Jazzy Jeff picture
Jazzy Jeff

Today is Monday, January 22, the 22nd day of the year.  There are 343

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, National Blonde Brownie Day

Ray Rice
Ray Rice


Addie “Micki” Harris, 84, singer (Shirelles)

Jazzy Jeff, 59, DJ/rapper

Ray Rice, 37, football player

Greg Oden, 36, basketball player

Marcus Canty, 34, singer


Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke

Nat Turner, 224, slave rebellion leader (d. 1831)

“Blind” Willie Johnson, 127, blues/spiritual singer/guitarist (d. 1947)

Willa B. Brown (Coffey), 118, African American air pioneer (NAAA) (d. 1992)

Sam Cooke, 93, singer (d. 1964)


Lyndon B. Johnson, 1973, 36th U.S. President (b. 1929)


Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown

1793 – Benjamin Banneker helped plan Washington, D.C.

1969 – Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame.

1973 – George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title.

1973 – Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes some abortions.

1987 – Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a

press conference on live national television, leading to debates on

boundaries in journalism.

1988 – Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title.

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant

1989 – Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals

20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR.

1990 – 17th American Music Award: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win.

1998 – Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A’s for 4th time.

2006 – Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the

Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game.


As an Aquarius born on January 22nd, your adaptability and originality are amongst your most defining qualities. You take little interest in the mundane, instead choosing to embrace new situations, experiences and environments. Similarly, you love social settings, where you can display your unique viewpoint to those around you. People often gravitate to your original personality, but they might be surprised to find out exactly how nontraditional you can be. In all aspects of your life, you rarely conform, as you much rather develop a one of a kind way of thinking.

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