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On this day: January 23

Published On: Jan 22 2013 04:26:32 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 23 2014 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 - Rutger Hauer
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1944: Actor Rutger Hauer, best known for his roles in movies such as "Nighthawks," "Blade Runner," "Ladyhawke" and "The Hitcher," is born in Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands.

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