1469 - Niccolo Machiavelli, Philosopher
1898 - Golda Meier, Israeli Prime Minister
1904 - Bing Crosby,Singer and Actor
1906 - Mary Astor, Actress
1928 - James Brown, Singer
1934 - Frankie Valli, Singer
1936 - Engelbert Humperdinck, Singer
Singers James Brown and Frankie Valli
1737 - Margaret Mitchell wins a Pulitzer Prize for her novel Gone with the Wind.
1794 - Joseph Haydn's "Clock Symphony" is first performed, at London's Haymarket Theatre. The second movement's ryhthmic tick-tock provides its nickname. ( Here's a link: Haydn's Symphony No. 101 in D major ("Clock Symphony") performed by Sir Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Recorded by Telarc in 1992. Enjoy!)
1960 - The musical The Fantastics opens in New York. It closes on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 shows.
1988 - The Reagan Administration acknowledges the use of astrological advice in scheduling the President's diary.
1999 - Bill Gates, American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer and investor, pledges $25 million over five years to help develop a vaccine AIDS.
2001 - The UN War Crimes Tribunal issues and arrest warrant for Serbian nationalist leader Slobodan Milosevic.
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