On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disinvites President Donald Trump from making a State of the Union address in Congress citing government shutdown

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declares himself acting President amid widespread violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro's regime

Venezuelan Politician Juan Guaidó
Venezuelan Politician
Juan Guaidó
President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro
President of Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro

Famous Deaths

  • Diana Athill, English writer and editor (Stet), dies at 101
  • Jonas Mekas, American avant garde filmmaker and film critic, dies at 96
  • Norman Orentreich, American dermatologist known as "the father of modern hair transplantation", dies at 96
  • Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean singer and musician (Tuku music), dies at 66