Friday, January 20, 2012

January 20

January 20
MOD Filipina Vol. 21 No. 907, January 20, 1989
On the cover: Olivia “Olive” L. Diaz
 January 20 in Philippine History
1824 – The first issue of the Registro Mercantil de Manila, a publication of the Real Sociedad Economica de Amigos del Pais, aimed at disseminating information about Philippine economy, was released.
1872 – The Cavite Mutiny led by sargeant Lamadrid.
1977 – First major ceasefire agreement between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) took effect. The negotiation panel was composed of Gen. Romulo Espaldon for the AFP, Hashim Salamat, MNLF leader operating in Lanao and Tawi-Tawi, and Dimas Pundato, MNLF leader operating in Basilan.
2001 – President Joseph “Erap” Estrada was forced out of office and vice-president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took her oath as the 14th president of the Philippines.

Margaret Leahy (1902-1967) on the cover of
vintage Movie Weekly (January 20, 1923)
NOTE: Margaret Leahy was said to be the most beautiful woman in England during her time.
After winning a beauty contest she tried being an actress but was unsuccessful.
She made only one film, Three Ages (1923), which was directed by Buster Keaton (1895-1966).

Pinoy personalities and celebrities born on January 20:

1920 – Fabian C. Ver, military officer and Arm Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff (1981-1986) – in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte. (d. November 21, 1998) 
1928 – Mauro “Malang” Santos, painter, illustrator and 1963 TOYM Awardee – in Santa Cruz, Manila (d. June 10, 2017).
Mauro “Malang” Santos (with his grandchildren)
for the Bear Brand Full Cream Milk print ad

1955 – Jay Ilagan (real name Julius Abad Ylagan), actor – in Manila. (d. February 3, 1992).
Jay Ilagan (with Vilma Santos)
on the cover of Movie Queen Showbiz Magazine Vol. 4 No. 48, (1972

1968 – Gerry Alanguilan (full name Doroteo Gerardo N. Alanguilan Jr), architect, award-winning comics book writer and artist – in San Pablo City, Laguna.
1984 – Toni Gonzaga (full name Celestine Cruz Gonzaga), singer, actress, model and television host – in Taytay, Rizal.
Toni Gonzaga
on the covers of UNO (January-February 2007), Preview (April 2011),
and Women’s Health Philippines (July 2013)
1993 – Meg Imperial (Mary Grace Baydal Imperial), actress, dancer and singer – in Taytay, Rizal.
Meg Imperial
on the cover of Bannawag (November 11, 2013)

The legendary Bruce Lee
(with insets of Martial artist-actors
Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, Jet Li,
Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and
Jean Claude van Damme on the cover
of Inside Kung Fu (January 2000)
Picture Trivia
          In the 1967 Long Beach International Karate Championships, Bruce Lee (Chinese names Lee Jun-fan and Lee Xiao-long) performed various martial arts demonstrations, including the famous “unstoppable punch” against USKA world Karate champion Vic Moore. In the demonstration, Lee told Moore that he was going to throw a straight punch to the face, and all Moore had to do was to try to block it. Lee took several steps back and asked if Moore was ready. When Moore nodded in affirmation, Lee glided towards him until he was within striking range. He then threw a straight punch directly at Moore’s face, and stopped before impact. In eight attempts, Moore failed to block any of the punches.
          In 1999, Bruce Lee was the first martial artist to be introduced to the “Martial Arts Hall of Fame.” Lee was named among Time magazine’s “100 Most Important People of the (20th) Century” – one of the greatest heroes and icons – as an example of personal improvement through, in part, physical fitness, and among the most influential martial artists of the twentieth century. To this day, Lee is considered as the “Greatest Martial Artist of all.”
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