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 This day in History - January 22
401 Historic Events for January 22
1986

Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North

Event
1987

R Budd Dwyer, Penns State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy and perjury, shot himself to death at a televised news conference

Death
1987

Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5

Event
1988

1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad and Tobago v Leeward Is

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1988

1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal

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1988

Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1988

Parker Fennelly, actor (Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm), dies at 96

Death
1988

Georgi M Malenkov, Russian premier (1953-55), dies at 86

Death
1989

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1989

Superbowl XXIII: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 20-16 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

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1990

Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants

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1990

Wasim Akram scores Test century (123) at Adelaide

Event
1990

17th American Music Award: Milli Vanilli

Event
1992

A J Antoon, director (That Championship Season), dies at 47

Death
1992

Ali Amini, PM of Iran (1961-62), dies

Death
1992

Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space

Event
1992

Princess Sarah Ferguson wears paper bag over her head on airline ride

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1993

Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77

Event
1993

Alexander Bodon, Hung-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86

Death
1993

Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89

Death
1993

Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68

Death
1993

Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75

Death
1994

Frances Gifford, dies of emphysema, at 71

Death
1994

Irving B Kahn, inventer (teleprompter), dies at 76

Death
1994

Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor (La Ronde), dies at 83

Death