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 This day in History - January 23
412 Historic Events for January 23
1942

Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)

Birth
1942

Willy Bogner Jr, Munich, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

Birth
1942

Japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain

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1942

Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut

Birth
1943

66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)

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1943

Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured

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1943

Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period

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1943

British 8th army marches into Tripoli

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1943

Gil Gerard, Little Rock Ark, actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)

Birth
1943

William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer

Birth
1943

Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56

Death
1944

Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend)

Birth
1944

Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1944

Marty Russo, (Rep-D-IL, 1975- )

Birth
1944

Jerry Lawson, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)

Birth
1944

Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (The Scream), dies at 80

Death
1944

Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon," premieres in NYC

Event
1944

Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers and NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals and most lopsided game 15-0

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1945

Helmuth J Moltke, German politician ("July 20th Plot"), executed at 37

Death
1945

Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, offers his resignation

Event
1946

Feliks Nowowiejski, composer, dies at 68

Death
1946

Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st director of CIA

Event
1946

Asif Masood, cricketer (Pakistani quick with long and erratic run-up)

Birth
1946

Matteo Giulio Bartoli, linguist, dies at 72

Death
1947

Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator, dies at 79

Death