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This week in history January 27-February 2, 2014



 Discover what happened this week in history



  • “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles becomes the  No.1 Single in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964.


  • Late Night with David Letterman premieres on NBC February 1, 1982.


  • Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan and many other superstars finish tracks for “We Are the World” on Jan. 28, 1985. The project,  which was suggested by singer-activist Harry Belafonte, raised over $60 million for African famine relief.


  •  Soap opera General Hospital debuted  heart throb actor Jack Wagner as Frisco Jones in 1984. Many will always remember Frisco for his song “All I need.”


  • Sadly, in 1986 all seven of the United States space shuttle Challenger crew were killed shortly after takeoff.


  • GM- General Motors  reported the biggest profit of any United States company in history in 1965.


  • In 1958 Brooklyn Dodgers Roy Campanella was injured in a serious auto accident and would never return to play again.


  • “Barnaby Jones” debuted on CBS- TV.
    • Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as a father and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles.  source: Wikipedia
  •  In 1950 a loaf of bread was  $0.14 cents



Sources:, AARP,

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