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1879 William Fox (Hungarian-American Founder of Fox Movie Studios Hollywood) Hungarian Business Leaders Film Fox Entertainment Internet Movie Database
1933 Joe Orton (English Playwright, Actor) English Authors Plays Actors Biography.com
Performing Artists
1900 Xavier Cugat (Spanish Violinist, Bandleader) Spanish Performing Artists Folk and Ethnic Musicians Hispanic Performing Artists Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1909 Dana Andrews (Mississippi-born Actor) Mississippi Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1923 Milt Jackson (Detroit-born African-American Jazz Vibraphonist) Detroit Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1966 Michael Imperioli (New York-born Actor, Writer, Producer) New York Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Television Biography.com
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1963 Hank Williams (Alabama-born Country Musician, Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame) Hank Williams Country Musicians Amercian Composers Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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1890 The First Tournament of Roses Parade Is Held in Pasadena, California Pasadena, California Football Tournament of Roses Historic Firsts Learn California
1897 Atlanta University Defeats Tuskegee Institute in the First Football Game Between Two Traditionally African-American Colleges Alabama Sports Figures Georgia Sports Figures Football Historic Firsts African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1904 The L Street Brownies Hold Their First Annual New Year's Day Swim in Boston Harbor Boston, Massachusetts Swimming New Year's Day Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1921 In Washington, Host Everett H.S. Defeats Cleveland, Ohio's East Technical H.S. 16-7 to Claim the National H.S. Football Championship Everett, Washington Cleveland, Ohio Football HistoryLink
1926 The University of Alabama Football Team Wins the Rose Bowl Alabama Football University of Alabama Football The Rose Bowl Alabama State Archives
1929 Georgia Tech Wins the Rose Bowl 8-7 As California Center Roy Riegel Returns a Fumble 60 Yards into His Own End Zone for a Safety California Sports Figures Football Georgia Tech Football California Football The Rose Bowl New York Times University of Georgia
1938 Stanford University's Hank Luisetti, Inventor of the Jump Shot, Is the First Person to Score 50 Points in a College Basketball Game California Sports Figures Basketball Stanford Basketball Historic Firsts New York Times
1951 The Zenith Radio Corporation of Chicago Demonstrates the First Pay Television System Chicago Television Business Historic Firsts History Channel
1953 The University of Wisconsin Loses 7-0 to Southern California in the 39th Rose Bowl Pasadena, California Wisconsin Sports Figures Football Wisconsin Football USC Football The Rose Bowl Wisconsin Historical Society
1960 The Washington Huskies Crush the University of Wisconsin 44-8 in the Rose Bowl Pasadena, California Wisconsin Sports Figures Washington Sports Figures Football Washington University Football Wisconsin Football The Rose Bowl Wisconsin Historical Society
1962 The Beatles and the Tremeloes Audition for London Record Company Decca, Which Signs the Tremeloes but Not the Beatles English Performing Artists The Beatles Popular Musicians History Channel
2001 The University of Washington Defeats the Purdue Boilermakers 34-24 in the Rose Bowl Pasadena, California Washington Sports Figures Indiana Sports Figures Football Washington University Football Purdue Football The Rose Bowl HistoryLink

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