On This Day [ January 28 ]


Thursday, January 28, 2021 -Quote Of The Day...

* " When seeking love give nothing, Having found love give all. "

On This Day In History...

In 1077- Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Heinrich IV

In 1099- 1st Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad Syria

In 1262- Flemish/Dutch coast ravaged by north western storm

In 1393- Fire during Royal Ball at Paris, 4 die (Ball of the Ardents)

In 1495- Pope gives his son Cesare Borgia as hostage to Charles VIII of France

In 1547- 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England

In 1561- By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended

In 1581- James VI signs the 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland

In 1613- Galileo may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune

In 1689- English parliament ends king Charles II reign

In 1787- Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes

In 1788- Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France

In 1807- London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight

In 1814- Stendahl's 1st book is published

In 1819- Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore

In 1821- Bellingshausen discovers Alexander Island off Antarctica

In 1824- William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)

In 1830- The opera "Fra Diavolo" is produced (Paris)

In 1846- Battle of Allwal, Brits beat Sikhs in Punjab (India)

In 1848- King of Naples grants his subjects a constitution

In 1851- Northwestern University (Chicago) chartered

In 1858- John Brown organized raid on Arsenal at Harper's Ferry

In 1860- Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua

In 1864- Battle of New Bern, NC

In 1865- President Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners

In 1871- Paris surrenders to Prussians

In 1878- 1st telephone exchange (New Haven CT)

In 1878- George W Coy hired as 1st full-time telephone operator

In 1878- Yale Daily News published, 1st college daily newspaper

In 1881- Battle at Laing's Neck Natal Boers beat superior powered British

In 1887- England all out for 45 vs Australia SCG, their lowest total ever

In 1893- Edward Mcdowell's "Hamlet & Ophelia" premieres in Boston

In 1899- American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress

In 1902- Carnegie Institute founded in Washington DC

In 1904- 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them

In 1909- US military forces leave Cuba for 2nd time

In 1911- Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo

In 1914- 1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (New York City NY)

In 1914- Beverly Hills, California, is incorporated

In 1915- 1st US ship lost in WWI, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)

In 1915- US Coast Guard created from Life Saving & Revenue Cutter services

In 1915- US President Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates

In 1916- 1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, nominated

In 1916- The opera "Goyescas" is 1st performed (New York City NY)

In 1916- German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France

In 1918- Strike on Berlin ammunitions factory

In 1918- Trotsky becomes leader of Reds

In 1922- American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"

In 1922- J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL

In 1923- 1st "Reichs Party" (NSDAP) forms in Munich

In 1923- Demonstration against a Dutch University in Ghent

In 1923- NSDAP 1st election in Munich

In 1925- -46ºF (-43ºC), Pittsburgh NH (state record)

In 1927- Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls

In 1928- Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway at age 101

In 1931- Bradman scores 220 New South Wales vs Victoria, 308 minutes, 13 fours

In 1932- 1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted-Wisconsin

In 1932- Japan occupies Shanghai

In 1933- French government of Paul Boncour falls

In 1933- German government of Von Schleicher falls

In 1934- 1st US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock VT)

In 1935- Iceland becomes 1st country to legalize abortion

In 1936- Pravda criticizes Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth" opera

In 1942- General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine

In 1942- German troops occupy Benghazi Libya

In 1943- Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game

In 1943- Chicago Blackhawks beats New York Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals

In 1944- 683 British bombers attack Berlin

In 1944- Leonard Bernstein's "Jeremiah" premieres in Pittsburgh

In 1944- U-271 & U-571 sunk off Ireland

In 1945- General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell & truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China

In 1945- Dutch airplanes dump pamphlets on Java

In 1945- Swedish ships bring food to starving Netherlands

In 1947- "Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000

In 1949- New York Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith

In 1949- UN Security council condemns Dutch aggression in Indonesia

In 1950- Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud

In 1951- "La Vie Commence Demain", which depicted artificial insemination & is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London

In 1951- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

In 1953- WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

In 1956- Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance (Dorsey Brothers Stage Show)

In 1957- "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)

In 1958- Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor

In 1958- Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck

In 1959- Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US

In 1960- 1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington DC

In 1960- NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises

In 1960- Goon Show's final episode on BBC

In 1961- Republic of Rwanda proclaimed

In 1962- Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia & survives

In 1963- -34ºF (-37ºC), Cynthiana KY (state record)

In 1965- The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV

In 1967- Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"

