Daily Archives: January 23, 2016

Clinton offers challenge to nation, declaring, ‘era of big government is over’ 20 years ago this hour (Jan 23 1996)

Video: '1996 State Of The Union - President Bill Clinton'

(Tuesday, January 23, 1996, 9:14 p.m. EST) — Offering his own idea of limited government to compete with the Republican vision, U.S. President Bill Clinton tonight challenged the nation to provide enough educational opportunities, economic security and freedom from crime to allow Americans to make the most of an “age of possibility.”

In an election-year State of the Union Message intended far more for voters than for the Republican-controlled Congress, Clinton separated himself from Democratic orthodoxy, twice pronouncing that the “era of big government is over.”

First Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees honored 30 years ago tonight (Jan 23 1986)

Video: '1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony' (10 videos)

(Thursday, January 23, 1986) — The first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including Elvis Presley, James Brown, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis, were honored tonight during a ceremony in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in New York City.

Rick Nelson performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour (Jan 23 1966)

Video: 'Ricky Nelson 'Your Kind Of Loving'

(Sunday, January 23, 1966, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Rick Nelson performed “Your Kind of Lovin” and “Fire Breathin’ Dragon” on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Rick Nelson performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour (Jan 23 1966)