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Notable Historical Events for January 23rd

1962Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1937Karl Radek & 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge

1983Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis

1998Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba

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

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

1656Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.

198845th Golden Globes: Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas

1943Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

1991"seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV

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Notable Birthdays on January 23rd

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

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

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

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

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