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 This day in History - January 25
393 Historic Events for January 25
1951

Steve Prefontaine, Coos Bay Oregon, 5K (Olympics-4th-1972)

Birth
1952

Test debut of Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG

Event
1952

Sveinn Bjírnsson, Danish 1st pres of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70

Death
1953

Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 sec

Event
1953

Malcolm Green, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You)

Birth
1953

WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1954

Richard Finch, rock bassist (KC and Sunshine-That's the Way I Like It)

Birth
1954

Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)

Birth
1955

Columbia U scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years

Event
1955

Joe Strummer, vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Rock the Casbah) [or 8/21/53]

Birth
1955

US and Panama sign canal treaty

Event
1955

Russia ends state of war with Germany

Event
1955

Jill Kinmont hits a tree and breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race

Event
1956

Andy Cox, rock guitarist (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)

Birth
1956

96.5 cm (38.0") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record)

Event
1957

FBI arrests Jack and Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR

Event
1957

Jeff Gossett, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)

Birth
1957

Edmund Theodore Sylvers, rocker (Sylvers)

Birth
1957

Jenifer Lewis, actress (Girl 6, Meteor Man, Sister Act)

Birth
1957

Martha Elizabeth Thomsen, Moses Lake Wash, playmate (May, 1980)

Birth
1958

Gary Brian Tibbs, London, rock bassist (Adam and The Ants, Roxy Music)

Birth
1958

Dinah Manoff, NYC, actress (Elaine-Soap, Carol Weston-Empty Nest)

Birth
1958

Harti Weirather, Austrian alpine skier

Birth
1959

Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council

Event
1959

1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)

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