On this day: January 18

POSTED: 11:53 AM PST Jan 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 17, 2016 

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 - Sydney Greenstreet
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Warner Bros. Pictures

1954: English actor Sydney Greenstreet, best known for his Warner Bros. films with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre, including "The Maltese Falcon" and "Casablanca," dies of complications from diabetes at the age of 74 in Hollywood, California.


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