January 22: Day of the Week
January 22, 2017 was the 22nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 22 Historical Event(s)
- 565Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.
- 1889Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.
- 1890The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
- 1901Edward VII is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
- 1924Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- 1944World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.
- 1987Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
- 1999Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
- 2006Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country’s first indigenous president.
- 2042New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 22?
- 1858Beatrice Webb, English economist (d. 1943)
- 1876Warren McLaughlin, American baseball player (d. 1923)
- 1880Bill O'Neill, American baseball player (d. 1920)
- 1889Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
- 1904John Milligan, American baseball player (d. 1972)
- 1925Johnny Bucha, American baseball player (d. 1996)
- 1952Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
- 1952Teddy Gentry, American musician (Alabama)
- 1957Godfrey Thoma, Nauruan politician
- 1977Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer
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