January 1 (New Year's Day)
1735 Revolutionary War hero and silversmith Paul Revere was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Paul Revere
1745 Revolutionary War leader Anthony Wayne was born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.
1808 Importation of slaves into the US was prohibited (the Act of March 2, 1807, went into effect).
1831 The Liberator, edited by William Lloyd Garrison, began publication in Boston, Massachusetts. It became the leading abolitionist journal in America.

William Lloyd Garrison and The Liberator
1832 William Lloyd Garrison established the New England Anti-Slavery Society in the basement of the African Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts.
1863 Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, announced on September 22, 1862, went into effect. Lincoln proclaimed the slaves to be free only in the states that were fighting for independence, over which he had no control. The slaves in the states that remained loyal to the union of which Lincoln was commander in chief would continue to to be slaves. Here are actual words from the emancipation proclamation delivered on September 22, 1862:
That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.
On January 1, 1863 Lincoln listed the states and parts of states that were fighting for independence and therefore were forbidden by him from keeping slaves:
Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James Ascension, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans) Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth[)], and which excepted parts, are for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued.

And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.

1879 Author E. M. Forster was born in London, England.
1911 Baseball slugger Hank Greenberg was born in New York City.
1919 Writer J. D. Salinger was born in New York City.

J. D. Salinger and his best selling novel
1928 The Milam Building in San Antonio, Texas, became the first office building in America to have air-conditioning.

Milam Building in San Antonio
1942 Anti-war singer and songwriter "Country" Joe McDonald was born in Washington, D. C.

"Country" Joe McDonald
1990 The World Wide Web made its debut.
1991 Prices were freed in Czechoslovakia.

January 2
46 Biographer Plutarch (Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus) was born in Chaeronea, Boeotia, Greece.
1752 Philip Freneau, poet, editor, sea captain, satirist of Tories, and a strong supporter of Jefferson, was born in New York City.
1920 Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov was born near Smolensk in Russia.
1924 The Simon and Schuster publishing house was founded.
1931 US troops left Nicaragua.
1936 Country and western singer, songwriter, and musician Roger Miller was born in Ft. Worth, Texas.
1963 Baseball pitcher David Cone was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

January 3
106 BC Libertarian orator Marcus Tullius Cicero was born in Arpinum, Italy.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
1777 George Washington's army defeated British troops at Princeton, New Jersey.

Victory at Princeton
1793 Lucretia Mott, antislavery leader and one of the founders of the women's rights movement in America, was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
1870 Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge began.

Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn Side
1892 Author and philologist J. R. R. Tolkien was born at Bloemfontein, South Africa.
1909 Comedian, conductor, and pianist Borge Rosenbaum (Victor Borge) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Victor Borge
1911 Movie director John Sturges was born in Oak Park, Illinois.
1932 Actor Dabney Coleman was born in Austin, Texas.
1945 Musician and songwriter Stephen Stills was born in Dallas, Texas.
1956 Actor and film maker Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York.

Mel Gibson as William Wallace

January 4
1643 Physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, England.

Isaac Newton
1746 Physician, patriot, and humanitarian opponent of alcohol abuse Benjamin Rush was born in Byberry, Pennsylvania.
1754 Kings College (Columbia University) was founded in New York.
1809 Louis Braille, inventor of a touch system of reading and writing for the blind, was born in Coupvray, France.
1813 Shorthand inventor Isaac Pitman was born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.
1838 World famous entertainer and midget Charles Stratton (General Tom Thumb) was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
1935 Olympic middleweight boxing champion (1952) and world heavyweight boxing champion (1956 and 1960) Floyd Patterson was born in Waco, North Carolina.
1936 Billboard magazine published its first list of best selling records.
1937 Actress Dyan Cannon was born in Tacoma, Washington.
1949 Libertarian essayist, critic, and speaker Roy Childs was born Buffalo, New York.

Roy Childs

January 5
1767 Economist Jean-Baptiste Say was born in Lyon, France.

Jean-Baptiste Say
1782 British troops withdrew from Wilmington, North Carolina.
1794 Agriculturalist and secession leader Edmund Ruffin was born in Prince George County, Virginia.
1855 King Camp Gillette, inventor of the safety razor, was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
1920 The New York Yankees acquired Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox.

