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Notable Historical Events for January 21st

1987B.B. King is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

1987Muddy Waters is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

1992Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll)

1989Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer

1983President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid

1977US President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders

199653th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta

199552th Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange

1950T. S. Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in NYC

January 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 21st

1824Thomas Jackson ["Stonewall"], Clarksburg, Virginia, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed), (d. 1863)

1976Emma Lee Bunton, "Baby Spice", Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)

1887Georges Vezina, Chicoutimi Quebec, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Vezina Trophy)

1940Jack Nicklaus, Columbus Ohio, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76)

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Notable Deaths on January 21st

1924Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53

1950George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

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