What Happened on January 23, 2016

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 8 museum workers from Egyptian Museum, Cairo referred for prosecution for reattaching Tutankhamun's beard with inappropriate glue
  • 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 professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), dies at 94
  • Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), dies at 85
  • Peter [Piet] Swevel, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), dies of AIDS at 42
  • Walt "No-Neck" Williams, American professional baseball player (White Sox), dies at 72