In 1968- 29th PGA Seniors Golf Championship Chandler Harper

In 1968- Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame

In 1969- Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America

In 1969- 2nd ABA All-Star Game West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville

In 1970- Lubomír Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia

In 1972- Oral Roberts' Eddie Woods grabs 30 rebounds for 2nd consecutive game

In 1973- "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV

In 1973- Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 seconds into a game vs Montréal

In 1973- Ron Howard appears on M*AS*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"

In 1973- Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame

In 1974- Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, & Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame

In 1975- 8th ABA All-Star Game East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio

In 1976- NBA Atlanta Hawks begin a 28 game road losing streak

In 1976- Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through New Zealand at Eden Park

In 1978- "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV

In 1978- Ranger's Don Murdoch failed on 4th penalty shot against Islanders

In 1978- Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife

In 1979- "Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater New York City NY after 1672 performances

In 1979- Arthur Kopit's "Wings" premieres in New York City NY

In 1980- 37th Golden Globes Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field wins

In 1981- Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision

In 1981- "5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City NY for 12 performances

In 1981- William J Casey becomes the 13th director of CIA (until 1987)

In 1982- US General Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy

In 1982- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

In 1984- Los Angeles Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak

In 1984- Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas NV

In 1984- Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany

In 1984- 41th Golden Globes Thornbirds wins

In 1985- 12th American Music Award

In 1986- 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 seconds after liftoff

In 1986- "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY for 24 performances

In 1986- Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, DC

In 1987- US Foreign minister George Shultz meets ANC-leader Oliver Tambo

In 1987- Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant

In 1988- "Saratina!" opens at Cort Theater New York City NY for 597 performances

In 1988- Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional

In 1989- 46th Golden Globes Rain Man, Working Girl

In 1989- 63rd Australian Open Women's Tennis Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (64 64)

In 1989- Boon completes 7th Test century, 149 vs West Indies at SCG

In 1990- East German agreement to form all-party government

In 1990- "Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London

In 1990- 78th Australian Men's Tennis Ivan Lendl beats Stefan Edberg (46 76 52-ret)

In 1990- Super Bowl XXIV San Francisco 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans; Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana, San Francisco, Quarterback

In 1991- "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV

In 1991- 18th American Music Award M C Hammer & Janet Jackson

In 1991- Boon completes 9th Test century, 121 vs England at Adelaide

In 1991- Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule

In 1992- Boon completes 12th Test century, 135 vs India at Adelaide

In 1992- Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown

In 1994- Actress Lorraine Bracco (39) weds actor Edward James Olmos (46)

In 1994- Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose CA, 1 dead

In 1994- Inna Lassovskaja jumps ladies world record (14.78m)

In 1995- 69th Australian Open Women's Tennis Mary Pierce beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (63 62)

In 1995- 83rd Australian Open Men's Tennis Andre Agassi beats Pete Sampras (46 61 76 64)

In 1995- Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise

In 1996- "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY after 118 performances

In 1996- 84th Australian Men's Tennis Boris Becker beats Michael Chang (62 64 26 62)

In 1996- Super Bowl XXX Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe; Super Bowl MVP Larry Brown, Dallas, Defensive Back

In 1998- Michelangelo's "Christ & the Woman of Samaria", sold for $7.4 million

January 28 -Birthdays

In 1457- Henry VII Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)

In 1578- Cornelis Haga Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)

In 1582- John Barclay Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon, Argenis)

In 1600- Clement IX [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)

In 1608- Giovanni Alfonso Borelli Naples Italy, mathematician/astronomer/physiologist

In 1611- Johannes Hevelius Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger)

In 1627- Alfonso Marsh composer

In 1645- Gottfried Vopelius composer

In 1688- Jan Maurits Quinkhard Dutch portrait painter

In 1691- Johann Balthasar Konig composer

In 1693- Anna "Ivanovna" tsarina of Russia (1730-40)

In 1693- Gregor Joseph Werner composer

In 1702- Hermanus Noordkerk Dutch lawyer

In 1706- John Baskerville English printer (typeface inventor)

In 1714- Jean-Baptiste Pigalle French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)

In 1717- Mustapha III Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)

In 1722- Johann Ernst Bach composer

In 1756- Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth composer

In 1757- Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni composer

In 1768- Frederick VI Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)

In 1784- George HG Earl of Aberdeen English Secretary of State

In 1791- Louis-J-Ferdinand Hérold France, opera composer (Zampa)

