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Notable Historical Events for January 15th

1998Dino Ciccarelli is traded for the fourth time, from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Florida Panthers

1989Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

1972Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels

1994Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL

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

1942FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WW II

1971George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"

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

January 15th Historical Events
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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)

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

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

January 15th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 15th

1930Businesswoman Estée Lauder (23) weds businessman Joseph Lauder

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

January 15th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 15th

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

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

January 15th Deaths
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