On this day: January 23

POSTED: 02:26 PM PST Jan 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 22, 2015 

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 - Rock and Roll HOF 1986
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1986: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Sam Cooke. Also inducted were Alan Freed and Sam Phillips as non-performers and Jimmie Rodgers, Jimmy Yancey and Robert Johnson as early influences.


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