Back To Mobile Site

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 - Curt Flood
15 / 42
HBO Image

1938: Curt Flood, the All-Star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960s who became a pioneering figure in the legal attack on baseball's reserve clause that foreshadowed the era of free agents, is born in Houston, Texas. He died at age 59 on Jan. 20, 1997, after developing pneumonia while being treated for throat cancer.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Most Popular

Advertisement