“Born Today” \tMeryl Davis (29) \tEden Riegel (35) \tElin Nordegren (36) \tLauren Silverman (39) \tJonah Peretti (42) \tCarmen Ejogo (43) \tDanny Lloyd (43) \tTameka Foster (45) \tMr. Lawrence (47) \tVerne Troyer (47) \tMorris Chestnut (47) \tSpencer Tunick (49) \tDedee Pfeiffer (52) \tGrandmaster Flash (58) \tGary Johnson (64) \tNicole Miller (64) \tMax Azria (67) \tFrank Langella (78) Featured Above \tPocahontas (RIP) \tJohn Smith (RIP) \tPaul Revere (RIP) \tBetsy Ross (RIP) “Died Today” \tHank Williams (Born: September 17, 1923 / Died: January 1, 1953) \tMaurice Chevalier (Born: September 12, 1888 / Died: January 1, 1972) \tGrace Hopper (Born: December 9, 1906 / Died: January 1, 1992) \tCesar Romero (Born: February 15, 1907 / Died: January 1, 1994) \tTownes Van Zandt (Born: March 7, 1944 / Died: January 1, 1997) \tHelen Wills Moody (Born: October 6, 1905 / Died: January 1, 1998) \tRay Walston (Born: November 2, 1914 / Died: January 1, 2001) \tShirley Chisholm (Born: November 30, 1924 /Died: January 1, 2005) “Movies” \t1972 - J. W. Coop \t1982 - Madman \t1982 - Pennies from Heaven “Music” \t1956 - Bill Haley's 'Rock Around the Clock' went to No.1 on the UK singles chart for the second time. The single is often cited as the biggest-selling vinyl rock and roll single of all time with sales over 25m. \t1959 - Johnny Cash played a free concert for the inmates of San Quentin Prison, California. \t1964 - The Beach Boys recorded "Fun Fun Fun" at United Western Recorders in Hollywood, California. https://www.youtube.com/watch?vn4FOiVM4bQc \t1966 - Simon and Garfunkel started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Sounds Of Silence', a No.13 hit in the UK. \t1968 - Billboard magazine reported that for the first time albums had outsold singles in the US with album sales reaching over 192 million units. \t1969 - Marmalade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Beatles song 'Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da', which features on The White Album. \t1972 - Three Dog Night started the New Year with the new Adult #1--"An Old Fashioned Love Song". https://www.youtube.com/watch?vAM7zb5FMmLM \t1977 - Wings flew over the U.K. chart with "Mull Of Kintyre", a song that would go on to be #1 for nine weeks \t1982 - ABBA made their final live appearance as a group when they played in Stockholm, Sweden. \t1989 - Nirvana signed a one-year recording contract with Sub Pop records. \t1994 - One of Mariah Carey's last great songs, "Hero" was #1 “TV/Radio” \t1930 - "The Cuckoo Hour" was heard for the first time on the NBC-Blue Network, which later became ABC Radio. \t1957 - BBC Television aired its new rock & roll show 'Cool For Cats' for the first time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?vdfTZuDfyrv0 \t1964 - The first edition of the BBC TV show Top Of The Pops was transmitted from an old church hall in Manchester, England. \t1971 - Tobacco ads representing $20 million dollars in advertising were banned from TV and radio broadcast. \t1985 - Although they have since strayed far, far, far away, VH-1 premiered as an adult contemporary video channel. \t1992 - The ESPN Radio Network was officially launched. indiesocal.com “Other Important Events...” \t1622 - The Papal Chancery adopted January 1st as the beginning of the New Year (instead of March 25th). . \t1840 - The first recorded bowling match was recorded in the U.S. \t1863 - U.S. President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that all slaves in the rebel states were free. \t1934 - Alcatraz Island officially became a Federal Prison. alcatrazcruises.com \t1934 - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) began operation. \t1939 - The Hewlett-Packard partnership was formed by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. \t1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued a declaration called the "United Nations." \t1959 - Fidel Castro overthrew the government of Fulgencio Batista, and seized power in Cuba. \t1968 - Evel Knievel, stunt performing daredevil, lost control of his motorcycle midway through a jump of 141 feet over the ornamental fountains in front of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. https://youtu.be/Vo_E8hpgNNY \t1975 - The magazine "Popular Electronics" announced the invention of a person computer called Altair. MITS, using an Intel microprocessor, developed the computer. \t1984 - AT&T was broken up into 22 Bell System companies under terms of an antitrust agreement with the U.S. Federal government. \t1990 - David Dinkins was sworn in as New York City's first black mayor. \t1993 - Czechoslovakia split into two separate states, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The peaceful division had been engineered in 1992. \t1994 - Bill Gates, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft and Melinda French were married. pinterest.com \t1994 - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect. \t1995 - The World Trade Organization came into existence. The group of 125 nations monitors global trade.