January 22 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Plurinational State Foundation Day Bolivia National Holiday
Franco-German Day Germany Observance
Ukrainian Unity Day Ukraine Observance
National Hot Sauce Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Blonde Brownie Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Chinese New Year Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
World Leprosy Day - International (Health & Body)
Lunar New Year (First Day) Macau Public Holiday
Chinese Lunar New Year's Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Lunar New Year's Day Mongolia Public Holiday
Seollal South Korea Public Holiday
Chinese New Year's Day Taiwan National Holiday
Vietnamese New Year Vietnam National Holiday
Answer Your Cat's Questions Day - Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
National CRNA Week - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
National School Choice Week - Unofficial (Education & Reading)
National Polka Dot Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Celebration Of Life Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action)

Historical Events on January 22

  • 1890: In the city of Columbus in Ohio, the United Mine Worker’s of America is established.
  • 1901: After the death of Queen Victoria, Edward VII is made king.
  • 1905: The 1905 Revolution begins in Saint Petersburg, Russia with the start of Bloody Sunday.
  • 1906: More than a hundred and six people are killed when the SS Valencia runs aground on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
  • 1915: Over six hundred people are killed when a train flies off the tracks and into a canyon in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • 1917:S President Woodrow Wilson calls for peace without victory in Europe in an attempt to keep the United States neutral during World War I.
  • 1941: During Operation Compass of World War II, the city of Tobruk is captured from Italian forces by British and Commonwealth forces.
  • 1944: Operation Shingle during World War II begins as the Allies assault the cities of Anzio and Nettuno in Italy.
  • 1947: The 1st commercial TV station west of the Mississippi River begins operation on this day. It’s KTLA of Hollywood, California.
  • 1968: The first Lunar module lifts off on Apollo 5.
  • 1968: The United States electronic surveillance system that attempts to thwart communist infiltration in South Vietnam – Operation Igloo White – is installed on this day.
  • 1970: The first Jumbo Jet – the Boeing 747 – flies from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport on its maiden voyage on this day.
  • 1973: Elective abortions are legalized in the United States when the U.S Supreme Court makes its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton cases.
  • 1973: After the final Apollo moon landing mission, the Apollo 17 crew addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
  • 1992: Doctor Roberta Bondar becomes the 1st Canadian woman and the 1st neurologist to go into space.

Famous Birthdays on January 22

  • American actress Piper Laurie is born in 1932.
  • American actor Bill Bixby is born in 1934.
  • American author Joe Esposito is born in 1938.
  • English actor John Hurt is born in 1940.
  • American singer-songwriter Steve Perry is born in 1949.
  • American actress Linda Blair is born in 1959.
  • Australian singer-songwriter Michael Huchence is born in 1960.