On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 2019

Historical Events

  • New record for most expensive US property, $238 million for penthouse condominium overlooking Central Park, NY, bought by hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

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
2019 Highlights

About January 23, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius