January 23

Happy Birthday RIP Frances “Bay” Goffman(1919–2011) Susan French(1912–2003) ; Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero(“Chita Rivera”)–86 “Sonny Chiba”(Sadaho Maeda 千葉 真)–80 Gilbert “Gil” Gerard–76 Rutger Hauer–75 Anita Pointer–71 Richard Dean Anderson–69 Antonio Villaraigosa(Villar Jr.)–66 Richard Finch–65 Princess Caroline Grimaldi of Monaco–62 Mariska Hargitay–55 Tiffany Thiessen–45 ; 1789 – Georgetown College, the first Catholic University in the US, is founded in Georgetown, Maryland(now Washington D.C.) ; 1977 – The TV mini-series “Roots,” based on the Alex Haley novel, began airing on American Broadcasting Company.