On this day: January 18

POSTED: 11:53 AM PST Jan 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 17, 2013 

Three B-52s become the first aircraft to circle the globe non-stop, Willie O'Ree breaks the NHL's color barrier, "The Jeffersons" premieres, and Jim Thorpe gets his Olympic medals back, all on this day.

OTD January 18 - Kevin Costner
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1955: Actor and director Kevin Costner, best known for his roles in "The Untouchables," "Bull Durham," "Field of Dreams," "Dances with Wolves," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "The Bodyguard," is born in Lynwood, Calif. Costner won two Academy Awards (Best Picture and Best Director) for "Dances with Wolves" and has also directed "The Postman" and "Open Range."

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