Video: 'The Dick Cavett Show' (Jan. 21, 1972; lengthy clip)
Video: 'Happy Birthday, Pop' (part 1)
(Friday, January 21, 1972, 8:00 p.m. ET) — Lamont buys Fred a new hat for his birthday and then tries to take him out on the town to celebrate on tonight’s episode of the NBC-TV sitcom Sanford and Son. Continue reading ‘Happy Birthday, Pop’ episode airs on ‘Sanford and Son’ 40 years ago tonight this hour (1972)
Video: 'Reservoir Dogs' trailer
(Tuesday, January 21, 1992) — Reservoir Dogs, a crime film marking debut of director and writer Quentin Tarantino, premiered today at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Salt Lake City. Continue reading ‘Reservoir Dogs’ debuts at Sundance 20 years ago today (1992)
Video: Rommel counterattacks (at 0:42)
(Wednesday, January 21, 1942) — In a dramatic and surprising move, German Colonel-General Erwin Rommel turned his Afrika Korps around and began an offensive in Libya today during the Battle of Gazala, an important battle of the Second World War Western Desert Campaign.
Three Axis columns, with powerful air cover, began advancing eastward along the coastal road. The British were ordered to pull back to Agedabia.