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 This day in History - January 2
376 Historic Events for January 2
1977

Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53

Death
1977

Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing

Event
1978

Bulent Ecevit forms govt in Turkey

Event
1978

Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"

Event
1978

Devin Doherty, actor (Jimmy Clayton-Swan's Crossing)

Birth
1979

30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver

Event
1979

Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins

Event
1979

Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)

Event
1980

Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44

Death
1980

Stephanie Stiegler, Santa Monica Calif, pairs skater (and Zimmerman)

Birth
1980

68th Australian Men Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)

Event
1981

Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, WI v Pakistan

Event
1981

Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)

Event
1981

David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51

Death
1982

"Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances

Event
1982

70th Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats S Denton (62 76 67 64)

Event
1982

Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins

Event
1982

SD Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13:52 of OT

Event
1983

Harriet Parsons, producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer

Death
1983

Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes

Event
1983

Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65

Death
1983

Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

Event
1983

"Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 767 perfs

Event
1983

"Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances

Event
1983

Bernard George Stevens, composer, dies at 66

Death