On this day: January 21

POSTED: 12:57 PM PST Jan 18, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 20, 2016 

Louis XVI is guillotined, the first nuclear-powered submarine launches, the nation catches "Saturday Night Fever," and President Reagan's second inauguration heads indoors, all on this day.

OTD January 21 - Jackie Wilson
15 / 49
Brunswick Records

1984: Soul singer Jackie Wilson dies from complications of pneumonia after spending more than eight years in a vegetative state caused by a heart attack he suffered on stage in 1975. Wilson, who had recorded more than 50 hit singles spanning R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop and easy listening, including "Lonely Teardrops" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher," was 49 when he died.


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