January 23: Day of the Week
January 23, 2017 was the 23rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
January 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1912The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
- 1928New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 1941Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
- 1943World War II: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse on Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign ends.
- 1945World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
- 1967Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Ivory Coast are established.
- 1968North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying.
- 1973A volcanic eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland.
- 1997Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.
- 2003Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10.
Who were born on January 23?
- 1923Walter M. Miller, Jr., American writer (d. 1996)
- 1924Bal Thackeray, founder and president of Indian political party Shiv Sena
- 1940Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
- 1953Alister E. McGrath, British theologian and scientist
- 1972Lisa Snowdon, British model and TV presenter
- 1972Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer
- 1976Tony Lucca, actor, singer and musician
- 1979Larry Hughes, American basketball player
- 1989April Pearson, British actress
- 1990Martyn Waghorn, English footballer
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