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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1719
    The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: the Battle of Rorke’s Drift ends.
  • 1897
    Elva 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.
  • 1900
    The 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.
  • 1904
    Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.
  • 1937
    In Moscow, 17 leading Communists go on trial accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin’s regime and assassinate its leaders.
  • 1960
    The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet) in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1968
    North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying.
  • 1973
    A volcanic eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland.
  • 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?

  • 1783
    Stendhal, French writer (d. 1842)
  • 1809
    Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter (d. 1884)
  • 1832
    Édouard Manet, French artist (d. 1883)
  • 1942
    Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
  • 1953
    John Luther Adams, American composer
  • 1959
    Clive Bull, English radio talk show host
  • 1970
    Spyridon Vasdekis, Greek long jumper
  • 1972
    Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor
  • 1985
    Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer
  • 1990
    Martyn Waghorn, English footballer

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