15th January
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1918 Stan Laurel Starts Work at Hal Roach Movie Studios

Stan Laurel was the creative mind behind one of the all time great comedy partnerships with Oliver Hardy. Laurel starred in his first film in 1917 but did not achieve international success until he was teamed up with rotund Hardy to form Laurel and Hardy in 1926.

They appeared together for the first time in the movie Duck Soup. Their first feature film was Pardon Us. They won an Academy Award in 1933 for The Music Box, the trials of two removal men attempting to get a piano up an enormous flight of steps. [Link watch Flying Deuces.]

It was on this day...
1973 President Nixon Suspends Military Action in North Vietnam

Nixon calls for an end to military operations in North Vietnam in an attempt to allow the peace process negotiated by Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho to succeed.

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1951 Charo
1937 Margaret O'Brien
1929 Dr Martin Luther King
1913 Lloyd Bridges
1909 Gene Krupa
1906 Aristotle Onasis

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1974 Happy Days premieres
1987 Ray Bolger, Scarecrow (Wizard of Oz), dies
1981 Hill Street Blues premieres
1967 The Green Bay Packers win the first Super Bowl football game

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