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 This day in History - January 23
412 Historic Events for January 23
1918

Gertrude Belle Elion, NYC, biochemist/drug researcher (Nobel 1988)

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1919

Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)

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1919

Ernie Kovacs, Trenton NJ, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show)

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1919

Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool

Birth
1920

Dutch refuse to turn over ex-kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany to allies

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1920

Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)

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1921

Wlasyslaw Zelenski, composer, dies at 83

Death
1923

Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th)

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1923

Walter M[ichael] Miller Jr, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)

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1923

Florence Halop, Queens, actress (Florence-Night Court, St Elsewhere)

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1923

Horace Ashenfelter, US, 3000m steeplechase (Olympic-gold-1952)

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1924

Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour govt in Britain

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1924

Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ, 1983- )

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1925

Marty Paich, Oakland Calif, orch leader (Sonny and Cher, Glenn Campbell)

Birth
1926

Joseph Carl Breil, composer, dies at 55

Death
1926

D‚sir‚ J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal, dies at 74

Death
1926

Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown," premieres in NYC

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1928

"Abenteuer of brave Soldier Schwejk" premieres in Berlin

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1928

Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)

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1928

Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)

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1928

Jeanne Moreau, Paris France, actress (Going Places, Jules and Jim)

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1929

Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)

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1929

John Polanyi, Berlin, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986)

Birth
1930

WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions

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1930

Derek Walcott, St Lucia, poet/writer (Omeros, Nobel 1992)

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