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 This day in History - January 16
361 Historic Events for January 16
1943

-60øF (-51øC), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)

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1943

Gavin Bryars, composer

Birth
1943

Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88

Death
1943

Brian Ferneyhough, composer

Birth
1944

Jim Stafford, Eloise Fla, singer (Spiders and Snakes, My Girl Bill)

Birth
1944

Ronnie Milsap, Robbinsville NC, country singer (Legend in My Time)

Birth
1944

Chris de Marigny, painter/designer

Birth
1944

Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

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1945

US 1st and 3rd army meet at Houffalise

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1945

Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)

Birth
1945

Scottish 52nd land division/1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg

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1945

Dennis Donnini, Brit rifleman (Victoria Cross), dies in battle at 19

Death
1946

Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71

Death
1946

Michael L Coats, Sacramento Ca, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39)

Birth
1947

Vincent Aurial elected president of France

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1947

Georgette Mosbacher, CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)

Birth
1947

Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)

Birth
1948

Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)

Birth
1948

Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire

Birth
1948

Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player

Birth
1948

John Carpenter, Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)

Birth
1948

35 Haganah members are ambushed and killed in Gush Etzyon

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1949

KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast

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1949

"Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 perfs

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1949

WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, DC (CBS) 1st broadcast

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