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.
1984: Soul singer Jackie Wilson dies from complications of pneumonia after spending more than eight years in a vegetative state caused by a heart attack he suffered on stage in 1975. Wilson, who had recorded more than 50 hit singles spanning R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop and easy listening, including "Lonely Teardrops" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher," was 49 when he died.
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