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Saturday, January 16, 2021.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 perfs
  • 1949 - KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949 - WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, DC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1950 - Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel
  • 1951 - Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
  • 1951 - World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
  • 1952 - New Dutch bible translation finished
  • 1952 - US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
  • 1953 - 27th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (63 62)
  • 1953 - 41st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (60 63 64)
  • 1953 - Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
  • 1953 - KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 - "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances
  • 1955 - Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
  • 1955 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19
  • 1956 - Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
  • 1957 - 3 B-52s leave Calif for 1st non-stop round world flights
  • 1957 - Cavern Club (Beatle's) opens on Matthews Street in England
  • 1958 - William Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw," premieres in NYC
  • 1961 - "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1961 - Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain
  • 1962 - Shooting begins on "Dr No"
  • 1962 - Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
  • 1963 - Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
  • 1963 - Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres
  • 1964 - "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
  • 1964 - AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
  • 1965 - "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
  • 1965 - "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1965 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
  • 1965 - Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3
  • 1965 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1966 - Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
  • 1966 - Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
  • 1967 - 1st black government installed in Bahamas
  • 1967 - Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent
  • 1968 - 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto
  • 1968 - Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," premieres in NYC
  • 1969 - Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
  • 1970 - Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
  • 1970 - Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
  • 1970 - NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
  • 1970 - AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed
  • 1971 - Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
  • 1972 - Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ
  • 1972 - Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB