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Notable Historical Events for January 26th

199785th Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (62 63 63)

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

1942Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Marshal Rommel

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

1913Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional

1956Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1862Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive, General George McClellan ignores order

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

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

1995NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

January 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 26th

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

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

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

1880Douglas MacArthur, Little Rock Ark, US General (WW II), (d. 1964)

January 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 26th

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

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

1905General officer John J. Pershing (44) weds Helen Frances

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

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

January 26th Deaths
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