In 1815- Andrew Jackson Hamilton Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1875

In 1818- George Sewall Boutwell MC (Union), died in 1905

In 1822- Alexander MacKenzie (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)

In 1825- George Edward Pickett Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1875

In 1828- Michel Abeloos Flemish sculptor

In 1828- Thomas Carmichael Hindman Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1868

In 1831- Henry Brevard Davidson Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899

In 1832- Franz Wullner composer

In 1833- Charles George Gordon London England, military hero/general (China, Khartoum)

In 1840- Édouard Vaillant French socialist politician/communard

In 1841- Henry Stanley England, journalist/explorer (found Livingston in Africa)

In 1841- Viktor Ernst Nessler composer

In 1853- José Martí y Perez Cuba, poet/essayist/politician

In 1855- William Seward Burroughs New York, inventor (recording adding machine)

In 1865- Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg 1st President of Finland (1919-25)

In 1868- Frederick Archibald Lamond composer

In 1868- Julian Aguirre composer

In 1869- Ozaki Kôyô Japan, novelist/essayist/haiku poet (The Heart)

In 1873- "Sidonie Gabrielle" Colette Burgundy France, novelist (Cheri, Gigi)

In 1873- M A Noble cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)

In 1874- Ernst Rabel Austrian/US law historian (Grundzüge)

In 1875- Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo composer

In 1878- Walter Kollo [Kollodziepski] German composer (Der Juxbaron)

In 1880- Herbert Strudwick cricketer (England wicket-keeper before & after WWI)

In 1880- Mary Boland Philadelphia PA, US, comedienne/actress (Ruggles of Red Gap)

In 1884- Auguste Piccard Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist)

In 1884- Lucien H d'Azambuja France, astronomer (chromosphere of sun)

In 1886- Artur Rubinstein Lódz Poland, pianist

In 1887- Lily Theresa Strickland composer

In 1891- Camille Melloy [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)

In 1891- Karel Boleslav Jirak composer

In 1892- Ernst Lubitsch Germany, actor (Love Parade)

In 1893- Elliot Griffis composer

In 1897- Valentin Katayev Odessa Ukraine, novelist/playwright (Embezzled)

In 1898- Vittorio Rieti composer

In 1898- Wies Moens Flemish writer/nazi

In 1899- Zilner T Randolph jazz trumpeter/arranger

In 1900- Anni Holdmann Germany, 100m runner (Olympics-1928)

In 1900- Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke] publisher (History of Ecuador)

In 1900- Hermann Kesten German writer (Allert de Lange)

In 1900- Michael Dewar Head composer

In 1903- Dame Kathleen Lonsdale crystallographer (1st woman in Royal Society)

In 1905- Gaston Rébry Flemish cyclist

In 1906- Allan Walker actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)

In 1906- Harry van Kruiningen [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist

In 1906- Henry Foley cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)

In 1907- Constantin Regamey composer

In 1908- Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)

In 1909- Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb British diver (WWII-George Medal)

In 1910- Arnold Moss Brooklyn NY, actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Québec, Viva Zapata)

In 1910- John Banner Vienna Austria, actor (Sergeant Hans Schultz-Hogan's Heroes)

In 1912- Jackson Pollock Cody WY, abstract artist (Lavender Mist)

In 1912- William "Bill" Henson English diplomat (Prague 1939)

In 1913- Jan Masseus composer

In 1913- Oliver Chesterton chartered surveyor

In 1916- Peter Crossley-Holland composer

In 1918- Vito Scotti San Francisco CA, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park)

In 1918- Wilson Ferreira Aldunate Uruguayan politician/human rights worker

In 1918- Harry M Corbett Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)

In 1918- Suzanne Flon Paris France, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge)

In 1918- Trevor Skeet British MP

In 1920- James Whyte Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)

In 1921- Alfred Marks actor/comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again)

In 1922- Robert W Holley US, biochemist, worked with RNA (Nobel '68)

In 1924- Frank R Lautenberg (Senator-D-NJ)

In 1925- Henry Harris British professor of medicine

In 1927- Anthony Garner director (Conservative Central Office)

In 1927- J D Hughes Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)

In 1927- James Callaghan British MP

In 1927- Ronnie Scott jazz musician/club-owner

In 1928- Martin Sinnatt Major-General/Secretary (Kennel Club)

In 1928- MG Falcon CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)

In 1928- Slade Gorton (Senator-R-WA, 1981- )

In 1929- Acker Bilk clarinetist (Stranger on the Shore)