Babe Ruth
1931 Actor Robert Duvall was born in San Diego, California.

Robert Duvall
1940 Edwin H. Armstrong demonstrated FM broadcating in a long distance relay network in five states.

January 6
1799 Mountain man, fur trader, and explorer Jedediah Smith was born in Jericho (now Bainbridge), New York.
1811 Charles Sumner, politically powerful opponent of slavery, was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
1838 Samuel Morse first successfully tested his telegraph at the Speedwell Ironworks near Morristown, New Jersey.

Samuel Morse
1861 New York City Mayor Fernando Wood proposed that if the Union is dissolved, New York should become a free city and trade with both the North and the South.
1913 Movie and TV actress Loretta Young was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1916 Crossword-puzzle editor Eugene Maleska was born in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1924 Bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs was born in Flint Hill, North Carolina.

Earl Scruggs
1936 The US Supreme Court invalidated the Agricultural Adjustment Act. They ruled that paying farmers to get them to restrict production was an attempt by Congress to regulate agricultural production, which Congress had no authority to do.
1952 Hallmark Hall of Fame premiered on TV.
1957 Golf champion Nancy Lopez was born in Torrance, California.
1973 Libertarian Party candidates John Hospers and Tonie Nathan received one Electoral College vote for President and Vice President of the United States. Toni Nathan became the first woman of any party to receive an Electoral College vote when Roger MacBride cast his ballot for her.

January 7
1718 Revolutionary War leader Israel Putnam was born in Salem Village, Massachusetts.

Israel Putnam
1912 The New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams was born in Westfield, New Jersey.
1913 Yankee first baseman (1949-1953) and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Johnny "Big Cat" Mize, was born in Demorest, Georgia.

Johnny Mize
1922 Actor Vincent Gardenia (Vincent Scognamiglio) was born in Naples, Italy.
1927 The Globetrotters played their first basketball game in Hinckley, Illinois.
1978 Baseball star Alfonso Soriano was born in San Pedro de Marcoris, Dominican Republic.

January 8
1851 Jean Foucalt demonstrated that the Earth rotates on its axis.
1862 Publisher Frank Doubleday was born in Brooklyn, New York.
1904 Peter Arno, cartoonist who satirized cafe society, was born in New York City.
1912 Actor, producer, writer, and director Jose Ferrer was born in Santurse, Puerto Rico.
1926 Comedian Soupy Sales (Morton Supman) was born in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
1935 Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock and Roll," was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.

The King

January 9
1925 Actor Lee Van Cleef was born at Somerville, New Jersey.
1929 The Seeing Eye association to train guide dogs for the blind was incorporated.
1934 Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr was born in Montgomery, Alabama.
1936 Yankee pitcher (1956-1957, 1959-1964) Ralph Terry was born in Big Cabin, Oklahoma.
1941 Folksinger Joan Baez was born on Staten Island, New York.

Joan Baez
1941 Actress Susannah York was born in London, England.
1951 Singer Crystal Gayle (Brenda Gayle Webb) was born in Paintsville, Kentucky.
1959 Rawhide premiered on CBS starring Eric Flemming as trail boss Gil Favor and Clint Eastwood as ramrod Rowdy Yates.

Eric Flemming and Clint Eastwood
1967 Singer and musician Dave Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
1986 Tasha Faumuina Soares Halliday was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tasha Halliday

January 10
1776 Common Sense by Thomas Paine was published anonymously. It called for total independence from England. Within a few months 150,000 copies of this pamphlet were sold.

Common Sense

1834 Historian John Acton was born in Naples, Italy.
1901 In New York, the Automobile Club of America announced it will install signs on major highways.
1904 Ray Bolger, singer, dancer, and movie star, who played the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ray Bolger
1943 Singer and song writer Jim Croce was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1945 Pop music star Rod Stewart was born in London, England.
1949 World Heavyweight Boxing Champion George Foreman was born in Marshall, Texas.
1953 Rock singer Pat Benatar was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Pat Benatar

January 11
1926 TV producer Grant Tinker was born in Stamford, Connecticut.
1930 Don Mossi, baseball card star, was born in St. Helena, California.

1935 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo from California to Hawaii.

