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Daily Calendar for Sunday, January 22, 2023

The new year is by far the most important festival of the Chinese lunar calendar. It is celebrated on the second new Moon after the winter solstice. The holiday is a time of renewal, with debts cleared, new clothes bought, shops and homes decorated, and families gathered for a reunion dinner. Chinese New Year is marked by fireworks, traditional lion dances, gift giving, and special foods. Learn more about Chinese New Year traditions.

Born

  • Ivan III (Ivan The Great)
  • Sir Francis Bacon (writer, philosopher)
  • Richard Upjohn (architect)
  • August Strindberg (playwright)
  • D. W. Griffith (film director)
  • Ann Sothern (actress)
  • U Thant (United Nations Secretary General)
  • Sam Cooke (singer)
  • Piper Laurie (actress)
  • Bill Bixby (actor & director)
  • Joseph Wambaugh (writer)
  • Steve Perry (singer)
  • Linda Blair (actress)
  • Diane Lane (actress)
  • Balthazar Getty (actor)
  • Christopher Masterson (actor)
  • Beverley Mitchell (actress)

Died

  • Queen Victoria (Great Britain, died after the longest reign of any British monarch and was succeeded by her son, Edward VII)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (36th U.S. president)
  • Telly Savalas (actor)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (matriarch of the Kennedy family)
  • Stanley Marcus (chairman of department store Neiman-Marcus)
  • Jack Shea (gold medal-winning speedskater and patriarch of family of Olympic finalists, including grandson who won gold medal at 2002 games)
  • Ann Miller (dancer & actress)
  • Patsy Rowlands (actress)
  • Heath Ledger (actor)
  • Jean Simmons (English actress who later also became an American citizen)
  • James Mitchell (actor & dancer)
  • Hank Aaron (baseball player)

Events

  • Uranium atom was first split by cyclotron
  • Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In debuted on TV
  • George Foreman knocks out Joe Frazier for world heavyweight boxing title
  • Macintosh computer commercial ran during Super Bowl XVIII
  • Politician R. Budd Dwyer committed suicide on national television
  • Roberta Bondar became first Canadian woman in space
  • Madeleine Albright became the first female secretary of state after confirmation by the U.S. Senate

Weather

  • In Spearfish, South Dakota, the temperature rose from -4F to 45F in 2 minutes, due to chinook
  • Meteorologists said that 75 percent of North America was covered by snow
  • Mountain Lake, Virginia, recorded a low temperature of -30 degrees F
  • Snow fell in Jordan

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