On this day: January 21

Published On: Jan 18 2013 02:57:15 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 21 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Louis XVI is guillotined, the first nuclear-powered submarine launches, the nation catches "Saturday Night Fever," and President Reagan's second inauguration heads indoors, all on this day.

OTD January 21 - Cecil B DeMille
24 / 49
Public domain

1959: Film director Cecil B. DeMille, best known for films such as "Cleopatra," "Samson and Delilah," "The Greatest Show on Earth" and "The Ten Commandments," dies of a heart ailment at the age of 77 in Hollywood, California.

Upload Photos / Videos