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What happend on 1. January in History

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  • 153_bc: Roman consuls begin their year in office. [category: Events]
  • 69: The Roman legions in Germania Superior refuse to swear loyalty to Galba. They rebel and proclaim Vitellius as emperor. [category: Events]
  • 193: The Senate chooses Pertinax against his will to succeed Commodus as Roman emperor. [category: Events]
  • 379: Basil of Caesarea, Greek bishop (b. 329) [category: Deaths]
  • 404: An infuriated Roman mob tears Telemachus, a Christian monk, to pieces for trying to stop a gladiators' fight in the public arena held in Rome. [category: Events]

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  • 414: Galla Placidia, half-sister of Emperor Honorius, is married to the Visigothic king Ataulf at Narbonne. The wedding is celebrated with Roman festivities and magnificent gifts from the Gothic booty. [category: Events]
  • 417: Emperor Honorius forces Galla Placidia into marriage to Constantius, his famous general (magister militum). [category: Events]
  • 510: Eugendus, French abbot (b. 449) [category: Deaths]
  • 871: Zwentibold, Frankish son of Arnulf of Carinthia (d. 900) [category: Births]
  • 898: Odo of France (b. 860) [category: Deaths]
  • 962: Baldwin III, Count of Flanders (b. 940) [category: Deaths]
  • 1001: Grand Prince Stephen I of Hungary is named the first King of Hungary by Pope Sylvester II. [category: Events]
  • 1068: Romanos IV Diogenes marries Eudokia Makrembolitissa and is crowned Byzantine Emperor. [category: Events]
  • 1204: Haakon III of Norway (b. 1170) [category: Deaths]
  • 1259: Michael VIII Palaiologos is proclaimed co-emperor of the Empire of Nicaea with his ward John IV Laskaris. [category: Events]
  • 1387: Charles II of Navarre (b. 1332) [category: Deaths]
  • 1431: Pope Alexander VI (d. 1503) [category: Births]
  • 1438: Albert II of Habsburg is crowned King of Hungary. [category: Events]
  • 1449: Lorenzo de' Medici, Italian politician (d. 1492) [category: Births]
  • 1467: Sigismund I the Old, Polish king (d. 1548) [category: Births]

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  • 1484: Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss pastor and theologian (d. 1531) [category: Births]
  • 1502: The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is first explored by the Portuguese. [category: Events]
  • 1511: Henry, Duke of Cornwall (d. 1511) [category: Births]
  • 1515: Louis XII of France (b. 1462) [category: Deaths]
  • 1515: King Francis I of France succeeds to the French throne. [category: Events]
  • 1516: Margaret Leijonhufvud, Swedish wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1551) [category: Births]
  • 1527: Croatian nobles elect Ferdinand I of Austria as King of Croatia in the Parliament on Cetin. [category: Events]
  • 1557: Stephen Bocskay, Romanian prince (d. 1606) [category: Births]
  • 1559: Christian III of Denmark (b. 1503) [category: Deaths]
  • 1560: Joachim du Bellay, French poet (b. 1522) [category: Deaths]
  • 1600: Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (d. 1649) [category: Births]
  • 1600: Scotland begins its numbered year on January 1 instead of March 25. [category: Events]
  • 1614: John Wilkins, English bishop (d. 1672) [category: Births]
  • 1617: Hendrik Goltzius, Dutch painter (b. 1558) [category: Deaths]
  • 1618: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish painter (d. 1682) [category: Births]
  • 1628: Christoph Bernhard, German composer (d. 1692) [category: Births]
  • 1638: Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (d. 1685) [category: Births]
  • 1651: Charles II is crowned King of Scotland. [category: Events]
  • 1655: Christian Thomasius, German jurist and philosopher (d. 1728) [category: Births]
  • 1684: Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch scholar (d. 1748) [category: Births]
  • 1697: Filippo Baldinucci, Florentine biographer and historian (b. 1624) [category: Deaths]
  • 1700: Russia begins using the Anno Domini era and no longer uses the Anno Mundi era of the Byzantine Empire. [category: Events]
  • 1704: Soame Jenyns, English author (d. 1787) [category: Births]
  • 1707: John V is crowned King of Portugal. [category: Events]
  • 1709: Johann Heinrich Hartmann Bätz, German-Dutch organ builder (d. 1770) [category: Births]
  • 1711: Baron Franz von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (d. 1749) [category: Births]
  • 1714: Giovanni Battista Mancini, Italian soprano and author (d. 1800) [category: Births]
  • 1714: Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (d. 1780) [category: Births]
  • 1716: William Wycherley, English playwright (b. 1640) [category: Deaths]
  • 1735: Paul Revere, American military officer (d. 1818) [category: Births]
  • 1739: Bouvet Island is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. [category: Events]
  • 1745: Anthony Wayne, American general and politician (d. 1796) [category: Births]
  • 1748: Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1667) [category: Deaths]
  • 1750: Frederick Muhlenberg, American minister and politician (d. 1801) [category: Births]
  • 1752: Betsy Ross, American seamstress, designed the Flag of the United States (d. 1836) [category: Births]
  • 1759: Jacques-Joachim Trotti, marquis de La Chétardie, French diplomat (b. 1705) [category: Deaths]
  • 1766: James Francis Edward Stuart, English son of James II of England (b. 1688) [category: Deaths]
  • 1768: Maria Edgeworth, English-Irish author (d. 1849) [category: Births]
  • 1772: The first traveler's cheques, which can be used in 90 European cities, go on sale in London, England, Great Britain. [category: Events]
  • 1773: The hymn that became known as "Amazing Grace", then titled "1 Chronicles 17:16–17" is first used to accompany a sermon led by John Newton in the town of Olney, England. [category: Events]
  • 1774: André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860) [category: Births]
  • 1776: American Revolutionary War: Norfolk, Virginia is burned by combined Royal Navy and Continental Army action. [category: Events]
  • 1779: William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847) [category: Births]
  • 1781: American Revolutionary War: 1,500 soldiers of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey in the Pennsylvania Line Mutiny of 1781. [category: Events]
  • 1782: Johann Christian Bach, German composer (b. 1735) [category: Deaths]
  • 1788: First edition of The Times of London, previously The Daily Universal Register, is published. [category: Events]
  • 1789: Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (b. 1716) [category: Deaths]
  • 1793: Francesco Guardi, Venetian painter (b. 1712) [category: Deaths]
  • 1796: Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, French mathematician (b. 1735) [category: Deaths]
  • 1800: Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist (b. 1716) [category: Deaths]
  • 1800: The Dutch East India Company is dissolved. [category: Events]
  • 1801: The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi. [category: Events]
  • 1801: The legislative union of Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland is completed to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. [category: Events]
  • 1803: Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla Sommaja, Italian mathematician (d. 1869) [category: Births]
  • 1803: Emperor Gia Long orders all bronze wares of the Tây Sơn Dynasty to be collected and melted into nine cannons for the Royal Citadel in Huế, Vietnam. [category: Events]
  • 1804: French rule ends in Haiti. Haiti becomes the first black republic and second independent country in North America after the United States [category: Events]
  • 1806: Lionel Kieseritzky, Russian-French chess player (d. 1853) [category: Births]
  • 1806: The French Republican Calendar is abolished. [category: Events]
  • 1808: The importation of slaves into the United States is banned. [category: Events]
  • 1810: Major-General Lachlan Macquarie CB officially becomes Governor of New South Wales [category: Events]
  • 1812: The Bishop of Durham, Shute Barrington, orders troops from Durham Castle to break up a miners strike in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham [category: Events]
  • 1814: Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel leader (d. 1864) [category: Births]
  • 1817: Martin Heinrich Klaproth, German chemist (b. 1743) [category: Deaths]
  • 1819: Arthur Hugh Clough, English poet (d. 1861) [category: Births]
  • 1822: The Greek Constitution of 1822 is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus. [category: Events]
  • 1823: Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and activist (d. 1849) [category: Births]
  • 1833: Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect, designed the Otago Boys' High School and Knox Church (d. 1902) [category: Births]
  • 1833: The United Kingdom claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. [category: Events]
  • 1834: Ludovic Halévy, French playwright (d. 1908) [category: Births]
  • 1845: The Cobble Hill Tunnel in Brooklyn, New York, New York is completed. [category: Events]
  • 1846: John Torrington, English navy stoker and explorer (b. 1825) [category: Deaths]
  • 1847: The world's first "Mercy" Hospital is founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by the Sisters of Mercy, the name will go on to grace over 30 major hospitals throughout the world. [category: Events]
  • 1848: John W. Goff, Irish lawyer and politician (d. 1924) [category: Births]
  • 1852: Eugène-Anatole Demarçay, French chemist (d. 1904) [category: Births]
  • 1853: Gregory Blaxland, Australian farmer and explorer (b. 1778) [category: Deaths]
  • 1854: James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist (d. 1941) [category: Births]
  • 1859: Thibaw Min, Burmese king (d. 1916) [category: Births]
  • 1860: Dan Katchongva, American tribal leader and activist (d. 1972) [category: Births]
  • 1860: Dirk van Erp, Dutch-American coppersmith and metalsmith (d. 1933) [category: Births]
  • 1860: Jan Vilímek, Czech illustrator and painter (d. 1938) [category: Births]
  • 1860: John Cassidy, Irish sculptor and painter (d. 1939) [category: Births]
  • 1860: Michele Lega, Italian cardinal (d. 1935) [category: Births]
  • 1860: First Polish stamp is issued. [category: Events]
  • 1861: Porfirio Díaz conquers Mexico City, Mexico. [category: Events]
  • 1862: Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist (b. 1801) [category: Deaths]
  • 1863: Pierre de Coubertin, French historian and educator, founded the International Olympic Committee (d. 1937) [category: Births]
  • 1863: American Civil War: The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect in Confederate territory. [category: Events]
  • 1863: The first claim under the Homestead Act is made by Daniel Freeman for a farm in Nebraska. [category: Events]
  • 1864: Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer (d. 1946) [category: Births]
  • 1864: Qi Baishi, Chinese painter (d. 1957) [category: Births]
  • 1867: Lew Fields, American actor, producer, and manager (d. 1941) [category: Births]
  • 1868: Snitz Edwards, American actor (d. 1937) [category: Births]
  • 1871: Montagu Toller, English cricketer (d. 1948) [category: Births]
  • 1873: Mariano Azuela, Mexican author (d. 1952) [category: Births]
  • 1873: Japan begins using the Gregorian calendar. [category: Events]
  • 1874: Frank Knox, American publisher and politician, 46th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944) [category: Births]
  • 1874: Gustave Whitehead, German-American engineer (d. 1927) [category: Births]
  • 1876: Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist (d. 1933) [category: Births]
  • 1877: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is proclaimed Empress of India. [category: Events]
  • 1878: Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish mathematician, statistician, and engineer (d. 1929) [category: Births]
  • 1879: E. M. Forster, English author (d. 1970) [category: Births]
  • 1879: William Fox, Hungarian-American film producer, founded the Fox Film Corporation and Fox Theatres (d. 1952) [category: Births]
  • 1880: Ferdinand de Lesseps begins French construction of the Panama Canal. [category: Events]
  • 1881: Vajiravudh, Thai king (d. 1925) [category: Births]
  • 1881: Louis Auguste Blanqui, French socialist and activist (b. 1805) [category: Deaths]
  • 1883: William J. Donovan, American intelligence chief, head of Office of Strategic Services (d. 1959) [category: Births]
  • 1885: Béla Balogh, Hungarian director (d. 1945) [category: Births]
  • 1885: Twenty-five nations adopt Sandford Fleming's proposal for standard time (and also, time zones) [category: Events]
  • 1887: Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral and intelligence chief (d. 1945) [category: Births]
  • 1888: Georgios Stanotas, Greek general (d. 1965) [category: Births]
  • 1888: John Garand, Canadian-American engineer and designer, designed the M1 Garand rifle (d. 1974) [category: Births]
  • 1889: Charles Bickford, American actor (d. 1967) [category: Births]
  • 1890: Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (d. 1966) [category: Births]
  • 1890: Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government. [category: Events]
  • 1890: The Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, is first held. [category: Events]
  • 1892: Artur Rodziński, Polish-American conductor (d. 1958) [category: Births]
  • 1892: Manuel Roxas, Filipino politician, 5th President of the Philippines (d. 1948) [category: Births]
  • 1892: Roswell B. Mason, American politician, 25th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805) [category: Deaths]
  • 1892: Ellis Island opens to begin processing immigrants into the United States. [category: Events]
  • 1893: Mordehai Frizis, Greek army officer (d. 1940) [category: Births]
  • 1894: Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician (d. 1974) [category: Births]
  • 1894: Shitsu Nakano, Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1894: Heinrich Hertz, German physicist (b. 1857) [category: Deaths]
  • 1894: The Manchester Ship Canal, England, is officially opened to traffic. [category: Events]
  • 1895: J. Edgar Hoover, American 1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (d. 1972) [category: Births]
  • 1896: Alfred Ely Beach, American publisher and lawyer, created the Beach Pneumatic Transit (b. 1826) [category: Deaths]
  • 1898: New York, New York annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The four initial boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, are joined on January 25 by Staten Island to create the modern city of five boroughs. [category: Events]
  • 1899: Spanish rule ends in Cuba. [category: Events]
  • 1900: Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (d. 1986) [category: Births]
  • 1900: Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American singer-songwriter (d. 1990) [category: Births]
  • 1901: Nigeria becomes a British protectorate. [category: Events]
  • 1901: The British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia federate as the Commonwealth of Australia; Edmund Barton is appointed the first Prime Minister. [category: Events]
  • 1902: Buster Nupen, South African cricketer (d. 1977) [category: Births]
  • 1902: The first American college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, is held in Pasadena, California. [category: Events]
  • 1904: Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician, 5th President of Pakistan (d. 1982) [category: Births]
  • 1904: Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (d. 1970) [category: Births]
  • 1905: Stanisław Mazur, Polish mathematician (d. 1981) [category: Births]
  • 1906: Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974) [category: Births]
  • 1906: Hugh Nelson, Scottish-Australian politician, 11th Premier of Queensland (b. 1835) [category: Deaths]
  • 1906: British India officially adopts the Indian Standard Time. [category: Events]
  • 1908: Bill Tapia, American singer and guitarist (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1908: For the first time, a ball is dropped in New York, New York's Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight. [category: Events]
  • 1909: Dana Andrews, American actor (d. 1992) [category: Births]
  • 1909: Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian politician (d. 1959) [category: Births]
  • 1909: Drilling begins on the Lakeview Gusher. [category: Events]
  • 1910: Captain David Beatty is promoted to Rear Admiral, and becomes the youngest admiral in the Royal Navy (except for Royal family members), since Horatio Nelson. [category: Events]
  • 1911: Audrey Wurdemann, American poet (d. 1960) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Basil Dearden, English director (d. 1971) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (d. 1986) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Roman Totenberg, Polish-American violinist (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Northern Territory is separated from South Australia and transferred to Commonwealth control. [category: Events]
  • 1912: Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995) [category: Births]
  • 1912: Kim Philby, British spy, Soviet double agent (d. 1988) [category: Births]
  • 1912: Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (d. 1991) [category: Births]
  • 1912: The Republic of China is established. [category: Events]
  • 1913: The British Board of Censors is established. [category: Events]
  • 1916: German troops abandon Yaoundé and their Kamerun colony to British forces and begin the long march to Spanish Guinea. [category: Events]
  • 1917: Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) [category: Births]
  • 1918: Edgar Price, American pilot and politician (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1918: Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000) [category: Births]
  • 1918: Wilfred Campbell, Canadian poet (b. 1858) [category: Deaths]
  • 1919: Carole Landis, American actress (d. 1948) [category: Births]
  • 1919: J. D. Salinger, American author (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1919: Rocky Graziano, American boxer (d. 1990) [category: Births]
  • 1919: Yoshio Tabata, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist [category: Births]
  • 1919: Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general (b. 1881) [category: Deaths]
  • 1920: Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian cartoonist (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Virgilio Savona, Italian singer-songwriter (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Willie Fennell, Australian comedian and actor (d. 1992) [category: Births]
  • 1920: The Belorussian Communist Organisation is founded as a separate party. [category: Events]
  • 1921: César Baldaccini, French sculptor (d. 1998) [category: Births]
  • 1921: Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian-American philosopher (d. 1986) [category: Births]
  • 1921: Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1856) [category: Deaths]
  • 1922: Ernest Hollings, American politician, 106th Governor of South Carolina [category: Births]
  • 1922: Jerry Robinson, American illustrator (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1922: Roz Howard, American race car driver (d. 2013) [category: Births]
  • 1922: István Kühár, Slovene priest and politician (b. 1887) [category: Deaths]
  • 1923: Daniel Gorenstein, American mathematician (d. 1992) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Milt Jackson, American vibraphonist and composer (Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 1999) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Valentina Cortese, Italian actress [category: Births]
  • 1923: Britain's Railways are grouped into the Big Four: LNER, GWR, SR, and LMS. [category: Events]
  • 1924: Charlie Munger, American businessman and philanthropist [category: Births]
  • 1924: Francisco Macías Nguema, Equatorial Guinean politician, 1st President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (d. 1979) [category: Births]
  • 1925: Matthew Beard, American actor (d. 1981) [category: Births]
  • 1925: Paul Bomani, Tanzanian politician and diplomat (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1925: Raymond Pellegrin, French actor (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1926: Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Doak Walker, American football player (d. 1998) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Maurice Béjart, French-Swiss dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Vernon L. Smith, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate [category: Births]
  • 1927: Yvonne Sanson, Greek actress (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1927: The Cristero War begins in Mexico. [category: Events]
  • 1927: Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian). [category: Events]
  • 1928: Ernest Tidyman, American author and screenwriter (d. 1984) [category: Births]
  • 1928: Gerhard Weinberg, German-American historian [category: Births]
  • 1928: Boris Bazhanov defects through Iran. He is the only assistant of Joseph Stalin's secretariat to have defected from the Eastern Bloc. [category: Events]
  • 1929: Haruo Nakajima, Japanese actor [category: Births]
  • 1929: Joseph Lombardo, American mob boss [category: Births]
  • 1929: Larry L. King, American journalist, author, and playwright (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1929: Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer, co-founded Orange Sky Golden Harvest [category: Births]
  • 1929: The former municipalities of Point Grey, British Columbia and South Vancouver, British Columbia are amalgamated into Vancouver. [category: Events]
  • 1930: Frederick Wiseman, American director and producer [category: Births]
  • 1930: Gaafar Nimeiry, Sudanese politician, 4th President of the Sudan (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1930: Jean-Pierre Duprey, French poet and sculptor (d. 1959) [category: Births]
  • 1930: Ty Hardin, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1931: Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (b. 1851) [category: Deaths]
  • 1932: Giuseppe Patanè, Italian conductor (d. 1989) [category: Births]
  • 1932: Jackie Parker, American football player (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1932: Leman Çıdamlı, Turkish actress (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1932: The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth. [category: Events]
  • 1933: Frederick Lowy, Canadian psychiatrist and academic [category: Births]
  • 1933: James Hormel, American philanthropist and diplomat [category: Births]
  • 1933: Joe Orton, English author and playwright (d. 1967) [category: Births]
  • 1933: Joseph Koo, Chinese composer [category: Births]
  • 1933: Norman Yemm, Australian actor [category: Births]
  • 1934: Lakhdar Brahimi, Algerian diplomat [category: Births]
  • 1934: Alcatraz Island becomes a United States federal prison. [category: Events]
  • 1934: Nazi Germany passes the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring". [category: Events]
  • 1935: B. Kliban, American cartoonist (d. 1990) [category: Births]
  • 1936: Don Nehlen, American football player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1936: James Sinegal, American businessman, co-founded Costco [category: Births]
  • 1937: Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995) [category: Births]
  • 1937: John Fuller, English poet [category: Births]
  • 1937: Matt Robinson, American actor (d. 2002) [category: Births]
  • 1937: Petros Markaris, Greek author [category: Births]
  • 1937: Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in the United Kingdom. [category: Events]
  • 1938: Clay Cole, American television host and producer (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1938: Frank Langella, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1938: Robert Jankel, English businessman, founded Panther Westwinds (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1939: Michèle Mercier, French actress [category: Births]
  • 1939: Sydney, Australia, swelters in 45 ˚C (113 ˚F) heat, a record for the city. [category: Events]
  • 1940: Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian author (b. 1865) [category: Deaths]
  • 1941: Asrani, Indian actor and producer [category: Births]
  • 1941: Younoussi Touré, Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali [category: Births]
  • 1941: József Konkolics, Hungarian-Slovene author (d. 1861) [category: Deaths]
  • 1942: Al Hunt, American journalist [category: Births]
  • 1942: Alassane Ouattara, Ivorian politician, President of the Ivory Coast [category: Births]
  • 1942: Country Joe McDonald, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish) [category: Births]
  • 1942: Dennis Archer, American lawyer and politician, 67th Mayor of Detroit [category: Births]
  • 1942: Gennadi Sarafanov, Russian astronaut (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1942: Judy Stone, Australian singer [category: Births]
  • 1942: The Declaration by United Nations is signed by twenty-six nations. [category: Events]
  • 1943: Don Novello, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1943: Larry Clark, American director and producer [category: Births]
  • 1943: Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist [category: Births]
  • 1943: Ronald Perelman, American businessman, founded MacAndrews & Forbes [category: Births]
  • 1943: Tony Knowles, American politician, 7th Governor of Alaska [category: Births]
  • 1943: Vladimir Šeks, Croatian politician [category: Births]
  • 1944: Jeremy Hindley, English horse trainer (d. 2013) [category: Births]
  • 1944: Jimmy Hart, American wrestling manager and singer (The Gentrys) [category: Births]
  • 1944: Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese politician, 7th President of Sudan [category: Births]
  • 1944: Teresa Torańska, Polish journalist (d. 2013) [category: Births]
  • 1944: Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Pakistani politician, 13th Prime Minister of Pakistan [category: Births]
  • 1944: Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (b. 1862) [category: Deaths]
  • 1944: Edwin Lutyens, English architect, designed the Castle Drogo and Thiepval Memorial (b. 1869) [category: Deaths]
  • 1945: Jacky Ickx, Belgian race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1945: Martin Schanche, Norwegian race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1945: Peter Duncan, Australian politician [category: Births]
  • 1945: World War II: In retaliation for the Malmedy massacre, U.S. troops massacre 30 SS prisoners at Chenogne. [category: Events]
  • 1945: World War II: The German Luftwaffe launches Operation Bodenplatte, a massive, but failed attempt to knock out Allied air power in northern Europe in a single blow. [category: Events]
  • 1946: Alain Voss, Brazilian-French illustrator (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1946: Carl B. Hamilton, Swedish economist and politician [category: Births]
  • 1946: Grady Allen, American football player (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1946: Roberto Rivelino, Brazilian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1946: Shelby Steele, American author and director [category: Births]
  • 1946: Susannah McCorkle, American singer (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1947: Jon Corzine, American politician, 54th Governor of New Jersey [category: Births]
  • 1947: Leonard Thompson, American golfer [category: Births]
  • 1947: Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer [category: Births]
  • 1947: The American and British occupation zones in Germany, after World War II, merge to form the Bizone, that later became West Germany. [category: Events]
  • 1947: The Canadian Citizenship Act 1946 comes into effect, converting British subjects into Canadian citizens. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the first Canadian citizen. [category: Events]
  • 1948: Ampon Tangnoppakul, Thai prisoner (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1948: Devlet Bahçeli, Turkish politician, 57th Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey [category: Births]
  • 1948: Ismael Zambada García, Mexican drug lord [category: Births]
  • 1948: Joe Petagno, American illustrator [category: Births]
  • 1948: Pavel Grachev, Russian general (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1948: The British railway network is nationalized to form British Railways. [category: Events]
  • 1948: The Constitution of Italy comes into force. [category: Events]
  • 1949: Borys Tarasyuk, Ukrainian politician [category: Births]
  • 1949: Max Azria, Tunisian-French fashion designer [category: Births]
  • 1949: Olivia Goldsmith, American author (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1949: United Nations cease-fire takes effect in Kashmir from one minute before midnight. War between India and Pakistan stops accordingly. [category: Events]
  • 1950: Deepa Mehta, Indian-Canadian director and screenwriter [category: Births]
  • 1950: Morgan Fisher, English keyboard player and songwriter (Mott the Hoople and Morgan) [category: Births]
  • 1950: Wayne Bennett, Australian rugby player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1951: Ashfaq Hussain, Pakistani-Canadian poet and journalist [category: Births]
  • 1951: Hans-Joachim Stuck, German race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1951: Nana Patekar, Indian actor [category: Births]
  • 1952: Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatari ruler, 7th Emir of Qatar [category: Births]
  • 1952: Rosario Marchese, Italian-Canadian politician [category: Births]
  • 1952: Shaji N. Karun, Indian director and cinematographer [category: Births]
  • 1952: Stephanie Faracy, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1953: Alpha Blondy, Ivorian-American singer-songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1953: Gary Johnson, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1953: Greg Carmichael, English guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy) [category: Births]
  • 1953: Lynn Jones, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1953: Hank Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Drifting Cowboys) (b. 1923) [category: Deaths]
  • 1954: Bob Menendez, American politician, 29th Governor of New Mexico [category: Births]
  • 1954: Dennis O'Driscoll, Irish poet (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1954: Richard Edson, American drummer and actor (Sonic Youth and Konk) [category: Births]
  • 1954: Yannis Papathanasiou, Greek politician [category: Births]
  • 1954: Duff Cooper, English politician, diplomat, and author, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1890) [category: Deaths]
  • 1954: NBC makes the first coast-to-coast NTSC color broadcast when it telecast the Tournament of Roses Parade, with public demonstrations given across the United States on prototype color receivers. [category: Events]
  • 1955: Gennady Lyachin, Russian captain (d. 2000) [category: Births]
  • 1955: LaMarr Hoyt, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1955: Arthur C. Parker, American archaeologist and historian (b. 1881) [category: Deaths]
  • 1956: Kōji Yakusho, Japanese actor [category: Births]
  • 1956: Mark R. Hughes, American businessman, founded Herbalife (d. 2000) [category: Births]
  • 1956: Mike Mitchell, American basketball player (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1956: Sergei Avdeyev, Russian astronaut [category: Births]
  • 1956: Sheila McCarthy, Canadian actress and singer [category: Births]
  • 1956: Ziad Rahbani, Lebanese pianist and composer [category: Births]
  • 1956: A new year event causes panic and stampedes at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people. [category: Events]
  • 1956: Sudan achieves independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom. [category: Events]
  • 1957: Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece [category: Births]
  • 1957: Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish actress [category: Births]
  • 1957: Mark Hurd, American businessman [category: Births]
  • 1957: Seán South, Irish militant (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 1957: An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest. [category: Events]
  • 1957: George Town, Penang becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Elizabeth II. [category: Events]
  • 1958: Dave Silk, American ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1958: Grandmaster Flash, Barbadian rapper and DJ (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five) [category: Births]
  • 1958: Edward Weston, American photographer (b. 1886) [category: Deaths]
  • 1958: The European Economic Community is established. [category: Events]
  • 1959: Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghan pilot and astronaut [category: Births]
  • 1959: Andy Andrews, American tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1959: Azali Assoumani, Comorian politician, President of the Comoros [category: Births]
  • 1959: Michel Onfray, French philosopher [category: Births]
  • 1959: Panagiotis Giannakis, Greek basketball player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1959: Fulgencio Batista, dictator of Cuba, is overthrown by Fidel Castro's forces during the Cuban Revolution. [category: Events]
  • 1960: Michael Seibert, American ice dancer [category: Births]
  • 1960: Rayo de Jalisco, Jr., Mexican wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1960: Margaret Sullavan, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1909) [category: Deaths]
  • 1960: Cameroon achieves independence from France and the United Kingdom. [category: Events]
  • 1961: Fiona Phillips, English journalist [category: Births]
  • 1961: Sam Backo, Australian rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1961: Sam Palahnuk, American video game designer [category: Births]
  • 1962: United States Navy SEALs established. [category: Events]
  • 1962: Western Samoa achieves independence from New Zealand; its name is changed to the Independent State of Western Samoa. [category: Events]
  • 1963: Alberigo Evani, Italian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1963: Dražen Ladić, Croatian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1963: Jean-Marc Gounon, French race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1963: Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer [category: Births]
  • 1964: Dedee Pfeiffer, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1964: Juliana Donald, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1964: Bechara El Khoury, Lebanese politician, 6th President of Lebanon (b. 1890) [category: Deaths]
  • 1964: The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland is divided into the independent republics of Zambia and Malawi, and the British-controlled Rhodesia. [category: Events]
  • 1965: Andrew Valmon, American runner [category: Births]
  • 1965: John Sullivan, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1965: The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul, Afghanistan. [category: Events]
  • 1966: Anna Burke, Australian politician, 28th Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives [category: Births]
  • 1966: Ivica Dačić, Serbian politician, 95th Prime Minister of Serbia [category: Births]
  • 1966: Vincent Auriol, French politician, 16th President of the French Republic (b. 1884) [category: Deaths]
  • 1966: A twelve-day New York City transit strike begins. [category: Events]
  • 1966: After a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa assumes power as president of the Central African Republic. [category: Events]
  • 1967: Derrick Thomas, American football player (d. 2000) [category: Births]
  • 1967: Gorsha Sur, Russian ice dancer [category: Births]
  • 1967: Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Spanish director [category: Births]
  • 1967: Spencer Tunick, American photographer [category: Births]
  • 1967: Tim Dog, American rapper (Ultramagnetic MCs) [category: Births]
  • 1968: Davor Šuker, Croatian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1968: Felix Chong, Hong Kong screenwriter [category: Births]
  • 1968: Joey Stefano, American porn actor (d. 1994) [category: Births]
  • 1968: Miki Higashino, Japanese composer [category: Births]
  • 1969: Christi Paul, American journalist [category: Births]
  • 1969: Melissa DiMarco, Canadian actress and producer [category: Births]
  • 1969: Nicolle Dickson, Australian actress [category: Births]
  • 1969: Verne Troyer, American actor and stuntman [category: Births]
  • 1969: Bruno Söderström, Swedish pole vaulter (b. 1888) [category: Deaths]
  • 1970: Kimberly Page, American wrestling manager and actress [category: Births]
  • 1970: Sergei Kiriakov, Russian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1970: Unix time begins at 00:00:00 UTC/GMT. [category: Events]
  • 1971: Bobby Holík, Czech ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1971: Chris Potter, American saxophonist and composer [category: Births]
  • 1971: Juan Carlos Plata, Guatemalan footballer [category: Births]
  • 1971: Phoebus, Greek songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1971: Rodney Leinhardt, American wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1971: Sammie Henson, American wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1971: Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian saint (b. 1894) [category: Deaths]
  • 1971: Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television. [category: Events]
  • 1972: Barron Miles, American-Canadian football player [category: Births]
  • 1972: Garrett K. Gomez, American jockey [category: Births]
  • 1972: Lilian Thuram, French footballer [category: Births]
  • 1972: Yermakhan Ibraimov, Kazakh boxer [category: Births]
  • 1972: Maurice Chevalier, French actor (b. 1888) [category: Deaths]
  • 1973: Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Pakistani poet [category: Births]
  • 1973: Bryan Thao Worra, Laotian-American author, poet, and playwright [category: Births]
  • 1973: Danny Lloyd, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1973: Li Fang, Chinese tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1973: Magnus Sahlgren, Swedish guitarist (Lake of Tears, Dismember, and Tiamat) [category: Births]
  • 1973: Shelda Bede, Brazilian volleyball player [category: Births]
  • 1973: Sergei Kourdakov, Soviet navy officer and KGB agent (b. 1951) [category: Deaths]
  • 1973: Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Ireland are admitted into the European Economic Community. [category: Events]
  • 1974: Christian Paradis, Canadian politician [category: Births]
  • 1974: Giorgos Theodotou, Cypriot footballer [category: Births]
  • 1974: Hamilton Ricard, Colombian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1975: Becky Kellar-Duke, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1975: Bengt Sæternes, Norwegian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1975: Chris Anstey, Australian basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1975: Eiichiro Oda, Japanese illustrator [category: Births]
  • 1975: Fernando Tatís, Dominican baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1975: Joe Cannon, American soccer player [category: Births]
  • 1975: Mohamed Albuflasa, Bahraini poet [category: Births]
  • 1975: Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress [category: Births]
  • 1977: Andrei Stoliarov, Russian tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1977: Bobby Roode, Canadian wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1977: Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1977: Jerry Yan, Taiwanese actor and singer (F4) [category: Births]
  • 1977: Leoš Friedl, Czech tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1977: María de la Paz Hernández, Argentinian field hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1977: Charter 77 published its first document. [category: Events]
  • 1978: Nina Bott, German actress [category: Births]
  • 1978: Philip Mulryne, Irish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1978: Vidya Balan, Indian model and actress [category: Births]
  • 1978: Air India Flight 855 Boeing 747 crashes into the sea, due to instrument failure and pilot disorientation, off the coast of Bombay, India, killing 213. [category: Events]
  • 1978: The Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands becomes effective. [category: Events]
  • 1979: Brody Dalle, Australian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Distillers Spinnerette) [category: Births]
  • 1979: Fadi El Khatib, Lebanese basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1979: Koichi Domoto, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (KinKi Kids) [category: Births]
  • 1979: Formal diplomatic relations are established between China and the United States. [category: Events]
  • 1980: Elin Nordegren, Swedish-American model [category: Births]
  • 1980: Lazaros Agadakos, Greek basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1980: Pietro Nenni, Italian politician (b. 1891) [category: Deaths]
  • 1980: Victoria is crowned princess of Sweden. [category: Events]
  • 1981: Abdülkadir Koçak, Turkish boxer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Eden Riegel, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1981: Jonas Armstrong, Irish-English actor [category: Births]
  • 1981: Mladen Petrić, Croatian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1981: Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Australian pianist (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • 1981: Greece is admitted into the European Community. [category: Events]
  • 1981: Palau achieves self-government though it is not independent from the United States. [category: Events]
  • 1982: David Nalbandian, Argentinian tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1982: Egidio Arévalo Ríos, Uruguayan footballer [category: Births]
  • 1982: Luke Rodgers, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1982: Victor Buono, American actor (b. 1938) [category: Deaths]
  • 1982: Peruvian Javier Pérez de Cuéllar becomes the first Latin American to hold the title of Secretary-General of the United Nations. [category: Events]
  • 1983: Calum Davenport, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model [category: Births]
  • 1983: Park Sung-Hyun, South Korean archer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Thomas Morrison, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1983: The ARPANET officially changes to using the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet. [category: Events]
  • 1984: Alok Kapali, Bangladeshi cricketer [category: Births]
  • 1984: Cheung Kin Fung, Hong Kong footballer [category: Births]
  • 1984: Christian Eigler, German footballer [category: Births]
  • 1984: Michael Witt, Australian rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1984: Mohammed Ghaddar, Lebanese footballer [category: Births]
  • 1984: Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1984: Stefano Pastrello, Italian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1984: Alexis Korner, French-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blues Incorporated and Collective Consciousness Society) (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 1984: Brunei becomes independent of the United Kingdom. [category: Events]
  • 1984: The original American Telephone & Telegraph Company is divested of its 22 Bell System companies as a result of the settlement of the 1974 United States Department of Justice antitrust suit against AT&T. [category: Events]
  • 1985: Eyjólfur Héðinsson, Icelandic footballer and model [category: Births]
  • 1985: Jeff Carter, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1985: Steven Davis, Irish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1985: Tiago Splitter, Brazilian basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1985: Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905) [category: Deaths]
  • 1985: Sigerson Clifford, Irish poet, playwright, and civil servant (b. 1913) [category: Deaths]
  • 1985: The Internet's Domain Name System is created. [category: Events]
  • 1985: The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone. [category: Events]
  • 1986: Colin Morgan, Irish actor [category: Births]
  • 1986: Glen Davis, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1986: James Davis, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1986: Lee Sungmin, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Super Junior) [category: Births]
  • 1986: Pablo Cuevas, Uruguayan tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1986: Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902) [category: Deaths]
  • 1986: Aruba becomes independent of Curaçao, though it remains in free association with the Netherlands. [category: Events]
  • 1986: Spain and Portugal are admitted into the European Community. [category: Events]
  • 1987: Devin Setoguchi, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1987: Gilbert Brulé, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1987: Lloyd Haynes, American actor (b. 1934) [category: Deaths]
  • 1988: Ghazala Javed, Pakistani singer (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1988: Grzegorz Panfil, Polish tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1988: Nelufar Hedayat, Afghan-English journalist [category: Births]
  • 1988: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America comes into existence, creating the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States. [category: Events]
  • 1989: Aleka Stratigou, Greek actress (b. 1926) [category: Deaths]
  • 1989: The Montreal Protocol Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer comes into force. [category: Events]
  • 1990: Safaa Rashed, Iraqi weightlifter [category: Births]
  • 1990: Serkan Kurtuluş, Turkish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1990: David Dinkins is sworn in as New York City's first black mayor. [category: Events]
  • 1991: Berat Çetinkaya, Turkish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1992: Daniel Kofi Agyei, Ghanaian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1992: He Kexin, Chinese gymnast [category: Births]
  • 1992: Jack Wilshere, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1992: René Binder, Austrian race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1992: Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and navy officer, co-developed COBOL (b. 1906) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: Russia is officially formed. [category: Events]
  • 1993: Michael Olaitan, Nigerian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1993: A single market within the European Community is introduced. [category: Events]
  • 1993: Dissolution of Czechoslovakia: Czechoslovakia is divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic. [category: Events]
  • 1994: Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt, New Zealand physician and politician, 11th Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1900) [category: Deaths]
  • 1994: Cesar Romero, American actor (b. 1907) [category: Deaths]
  • 1994: Edward Arthur Thompson, Irish historian (b. 1914) [category: Deaths]
  • 1994: The North American Free Trade Agreement comes into effect. [category: Events]
  • 1994: The Zapatista Army of National Liberation initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican State of Chiapas. [category: Events]
  • 1995: Eugene Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902) [category: Deaths]
  • 1995: Fred West, English serial killer (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 1995: Sweden, Austria, and Finland are admitted into the European Union. [category: Events]
  • 1995: The Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe becomes the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. [category: Events]
  • 1995: The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves. [category: Events]
  • 1995: The World Trade Organization goes into effect. [category: Events]
  • 1996: Arleigh Burke, American admiral (b. 1901) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: Arthur Rudolph, German engineer (b. 1906) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: Curaçao gains limited self-government, though it remains within free association with the Netherlands. [category: Events]
  • 1997: Ivan Graziani, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan is appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations. [category: Events]
  • 1997: Zaire officially joins the World Trade Organization. [category: Events]
  • 1998: Helen Wills, American tennis player (b. 1905) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence. [category: Events]
  • 1998: The European Central Bank is established. [category: Events]
  • 1999: The Euro currency is introduced in 11 countries - members of the European Union (with the exception of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Greece and Sweden). [category: Events]
  • 2000: Colin Vaughan, Australian journalist (b. 1931) [category: Deaths]
  • 2001: Ray Walston, American actor (b. 1914) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: Julia Phillips, American film producer and author (b. 1944) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union's member states. [category: Events]
  • 2002: Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei. [category: Events]
  • 2002: The Open Skies mutual surveillance treaty, initially signed in 1992, officially comes into force. [category: Events]
  • 2003: Dumitru Tinu, Romanian journalist (b. 1940) [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: Joe Foss, American pilot, politician, and broadcaster, 20th Governor of South Dakota (b. 1915) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: In a vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College of Pakistan, and according to Article 41(8) of the Constitution of Pakistan, is "deemed to be elected" to the office of President until October 2007. [category: Events]
