What Happened on January 23, 2001

Historical Events

  • The Chinese Communist Party stages a self-immolation in Tiananmen Square to frame Falun Gong and escalate the persecution.

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene [Brother Jack] McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), dies of heart failure at 74
  • Lou Levy, American jazz pianist (Woody Herman; Stan Getz), and accompanist (Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald), dies of a heart attack at 72
2001 Highlights

About January 23, 2001

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
  • UK #1 Song: Rollin' - Limp Bizkit