AWARD – WINNING COMEDIAN HAS DIED

Louie Anderson Dead: Iconic Stand-Up Comic and 'Baskets' Star Was 68 – The Hollywood Reporter

Comedian Louie Anderson dead at 68 : NPR
(1951 – 2022)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career
as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning
performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,”
died Friday in a hospital in Las Vegas of
complications from a form
of blood cancer. He was 68.

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A CALL FOR OLYMPICS TO BE MOVED IN 1980

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On January 20, 1980, in a letter to the United States Olympic
Committee (USOC) and a television interview, U.S. President
Jimmy Carter proposed that the 1980 Summer Olympics be
moved from the planned host city, Moscow, if the
Soviet
Union
failed to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan within
a month.

After the IOC denied Carter’s request, the USOC later voted to
boycott the Moscow games, a decision that Carter announced
on March 21, 1980.


   

   

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YOUNGEST IN THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

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Sandy Koufax at age 36 became the youngest player elected to the 
Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. He has been hailed as one of the
greatest pitchers in baseball history.

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Sandy Koufax Born: December 30, 1935 (age 86)

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AMERICAN POET WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1809

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On January 19, 1809, poet, author and literary critic Edgar
Allan Poe
was  born in Boston, Massachusetts.

By the time he was three years old, both of Poe’s parents had
died, leaving him in the care of his godfather, John Allan, a
wealthy tobacco merchant. After attending school in England,
Poe entered the University of Virginia (UVA) in 1826. After
fighting with Allan over his heavy gambling debts, he was
forced to leave UVA after only eight months. Poe then served
two years in the U.S. Army and won an appointment to West
Point. After another falling-out, Allan cut him off completely
and he got himself dismissed from the academy for rules
infractions.

Poe had published three works of poetry by that time, none
of which had received much attention.

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MUSCLE CAR DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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On January 17, 1953, a prototype Chevrolet Corvette sports car
made its debut at General Motors’ (GM) Motorama auto show at
the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Corvette, named
for a fast type of naval warship, would eventually become an
iconic American muscle car and remains in production today.

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