On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia established
  • WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet (Omeros), Nobel Prize for Literature 1992, born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2017)
  • Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), (d. 1969)
  • Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1954, French C'ships 1958)), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW (d. 2017)
  • William Reid Pogue, American fighter pilot & astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 2014)