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Sunday 14 January 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Ratification Day (United States)

Events

  • 1972 – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
  • 1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
  • 1953 – Josip Broz Tito is inaugurated as the first President of Yugoslavia.
  • 1950 – The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
  • 1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel by airplane while in office when he travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
  • 1784 – American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States - Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain.
  • 1639 – The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
  • 1343 – Arnošt of Pardubice becomes the last bishop of Prague and, subsequently, the first Archbishop of Prague.

Births

  • 1992 – Chieh-Yu Hsu, American tennis player
  • 1985 – Joel Rosario, Dominican-American jockey
  • 1984 – Erick Aybar, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Marc Broussard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1981 – Hyleas Fountain, American heptathlete
  • 1980 – Cory Gibbs, American soccer player
  • 1972 – Kyle Brady, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Dave Grohl, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer
  • 1969 – Jason Bateman, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1968 – LL Cool J, American rapper and actor
  • 1966 – Dan Schneider, American TV-producer
  • 1966 – Rene Simpson, Canadian-American tennis player (d. 2013)
  • 1965 – Slick Rick, English-American rapper and producer
  • 1964 – Shepard Smith, American television journalist
  • 1963 – Steven Soderbergh, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Michael McCaul, American lawyer and politician
  • 1962 – Patricia Morrison, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1959 – Geoff Tate, German-American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1957 – Anchee Min, Chinese-American painter, photographer, and author
  • 1952 – Maureen Dowd, American journalist and author
  • 1952 – Sydney Biddle Barrows, American businesswoman and author
  • 1950 – Arthur Byron Cover, American author and screenwriter
  • 1949 – Lamar Williams, American bass player (d. 1983)
  • 1949 – Lawrence Kasdan, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1949 – Mary Robison, American short story writer and novelist
  • 1948 – Carl Weathers, American football player and actor
  • 1948 – John Lescroart, American author and screenwriter
  • 1948 – T Bone Burnett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1947 – Bev Perdue, American educator and politician, 73rd Governor of North Carolina
  • 1947 – Taylor Branch, American historian and author
  • 1945 – Kathleen Chalfant, American actress
  • 1944 – Nina Totenberg, American journalist
  • 1943 – Holland Taylor, American actress and playwright
  • 1943 – Shannon Lucid, American biochemist and astronaut
  • 1942 – Dave Campbell, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1941 – Faye Dunaway, American actress and producer
  • 1941 – Gibby Gilbert, American golfer
  • 1940 – Julian Bond, American academic and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1940 – Ron Kostelnik, American football player (d. 1993)
  • 1938 – Allen Toussaint, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1938 – Billie Jo Spears, American country singer (d. 2011)
  • 1938 – Jack Jones, American singer and actor
  • 1937 – Leo Kadanoff, American physicist and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1937 – Sonny Siebert, American baseball player
  • 1936 – Clarence Carter, American blues and soul singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer
  • 1933 – Stan Brakhage, American director and producer (d. 2003)
  • 1932 – Don Garlits, American race car driver and engineer
  • 1930 – Johnny Grande, American pianist and accordion player (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Garry Winogrand, American photographer and author (d. 1984)
  • 1928 – Gerald Arpino, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2008)
  • 1926 – Frank Aletter, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1926 – Tom Tryon, American actor and author (d. 1991)
  • 1925 – Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-French engineer and businessman, founded Orangina (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Moscelyne Larkin, American ballerina (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Carole Cook, American actress and singer
  • 1923 – Fred Beckey, American mountaineer and author
  • 1921 – Kenneth Bulmer, American author (d. 2005)
  • 1921 – Murray Bookchin, American author and philosopher (d. 2006)
  • 1919 – Andy Rooney, American soldier, journalist, critic, and television personality (d. 2011)
  • 1915 – Mark Goodson, American game show producer, created Family Feud and The Price Is Right (d. 1992)
  • 1914 – Harold Russell, Canadian-American soldier and actor (d. 2002)
  • 1912 – Tillie Olsen, American short story writer (d. 2007)
  • 1911 – Anatoly Rybakov, Russian-American author (d. 1998)
  • 1909 – Brenda Forbes, English-American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1909 – Joseph Losey, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1908 – Russ Columbo, American singer, violinist, and actor (d. 1934)
  • 1906 – William Bendix, American actor (d. 1964)
  • 1904 – Emily Hahn, American journalist and author (d. 1997)
  • 1901 – Alfred Tarski, Polish-American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1983)
  • 1901 – Bebe Daniels, American actress (d. 1971)
  • 1896 – John Dos Passos, American novelist, poet, and playwright (d. 1970)
  • 1892 – Hal Roach, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1992)
  • 1882 – Hendrik Willem van Loon, Dutch-American historian and journalist (d. 1944)
  • 1863 – Richard F. Outcault, American author and illustrator (d. 1928)
  • 1856 – J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher, co-founded The Bulletin (d. 1919)
  • 1806 – Matthew Fontaine Maury American astronomer, oceanographer, and historian (d. 1873)
  • 1793 – John C. Clark, American lawyer and politician (d. 1852)
  • 1780 – Henry Baldwin, American judge and politician (d. 1844)
  • 1741 – Benedict Arnold, American-British general (d. 1801)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Bob Boyd, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Conrad Bain, Canadian-American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Dan Evins, American businessman, founded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (b. 1935)
  • 2011 – Georgia Carroll, American singer, model and actress (b. 1919)
  • 2009 – Jan Kaplický, Czech architect, designed the Selfridges Building (b. 1937)
  • 2008 – Judah Folkman, American physician, biologist, and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2006 – Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2005 – Charlotte MacLeod, Canadian-American author (b. 1922)
  • 2004 – Ron O'Neal, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2004 – Uta Hagen, German-American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2000 – Leonard Weisgard, American author and illustrator (b. 1916)
  • 1986 – Donna Reed, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 1984 – Ray Kroc, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1902)
  • 1981 – G. Lloyd Spencer, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1893)
  • 1980 – Robert Ardrey, American-South African author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 1978 – Kurt Gödel, Austrian-American mathematician and philosopher (b. 1906)
  • 1977 – Anaïs Nin, French-American essayist and memoirist (b. 1903)
  • 1970 – William Feller, Croatian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1906)
  • 1965 – Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (b. 1903)
  • 1957 – Humphrey Bogart, American actor (b. 1899)
  • 1949 – Harry Stack Sullivan, American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (b. 1892)
  • 1943 – Laura E. Richards, American author and poet (b. 1850)
  • 1920 – John Francis Dodge, American businessman, co-founded the Dodge Automobile Company (b. 1864)
  • 1915 – Richard Meux Benson, English priest and saint, founded the Society of St. John the Evangelist (b. 1824)
  • 1892 – Alexander J. Davis, American architect (b. 1803)
  • 1786 – Meshech Weare, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1713)
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