Amelia Earhart

January 12
1729 Edmund Burke, statesman and social philosopher, was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Edmund Burke and his best book
1905 Western singer Woodward "Tex" Ritter was born in Murvaul, Texas.

"Tex" Ritter
1944 Joe Frazier, heavyweight boxing great, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina.
1951 Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
1966 Batman premiered on TV.


January 13
1777 Thomas Paine published his second American Crisis essay in which he coined the name "United States of America."
1808 Salmon Chase, who spent much of his life fighting slavery and was popularly known as "attourney general for runaway Negros," was born in Cornish, New Hampshire.
1832 Horatio Alger, author of rags-to-riches stories, was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
1910 Lee de Forest managed the world's first radio broadcast to the public in New York City.
1926 Dancer and actress Gwen Verdon was born in Los Angeles, California.
1961 Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Elaine on Sienfeld, was born in New York City.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

January 14
1784 The American Congress of the Confederation ratified the Treaty of Paris by which Great Britain recognized American independence.
1794 Jesse Bennett performed the first successful Cesarean section. The patients were his wife and child.
1875 Albert Schweitzer, missionary, doctor, philosopher, theologian, author, and musician, was born in Kayserberg, Upper Alsace, France.

Albert Schweitzer
1892 Film producer, director, and writer Harold (Hal) Roach was born in Elmira, New York.
1941 Actress Faye Dunaway was born in Bascom, Florida.

Faye Dunaway
1952 The Today show premiered on TV with Dave Garroway as the host.

January 15
1623 Algernon Sidney, whose writings inspired American revolutionaries and abolitionists, was born in Kent, England.
1777 The Vermont (New Hampshire Grants) convention at Westminster declared independence from New York.
1804 Slavery was abolished in New Jersey.
1809 Individualist anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was born in Besancon, France.

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
1857 William Lloyd Garrison, at the State Disunion Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts, declared, "No union with slaveholders."

William Lloyd Garrison
1915 TV and movie actor Lloyd Bridges was born in San Leandro, California.

Lloyd Bridges
1973 President Richard Nixon called a halt to the US offensive in Vietnam.
1981 Hill Street Blues premiered on TV.
2009 Sully Sullenberger safely landed an Airbus 320 on the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey after a flock of geese flew into the plane and caused its engines to fail. His skill and quick thinking saved the lives of all 150 passengers and all 5 crew members.

Captain Sullenberger and Airbus 320

January 16
1778 The French government recognized American independence.
1786 The Virginia legislature passed a religious freedom law that protected Virginians against any requirement to attend or support any church. This statute was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. It was the model for the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
1831 Joseph Henry invented the electric engine.
1853 Tire manufacturer Andre Michelin was born in Paris, France.
1909 Loud musical comedy star Ethel Zimmerman (Ethel Merman) was born in Queens, New York.
1911 Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jay "Dizzy" Dean was born in Lucas, Arkansas.
1948 Suspense-movie director John Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York.
1959 Singer Sade (Helen Folasade Adu) was born in Ibadan, Nigeria.

1980 Baseball star Albert Pujols was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

January 17
1706 Benjamin Franklin, scientist, inventor, publisher, diplomat, and autodidact was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Benjamin Franklin
1771 Novelist, historian, and editor Charles Brockden Brown, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1781 General Daniel Morgan with 940 men defeated Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton and 1150 men, capturing 600 prisoners in the Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina.

Daniel Morgan in the middle of the battle at Cowpens
1899 Author Nevil Shute Norway was born in London, England.
1922 Comic TV actress Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois.

Betty White
1929 The sailor Popeye appeared for the first time in E. C. Segar's newspaper comic strip "Thimble Theatre."

Popeye the Sailor

1929 Singer Eartha Kitt was born in North, South Carolina.

Eartha Kitt and Santa

1931 Actor James Earl Jones was born in Arktabula, Mississippi.
1942 Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. (Muhammad Ali), boxing champion and draft resister, was born in Louisville, Kentucky.

Muhammad Ali
1956 Actor David Caruso was born in Queens, New York.
1962 Comedian and movie star Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

January 18
1779 Peter Roget, compiler of Roget's Thesaurus, was born in London, England.
1864 Opponents of the Confederate conscription law held meetings in western North Carolina.
1882 A. A. Milne, author of Winnie the Pooh, was born in London, England.
1892 Comedian Oliver Hardy was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

Oliver Hardy by himself and with Stan Laurel
1904 Actor Archibald Leach (Cary Grant) was born in Bristol, England.

