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 - Danny Kaye
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1913: Actor, singer and dancer Danny Kaye, who starred in movies such as "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "The Inspector General," "Hans Christian Andersen," "White Christmas" and "The Court Jester," is born David Daniel Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York. He died of a heart attack at age 74 on March 3, 1987.


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