710 – Adrian of Canterbury, abbot and scholar
- 1150 – Emperor Xizong of Jin (b. 1119)
- 1202 – Birger Brosa, Jarl of Sweden
- 1282 – Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi, Minorcan ruler (b. 1204)
- 1283 – Wen Tianxiang, Chinese general and scholar (b. 1236)
- 1367 – Giulia della Rena, Italian saint (b. 1319)
- 1450 – Adam Moleyns, Bishop of Chichester
- 1463 – William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent, English soldier (b. 1405)
- 1499 – John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1455)
- 1511 – Demetrios Chalkokondyles, Greek scholar and academic (b. 1423)
- 1514 – Anne of Brittany, queen of Charles VIII of France and Louis XII of France (b. 1477)
- 1529 – Wang Yangming, Chinese Neo-Confucian scholar (b. 1472)
- 1534 – Johannes Aventinus, Bavarian historian and philologist (b. 1477)
- 1543 – Guillaume du Bellay, French general and diplomat (b. 1491)
- 1561 – Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1514)
- 1571 – Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French admiral (b. 1510)
- 1598 – Jasper Heywood, English poet and scholar (b. 1553)
- 1612 – Leonard Holliday, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1550)
- 1622 – Alix Le Clerc, French Canoness Regular and foundress (b. 1576)
- 1757 – Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1688)
- 1757 – Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1657)
- 1766 – Thomas Birch, English historian and author (b. 1705)
- 1799 – Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1718)
- 1800 – Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
- 1805 – Noble Wimberly Jones, American physician and politician (b. 1723)
- 1843 – William Hedley, English engineer (b. 1773)
- 1848 – Caroline Herschel, German-English astronomer (b. 1750)
- 1856 – Neophytos Vamvas, Greek cleric and educator (b. 1770)
- 1858 – Anson Jones, American physician and politician; 4th President of the Republic of Texas (b. 1798)
- 1873 – Napoleon III, French politician, 1st President of France (b. 1808)
- 1876 – Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and activist (b. 1801)
- 1878 – Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (b. 1820)
- 1895 – Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American-English businessman (b. 1812)
- 1901 – Richard Copley Christie, English lawyer and academic (b. 1830)
- 1908 – Wilhelm Busch, German poet, illustrator, and painter (b. 1832)
- 1908 – Abraham Goldfaden, Russian actor, playwright, and author (b. 1840)
- 1911 – Edwin Arthur Jones, American violinist and composer (b. 1853)
- 1911 – Edvard Rusjan, Italian-Slovene pilot and engineer (b. 1886)
- 1917 – Luther D. Bradley, American cartoonist (b. 1853)
- 1918 – Charles-Émile Reynaud, French scientist and educator, invented the Praxinoscope (b. 1844)
- 1923 – Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1888)
- 1924 – Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Sri Lankan civil servant and politician (b. 1853)
- 1927 – Houston Stewart Chamberlain, English-German philosopher and author (b. 1855)
- 1930 – Edward Bok, Dutch-American journalist and author (b. 1863)
- 1931 – Wayne Munn, American football player and wrestler (b. 1896)
- 1936 – John Gilbert, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1899)
- 1939 – Johann Strauss III, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1866)
- 1941 – Dimitrios Golemis, Greek runner (b. 1874)
- 1945 – Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral and pilot (b. 1908)
- 1945 – Jüri Uluots, Estonian journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1890)
- 1945 – Osman Cemal Kaygılı, Turkish journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1890)
- 1946 – Countee Cullen, American poet and playwright (b. 1903)
- 1947 – Karl Mannheim, Hungarian-English sociologist and academic (b. 1893)
- 1960 – Elsie J. Oxenham, English author and educator (b. 1880)
- 1961 – Emily Greene Balch, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
- 1964 – Halide Edib Adıvar, Turkish author and academic (b. 1884)
- 1971 – Elmer Flick, American baseball player and scout (b. 1876)
- 1972 – Ted Shawn, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1891)
- 1975 – Pierre Fresnay, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1897)
- 1975 – Pyotr Novikov, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1901)
- 1979 – Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect, designed the Tour de la Bourse and Pirelli Tower (b. 1891)
- 1981 – Kazimierz Serocki, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1922)
- 1984 – Bob Dyer, American-Australian radio and television host (b. 1909)
- 1985 – Robert Mayer, German-English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
- 1987 – Arthur Lake, American actor (b. 1905)
- 1988 – Peter L. Rypdal, Norwegian fiddler and composer (b. 1909)
- 1989 – Bill Terry, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
- 1990 – Spud Chandler, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1907)
- 1990 – Cemal Süreya, Turkish poet and journalist (b. 1931)
- 1992 – Steve Brodie, American actor (b. 1919)
- 1992 – Bill Naughton, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1910)
- 1993 – Paul Hasluck, Australian historian and politician, 17th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
- 1994 – Johnny Temple, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1927)
- 1995 – Souphanouvong, Laotian politician, 1st President of Laos (b. 1909)
- 1995 – Peter Cook, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1937)
- 1996 – Walter M. Miller, Jr., American soldier and author (b. 1923)
- 1996 – Abdullah al-Qasemi, Saudi atheist, writer, and intellectual (b. 1907)
- 1997 – Edward Osóbka-Morawski, Polish politician, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1909)
- 1997 – Jesse White, American actor (b. 1917)
- 1998 – Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
- 1998 – Imi Lichtenfeld, Slovakian-Israeli martial artist, founded Krav Maga (b. 1910)
- 2000 – Arnold Alexander Hall, English engineer and academic (b. 1915)
- 2000 – Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
- 2001 – Maurice Prather, American photographer and director (b. 1926)
- 2003 – Will McDonough, American journalist (b. 1935)
- 2004 – Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and academic (b. 1909)
- 2006 – Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
- 2006 – W. Cleon Skousen, American author and academic (b. 1913)
- 2007 – Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (b. 1977)
- 2007 – Jean-Pierre Vernant, French anthropologist and historian (b. 1914)
- 2008 – Johnny Grant, American radio host and producer (b. 1923)
- 2008 – John Harvey-Jones, English businessman and television host (b. 1924)
- 2009 – Rob Gauntlett, English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1987)
- 2009 – T. Llew Jones, Welsh author and poet (b. 1914)
- 2011 – Makinti Napanangka, Australian painter (b. 1930)
- 2012 – Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer (b. 1937)
- 2012 – Augusto Gansser-Biaggi, Swiss geologist and academic (b. 1910)
- 2012 – William G. Roll, German-American psychologist and parapsychologist (b. 1926)
- 2012 – Malam Bacai Sanhá, Guinea-Bissau politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1947)
- 2012 – László Szekeres, Hungarian physician and academic (b. 1921)
- 2013 – Brigitte Askonas, Austrian-English immunologist and academic (b. 1923)
- 2013 – James M. Buchanan, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
- 2013 – Robert L. Rock, American businessman and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (b. 1927)
- 2013 – John Wise, Canadian farmer and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1935)
- 2014 – Amiri Baraka, American poet, playwright, and academic (b. 1934)
- 2014 – Josep Maria Castellet, Spanish poet and critic (b. 1926)
- 2014 – Paul du Toit, South African painter and sculptor (b. 1965)
- 2014 – Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)
- 2015 – Michel Jeury, French author (b. 1934)
- 2015 – Robert V. Keeley, Lebanese-American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Greece (b. 1929)
- 2015 – Józef Oleksy, Polish economist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1946)
- 2015 – Bud Paxson, American broadcaster and businessman, founded the Home Shopping Network and Pax TV (b. 1935)
- 2015 – Abdul Rahman Ya'kub, Malaysian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Sarawak (b. 1928)
- 2015 – Roy Tarpley, American basketball player (b. 1964)
- 2016 – John Harvard, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (b. 1938)
- 2016 – Angus Scrimm, American actor and author (b. 1926)
- 2017 – Zygmunt Bauman, Polish sociologist (b. 1925)
- 2018 – Kato Ottio, Papua New Guinean rugby league player (b. 1994)
- 01/08/19--21:56: ΣΗΜΕΡΑ-9 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ
- 01/08/19--21:59: THIS DAY IN MUSIC
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|January 8th: On this Day|
|1957, Bill Haley & His Comets started the first ever 'rock & roll tour' of Australia, playing two sold out nights in Sydney.|
|1958, The Everly Brothers kicked off a 17 date North American tour at the Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Also on the bill, Buddy Holly, The Rays, Royal Teens, Shepherd Sisters, Paul Anka, Margie Rayburn and Danny & The Juniors.|
|1966, The Beatles started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Rubber Soul the group's seventh US chart topper, which went on to spend 56 weeks on the chart. The group also started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'We Can Work It Out' the group's 11th US No.1 single.|
|1969, Mike Jagger and Keith Richards were both barred from an exclusive hotel for wearing "op art" pants and nothing else. They were both asked to leave the Hotel Crillen in Lima, Peru after refusing to change clothes.|
|1972, The New Seekers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, (in Perfect Harmony'). The song started as a Coca Cola TV ad. It originally included the line, 'I'd like to buy the world a Coke.'|
|1979, Canadian rock band Rush were named the country's official Ambassadors Of Music by the Canadian government.|
|1991, Steve Clark guitarist with Def Leppard, was found dead at his Chelsea flat by his girlfriend, after a night of heavy alcohol consumption combined with prescription drugs. The autopsy revealed he had died from an overdose of codeine and had Valium, morphine and a blood alcohol level of .30, three times the British legal driving limit. In 2007 Clark was ranked No.11 on Classic Rock Magazine's "100 Wildest Guitar Heroes".|
|1994, Jamaican reggae/rap (ragga) duo Chaka Demus and Pliers were at No.1 in the UK with their version of 'Twist And Shout.' The song was originally recorded (and produced by Phil Spector) by the Top Notes in 1961 and then covered by The Isley Brothers. It was also covered by The Beatles on their first album Please Please Me.|
|1996, A Los Angeles court found Robert Hoskins guilty of five counts of stalking, assault and making terrorist threats to Madonna. Hoskins had twice scaled the walls of the singer's estate and had threatened to slash her throat from ear to ear.|
|2000, It was reported that police foiled a £1 million ($1.7million) kidnap plot to snatch Victoria Beckham and her baby son. The plot was uncovered after a tip off to the police. The gang had planned to kidnap the pair when husband David was away playing football.|
|2001, A woman who believed that Axl Rose communicated with her via telepathy was arrested for stalking the Guns N' Roses singer for a second time. Police detained Karen Jane McNeil after she was spotted loitering outside his house.|
|2004, The estate of George Harrison started a $10 million (£5.8 million) legal action against Dr Gilbert Lederman of Staten Island University Hospital, claiming the doctor coerced Harrison to sign souvenirs. The main allegations of the legal action was that Dr Lederman got an extremely sick Harrison to sign his son's guitar and autographs for his two daughters.|
|2006, The Strokes went to No.1 on the UK chart with 'First Impressions Of Earth' the bands third album and first No.1.|
|2010, Jimmy Page launched a new set of stamps in the UK which featured classic album covers from the last 40 years including Led Zeppelin IV, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, The Division Bell by Pink Floyd, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, Coldplay, Power, Corruption And Lies, New Order, Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones, London Calling, The Clash, Screamadelica, Primal Scream, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, David Bowie and Parklife by Blur.|
|2014, It was reported that vinyl record sales had increased 32% in 2013, while CD sales declined 14.5% in the last last year, vinyl sales grew 32% from 4.5 million units sold in 2012 to 6 million sold in 2013, according to Nielsen SoundScan.|
|2016, David Bowie released his twenty-fifth and final studio album Blackstar, coinciding with his 69th birthday and two days before his death. It became his first and only album to reach No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US. At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the album won awards for Best Alternative Music Album; Best Engineered Album; Best Recording Package, and the title single won Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Song. The album was also awarded the British Album of the Year award at the 2017 Brit Awards.|
|2016, American R&B and soul singer Otis Clay died aged 73. Clay who started in gospel music scored R&B hits in the late 60s and 70s. He recorded the original version of 'The Only Way Is Up' in 1980 which later became a chart-topping single for Yazz and the Plastic Population.|
|2017, Northern Indian-born British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Sarstedt died at the age of 75. He was best known for the single 'Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?' which topped the UK Singles Chart in 1969 (and 14 other countries), and won an Ivor Novello Award.|
|January 8th: Born on this day|
|1935, Born on this day, Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of rock 'n' roll. He had his first No.1 in 1956 with the US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Heartbreak Hotel'. His first UK No.1 single was in 1957, with 'All Shook Up'. Presley went on to have over 100 US & UK Top 40 singles from 1956 - 2006. Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide. Elvis Presley died on August 16th 1977.|
|1937, Born on this day, Shirley Bassey, singer. First charted in the UK in 1957, 1970 UK No.4 single with cover of The Beatles George Harrison song 'Something' also James Bond theme 'Goldfinger' and 'Diamonds are Forever'.|
|1941, Born on this day, Anthony Gourdine from Little Anthony and the Imperials who had the 1958 US No.4 single 'Tears On My Pillow', which was The Imperials' first million-seller. The song has been extensively covered, including a No.1 in the UK Singles Chart version by Kylie Minogue in January 1990.|
|1942, Born on this day, John Petersen, drums, The Beau Brummels, (1965 US No.8 single, 'Just A Little').|
|1943, Born on this day, Lee Jackson, bass, vocals, from English progressive rock band The Nice, who had the 1968 UK hit single an instrumental rearrangement of Leonard Bernstein's 'America'.|
|1943, Born on this day, Marcus Hutson, singer with American group The Whispers who had the 1980 UK No.2 & US No.19 single 'And The Beat Goes On'.|
|1945, Born on this day, Terry Sylvester, guitar, vocals, Swinging Blue Jeans, The Hollies, (joined in 1969). Had the 1972 US No.2 single 'Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress', 1988 UK No.1 single 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother', first released in 1969.|
|1946, Born on this day, Robert Krieger, guitarist with The Doors, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.49 single with ‘Light My Fire’ and a 1971 US No.14 & UK No.22 single ‘Riders On The Storm’).|
|1947, Born on this day, David Bowie English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter and actor. His first UK Top 40 single was the 1969 'Space Oddity' which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 other UK Top 40 hits including five No.1's. Bowie has also scored two US No.1 singles, the 1975 'Fame' and 1983 'Let's Dance'. His music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music and during his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home on 10 January 2016.|
|1948, Born on this day, Paul King, Mungo Jerry, who had the 1970 UK No.1 & US No.3 single 'In The Summertime' as well as the hits 'Baby Jump' and 'Lady Rose'.|
|1958, Born on this day, Steve Garvey bass guitarist of the English punk band Buzzcocks who had the 1978 UK No.12 single 'Ever Fallen In Love, With Someone You Shouldn't've'.|
|1959, Born on this day, Paul Hester, drums, Crowded House, (1992 UK No.7 single 'Weather With You'). Hester died on 26th March 2005 aged 46, after he "attempted suicide" and died from strangulation after being found hanged in a park in Melbourne, Australia.|
|1966, Born on this day, Andrew Patrick Wood, American musician best known as the lead singer for grunge bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone, cited as "founding fathers" of the Seattle's grunge movement. Wood died on March 19th 1990.|
|1969, Born on this day, R. Kelly, singer, writer, producer, (1994 US No.1 single 'Bump N' Grind', 1997 UK No.1 single 'I Believe I Can Fly').|
|1969, Born on this day, Jeff Abercrombie, bassist with American band Fuel.|
|1971, Born on this day, Karen Poole, singer, songwriter with Alisha's Attic who had the 1996 UK No.14 'I Am I Feel'. She is the daughter of 60s musician Brian Poole.|
|1973, Born on this day, Sean Paul, singer, (2003 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Get Busy').|
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1728: "γεννιέται ο , ’Αγγλος ακαδημαϊκός και ποιητής Τόμας Γουάρτον, κάτοχος του τίτλου ""τιμημένος ποιητής""."
1768: ανοίγει στο Λονδίνο το πρώτο μοντέρνο τσίρκο, από τον ’Αγγλο Φίλιπ ’Αστλεϊ.
1788: το Κονέκτικατ γίνεται η 5η Πολιτεία των ΗΠΑ.
1790: γεννιέται ο Σουηδός ποιητής Περ Ντάνιελ Αμαντέους ’Αττερμπομ.
1792: με τη Συνθήκη του Ιασίου τερματίζεται ο ρωσοτουρκικός πόλεμος. Τα ρωσικά σύνορα επεκτείνονται αλλά και οι Οθωμανοί κερδίζουν εδάφη.
1793: ο Ζαν Πιέρ Μπλαντσάρντ είναι ο πρώτος, που καταφέρνει να πετάξει με αερόστατο στις ΗΠΑ.
1811: γεννιέται ο ’Αγγλος συγγραφέας και δημοσιογράφος Γκίλμπερτ ’Αμποτ ε Μπέκετ (Gilbert Abbott a Becket).
1811: διεξάγεται το πρώτο τουρνουά γκολφ γυναικών.
1829: γεννιέται ο Βρετανός θεατρικός συγγραφέας Τόμας Γουίλιαμ Ρόμπερτσον.
1839: ο Γάλλος ζωγράφος Λουίς Δαγκέρ ανακοινώνει στη Γαλλική Ακαδημία τεχνών και επιστημών, τη μέθοδο της δαγκεροτυπίας, την πρώτη πρακτική φωτογραφική διαδικασία.
1843: πεθαίνει η αστρονόμος Καρολίν Χέρσελ, η οποία βοήθησε σημαντικά την επιστήμη της με την ανακάλυψη ορισμένων πλανητών.
1853: πεθαίνει ο μεγάλος Δάσκαλος του Γένους Θεόφιλος Καΐρης.
1861: ο Μισισιπής γίνεται η δεύτερη Πολιτεία, που αποσχίζεται από την Ένωση, δίνοντας την αφορμή για την πρώτη αψιμαχία Βορείων και Νοτίων, που προηγήθηκε του Αμερικανικού Εμφυλίου.
1870: γεννιέται ο Τζόσεφ Μπ Στράους, πολιτικός μηχανικός και κατασκευαστής της περίφημης γέφυρας Γκόλντεν Γκέιτ.
1878: γεννιέται ο Τζον Μπρόντους Γουάτσον, ψυχολόγος και ιδρυτής του συμπεριφορισμού.
1890: γεννιέται ο Τσέχος συγγραφέας Κάρελ Τσάπεκ, ο οποίος έγραφε μυθιστορήματα επιστημονικής φαντασίας πριν γίνουν ξεχωριστό είδος στο λογοτεχνία.
1894: η τηλεφωνική και τηλεγραφική εταιρία της Νέας Αγγλίας των ΗΠΑ, εγκαθιστά το πρώτο τηλεφωνικό κέντρο στο Λέξινγκτον της Μασαχουσέτης.
1894: ο Γουίλιαμ Ντίκσον αποκτά τα πνευματικά δικαιώματα της πρώτης κινηματογραφικής ταινίας.
1900: γεννιέται ο συνθέτης Ιωσήφ Βάγκνερ.
1900: ιδρύεται η Λάτσιο, η παλιότερη ομάδα ποδοσφαίρου στη Ρώμη. Τα χρώματα της ομάδας, γαλάζιο και άσπρο, πάρθηκαν από την ελληνική σημαία και συμβολίζουν το Ολυμπιακό Κίνημα.
1902: στην Παραγουάη, ο Πρόεδρος Εμίλιο ’Ασεραλ εκδιώκεται και διάδοχός του ορίζεται ο Χέκτορ Καρβάλο.
1903: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανορώσος χορογράφος Ζορζ Μπαλανσίν.
1905: (με το παλιό ημερολόγιο) η ημέρα αυτή μένει γνωστή στην ιστορία ως η «Ματωμένη Κυριακή» όταν η ρωσική αυτοκρατορική φρουρά, σκοτώνει πάνω από 100 εργάτες, οι οποίοι διαδήλωναν ειρηνικά, έξω από το χειμερινό παλάτι στην Αγία Πετρούπολη. Η «Ματωμένη Κυριακή» αποτελεί την απαρχή της πρώτης ρωσικής επανάστασης.
1908: "γεννιέται η Γαλλίδα Σιμόν ντε Μποβουάρ, φεμινίστρια, συγγραφέας του έργου ""Το δεύτερο φύλο""και σύντροφος του φιλόσοφου Ζαν Πολ Σαρτρ."
1909: "ο πιανίστας Ρικάρντο Βίνες πρωτοερμηνεύει στο Παρίσι, αίθουσα Εράρντ, τη σύνθεση του Μορίς Ραβέλ ""Ο Γκασπάρ της Νύχτας"" (Gaspard de la nuit)."
1913: γεννιέται ο 37ος Πρόεδρος των ΗΠΑ, Ρίτσαρντ Νίξον.
