23 January

23 January

January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 342 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 23rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 23rd in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Measure Your Feet Day
  • National Handwriting Day
  • National Reading Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – January 23

1986: The first artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Among the first inductees were Ray Charles, James Brown, and Elvis Presley.

1960: The Trieste dives to a record depth of 10,911 meters (35,797 ft)

Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh reached the bottom of Challenger Deep, the Earth’s deepest known point.

1957: Walter Frederick Morrison sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company

Today, the Frisbee is used around the world as both a toy and as part of flying disc games, such as Ultimate.

1950: Israel claims Jerusalem as its capital

Despite international protests, the Knesset passed a resolution stating that the divided city will be the country’s capital.

1556: The deadliest earthquake on record kills some 830,000 people

The epicenter was in the Wei River Valley in Shaanxi Province, China.

1930-1931: “An unusual picture of one of the intrepid window washers working on the Empire State Building, as he pauses in his task to draw a lung-full of clean air at his height.” 1930-1931

“An unusual picture of one of the intrepid window washers working on the Empire State Building, as he pauses in his task to draw a lung-full of clean air at his height.” 1930-1931

1890: Menelik II, emperor of Ethiopia, 1890’s.

Menelik II, emperor of Ethiopia, 1890’s.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, January 23

1984: Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer

1926: Bal Thackeray, Indian politician

1919: Ernie Kovacs, American comedian, actor

1897: Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician, activist

1737: John Hancock, American politician, 1st Governor of Massachusetts

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, January 23

2005: Johnny Carson, American television host

2002: Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist

1989: Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter

1986: Joseph Beuys, German sculptor, illustrator

1944: Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter


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