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What Happened on January 23, 1918

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGertrude B. Elion

Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and drug researcher who developed groundbreaking leukemia and herpes drug treatments (Nobel 1988), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Biochemist and Drug Researcher Gertrude B. Elion
Biochemist and Drug Researcher
Gertrude B. Elion

1918 Highlights

About January 23, 1918

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius