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 This day in History - January 7
404 Historic Events for January 7
1951

Johanna C H "Nelly" Bodenheim, painter (Luilekkerland), dies at 76

Death
1951

Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev, Russian mjr/cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27)

Birth
1952

French Plevin govt falls

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1952

Giuliano Ferrara

Birth
1953

Agha Zahid, cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 and 1)

Birth
1953

Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo, rocker (Bob Marley and the Wailers)

Birth
1953

Pres Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb

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1954

Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 and 20)

Birth
1955

Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC)

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1955

Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (S Afr batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies

Death
1955

WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1955

Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)

Birth
1956

Rosalyn Bryant, Chic Ill, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1976)

Birth
1956

Robin Walton, Boise ID, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th)

Birth
1956

Trudie Styler, England, wife of Sting/sponsor (Rainforest Concert)

Birth
1956

Vinoo Mankad scores 231 v NZ, 413 opening stand with Roy

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1957

Kristen Meadows, actress (Santa Barbara)

Birth
1957

Al White, choreographer (NBC Comedy Hour), dies

Death
1957

Katie Couric, [Katherine], Arlington VA, TV news host (Today)

Birth
1958

Peter R Mokaba, president (South African Youth Congress)

Birth
1958

Petru Groza, premier/president (Romania, 1945-58), dies at 74

Death
1958

Donna Rice, New Orleans La, model/Gary Hart's lover

Birth
1958

USSR shrinks army to 300,000

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1959

Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)

Birth
1959

US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban govt

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