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Notable Historical Events for January 26th

1960Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot

201456th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win

1939Franco conquers Barcelona

198714th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama

2014Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Tennis Open

1961"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1

1697Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night

1340English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

1975Edward Albee's "Seascape," premieres in NYC

1918Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort

January 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 26th

1955Eddie Van Halen, Nijmegan Neth, rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)

1925Paul Newman, Cleve, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler)

1961Wayne Gretzky, Brantford Ont, NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers)

1891Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

January 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 26th

1925Politician Seán MacBride (21) weds Catalina Bulfin in Dublin, Ireland

1944Actor Ralph Richardson (41) weds actress Meriel Forbes (30)

1858Inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick (48) weds Nancy Fowler

2005Professional golfer Arnold Palmer (75) weds Kathleen Gawthrop in an intimate ceremony at a cottage on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort

January 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 26th

1949Victor Fleming, director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65

1962Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies of a heart attack at 65

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