January 23, 1978 - RCMP Constable Dennis Anthony Onofrey, 27, is shot to death responding to a stolen truck report in Virden, Manitoba.
January 23 1902 - The Winnipeg Victorias win the second game in a best of three series against the Toronto Wellingtons to win the Stanley Cup ! The games were played at the Winnipeg Auditorium.
Game one was played January 21, 1902 and ended 5-3 for Winnipeg. Game two also ended 5-3. To read the local news story. Other stories about the series can be found here and here.
January 23, 1901 - The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen. See coverage in the Morning Telegram.