January 16: Day of the Week
January 16, 2017 was the 16th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 550Gothic War (535–554): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
- 1120The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
- 1362A storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
- 1581The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
- 1761The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
- 1945Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
- 1968The Youth International Party is founded.
- 1970Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
- 1991The United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).
- 1992El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City ending the 12-year Salvadoran civil war that claimed at least 75,000.
Who were born on January 16?
- 1895Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
- 1932Dian Fossey, American zoologist (d. 1985)
- 1933Susan Sontag, American writer (d. 2004)
- 1934Marilyn Horne, American opera singer
- 1937Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
- 1947Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
- 1972Joe Horn, American football player
- 1988Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer
- 1989Yvonne Zima, American actress
- 1991Matt Duchene, Canadian hockey player
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