On This Day: January 23rd
This is 23rd day of the year and 343 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—26 Tevet 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 29th day of the 12th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in Shanxi, China.
1832–1883, French Painter.
Django Reinhardtjazz musician
Ernie Kovacsactor, comedian
Princess Caroline of Monacoroyalty
Derek Walcottdramatist and poet
Camilla Collettnovelist, essayist, and literary critic
Potter StewartAssociate Justice
Gertrude B. Elionpharmacologist
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.