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January 29

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1995The San Francisco 49ers make NFL history by winning their fifth Super Bowl, defeating the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX by a score of 49-26.
 
1990Former Exxon Valdez captain Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial in Anchorage, Alaska, on charges arising from worst oil spill in US history.
 
1979Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping is welcomed to the White House by US president Jimmy Carter, as the two countries reestablish formal relations.
 
1963Poet Robert Frost dies in Boston, at age 88.
 
1963The first inductees to the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, are revealed. They include Earl Lambeau, Earl 'Dutch' Clark, and Sammy Baugh.
 
1958Movie actor Paul Newman and actress Joanne Woodward are married.
 
1936The first inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, are announced. They include Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth.
 
1900The American Baseball League, composed of eight teams, is organized in Philadelphia.
 
1861Kansas becomes the 34th state admitted to the US.
 
1845The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe's first poem, is published.
 
1820  King George III of England, blind and insane, dies at Windsor Castle.
 

Born today:

1979  Andrew Keegan - actor

1975  Sara Gilbert - actress

1970  Heather Graham - actress

1968  Edward Burns - actor, director

1964  Roddy Frame - rock guitarist, singer (Aztec Camera)

1962  Nicholas Turturro - actor

1961  Eddie Jackson - rock bassist (Queensryche)

1960  Greg Louganis - Olympic gold medalist (diving)

1959  Johnny Spampinato - rock musician (NRBQ)

1957  Irlene Mandrell - country singer

1954  Oprah Winfrey - talk show host, actress

1953  Louie Perez - drummer (Los Lobos)

1951  Ann Jillian - actress

1949  The Ramones (Rhino/WEA)  


Tommy Ramone - rock drummer (The Ramones)
(photo credit: Rhino/WEA)
 

1948  Marc Singer - actor

1947  David Byron - rock singer (Uriah Heep)

1945  Tom Selleck - actor (Friends, Magnum P.I.)

1943  Katherine Ross - actress

1942  Claudine Longet - singer, actress

1934  Noel Harrison - actor

1918  John Forsythe - actor

1916  Victor Mature - actor

1880  W.C. Fields - entertainer, actor

1874  John D. Rockefeller, Jr. - Standard Oil founder

1843  William McKinley - 25th US president (assassinated)

1737  Thomas Paine - American patriot

 

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

(The Water Bearer)

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