On this day: January 2

POSTED: 06:45 PM PST Jan 01, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 01, 2016 

The Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial begins, the Jets give Namath a record contract, Nixon lowers the nation's maximum speed limit to 55, and oil tops $100 a barrel for the first time, all on this day.

OTD January 2 - Cuba Gooding Jr
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1968: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr., best known for Academy Award-winning role in "Jerry Maguire," is born in The Bronx, New York. Gooding is also known for roles in movies such as "Boyz n the Hood," "Outbreak," "As Good as it Gets," "Men of Honor," "Pearl Harbor" and "Radio."


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