Cary Grant
1913 Actor, comedian, singer, and dancer Danny Kaye (David Daniel Kaminski) was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Danny Kaye
1955 Actor and film maker Kevin Costner was born in Compton, California.

January 19
1736 James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, was born in Greenock, Scotland.
1749 Printer, editor, and almanac publisher Isaiah Thomas was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an early opponent of British laws against the people of Massachusetts.
1808 Lysander Spooner, libertarian natural-rights philosopher, abolitionist, and entreprenuer was born in Athol, Massachusetts.

Lysander Spooner
1809 Mystery writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Edgar Allan Poe
1813 Engineer, inventor, and businessman Henry Bessemer was born in Charlton, Hertfordshire, England.
1839 Painter Paul Cezanne was born in at Aix-en-Provence, France.

Paul Cezanne self-portrait between two of his other works
1922 Geological survey finds the U.S. has only enough oil to last for 20 years.
1931 TV news anchorman Robin MacNeil was born in Montreal, Canada.
1939 Pop singer Phil Everly was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Don and Phil Everly
1943 Blues singer Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas.
1946 Singer, composer, and actress Dolly Parton was born in Locust Ridge, Tennessee.

Dolly Parton
1949 Singer Robert Palmer was born in Babley, England.

January 20
1732 Richard Henry Lee, leader for American independence, was born in Westmorland County, Virginia.
1775 Physicist, mathematician, and founder of electrodynamics, Andre Ampere was born in St. Nizier, Lyon, France.
1783 British and American Commissioners signed a "cessation of hostilities" agreement at Versailles, France.
1892 The first official basketball game was played in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1896 Comedian Nathan Birnbaum (George Burns) was born in New York City.

George Burns

1942 Singer and actress Shelley Fabares was born in Santa Monica, California.
1956 Comedian Bill Maher was born in New York City.
1981 The 52 captives held at the United States Embassy in Teheran, Iran, were released after being prisoners for 444 days.
2004 The estate of McDonald's restaurant heir Joan Kroc donated $1.5 billion to the Salvation Army.

January 21
1738 Farmer, businessman, writer, philosopher, and Revolutionary War leader Ethan Allen was born in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Ethan Allen statue and painting of him taking over Fort Ticonderoga
1743 Steamboat pioneer, inventor, gunsmith, clockmaker, and surveyor John Fitch was born at East Windsor, Connecticut.
1868 Chemist Felix Hoffman was born in Ludwigsburg, Germany. While working for the Bayer company he developed the pain-killing drug they named Asprin.
1922 Actor Telly Savalas was born in Garden City, New York.
1938 Disk jockey Woolfman Jack (Robert Smith) was born in Brooklyn, New York.
1940 Golfing great Jack Nicklas was born in Columbus, Ohio.
1941 Singer and guitarist Richie Havens was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Richie Havens
1950 Singer and songwriter Billy Ocean (Leslie Charles) was born in Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago.

Billy Ocean
1957 Actress Geena Davis was born in Ware, Massachusetts.

Geena Davis
1963 Basketball star Hakeem Olajuwan was born in Lagos, Nigeria.
1977 President Jimmy Carter granted full pardons to all Vietnam War draft evaders.

January 22
1561 Essayist Francis Bacon was born in London, England.
1875 Movie pioneer, director, and producer D. W. Griffith was born at LaGrange, Kentucky.
1912 The privately financed railroad from Key West to mainland Florida, built by Henry Morrison Flagler, was completed.
1931 Pop singer Sam Cooke was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Sam Cooke

January 23
1737 Revolutionary War leader John Hancock was born in Braintree, Massachusetts.
1783 Novelist Stendhal (Marie Henri Beyle) was born in Grenoble, France.
1832 Painter Edouard Manet was born in Paris, France.

Edouard Manet between two of his most famous paintings
1919 Comedian and TV pioneer Ernie Kovacs was born in Trenton, New Jersey.

Ernie Kovacs and some of the characters he portrayed on his TV show such as Percy Dovetonsils (right)
1975 Barney Miller premiered on ABC.

