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 This day in History - January 9
389 Historic Events for January 9
1988

August Wilson's "Piano Lesson," premieres in Boston

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1989

Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Event
1989

"Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS

Event
1990

Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Event
1990

Boston Celtics worst ¬ ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) and lose 87-78

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1990

Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses

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1990

64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit

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1991

Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame

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1991

Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games

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1991

Baker and Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse gulf crisis

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1992

Steve Brodie, actor (Desperate, Bodyguard), dies of cancer at 72

Death
1992

William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/Brit playwright (Alfie), dies at 81

Death
1993

Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)

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1993

Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies

Death
1993

Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87

Death
1994

Gunda Niemann skates world record (167.282 pts)

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1994

Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82

Death
1994

Rintje Ritsma skates world record (156.201 points)

Event
1994

14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000

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1995

Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport

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1995

Souphanouvong, [Red Prince], president of Laos (1975-87), dies at 85

Death
1995

Ecuador and Peru involve in boundary fight

Event
1995

Peter Cook, English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57

Death
1996

Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia, actress, dies at 88

Death
1996

Kurt Schmucker, German RFA minister of Economy (1963-66), dies

Death