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.
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 BCEEpoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga.
- 1533Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, discovers herself pregnant.
- 1546Having published nothing for eleven years, François Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
- 1719The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.
- 1849Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States’ first female doctor.
- 1920The Netherlands refuses to surrender ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies.
- 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.
- 1964The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
- 1986The 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.
- 2031New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 23?
- 1855John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)
- 1872Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect (d. 1957)
- 1907Dan Duryea, American actor (d. 1968)
- 1919Frances Bay, Canadian actress (d. 2011)
- 1923Walter M. Miller, Jr., American writer (d. 1996)
- 1936Jerry Kramer, American football player
- 1943Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
- 1952Omar Henry, South African cricketer
- 1973Lanei Chapman, American actress
- 1976Brandon Duckworth, American baseball player
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