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On This Day in History - 13th January

Birthdays

1884Sophie Tucker, American singer & entertainer
1918Ted Willis, English dramatist
1919Robert Stack, American film actor
1926Michael Bond, Creator of 'Padington Bear'
1964Graham Suggs McPherson, Singer with 'Madness'
1969Stephen Hendry, Scottish snooker player

Events

1893The British Independent Labour Party was formed
1910Opera was broadcast over the radio for the very first time
1941James Joyce, the Irish born novelist, died in Zurich
1945The Soviet 'Red' army occupied the Hungarian city of Budapest
1964The first 'Beatles' release in the USA sold 1 million copies in three weeks
1972The military staged a coup in the African country of Ghana
1978The first ever American women astronauts were selected by NASA