- "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.
- Reporter Daniel Pearl kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan, and subsequently murdered.
- Igor Kipnis, American harpsichordist, pianist, conductor, and educatordies of renal cancer at 71
- Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
- Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist and anthropologist, dies at 71
- Robert Nozick, American philosopher (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), dies at 63
About January 23, 2002
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No
Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius
- #1 Song: U Got It Bad - Usher
- #1 Song: My Sweet Lord - George Harrison