On this day: January 17

POSTED: 12:10 PM PST Jan 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 16, 2014 

Hawaii's monarchy is overthrown, Popeye makes his comic strip debut, Muhammad Ali is born, Operation Desert Storm begins, and news of the Monica Lewinsky scandal breaks online, all on this day.

OTD January 17 - Andy Kaufman
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Paramount Television

1949: Performance artist and actor Andy Kaufman, known for his elaborate hoaxes and pranks, is born in New York City. Kaufman would go on to become a mainstream success thanks to his role of Latka on the sitcom "Taxi" before dying at age 35 on May 16, 1984, from kidney failure brought on by lung cancer.

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