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January 14th - Happy Birthday Carl Weathers, Steven Soderbergh & Grant Gustin


Today is Saturday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2012. There are 352 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 14, 1952, NBC's "Today" show premiered, with Dave Garroway as the host, or "communicator," as he was called.

On this date:
In 1129, Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.
In 1301, Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
In 1343, Arnošt of Pardubice became the last bishop of Prague.
In 1514, Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
In 1539, Spain annexes Cuba.
In 1639, The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
In 1724, King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.
In 1761, The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marhatas. The Afghan victory changes the course of Indian History.
In 1784, American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris with Great Britain.
In 1814, Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
In 1822, Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
In 1858, Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, and his wife, Empress Eugenie, escaped an assassination attempt led by Italian revolutionary Felice Orsini, who was later captured and executed.
In 1900, Puccini's opera "Tosca" had its world premiere in Rome.
In 1907, An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
In 1911, Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
In 1933, The controversial Bodyline cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine's England peaks when Australian captain Bill Woodfull was hit in the heart.
In 1938, Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
In 1943, World War II: Operation Ke, the successful Japanese operation to evacuate their forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign, begins.
In 1943, World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war.
In 1943, World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office when he travels from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
In 1950, The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
In 1953, Josip Broz Tito was elected president of Yugoslavia by the country's Parliament.
In 1954, Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
In 1960, The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country's central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.
In 1954, The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
In 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with a pledge of "segregation forever."
In 1967, Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.
In 1968, the Green Bay Packers of the NFL defeated the AFL's Oakland Raiders, 33-14, in Super Bowl II.
In 1969, 27 people aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, off Hawaii, were killed when a rocket warhead exploded, setting off a fire and additional explosions.
In 1972, the situation comedy "Sanford and Son," starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson, premiered on NBC-TV.
In 1972, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
In 1973, Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.
In 1975, Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka "the Black Panther."
In 1978, The English punk rock band Sex Pistols broke up amidst their US tour.
In 1986, Vinicio Cerezo was inaugurated as Guatemala's first civilian president in 16 years in a ceremony attended by Vice President George H.W. Bush.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed an accord to stop aiming missiles at any nation; the leaders joined Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk in signing an accord to dismantle the nuclear arsenal of Ukraine.
In 1998, An Afghan cargo plane crashes into a mountain in southwest Pakistan killing more than 50 people.
In 1999, Toronto, Ontario Mayor Mel Lastman becomes the first mayor in Canada to call in the Army to help with emergency medical evacuations and snow removal after more than one meter of snow paralyzes the city.
In 2000, A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
In 2004, The national flag of The Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
In 2005, Landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan.
In 2011, Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
In 2011, Stampede near Sabarimala, 104 devotees killed and several others injured in a stampede at Uppupara in Idukki district.

Ten years ago: Two members of Congress released excerpts of a letter sent to Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay the previous August in which company executive Sherron Watkins warned of the reckless practices that eventually brought down the energy-trading giant. The World Trade Organization decided the European Union could ask for punitive tariffs on U.S. imports. NBC's "Today" show celebrated its golden anniversary.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush, facing opposition from both parties over his plan to send more troops to Iraq, said on CBS' "60 Minutes" that he had the authority to act no matter what Congress wanted. On "Fox News Sunday," Vice President Dick Cheney asserted that lawmakers' criticism would not influence Bush's plans, and he dismissed any effort to "run a war by committee." Actress Darlene Conley, feisty fashion mogul Sally Spectra on "The Bold and the Beautiful," died in Los Angeles at age 72.

One year ago: In an unprecedented popular uprising, Tunisian protesters enraged over soaring unemployment and corruption drove President Zine El Abdine Ben Ali from power after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. A funeral was held for U.S. District Judge John Roll, who was killed in the Tucson, Ariz., shooting rampage. The national Republican Party ousted chairman Michael Steele and chose Wisconsin party chief Reince Priebus to lead in the run-up to the 2012 presidential race. Mississippi Winn, a former domestic worker believed to be the oldest living African-American in the U.S. and the seventh oldest person in the world, died in Shreveport, La., at age 113.

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Today's Birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 76. Singer Jack Jones is 74. Singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint is 74. Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond is 72. Actress Faye Dunaway is 71. Actress Holland Taylor is 69. Actor Carl Weathers is 64. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 64. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 63. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 60. Rock singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 53. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 49. Actor Mark Addy is 48. Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 48. Rapper Slick Rick is 47. Actor Dan Schneider is 46. Actress Emily Watson is 45. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 45. Rock musician Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne Band) is 45. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 44. Actor Jason Bateman is 43. Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures) is 43. Actress Jordan Ladd is 37. Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 30. Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 30. Rock musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 29. Actor Jonathan Osser is 23.

