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Welcome to Today In History for Monday, January 20, 2020.

On this day in history ..

Famous birthdays for this day ..


  • 1586 - Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)
  • 1622 - Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns
  • 1654 - Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet
  • 1681 - Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, composer
  • 1703 - Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer
  • 1716 - Carlos III, king of Naples/Spain (1759-88) Pompei/Jesuits
  • 1716 - Jean-Jacques Barthlemy, French historical writer (Greek Antiquity)
  • 1732 - Richard H Lee, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 1743 - Pascal Boyer, composer
  • 1761 - Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer
  • 1762 - Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer
  • 1763 - Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot
  • 1782 - Johan B J F S, archduke of Austria
  • 1806 - Nathaniel Willis, writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Mag)
  • 1809 - Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)
  • 1812 - Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892
  • 1813 - Jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
  • 1820 - Anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women
  • 1831 - Pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa)
  • 1843 - Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
  • 1844 - Johan Peter Selmer, composer
  • 1847 - W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)
  • 1855 - Amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer
  • 1865 - Friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck
  • 1866 - Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
  • 1868 - Wilhelm Schfer, German writer (Ein Totschlger)
  • 1870 - Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer
  • 1873 - Charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist
  • 1873 - Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)
  • 1877 - Ruth St Denis, Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses)
  • 1878 - Finlay Currie, Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers)
  • 1883 - Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces
  • 1884 - A[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)
  • 1888 - Leadbelly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line)
  • 1891 - Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist
  • 1892 - Roscoe Ates, Grange Miss, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass)
  • 1893 - Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)
  • 1894 - Harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie)
  • 1894 - Walter Hamor Piston, Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)
  • 1895 - Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah)
  • 1896 - Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)
  • 1896 - George Burns, [Nathan Birnbaum], NYC, actor/comedian (Oh God)
  • 1896 - Rolfe Sedan, NYC, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show)
  • 1897 - Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)
  • 1898 - Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
  • 1899 - Alexander Tcherepnin, composer
  • 1899 - Kenjiro Takayanagi, VP (JVC)
  • 1900 - Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer
  • 1900 - Doris Deane, WI, entertainer
  • 1903 - Leon Ames, Portland Indiana, actor (Mr Ed, Father of the Bride)
  • 1903 - Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian
  • 1904 - Alexandra Danilova, Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • 1904 - Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/grandson of Bakunin
  • 1904 - Theodore Brameld, author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)
  • 1907 - Roy Welensky, Premier (Rhodesia/Nyasaland 1956-63)
  • 1908 - Ian Peebles, cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31)
  • 1908 - Paula Wessely, Austrian actress/producer (Masquerade)
  • 1908 - Wilfred Conwell Bain, composer
  • 1910 - Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
  • 1910 - Ennio Porrino, composer
  • 1910 - Joy Adamson, naturalist/author (Born Free)
  • 1910 - Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician
  • 1910 - Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher
  • 1912 - Christopher Casson, Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita)
  • 1914 - Wensley Pithey, Cape Town South Africa, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)
  • 1915 - C W Ceram, [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)
  • 1915 - Joe Hitchcock, darts player (leader of St Dunstan's Four)
  • 1916 - Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
  • 1916 - Walter Bartley, biochemist
  • 1919 - Alex Nicol, Ossining NY, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet)
  • 1919 - Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor
  • 1919 - Stepan Lucky, composer
  • 1920 - DeForest Kelley, Atlanta GA, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek)
  • 1920 - Federico Fellini, Rimini Italy, dir (8, Satyricon, La Dolce Vita)
  • 1920 - Peter Clemoes, anglo-Saxon scholar
  • 1920 - Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist
  • 1920 - Sam M Gibbons, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- )
  • 1921 - Bernt Engelmann, Germany, writer
  • 1922 - Lord James Hanson, English industrialist/House of Lords (Conservative)
  • 1922 - Ray Anthony, Penn, orch leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
  • 1924 - Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
  • 1925 - E Cardenal, writer
  • 1925 - Edwin Gordon, NYC, VOA correspondant
  • 1925 - Eugen Gomringer, writer
  • 1925 - George Connol, NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • 1926 - David Eugene Tudor, Phila Penn, composer
  • 1926 - Michael Higgins, Brooklyn NY, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion)
  • 1926 - Patricia Neal, Packard Ky, actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses)
  • 1926 - Robert L Van Citters, cardiology/advisory panelist/UW dean
