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Sunday January 22, 2023

January 22: Day of the Week

January 22, 2023 was the 22nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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.

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January 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1689
    The Convention Parliament convenes to determine if James II, the last Roman Catholic king of England, had vacated the throne when he fled to France in 1688.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana – Zulu troops defeat British troops.
  • 1905
    Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.
  • 1909
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1946
    Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 1947
    KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
  • 1968
    Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
  • 1987
    Philippine security forces open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañang Palace, Manila, killing 13.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
  • 2006
    Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country’s first indigenous president.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1875
    D. W. Griffith, American film director (d. 1948)
  • 1886
    Roman Ungern von Sternberg, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1921)
  • 1909
    Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (d. 1965)
  • 1931
    Sam Cooke, American singer (d. 1964)
  • 1936
    Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946
    Serge Savard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast
  • 1975
    Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1982
    Fabricio Coloccini, Argentine footballer
  • 1986
    Maher Magri, Tunisian footballer

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