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 This day in History - January 12
396 Historic Events for January 12
1959

KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1960

Dominique Wilkins, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)

Birth
1960

Nevil Shute [Norway], Eng/Aust author (Town like Alice), dies at 60

Death
1960

Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points

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1960

Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1960

Sobers and Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt v England

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1961

Andrea Carnevale, soccer player (Napoli)

Birth
1961

"Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 100 performances

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1961

UN genocide pact goes into effect

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1962

Richard de Guide, composer, dies at 52

Death
1962

Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42

Death
1962

Richie Richardson, cricketer (elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95)

Birth
1963

"Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1

Event
1963

Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England

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1964

Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence

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1964

NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17

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1964

C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies

Death
1964

Lynne Marie Thurik, Vancouver Wash, Miss Washington-America (1991)

Birth
1964

Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star

Birth
1965

"Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV

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1965

John Francis, model

Birth
1965

Mark Moore, rocker (S'Express-Winter Course)

Birth
1965

Henry Thomas, defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots)

Birth
1965

Porcupine, in Washington DC zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent

Death
1965

Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34

Death