In 1929- Claes Oldenburg Stockholm Sweden, US pop artist (Happenings, Alphabet/Good Humor)

In 1929- Richard Clement Charles Thomas rugby international/journalist

In 1930- David Morris British MEP

In 1930- Luis de Pablo composer

In 1931- Timothy Kitson former MP

In 1932- David Thompson CEO (Gestetner Holdings)

In 1932- Thomas J Bliley Jr (Representative-R-VA, 1981- )

In 1932- W Parry O'Brien California, shot putter (Olympics-2 gold/silver-52, 56, 60, 64)

In 1932- Windlesham Lord

In 1933- Sacha Distel Paris France, French singer

In 1933- Susan Sontag New York City NY, essayist/novelist/film director (The Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award)

In 1934- B R White principal (Regent's Park College-Oxford)

In 1934- Bill White US, 1st baseman (Cards)/announcer (Yanks)/president (NL)

In 1935- David John Lodge English writer (Soul & Bodies)

In 1935- Leonid Grabovsky composer

In 1935- Manuel dos Santos Lima Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)

In 1935- Nicholas Pryor actor (Beverly Hills 90210)

In 1936- Alan Alda [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], New York City NY, actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*AS*H)

In 1936- Bill Jordan British trade unionist

In 1936- Enid Castle principal (Cheltenham Ladies' College)

In 1936- Jack Scott vocalist (My True Love)

In 1936- Robert Suderburg composer

In 1937- Ken Hill playwright/director

In 1939- John M Fabian Goosecreek TX, Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)

In 1941- Joel Crothers Cincinnati OH, actor (Dr Miles Cavanaugh-Edge of Night, Dark Shadows)

In 1942- Hansdjürgen Bäumler Germany, pairs ice skater (Olympics-silver-1968)

In 1943- Dick Taylor rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry to Me)

In 1943- John Beck Chic, actor (Mark-Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara)

In 1943- Susan Howard Marshall TX, actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli)

In 1943- Jean Knight rocker

In 1944- Martin Fried rocker (Cyrkle-Red Rubber Ball)

In 1944- Arnold Mühren Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)

In 1944- Brian Keenan New York City NY, rock drummer (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)

In 1944- James Cran British MP

In 1944- John Edmonds British trade unionist

In 1944- John Tavener composer (The Whale)

In 1945- Nick Raynsford British MP

In 1946- Renne Jarrett Brooklyn NY, actress (Nancy)

In 1946- Rick Allen Arkansas, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)

In 1947- MJ Ainsworth CEO (Institute of Chartered Secretaries)

In 1947- Valerie Bragg principal (City Technology College-Kingshurst)

In 1948- Gareth Roscoe legal adviser (BBC)

In 1948- Mamoru Mohri Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)

In 1949- Thomas J Downey (Representative-D-NY, 1975- )

In 1950- Barbi Benton [Klein], California, Playboy model/actress (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!)

In 1950- David Carl Hilmer Iowa, Colonel USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)

In 1950- Glyn Ford British MEP

In 1951- Gordon Prentice British MP

In 1951- Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)

In 1951- Susan Buckner Seattle WA, actress (George-Hardy Boys)

In 1951- William Nelson Jr US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)

In 1953- Debbie Steinbach LPGA golfer

In 1953- Michael Day rocker

In 1954- Anicee Alvina Paris France, actress (Friends)

In 1954- Shawn Murray rock drummer (Mink Deville)

In 1956- Peter Schilling Stuttgart Germany, rocker (Major Tom-Coming Home)

In 1957- Harley Jane Kozak actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)

In 1957- Nick Price Durban South Africa, PGA golfer (1991 Byron Nelson Classic)

In 1959- Dave Sharp rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)

In 1960- John Caliri Providence RI, actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble)

In 1961- Luann L Lee Santa Monica CA, playmate (Jan, 1987)

In 1962- Keith Hamilton Cobb Tarrytown NY, actor (Noah Keefer-All My Children)

In 1962- Michael Cage NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets)

In 1962- Sam Phillips singer/actress (Die Hard with a Vengeance)

In 1963- Danny Spitz heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)

In 1963- Colleen Harp Washington DC, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994)

In 1963- Denise Beillmann Switzerland, figure skater (Olympics-4th-1980)

In 1964- Dwight Stone NFL receiver/running back (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)

In 1964- Emlyn Aubrey PGA golfer (1995 Nestles-25th)

