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Notable Historical Events for January 21st

1987B.B. King is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

1987Muddy Waters is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

18461st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"

1989Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer

199653th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta

1939George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "American Way," premieres in NYC

1992Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll)

1987BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to U of Mississippi

1861Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and 4 other southern senators resign (U.S Civil War)

1990John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open

January 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 21st

1905Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (New Look)

1976Emma Lee Bunton, "Baby Spice", Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)

1940Jack Nicklaus, Columbus Ohio, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76)

1824Thomas Jackson ["Stonewall"], Clarksburg, Virginia, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed), (d. 1863)

January 21st Birthdays
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Notable Deaths on January 21st

1924Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53

1926Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81

January 21st Deaths
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