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  • 2017: DEATH: Ken Morrison, English supermarket tycoon (Morrisons), dies at 85
  • 2016: EVENT: Iowa Caucuses: Republican Ted Cruz defeats Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton beats Bernie Sanders by a coin toss
  • 2014: EVENT: American businessman and lawyer Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner
  • 2013: DEATH: Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian boxer (Olympic gold light welterweight 1956), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 80
  • 2013: EVENT: 21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan
  • 2008: EVENT: Canadian jockey Russell Baze rides his 10,000th career winner aboard Two Step Cat in 3rd race at Golden Gate Fields, Albany, CA; prevails in a 3-horse photo finish
  • 1993: EVENT: NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman
  • 1991: BIRTHDAY: Jasmine Tookes, Model , born in Huntington Beach, CA
  • 1991: BIRTHDAY: Jasmine Tookes , Model , born in Huntington Beach, CA
  • 1986: BIRTHDAY: Lotta Nieminen , Illustrator , born in Finland
  • 1986: BIRTHDAY: Lotta Nieminen, Illustrator , born in Finland
  • 1986: BIRTHDAY: Jorrit Bergsma, Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 10,000m 2014; World Single Distance C'ship 2013, 15, 17, 19), born in Oldeboorn, Netherlands
  • 1974: BIRTHDAY: David Meca, Spanish open water swimmer (World C'ship gold 10k 2000, 25k 2005), born in Sabadell, Spain
  • 1973: BIRTHDAY: Tiia Reima, Finnish ice hockey center (bronze Olympics 1998; World C'ships 1990, 92, 94, 97, 99; 4 x Euro C'ship gold), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1972: BIRTHDAY: Geoff Sanderson, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All Star 1994, 97; World C'ships gold 1994, 97; Hartford Whalers, Columbus Blue jackets), born in Hay River, Canada
  • 1971: BIRTHDAY: Tommy Salo, Swedish ice hockey goalie (Olympic gold 1994; World C'ship gold 1998; NHL All Star 2000, 02; Edmonton Oilers), born in Surahammar, Sweden
  • 1970: EVENT: Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss the economy of Northern Ireland
  • 1966: BIRTHDAY: Michelle Akers, American soccer forward (Olympics gold 1996, World Cup 1991, 99), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1964: EVENT: French sisters Christine Goitschel (gold) and Marielle Goitschel (silver) become first female siblings to win Olympic gold and silver in the same event when they dominate the slalom in Innsbruck
  • 1961: BIRTHDAY: Volker Fried, German field hockey player (Olympic gold 1992; silver 1984, 88; 290 caps), born in Osnabrück, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • 1957: BIRTHDAY: Dennis Brown, Jamaican reggae singer ("Money In My Pocket"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1999)
  • 1956: EVENT: Hayes Alan Jenkins leads only US sweep of Olympic men's figure skating medals at the Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Games; Ronald Robertson wins silver with bronze to Jenkins' younger brother, David
  • 1956: BIRTHDAY: Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NJ Devils) and coach (St. Louis Blues 2003-07), born in Newmarket, Canada
  • 1955: BIRTHDAY: Virginia Leng, British equestrian rider (World C'ship individual 1986; Olympic silver x 2, bronze x 2 1984, 88), born in Malta
  • 1948: EVENT: Finland goes 1-2 in the Nordic combined event at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Heikki Hasu takes gold ahead of teammate Martti Huhtala
  • 1948: EVENT: Finland goes 1-2 in the Nordic combined event at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Heikki Hasu takes gold ahead of team mate Martti Huhtala
  • 1944: BIRTHDAY: Paul Blair, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1969, 73; World Series 1966, 70, 77-78; Gold Glove Award 1967, 69–75; Baltimore Orioles), born in Cushing, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1943: DEATH: Foy Draper, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1936 WR 39.8s), dies in action as a USAF pilot at 31
  • 1941: BIRTHDAY: Franco Nones, Italian cross country skier (Olympic gold 30k 1968; first non-Scandinavian and Soviet/Russian male to win Olympic cross-country gold), born in Castello-Molina di Fiemme, Italy
  • 1941: BIRTHDAY: Anatoli Firsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; 8 x World C'ship gold), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2000)
  • 1931: BIRTHDAY: Madeleine Berthod, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic gold women's downhill 1956), born in Château d'Oex, Vaud, Switzerland
  • 1922: DEATH: William Desmond Taylor [Deane-Tanner], Irish director & actor (The Awakening, Broken Coin), murdered at 49
  • 1922: DEATH: William Desmond Taylor [Deane-Tanner], Irish director and actor (The Awakening, Broken Coin), murdered at 49
  • 1907: BIRTHDAY: Alan Strode Campbell Ross, professor (coined the terms U & non-U)
  • 1905: BIRTHDAY: Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist
  • 1903: BIRTHDAY: Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)
  • 1900: BIRTHDAY: Clarence "Bud" Pinkston, American diver (Olympic gold 10m platform, silver 3m springboard 1920), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1961)
  • 1462: BIRTHDAY: Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer, born in Trittenheim, Germany (d. 1516)
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