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Monday January 30, 2023

January 30: Day of the Week

January 30, 2023 was the 30th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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.

January 30 Historical Event(s)

  • 1649
    King Charles I of England is beheaded.
  • 1841
    A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1911
    The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Wilhelm Gustloff, overfilled with refugees, sinks in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, leading to the deadliest known maritime disaster, killing approximately 9,400 people.
  • 1968
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1971
    Carole King’s Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.
  • 1972
    Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1975
    The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
  • 1989
    The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
  • 1996
    Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.

Who were born on January 30?

  • 1754
    John Lansing, Jr., American statesman (d. 1829)
  • 1841
    Félix Faure, French politician (d. 1899)
  • 1924
    Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
  • 1936
    Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)
  • 1938
    Islam Karimov, Uzbekistani politician
  • 1950
    Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1955
    Curtis Strange, American golfer
  • 1980
    Josh Kelley, American musician
  • 1995
    Thia Megia, American Idol season 10 finalist

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