Other notable birthdays, Jan. 14:
1932, Don Garlits, American race car driver
1937, Sonny Siebert, American baseball player
1938, Morihiro Hosokawa, 79th Prime Minister of Japan
1940, Sir Trevor Nunn, English theatre director and film director
1941, Barry Jenner, American actor
1942, Dave Campbell, American baseball player, sportscaster
1944, Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist, actor
1944, Graham Marsh, Australian golfer
1944, Nina Totenberg, American journalist
1945, Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer and administrator
1945, Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter
1947, Taylor Branch, American author and historian
1947, Beverly Perdue, American politician
1949, Mary Robison, American writer
1952, Sydney Biddle Barrows, American author
1954, Vernee Watson-Johnson, American actress
1961, Mike Tramp, Danish singer (White Lion)
1967, Kerri Green, American actress
1972, Kyle Brady, American football player
1974, Brent Hinds, American musician (Mastodon)
1980, Byron Leftwich, American football player
1982, Caleb Followill, American singer (Kings of Leon)
1984, Erick Aybar, Professional baseball player
1984, Brandon Meriweather, American football player
1984, Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player
1988, Hakeem Nicks, American football player
1988, Jack P. Shepherd, English actor
1989, Frankie Sandford, English singer (The Saturdays)

Born on this day, Jan. 14, passed away:
1741, Benedict Arnold, American/British general (d. 1801)
1780, Henry Baldwin, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1844)
1793, John C. Clark, American politician (d. 1852)
1875, Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
1892, Hal Roach, American film producer (d. 1992)
1906, William Bendix, American actor (d. 1964)
1914, Harold Russell, Canadian-born actor (d. 2002)
1915, Mark Goodson, American game show producer (d. 1992)
1917, Billy Butterfield, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1988)
1919, Andy Rooney, American journalist (d. 2011)
1924, Guy Williams, American actor (d. 1989)

Notable deaths, Jan. 14:
1742, Edmond Halley, English scientist (b. 1656)
1898, Lewis Carroll, English writer and mathematician (b. 1832)
1920, John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864)
1957, Humphrey Bogart, American actor (b. 1899)
1961, Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (b. 1888)
1965, Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (b. 1903)
1966, Bill Carr, American athlete (b. 1909)
1977, Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1897)
1977, Peter Finch, English-born actor (b. 1916)
1977, Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)
1978, Harold Abrahams, British athlete (b. 1899)
1978, Blossom Rock, American actress, The Munsters, (b. 1895)
1984, Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1902)
1986, Donna Reed, American actress (b. 1921)
1991, Jerry Nolan, American rock drummer (The New York Dolls) (b. 1946)
2004, Uta Hagen, American actress (b. 1919)
2004, Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)
2006, Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)
2007, Darlene Conley, American actress (b. 1934)
2007, Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (b. 1924)
2009, Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (b. 1920)

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Today is Monday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2013. There are 351 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 14, 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama; his inaugural address included the ringing declaration, "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!" — a view Wallace came to repudiate in later years.

One year ago: Rescue workers scrambled aboard the stricken Costa Concordia cruise liner, seeking to help some 4,200 passengers the day after the ship ran aground and tipped over off Italy's Tuscan coast; the death toll from the tragedy eventually reached 25 with seven missing and presumed dead. Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler won the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas.

Today's Birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 77. Singer Jack Jones is 75. Singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint is 75. Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond is 73. Actress Faye Dunaway is 72. Actress Holland Taylor is 70. Actor Carl Weathers is 65. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 65. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 64. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 61. Rock singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 54. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 50. Actor Mark Addy is 49. Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 49. Rapper Slick Rick is 48. Actor Dan Schneider is 47. Actress Emily Watson is 46. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 46. Rock musician Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne Band) is 46. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 45. Actor Jason Bateman is 44. Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 44. Actress Jordan Ladd is 38. Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 31. Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 31. Actor Zach Gilford is 31. Rock musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 30. Actor Jonathan Osser is 24.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2014. There are 351 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 14, 1964, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, in a brief televised address, thanked Americans for their condolences and messages of support following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, nearly two months earlier.

Ten years ago: Former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow (FAS'-tow) pleaded guilty to conspiracy as he accepted a ten-year prison sentence. (He was actually sentenced to six years and was released in Dec. 2011.) J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. struck a deal to buy Bank One Corp. for $58 billion. A female Palestinian suicide bomber killed three Israeli soldiers and a private security guard at a Gaza crossing. U.N. officials announced that Libya had ratified the nuclear test ban treaty. President George W. Bush unveiled a plan to send astronauts to the moon, Mars and beyond. Death claimed actress Uta Hagen in New York at age 84 and actor Ron O'Neal in Los Angeles at age 66.

