January 23 in Pop Culture History

23 January 23 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.

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 ClarkDowntown

1971 – #1 Hit January 23, 1971 – February 12, 1971: Tony Orlando and DawnKnock 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 JacksonThe 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.

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