Historical Events In January - 02
Monday, 03 August 2020
1955 Jose Antonio Remon, president of Panama (1952-55), assassinated on this day in history.
1956 On January - 02 poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections
1959 On January - 02 cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
1959 USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for first lunar fly-by, first solar orbit on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history first redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax)
1960 On January - 02 john Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
1960 Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony premieres on this day in history.
1960 Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for President on this day in history.
1960 Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60 on January - 02.
1961 On January - 02 hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14ºF recorded atop Haleakale
1961 On this day in history bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies
1962 On this day in history nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
1963 On January - 02 dick Powell, actor/director (Dick Powell Theater), dies at 58
1964 Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan on this day in history.
1964 Failed assassination attempt on President Nkrumah of Ghana on this day in history.
1965 Martin Luther King Jr begins a drive to register black voters on January - 02.
1965 On this day in history obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
1965 On January - 02 university of Alabama quarterback Joe Namath signs with the New York Jets football team for a reported $400,000.
1965 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, composer, dies at 63 on January - 02.
1968 Christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant on this day in history.
1968 The birth of Cuba Gooding Jr, American actor on January - 02.
1968 On this day in history the worlds first heart transplant is carried out
1968 Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies on January - 02.
1969 On January - 02 "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
1969 FLQ bombs are discovered in Ottawa on January - 02.
1969 On this day in history georges Renevant, actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74
1970 On January - 02 dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
1970 US population is 293,200,000; Black population 22,600,000 (11.1%) on this day in history.
1970 On January - 02 piotr Rytel, composer, dies at 85
1971 A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66 on January - 02.
1972 Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars on January - 02.
1974 On this day in history u.S. President Nixon signs into law a national highway speed limit of 55 miles per hour.
1974 Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres on this day in history.
1974 Tex Ritter, country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67 on January - 02.