On this day January 23-29, 2022 (week 04) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day January 23-29, 2022 (week 04)

January 23, 2022 - January 29, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Wuhan coronavirus, Eskimo Pie, the addition of fluoride to drinking water, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, the first electric light bulbs, U.S. actress Cicely Tyson, and the Sydney Opera House.

January 23, 2020: Wuhan and other Chinese cities were placed under quarantine as a new strain of coronavirus spread widely. More than 80 people had died as infections soared

January 25, 1945: The U.S. city of Grand Rapids became the first in the world to add fluoride, a mineral found in rocks and soil, to its drinking water to reduce tooth decay

January 26, 2020: Basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. The LA Lakers star, 41, was a five-time NBA champion

January 27, 1880: Thomas Edison patented his electric incandescent lamp, the first practical electric light bulb. Prior to Edison’s invention light bulbs lasted only a few hours

January 28, 2021: Pioneering U.S. actress Cicely Tyson, who portrayed strong African-American characters over a distinguished seven-decade career, died aged 96

January 29, 1957: Danish architect Joern Utzon won a competition to design the Sydney Opera House. The striking roof line resembles gleaming sails above the waters of the harbour

PUBLISHED: 09/01/2022; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press