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Sunday, January 20, 2019.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
  • 1949 - Pres Truman announces his point 4 program
  • 1950 - "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • 1950 - Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands
  • 1952 - British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
  • 1952 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1953 - 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY
  • 1953 - 1st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)
  • 1954 - -70F (-57C), Rogers Pass, Montana (US 48 state record)
  • 1954 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' "Concertino opus 94," premieres
  • 1955 - 1st atomic sub, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton Conn
  • 1956 - Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville
  • 1957 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1957 - Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election
  • 1957 - Morton Gould's "Declaration," premieres in Washington, DC
  • 1958 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1958 - KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki, premieres in Moscow
  • 1960 - Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
  • 1961 - Arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1961 - Francis Poulenc's "Gloria," premieres in Boston
  • 1961 - Robert Frost recites "Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration
  • 1961 - Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees
  • 1962 - "Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 1964 - "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
  • 1965 - Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
  • 1965 - Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
  • 1965 - JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return
  • 1965 - Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain
  • 1968 - Houston ends UCLA's 47-game basketball winning streak, 71-69
  • 1968 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • 1968 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
  • 1969 - Richard M Nixon inaugurated as president
  • 1969 - U of Az reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
  • 1970 - 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia
  • 1970 - 23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St Louis
  • 1970 - Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano
  • 1971 - Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
  • 1971 - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan