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Thread: This Day In History January 6

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    Cool This Day In History January 6

    6th day of 2011 - 359 remaining
    Thursday, January 6, 2011

    Yippee-i-o-ki-ay! On this day in 1880, America’s greatest silent-film cowboy star, Tom Mix, was born!

    How did the former Texas Ranger and rodeo star become a movie star? Easy -- at least for Tom Mix. He just walked on, rather he rode on to the set of Ranch Life in the Great Southwest. The year was 1909. Mix was just riding along somewhere in Oklahoma when he spotted the Selig Company film crew. The next thing he knew, he was roping a steer on camera.

    We could say he was roped into his film career. The Fox Film Corporation signed him as their feature star along with Theda Bara in 1915. By 1923, Mix was in the top 10 of highest paid film stars; with Mix and his horse, Tony, earning $4,000 a week.

    Disappointed moviegoers heard that their box-office favorite was a pretty poor cowboy. He had doubles to do his stunts or often faked them and he had accidentally shot himself. (A decade later, Mix admitted that his wife had shot him. She accused him of spousal abuse.) None of this hurt his career. Sixteen years after his first walk-on, Tom Mix became the highest paid movie star to that time. (Fox resigned him at $20,000 a week.) In 1932, Tony retired leaving Mix horseless.

    Eight years later, the silent-film great was killed in an accident in a horseless carriage ending the era of the silent-film cowboy.

    Events January 6

    1838 - The telegraph was demonstrated for the first time in public at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The person demonstrating the new invention, the telegraph’s inventor was, of course, Samuel F.B. Morse. It was another six years before Sam could figure out how to say, “What hath God wrought!” in dots and dashes.

    1896 - The first American women’s six-day bicycle race was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Imagine riding around and around the Garden for six days!

    1912 - The Land of Enchantment, the territory acquired by the U.S. as a result of the Mexican War, entered the United States of America this day as New Mexico, the 47th state. New Mexico is also referred to as the Sunshine State, but that irritates the residents of the Sunshine State of Florida, so we'll stick to the Land of Enchantment. Santa Fe, the oldest city in New Mexico, is also the state capital and has been the capital of the area since 1610. The state Bird is the roadrunner, not the cartoon, but the real thing. New Mexico has a multitude of state symbols including its own fossil: coelophysis, plus the state flower: yucca; tree: pinon; animal: black bear; vegetables: chili and frijol; gem: turquoise; and insect: tarantula hawk wasp. The state motto is in latin: Crescit eundo, which translates to “It grows as it goes.”

    1930 - The first diesel-engine automobile trip was completed this day. It ran 792 miles -- from Indianapolis, IN to New York City. This was a pretty long trip, right? It would cost quite a bit just in fuel and oil for the car, right? Wrong. The total cost of the run was $1.38.

    1938 - Trummy Young played trombone and sang with the Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra in New York City as Margie became Decca record number 1617.

    1941 - A young actor appeared for the first time in a new program on CBS radio titled, Home of the Brave. Along with others in the cast, this was Richard Widmark’s debut.

    1941 - Alice Marble made her professional tennis debut by defeating Ruth Hardwick of Great Britain at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    1942 - The first commercial around-the-world airline flight took place today. Pan American World Airways was the company credited with the historic feat.

    1945 - Future U.S. president George Bush married Barbara Pierce at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York.

    1946 - Ho Chi Minh won election as president of North Vietnam.

    1950 - Ronald Coleman starred as the president of Ivy College in the radio presentation, The Halls of Ivy.

    1952 - A regular feature of Sunday funny papers debuted. Peanuts was seen above the fold in newspapers across the U.S. The Charles Schulz creation became the most successful syndicated comic strip in history.

    1964 - England and France agreed to build a rail tunnel under the English Channel. Construction did not begin, however, until late 1987. Even then, the project took more than five years to complete.

    1966 - Duke Ellington’s concert of sacred music, recorded at 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, was broadcast on CBS-TV.

    1968 - Dr. Norman E. Shumway performed the first heart transplant on an adult patient in the U.S. at Stanford University Hospital. Shumway’s historic first heart transplant came four weeks after the first such operation in the world, by Dr. Christian Barnard, in South Africa. Barnard used techniques developed by Shumway at Stanford.

    1969 - The U.S. Presidential salary was raised from $100,000 to $200,000 per year.

    1971 - Berkeley chemists announced the first synthetic production of growth hormones.

    1974 - CBS radio returned to dramatic programming at night with the first broadcast of Radio Mystery Theatre, hosted by E.G. Marshall. The program debuted on 218 CBS network stations and remains a mainstay (even in syndication) for some stations today.

    1975 - ABC-TV joined the early morning news and information race as A.M. America debuted. Bill Beutel, long time WABC-TV news anchor (with Roger Grimsby), teamed up with Stephanie Edwards from LA. The show lasted ten months. ABC then introduced David Hartman in Good Morning America, which has given NBC’s Today show a solid run for the money for two decades.

    1979 - Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 was the #1 album in the U.S. The album was at the top of the charts for three weeks with these greatest hits: Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen}, Love Theme From 'Eyes of Laura Mars' (Prisoner}, My Heart Belongs to Me, Songbird, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, The Way We Were, Sweet Inspiration/Where You Lead, All in Love is Fair, Superman, and Stoney End.

    1980 - The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to their fourth Super Bowl since 1974 by eliminating the Houston Oilers 27-13 in the AFC title game. And the Los Angeles Rams shut out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-0 in the NFC championship game. (The Steelers defeated the Rams 24-19 in Super Bowl XIV on Jan 20.)

    1984 - Texaco Oil announced a bid to take over Getty Oil for an estimated $9.9 billion. The offer topped the previous record takeover bid by the DuPont Company for Conoco Oil in 1981 ($7.8 billion). 440 International recently turned down a $16.2 billion takeover bid by Acme Banana. They wanted to change this feature to Those Were the Peels and we thought that would be a big slip-up (argh! stop! ok...)

    1985 - Dan Marino passed for a record 421 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Miami Dolphins to a 45-28 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game. And the San Francisco 49ers were all over the Chicago Bears 23-0 in the NFC title game. (The 49ers defeated the Dolphins 38-16 in Super Bowl XIX on January 20.)

    1987 - After a 29-year lapse, the Ford Thunderbird was again presented with the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award. This was the first repeat winner of the award.

    1991 - Bank of New England was declared insolvent and the FDIC was appointed as its receiver. U.S. Federal regulators seized banks owned by Bank of New England Corporation in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine.

    1992 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on surgeons to stop using silicone gel breast implants because of safety questions. the FDA stopped short of an outright ban.

    1993 - The great jazz trumpeter, Dizzy Gillespie died of cancer at age 75. He has been credited with being a co-founder (w/Charlie Parker) of ‘bebop’ music and wrote many jazz numbers (Salt Peanuts, Night in Tunisia). Gillespie also created the ‘afro-cuban’ sound in jazz music. A few of the disciples who preached Dizzy’s gospel of bebop were Thelonious Monk, Earl ‘Bud’ Powell, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.

    1993 - Jim and Jennifer Stolpa were stranded by a blizzard on a desolate Nevada road with their five-month-old son, Clayton. Jennifer huddled in a tiny cliffside cave with Clayton while Jim trudged 48 miles through hip-deep snow to find help. Jennifer, who, like Jim, lost all her toes to frostbite as a result of the ordeal, says, “I can’t wear heels, I can’t wear sandals. I have to wear tennis shoes all the time. It kind of sucks.” Says Jim, “We really miss our toes.”

    1994 - Nancy Kerrigan, a favorite to win the women’s U.S. Figure Skating Championship, was assaulted after she finished a practice session in Detroit. The assailant used a blunt object to strike the skater on the right knee, although she recovered in time to compete in the Olympics. Four men, including Jeff Gillooly, the ex-husband of Kerrigan’s rival, Tonya Harding, were later sentenced to prison for their roles in the attack; Harding, who denied advance knowledge of the attack, received probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution.

    1995 - 12 Monkeys opened in U.S. theatres. The sci-fi, thriller stars Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, Jon Seda and Joseph Melito.

    1997 - The Sun erupted with a ‘coronal mass ejection’. The blast reached Earth on Jan 10, and may have played a role in the Jan 11 failure of the $200-million "Telstar 401" communications satellite.

