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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1525
    The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz’s mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
  • 1643
    Abel Tasman becomes the first European to reach Tonga.
  • 1840
    Jules Dumont d'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica.
  • 1887
    465 mm of rain falls in Brisbane, a record for any Australian capital city.
  • 1925
    Albania declares itself a republic.
  • 1954
    The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.
  • 1966
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1976
    Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.
  • 1977
    President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada.
  • 1981
    Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1864
    Paul Troje, German politician (d. 1942)
  • 1906
    Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1922
    Paul Scofield, English actor (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
  • 1941
    Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
  • 1946
    Johnny Oates, American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1950
    Billy Ocean, West Indian musician
  • 1953
    Paul Allen, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft
  • 1979
    Byung-Hyun Kim, Korean baseball player
  • 1985
    Adrian Lewis, English darts player

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