Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21


January 21
TV Times, January 21-27, 1979
On the Cover: Bill Bixby (Wilfred Bailey Everett “Bill” Bixby III, 1934-1993)
with Melissa Sue Anderson (Inset)
January 21 in Philippine History
1899 – The Malolos Constitution was promulgated by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.
1901 – The public school system was established with the approval of Philippine Commission Act No. 74, providing for free primary education, a normal school for the training of teachers, and the establishment of English as a medium of instruction.
1932 – The Davao Prison and Penal Farm, the first penal colony in the Philippines, was established.
1962 – Pres. Diosdado Macapagal signed the Central Bank decree abolishing exchange control and returning the country to free enterprise. This act was viewed by financial experts as one single biggest reason for the ballooning of the country’s foreign debt.

Pinoy personalities and celebrities born on January 21:
1853 – Leon Ma. L. Guerrero, pharmacist, scientist, “Father of Philippine Botany,” pioneer in the study of medicinal plants in the Philippines, and member of the Malolos Congress – in Ermita, Manila. (d. April 13, 1935)
1863 – Jose Salamanca, pharmacist, writer, revolutionary leader and member of the Malolos Congress.
1883 – Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Sr, Senate president (1952-1964) and “Grand Old Man” of Philippine politics – in Montalban (now Rodriguez), Rizal. (December 8, 1964
1918 – Chichay (real name Amparo Robles Custodio), actress and comedian – in Baliuag, Bulacan. (d. May 3, 1993) 
1924 – Oscar Obligacion, actor, comedian and television host – in Manila. (d. February 26, 2010)
1926 – Oscar B. Varona, mechanical engineer and inventor – in Tanauan, Leyte.  
1971 – Nanette Gwen Medved, Russian-Filipina commercial model and actress – in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Nanette Medved
on the cover of Prime Weekly Edition (February 4, 1988) and Mega (February 2011)

1984 – Twins Richard Gutierrez and Raymond Gutierrez, actor and television host – in Beverly Hills, California.

1988 – Glaiza de Castro (real name Glaiza Castro Galura), actress and singer – in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila.
Glaiza de Castro
on the cover of Spotted Philippines (September 2015)

Michael Dekker, Lena Headey and Summer Glau
(Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
on the cover of TV Guide (January 21-27, 2008).
Picture Trivia
          The scripts of the American science-fiction film Terminator (1984) was written by James Cameron and William Wisher Jr from the character conceptualized by Gale Anne Hurd. The film starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton. It topped the American box office for two months, and elevated the film careers of Schwarzenegger and Cameron.
          The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, on the other hand, is its counterpart television series aired by Fox Network on January 13, 2008. It was the highest-rated scripted series for the 2007-2008 television season. It starred Lena Headey (as Sarah Connor), Thomas Dekker (as John Connor), and Summer Glau (as the “Lady” Terminator). 
The 1984 film Terminator
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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