    1998 - The NASA Lunar Prospector, the third robot mission of the Discovery program, was launched.

    1999 - Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, would marry his longtime girlfriend, public relations executive Sophie Rhys-Jones. The couple was married on June 19 that year at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

    2000 - Austrian banks Bank Austria and Creditanstalt agreed to a $40-million settlement with an estimated 1,000 Holocaust victims or their heirs for having confiscated their assets.

    2001 - With the defeated Vice President Al Gore presiding, the U.S. Congress formally certified George W. Bush (II) the winner of the squeaky close 2000 presidential election. After the formal count of the Electoral College vote, a stoic Gore declared, “May God bless our new president and vice president, and may God bless the United States of America.”

    2002 - Construction began to expand Camp X-Ray at the U.S. Guantanamo base in Cuba. The camp would house detainees from Afghanistan; the first prisoners arrived Jan 11.

    2003 - Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona called obesity the fastest growing cause of illness and death in the U.S.

    2003 - Thousands of U.S. Marines, sailors and soldiers headed for the Persian Gulf region, shipping out from California, Georgia and Maryland as the buildup for a possible war with Iraq accelerated sharply. And U.S. warplanes bombed Iraqi anti-aircraft radar sites that threatened pilots patrolling the southern ‘no-fly’ zone.

    2004 - The Ohio Lottery awarded $162 million to Rebecca Jemison (for the Dec 30 prize). Elicia Battle, who initially claimed to have lost the winning lottery ticket, recanted on Jan 8.

    2004 - China began a mass eradication of some 10,000 civet cats to stem a suspected link to SARS disease.

    2004 - A design consisting of two reflecting pools and a paved stone field was chosen for the World Trade Center memorial in New York.

    2005 - A freight train carrying chlorine gas struck a parked train in South Carolina. Eight people were killed and 240 others were injured, nearly all of them sickened by a toxic cloud that at nightfall persisted over the small textile town of Graniteville.

    2005 - Mexican President Vicente Fox announced that all Mexican children with cancer would receive free treatment for as long as they need it.

    2006 - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon underwent a second emergency surgery in as many days, following a massive stroke and brain hemorrhage. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Sharon’s doctors acknowledged that he “has probably suffered irreversible brain damage that would preclude his ever resuming office.”

    2007 - Mudslides and flash floods triggered by torrential downpours in Brazil killed at least 31 people and drove thousands from their homes during the past five days.

    2007 - A snow slide knocked two cars off the road and buried them in a high pass in Colorado. All eight people caught in the avalanche at Berthoud Pass were rescued alive. The avalanche was 100 feet wide and 15 feet deep.

    2007 - David Whelan and his son Andrew hit pay dirt with their metal detector in a farmer’s field near Harrogate, England. The pair discovered a Viking trove of coins and jewelry that had been buried for more than 1,000 years. The collection of valuable relics was traced to Ireland, France, Russia and Scandinavia.

    2008 - Five Iranian boats harassed and provoked three U.S. Navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz off the Iranian coast. The U.S. Navy Times newspaper later reported that a threatening radio message may have come from a prankster rather than from the Iranian vessels.

    2009 - South Korea announced its investment of some 50 trillion won ($38.1 billion) over four years on environmental projects in a “Green New Deal”. The project would spur slumping economic growth and create a million jobs.

    2009 - U.S. President George Bush (II) designated parts of three Pacific island chains as national monuments to protect them from oil and gas extraction and commercial fishing. The areas total some 195,274 square miles and include the Mariana Trench as well as waters and coral surrounding three islands in the Northern Mariana Islands, Rose Atoll in American Samoa and seven islands along the equator in the central Pacific Ocean.

    2010 - Gilbert Arenas, a Washington DC Wizards basketball guard, was suspended indefinitely without pay by National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern for carrying guns into the Wizards’ locker room. With each game he missed, lost some $147,200. In late 2010, Arenas was traded away from the Wizards to the Orlando Magic.

    2010 - Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon resigned as part of a deal with prosecutors following allegations that she stole gift cards that had been donated to the poor.

