On this day: January 17

Published On: Jan 16 2013 02:10:25 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 17 2014 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 - Jim Carrey
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1962: Actor and comedian Jim Carrey, best known for roles in movies such as "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "Dumb and Dumber," "The Mask," "The Truman Show," "Man on the Moon" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," is born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

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