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 - Mac Davis
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1942: Country music singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor Mac Davis is born in Lubbock, Texas. Davis began his career writing for Elvis Presley, including the hits "Memories," "In the Ghetto" and "A Little Less Conversation." His solo career in the 1970s produced hits such as "Baby, Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me," "One Hell of a Woman," "Stop and Smell the Roses" and "It's Hard to be Humble." He also had his own TV variety show in the mid-1970s and starred in movies such as "North Dallas Forty" and "The Sting II."

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