  • 1927 - Geoffrey WT Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
  • 1927 - Olivier Strebelle, Belgian sculptor/ceramist
  • 1928 - Martin Landau, Bkln NY, actor (Mission Impossible, Tucker, Space 1999)
  • 1928 - Peter Donat, Kentville Nova Scotia, (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
  • 1928 - William Berger, Austria, actress (Adventure of Hercules)
  • 1929 - Arte Johnson, Chicago Ill, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie)
  • 1930 - Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin Jr, Montclair NJ, USAF/astro (Gem 12, Ap 11)
  • 1931 - Sawako Ariyoshi, Japanese writer (Compound Pollution, Doctor's Wife)
  • 1931 - Thomas Roy Garrett, museum curator
  • 1933 - Ron Townson, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Up Up & Away)
  • 1934 - Tom Baker, actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror)
  • 1936 - Eldred G Maduro, minister (Netherland Antilles)
  • 1937 - Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
  • 1939 - Murle Breer, LPGA golfer
  • 1939 - Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
  • 1940 - Carol Heiss Jenkins, NYC, figure skater (Oly-gold/silver-56, 60)
  • 1940 - Jorge Peixinho, composer
  • 1942 - Slim Whitman, yoddler/country singer (Home on the Range)
  • 1943 - Roeland HG "Roel" van Duyn, Dutch Provo politician
  • 1944 - Eddie Shah, English publisher (Today, Post)
  • 1944 - Isao Okano, Japan, middleweight judo (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1944 - Lieven Soete, Dutch publicist (Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact)
  • 1945 - Eric Stewart, rock guitarist (10cc-I'm Not in Love)
  • 1945 - Peter Beckwith, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 1946 - David Lynch, Missoula Montana, actor/director (Dune, Eraserhead)
  • 1947 - George Grantham, rocker (Poco-Crazy Eyes)
  • 1947 - Malcolm McLaren, founded rock group (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
  • 1947 - Ronald Townson, rock singer (5th Dimension-We Can Fly)
  • 1948 - Anatoly Shcharansky, Soviet human rights activist/migr
  • 1948 - Jerry Ross, Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74,sk:88)
  • 1948 - Melvyn John Pritchard, England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
  • 1949 - Ivana Trump, former wife of Donald
  • 1949 - Kieron Walsh, academic
  • 1950 - Henk Batenburgh, cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht)
  • 1951 - Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1952 - Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
  • 1952 - Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
  • 1955 - Joe Doherty, Ireland, IRA activist (jailed in US)
  • 1955 - Michael Anthony, rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman)
  • 1956 - Bill Maher, comedian (Politically Incorrect)
  • 1956 - John McNally, Naha Okinawa, US rapid fire pistol (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1956 - John Phillips Naber, Evanston Ill, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76)
  • 1957 - Leonard C Clements, Cherry Point NC, PGA golfer (1994 Bob Hope-2nd)
  • 1958 - Lorenzo Lamas, LA Calif, actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever)
  • 1959 - Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star
  • 1963 - Scott Fisher, San Jose Calif, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96)
  • 1964 - Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chic White Sox)
  • 1964 - Roger Smith, Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player
  • 1964 - Ron Harper, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1964 - Victoria Sellers, London England, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords)
  • 1965 - Brad Brink, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Phila Phillies)
  • 1966 - Bert Weidner, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1966 - Chris Morris, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
  • 1966 - Rich Gannon, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 - Tracii Guns, rock guitarist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
  • 1967 - Joe Pasquale, rocker (Prey)
  • 1967 - Mark Stepnoski, NFL center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1967 - Stacey Dash, Bronx NY, actress (Dionne-Clueless)
  • 1968 - Junior Murray, cricketer (WI keeper, no relation to Derryck or David)
  • 1968 - Nick Anderson, NBA guard/forward (Orlando Magic)
  • 1969 - Andre Romal Cason, Virginia Beach VA, 100m runner
  • 1969 - Melissa Rivers, NYC, TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News)
  • 1969 - Tia Marie Zorne, Las Vegas Nevada, Miss Nevada-America (1991)
  • 1970 - Anita St Rose, Miss Universe-Great Britain (1996)
  • 1970 - Dennis Hulshof, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1970 - Deon Figures, cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 - Marvin Benard, Bluefields Nicaragua, outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1970 - Rob Gaudreau, Lincoln, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1970 - Ron Carpenter, NFL/WLAF safety (NY Jets, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 - Skeet Ulrich, actor (Scream)
  • 1970 - Terry Kirby, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)
  • 1970 - Thomas "Tom" Murray, Buffalo NY, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1971 - Alan Young, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
  • 1971 - Andrei Skabelka, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 1971 - Johnny Mitchell, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
  • 1971 - Karin Smith, Miss Minnesota USA (1996)
  • 1972 - Alcides Catanho, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1973 - Eddie Kennison, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 - Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1974 - Calvin Harrison, Orlando Florida, 200m/400m runner
  • 1974 - Rae Carruth, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1977 - Paul "Goggo" Adams, cricketer (lefty very unorthodox bowler for S Afr)

Famous deaths for this day ..

