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Died January 21

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Peggy Lee (Getty/Michael Ochs Archive)

Singer and actress Peggy Lee is remembered best for her cover version of Little Willie John's song "Fever." We remember Lee's life today as well as the lives of

BORN TODAY IN HISTORY ›

Born January 19

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Janis Joplin ( Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Janis Joplin's big voice catapulted her to stardom in the 1960s with electrifying songs including "Piece of My Heart," "Me and Bobby McGee," and "Ball 'n

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Died January 12

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Agatha Christie  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Agatha Christie's novels have sold over 2 billion copies, making her the best-selling author of all time, according to the "Guinness Book of World Records." We

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Born January 9

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Richard Nixon (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Richard Nixon became the 37th president of the United States. He also became the first president to resign from office – as a result of the Watergate scandal

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Died January 7

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Nikola Tesla (Wikimedia Commons)

Nikola Tesla revolutionized the way we use electricity, telephones, and radio waves – all without ever successfully graduating from university

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Died January 3

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Phil Everly (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

Phil Everly was one of the Everly Brothers, the country-tinged rock 'n' rollers who electrified the nation's teens in the late 1950s and '60s

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Died January 2

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Anne Francis (Getty)

Actress Anne Francis made her mark in science fiction, starring in the groundbreaking film "Forbidden Planet." We remember Francis' life today as well as the li

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Born January 7

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Zora Neale Hurston (Wikimedia Commons)

Author Zora Neale Hurston's novels and stories were very nearly forgotten after her death, but we can thank her fellow author Alice Walker for sparking a renewe

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Died January 4

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Phil Lynott (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

Phil Lynott led the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy to stardom in the 1970s on the strength of hits including "The Boys Are Back in Town" and "Jailbreak." We remembe

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Born January 16

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Aaliyah (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

The singer, dancer and actress Aaliyah was just 14 when she recorded her debut album, "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number," a smash hit that went double platinum an

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Died January 9

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Peter Cook (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)

Peter Cook, the British comedian and satirist, helped establish anti-establishment comedy in the U.K., an irony he most likely enjoyed

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Born January 5

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Alvin Ailey (AP Photo)

Legendary dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey was born Jan. 5, 1931. Learn more about Ailey and other notable people born this day in history

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Born January 4

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Sorrell Booke  (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Sorrell Booke is remembered best for one iconic role: Boss Hogg, the overblown, comic villain of TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard." We remember Booke's life today as