1915: γεννιέται ο Λες Πολ, κιθαρίστας, που βοήθησε σημαντικά στην εξέλιξη της ηλεκτρικής κιθάρας.
1919: "η ασφαλιστική εταιρία ""Μετροπόλιταν Λάιφ""αποκτά το εντυπωσιακότερο και μεγαλύτερο συγκρότημα γραφείων στη Νέα Υόρκη αλλά και στον κόσμο, το οποίο έχει 50 ορόφους."
1921: "γεννιέται η Αμερικανίδα συγγραφέας Πατρίσια Χάισμιθ, η οποία συνέγραψε πολλά ψυχολογικά θρίλερ. Ένα από αυτά ήταν το ""Ξένοι στο τρένο"", το οποίο μεταφέρθηκε πολλές φορές στη μεγάλη οθόνη, με πιο διάσημη μεταφορά αυτή του ’Αλφρεντ Χίτσκοκ το 1951."
1921: σύμφωνα με Έλληνα αρχιστράτηγο, ο στρατός μας, με πλήρη ελευθερία δράσης, είναι ικανός να πλήξει καίρια και ανεπανόρθωτα το κεμαλικό κίνημα.
1922: αισιόδοξος για τα εθνικά μας θέματα δηλώνει από το Λονδίνο ο πρωθυπουργός Δημήτριος Γούναρης.
1923: ο Ισπανός εφευρέτης και αεροπόρος Δον Χουάν ντε λα Σιέβρα κάνει την πρώτη επιτυχημένη πτήση με το αυτόγυρο, τον πρόγονο του ελικοπτέρου.
1925: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός ηθοποιός Λι Βαν Κλιφ.
1928: "γεννιέται ο Ιταλός τραγουδιστής Ντομένικο Μοντούνιο, ο οποίος το 1958 κέρδισε στο διαγωνισμό τραγουδιού της Eurovision, με το τραγούδι ""Nel blu Dipinto di blu""."
1929: ιδρύεται το The Seeing Eye, στο Νάσβιλ του Τενεσί, με σκοπό να εκπαιδεύσει σκυλιά-συνοδούς για τους τυφλούς.
1930: στην Ελλάδα, σημειώνονται σοβαρά επεισόδια μεταξύ αστυνομικών και φοιτητών.
1936: πεθαίνει ο ηθοποιός Τζον Γκίλμπερτ, γνωστός και ως ο εραστής της Γκρέτα Γκαρμπο.
1937: βγαίνει στην κυκλοφορία στις ΗΠΑ το πρώτο τεύχος του περιοδικού L OOK.
1941: γεννιέται η Βρετανίδα ηθοποιός Σουζάνα Γιόρκ.
1941: γεννιέται η διάσημη Αμερικανίδα τραγουδίστρια και υπερασπίστρια των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων, Τζόαν Μπαέζ.
1941: γεννιέται ο Κύπριος τραγουδιστής Μιχάλης Βιολάρης.
1944: γεννιέται ο κιθαρίστας της ροκ Τζίμι Πέιτζ.
1949: Σοβιετικοί οικονομολόγοι, που συναντώνται στη Μόσχα, προσπαθούν να βρουν το λόγο για τον οποίο η καπιταλιστική Αμερική δεν επλήγη από τη μεγάλη οικονομική κρίση, που είχε προβλέψει ο Μαρξ.
1951: ανοίγουν επίσημα οι πύλες της έδρας του ΟΗΕ στην Νέα Υόρκη.
1953: ο Μπέβο Φράνσις του κολεγίου Rio Grande σημειώνει 116 πόντους σε έναν αγώνα μπάσκετ.
1954: "ο δευτεροετής Όσκαρ Ρόμπερτσον σκοράρει 56 πόντους ( 2 περισσότερους από αυτούς που σημείωσε η αντίπαλη ομάδα) ""διασκεδάζοντας""την νίκη του Σινσινάτι επί του Σέτον Χολ με 118-54."
1954: το NFL απαγορεύει το τράβηγμα των παικτών από το προστατευτικό κράνος.
1957: μετά την αποτυχία των Βρετανών στην επέμβαση τους στο Σουέζ παραιτείται ο Βρετανός πρωθυπουργός ’ντον Ίντεν επικαλούμενος λόγους υγείας.
1959: στην Ομοσπονδιακή Γερμανία παρατηρείται έξαρση των αντισημιτικών ενεργειών.
1960: αρχίζει η κατασκευή του Φράγματος του Ασουάν, στην Αίγυπτο.
1962: πεθαίνει από εγκεφαλική συμφόρηση, σε ηλικία 72 ετών, ο αρχιεπίσκοπος Αθηνών Θεόκλητος.
1963: ο τηλεπικοινωνιακός δορυφόρος Ριλάι-1, που εκτοξεύτηκε στις 13 Δεκεμβρίου 1962 εκπέμπει σε Ευρώπη και Αμερική, το πρώτο πλήρες τηλεοπτικό πρόγραμμα με το σύστημα μονταβίζιον.
1964: ξεσπούν αντιαμερικανικές ταραχές στη Ζώνη της Διώρυγας του Παναμά, με αποτέλεσμα να σκοτωθούν 21 πολίτες του Παναμά και τρεις Αμερικανοί στρατιώτες.
1967: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός μουσικός Ντέιβ Μάθιους.
