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January 30

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2007Microsoft begins sales of its Windows Vista software operating system to consumers.
 
1998The US and Japan sign a pact allowing Americans to fly to Japan and other Asian destinations from more US cities.
 
1994The Buffalo Bills suffer their fourth straight Super Bowl loss, as they are defeated by the Dallas Cowboys, 30-13, in Super Bowl XXVIII.
 
1989Former defense attorney Joel Steinberg is convicted in New York of first-degree manslaughter in the death of his daughter, Lisa, aged 6.
 
1979Iran announces that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is returning, ending his exile in France.
 
1972British soldiers shoot and kill 13 Roman Catholic civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland. This inspired the U2 song Sunday, Bloody Sunday.
 
1968Communist forces launch a series of surprise attacks against South Vietnamese targets on the first day of the Tet Offensive.
 
1964NASA launches the unmanned probe Ranger Six, designed to crash-land on the lunar surface.
 
1962Two members of the Flying Wallendas family of high-wire performers are killed when their human pyramid collapses during a performance in Detroit, MI.
 
1933The first episode of The Lone Ranger radio show is broadcast on Detroit station WXYZ. "Hi yo, Silver, away!"
 
1933Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany.
 
1948Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader, is assassinated by a Hindu extremist.
 
1649  King Charles I of England is beheaded.
 

Born today:

1974  Christian Bale - actor

1959  Jody Watley - R&B singer (formerly with Shalamar)

1958  Brett Butler - comedienne, actress

1951  Charles Dutton - actor

1949  William King - trumpet and keyboard player (The Commodores)

1947  Steve Marriott - singer, guitarist (Small Faces, Humble Pie)

1943  Marty Balin - rock singer (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship)

1941  Dick Cheney - US Vice President, former Secretary of Defense

1941  Joe Terranova - singer (Danny and the Juniors)

1938  Norma Jean - country singer

1937  Vanessa Redgrave - actress

1937  Boris Spassky - USSR/World Champion chess player (1969-71)

1931  Gene Hackman - actor (Enemy of the State, The French Connection)

1925  Dorothy Malone - actress

1922  Dick Martin - comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In)

1914  John Ireland - actor

1882  Franklin Delano Roosevelt - 32nd US president

 

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

(The Water Bearer)

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