Tuesday January 23, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

January 23: Day of the Week

January 23, 2024 was the 23rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 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.

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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.

January 23 Historical Event(s)

971
In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops.
1546
Having published nothing for eleven years, François Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
1579
The Union of Utrecht forms a Protestant republic in the Netherlands.
1899
Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.
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.
1928
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dragon in Chinese astrology.
1941
Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
1943
Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
1964
The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
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.

Who were born on January 23?

1350
Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)
1786
Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
1872
Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)
1897
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (d. 2000)
1912
Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (d. 2009)
1953
Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles
1960
Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
1966
Haywoode Workman, American basketball player
1979
Dawn Porter, British television presnter
1986
Anne Foy, British children’s television presenter

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