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January 22nd In Pop Culture History

1890 - The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio.

1943 - Spearfish, North Dakota experienced a forty-nine degree temperature change over the span of two minutes.

1946 - Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, now the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency).

1947 - KTLA began operating in Hollywood.

1954 - #1 Hit January 22, 1955 - February 4, 1955: Joan Weber - Let Me Go, Lover!

1968 - Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In debuted on NBC

1973 - Roe vs Wade: U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortions.

1977 - #1 Hit January 22, 1977 - January 28, 1977: Stevie Wonder - I Wish

1984 - Apple's "1984" advertisement ran (for the only time) at Superbowl XVII

1987 - Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shot and killed himself at a live, televised press conference.

1994 - #1 Hit January 22, 1994 - February 11, 1994: Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting - All For Love

1997 - Lottie Williams was the first human to be struck by a remnant of a space vehicle (Delta II rocket?) after re-entering the earth's atmosphere.

1999 - Gloria, Tango, Children of Heaven, Still Crazy and My Name is Joe were released in theaters.

2003 - Chappelle's Show debuted on Comedy Central.

January 22nd
Celebrity Birthdays


Francis Bacon (Sir) (1561)
Lord Byron (1788)
D.W. Griffith (1875, d.1948)
Thomas W. Ross (1875)
Constance Collier (1878)
Theodore Kosloff (1882, d.1956)
Conrad Veidt (1893, d.1943)
Matt McHugh (1894)
"Blind" Willie Johnson (1897)
Joe Gladwin (1906, d.1987)
Robert E. Howard (1906)
Mary Dresselhuys (1907, d.2004)
Ann Sothern (1909)
Richard Eastham (1918)
George Breakston (1920)
William Warfield (1920)
Diana Douglas (1923)
Sam Cooke (1931, d.1964)
Piper Laurie (1932)
Bill Bixby (1934)
Graham Kerr (1934)
Seymour Cassel (1935)
Addie "Micki" Harris (1940)
John Hurt (1940)
Michael Cristofer (1945)
Oliver (1945)
Malcolm McLaren (1946)
Andrew Rubin (1946)
Northern Calloway (1948, d.1990)
James P Pennington (1949)
Steve Perry (1949)
Teddy Gentry (1952)
Ace Vergel (1952)
Jim Jarmusch (1953)
Chris Lemmon (1954)
John Wesley Shipp (1955)
Steve Wiley (1956)
Linda Blair (1959)
Michael Hutchence (1960, d.1997)
Daniel Johnston (1961)
Robert Mailhouse (1962)
Maria Ellingsen (1964)
Diane Lane (1965)
Jazzy Jeff Townes (1965)
Ray Mayhew (1965)
Steven Adler (1965)
Brian McCardie (1965)
Olivia d'Abo (1967)
Guy Fieri (1968)
Christina Marie Leardini (1969)
Alex Ross (1970)
Brian Gaskill (1970)
Gabriel Macht (1972)
Larry Birkhead (1973)
Balthazar Getty (1976)
Matthew Newton (1977)
Christopher Matheson (1980)
Ben Moody (1980)
Willa Ford (1981)
Beverley Mitchell (1981)
Kevin Sheridan (1982)
Orianthi Panagaris (1985)
Daniel Wayne Smith (1986)
Ray Rice (1987)
Sami Gayle (1996)
Hikaru Walter Sulu (2179)
I don't know about being crazy, but my pile of clay eyebrows is getting larger everyday.


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