- 1977 Mini-series "Roots" premieres on ABC
Agoston Haraszthy, 1st vintner in Sonoma Valley, California imports 10,000 grape vine cuttings
On January 23, 1862
Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Resulting murder trial of her husband perhaps only case in US history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.
On January 23, 1897