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January 5th History

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January 5th In Pop Culture History

1889 - The word hamburger first appeared in print in the Walla Walla Union, a Walla Walla, Washington, newspaper.

1905 - The National Association of Audubon Society incorporated.

1914 - The Ford Motor Company announced an eight-hour workday and that it would pay a "living wage" of at least $5 for a day's labor.

1933 - San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge construction began

1945 - Pepe LePew debuted in Warner Brother's Odor-able Kitty

1949 - President Harry S Truman labeled his administration the "Fair Deal"

1957 - Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retired rather than be traded to New York Giants

1971 - Former boxing heavyweight champion "Sonny" Liston's (36) corpse found (he probably died Dec 30, 1970)

1991 - #1 Hit January 5, 1991 - January 18, 1991: Madonna - Justify My Love

1998 - Vandals decapitated Copenhagen's Little Mermaid

1970 - All My Children premiered on ABC

1975 - Broadway Show - The Wiz (Musical) January 5, 1975

1980 - #1 Hit January 5, 1980 - January 18, 1980: KC and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go

1991 - Blossom debuted on NBC

1995 - Daytime soap opera All My Children celebrated its 25th anniversary.

2008 - #1 Hit January 5, 2008 - March 14, 2008: Flo Rida featuring T-Pain - Low

January 5th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Albert van Dalsum (1889)
Cora Witherspoon (1890)
Johan Boskamp (1891)
Francesca Bertini (1892)
Elizabeth Cotten (1895, d.1987)
Jack Wagner (1897)
Jeane Dixon (1904, d.1997)
George Dolenz (1908)
Hugh Brannum (1910, d.1987)
Jean-Pierre Aumont (1911, d.2001)
George Reeves (1914, d.1959)
Jane Wyman (1917, d.2007)
Sam Phillips (1923)
Wolf Morris (1925)
Robert Earle (1926)
Wilbert Harrison (1929)
Richard Hayes (1930)
Robert Duvall (1931)
Dany Saval (1940)
Michael O'Donoghue (1940)
Grady Thomas (1941)
Miyazaki Hayao (1941)
Charlie Rose (1942)
Cliff Potts (1942)
Diane Keaton (1946)
Ted Lange (1948)
Thom Mooney (1948)
George Brown (1949)
Chris Stein (1950)
Pamela Sue Martin (1953)
Steve Archer (1953)
Bryan Hitt (1954)
Chen Kenichi (1956)
Vincent Calloway (1957)
Suzy Amis (1958)
Clancy Brown (1959)
Joel Wyner (1962)
Perry Fenwick (1962)
Rick Ambrose (1963)
Ted Harris Poley (1964)
Vinnie Jones (1965)
Robert Townsend (1966)
Kate Schellenbach (1966)
Ricky Paull Goldin (1967)
Joe Flanigan (1967)
Carl Evans (1968)
Carrie Ann Inaba (1968)
Marilyn Manson (1969)
Paul McGill (1969)
Ray Morgan (1975)
Kylie Bax (1975)
Bradley Cooper (1975)
Matt Wachter (1976)
January Jones (1978)
Garette Patrick Ratliff (1980)
Brooklyn Sudano (1981)
Amanda Hearst (1984)
Michael Cuccione (1985, d.2001)
Kristin Cavallari (1987)
Max Baldry (1996)

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