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Births, Deaths, and Events for 23 January



About This Day

     This is day 23 of the year 2019.
     There are 342 days left to 2019.


Thought For The Day


     "No really great man every thought himself so."


 

Births

 
1832   Édouard Manet - France, Impressionist painter (Déjeuner sur L'Herbe)
1898   Sergei Eisenstein - Russia, film maker (Battleship Potemkin)
1898   Randolph Scott - Orange County, VA, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
1907   Hediki Yukawa - Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)
1910   Django Reinhardt - Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist
1914   Napoleon L. Bonaparte - French pretender to the throne
1919   Ernie Kovacs - Trenton, NJ, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show)
1923   Walter M[ichael] Miller, Jr. - US, sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars, A Canticle For Liebowitz)
1928   Jeanne Moreau - Paris, France, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim)
1942   Willy Bogner, Jr. - Munich Germany, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
1943   Gil Gerard - Little Rock, AR, actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)
1944   Rutger Hauer - Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands, actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend)
1948   Anita Pointer - Oakland, CA, rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy)
1949   Robert D. Cabana - Minneapolis, MN, Major USMC/astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, 88)
1950   Richard Dean Anderson - Minneapolis, MN, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Point NAS)
1957   Princess Caroline [Louise Marguerite Grimaldi] - of Monaco
1958   Lorraine Michaels - Canterbury, England, playmate (April 1981)
1959   Earl Falconer - British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1964   Mariska Hargitay - Santa Monica, CA, actress ("Law & Order: SVU")
1974   Tiffani-Amber Theissen - Long Beach, CA, actress (Saved by Bell, 90210)

 

Deaths

 
1800   Edward Rutledge - US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 50
1806   William Pitt - the Younger, PM Great Britain (1783-1806), dies at 46
1944   Edvard Munch - Norwegian painter (The Scream), dies at 80
1976   Paul Robeson - athlete/lawyer/singer, dies in Philadelphia at 77
1978   Jack Oakie - actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74
1989   Salvador Dalí - Spanish Surrealist painter, dies in Spain at 84
1993   Thomas A. Dorsey - jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies
2005   Johnny Carson - talk show host, comedian, cutural icon, dies at 79

 

Events

 
   National Handwriting Day, National Pie Day, and Measure Your Feet Day
638   Start of Islamic calendar
1492   "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed
1779   Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)
1789   Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded
1865   General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies
1930   George Washington Birthplace National Monument, VA, established
1933   20th amendment changes date of Presidential Inaugurations to 1/20
1948   Huston's Treasure of Sierra Madre starring Humphrey Bogart opens
1962   British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR
1964   24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
1968   Spy ship USS Pueblo and 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea
1969   Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
1972   Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party - 100 die - New Delhi
1973   President Nixon announces an accord has been reach to end the Vietnam War
1975   Barney Miller premieres on ABC TV
1977   Miniseries Roots premieres on ABC
1981   1st Richard Nixon museum opens (San Clemente, CA)
1986   1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis & Elvis Presley)
1988   Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands, completing 1st nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling
1991   Seinfeld debuts on NBC-TV
1991   World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait
1993   New York Newsday reports Oregon's Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
3268   Beginning of 2nd Julian Period

 

 

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