History of 26 January

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History of 26 January

  • 1984 – CBS television debuted Mickey Spillane’s “Mike Hammer.”
  • 1992 – Russian president Boris Yeltsin announced that his country would stop targeting U.S. cities with nuclear weapons.
  • 1993 – Former Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel was elected president of the new Czech Republic.
  • 1994 – In Sydney, Australia, a young man lunged at and fired two blank shots at Britain’s Prince Charles.
  • 1996 – U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton testified before a grand jury concerning the Whitewater probe.
  • 1998 – U.S. President Clinton denied having an affair with a former White House intern, saying “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”
  • 1999 – Saddam Hussein vowed revenge against the U.S. in response to air-strikes that reportedly killed civilians. The strikes were U.S. planes defending themselves against anti-aircraft fire.
  • 2009 – The Icelandic government and banking system collapsed. Prime Minister Geir Haarde resigned.
  • 2010 – It was announced that James Cameron’s movie “Avatar” had become the highest-grossing film worldwide.
  • 2014 – In the U.S., the First Class postage rate increased to 49 cents.
  • 2015– An aircraft crashes at Los Llanos Air Base in Albacete, Spain, killing 11 people and injuring 21 others.

Celebrating Birthday Today 

  • 1981 – José de Jesús Corona, Mexican footballer
  • 1981 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan violinist, composer, and conductor
  • 1981 – Juan José Haedo, Argentinian cyclist
  • 1981 – Colin O’Donoghue, Irish actor
  • 1982 – Reggie Hodges, American football player
  • 1983 – Petri Oravainen, Finnish footballer
  • 1983 – Eric Werner, American ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Ryan Hoffman, Australian rugby league player
  • 1984 – Iain Turner, Scottish footballer
  • 1984 – Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
  • 1985 – Heather Stanning, English rower
  • 1986 – Gerald Green, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Kim Jae-joong, South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, director and designer.
  • 1986 – Mustapha Yatabaré, French-Malian footballer
  • 1987 – Sebastian Giovinco, Italian footballer
  • 1988 – Dimitrios Chondrokoukis, Greek high jumper
  • 1989 – MarShon Brooks, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Emily Hughes, American figure skater
  • 1990 – Sergio Pérez, Mexican race car driver[4]
  • 1990 – Peter Sagan, Slovak professional cyclist
  • 1990 – Nina Zander, German tennis player
  • 1991 – Tom Meechan, English footballer
  • 1992 – Sasha Banks, American professional wrestler
  • 1993 – Florian Thauvin, French footballer
  • 1995 – Sione Katoa, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1997 – Gedion Zelalem, German-born American soccer player
  • 2001 – Latalia Bevan, Welsh artistic gymnast[5]