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22 Jan
1986
Three Sikhs were sentenced to death in India for the murder of Indira GandhiThree Sikhs were sentenced to death in India for the murder of Indira Gandhi
32 years ago
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22 Jan
1984
The Apple Macintosh, the first personal computer to popularise the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, was introduced in its famous “1984” TV commercial during the…The Apple Macintosh, the first personal computer to popularise the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, was introduced in its famous “1984” TV commercial during the Super Bowl game
34 years ago
22 Jan
1983
Swedish tennis star Bjorn Borg, winner of six French Opens and five consecutive Wimbledon titles, retired from the professional circuit at the age of 26Swedish tennis star Bjorn Borg, winner of six French Opens and five consecutive Wimbledon titles, retired from the professional circuit at the age of 26
35 years ago
22 Jan
1981
Fowzi Nejad, only surviving member of the group which attacked and took over the Iranian Embassy in London in April 1980, was jailed for lifeFowzi Nejad, only surviving member of the group which attacked and took over the Iranian Embassy in London in April 1980, was jailed for life
37 years ago
22 Jan
1981
A picture of John Lennon naked appeared in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone magazineA picture of John Lennon naked appeared in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone magazine
37 years ago
22 Jan
1980
In the Soviet Union, dissident physicist Dr Andrei Sakharov was arrested, stripped of his honours and exiled to Gorky from MoscowIn the Soviet Union, dissident physicist Dr Andrei Sakharov was arrested, stripped of his honours and exiled to Gorky from Moscow
38 years ago
22 Jan
1973
A Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 707, bringing Moslem pilgrims back from Mecca, burst into flames on landing at Kano airport, Nigeria, killing 176A Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 707, bringing Moslem pilgrims back from Mecca, burst into flames on landing at Kano airport, Nigeria, killing 176
45 years ago
22 Jan
1973
Lyndon B. Johnson, Democratic U.S. president from 1963-69, diedLyndon B. Johnson, Democratic U.S. president from 1963-69, died
45 years ago
22 Jan
1973
Prizefighter George Foreman became heavyweight champion of the world after knocking out Joe Frazier in the second round in a bout in Kingston, JamaicaPrizefighter George Foreman became heavyweight champion of the world after knocking out Joe Frazier in the second round in a bout in Kingston, Jamaica
45 years ago
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22 Jan
1973
The U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion with a ruling referred to as Roe vs. Wade. The ruling has aroused strong passions on both sides ever since, with the issue as incendiary…The U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion with a ruling referred to as Roe vs. Wade. The ruling has aroused strong passions on both sides ever since, with the issue as incendiary in the United States as gun control
45 years ago
22 Jan
1972
Britain, Ireland and Denmark signed the Treaty of Accession to the European Economic Community, effective from January 1, 1973Britain, Ireland and Denmark signed the Treaty of Accession to the European Economic Community, effective from January 1, 1973
46 years ago
22 Jan
1970
The first Boeing 747, nicknamed the “Jumbo Jet”, entered commercial service on Pan Am’s New York-London routeThe first Boeing 747, nicknamed the “Jumbo Jet”, entered commercial service on Pan Am’s New York-London route
48 years ago
22 Jan
1968
A U.S. B-52 bomber carrying unarmed hydrogen bombs crashed near Thule, GreenlandA U.S. B-52 bomber carrying unarmed hydrogen bombs crashed near Thule, Greenland
50 years ago
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22 Jan
1968
“Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In” began a five-year run on U.S. television, immediately winning accolades for its zany, hip, youth-oriented humour. Numerous comedy performers…“Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In” began a five-year run on U.S. television, immediately winning accolades for its zany, hip, youth-oriented humour. Numerous comedy performers including Lily Tomlin and Goldie Hawn got their big break on the fast-paced show, which eagerly embraced political and counter cultural gags, non-sequitors, and trademark phrases
50 years ago
22 Jan
1967
The Rolling Stones refused to perform on a revolving platform on the popular British TV show Sunday Night At The PalladiumThe Rolling Stones refused to perform on a revolving platform on the popular British TV show Sunday Night At The Palladium
51 years ago
22 Jan
1966
President Nkrumah of Ghana inaugurated the Volta River hydro-electric schemePresident Nkrumah of Ghana inaugurated the Volta River hydro-electric scheme
52 years ago
22 Jan
1964
Kenneth Kaunda was sworn in as the first prime minister of Northern Rhodesia, now ZambiaKenneth Kaunda was sworn in as the first prime minister of Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia
54 years ago
22 Jan
1963
General Charles de Gaulle of France and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer sealed the reconciliation of the two WWII combatants in Paris with the Elysée TreatyGeneral Charles de Gaulle of France and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer sealed the reconciliation of the two WWII combatants in Paris with the Elysée Treaty
55 years ago
22 Jan
1959
Buddy Holly recorded the last songs before his death, including Peggy Sue Got Married, in his New York apartmentBuddy Holly recorded the last songs before his death, including Peggy Sue Got Married, in his New York apartment
59 years ago
22 Jan
1949
Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung marched into Peking, now Beijing, to take control of the countryChinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung marched into Peking, now Beijing, to take control of the country
69 years ago
22 Jan
1947
The first commercial TV station went live from a garage in MississippiThe first commercial TV station went live from a garage in Mississippi
71 years ago
22 Jan
1944
Allied forces landed at Anzio, Italy, in an operation codenamed ShingleAllied forces landed at Anzio, Italy, in an operation codenamed Shingle
74 years ago
22 Jan
1942
British painter Walter Sickert died, aged 81British painter Walter Sickert died, aged 81
76 years ago
22 Jan
1941
Allied forces captured the Libyan port of Tobruk from the ItaliansAllied forces captured the Libyan port of Tobruk from the Italians
77 years ago
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