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January 20

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 


2001
George W. Bush: Portrait of a Leader (Karen Hughes)
George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd president of the US.

(photo credit: Tyndale House)

 

1999 On the second day of US president Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, his lawyers argue their case before the Senate, calling the House-passed articles of impeachment "flawed and unfair."
 
1995 The US State Department announces a partial lifting of economic sanctions against North Korea.
 
1994 Shannon Faulkner becomes the first woman to join the cadet corps at The Citadel military academy in South Carolina.
 
1993 Movie actress Audrey Hepburn dies of colon cancer in Tolochenaz, Switzerland.
 
1990 Actress Barbara Stanwyck dies in Santa Monica, California, at age 82.
 


1986
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Tapes (Jerden)
The US observes the first federal holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
(photo credit: Jerden Records


 
1986 England and France announce plans to build a tunnel under the English Channel, affectionately called the 'Chunnel.'
 
1981 Iran releases the 52 American hostages it had held for over a year.
 
1965 Alan Freed, Cleveland disk jockey who coined the phrase 'rock and roll,' dies in Palm Springs, California.
 


1958
Elvis: The 50 Greatest Love Songs
Singer Elvis Presley receives his US Army draft notice.
(photo credit: BMG)



 
1942 Nazi officials decide on their 'final solution' that calls for the extermination of Jews.
 
1937 Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes the oath of office as US president.
 
1936 Britain's George V dies and is succeeded by King Edward VIII.
 
1887 The US Senate approves a proposal to lease the port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for use as a naval base.
 
1841 Hong Kong is ceded to Great Britain. (The island returned to Chinese control in 1997.)
 
1801   John Marshall is appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court.
 

Born today:

1979  Rob Bourdon - rock drummer (Linkin Park)

1969  Skeet Ulrich - actor

1968  Xavier - R&B singer, musician

1967  Stacey Dash - actress

1965  John Michael Montgomery - country singer

Ace Frehley (right) and Paul Stanley of KISS

1958  Lorenzo Lamas - actor

1956  Bill Maher - comedian

1952  Ian Hill - rock bassist (Judas Priest)

1950  Paul Stanley - guitarist, singer (KISS)
           At right: Paul Stanley (left) and Ace Frehley of KISS.

1947  George Grantham - drummer (Poco)

1946  David Lynch - movie director

1945  Eric Stewart - guitarist, singer (The Mindbenders)

1939  Paul Coverdell - Senator (R-Georgia)

1937  Dorothy Provine - actress

1934  Arte Johnson - comedian (Laugh-In)

1933  Ron Townson - pop singer (5th Dimension)

1930  Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin - astronaut (Apollo 11)

1926  Patricia Neal - actress

1924  Slim Whitman - country singer

1922  Ray Anthony - bandleader (Dragnet, Peter Gunn themes)

1920  Federico Fellini - movie director

1920  DeForest Kelley - actor (Bones McCoy - Star Trek)

1919  Lawrence Dobkin - actor

1910  Joy Adamson - naturalist, writer (Born Free)

1906  Aristotle Onassis - shipping magnate, married Jaqueline Kennedy

1896  George Burns - comedian, actor

1889  Leadbelly (Huddie William Ledbetter) - blues guitarist, singer, songwriter

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Capricorn   Capricorn    

(The Sea-Goat)

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