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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)

  • 3102 BCE
    Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga.
  • 1510
    Henry VIII of England, then 18 years old, appears incognito in the lists at Richmond, and is applauded for his jousting before he reveals his identity.
  • 1912
    The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
  • 1928
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dragon 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
    World War II: Australian and American forces finally defeat the Japanese army in Papua. This turning point in the Pacific War marks the beginning of the end of Japanese aggression.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse on Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign ends.
  • 1950
    The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
  • 1960
    The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet) in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1986
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

Who were born on January 23?

  • 1857
    Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian seismologist (d. 1936)
  • 1884
    Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • 1907
    Dan Duryea, American actor (d. 1968)
  • 1934
    Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (d. 2003)
  • 1938
    Georg Baselitz, German painter and sculptor
  • 1957
    Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist
  • 1964
    Mario Roberge, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972
    Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor
  • 1973
    Tomas Holmström, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1986
    José Enrique Sánchez, Spanish footballer

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