Historical Events In January - 01
Thursday, 15 April 2021
1954 Rose & Cotton Bowl are first sport colorcasts on January - 01.
1954 On this day in history yugoslav parliament chairman/Vice President Milovan Djilas criticize communism
1955 Bhutan issues its first postage stamps on this day in history.
1956 On January - 01 elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville
1956 On this day in history sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) gains independence from Britain & Egypt
1957 France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Republic on this day in history.
1957 International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-month year) on this day in history.
1957 Ruth Draper, US elocutionist, dies at 67 or 72 on this day in history.
1958 On this day in history bOAC Britannia flies London to New York in a record 7hours 57minutes
1958 European Community (later to become the European Union) is born on this day in history.
1958 On January - 01 european Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
1958 Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White on this day in history.
1958 David Broekman, musican (Think Fast), dies at 55 on this day in history.
1959 Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dominican Republic on this day in history.
1959 Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community on January - 01.
1959 On this day in history fidel Castro leads Cuban revolutionaries to victory over Fulgencio Batista.
1959 On January - 01 rohan Kanhai completes 256 vs India at Calcutta
1960 On January - 01 bank of France issues new franc, worth 20¢
1960 Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France on January - 01.
1960 Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars on this day in history.
1960 On January - 01 montserrat adopts constitution
1960 US census at 179,245,000 on this day in history.
1960 Margaret Sullavan, actress (Back Street), overdose at 48 on January - 01.
1961 On January - 01 largest check issued, National Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)
1961 Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11 on this day in history.
1962 On January - 01 beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
1962 Navy SEAL teams established on this day in history.
1962 On January - 01 rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
1962 Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand; Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa on January - 01.
1962 Diego Martínez Barrio, Spanish president (1939), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1963 G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank on this day in history.
1964 Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved on this day in history.
1964 Alf Hall, cricketer (S Afr lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies on this day in history.
1965 International Cooperation Year begins on this day in history.