January 23: Day of the Week
January 23, 2021 was the 23rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1793Second Partition of Poland: Russia and Prussia partition Poland for the second time.
- 1855The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge.
- 1879Anglo-Zulu War: the Battle of Rorke’s Drift ends.
- 1900The Battle of Spion Kop between the forces of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and British forces during the Second Boer War resulted in a British defeat.
- 1941Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
- 1943World 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.
- 2002“American Taliban” John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in FBI custody.
- 2002Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan and subsequently murdered .
- 2012New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dragon in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 23?
- 1809Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter (d. 1884)
- 1903Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
- 1907Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
- 1915Arthur Lewis, British economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
- 1920Walter Frederick Morrison, American inventor (d. 2010)
- 1951Chesley Sullenberger, Captain of US Airways Flight 1549, a flight that successfully ditched into the Hudson River
- 1953John Luther Adams, American composer
- 1984Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
- 1986Steven Taylor, English footballer
- 1987Felicia Brandström, Swedish singer
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