DYR Today, January 23

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“Birthdays”

  • Doutzen Kroes (31)
  • Draya Michele (31)
  • Julia Jones (35)
  • Tito Ortiz (41)
  • Tiffani Thiessen (42)
  • Ewen Bremner (44)
  • Lisa Snowdon (44)
  • Ariadna Gil (47)
  • Mariska Hargitay (52)
  • Gail O’Grady (53)
  • Princess Caroline of Monaco (59)
  • Richard Dean Anderson (66)
  • Anita Pointer (68)
  • Rutger Hauer (72) 
  • Sonny Chiba (77) Featured Above
  • Chita Rivera (83)
  • Jeanne Moreau (88)
  • John Hancock (RIP)

“Death Anniversaries”

  • Anna Pavlova (Born: February 12, 1881/ Died: January 23, 1931)
  • Edvard Munch (Born: December 12, 1863 / Died: January 23, 1944)
  • Kid Ory (Born: December 25, 1886 / Died: January 23, 1973)
  • Salvador Dali (Born: May 11, 1904 / Died: January 23, 1989)
  • Johnny Carson (Born: October 23, 1925 / Died: January 23, 2005)

“Movies”

“Music”

  • 1965 – Herman’s Hermits released the single “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”.
  • 1965 – Petula Clark sped “Downtown” and it reached #1
  • 1967 – Johnny Rivers released the single “Baby I Need Your Lovin'”.
  • 1971 – George Harrison reached #1 in the U.K. with his solo hit “My Sweet Lord”.
  • 1971 – Gladys Knight & the Pips reached #1 on the R&B chart with their great song “If I Were Your Woman”.
  • 1971 – Dawn & Tony Orlando  topped the chart with “Knock Three Times”
  • 1978 – Van Halen released their first single “You Really Got Me”, a remake of the Kinks’ classic.
  • 1978 – Yvonne Elliman released the single “If I Can’t Have You”

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  • 1982 – “Yesterday’s Songs” by Neil Diamond was #1 for a sixth week.
  • 1982 – George Benson was the man on the R&B chart with the new #1–“Turn Your Love Around”.
  • 1984 – Kenny Loggins released the single “Footloose”.
  • 1984 – Michael Jackson released the single “Thriller”.
  • 1988 – Tiffany took over the #1 spot on the Album chart with her self-titled release.
  • 1988 – Michael Jackson hit #1 for the ninth time as a solo artist with “The Way You Make Me Feel”.
  • 1993 – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)”.

“Tv & Radio”

  • 1935 – The first radio tube to be made of metal was announced.
  • 1949 – “Happy Pappy” premiered. It was the first all-black-cast variety show.
  • 1955 – “One Man’s Family” was seen on TV for the final time after a six-year run on NBC-TV.
  • 1963 – The Soap operas “General Hospital” and “Doctors” premiered on television.
  • 1975 – “Barney Miller” made its debut on ABC-TV.
  • 1977 – The TV mini-series “Roots,” began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel.
  • 1983 – “The A-Team” debuted on TV.
  • 1985 – The proceedings of the House of Lords were televised for the first time.
  • 1988 – At the Quaker State Open, Bob Benoit won a $100,000 bonus and became the first bowler to win a televised tournament by rolling a perfect 300 game.
  • 1995 – The first episode of “Platypus Man” aired.
  • 2002 – CNN announced that it had hired Connie Chung away from ABC News.

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1748 – The ruins of Pompeii were found.
  • 1778 – Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, created the “$” symbol.
  • 1872 – The first edition of “The Standard” was published.
  • 1891 – The William Wrigley Jr. Company was founded in Chicago, IL. The company is most known for its Juicy Fruit gum.
  • 1929 – Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo.
  • 1930 – Leo Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs broke the altitude record for a catch by catching a baseball dropped from the Goodyear blimp 800 feet over Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1931 – Jackie Mitchell became the first female in professional baseball when she signed with the Chattanooga Baseball Club.
On April 2, 1931, left-handed pitcher Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back-to-back. It only took her seven pitches total.
Buzz Feed
  • 1938 – The first commercially successful fluorescent lamps were introduced.
  • 1945 – U.S. forces invaded Okinawa during World War II. It was the last campaign of World War II.
  • 1946 – Weight Watchers was formed.
  • 1946 – A tidal wave (tsunami) struck the Hawaiian Islands killing more than 170 people.
  • 1952 – The Big Bang theory was proposed in “Physical Review” by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow.
  • 1953 – The U.S. Congress created the Department of Health Education and Welfare.
  • 1960 – The U.S. launched TIROS-1. It was the first weather satellite.
  • 1970 – U.S. President Nixon signed the bill, the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, that banned cigarette advertisements to be effective on January 1, 1971.
  • 1976 – Apple Computer began operations.
  • 1987 – Steve Newman became the first man to walk around the world. The walk was 22,000 miles and took 4 years.
  • 1987 – U.S. President Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia, “We’ve declared AIDS public health enemy No. 1.”
  • 1992 – Players began the first strike in the 75-year history of the National Hockey League (NHL).
  • 1997 – David Carradine received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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