Jan. 21: Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus, 75: golf legend, got in trouble with PETA and the Audubon people for nailing a whole bunch of birdies and eagles.

(In this video, a 70-year-old Nicklaus drops at badass putt at Harbor Shores, Michigan.)

bd-jack nicklausOther Jan. 21 birthdays:

Ethan Allen (1738-1789): Revolutionary War hero and furniture maker, defeated the British by smacking them over the head with exquisitely hand-crafted chairs.

Christian Dior (1905-1957): fashion designer, invented a mini-skirt so small it could only be seen with a powerful electron microscope.

Geena Davis, 59: actress, appeared with sitcom star Isabel Sanford in “Thelma and Louise Jefferson” and “Earth Girls Are Weezy.”

Other Jan. 21 milestones:

On this day in 1793, King Louis XVI was executed on the guillotine for illegally “having his cake and eating it, too.”

On this day in 1998, President Clinton angrily denied that he’d had sexual relations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. He also denied having affairs with Dolly Parton, Newt Gingrich and Marilyn Manson.

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