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Sunday January 23, 2022

January 23: Day of the Week

January 23, 2022 was the 23rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2022
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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)

  • 1510
    Henry VIII of England, then 18 years old, appears incognito in the lists at Richmond, and is applauded for his jousting before he reveals his identity.
  • 1570
    James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
  • 1920
    The Netherlands refuses to surrender ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies.
  • 1960
    The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet) in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1963
    Guinea-Bissau War of Independence officially begins when PAIGC guerrilla fighters attacked the Portuguese army stationed in Tite.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan and subsequently murdered .
  • 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?

  • 1786
    Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
  • 1884
    George McManus American cartoonist (d. 1954)
  • 1898
    Sergei Eisenstein, Russian film director (d. 1948)
  • 1919
    Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (d. 1962)
  • 1940
    Joe Dowell, American singer
  • 1948
    Anita Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
  • 1975
    Phil Dawson, American football player
  • 1976
    Brandon Duckworth, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Tony Lucca, actor, singer and musician
  • 1985
    Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel

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