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 This day in History - January 21
387 Historic Events for January 21
1944

Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer, dies at 74

Death
1944

Neely Bruce, composer

Birth
1944

John Kenneth Tavener, composer

Birth
1945

Andrew Stein, pres of NYC council (D)

Birth
1945

Chris Britton, rocker (Troggs-Rock and Roll Goldmine)

Birth
1945

British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma

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1946

Vincent Placoly, Martinique, writer (L'eau-de-mort guildive)

Birth
1946

"Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances

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1947

Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel

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1947

"Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances

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1947

Jill Eikenberry, New Haven Ct, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project)

Birth
1947

Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

Birth
1948

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, dies at 72

Death
1948

W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes and Jim Laker

Event
1949

1st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)

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1950

"Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances

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1950

Richie Ranno, rocker

Birth
1950

Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)

Birth
1950

Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)

Birth
1950

George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

Death
1950

T S Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in NYC

Event
1950

NY jury finds former State Dept official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury

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1951

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open

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1952

Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India

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1953

John Foster Dulles appointed as Secretary of State

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