3rd January
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1969 John Lennon album confiscated
USA: Police at Newark Airport, New Jersey confiscated around 30,000 copies of the new John Lennon and Yoko Ono album, Two Virgins. The cover of the album featured a nude picture of Lennon and Ono which was considered pornographic. Vice squad officers in Chicago also shut down a store for displaying the cover.
 
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2000 Last daily Peanuts comic strip is published

Charles Schulz, creator of one of the most endearing cartoon strips of its time, Peanuts, retires, thus ending a daily comic strip run which began in October 1950. Mr Schulz died on February 12, 2000, aged 77 (ironically he died on the eve of his last Sunday Peanuts strip being published). The strip, which featured the lives of his comic creations Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy, was published in 2,600 newspapers around the world in 75 countries and read in 21 languages. (Comics Heaven)

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Birthdays
1969 Michael Schumacher (F1)
1956 Mel Gibson
1950 Victoria Principal
1946 John Paul Jones
1945 Stephen Stills
1926 George Martin
1909 Victor Borge
1905 Ray Milland
1892 JRR Tolkein
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1952: TV cop show Dragnet debuts
1987: Aretha Franklin inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1961: President Dwight D Eisenhower ends US diplomatic relations with Cuba

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