What day of the week is this date?

Friday January 20, 2017

January 20: Day of the Week

January 20, 2017 was the 20th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 345 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

Career Analysis Report Hey! Are you ready to solve your biggest career problem? First, you need to find out what’s preventing you to move forward in your career. Unlock your potential for success with the Career Analysis report. Get a free sample – no obligation to buy! (Sponsored link)

Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

My Birthday Ninja Are you not curious to find out some fun facts about your birthday? Find out what happened on my birthday and what was the number one song on your day of birth. Know the meaning of your birth and which celebrity shares your special day! (Sponsored link)

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.

Capricorn Sun Sign Hmmm... do you believe that self understanding is the key to happiness? Don’t just wish upon the stars. Use them to prosper in love, money, and career! Get your Capricorn horoscope and get a boost from the stars. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link)

January 20: This Day in History

In the ancient astronomy, it was the cusp day between Capricorn and Aquarius. In some years it is Aquarius, but others Capricorn. It depends on the year.

January 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 250
    Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian is martyred.
  • 1576
    The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza.
  • 1885
    L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.
  • 1887
    The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
  • 1934
    Fujifilm, the photographic and electronics company, is founded in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1936
    Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.
  • 1945
    World War II: Germany begins the evacuation of 1.8 million people from East Prussia, a task which will take nearly two months.
  • 1945
    World War II: Hungary agrees to an armistice with the Allies.
  • 1969
    East Pakistani police kill student activist Amanullah Asaduzzaman. The resulting outrage is in part responsible for the Bangladesh Liberation War.
  • 1986
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.

Who were born on January 20?

  • 1554
    King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)
  • 1781
    Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (d. 1848)
  • 1899
    Clarice Cliff, English ceramic artist (d. 1972)
  • 1902
    Leon Ames, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1918
    Nevin S. Scrimshaw, American food scientist
  • 1920
    DeForest Kelley, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1929
    Arte Johnson, American actor
  • 1940
    Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
  • 1959
    R.A. Salvatore, American author
  • 1978
    Allan Søgaard, Danish footballer

Share InfoNow try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.