What Happened On This Day – January 23
1986 The first artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Among the first inductees were Ray Charles, James Brown, and Elvis Presley.
1960 The Trieste dives to a record depth of 10,911 meters (35,797 ft)
Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh reached the bottom of Challenger Deep, the Earth's deepest known point.
1957 Walter Frederick Morrison sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company
Today, the Frisbee is used around the world as both a toy and as part of flying disc games, such as Ultimate.
1950 Israel claims Jerusalem as its capital
Despite international protests, the Knesset passed a resolution stating that the divided city will be the country's capital.
1556 The deadliest earthquake on record kills some 830,000 people
The epicenter was in the Wei River Valley in Shaanxi Province, China.
Births On This Day – January 23
1984 Arjen Robben
1926 Bal Thackeray
1919 Ernie Kovacs
American comedian, actor
1897 Subhas Chandra Bose
Indian politician, activist
1737 John Hancock
American politician, 1st Governor of Massachusetts
Deaths On This Day – January 23
2005 Johnny Carson
American television host
2002 Pierre Bourdieu
1989 Salvador Dalí
1986 Joseph Beuys
German sculptor, illustrator
1944 Edvard Munch