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January 24th In Pop Culture History

41 - Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated.

1848 - Gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill, Coloma, California by James W. Marshall.

1899 - The US patent (#618128) for a rubber 'safety heel' was issued to Humphrey O'Sullivan

1922 - The 'Eskimo Pie', an ice cream centre covered in chocolate, was patented (#1404539) by Christian K. Nelson of Onawa, Iowa.

1935 - The 1st beer in a can - 'Krueger Cream Ale' is sold by the Kruger Brewing Company.

January 24, 1950 Birthday (fictional) Chucky, Chucky, Horror, Film

1950 - A microwave oven patent (#2495429) was issued to Percy LeBaron Spencer under the title 'Method of Treating Foodstuffs'.

1963 - Buddy Rogers and Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWWF wrestling champ and Thesz becomes NWA champion.

1976 - #1 Hit January 24, 1976 - January 30, 1976: Diana Ross - Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)

January 24, 1979 Birthday (fictional) Dean Winchester, Supernatural, TV

Janury 24, 1984 The Apple Macintosh was released.

1987 - #1 Hit January 24, 1987 - February 6, 1987: Billy Vera and the Beaters - At This Moment

1995- Live coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial began. Day-time network soap operas were pre-empted for almost nine months.

2003 - The United States Department of Homeland Security officially began operation.

2014 - I, Frankensein debuted in theaters.

January 24th Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words...

Estelle Winwood (1893)
Henry King (1886, d.1982)
Walter Keirnan (1902)
Ann Todd (1909)
Tiny Winters (1909)
Mark Goodson (1913)
Ernest Borgnine (1917, d.2012)
John McLiam (1918)
Don Saddler (1920)
Jerry Maren (1920)
Marvin Kaplan (1924)
William Hudson (1925)
Georges Lautner (1926)
Michael Serrault (1928, d.2007)
Ron Townson (1933)
Zeke Carey (1933)
Doug Kershaw (1936)
Jack Scott (1936)
Ray Stevens (1939)
Aaron Neville (1941)
Michael Chapman (1941)
Neil Diamond (1941)
Julie Bennett (1943)
Sharon Tate (1943, d.1969)
Michael Ontkean (1946)
Warren Zevon (1947, d.2003)
Michael Des Barres (1948)
John Belushi (1949, d.1982)
Daniel Auteuil (1950)
Yakov Smirnoff (1951)
Brian Matthews (1953)
Adrian Edmondson (1957)
Jools Holland (1958)
Benny Medina (1958)
Vic Reeves (1959)
Nastassja Kinski (1961)
Phil LaMarr (1967)
John Myung (1967)
Mary Lou Retton (1968)
Stephanie Romanov (1969)
Matthew Lillard (1970)
Saalman Raelyn (1971)
Tonya Crowe (1971)
Ed Helms (1974)
Kristen Schaal (1978)
Tatyana M. Ali (1979)
Nicole Marie Lenz (1980)
Witold Kieltyka (1984, d.2007)
Mischa Barton (1986)
Ricky Ullman (1986)
Callan McAuliffe (1995)
Nick Nervies (1995)
"I'm making a citizen's arrest."
"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead."
- Warren Zevon

Rest well, my friend

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