Today is Monday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2019. There are 337 days left in the year.
Birthdays: Actor Nicholas Pryor is 84. Actor Alan Alda is 83. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, is 72. Actress Barbi Benton is 69. Evangelical pastor Rick Warren is 65. Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is 64. Movie director Frank Darabont is 60. Rock singer Sam Phillips is 57. Gospel singer Marvin Sapp is 52. Singer Sarah McLachlan is 51. Cypress Hill DJ Muggs is 51. Humorist Mo Rocca is 50. ‘N Sync cinger Joey Fatone Jr. is 42. Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter is 39. Actor Elijah Wood is 38. Actress Ariel Winter is 21.
In 1878, the first daily college newspaper, Yale News (now Yale Daily News), began publication in New Haven.
In 1911, the famed Hope Diamond was sold by jeweler Pierre Cartier to socialites Edward and Evalyn McLean of Washington, D.C., for $180,000.
In 1915, the United States Coast Guard was created as President Wilson signed a bill merging the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service.
In 1916, Louis D. Brandeis was nominated by President Wilson to the Supreme Court; Brandeis became the court’s first Jewish member.
In 1956, Elvis Presley made his first national TV appearance on ‘‘Stage Show,’’ a program hosted by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.
In 1960, the National Football League awarded franchises to Dallas and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
In 1973, a cease-fire officially went into effect in the Vietnam War, a day after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords.
In 1980, six US diplomats who had avoided being taken hostage at their embassy in Tehran flew out of Iran with the help of Canadian diplomats.
In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
In 2009, in a swift victory for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved, 244-188, a $819 billion stimulus bill with Republicans unanimous in opposition despite Obama’s pleas for bipartisan support.
Last year, Bruno Mars won all six Grammy awards for which he was nominated, including album of the year for ‘‘24K Magic.’’