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)
- 1301Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
- 1539Spain annexes Cuba.
- 1907An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
- 1911Roald Amundsen’s South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
- 1933The controversial Bodyline cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine’s England peaks when Australian captain Bill Woodfull was hit in the heart.
- 1938Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
- 1954The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
- 1973Elvis Presley’s concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.
- 1999Toronto, Ontario Mayor Mel Lastman becomes the first mayor in Canada to call in the Army to help with emergency medical evacuations and snow removal after more than one meter of snow paralyzes the city.
- 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?
- 83 BCMarcus Antonius, Roman politician (d. 30 BC)
- 1850Jean de Reszke, Polish operatic tenor (d. 1925)
- 1861Mehmed VI, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1926)
- 1870Sir George Pearce, Australian politician (d. 1952)
- 1901Bebe Daniels, American actress (d. 1971)
- 1911Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’Collins, Tattoo artist (d. 1973)
- 1952Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, ex-Prime Minister of Romania
- 1968Efthimis Bakatsias, Greek basketball player
- 1980Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor and model
- 1980Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer
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