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January 23rd In Pop Culture History

1556 (Earthquake) Shaanxi, China. Over 800,000 people may were killed.

1571 - The Royal Exchange opened in London.

1793 - Humane Society of Philadelphia (America's 1st aid organization) founded.

1870 - US cavalrymen killed 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in what is known as the Marias Massacre, in Montana.

January 23, 1951 Birthday (fictional) Angus MacGuyver, TV

1964 - The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, was ratified.

1965 - #1 Hit January 23, 1965 - February 5, 1965: Petula Clark - Downtown

1971 - #1 Hit January 23, 1971 - February 12, 1971: Tony Orlando and Dawn - Knock Three Times

1977 - Roots premiered on ABC

1978 - Chicago Guitarist Terry Kaith's last words were "Don't worry, it's not loaded" while playing russian roulette.

1983 - The A Team premiered on NBC

1984 - Hulk Hogan defeated the Iron Sheik for the WWF (now WWE) championship

1985 - Thundercats debuted, in syndication

1986 - The 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame included Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

1988 - #1 Hit January 23, 1988 - January 29, 1988: Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel

1998 - Spice World, The Gingerbread Man, Slappy and the Stinkers and Swept From The Sea were released in theaters.

2003 - Mythbusters premiered on The Discovery Channel

2008 - U2 3D debuted in theaters.

January 23rd Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

John Hancock (1737, d.1793)
Benjamin Delmonte (1865)
Franklin Pagborn (1889)
Remy Angenot (1894)
Randolph Scott (1898)
Sergi Eisenstein (1898)
Mary Philips (1900)
Ralph Graves (1900)
Benny Waters (1902)
David Newell (1905)
Bob Steele (1906)
Dan Duryea (1907)
Django Reinhardt (1910)
Dan Smith (1911)
Ank van der Moer (1912)
Ernie Kovacs (1919)
Florence Halop (1923)
Jeanne Moreau (1928)
Ken Errair (1930)
Arlene Golonka (1933)
Chita Rivera (1933)
Lou Antonio (1934)
Ray Elliot (1939)
Sonny Chiba (1939)
Johnny Russell (1940)
William Bogner, Jr (1942)
Razzak (1942)
Gil Gerard (1943)
Gary Burton (1943)
Jerry Lawson (1944)
Rutger Hauer (1944)
Anita Pointer (1948)
Bill Cunningham (1950)
Danny Federici (1950)
Richard Dean Anderson (1950)
Richard Gilliland (1950)
John Greaves (1950)
Luis Alberto Spinetta (1950, d.2012)
David Patrick Kelly (1951)
Lamont Robin Zander (1953)
Robert Ka-spel (1954)
Rick Finch (1954)
Reginald Calloway (1955)
Lorraine Michaels ( 1958)
Earl Falconer (1959)
Tyrone Power, Jr. (1959)
Misha Mck (1960)
Vasia Panayopoulou (1962)
Gail O'Grady (1963)
Mariska Hargitay (1964)
Ariadna Gil (1969)
Lorne Spicer (1971)
Marc Nelson (1971)
Ewen Bremner (1972)
Lisa Snowden (1972)
Lanei Chapman (1973)
Tiffani Amber Thiessen (1974)
Rebekah Elmaloglou (1974)
Tito Ortiz (1975)
Tony Lucca (1976)
Angelica Lee (1976)
Sampsa Astala (1979)
Sarai (1981)
Doutzen Kroes (1985)
Felica Brandstrom (1987)

Don't be afraid to try something new.
An amateur built the ark.
Professionals built the Titanic.


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