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Sunday January 15, 2023

January 15: Day of the Week

January 15, 2023 was the 15th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 350 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn 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 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1759
    The British Museum opens.
  • 1892
    James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
  • 1936
    The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 1969
    The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
  • 1970
    Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
  • 1977
    The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden’s history.
  • 1990
    AT&T’s long distance telephone network suffers a cascade switching failure.
  • 2007
    Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.
  • 2009
    US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.

Who were born on January 15?

  • 1891
    Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)
  • 1895
    Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1913
    Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarined. 1963)
  • 1914
    Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (d. 2003)
  • 1918
    João Figueiredo, President of Brazil (d. 1999)
  • 1933
    Ernest J. Gaines, American author
  • 1937
    Margaret O'Brien, American actress
  • 1964
    Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
  • 1976
    Corey Chavous, American football player
  • 1978
    Ryan Sidebottom, English Cricketer

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