On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays

  • Juan Rinc√≥n, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Maracaibo, Venezuela
  • Larry Hughes, American basketball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Vantaa, Finland