January 12 in History

Super Bowl III, in which the New York Jets defeated the heavily favored Baltimore Colts by the score of 16–7, took place 48 years ago today.

Jets quarterback Joe Namath, seen above, went 17 for 28 and threw for 206 yards. It remains the Jets’ only SuperBowl win and appearance.

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All in the Family debuted on CBS 46 years ago tonight with this episode, “Meet the Bunkers”:

 
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Charles Perrault, who wrote the stories we call the “Mother Goose Tales,” was born on this date in 1628. Jack London was born on this date in 1876. Luise Rainer was born on this date in 1910. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi would be 99 today. Joe Frazier was born on this date in 1944.

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George Joseph Kresge, The Amazing Kreskin, is 82 today. Haruki Murakami is 68. Rush Limbaugh is 66. Kirstie Alley is 66 today. Walter Mosley is 65. Howard Stern is 63. John Lasseter is 60 today. Oliver Platt is 57. Rob Zombie is 52.

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One comment

  1. loisajay · January 12

    Go Joe Namath!!!

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