In 1966- Jeff Uhlenhake NFL center (New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins)

In 1966- Michal Pivonka Kladno Czechoslovakia, NHL center (Washington Capitals)

In 1967- Peter Hofstede Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht)

In 1967- Tom Hodson NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)

In 1968- Henry Hering Pointe-Claire Québec Canada, rower (Olympics-9-92, 96)

In 1968- Marnie McBean Vancouver BC, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96)

In 1968- Sarah McLachlan folk singer (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy)

In 1969- Giorgio Lamberti Italian free style swimmer (world record 200m)

In 1969- John Veenhof Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)

In 1970- Barry Minter NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)

In 1970- Donald Tardy US, death metal drummer (Obituary, Cause of Death)

In 1970- James Atkins NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)

In 1970- Mike Chalenski NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)

In 1972- Carey Bender NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)

In 1972- Elena Baranova WNBA center (Utah Starzz)

In 1972- Frank Garcia NFL center (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)

In 1973- Bronwyn Thompson Australian rower (Olympics-96)

In 1973- Jerome Allen NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)

In 1973- Joe Stephens NBA forward (Houston Rockets)

In 1973- Robert Braknis Montréal Québec Canada, 100m backstroke/4 x 100 (Olympics-96)

In 1974- Derrick Mayes NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl XXXI)

In 1974- Jermaine Dye Oakland CA, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)

In 1974- Tony Delk NBA guard (San Francisco Warriors)

In 1974- Vitaly Tregubov hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)

In 1974- Zack Bronson safety (San Francisco 49ers)

In 1975- Anne Montminy Montréal Québec Canada, 10m diver (Olympics-17-92, 96)

In 1975- Julian Dean Waihi New Zealand, team pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)

In 1978- Helga Bauer Salas Miss Bolivia-Universe (1997)

In 1980- Nick Carter singer (Backstreet Boys)

In 1981- Elijah Wood Cedar Rapids IA, actor (Radio Flyer, Good Son)

In 1985- Athina Onassis daughter of Christina

January 28 -Deaths Which Occurred

In 0814- Charlemagne German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71

In 1119- Gelasius II [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies

In 1256- Willem II Earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22

In 1393- Earl of Joigny burned at royal ball

In 1528- Philips of Cleve ruler of Ravenstein, dies

In 1547- Henry VIII King of England (1509-47), dies at 55

In 1549- Elia Levita German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80

In 1560- John a Lasco [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies

In 1595- Sir Francis Drake English navigator/pirate (Porto Bello West Indies), dies at about 50

In 1606- Carolus Gallus [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar, dies at 85

In 1612- Thomas Bodley diplomat/founder (Bodleian Library), dies

In 1621- Paulus V [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68

In 1687- Johannes Hevelius astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday

In 1725- Peter I "the Great" Romanov czar of Russia, dies at 52

In 1754- Ludvig Holberg Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69

In 1768- John Wainwright composer, dies at 44

In 1782- Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville French geographer, dies at 84

In 1805- Mihály Csokonai Vitéz Hungarian (stage)poet (Dorottya), dies at 31

In 1810- Andrew Hofer Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead

In 1813- Jan Joseph Rosler composer, dies at 41

In 1817- Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen composer, dies at 55

In 1829- William Burke murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh

In 1838- Aleksandr I Polezjajev Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33

In 1868- Adalbert Stifter Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62

In 1869- Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley composer, dies at 72

In 1873- Henry Hugo Pierson composer, dies at 57

In 1895- François Certain de Canrobert French marshal, dies at 85

In 1896- Joseph Barnby composer, dies at 57

In 1898- Alexandru Flechtenmacher composer, dies at 74

In 1903- Augusta Mary Anne Holmes composer, dies at 55

In 1903- Jean Robert Planquette composer, dies at 54

In 1910- Jose Garcia Robles composer, dies at 74

In 1918- John McCrae Canadian poet/physician, dies

In 1924- Simon Abramsz Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56

In 1930- Clarence Skelton Wimble cricket (score pair in Test for South Africa), dies

In 1932- Franz Xavier Arens composer, dies at 75

In 1933- Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus] German classicist/writer, dies at 80

In 1935- Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov Russian composer, dies at 75

In 1938- Bernd Rosemeyer German race car driver, dies at 28

In 1938- John Sharp cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer international), dies

In 1939- William Butler Yeats Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73

