On this day: January 23

POSTED: 5:26 PM Jan 22 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jan 23 2016

The deadliest earthquake in recorded history hits China, Duke Ellington plays Carnegie Hall, North Korea captures a U.S. Navy ship, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first class, all on this day.

OTD January 23 - Ernie Banks
1 / 40
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

2015: Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks, who played shortstop and second base for the Chicago Cubs from 1953 through 1971, dies of a heart attack at age 83 in Chicago. Banks, who won the National League MVP award in 1958 and 1959, finished his career with 512 home runs, and his 277 homers as a shortstop were the most ever at the time of his retirement.

Popular now on WCYB.com

Around The Watercooler

Woman returns library book borrowed in 1948

A New Zealand library was stunned to receive a book that was due back in 1948 from a woman who borrowed the item when she was a child.

China Flag

Boy gets head stuck in car sunroof

Firefighters rushed to an emergency in eastern China -- but nothing was ablaze.

Instead, a 3-year-old boy had managed to get his head stuck in a car sunroof.

According to police, the boy was playing on the front passenger's seat while his father was dr...

Baby named for airline after birth onboard

A baby who was successfully delivered on a Jetstar Asia Airways flight was named in honor of the airline.

Large Hadron Collider

Weasel knocks out world's most powerful accelerator

CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest particle accelerator located near Geneva, Switzerland, lost power Friday. Engineers discovered the charred remains of a weasel.

Bella the cat

Royal Mail warns family after cat attacks

Bella the cat's family says she's always been a sweet and loving pet, but the kitty has apparently become a menace to the British postal service.

advertisement

Email Sign-Up

advertisement