Jan. 31: Jackie Robinson

 

bd-jackie-robinsonJackie Robinson (1919-1972), broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947; also broke lots of tackles as seen in this footage from his college football-playing days at UCLA.

Other Jan. 31 birthdays:

Carol Channing, 94: underwent multiple breast jobs to prepare for her role in “Hello, Dolly Parton!”

Johnny Rotten, 59: played tenor saxophone for the legendary punk band the Sax Pistols.

Justin Timberlake, 34: singer and former Mickey Mouse Club star, plans to wow fans with new single, “I’m Bringing Mousy Back

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 1990, McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in Moscow, serving Caviar McNuggets and vodka-flavored milkshakes.

On this day in 1928, inventor Richard Drew created Scotch tape during a weeklong scotch-drinking bender.

 

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