1968: "Δεν μπορώ να τρέξω πια"", γράφει και κάνει χαρακίρι ο τρίτος ολυμπιονίκης του μαραθωνίου στο Τόκιο, Ιάπωνας Κοκίτσι Τσουμπουράβα επειδή δεν μπορούσε να αγωνιστεί στους αγώνες του Μεξικού λόγω ατυχήματος."
1968: "το αμερικανικό διαστημόπλοιο ""Σαρβέιγιορ 7""πραγματοποιεί την τελευταία μη επανδρωμένη αποστολή της NASA στη Σελήνη."
1969: στις ΗΠΑ, η ΝΑΣΑ επιλέγει τον Έντουιν Όλντριν και τον Νιλ ’Αρμστρονγκ για την πρώτη προσσελήνωση.
1970: επισκευές αρχίζουν στο Μεγάλο Φράγμα του Ασουάν στην Αίγυπτο.
1971: σπάνιοι ζωικοί οργανισμοί ανακαλύπτονται σε σπήλαιο των Καλαβρύτων.
1972: καταστρέφεται μετά από πυρκαγιά το πλοίο Κουίν Ελίζαμπεθ στο Χονγκ Κονγκ.
1973: στη Ροδεσία, το καθεστώς των λευκών κλείνει τα σύνορα με τη Ζάμπια, προσπαθώντας να εμποδίσει τις απελευθερωτικές δυνάμεις των μαύρων.
1976: "αρχίζουν τα γυρίσματα της ταινίας ""Ρόκι""με πρωταγωνιστή τον Σιλβέστερ Σταλόνε. Είναι η πρώτη φορά, που χρησιμοποιείται η σταθερή κάμερα (Steadicam) σε ταινία."
1978: γεννιέται ο τραγουδιστής και μέλος του συγκροτήματος Backstreet Boys Έιτζει Μακ Λίν.
1980: στη Σαουδική Αραβία, 63 ισλαμιστές αποκεφαλίζονται για την επιδρομή στο Μεγάλο Τέμενος της Μέκκας, τον περασμένο Νοέμβριο.
1982: τρεις θάνατοι από το ψύχος σημειώνονται στην Ελλάδα.
1986: η Kodak χάνει τον πόλεμο της αυτόματης φωτογραφίας, από την Polaroid.
1987: δημοσιοποιείται έγγραφο του Λευκού Οίκου, το οποίο πιστοποιεί την πώληση αμερικανικών όπλων στο Ιράν με αντάλλαγμα την απελευθέρωση Αμερικανών ομήρων των σιιτών του Λιβάνου.
1989: "ξεκινάει από την ΕΤ3 η εκπομπή ""Δίκη της Δευτέρας""με υψηλές ακροαματικότητες και με συντονιστή τον Γιώργο Τουρώνη μέχρι την αποχώρησή του από το κανάλι, οπότε θα αναλάβει ο Κυριάκος Θωμαΐδης."
1989: ο υπουργός Δημόσιας Τάξης Γιώργος Πέτσος καταθέτει σε επιτροπή της Βουλής, που ερευνά το οικονομικό σκάνδαλο Κοσκωτά.
1991: οι Σοβιετικοί εισβάλουν στο Βίλνιους, την πρωτεύουσα της Λιθουανίας τερματίζοντας τις προσπάθειες των Λιθουανών για ανεξαρτησία.
1991: υποκύπτει στα τραύματά του ο καθηγητής Νίκος Τεμπονέρας, 38 ετών, που είχε τραυματιστεί από τραμπούκους στα επεισόδια της Πάτρας, την εποχή των μαθητικών καταλήψεων.
1992: "επίσημη πρεμιέρα στην Αθήνα, με τον σκηνοθέτη Θόδωρο Αγγελόπουλο και πρωταγωνιστή τον Μαρτσέλο Μαστρογιάνι, κάνει η ταινία ""Το μετέωρο βήμα του πελαργού""."
1992: η Ιερά Σύνοδος θέτει σε διαθεσιμότητα τον μητροπολίτη Λάρισας Θεολόγο, επειδή θεωρεί ως μη εποικοδομητική την επαναφορά του στη μητρόπολη της πόλης.
1992: οι Σέρβοι στη Βοσνία - Ερζεγοβίνη ανακηρύσσουν ξεχωριστή δημοκρατία, δηλώνοντας ότι θα αποτελέσει μέρος της Ομοσπονδιακής Γιουγκοσλαβίας.
1993: στην κεντρική Αγκόλα, οι κυβερνητικές δυνάμεις καταλαμβάνουν το στρατηγείο του ηγέτη των ανταρτών της UNITA, Τζόνας Σαβίμπι.
1993: στο Περού, 19 είναι οι νεκροί κατά τη διάρκεια μαχών μεταξύ στρατιωτών και ανταρτών της φιλοκουβανικής οργάνωσης Τουπάκ Αμάρου.
1994: στην Αυστραλία, πάνω από 20.000 άστεγοι κι ένα εκατομμύριο στρέμματα καμένης γης είναι ο απολογισμός των πυρκαγιών στο Σίδνεϊ.
1994: την πρώτη του ευρωπαϊκή περιοδεία αρχίζει από το Βέλγιο, ο Πρόεδρος των ΗΠΑ Μπιλ Κλίντον.
