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Notable Historical Events for January 22nd

1980Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov & Jelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky

2010Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.

2006Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game

1998Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time

1973George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

199017th American Music Award: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

1988Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1989After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Fransisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

1969Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1831Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam

January 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 22nd

1960Michael Hutchence, Australia, rock vocalist/actor (INXS-Dogs in Space)

1561Francis Bacon, Strand, London, statesman/essayist (Novum Organum), (d. 1626)

1440Ivan III, the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505)/conquered Lithuania

1934Bill Bixby, San Francisco California, actor (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian)

1904George Balanchine [Giorgi Balanchivadze], ballet composer/choreographer, (d. 1983), [OS=Jan 9]

1875D.W. Griffith, LaGrange, Kentucky, American film director/producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)

January 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 22nd

1960Comedic actor Bob Denver (25) weds Maggie Ryan in California

2006Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (37) weds American guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood (44) at Kyoto, Japan

1942Novelist Anthony Burgess (25) weds Llewela Jones

2005Business magnate and "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump (56) weds former model Melania Knauss (34) at the Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida

January 22nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 22nd

1973Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64

1995Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mother of pres JFK, RFK, & Ted, dies at 104

January 22nd Deaths
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