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 - The Six Million Dollar Man
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1974: The TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man," starring Lee Majors as Steve Austin, a former astronaut with bionic implants working as a secret agent, premieres. The show would run for five seasons, turning Majors into a pop culture icon of the 1970s and spawning a spin-off, "The Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner, as well as several television movies featuring both eponymous characters.


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