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)
- 929Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established the Caliphate of Cordoba.
- 1120The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
- 1547Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.
- 1581The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
- 1761The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
- 1847John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
- 1896Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
- 1920The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
- 1942Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
- 1979The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.
Who were born on January 16?
- 1477Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
- 1501Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
- 1516Bayinnaung, King of Burma (d. 1581)
- 1911Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean politician (d. 1982)
- 1914Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
- 1918Stirling Silliphant, American writer (d. 1996)
- 1938Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
- 1965Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
- 1969Per Yngve “Dead” Ohlin, Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (d. 1991)
- 1986Reto Ziegler, Swiss footballer
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