January 23: Day of the Week
January 23, 2018 was the 23rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1546Having published nothing for eleven years, François Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
- 1571The Royal Exchange opens in London.
- 1879Anglo-Zulu War: the Battle of Rorke’s Drift ends.
- 1899Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.
- 1945World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
- 1958Overthrow in Venezuela of Marcos Pérez Jiménez
- 1963Guinea-Bissau War of Independence officially begins when PAIGC guerrilla fighters attacked the Portuguese army stationed in Tite.
- 1964The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
- 1973A volcanic eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland.
- 2031New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 23?
- 1737John Hancock, American patriot (d. 1793)
- 1896Alf Hall, South African cricketer (d. 1964)
- 1907Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
- 1913Wally Parks, American racing executive, founder of the NHRA (d. 2007)
- 1923Walter M. Miller, Jr., American writer (d. 1996)
- 1924Bal Thackeray, founder and president of Indian political party Shiv Sena
- 1930Teresa Żylis-Gara, Polish singer
- 1938Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
- 1946Don Whittington, American businessman, car & airplane racer and convicted felon
- 1974Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress
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