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Notable Historical Events for January 15th

1997Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin

196250th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (86 06 64 64)

1922Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st Premier

1895Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)

1934Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)

1947The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.

1535Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England

1984Hana Mandlikova ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak

1972Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels

199042 year old George Foreman KOs Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City

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Notable Birthdays on January 15th

1951Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat)

1908Edward Teller, Budapest Hungary, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project), (d. 2003)

1975Mary Pierce, Montreal Quebec, tennis star (1995 Australian Open)

1929Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta, American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964)

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Notable Weddings on January 15th

1955Film director Stanley Kubrick (26) weds theatrical designer Ruth Sobotka (29)

1930Businesswoman Estée Lauder (23) weds businessman Joseph Lauder

January 15th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 15th

1983Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80

1947Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia (b. 1924)

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