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 This day in History - January 2
376 Historic Events for January 2
1965

Martin Luther King Jr begins a drive to register black voters

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1965

NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath

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1965

Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day

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1966

1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion

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1966

Green Bay Packers beat Cleve Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game

Event
1966

Tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)

Birth
1967

Harlon Barnett, NFL safety (Minn Vikings)

Birth
1968

Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)

Birth
1968

Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies

Death
1968

Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)

Birth
1968

KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

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1968

Christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant

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1968

"Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances

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1969

Georges Renevant, actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74

Death
1969

Christy Turlington, SF Calif, model (Calvin Klein Eternity)

Birth
1969

Rick Tabaracci, Toronto, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames)

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1969

Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)

Birth
1969

Stephen Davies, Aust field hockey forward/vice capt (Oly-sil-92, 96)

Birth
1969

"Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 perfs

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1969

Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted and Black," premieres in NYC

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1969

"Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy

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1970

Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam

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1970

Piotr Rytel, composer, dies at 85

Death
1970

US population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)

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1970

Aleksandr Shimin, hockey goaltender (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)

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