THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Friday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2016. There are 344 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1973: The U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, legalized abortions using a trimester approach.
2008: Actor Heath Ledger was found dead of an accidental prescription overdose in New York City; he was 28.
IN THE WORLD
1901: Britain’s Queen Victoria died at age 81 after a reign of 63 years; she was succeeded by her eldest son, Edward VII.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., is 88. Actress Piper Laurie is 84. Actor Seymour Cassel is 81. Author Joseph Wambaugh is 79. Actor John Hurt is 76. Singer Steve Perry is 67. Country singer-musician Teddy Gentry (Alabama) is 64. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Mike Bossy is 59. Actress Linda Blair is 57. Actress Diane Lane is 51. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is 48. Jazz singer Lizz Wright is 36. Actor Kevin Sheridan is 34. The Associated Press