What Happened on January 23, 1937

Historical Events

On Your Toes

George Abbott, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "On Your Toes", choreographed by George Balanchine, and starring Ray Bolger and Tamara Geva, closes at the Majestic Theatre, NYC; after 515 performances

Event of Interest

Karl Radek and sixteen others go on trial in Moscow as part of the Great Purge, many are sentenced to death

Famous Deaths

  • Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (Minister of Education), dies at 60

About January 23, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius