On this day: January 20

POSTED: 06:54 PM PST Jan 05, 2014    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 19, 2016 

FDR is inaugurated for an unprecedented fourth time, Elvis is promoted to sergeant, "Meet The Beatles!" hits record stores, and Iran releases the American hostages, all on this day.

OTD January 20 - Slim Whitman
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1923: Country music singer-songwriter Ottis Dewey "Slim" Whitman Jr., known for his yodeling abilities and his falsetto voice, is born in Tampa, Florida. Whitman, best known for songs like "Indian Love Call," "Keep It a Secret," "Secret Love" and "Rose Marie," died of heart failure at age 90 on June 19, 2013.


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