Jan. 16: Dizzy Dean

Dizzy Dean (1911-1974): Hall of Fame baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, portrayed by James Dean in the film “Redbird Without a Cause.”

Below, this video of the colorful fireballer comes from the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Other Jan. 16 birthdays:

Sade, 56: singer, best known for her hit song “Smooth Oakland Raider.”

Other Jan. 16 milestones:

On this day in 1547, Ivan the Terrible was crowned Czar of Russia, giving his subjects a ray of hope after the brutal reign of Hank the Hideous.

On this day in 1920, Prohibition went into effect under the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Moonshine Expansion Act.

On this day in 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of Allied Forces and immediately outfitted all personnel in his trademark “Be Like Ike” Air Eisenhower sneakers.

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