What happened this day in history January 23, 1973

What are the important events that happened on January 23, 1973? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 23, 1973: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 23, 1973 is the 23rd day of the year 1973 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 342 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 10, 1973 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,609,920 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icositrigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $148.92. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rat is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 23, 1973 Historical Events

  • 1973
    A volcanic eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland.
  • 1973
    President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.

Who were born on January 23, 1973?

  • 1973
    Lanei Chapman, American actress
  • 1973
    Tomas Holmström, Swedish ice hockey player

Who died on January 23, 1973?

  • 1973
    Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • 1973
    Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)

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