On this day: January 6

Posted: 6:07 AM EST Dec 27, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Jan 06, 2015

Teddy Roosevelt dies, "Schoolhouse Rock!" premieres, "Wheel of Fortune" debuts, "Frampton Comes Alive!" hits record stores, and Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee, all on this day.

OTD January 6 - Lou Rawls
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2006: Lou Rawls, the Grammy Award-winning singer best known for hits such as "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing," "Lady Love" and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," dies of cancer at age 72 in Los Angeles, California. Rawls' career included more than 70 albums, three Grammys, 13 Grammy nominations, one platinum album, five gold albums and a gold single.

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