1995: ο Βαλέρι Πολιάκοφ συμπληρώνει 366 μέρες στο Διάστημα από την ημέρα, που επιβιβάστηκε στον Διαστημικό Σταθμό MIR, σπάζοντας το προηγούμενο ρεκόρ διάρκειας.
1995: ο ηγέτης της ΟΑΠ Γιάσερ Αραφάτ και ο Ισραηλινός υπουργός Εξωτερικών Σιμόν Πέρες, αποφασίζουν την επέκταση του καθεστώτος αυτονομίας στη Δυτική Όχθη.
1996: η εταιρεία λογισμικού Sun Microsystems διαμορφώνει τη JavaSoft.
1996: οι Τορόντο Ράπτορς δημιουργούν ρεκόρ στο NBA όταν δεν σημειώνουν ούτε ένα πόντο από ελεύθερες βολές (0/3) στον αγώνα με τους Σαρλότ Χόρνετς και χάνουν με 92-91.
1996: στην Τουρκία, ο Πρόεδρος Ντεμιρέλ δίνει την εντολή σχηματισμού κυβέρνησης στον ισλαμιστή Ερμπακάν, που διαθέτει 158 έδρες στη Βουλή.
1997: την υποψηφιότητά του για την ηγεσία της ΝΔ ανακοινώνει επίσημα ο Βύρων Πολύδωρας.
2000: το υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης των ΗΠΑ ανακοινώνει ότι, θα διεξάγει έρευνα για το οικονομικό σκάνδαλο της Enron.
2003: αρχίζει επίσημα η Ελληνική Προεδρία στην Ε.Ε με συναυλία στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής. Στόχοι της, μεταξύ άλλων, η ολοκλήρωση της Διεύρυνσης, η υπογραφή της Συνθήκης Προσχώρησης των νέων χωρών-μελών, η προώθηση θεμάτων σχετικά με την αμυντική και εξωτερική πολιτική και οι εξωτερικές σχέσεις της ΕΕ.
2003: με απόφαση του ρεπουμπλικανού κυβερνήτη του Ιλινόις, Τζορτζ Ράιαν οι θανατικές καταδίκες 167 φυλακισμένων στην Πολιτεία μετατρέπονται σε ισόβεια.
|January 9th: On this Day|
|1955, Rosemary Clooney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mambo Italiano' the singers second No.1. The song was banned by all ABC owned stations in the US because it "did not reach standards of good taste".|
|1963, Drummer Charlie Watts joined The Rolling Stones after leaving Blues Incorporated and his job working as a graphic designer.|
|1965, The Beatles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Beatles 65', the group's fourth No.1. Beatles '65 includes eight of the fourteen songs from Beatles for Sale and also includes 'I'll Be Back' from A Hard Day's Night and the single 'I Feel Fine'/'She's a Woman'.|
|1970, During a UK tour Led Zeppelin appeared at The Royal Albert Hall, London, the night of Jimmy Page's 26th birthday. (John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck were all in the audience). The two and a quarter hour set was recorded and filmed but shelved for several decades, eventually seeing a release on a 2003 official DVD.|
|1973, Mick Jagger was refused a Japanese visa on an account of a 1969 drug conviction causing The Rolling Stones to cancel a forthcoming tour.|
|1976, Queen were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The single enjoyed a nine week run on the chart selling more than a million copies by the end of the month. It reached No.1 again in 1991 for five weeks following Mercury's death, eventually becoming the UK's third best selling single of all time.|
|1981, Terry Hall and Jerry Dammers from The Specials were both fined £400 ($680) after being found guilty of using threatening words during a gig in Cambridge, England.|
|1988, Whitney Houston scored her sixth consecutive No.1 in the US with 'So Emotional'. The song became her sixth consecutive No.1 in the US.|
|1997, David Bowie performed his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, New York with guests Frank Black, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, The Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, and Billy Corgan and Placebo. Proceeds from the concert went to the Save The Children fund.|
|2000, The chauffeur who drove Puff Daddy and his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez from a night-club after a shooting was reported to be co-operating with prosecutors. Puff Daddy faced up to 15 years in jail for allegedly pulling a gun in a New York club.|
|2002, Irish singer, songwriter David McWilliams died of a heart attack at his home in Ballycastle, County Antrim aged of 56. Released over 10 solo albums and wrote 'The Days Of Pearly Spencer,' 1992 UK No.4 for Marc Almond.|
|2003, A grand piano once owned by Elvis Presley was sold for $685,000 (£425,711). Music producer Robert Johnson and partner Larry Moss sold the piano to the chairman of the Blue Moon Group, Michael Muzio who was planning to take the piano on a casino-sponsored promotional tour. He was then planning for the piano to be shown at the proposed rock museum at Walt Disney World.|
|2005, Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Jailhouse Rock.' The single sold just 21,262 copies to reach No.1, the lowest sales ever for a UK chart topper since data began in 1969. The single was released to celebrate the 70th anniversary of his birth, a previous Elvis chart topper was re-released each week.|
|2008, Spice Girl Victoria Beckham was named the worst dressed celebrity in an annual list of fashion disasters. Fashion critic Richard Blackwell, who had compiled the poll every year since 1960, said Beckham stepped out in "one skinny-mini monstrosity after another". Amy Winehouse's trademark beehive and tattoos helped earn her second place in the list.|
|2009, Dave Dee died at the age of 65, following a three-year battle with cancer. The UK singer had eight top 10 hits, with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich including a UK number one single in 1968 with 'The Legend of Xanadu', in which Dee famously cracked a whip. The singer, whose real name was David Harman, was originally a police officer and as a police cadet was called to the scene of the car crash that killed Eddie Cochrane during a UK tour in 1960.|
