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Saturday January 23, 2021

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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 3102 BCE
    Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga.
  • 1533
    Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, discovers herself pregnant.
  • 1546
    Having published nothing for eleven years, François Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
  • 1719
    The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1849
    Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States’ first female doctor.
  • 1920
    The Netherlands refuses to surrender ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
  • 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.
  • 2031
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 23?

  • 1855
    John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)
  • 1872
    Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect (d. 1957)
  • 1907
    Dan Duryea, American actor (d. 1968)
  • 1919
    Frances Bay, Canadian actress (d. 2011)
  • 1923
    Walter M. Miller, Jr., American writer (d. 1996)
  • 1936
    Jerry Kramer, American football player
  • 1943
    Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
  • 1952
    Omar Henry, South African cricketer
  • 1973
    Lanei Chapman, American actress
  • 1976
    Brandon Duckworth, American baseball player

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