    Birthdays January 6

    1412 - Joan of Arc (Jeanne D’Arc)
    Maid of Orleans: French heroine: liberated the city of Orleans from the English; burned at the stake as a witch May 30, 1431; Roman Catholic saint

    1799 - Jedediah Smith
    explorer: helped to create Oregon Trail; 1st American to reach California by land, 1st to travel Pacific Coast from San Diego to Canada by land; killed by Comanche warriors in the spring of 1831 while looking for water on the Santa Fe Trail

    1878 - Carl Sandburg
    author: Abraham Lincoln; poet: Chicago, Grass, The People, Yes; folk balladeer: The American Songbag; died July 22, 1967

    1880 - Tom (Thomas Hezikiah) Mix
    actor: Ranch Life in the Great Southwest, On the Little Big Horn or Custer’s Last Stand, A Prisoner of Cabanas, Sagebrush Tom, The Chef at Circle G, Going West to Make Good, Rough-Riding Romance, Tom Mix in Arabia, Rustler’s Roundup, The Miracle Rider; over 300 films; died Oct 12, 1940; [see Silent Cowboy Day - above]

    1901 - Patrick Aherne
    actor: The Court Jester, Superman in Scotland Yard, Botany Bay, Lorna Doone, The Challenge, Warn That Man, Trouble Ahead; died Sep 30, 1970

    1903 - Francis L. Sullivan
    Tony-Award-winning actor: Witness for the Prosecution [1955]; The Return of Bulldog Drummond, Dinner at the Ritz, The Gables Mystery, ‘Pimpernel’ Smith, Behave Yourself!, Hell’s Island; played same role two film versions of the same novel: Jaggers in Charles ****ens’s Great Expectations [1934 and 1946]; died Nov 19, 1956

    1911 - Joey Adams (Joe Abromowitz)
    comedian: “He’s the kind of doctor who feels your purse -- watch it!” “A bore never opens his mouth unless he has nothing to say.”; died Dec 2, 1999

    1913 - Loretta Young (Gretchen Michaela Young)
    Academy Award-winning actress: The Farmer’s Daughter [1947]; Emmy Award-winning actress: Letter to Loretta [1959]; The Loretta Young Show, Big Business Girl, The Crusades, Doctor Takes a Wife, A Night to Remember, Rachel and the Stranger; died Aug 12, 2000

    1914 - Danny Thomas (Amos Jacobs)
    Emmy Award-winning Best Actor: Make Room for Daddy [1954]; philanthropist: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center, Memphis, TN; Marlo’s Dad; died Feb 6, 1991

    1916 - Eugene Maleska
    educator, crossword puzzle buff: created new puzzle designs and clue styles; crossword puzzle editor: NY Times; died Aug 5, 1993

    1916 - Phil (Philip Samuel) Masi
    baseball: catcher: Boston Bees, Boston Braves [all-star: 1945-1948/World Series: 1948], Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox; died Mar 29, 1990

    1920 - Early ‘Gus’ Wynn
    Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher: Washington Nationals [all-star: 1948], Cleveland Indians [World Series: 1954/all-star: 1955-1960], Chicago White Sox [World Series: 1959/Cy Young Award: 1959]; American League record: pitched 23 seasons: won an even 300 games; 20-game winner on five occasions; died Apr 4, 1999

    1921 - Louis Harris
    pollster: Louis Harris Poll

    1921 - Cary Middlecoff
    golf champion: Masters [1955]; U.S. Open [1949, 1956]; died Sep 1, 1998

    1924 - Earl Scruggs
    musician: banjo: groups: Bluegrass Boys, Foggy Mountain Boys: Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Ballad of Jed Clampett; Earl Scruggs Review [w/sons]; member: Grand Ole Opry

    1925 - John DeLorean
    engineer, U.S. automobile industry executive, founder of the DeLorean Motor Company; most well known for developing the Pontiac GTO muscle car, and the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car [the time machine driven by actor Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in the 1985 film Back to the Future]; died Mar 19, 2005

    1926 - Ralph (Theodore Joseph) ‘Hawk’ Branca
    baseball: pitcher: Brooklyn Dodgers [all-star: 1947-1949/World Series: 1947, 1949], Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees

    1926 - (George Francis) Pat Flaherty
    auto racer: Indianapolis 500 winner [1956]; died Apr 9, 2002

    1926 - Mickey Hargitay
    Mr. Universe [1955]; actor: The Loves of Hercules, Promises! Promises!, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Cool Million, Bloody Pit of Horror; TV exercise show host; married to actress Jayne Mansfield; died Sep 14, 2006

    1929 - Wilbert Harrison
    singer: Kansas City, Let’s Work Together; died Oct 26, 1994

    1929 - Vic Tayback (Tabback)
    actor: Alice; died May 25, 1990

    1931 - E.L. Doctorow
    author: Welcome to Hard Times, Ragtime

    1931 - ****ie Moore
    hockey: NHL: Montreal Canadiens: Stanley Cup Individual Record for points scored in a period [4: 3/25/54], Toronto Maple Leafs, SL Blues

    1933 - (Ray) Lee Walls
    baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs [all-star: 1958], Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, LA Dodgers: hit 3 home runs in ninth game played at LA Coliseum; died Oct 11, 1993

    1934 - Bobby Lord
    country singer: Without Your Love, Life Can Have Meaning, You and Me Against the World, Wake Me Up Early in the Morning; TV: Jubilee USA, Bobby Lord Show

    1935 - Nino Tempo
    sax musician, singer: Deep Purple [w/April Stevens]

    1935 - Paul Wilson
    singer: group: The Flamingos: I Only Have Eyes For You, Golden Teardrops, Ko Ko Mo [I Love You So], That’s My Desire; died May 6, 1988

    1936 - Ruben (Mora) Amaro, Sr.
    baseball: SL Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, NY Yankees, California Angels

    1936 - Darlene Hard
    tennis: Women’s Singles Champion: French Open [1960], US Open [1960, 1961]

    1937 - Lou Holtz
    football: college head coach: William and Mary: Southern Conference Championship [1970], North Carolina State: four bowl games, University of Arkansas : 6 bowl games, University of Minnesota: Independence Bowl, Notre Dame: Fiesta Bowl; pro football coach: NY Jets

    1937 - Doris Troy
    singer: Just One Look; died Feb 16, 2004

    1944 - Bonnie Franklin
    actress Applause, One Day at a Time

    1946 - Syd (Roger) Barrett
    musician: guitar, singer: solo: LPs: The Madcap Laughs, Barrett; group: Pink Floyd: Baby Lemonade, Effervescing Elephants, Golden Hair, She Took a Long Cold Look

    1951 - Don (Donald Edward) Gullett
    baseball: pitcher: Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976], NY Yankees [World Series: 1977]

    1951 - Kim Wilson
    musician: harmonica, singer: group: The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Tuff Enuff, Twist of the Knife, Why Get Up, Got Love If You Want It, Rock This Place, Stand Back, You Can’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover

    1953 - Gary Kloppenburg
    basketball coach: Reno Sharpshooters [ABA], Indiana Fever [WNBA]; assistant coach: UC San Diego, Indiana Fever, Phoenix Mercury, Charlotte Bobcats, Rockford Lightning, Quad City Thunder

    1953 - Malcolm Young
    musician: guitar: group: AC/DC: Let There Be Rock, Powerage, Highway to Hell, Back in Black, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, For Those About to Rock, Fly on the Wall, Who Made Who, Blow Up Your Video

    1955 - Rowan Atkinson
    actor: Johnny English, Scooby-Doo, Rat Race, Full Throttle, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hot Shots! Part Deux

    1957 - Nancy Lopez
    golf: four-time LPGA Player of the Year [1978, 1979, 1985, 1988]; Rookie of Year [1977]; three-time LPGA Champ; reached Hall of Fame by age 30 with 35 victories and 48 career wins

    1959 - Kathy Sledge
    singer: group: Sister Sledge: We are Family

    1960 - Paul Azinger
    golf champion: PGA [1993]

    1960 - Nigella Lawson
    cook, TV host: Nigella Bites, Forever Summer; columnist; writer: How to Be a Domestic Goddess; father is former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson

    1960 - Howie Long
    Pro Football Hall of Famer: L.A. Raiders; TV sportscaster: FOX NFL Sunday; actor: Broken Arrow

