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 - Guccio Gucci
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Guccio Gucci S.p.A.

1953: Guccio Gucci, the businessman and fashion designer who founded The House of Gucci in 1921 as a leather goods company and small luggage store, dies at the age of 71 in Milan, Italy. Gucci is seen here at right with his parents.


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