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Sunday January 8, 2023

January 8: Day of the Week

January 8, 2023 was the 8th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 357 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn 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 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 307
    Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi.
  • 1734
    Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel’s Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • 1780
    An earthquake of estimated magnitude 7.7 hits the city of Tabriz, Iran, killing about 80,000 people and causing major damage.
  • 1806
    Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
  • 1867
    African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956
    Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
  • 1979
    The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.
  • 1996
    An Antonov 32 cargo turboprop powered plane crashes into the central market in Kinshasa, Zaire killing more than 350 people.
  • 2005
    The nuclear sub USS San Francisco collides at full speed with an undersea mountain south of Guam. One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1556
    Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
  • 1871
    James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)
  • 1883
    Patrick J. Hurley, American soldier, statesman, and diplomat; 51st United States Secretary of War and former United States Ambassador to the Republic of China (d. 1963)
  • 1909
    Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1936 (d.1995)
  • 1923
    Larry Storch, American actor
  • 1939
    Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan fashion designer
  • 1952
    Mel Reynolds, former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois and convicted sex offender
  • 1967
    Willie Anderson, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Carl Pavano, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player

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