On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1944

Historical Events

Music History

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

  • Detroit Red Wings score 15 goals against New York Rangers with an NHL record 37 points; also record consecutive goals & most lopsided game, 15-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Lawson, American musician (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Marty Russo, American politician & lobbyist (Rep-D-IL, 1975- ), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend), born in Breukelen, Netherlands (d. 2019)
  • Sergey Belov, Soviet basketball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Shegarsky District, Russia (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

Edvard Munch

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

  • Viktor Gusev, Russian poet (b. 1909)
1944 Highlights

About January 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius