1896 – Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent became the first person to be convicted of speeding on the 28th January 1896. Walter was fined 1 shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), breaking the speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h).
1973 ~ Barnaby Jones the television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether was first broadcast on the 28th January 1973, on CBS, until the 3rd April 1980. YouTube video: Barnaby Jones intro…
1969 ~ Patton Oswalt the American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice actor was born on the 27th January 1969. Patton Oswalt is best known for his roles as Spencer Olchin in The King of Queens, and voicing Remy in Ratatouille.
1972 – Mark Owen the English singer-songwriter from Take That was born on the 27th January 1972.
1976 ~ Laverne & Shirley the American television sitcom was first broadcast on the 27th January 1976, until 10th May 1983. The show was originally titled Laverne De Fazio & Shirley Feeney in the first season. YouTube video: Laverne & Shirley Season 1 Opening (1976)…
“Happy AUSTRALiA DAY to ALL the good people LiViNG iN AUSTRALiA, and thoughts of those past who made the great land downunder HOME, including the first Europeans that settled here on this day 225 years ago, and the abORIGINAL AUSTRALIANS who have lived in Australia for 50,000 years.” ~ Anton K
Australia Day is the official national day of Australia, celebrated annually on the 26th January to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in New South Wales in 1788, then known as New Holland. Australia Day was first celebrated unofficially on the 26th January 1808, with the first official celebration in 1818, with the formation of New South Wales.
1533 ~ Henry VIII of England secretly married his 2nd wife Anne Boleyn on the 25th January 1533. On the 23rd May 1533, Thomas Cranmer declared Henry and Catherine‘s marriage null and void, and 5 days later, he declared Henry and Anne’s marriage to be good and valid. See wedding painting..
1974 ~ Tiffani Thiessen the American actress was born in Long Beach, California on the 23rd January 1974. She is best known for starring in Saved By The Bell as Kelly Kapowski (1989 – 1993), and Beverly Hills 90210 as Valerie Malone. official website : TiffaniThiessen.com | social media : Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | instagram | videos : Vimeo |
1974 ~ Rebekah Elmaloglou the Australian actress was born on the 23rd January 1974. Rebekah Elmalogou is best known as Terese Willis on Neighbours and Sophie Simpson on Home and Away (1989 ~ 1993). Rebekah Elmalogou von social media : Twitter.com | Facebook | instagram |
1986 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its 1st members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley on the 23rd January 1986.