20th January
It was on this day...
1926 Anna May Dietrich Disappears

Philadelphia: David Marshall hires chauffeur E.J. Barry to take away parcels from his office. But as Barry picks up one of the packages, a human leg falls out. Marshall unsuccessfully attempts to pay off Barry but even so he only goes to the authorities when the story appears in the newspapers the next day.

Under police interrogation, Marshall changed his story and said that Dietrich had killed herself and that he cut up her body to hide the affair they were having. At trial the jury took into account the 'morals' of the victim and Marshall (a chiropractor) was paroled in 10 years.

It was on this day...
1961 John F Kennedy Inaugurated

43 year old John F Kennedy becomes 35th president of the United States in a snow covered inauguration. In his inauguration speech, Kennedy told his country: "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

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Birthdays

1956 Bill Mahar
1952 Paul Stanley
1946 David Lynch
1934 Arte Johnson
1930 Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin
1926 Patricia Neal
1920 Federico Fellini
1920 DeForest Kelly
1896 George Burns

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1964 "Meet the Beatles" is released in the United States.
1975 Michael Ovitz founds Creative Artists Agency
1984 Johnny Weissmuller, Tarzan, dies

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