January 28, 2015
Today is 28th day of the year
338 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1833 - "General Gordon, British army commander, killed in the Sudan"
  • 1841 - "Sir Henry Morton Stanley, Sent to find the missing Dr Livingstone"
  • 1921 - "Alfred Marks, English comedian"
  • 1929 - "Acker Bilk, Jazz musician/clarinet player"
  • 1936 - "Alan Alda, American actor & television star of M*A*S*H"
  • 1944 - "Bobby Ball, British stage comedian of 'Cannon & Ball' fame"
  • 1948 - "Mikhail Baryshnikov, Soviet ballet dancer"
  • 1959 - "Dave Sharp, Of the group 'The Alarm'"
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events today

  • 1547 - King Henry VIII of England died
  • 1896 - The first ever speeding fine in Britain was given
  • 1932 - "Japanese forces occupied Shanghai, and then went on to invade the rest of China"
  • 1935 - Iceland became the first country to legalise abortion
  • 1953 - Derek Bentley was hanged after being convicted for murdering a policeman
  • 1957 - Prince Charles spent his first day at school
  • 1984 - Snooker player Kirk Stevens scored a maximum 147 break
  • 1986 - "The space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take off, killing all onboard"
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