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Sunday January 22, 2017

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.

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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 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 565
    Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.
  • 1889
    Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1890
    The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1901
    Edward VII is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
  • 1924
    Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.
  • 1987
    Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
  • 1999
    Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
  • 2006
    Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country’s first indigenous president.
  • 2042
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1858
    Beatrice Webb, English economist (d. 1943)
  • 1876
    Warren McLaughlin, American baseball player (d. 1923)
  • 1880
    Bill O'Neill, American baseball player (d. 1920)
  • 1889
    Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
  • 1904
    John Milligan, American baseball player (d. 1972)
  • 1925
    Johnny Bucha, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1952
    Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
  • 1952
    Teddy Gentry, American musician (Alabama)
  • 1957
    Godfrey Thoma, Nauruan politician
  • 1977
    Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer

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