January 8 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1812 - Sigismond Thalberg, Swedish Composer, one of the most famous virtuoso pianists of the 19th century
1867 - Emily Balch, Economist, Sociologist, Pacifist
1924 - Ron Moody, Actor
1935 - Elvis Presley, Singer
1937 - Shirley Bassey, Singer
1942 - Stephen Hawking, Physicist and Author
1947 - David Bowie, Musician

Singer David Bowie

Features:  Composer Sigismond Thalberg and Elvis Presley

Sigismond Thalberg's Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 5. Francesco Nicolosi (pianist), with Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Mogrelia. 

Elvis Presley singing "My Way"

Historical Events

1705 - G.F. Handel's first opera, Almira, with German and Italian arias, is first performed, in Hamburg.

1889 - Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his electric tabulating machine, developed to process data for the 1890 U.S. Census. The 1880 census had taken seven years to tabulate.

1906 - Artur Rubinstein makes his New York debut as soloist in the piano concerto of Saint-Saens.

1958 - Fourteen-year-old Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championship.

Video Credit:

Elvis Presley "My Way" at YouTube, uploaded by elvispresleytube. Accessed January 8, 2014.
Sigismond Thalberg - Plays Piano Concerto in F-minor, Op. 5. YouTube, uploaded by KuhlauDilfeng2.  Accessed January 8, 2018. 

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3. Dateline. Sydney: Millennium House, (2006)
4. Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History, New 3rd Revised Ed. Simon & Schuster/Touchstone (1991)

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