History of 23 January

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History of 23 January

  • 1983 – “The A-Team” debuted on TV.
  • 1985 – O.J. Simpson became the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to pro football’s Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.
  • 1985 – The proceedings of the House of Lords were televised for the first time.
  • 1989 – Surrealist artist Salvador Dali died in Spain at age 84.
  • 1997 – A judge in Fairfax, VA, sentenced Mir Aimal Kasi to death for an assault rifle attack outside the CIA headquarters in 1993 that killed two men and wounded three other people.
  • 1997 – A British woman received a record £186,000 damages for Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
  • 2001 – A van used by the remaining two fugitives of the “Texas 7” was recovered in Colorado Springs, CO. A few hours later police surrounded a hotel where the convicts were hiding. Patrick Murphy Jr. and Donald Newbury were taken into custody the next morning without incident.
  • 2002 – John Walker Lindh returned to the U.S. under FBI custody. Lindh was charged with conspiring to kill U.S. citizens, providing support to terrorists and engaging in prohibited transactions with the Taliban while a member of the al-Quaida terrorist organization in Afghanistan.
  • 2003 – North Korea announced that it would consider sanctions an act of war for North Korea’s reinstatement of its nuclear program.
  • 2018 – A 7.9 Mw  earthquake occurs in the Gulf of Alaska. It is tied as the sixth-largest earthquake ever recorded in the United States, but there are no reports of significant damage or fatalities.
  • 2018 – A double car bombing in Benghazi, Libya, kills at least 33 people and wounds “dozens” of others. The victims include both military personnel and civilians, according to local officials.

Celebrating Birthday Today 

  • 1981 – Rob Friend, Canadian soccer player
  • 1982 – Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982 – Oceana Mahlmann, German singer and songwriter
  • 1982 – Andrew Rock, American sprinter
  • 1983 – Irving Saladino, Panamanian long jumper
  • 1984 – Robbie Farah, Australian rugby league player
  • 1984 – Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
  • 1985 – Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer
  • 1985 – Doutzen Kroes, Dutch model and actress
  • 1985 – Yevgeny Lukyanenko, Russian pole vaulter
  • 1985 – Aselefech Mergia, Ethiopian runner
  • 1985 – Jeff Samardzija, American baseball player
  • 1985 – San E, South Korean rapper
  • 1986 – Gelete Burka, Ethiopian runner
  • 1986 – Marc Laird, Scottish footballer
  • 1986 – José Enrique, Spanish footballer
  • 1986 – Michael Stevens, American YouTuber and educator
  • 1986 – Steven Taylor, English footballer
  • 1986 – Sandro Viletta, Swiss skier
  • 1987 – Leo Komarov, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1990 – Şener Özbayraklı, Turkish footballer
  • 1990 – Alex Silva, Canadian wrestler
  • 1990 – Martyn Waghorn, English footballer
  • 1992 – Reina Triendl, Japanese model and actress
  • 1994 – Addison Russell, American baseball player
  • 1995 – Luke Bateman, Australian rugby league player
  • 1995 – Tuimoala Lolohea, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1998 – XXXTentacion, American rapper (d. 2018)

 

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