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 - John Boorman
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1933: Film director John Boorman, best known for the movies "Point Blank," "Deliverance," "Excalibur" and "The Tailor of Panama," is born in Shepperton, Surrey, England.


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