Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!
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Weather History for January 23
2005: 13.4 inches of snow fell on Boston, the most snow the city had received in a single day since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1892. This was from a powerful blizzard which started on January 22 and ended on the 23rd.
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Birthday Lore for January 23
You are somewhat obstinate and difficult, and it is hard to drive you to do anything. Only those who know your weaknesses can rule you. You are well liked and respected by everyone. You will live a happily married life.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1899: Joseph Nathan Kane (fact-finding guru)
Born 1950: Richard Dean Anderson (actor)
Born 1813: Camilla Collett (writer)
On This Day in History
1979: Willie Mays elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
1556: Deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in China
1984: China's giant pandas were added to the endangered species list
Signs of the Zodiac
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 19)
The Water Bearer. Ruling planet: Uranus. Element: Air. Quality: Inventiveness. Ability: To see the future. You are the enthusiastic inventors of the world. Able to see the world as it should be or could be rather than as it is, you have the capacity to set things in motion. Of course, there are a few of you out there who are more conservative, and if this is you, go back and read the Capricorn section. Detached and impersonally friendly to all, you have many acquaintances. You are a dedicated humanitarian and very tolerant—of everything but intolerance. You function well in groups and organizations as long as you can maintain your independence. Freedom is extremely important to you, and you need to be able to do your work your own way.