On this day: January 23

Published On: Jan 22 2013 04:26:32 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 23 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Randolph Scott
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1898: Actor Randolph Scott, whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962, with most of his work coming in westerns, is born in Orange County, Virginia. Some of his best known films include "The Last of the Mohicans," "Western Union," "Go West, Young Man," "Virginia City" and "Ride the High Country." He died of heart and lung disease at age 89 on March 2, 1987.

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