What Happened on January 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon" premieres in NYC

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals & most lopsided game 15-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Lawson, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
  • Marty Russo, (Rep-D-IL, 1975- )
  • Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend)
  • Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (The Scream), dies at 80, bequeathing all of his work to the city of Oslo

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch
  • Viktor Gusev, Russian poet (b. 1909)