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Notable Historical Events for January 22nd

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

2010Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.

1989After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Fransisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

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

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

1956Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1998Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time

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

1973George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1995Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament

January 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 22nd

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

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

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

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

1960Michael Hutchence, Australia, rock vocalist/actor (INXS-Dogs in Space)

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

January 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 22nd

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

1942Novelist Anthony Burgess (25) weds Llewela Jones

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

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

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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