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Saturday January 21, 2017

January 21: Day of the Week

January 21, 2017 was the 21st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 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.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius 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 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1643
    Abel Tasman becomes the first European to reach Tonga.
  • 1908
    New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor.
  • 1915
    Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1966
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1968
    A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.
  • 1971
    The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.
  • 1981
    Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
  • 1997
    Newt Gingrich becomes the first leader of the United States House of Representatives to be internally disciplined for ethical misconduct.
  • 1999
    War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4300 kg of cocaine on board.
  • 2008
    Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 11 September 2001, and Asian stocks drop as much as 14%.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1950
    Gary Locke, American politician, 21st Governor of Washington, and 36th United States Secretary of Commerce
  • 1958
    Michael Wincott, Canadian actor
  • 1968
    Charlotte Ross, American actress
  • 1968
    Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician
  • 1971
    Tweet, American singer
  • 1972
    Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
  • 1980
    Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1981
    Ivan Ergić, Serbian footballer
  • 1986
    Peyton Hillis, American football player
  • 2004
    Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

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