January 24
1749 Libertarian political leader Charles James Fox was born in London, England.
1776 Henry Knox reached Cambridge, Massachusetts, with 43 cannon and 16 mortars captured from Fort Ticonderoga, New York.

Transporting cannon from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston
1862 Author Edith Wharton was born in New York City.
1915 TV game-show creator and producer Mark Goodson was born in Sacramento, California.
1916 The US Supreme Court ruled the income tax unconstitutional.
1935 Canned beer went on sale for the first time in Richmond, Virginia. The beer cans were flat tops made by the American Can Company, and they were filled with Krueger's Ale and Krueger's Beer.

The first brand of canned ale
1949 Comedian John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois.
1951 Comedian Yakov Smirnoff was born in Odessa, Ukraine.
1984 Apple's first MacIntosh personal computer went on sale.

January 25
1627 Physicist, chemist, and author Robert Boyle was born at Lismore, Ireland.
1759 Poet Robert Burns was born in Ayrshire, Scotland.
1775 Americans dragged cannon up Gun Hill Road in the Bronx to fight the British invaders.
1981 Singer and songwriter Alicia Keys was born in Harlem, New York.

Alicia Keys

January 26
1911 Aviator Glenn Curtiss made the first successful takeoff from water.
1913 Songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen (Edward Chester Babcock) was born in Syracuse, New York.
1925 Movie star, salad dressing salesman, and philanthropist Paul Newman was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

Paul Newman
1934 The Apollo theater opened in Harlem, New York.

Apollo Theater
1935 Bob Uecker, comedian, sportscaster, and baseball player was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1942 Actor Scott Glenn was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1955 Guitarist Eddie Van Halen was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
1958 Singer Anita Baker was born in Toledo, Ohio.
1958 Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1961 Ice-hockey great Wayne Gretsky was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

January 27
1756 Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1832 Charles Dodgeson (Lewis Carroll), author and mathematician, was born in Cheshire, England.

Lewis Carroll between illustrations from Alice in Wonderland
1885 Composer Jerome Kern was born in New York City.
1945 Soviet troops freed the prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
1973 The military draft ended in the USA.

January 28
1648 John Lilburne published the pamphlet A Defiance to Tyrants.
1813 Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was published.

Jane Austen
1841 Explorer and journalist Henry Stanley was born in Denbigh, Wales.

Henry Stanley
1915 Woodrow Wilson vetoed a bill that would have imposed a literary test on immigrants to America. (It was eventually imposed in 1917 and followed by the quota system in 1921.)

January 29
1737 Thomas Paine, revolutionary theorist and writer, was born in Thetford, England.
1860 Anton Chekhov, playwright and short-story writer, was born in Taganrog, Russia.

Anton Chekhov
1880 Comedian, actor, and juggler W. C. Fields was born in Darby, Pennsylvania.

W. C. Fields
1900 The American League of Baseball Clubs was organized.
1909 Metropolitan Life opened the tallest office building in the world at One Madison Avenue in New York City.

Metropolitan Life Building
1936 The first five players were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson.

Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson

1943 Actress Katherine Ross was born in Los Angeles, California.
1945 Actor Tom Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan.

Tom Selleck
1960 Champion diver Greg Louganis was born in San Diego, California.

January 30
1866 Poet Gelett Burgess was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
1930 Actor Gene Hackman was born in San Bernadino, California.
1933 The Lone Ranger was first broadcast on WXYZ radio in Detroit, Michigan.
1937 Chess champion Boris Spassky was born in Leningrad, USSR.
1951 Singer and songwriter Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, England.
1959 Singer Jody Watley was born in Chicago, Illinois.

January 31
1797 Composer Franz Peter Schubert was born in Vienna, Austria.
1865 Congress proposed the 13th Amendment, outlawing slavery.
1872 Western story writer Zane Grey (Pearl Grey) was born in Zanesville, Ohio.
1915 TV host and comedy writer Garry Moore (Thomas Garrison Morfit) was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
1919 Baseball star Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia.

Jackie Robinson
1923 Carol Channing, Broadway musical-comedy star, was born in Seattle, Washington.
1931 Baseball star Ernie Banks was born in Dallas, Texas.
1937 Actress Suzanne Pleshette was born in New York City.
1947 Pitching star Nolan Ryan was born in Refugio, Texas.

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