  • 0250 - Fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies
  • 0820 - Abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i, islamic (Book of Mother), dies
  • 0842 - Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies
  • 0882 - Louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies
  • 1479 - John II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81
  • 1569 - Miles Coverdale, English bible translator Great bible, dies at 80
  • 1612 - Rudolf II von Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612), dies at 59
  • 1639 - Mustapha I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies
  • 1666 - Anna of Austria, queen of France/daughter of Philip III, dies at 64
  • 1691 - Christian de Placker, composer, dies at 77
  • 1713 - Pavao Vitezovic, Croatian historian, dies
  • 1727 - John van Bylevelt, Catholic apostole, dies
  • 1745 - Charles VII Albert, German emperor (1742-45), dies at 47
  • 1779 - John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71
  • 1789 - Johann Christoph Oley, composer, dies at 50
  • 1798 - Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master, dies at 66
  • 1813 - C M Wieland, writer, dies at 79
  • 1819 - Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70
  • 1830 - Michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50
  • 1837 - John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84
  • 1838 - Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64
  • 1857 - Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer, dies at 32
  • 1859 - B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73
  • 1859 - Bettina Brentano, composer, dies at 73
  • 1862 - Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines
  • 1882 - John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies
  • 1890 - Franz Paul Lachner, composer, dies at 86
  • 1891 - David Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies
  • 1896 - Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37
  • 1900 - John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • 1900 - Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74
  • 1905 - Stanislaw Pilinski, composer, dies at 65
  • 1914 - Emil Liebling, composer, dies at 62
  • 1914 - Henry Southwick Perkins, composer, dies at 80
  • 1936 - George V, King of Britain (1910-36), dies at 70
  • 1943 - Giacomo Benvenuti, composer, dies at 57
  • 1947 - Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35
  • 1948 - Mahatma Gandhi, India's pacifist, assassinated
  • 1949 - Josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87
  • 1952 - Arthur Farwell, composer, dies at 74
  • 1954 - Fred Root, cricketer (Engld pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
  • 1954 - Warren Bardsley, cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies
  • 1957 - James Connolly, 1st Oly winner (1896) since Barasdates (369 CE), dies
  • 1959 - Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31
  • 1960 - Matt Moore, actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72
  • 1962 - Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75
  • 1964 - Jan Rychlik, composer, dies at 47
  • 1965 - Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42
  • 1971 - Gilbert M Anderson, actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88
  • 1973 - Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
  • 1974 - Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
  • 1975 - Franz Andr, Belgian conductor, dies at 81
  • 1982 - Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
  • 1984 - Jackie Wilson, rocker, dies at 49 from a heart attack
  • 1984 - Johnny Weissmuller, US swimmer (Olympics-5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
  • 1985 - Jo Juda, Dutch musician, dies at 75
  • 1987 - Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies
  • 1988 - Philippe de Rothschild, Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 86
  • 1989 - Beatrice Lillie, actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
  • 1990 - Barbara Stanwyck, [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
  • 1990 - Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61
  • 1990 - Naruhito Higashi-Kuni, Japanese PM (1945), dies
  • 1991 - Bill Riordon, US tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
  • 1991 - Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
  • 1992 - Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna, sec-gen of Arab League (1952-72), dies
  • 1992 - Roberto d'Aubuisson, leader of El Salvador, dies
  • 1993 - Audrey Hepburn, actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63
  • 1993 - Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80
  • 1993 - Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
  • 1994 - Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan vice-pres (1963-66), dies at about 81
  • 1994 - Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • 1995 - John Halas, Hungarian/US cartoonist (Animal Farm), dies at 81
  • 1995 - Mehdi Bazargan, director Iranian oil corp/premier (1979), dies at 86
  • 1995 - Robert Shaw, town Planner, dies at 81
  • 1996 - Buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63
  • 1996 - David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61
  • 1996 - Ellis Hillman, politician, dies at 68
  • 1996 - Gerald Joseph Mulligan, baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1996 - Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, dies at 83
  • 1996 - Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
  • 1996 - Sidney Korshak, lawyer, dies at 87
  • 1997 - Curt Flood, centerfielder (Cards), dies of throat cancer at 59
  • 1997 - Edith Haisman, the oldest survivor of Titanic, dies at 100
  • 1997 - Vladimir Yamnikov, owner (Kristall vodka), dies of cirrhosis at 56
  • 1998 - Zevulun Hammer, Vice PM of Israel, dies



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