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 This day in History - January 16
361 Historic Events for January 16
1950

Jesse Dizon, Oceanside CA

Birth
1950

Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands recognize Israel

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1950

Debbie Allen, Houston Tx, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)

Birth
1950

Caroline Munro, Windsor England, actress (Spy Who Loves Me) [or 12/16]

Birth
1951

World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)

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1951

Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi

Event
1951

Richard Thompson, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)

Birth
1952

New Dutch bible translation finished

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1952

Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)

Birth
1952

Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Savannah Ga, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64)

Birth
1952

US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

Event
1953

27th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (63 62)

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1953

41st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (60 63 64)

Event
1953

Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties

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1953

KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

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1954

"South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances

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1954

Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies

Death
1955

Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch min (1908-13), dies

Death
1955

Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94

Death
1955

Jerry M Linenger, Mt Clemens Mich, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84)

Birth
1955

NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19

Event
1955

Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open

Event
1956

Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine

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1956

Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)

Birth
1957

Cavern Club (Beatle's) opens on Matthews Street in England

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