|2014, Rolling Stone magazine published their Readers Poll: The 10 Greatest Double Albums of All Time. The top 5 were: 5. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti, 4. Bruce Springsteen - The River, 3. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street, 2. Pink Floyd - The Wall, and winning the poll was The Beatles - The White Album.|
|2015, Darren Partington, a member of 1980s and '90s acid house pioneers 808 State, was jailed for 18 months for dealing heroin and crack cocaine. The court was told how Partington was pressured into dealing drugs after getting into debt with his own dealer.|
|2016, Stars paid tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy at his funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Slash from Guns N' Roses, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford and Anthrax frontman Scott Ian. all spoke at the service. Lemmy's bass guitar was plugged in to a stack of amplifiers and the volume turned up, with the congregation applauding as feedback from the speakers filled the chapel.|
|January 9th: Born on this day|
|1920, Born on this day, Clive Dunn, singer, actor in UK TV's 'Dads Army' 1971 UK No.1 single 'Granddad'. Died on 6 November 2012.|
|1929, Born on this day, Bill Cowsill, from American singing group The Cowsills, who had the 1967 US No.2 single 'The Rain, The Park & Other Things', and the 1969 US No.2 single the theme from 'Hair'. TV's Partridge Family was based on The Cowsills family.|
|1941, Born on this day, American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez. She scored the 1971 US No.3 & UK No.6 single 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' and was one of the first major artists to record the songs of Bob Dylan in the early 1960s. Baez also performed three songs at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.|
|1943, Born on this day, Kenneth Kelley, vocals, The Manhattans, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Kiss And Say Goodbye').|
|1943, Born on this day, Dick Yount, guitar, vocals, Harper's Bizarre, (1967 US No. 13 & UK No.34 single 'The 59th Street Bridge Song, Feelin' Groovy').|
|1943, Born on this day, Scott Engel, vocals, The Walker Brothers, (1966 UK No.1 & US No.13 single 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore').|
|1944, Born on this day, Jimmy Page guitarist and producer, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven has sold over 37 million copies. Formed The Honeydrippers, (with Robert Plant, Jeff Beck & Nile Rodgers) who had the 1984 US No.3 single Sea Of Love. As a session guitarist in the 60s Page played on Here Comes The Night by Them, Shout by Lulu and The Who's 'Can't Explain'.|
|1948, Born on this day, Tim Hart, guitarist and singer with English folk rock band Steeleye Span who formed in 1969. They had the 1975 UK No.5 single 'All Around My Hat' and a hit with 'Gaudete'. Hart died on 24 Dec 2009.|
|1950, Born on this day, David Johansen, vocals, The New York Dolls, 1973 album 'New York Dolls'. Now a solo artist and actor. Played Buster Poindexter in Saturday Night Live House band.|
|1951, Born on this day, Crystal Gayle, singer, songwriter, (1977 US No.2 & UK No.5 single 'Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue').|
|1963, Born on this day, Eric Erlandson, guitarist with American alternative rock band Hole. The band has been noted for being one of the most commercially successful female-fronted rock bands of all time.|
|1963, Born on this day, American guitarist Eric Erlandson known as founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist of alternative rock band Hole. He has also had several musical side projects, including Rodney & the Tube Tops, which he formed with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.|
|1964, Born on this day, Phil Hartnoll, from English electronic dance music duo Orbital, who had the 1996 UK No.11 single 'The Box'. The band's name is taken from Greater London's orbital motorway, the M25.|
|1965, Born on this day, Haddaway, singer, (1993 UK No.2 'What Is Love').|
|1967, Born on this day, South African-born American singer-songwriter, Dave Matthews who had the 1998 US No.1 album 'Before These Crowded Streets' and the 2001 US No.1 album 'Everyday'. Dave Matthews Band are the first group to have six consecutive studio albums debut at the top of the US charts.|
|1967, Born on this day, Steve Harwell, American musician who is best known as the lead vocalist for the band Smash Mouth.|
|1978, Born on this day, A.J McLean, vocals, Backstreet Boys, (1997 US No.2 single 'Quit Playing Games With My Heart', 1999 UK No.1 single 'I Want It That Way').|
|1987, Born on this day, Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer, songwriter, (2006 UK No.3 album 'These Streets', 2009 UK No.1 album 'Sunny Side Up').|
Susan Boyle makes talent show return in US
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Ολα τα σχολεία πρωτοβάθμιας και δευτεροβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης της Μητροπολιτικής Ενότητας Θεσσαλονίκης (του νομού Θεσσαλονίκης) θα παραμείνουν κλειστά την Πέμπτη, εξαιτίας των έκτακτων καιρικών συνθηκών που θα επικρατήσουν στην περιοχή και κυρίως λόγω των χαμηλών θερμοκρασιών, ειδικά τις πρωινές ώρες, αναφέρει η απόφαση που εξέδωσε η αντιπεριφερειάρχης Βούλα Πατουλίδου.