In 1942- Pablo Luna y Carne composer, dies at 61

In 1945- Philip "Felix" Bekkers actor (We Go on Trip), dies at 37

In 1947- Reynaldo Hahn composer, dies at 72

In 1949- Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist composer, dies at 62

In 1957- Fred Stein TV panelist (Live Begins at 80), dies at 88

In 1959- Joseph Sprinzak Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73

In 1959- Viktor Joseph Keldorfer composer, dies at 85

In 1960- Jacques de Menasce composer, dies at 54

In 1963- Jean Felix Piccard swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday

In 1965- Jef van Durme composer, dies at 57

In 1965- Johan Fiolet Dutch actor/director, dies at 63

In 1965- Tich Freeman cricket (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies

In 1967- Stanley Coen cricket (2 Tests for South Africa, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies

In 1970- Tommy Andrews (Australia) 16 Tests 1921-26 cricketer (592 runs), dies

In 1972- Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker Dutch sculptor, dies at 66

In 1973- John Banner actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday

In 1974- Dino Buzzati writer, dies at 67

In 1975- Antonin Novótny Czechoslovakian President (1957-68), dies at 70

In 1976- Chris Kenner rocker (I Like it Like That), dies

In 1977- Burt Mustin actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show), dies at 92

In 1980- Jimmy Durante New York City NY, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86

In 1983- Billy Fury actor (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure

In 1984- John Macvane newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71

In 1986- Christa McAuliffe astronaut/teacher, dies in Challenger disaster

In 1986- Ellison S Onizuka Hawaii, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster

In 1986- Francis R Scobee Washington, USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster

In 1986- Gregory B. Jarvis Detroit Michigan, payload specialist/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster

In 1986- Dr Judith Arlene Resnik Akron OH, astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster

In 1986- Michael J Smith Beaufort NC, Commander USN, astronaut, dies in Challenger

In 1986- Ronald E McNair Lake City SC, astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster

In 1991- Dale Long hit HRs in 8 consecutive games, dies at 66

In 1992- Clark Tippet dancer/choreographer, dies at 37

In 1992- Nahman Avigad Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), dies at 86

In 1993- Aben Kandel screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96

In 1993- John Steadman actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83

In 1994- Hal Smith actor (Otis Campbell-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 77

In 1994- Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 79

In 1994- William Levitt builder (Levittown), dies of kidney failure at 86

In 1995- Barrie Wilson academic, dies at 59

In 1995- George Woodcock author, dies at 82

In 1995- James P Grant US director of UNICEF (1980-95), dies at 72

In 1995- Jim Gilbert artist, dies at 61

In 1995- Philip H Burton Welsh producer/Richard Burton's teacher, dies at 80

In 1995- Walter Ernest Allen writer/critic, dies at 83

In 1996- Burne Hogarth strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84

In 1996- Dan Duva boxing promoter, dies at 44

In 1996- Jerry Siegel comic book writer (Superman), dies at 81

In 1996- John Mosely recording expert/entrepreneur, dies at 81

In 1996- Joseph Brodsky poet, dies at 55

In 1996- U San Yu soldier/politician, President of Burma in (1981-88), dies at 77

In 1996- Victor "Toby" Neuberg teacher/writer, dies at 71

In 1997- James Colin Ross Welch journalist, dies at 72

In 1997- Pietro Cavallero bandit, dies at 68

In 1997- Vivien Signy nurse, dies at 80

January 28 -Holidays

* Rwanda : Democracy Day (1961)

* Australia : Australia Day (1788 - 1993) - - - - - ( Monday )

January 28 -Religious History

In 1581- Scotland's King James VI, who in 1603 would become England's James I, signed the Second Scottish Confession of Faith.

In 1822- Birth of William D. Longstaff, English philanthropist. A close acquaintance of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey, Longstaff is better remembered today as author of the hymn, "Take Time to Be Holy."

In 1834- Birth of Sabine Baring-Gould, Anglican clergyman and author. A man of widely diverging interests, he published numerous books on history, biography, poetry and fiction. He also penned the enduring hymns, "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day is Over."

In 1947- In NY City, a copy of the 1640 Bay Psalm Book was purchased at an auction at Parke-Bernet Galleries for $150,000 --the highest price ever paid to date for a single volume. (The original title of the book was: "The Whole Book of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre.")

In 1977- The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith published an 18-page document ruling out the admission of women to the Roman Catholic priesthood because women lacked a "natural resemblance which must exist between Christ and his ministers."