On this day: February 6

Published On: Feb 05 2013 04:58:31 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 06 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The Union gets its first victory of the Civil War, Ronald Reagan is born, The Righteous Brothers hit No. 1, and astronaut Alan Shepard works on his lunar golf game, all on this day.

OTD February 6 - Rick Astley
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1966: Singer-songwriter Rick Astley, best known for his 1987 song "Never Gonna Give You Up," which was a No. 1 hit single in 25 countries, is born in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England.

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