On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

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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

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James

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Singer Neil Diamond retires after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • Twelve camels disqualified from the King Abdulaziz Camel beauty contest, Saudi Arabia after their owners used botox on their lips

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