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Notable Historical Events for January 23rd

1967Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

1979Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

198862nd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1 7-6)

1571Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London

1853John Wilkes Booth is baptized at St. Timothy's Protestant Episcopal Church

1981Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games

1889Daniel Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago

1984Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ

1945World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.

1965Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

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Notable Birthdays on January 23rd

1737John Hancock, merchant/statesman, (1st to sign Declaration of Independence), (d. 1793), [o.s. 1936-01-12]

1963Hakeem Olajuwon, Lagos, Nigeria, NBA center (Houston Rockets)

1832Edouard Manet, Paris, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), (d. 1883)

1964Mariska Hargitay, Santa Monica California, actress (Jesse Smith-Downtown, ER)

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