Today is Monday, January 23rd, the 23rd day of the year. There are 342
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 Soup Month,
National Oatmeal Month, National Pie Day, National Handwriting
Jerry Lawson, 79, singer (Persuasions)
Reginald Calloway, 68, trumpet player (Midnight Star)
Haywood Workman, 56, basketball player/NBA referee
Eric Metcalf, 55, football player
Kez McCorvey, 51, football player
Larry Hughes, 43, basketball player
Julz West, 28, singer
Amanda Berry Smith, 186, former slave/singer/evangelist (d. 1915)
Anita Pointer, 75, singer (Pointer Sisters) (d. 2022)
Willie Edwards, 1957, murdered by KKK (b. 1932)
Paul Robeson, 1976, athlete/actor/singer/activist (b. 1899)
Thomas A. Dorsey, 1993, pianist/songwriter (b. 1899)
Nell Carter, 2003, singer/actress (b. 1948)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1891 – Dr. Daniel Hale Williams founds Providence Hospital in Chicago, the
first training hospital for Black doctors and nurses in the U.S.
1943 – Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the
1962 – Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
1964 – The 24th Amendment is ratified, abolishing the poll tax, which had
been used as a means of preventing African Americans from voting.
1965 – Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to
Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain.
1977 – 1st ABC showing of “Roots”.
1979 – Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
1986 – 1st induction of Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James
Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis
Being an Aquarius born on January 23rd, your personality is characterized by adaptability and originality. You can easily adapt to just about any situation. At times, you actively seek out new experiences and environments, where you can thrive. Socially, you love to meet new people and thrive in situations where you can display your unique point of view and way of thinking. Your friends and family would be the first to describe you as original. In all aspects of your life, you reject the status quo, instead choosing to embrace your individuality.