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 This day in History - January 15
396 Historic Events for January 15
1956

Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)

Birth
1956

D Shostakovitch appointed honorary member of Academia Santa Cecilia

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1957

Mario Van Peebles, Mexico, actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes)

Birth
1957

Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field

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1958

Julian Sands, actor (One Night Stand)

Birth
1958

NY Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV

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1959

Pete Trewavas, Middlesbrough, bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)

Birth
1960

Tim Curtis, cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89)

Birth
1961

Iris DeMent, Paragould Ar, country singer (Our Town)

Birth
1961

Supremes signed with Motown Records

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1961

Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49

Death
1961

NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 35-31

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1961

Suggs wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational Open

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1962

50th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (86 06 64 64)

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1962

Kenneth MacKenna, actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62

Death
1962

Dutch and Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea

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1963

Richard Nasheim, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)

Birth
1963

Yaro Dachniwsky, Chic Ill, team handball goalie (Olympics-1996)

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1963

Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)

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1963

Erling Kagge, Norway, explorer (South Pole)

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1964

Cees van der de Linden, soccer player

Birth
1964

Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58

Death
1964

Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC

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1964

Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract

Event
1964

Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)

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