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 This day in History - January 7
404 Historic Events for January 7
1975

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)

Event
1975

Gary Geld and Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah," premieres in NYC

Event
1977

Huyman Rights Charta '77 established in Prague

Event
1977

Dustin Diamond, San Jose Calif, actor (Screech-Saved By Bell)

Birth
1978

Angola revises its constitution

Event
1979

Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge

Event
1979

Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70

Death
1980

Carl White, rocker, dies

Death
1980

Sarah Selby, actress (Tower of London), dies at 74

Death
1980

Minn ends Phila Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends

Event
1981

Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69

Death
1982

Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash

Death
1982

Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

Event
1982

"Fame" premieres on NBC TV

Event
1983

Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala

Event
1983

August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79

Death
1983

Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England

Event
1985

Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67

Death
1985

"King and I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances

Event
1985

Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet

Event
1985

KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)

Event
1985

Lou Brock and Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Event
1986

Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes

Event
1986

US president Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya

Event
1986

Juan Rulfo, writer, dies

Death