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 This day in History - January 7
404 Historic Events for January 7
1921

Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69

Death
1921

John Lanigan, tenor

Birth
1922

Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist

Birth
1922

Vincent Gardenia, Naples Italy, actor (All in the Family, LA Law)

Birth
1922

Antonio Scontrino, composer, dies at 71

Death
1923

Charles Russell Woolen, composer

Birth
1923

Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan

Event
1924

Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)

Birth
1925

Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)

Birth
1925

Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC

Event
1927

Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Ill)

Event
1927

Coml transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between NY and London

Event
1928

William Peter Blatty, NYC, author/director (The Exorcist)

Birth
1928

Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)

Birth
1929

Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77

Death
1929

Terry Moore, [Helen Luella Koford], LA Cal, actress (Little Sheba)

Birth
1929

Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)

Birth
1929

Kenneth Henry, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1952)

Birth
1929

1st telephone connection between Netherlands and East Indies

Event
1929

"Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears

Event
1929

"Buck Rogers," 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres

Event
1930

Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness," premieres in NYC

Event
1930

Rudolf H„pke, historian (Entstehung Holl„nd Wirtschaft), dies at 45

Death
1931

Mack Mattingly, (Sen-R-GA, 1981-86)

Birth
1932

Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (Bright Paradise), dies at 60

Death