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.
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January 23 Historical Event(s)
- 393Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his eight year old son Honorius co-emperor.
- 1533Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, discovers herself pregnant.
- 1789Georgetown College, the first Catholic University in the United States, is founded in Georgetown, Maryland (now a part of Washington, D.C.)
- 1897Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.
- 1912The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
- 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.
- 2002Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan and subsequently murdered .
- 2009Dendermonde nursery attack in Dendermonde, Belgium.
- 2031New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 23?
- 1862David Hilbert, German mathematician (d. 1943)
- 1896Alf Hall, South African cricketer (d. 1964)
- 1900William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
- 1923Walter M. Miller, Jr., American writer (d. 1996)
- 1929Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kiev Patriarch
- 1954Edward Ka-Spel, English musician (Legendary Pink Dots)
- 1969Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
- 1972Lisa Snowdon, British model and TV presenter
- 1973Tomas Holmström, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1981Julia Jones, Native American actress
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