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Monday January 23, 2023

January 23: Day of the Week

January 23, 2023 was the 23rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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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.

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January 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1920
    The Netherlands refuses to surrender ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies.
  • 1943
    Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse on Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign ends.
  • 1943
    World War II: Troops of Montgomery’s 8th Army capture Tripoli in Libya from the German-Italian Panzer Army.
  • 1945
    World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10.
  • 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?

  • 1876
    Otto Diels, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1954)
  • 1898
    Randolph Scott, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1923
    Cot Deal, American baseball player and coach
  • 1927
    Jack Quinlan, Chicago Cubs Broadcaster (d. 1965)
  • 1929
    John Charles Polanyi, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1934
    Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (d. 2003)
  • 1938
    Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1950
    Danny Federici, American musician (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) (d. 2008)
  • 1972
    Lisa Snowdon, British model and TV presenter
  • 1975
    Phil Dawson, American football player

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