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Notable Historical Events for January 21st

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

1950T. S. Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in NYC

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

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

1983President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid

199552th Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange

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

1903Harry Houdini escapes from Halvemaansteeg police station in Amsterdam

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

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

January 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 21st

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

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

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

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

January 21st Birthdays
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Notable Deaths on January 21st

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

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

January 21st Deaths
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