On this day: January 17

Published On: Jan 16 2013 02:10:25 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 17 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Hawaii's monarchy is overthrown, Popeye makes his comic strip debut, Muhammad Ali is born, Operation Desert Storm begins, and news of the Monica Lewinsky scandal breaks online, all on this day.

OTD January 17 - Ray J
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1981: Singer Ray J, known for songs such as "One Wish" and "Sexy Can I," is born William Ray Norwood Jr. in McComb, Mississippi. He is also the brother of singer Brandy Norwood (right) and first cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg.

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