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.

January 23, 1945. How cool would it be to say your birthday is 12345?

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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