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Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - Brit, Belgium, Lux, Neth, NZ & Switz recognize Israel
  • 1951 - "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1951 - Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million
  • 1951 - Liz Taylor's 1st divorce (Conrad Hilton Jr)
  • 1953 - 1st movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres
  • 1954 - Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis," premieres in Cologne
  • 1955 - John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)
  • 1956 - F Drrenmatt's "Der Besuch der Alten Dame," premieres in Zrich
  • 1957 - Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in NYC
  • 1958 - Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming
  • 1958 - Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward wed
  • 1959 - Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
  • 1961 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen
  • 1961 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Bradley Lord
  • 1963 - Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football hall of fame
  • 1964 - 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1964 - Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand" & "Sie Leibt Dich"
  • 1964 - Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
  • 1964 - NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
  • 1964 - Stanley Kubrick's"Dr Strangelove," premieres
  • 1964 - Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
  • 1966 - "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances
  • 1966 - Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide
  • 1966 - Snow storm in north east US kills 165
  • 1966 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • 1966 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
  • 1967 - "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 perfs
  • 1967 - Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1967 - Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ
  • 1967 - WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - Nauru adopts constitution
  • 1969 - Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars
  • 1969 - Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Aust v W Indies
  • 1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971 - Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
  • 1972 - 5th ABA All-Star Game: East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville