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Notable Historical Events for January 22nd

1953Arthur Miller's "Crucible," premieres in NYC

1971John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"

1980Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov & Jelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky

1956Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1995Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament

1831Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam

199017th American Music Award: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

1989Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

2006Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game

1575English Queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis & William Byrd music press monopoly

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Notable Birthdays on January 22nd

1957Mike Bossy, Montreal Quebec, NHL forward (NY Islanders), 1st 50 goals in 50 game

1561Francis Bacon, Strand, London, statesman/essayist (Novum Organum), (d. 1626)

1440Ivan III, the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505)/conquered Lithuania

1875D.W. Griffith, LaGrange, Kentucky, American film director/producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)

1904George Balanchine [Giorgi Balanchivadze], ballet composer/choreographer, (d. 1983), [OS=Jan 9]

1934Bill Bixby, San Francisco California, actor (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian)

January 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 22nd

1942Novelist Anthony Burgess (25) weds Llewela Jones

2005Business magnate and "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump (56) weds former model Melania Knauss (34) at the Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida

1960Comedic actor Bob Denver (25) weds Maggie Ryan in California

2006Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (37) weds American guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood (44) at Kyoto, Japan

January 22nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 22nd

2008Heath Ledger, Australian actor (b. 1979)

1973Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64

January 22nd Deaths
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