Jan. 27: Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov, 67: ballet superstar, six-time league MVP for the Pittsburgh Pirouetters.

Other Jan. 27 birthdays:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): composer, best known for operas “The Marriage of Figaro” and his stormy followup “The Messy Divorce of Figaro.”

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his new Barney the Dinosaur nightlight.

On this day in 1951, a new era of weapons testing began as the U.S. dropped a one-kiloton anvil in Nevada.

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