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 This day in History - January 15
396 Historic Events for January 15
1981

Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Event
1982

Red Smith, sportscaster (Pulitzer, Fight Talk), dies at 76

Death
1982

"Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in NYC

Event
1983

Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75

Death
1983

Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80

Death
1983

Javed Miandad and Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India

Event
1983

Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard

Event
1983

Dutch political party DS'70 disbands

Event
1983

Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours

Event
1984

Sch”nbrun skates world record 5 km (7:39.44)

Event
1984

Hana Mandlikova ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak

Event
1985

Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years

Event
1985

Mike Gatting and Graeme Fowler both scores 200's v India

Event
1985

Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president

Event
1985

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery and Fred Chapell

Event
1986

James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83

Death
1986

Living Seas opens (Disneyland)

Event
1987

Ray Bolger, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz), dies at 83

Death
1987

Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary, dies at 69

Death
1987

Dolores Hawkins, singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58

Death
1988

Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes

Event
1988

Sean MacBride, Ireland, commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83

Death
1988

Kiran More stumps five WI batsman at Madras, world Test record

Event
1988

Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 and 8-75) v WI on Test debut

Event
1989

Wilf Slack, cricketer (whilst bat in Gambia England player 1986), dies

Death