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 This day in History - January 23
412 Historic Events for January 23
1976

Paul Robeson, athlete/lawyer/singer, dies in Philadelphia at 77

Death
1976

Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44

Death
1976

Phil Boudreault, Copper Cliff Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1976

Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, v WI Adelaide

Event
1976

Wash Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat NY Rangers 7-5

Event
1977

$1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris

Event
1977

Bernard "Toots" Shor, barkeeper, dies at 73

Death
1977

Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC

Event
1978

Jack Oakie, actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74

Death
1978

Terry Kath, rock guitarist (Chicago), accidently shot in head at 32

Death
1978

NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 14-13

Event
1978

Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris

Event
1979

Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Event
1980

Theresa Kulikowski, Tacoma Wash, gymnast (World-bronze-95, Oly-96)

Birth
1981

Bobby Sherwood, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 66

Death
1981

1st Richard Nixon museum opens (San Clemente Calif)

Event
1981

Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games

Event
1981

Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana and Joe Rudi

Event
1981

Samuel Barber, US composer (School for Scandal), dies at 70

Death
1981

Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin

Event
1982

World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2

Event
1982

Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83

Death
1982

Urbe Blanca (cow) produces record 110 kg of milk, Cuba (approx date)

Event
1983

Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000

Event
1983

Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis

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