On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 2016

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

8 museum workers from Egyptian Museum, Cairo referred for prosecution for reattaching Tutankhamun's beard with inappropriate glue

Pharoah of Egypt Tutankhamun
Pharoah of Egypt
Tutankhamun
  • Category 5 blizzard delivers record 3ft of snow to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US, killing 55 and incurring estimated $500m - $3bn economic losses
  • Zika virus outbreak in Brazil prompts Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica to recommend women delay pregnancies for up to 2 years

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Wanzer, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1952–56; Rochester Royals) and coach (NBA All-Star Game 1957), dies at 94
  • Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), dies at 85
  • Peter Sweval, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), dies of AIDS at 42
  • Walt "No-Neck" Williams, American professional baseball player (White Sox), dies at 72
2016 Highlights

About January 23, 2016

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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