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 - Colonel Tom Parker
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Universal Pictures [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1997: Colonel Tom Parker, the Dutch-born entertainment impresario known best as the manager of Elvis Presley, dies at the age of 87 in Las Vegas, Nevada, a day after suffering a stroke. Parker is seen here with Elvis on the set of the 1969 film "Change of Habit."

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