January 23: Day of the Week
January 23, 2019 was the 23rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1368In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
- 1533Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, discovers herself pregnant.
- 1556The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000.
- 1719The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.
- 1855The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge.
- 1899Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.
- 1907Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
- 1963Guinea-Bissau War of Independence officially begins when PAIGC guerrilla fighters attacked the Portuguese army stationed in Tite.
- 1973A volcanic eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland.
- 1974New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 23?
- 1903Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
- 1913Jean-Michel Atlan, French painter (d. 1960)
- 1916Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
- 1930Teresa Żylis-Gara, Polish singer
- 1935Bob Moses, American civil rights activist
- 1966Haywoode Workman, American basketball player
- 1967Naim Süleymanoğlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
- 1971Adam Parore, New Zealand wicketkeeper (cricket)
- 1972Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor
- 1975Tito Ortiz, American UFC fighter
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