  • 2005: Eugene J. Martin, American painter (b. 1938) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Shirley Chisholm, American educator, politician, and author (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Dawn Lake, Australian comedian, actress, and singer (b. 1927) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Harry Magdoff, American journalist (b. 1913) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Hugh McLaughlin, Irish publisher and inventor, invented the Water hog (b. 1918) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Darrent Williams, American football player (b. 1982) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Leon Davidson, American engineer and scientist (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Roland Levinsky, South African scientist (b. 1943) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board. [category: Events]
  • 2007: Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages. [category: Events]
  • 2008: Harold Corsini, American photographer (b. 1919) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Peter Caffrey, Irish actor (b. 1949) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Pratap Chandra Chunder, Indian politician and author (b. 1919) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Salvatore Bonanno, American son of Joseph Bonanno (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Aarne Arvonen, Finnish super-centenarian (b.1897) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Claiborne Pell, American politician (b. 1918) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Nizar Rayan, Palestinian Hamas leader (b. 1962) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan Kenyan terrorist (b. 1960) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: 66 die in a nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand. [category: Events]
  • 2010: Lhasa de Sela, American-Mexican singer-songwriter (b. 1972) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: A suicide car bomber detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100 more. [category: Events]
  • 2011: Flemming Jørgensen, Danish singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (Bamses Venner) (b. 1947) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Marin Constantin, Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Reynaldo Dagsa, Filipino politician [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: A bomb explodes as Coptic Christians in Alexandria, Egypt, leave a new year service, killing 23 people. [category: Events]
  • 2012: Bob Anderson, English fencer, stuntman, and choreographer (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Carlos Soria, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1948) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli singer (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: A Moldovan civilian is fatally wounded by a Russian peacekeeper in the Transnistrian security zone, leading to demonstrations against Russia. [category: Events]
  • 2013: Allan Hancox, English-Kenyan judge, Chief Justice of Kenya (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Barbara Werle, American actress and singer (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Christopher Martin-Jenkins, English journalist (b. 1945) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Hugh Gillis, American politician (b. 1918) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Jack Davis, American football player (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Lloyd Hartman Elliott, American academic (b. 1918) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Lory Blanchard, New Zealand rugby player and coach (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Lucio Dell'Angelo, Italian footballer (b. 1938) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Michael Patrick Cronan, American graphic designer (b. 1951) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Moses Anderson, American bishop (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Patti Page, American singer and actress (b. 1927) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Robert Callahan, American judge (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Ross Davis, American baseball player (b. 1918) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Roz Howard, American race car driver (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: Yuri Alexandrov, Russian boxer (b. 1963) [category: Deaths]
  • 2013: At least 60 people are killed and 200 injured in a stampede after celebrations at Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. [category: Events]
  • 42_bc: The Roman Senate posthumously deifies Julius Caesar [category: Events]
  • 45_bc: The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time. [category: Events]
  • _: Basil the Great (Eastern Orthodox Church) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Constitution Day (Italy) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic (Slovakia) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Dissolution of Czechoslovakia related observances: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Earliest day on which Handsel Monday can fall, while January 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of the year. (Scotland) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Feast of the Circumcision of Christ (Eastern Orthodox Church) (Catholic Church) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (Lutheran Church) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: First-Foot (Scottish and Northern English Folklaw) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Founding Day (Taiwan) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Fulgentius of Ruspe [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Global Family Day (International) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Brunei from United Kingdom in 1984. [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Haiti from France in 1804. [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Sudan from United Kingdom in 1956. [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: January 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Tree Planting Day (Tanzania) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: New Year's Day (many countries around the world using the Gregorian calendar) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Public Domain Day [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State (Czech Republic) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Saint Telemachus [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, the Octave Day of Christmas, considered a holy day of obligation in some countries. (Catholic Church) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: The eighth day of Christmas (Western Christianity) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: The last day of Kwanzaa (United States) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: The presidents of Brazil and Switzerland take possession. [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Triumph of the Revolution (Cuba) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: World Day of Peace (Catholic Church) [category: Holidays and observances]