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 - Johnny Weissmuller
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1984: Swimmer and actor Johnny Weissmuller (left), a five-time Olympic gold medalist who went on to portray Tarzan in 12 movies in the 1930s and 1940s, dies of pulmonary edema at age 79 in Acapulco, Mexico. Weissmuller also won 52 U.S. National Championships, set 67 world records and earned an Olympic bronze medal in water polo.


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