Five years ago: Freshly returned from a tour of war zones and global hotspots, Vice President-elect Joe Biden told President-elect Barack Obama that "things are going to get tougher" in Afghanistan. A French court acquitted six doctors and pharmacists in the deaths of at least 114 people who'd contracted brain-destroying Creutzfeldt-Jakob (KROYTS'-felt JAY'-kuhb) disease after being treated with tainted human growth hormones. Actor Ricardo Montalban died in Los Angeles at age 88.

One year ago: Lance Armstrong ended a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey that he'd used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. Veteran stage and film actor Conrad Bain, 89, died in Livermore, Calif.

Today's Birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 78. Singer Jack Jones is 76. Singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint is 76. Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond is 74. Actress Faye Dunaway is 73. Actress Holland Taylor is 71. Actor Carl Weathers is 66. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 66. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 65. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 62. Rock singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 55. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 51. Actor Mark Addy is 50. Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 50. Rapper Slick Rick is 49. Actor Dan Schneider is 48. Actress Emily Watson is 47. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 47. Rock musician Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne Band) is 47. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 46. Actor Jason Bateman is 45. Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 45. Actor Kevin Durand is 40. Actress Jordan Ladd is 39. Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 32. Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 32. Actor Zach Gilford is 32. Rock musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 31. Actor Jonathan Osser is 25.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2015. There are 351 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 14, 1784, the United States ratified the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War; Britain followed suit in April 1784.

Ten years ago: Army Spc. Charles Graner Jr., the reputed ringleader of a band of rogue guards at the Abu Ghraib prison, was convicted at Fort Hood, Texas, of abusing Iraqi detainees. (Graner was sentenced the next day to 10 years in prison; he was released from prison in Aug. 2011 after serving more than 6 1/2 years.) The European Huygens space probe sent back the first detailed pictures of the frozen surface of Saturn's moon, Titan. Mystery writer Charlotte MacLeod died in Lewiston, Maine, at age 82.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama and the U.S. moved to take charge in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, dispatching thousands of troops along with tons of aid. Iraq's electoral commission barred 500 candidates from running in March 2010 parliamentary elections, including a prominent Sunni lawmaker, deepening sectarian divides.

One year ago: Sporadic violence flared across much of Egypt as a two-day referendum on a new constitution began. A federal judge struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban, then set aside his order while state and local officials completed an appeal. (Oklahoma was among five states whose bans on same-sex marriage were ultimately overturned.)

Today's Birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 79. Singer Jack Jones is 77. Singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint is 77. Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond is 75. Actress Faye Dunaway is 74. Actress Holland Taylor is 72. Actor Carl Weathers is 67. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 67. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 66. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 63. Rock singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 56. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 52. Actor Mark Addy is 51. Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 51. Rapper Slick Rick is 50. Actor Dan Schneider is 49. Actress Emily Watson is 48. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 48. Rock musician Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne Band) is 48. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 47. Actor Jason Bateman is 46. Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 46. Actor Kevin Durand is 41. Actress Jordan Ladd is 40. Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 33. Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 33. Actor Zach Gilford is 33. Rock musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 32. Actor Jonathan Osser is 26.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2016. There are 352 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 14, 1966, Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue in Manhattan were converted from two-way to one-way streets to improve traffic flow. (To this day, vehicles head south on Fifth, while traveling north on Madison.)

Ten years ago: The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's trial (Rizgar Mohammed Amin) submitted his resignation (he was succeeded by Raouf Rasheed Abdel-Rahman). Johnny Weir won his third straight title at the U.S. Figure Skating championships in St. Louis; Sasha Cohen won the women's division; Michelle Kwan was given a berth on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team. Academy Award-winning actress Shelley Winters died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 85.

Five years ago: In an unprecedented popular uprising, Tunisian protesters enraged over soaring unemployment and corruption drove President Zine El Abdine Ben Ali (ZEEN ehl AH'-bih-deen behn-ah-LEE') from power after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. A funeral was held for U.S. District Judge John Roll, who was killed in the Tucson, Ariz., shooting rampage. The national Republican Party ousted chairman Michael Steele and chose Wisconsin party chief Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) to lead in the run-up to the 2012 presidential race.

One year ago: The al-Qaida branch in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack on the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris. Eight inmates and two corrections officers died when a prison bus skidded off an icy West Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train. A pair of Americans, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, completed what had long been considered the world's most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to scale the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall on El Capitan, the forbidding granite pedestal in Yosemite National Park.

