The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation is a the nonprofit that celebrates rock history and honors artists and those you played a key part in the creating and disseminating music. It was established in 1983 by a group of leading figures in the music industry and was responsible for founding Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, which on January 23rd inducted its first honorees – the list included Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Elvis Presley.

Other notable events on January 23rd:

  • Ιn 1997, Madeleine Albright is sworn in as U.S. secretary of state, the first woman to hold such a position.

  • In 1960, the Trieste, a Swiss-designed, Italian-built research “deep boat” dives to a record depth of 10,911 meters.

  • In 1957, Walter Frederick Morrison sells the rights to his flying disc – subsequently named the Frisbee – to the Wham-O toy company.

  • In 1556, the deadliest earthquake on record hits Shaanxi Province in China and kills approx. 830,000 people.

    Entrance to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — Cleveland (OH) August 2022/ Ron Cogswell