This was 23rd day of the year and 342 days remained in the year.

January 23 Birthdays

Edouard Manet
1832–1883, French Painter.

writer (1783)

Camilla Collett
novelist, essayist, and literary critic (1813)

Sergei Eisenstein
filmmaker (1898)

Django Reinhardt
jazz musician (1910)

Potter Stewart
Associate Justice (1915)

Gertrude B. Elion
pharmacologist (1918)

Ernie Kovacs
actor, comedian (1919)

Jeanne Moreau
actress (1928)

Derek Walcott
dramatist and poet (1930)

Princess Caroline of Monaco
royalty (1957)

Tiffani Thiessen
actor (1974)

January 23 in History


The deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in Shansi, China.


Georgetown University established in what is now Washington, DC.


Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the U.S.


The 24th Amendment to the Constitution, barring poll taxes, was ratified.


North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo (the crew was released 11 months later.)


President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.


Salvador Dali died in Spain at age 84.


Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty.


Bob Keeshan, "Captain Kangaroo," died at age 76.

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