Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)
Published originally in January 1845.
The first class of baseball “Hall of Famers” was comprised of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)
Elvis’s identical twin brother Jessie Garon Presley was delivered stillborn shortly before Elvis’s birth. He was a loner as a child and brought a guitar to school with him everyday.
The launching of Apollo 8.
Jane Fonda (born Jayne Seymour Fonda) is 79 today.
Jane Fonda dropped out of Vassar College to become a fashion model. She is a two-time Academy Award winner and two time BAFTA Award winner. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Film Institute AFI Life Achievement Award.
Ronald William "Ron" Howard is 62 today.
Howard studied film at the University of Southern California, but he dropped out before graduating.