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Saturday January 28, 2023

January 28: Day of the Week

January 28, 2023 is the 28th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 337 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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

January 2023

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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 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 1813
    Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
  • 1851
    Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
  • 1871
    Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
  • 1878
    Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
  • 1964
    An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
  • 1977
    The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, which severely affects and cripples much of Upstate New York, but Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY, Watertown, NY, and surrounding areas are most affected, each area accumulating close to 10 ft of snow on this one day.
  • 1980
    USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
  • 1985
    Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.
  • 2011
    Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian’s streets in demonstrations referred to as “Friday of Anger” against the Mubarak regime.
  • 2036
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 28?

  • 1457
    King Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
  • 1712
    Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
  • 1818
    George S. Boutwell, American politician, 20th Governor of Massachusetts and later the 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
  • 1822
    Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1892)
  • 1886
    Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
  • 1903
    Aleksander Kamiński, Polish writer (d. 1978)
  • 1919
    Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (d. 2002)
  • 1974
    Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1981
    Elijah Wood, American actor
  • 1985
    J. Cole, American rapper

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