January 14: Day of the Week
January 14, 2017 was the 14th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 351 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
January 14: This Day in History
It is celebrated as New Year’s Day (at least in the 20th and 21st centuries) by countries still following the Julian calendar.
January 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1343Arnošt of Pardubice became the last bishop of Prague.
- 1514Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
- 1539Spain annexes Cuba.
- 1814Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
- 1822Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
- 1907An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
- 1938Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
- 1943World War II: Operation Ke, the successful Japanese operation to evacuate their forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign, begins.
- 1954The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
- 2000A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
Who were born on January 14?
- 1875Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
- 1906William Bendix, American actor (d. 1964)
- 1931Frank Costigan, Australian lawyer (d. 2009)
- 1937Ken Higgs, English cricketer
- 1940Ron Kostelnik, American football player (d. 1993)
- 1946Harold Shipman, British serial killer (d. 2004)
- 1947Beverly Perdue, American politician
- 1965Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British chef
- 1967Kerri Green, American actress
- 1970Fazıl Say, Turkish pianist and composer
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