What Happened on January 23, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Dendermonde nursery attack occurred in Dendermonde, Belgium.
  • UK officially enters recession as GDP falls by 1.5% in the last quarter of 2008 following a 0.6% drop in the third quarter, with unemployment growing by 131,000 to 1.92 million (6.1%)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert W. Scott, American politician, governor of North Carolina (b. 1929)