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 This day in History - January 9
389 Historic Events for January 9
1973

Aaron Holbert, US baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals)

Birth
1973

Luna 21 launched, to Moon

Event
1973

Ronald Hamming, soccer player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard)

Birth
1974

Jamain Stephens, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Birth
1974

Craig Wishart, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman vs South Africa 1995)

Birth
1975

Mariano Friedick, Tarzana Calif, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)

Birth
1975

John Slater, actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58

Death
1975

Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes

Event
1975

Justin Huish, Fountain Valley CA, archer (Olympics-gold-1996)

Birth
1975

Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent), dies at 77

Death
1975

600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike

Event
1976

Radek Bonk, Koprivnice Cze, NHL center (Ottawa Senators, Team Czech)

Birth
1976

Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot

Event
1976

Amy Safe, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1976

Ringo releases "Oh My My" in UK

Event
1976

CW McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #1 on the country music charts

Event
1977

"Porgy and Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances

Event
1977

Superbowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minn Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR

Event
1977

Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62

Death
1977

Alexey Kozlovsky, composer, dies at 71

Death
1978

Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies

Death
1978

Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established

Event
1979

Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80

Death
1979

Sara Carter, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80

Death
1979

High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws

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