Today's Birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 80. Singer Jack Jones is 78. Actress Faye Dunaway is 75. Actress Holland Taylor is 73. Actor Carl Weathers is 68. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 68. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 67. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 64. Rock singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 57. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 53. Actor Mark Addy is 52. Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 52. Rapper Slick Rick is 51. Actor Dan Schneider is 50. Actress Emily Watson is 49. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 49. Rock musician Zakk Wylde is 49. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 48. Actor Jason Bateman is 47. Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 47. Actor Kevin Durand is 42. Actress Jordan Ladd is 41. Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 34. Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 34. Actor Zach Gilford is 34. Rock musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 33. Actor Jonathan Osser is 27. Actor-singer Grant Gustin is 26.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2017. There are 351 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 14, 1967, the Sixties' "Summer of Love" unofficially began with a "Human Be-In," a gathering of tens of thousands of young people for a counterculture event at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, facing opposition from both parties over his plan to send more troops to Iraq, said on CBS' "60 Minutes" that he had the authority to act no matter what Congress wanted. On "Fox News Sunday," Vice President Dick Cheney asserted that lawmakers' criticism would not influence Bush's plans, and he dismissed any effort to "run a war by committee." Actress Darlene Conley, feisty fashion mogul Sally Spectra on "The Bold and the Beautiful," died in Los Angeles at age 72.

Five years ago: Rescue workers scrambled aboard the stricken Costa Concordia cruise liner, seeking to help some 4,200 passengers a day after the ship ran aground and tipped over off Italy's Tuscan coast; the death toll from the tragedy eventually reached 32. Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler won the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas.

One year ago: During a Republican presidential debate in North Charleston, S.C., Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed over the Texas senator's eligibility to serve as commander in chief and the businessman's "New York values." Chicago city attorneys released a grainy 2013 surveillance video showing the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect by a white police officer. Attackers set off suicide bombs and exchanged gunfire outside a Starbucks cafe in Indonesia's capital Jakarta in a brazen assault that left seven people dead. Actor Alan Rickman, 69, died in London. Rene Angelil, 73, Celine Dion's husband and manager, died at his suburban Las Vegas home.

Today's Birthdays — Jan. 14: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 81. Singer Jack Jones is 79. Actress Faye Dunaway is 76. Actress Holland Taylor is 74. Actor Carl Weathers is 69. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 69. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 68. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 65. Rock singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 58. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 54. Actor Mark Addy is 53. Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 53. Rapper Slick Rick is 52. Actor Dan Schneider is 51. Actress Emily Watson is 50. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 50. Rock musician Zakk Wylde is 50. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 49. Actor Jason Bateman is 48. Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 48. Actor Kevin Durand is 43. Actress Jordan Ladd is 42. Actor Ward Horton is 41. Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 35. Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 35. Actor Zach Gilford is 35. Rock musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 34. Actor Jonathan Osser is 28. Actor-singer Grant Gustin is 27.

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2018. There are 351 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 14, 1968, the Green Bay Packers of the NFL defeated the AFL's Oakland Raiders, 33-14, in the second AFL-NFL World Championship game (now referred to as Super Bowl II).

Ten years ago: Republican Bobby Jindal, the first elected Indian-American governor in the United States, took office in Louisiana. Alvaro Colom was sworn in as Guatemala's first leftist president in more than 50 years.



Five years ago: Lance Armstrong ended a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey during a videotaped interview that he'd used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. Veteran stage and film actor Conrad Bain, 89, died in Livermore, California.



One year ago: Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend and Georgia congressman John Lewis on Twitter for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory. Protesters gathered in Washington and other cities to denounce the president-elect's anti-immigrant stance and his pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a payload of satellites blasted off from California, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months earlier.



Today's Birthdays — Jan. 14: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 82. Singer Jack Jones is 80. Actress Faye Dunaway is 77. Actress Holland Taylor is 75. Actor Carl Weathers is 70. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 70. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 69. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 66. Rock singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 59. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 55. Actor Mark Addy is 54. Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 54. Rapper Slick Rick is 53. Actor Dan Schneider is 52. Actress Emily Watson is 51. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 51. Rock musician Zakk Wylde is 51. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 50. Actor Jason Bateman is 49. Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 49. Actor Kevin Durand is 44. Actress Jordan Ladd is 43. Actor Ward Horton is 42. Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 36. Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 36. Actor Zach Gilford is 36. Rock musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 36. Actor Jonathan Osser is 29. Actor-singer Grant Gustin is 28.



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