Jan. 24: John Belushi

bd-belushiJohn Belushi (1949-1982): actor and noted cautionary tale, revolutionized America’s understanding of Samurai culture, fraternity life and the blues.

Other Jan. 24 birthdays:

Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012): actor, shocked audiences by revealing his bare stomach in “McHale’s Navel.”

Warren Zevon, (1947-2003): singer, best known for “Werewolves of London” and the lesser-known follow-up “Werewolves of Londonderry, NH.”

Mary Lou Retton, 47: first gymnast to eat a bowl of Wheaties on the uneven parallel bars.

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 1848, prospector Ronald McDonald found a Chicken McNugget at Sutter’s Mill in California, a discovery that led to the Golden Arches rush of 1849.

On this day in 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill wrapped up a wartime conference in Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

On this day in 1989, Ted Bundy and two other serial killers, the Miami Mangler and the Disney Decapitator were put to death side by side on Florida’s electric couch.

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