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 This day in History - January 2
376 Historic Events for January 2
1947

Lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976)

Birth
1948

WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins

Event
1949

KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1949

Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)

Birth
1949

Christopher Durang, Montclair NJ, playwright/actor (Sister Mary)

Birth
1950

Lou Gramm, rocker

Birth
1950

Emil Jannings, actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65

Death
1951

Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC

Event
1951

Nadia Cassini, [Gianna Lou Muller], Woodstock NY, model (Oui)

Birth
1952

"Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances

Event
1952

Wendy Phillips, Bkln NY, actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land)

Birth
1952

Ricky Van Shelton, Grit Va, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream)

Birth
1953

NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak

Event
1954

Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1954

Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in NYC

Event
1955

Jos‚ Antonio Remon, president of Panam  (1952-55), assassinated

Death
1955

1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)

Event
1956

Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections

Event
1957

Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)

Birth
1958

Dmitri Shostakovitch' 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY

Event
1959

USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit

Event
1959

Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)

Birth
1959

Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees

Event
1960

John F Kennedy announces run for US Presidency

Event
1960

Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60

Death