    1962 - Sean Landeta
    football: Towson State Univ; NFL: and has played for the NY Giants, LA/SL Rams, TB Buccaneers, GB Packers, Philadelphia Eagles

    1963 - Norm (Wood) Charlton
    baseball: pitcher: Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1990/all-star: 1992], Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies

    1964 - Charles Haley
    football: San Francisco 49ers: UPI National Football Conference defensive player of the year [1990]: Super Bowl XXIII, XXIV; Dallas Cowboys defensive end: Super Bowl XXVIII

    1964 - Mark O’Toole
    musician: bass: group: Frankie Goes to Hollywood: albums: Relax, Two Tribes, The Power Of Love, The Decline, Split & Aftermath, Legacy

    1968 - Joey Lauren Adams
    actress: Chasing Amy, Married with Children, Remembering Charlie , The Gunman, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, On the Ege, Harvard Man, Beautiful, Big Daddy

    1968 - John Singleton
    director, writer: Higher Learning, Poetic Justice, Boyz N the Hood

    1970 - Keenan McCardell
    football: Nevada-Las Vegas; NFL: Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, TB Buccaneers, SD Chargers

    1971 - Rob Valicevic
    hockey: Nashville Predators, LA Kings, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Dallas Stars

    1971 - Mike Wells
    football: Univ of Iowa; NFL: Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts

    1973 - Scott Ferguson
    hockey: Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks

    1974 - Marlon Anderson
    baseball: South Alabama; Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, SL Cardinals

    1974 - Paul Grant
    basketball: Boston College, Univ of Wisconsin; NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz

    1975 - Laura Berg
    U.S. World/Olympic softball: Gold medalist at Athens Olympics [2004]

    1975 - James Farrior
    football: football: Univ of Virgina; NFL: NY Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers

    1976 - Roberto Bergersen
    basketball: Boise State Univ; NBA: Sacramento Kings

    1976 - Johan Davidsson
    hockey: Anaheim Mighty Ducks, NY Islanders

    1976 - Mike Goff
    football: Univ of Iowa; NFL: Cincinnati Bengals, SDi Chargers

    1976 - Jeremy McKinney
    football: Univ of Iowa; NFL: Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys

    1976 - Danny Pintauro
    actor: Jury Duty: The Comedy, The Beniker Gang, Timestalkers, Cujo, Who’s the Boss?, As the World Turns

    1976 - Richard Zednik
    hockey: Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens

    1978 - Robert Bean
    football: Mississippi State Univ; NFL: Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars

    1978 - Bubba Franks
    football: Univ of Miami; NFL: Green Bay Packers, New York Jets

    1982 - Glenn Eller
    U.S. World/Olympic shooter: youngest man on 2004 Olympic shooting team [age 22]

    Chart Toppers January 6

    1945Don’t Fence Me In - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
    There Goes that Song Again - Russ Morgan
    I’m Making Believe - Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots
    I’m Wastin’ My Tears on You - Tex Ritter

    1954Oh! My Pa-Pa - Eddie Fisher
    Changing Partners - Patti Page
    The Gang that Sang ‘Heart of My Heart’ - The Four Aces
    Bimbo - Jim Reeves

    1963Telstar - The Tornados
    Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
    Hotel Happiness - Brook Benton
    Ruby Ann - Marty Robbins

    1972Brand New Key - Melanie
    American Pie - Don McLean
    Scorpio - Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band
    Would You Take Another Chance on Me - Jerry Lee Lewis

    1981(Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
    More Than I Could Say - Leo Sayer
    Love on the Rocks - Neil Diamond
    One in a Million - Johnny Lee

    1990Another Day in Paradise - Phil Collins
    Rhythm Nation - Janet Jackson
    Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic featuring Felly
    Who’s Lonely Now - Highway 101

    1999Lullaby - Shawn Mullins
    Hands - Jewel
    From This Moment On - Shania Twain
    You’re Easy on the Eyes - Terri Clark

    2008No One - Alicia Keys
    Clumsy - Fergie
    Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown featuring T-Pain
    Our Song - Taylor Swift

    Chart Topper January 6th, 1999...Hands - Jewel
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