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Monday January 23, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1546
    Having published nothing for eleven years, François Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
  • 1556
    The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000.
  • 1912
    The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
  • 1917
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1937
    In Moscow, 17 leading Communists go on trial accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin’s regime and assassinate its leaders.
  • 1943
    Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
  • 1958
    Overthrow in Venezuela of Marcos Pérez Jiménez
  • 1968
    North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying.
  • 1973
    President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.
  • 1997
    Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.

Who were born on January 23?

  • 1862
    David Hilbert, German mathematician (d. 1943)
  • 1884
    George McManus American cartoonist (d. 1954)
  • 1896
    Alf Hall, South African cricketer (d. 1964)
  • 1897
    Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
  • 1898
    Randolph Scott, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1939
    Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist
  • 1952
    Omar Henry, South African cricketer
  • 1953
    Alister E. McGrath, British theologian and scientist
  • 1954
    Franco De Vita, Venezuelan singer and songwriter
  • 1990
    Martyn Waghorn, English footballer

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