On this day: January 15

Published On: Jan 14 2013 05:48:11 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 15 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Columbus heads home from the New World, Martin Luther King Jr. is born, the first Super Bowl is played, and Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger becomes a hero, all on this day.

OTD January 15 - Ray Bolger
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1987: Actor and dancer Ray Bolger, best known for playing the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz," dies of bladder cancer at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, California.

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