What Happened on January 23, 2018

Historical Events

Music History

American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond abruptly retires from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

  • Chinese researchers report they have cloned two monkeys, using the same technology as Dolly the Sheep

Sports History

LeBron James becomes the 7th and youngest (33 years 24 days) to reach the 30,000 NBA point milestone during 114-102 loss to San Antonio Spurs

  • Twelve camels disqualified from the King Abdulaziz Camel beauty contest, Saudi Arabia after their owners used botox on their lips
2018 History

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, anti-apartheid activist (I Am Not Afraid), described as the "father of South African jazz," dies at 78
  • Lari White, American country music singer and actress (You Can Be a Star winner- 1988), dies of peritoneal cancer at 52
  • Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), dies at 103
  • Stansfield Turner, American admiral and CIA director (1977-81), dies at 94
  • Wyatt Tee Walker, African-American pastor, civil rights leader, chief of staff for Martin Luther King, Jr. and cultural historian, dies at 88

About January 23, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

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