Today is Tuesday, January 23rd,  the 23rd day of the year. There are 342

Anita Pointer
Anita Pointer

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


Nell Carter
Nell Carter


Jerry Lawson, 90, singer (Persuasions)

Reginald Calloway, 69, trumpet player (Midnight Star)

Haywood Workman, 57, basketball player/NBA referee

Eric Metcalf, 56, football player

Bill Russell
Bill Russell

Kez McCorvey, 52, football player

Larry Hughes, 44, basketball player

Julz West, 29, singer


Amanda Berry Smith, 187, former slave/singer/evangelist (d. 1915)

Anita Pointer, 76, singer (Pointer Sisters) (d. 2022)

Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington


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)


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

first time.

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

James Brown
James Brown

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.

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