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The 74th Golden Globes

The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Fallon and broadcasted by NBC. Some of the awards were won by Moonlight as Drama, La La Land as Musical and other six categories, becoming the most successful film in the Golden Globe Awards history. Best Performance in Drama was awarded to Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert.


Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

Nash suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left leg and was out of the lineup for seven weeks. The Lakers won three of four games after his return but next four games lost incuding the game against Houston, when Nash assisted on an Antawn Jamison jumper and become the fifth player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career assists.


"The 3:16 Game"

This game was the first one ever played under the league's new overtime rules. Underdogs Denver Broncos defeat Pittsburgh Steelers 29–23 with Tim Tebow connecting with Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass during the first round of the NFL playoffs. Denver lost their last 3 games by an average of 16 points leading up to the 3:16 game.


Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish returns to the club as manager

The King is Back. One of the club's biggest legends has returned to Anfield after his last spell as manager. Kenny Dalglish has returned to Liverpool after accepting an invitation from the lads at Fenway Sports Group to become a non-executive director of the board.

Bruno Mars is at #1 on the US singles chart with "Grenade"

The single reached number one in 15 different countries, giving Mars his third number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, and topping the Canadian Hot 100 for three non-consecutive weeks. "Grenade" was certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and seven Australian Recording Industry Association.

Tucson shooting

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot during a constituent meeting held in a supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, Arizona, in the Tucson metropolitan area. Six people died, including federal District Court Chief Judge John Roll; Gabe Zimmerman, one of Giffords' staffers; and a nine-year-old girl, Christina-Taylor Green.

Cinchona earthquake in Costa Rica

The Cinchona earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 6.1. The quake occurred in northern Costa Rica and was felt throughout Costa Rica and in southern central Nicaragua. At least 34 people were killed and at least 91 more injured.

The 34th People's Choice Awards are held

The ceremony was hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcasted on CBS. As Favourite Movie Stars were chosen Johny Depp and Reese Witherspoon. Joaquin Phoenix won Favourite Leading Man, Drew Barrymore won the Favourite Leading Lady. The Favourite Movie Drama was awarded to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Yvonne De Carlo, Lilly Munster in The Munsters, dies

De Carlo suffered a minor stroke in 1998. She later became a resident of the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital, in Woodland Hills, where she spent her last years. She died from heart failure and was cremated.

Mario is at #1 on the US singles chart with "Let Me Love You"

"Let Me Love You" held the number-one position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for 9 consecutive weeks and as of 2018 is Mario's biggest single. It also reached number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Internationally, it reached the number-one position on the singles charts in Germany, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.

The RMS Queen Mary 2 is christened by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Mary 2 is the only transatlantic ocean liner in line service between Southampton, England and New York City, New York, which operates for part of each year. The ship was designed by a team of British naval architects led by Stephen Payne and was constructed in France by Chantiers de l'Atlantique.

Canberra bushfires

Lightning ignited a fire near Yambulla on 6th January, north west of Genoa in East Gippsland. The main fire started on 8th January and it required significant firefighting resources. In total 15,725 personnel were directly engaged, supported by bulldozers and firebombing aircraft. No lives were lost.

Air Midwest Flight 5481 crashes

The aircraft crashed into a US Airways hangar and burst into flames 37 seconds after lift-off. All 19 passengers and 2 pilots on board died in the accident. The aircraft was operated by Air Midwest as US Airways Express.

The No Child Left Behind Act education reform bill is signed

NCLB was a U.S. Act of Congress that reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; it included Title I provisions applying to disadvantaged students. It is also based on the premise that setting high standards and establishing measurable goals could improve individual outcomes in education.

"What A Girl Wants" starts a two week run at #1

What a Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera is a song from her debut album. The song was released by RCA Records as the album's 2nd single, following the commercial success of the album's lead single Genie in a Bottle. It was written by Shelly Peiken and Guy Roche.

The principle of nicotine addiction is discovered

Dependence upon nicotin, which develops over time as a person continues to smoke. It is difficult to measure, because many mechanisms are involved. The risk for developing dependence is related to how much nicotine is in a product and how fast it can get to the user’s brain (cca 6 seconds for cigarettes).

Air Africa crashes

An overloaded Air Africa Antonov An-32B aircraft overshot the runway at N'Dolo Airport in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo after failing to take off and plowed into Kinshasa's Simbazikita street market. Four of six crew members survived, but 225 people died and 253 were seriously injured on the ground.


For first time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for followed the system in use since 1995. The Baseball Writers' Association of America voted by mail to select from recent major league players but no one tallied the necessary 75% support. That year no one was elected.


Alberto Tomba wins his first World Cup championship

Tomba won the Overall World Cup title by a massive margin. Tomba mania was in full flow. He was the most famous sportsperson in Italy and thousands of fans flocked to each World Cup race.

Space craft TM-18 launches into orbit

TM-18 was a two-day solo flight that docked with the Mir space station on January 10. The crew (Viktor Afanasyev, Yury Usachov, Valeri Polyakov) did research work in space flight medicine, primarily by cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov during his long-term flight, and accomplished 25 different experiments.

Chaka Demus and Pliers are at #1 in the UK

A Jamaican reggae duo Chaka Demus & Pliers recorded a reggae version of the Twist and Shout song, which was originally recorded by the Top Notes. The song has been covered by many artists including the Isley Brothers, the Beatles, the Tremeloes or the Who.


Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

Chicago Bulls in the game against Milwaukee Bucks won by a score of 120-95. During this game Michael Jordan scored his 20,000th career point. The moment came after 3 points shot. He did so in just his 9th NBA season and in his 620th NBA game. The only other player reached the scoring mark in a shorter amount time.

NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman

In 1992, Johnny Carson retired, and many fans believed that Letterman would become the host of The Tonight Show. When NBC instead gave the job to Jay Leno, Letterman departed NBC to host his own late-night show on CBS, opposite The Tonight Show. It was called the Late Show with David Letterman.

"42nd Street The Musical" closes on Broadway

An American musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. 42nd Street quickly became one of the most popular musicals and one of Broadway’s longest running shows. The show is a jukebox musical that includes songs that Dubin and Warren wrote for many other films at around the same time. Musical closes after over 3,400 performances and 6 previews.

AT&T agreed to break-up and sell its 22 Bell System firms

The monopoly, the Bell System, was split into entirely separate companies that would continue to provide telephone service. AT&T would continue to be a provider of long-distance service, while the now independent Regional Bell Operating Companies would provide local service.

American physicist John Mauchly dies

American physicist who, along with J. P. Eckert, designed ENIAC, the first general purpose electronic digital computer. Together they started the first computer company, EMCC. Mauchly died in Abington, Pennsylvania, during heart surgery following a long illness. He had 2 wifes (1st died aged 30) and 7 children.

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 15 first performed in Moscow

The 15th Symphony belongs to the period of Shostakovich's darkest music. It is clear that Shostakovich intends every move he makes in this symphony to be loaded with specific significance. Shostakovich's concern with death is clearer here than in any other earlier chamber work.

Dance Theatre of Harlem made its official debut

Dance Theatre of Harlem is a company consists mainly of black artists. Major role is to operate a school to train young people in ballet. Company enjoyed its official debut with a public performance at New York Guggenheim Museum, with three chamber ballets choreographed by Arthur Mitchell.

"We Can Work It Out" goes to #1 on the US singles chart

"We Can Work It Out" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It was first issued as a double A-side single with "Day Tripper". The release marked the first time in Britain that both tracks on an artist's single were promoted as joint A-sides. The song was number one on the US singles chart.

The Beatles start a six week run at #1 on the US album

Rubber Soul is the 6th studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. The original North American version of the album was altered by Capitol Records to include a different selection of tracks. Rubber Soul met with a highly favorable critical response and topped record charts in Britain and the United States for several weeks.

War on Poverty

President Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty during his State of the Union message before Congress. Johnson set in motion legislation creating programs such as Head Start, food stamps and Work Study. During Johnson's years in office, national poverty declined significantly.

Mona Lisa is exhibited in the US for the first time

Leona da Vinci’s Mona Lisa makes it’s first appearance in the United States, displayed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. President John F. Kennedy, came out that evening to view the famous painting. The next day, the exhibit opened to the public, and during the next three weeks an estimated 500,000 people came to see it.

Harmelen train disaster

It was a foggy day, and a Rotterdam to Amsterdam train was authorized to carry out a maneuver, protected by a red signal to stop trains approaching from Utrecht. An express train went from Utrecht to Rotterdam, and it's driver missed the warning signal, starting to brake too late. 93 people died.


Golfer Jack Nicklaus' first pro appearance

The U.S. Open was both Nicklaus' first major championship victory and his first professional win. This win over Arnold Palmer began the on-course rivalry between the two. Nicklaus came in 50th.

Charles de Gaulle is elected

De Gaulle was elected President by the electoral college with 78% of the vote. Upon becoming president, de Gaulle was faced with the urgent task of finding a way to bring to an end the bloody and divisive war in Algeria. De Gaulle arranged a cease-fire in Algeria and France recognized Algerian independence.

Elvis Presley records his 1st two songs

Elvis Presley aimed to record his first two songs: "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin". He came to offices of Sun Records and paid $4 for a few minutes of studio time to record a two-sided acetate disc. Elvis later disclosed that he intended the record as a birthday present for his mother.

William Randolph Hearst bans Citizen Kane ads

The story used to go that when famous movie gossip columnist and Hearst employee Hedda Hopper saw the film, she immediately told Hearst the portrait of him it painted was scathing and easily recognizable. Hearst’s minions then banned mentions of the movie from his papers and worked to keep Welles, the film's prodigy director/writer/lead actor, down without much involvement from their boss.

Superfluidity is discovered

Characteristic property of a fluid with zero viscosity which therefore flows without loss of kinetic energy. When stirred, a superfluid forms cellular vortices that continue to rotate indefinitely. Superfluidity occurs in two isotopes of helium when they are liquified by cooling to cryogenic temperatures.

Spectrophotometer is patented

Device for the measurement of transmittance or reflectance of solutions, transparent or opaque solids, such as polished glass, or gases. It is used in many industries including semiconductors, laser and optical manufacturing, printing and forensic examination, and for the study of chemical substances.

President Woodrow Wilson proposed his Fourteen Points

The American President Woodrow Wilson instructed Edward M. House to draft a US plan for the termination of "unethical" state behaviour, comprising forms of espionage and dishonesty. Measures against such manners included using any force that may be necessary.

Washington delivers the first State of the Union address

Washington delivers the first State of the Union address to the assembled Congress in New York City. He spoke of such pertinent matters as the recent accession of the important state of north Carolina, certain hostile tribes of Indians, and the need for uniformity in the currency, weights, and measures of the United States.

Handel's first opera "Almira" premieres

George Frideric Handel's first opera, composed when he was was a violinist in the opera orchestra at Hamburg and 19 years old. It was a great success. The opera was performed twenty times in total until its place was taken by Handel's next opera. Almira has a plot about a young Spanish queen and her marital issues.

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