Historical Events In January - 23
Friday, 07 August 2020
1988 Sandinista missiles downed a cargo plane that was dropping U.S.-financed supplies to Contra rebels in southeastern Nicaragua. Four crewmen were killed on January - 23.
1989 On January - 23 challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court
1989 On this day in history surrealist painter Salvador Dali dies at age 84.
1990 Dean Jones scores twin Test tons vs Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on this day in history.
1990 Albert Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 57 on January - 23.
1991 On this day in history "Seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV
1991 On January - 23 high-denomination banknotes withdrawn in USSR
1991 World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait on this day in history.
1992 In Ottawa the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the federal government can conduct environmental reviews on any projects under its jurisdiction on January - 23.
1992 Freddie Bartholomew, child actor (Kidnapped), dies of emphysema at 67 on January - 23.
1993 On this day in history 50th Golden Globes Scent of a Woman, wins
1993 On this day in history convicted diet doc killer Jean Harris was freed, discharged from a New York state hospital after heart surgery and with a grant of clemency from the governor.
1993 On this day in history graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack
1993 On January - 23 indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
1993 New York Newsday reports Oregon's Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women on this day in history.
1993 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan on January - 23.
1993 On January - 23 dudley Stevens, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
1994 On January - 23 worldwide Day for peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina
1994 On January - 23 nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76
1995 British Columbia blocks Alcan's $1.3-billion (Canadian) Kemano power dam development, citing the threat to its salmon fishery on January - 23.
1995 Defence Minister David Collenette disbands the Canadian Airborne Regiment, effective March 5; after some of its soldiers were found to be involved in the death of a Somali boy during the UN mission on January - 23.
1995 In Toronto Ontario surgeons at The Hospital for Sick Children perform a 17 hour operation to separate Pakistani Siamese twins Hira and Nida Jamal; Nida will died a month later on this day in history.
1995 The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), a nationally funded watchdog organization, warned Internet users about sophisticated new hacker techniques on this day in history.
1995 Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist, dies at 100 on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test New Zealand vs Zimbabwe
1996 On this day in history general Electric threw in the towel in the struggle to keep its Genie online service competitive in the growing battle with the Web. The company announced it would sell the service to Yovelle Renaissance Corporation, which would turn Genie into a Web site.
1996 John Mackin, programmer, dies at 36 on January - 23.
1997 Madeline Albright was sworn into office to become the first woman secretary of state on this day in history.
1998 Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba on January - 23.
1999 Monica Lewinsky is ordered by a federal judge to submit to an interview in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Bill Clinton on this day in history.
2004 On January - 23 senate Democrats demanded an investigation of U.S. government dealings with Halliburton Co. following revelations of kickbacks on Iraq contracts.
2006 Stephen Harper wins the federal election in Canada, forming a minority government on January - 23.
2009 On January - 23 dendermonde nursery attack occurred in Dendermonde, Belgium.
2012 European Union agrees to embargo Iranian oil in protest against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program on this day in history.