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January 28

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2005Traffic drummer Jim Capaldi dies of stomach cancer at age 60.
 
1999The Ford Motor Company announces that it is buying the automobile division of Sweden's Volvo manufacturing company for $6.45 billion.
 
1990Super Bowl XXIV is played, with the San Francisco 49ers beating the Denver Broncos, 55-10.
 
1986  The space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, killing all seven crew members aboard.

(photo credit: NASA)


 

1982Italian special forces troops rescue US Brigadier General James L. Dozier, who had been kidnapped by the Red Brigades.
 
1916Louis D. Brandeis becomes the first Jewish member of the US Supreme Court.
 
1915The US Coast Guard is created by an act of Congress.
 
1914Hollywood, California, is incorporated as a city.
 
1902The Carnegie Institute is established in Washington, DC.
 
1807The first gas street lights are lit in London.
 
1596British admiral Sir Francis Drake dies off the Panama coast and is buried at sea.
 
1547King Henry VIII of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son, Edward VI.
 

Born today:

1981  Elijah Wood - actor

1980  Nick Carter - singer (Backstreet Boys)

1977  Joey Fatone, Jr. - singer ('N Sync)

1968  DJ Muggs - hip-hop singer (Cypress Hill)

1968  Rakim - rapper

1968  Sarah McLaughlin: Wintersong  


Sarah McLachlan - singer
(photo credit: Arista)
 

1965  Greg Cook - bassist (Ricochet)

1962  Sam Phillips - guitarist (The Alarm)

1950  Barbi Benton - actress, singer

1945  Marthe Keller - actress

1944  Brian Keenan - drummer (Manfred Mann, Chambers Brothers)

1943  Dick Taylor - guitarist (The Pretty Things)

1936  Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned by Alan Alda  


Alan Alda - actor
(photo credit: Random House)
 

1935  Nicholas Pryor - actor

1933  Susan Sontag - author

1929  Acker Bilk - clarinetist, composer

1889  Artur Rubinstein - pianist

1853  Jose Marti - Cuban revolutionary

1841  Sir Henry Morton Stanley - explorer (led African expedition to find Dr. David Livingstone)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Aquarius (The Water Bearer)   Aquarius    

(The Water Bearer)

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