What day of the week is this date?

Thursday January 26, 2017

January 26: Day of the Week

January 26, 2017 was the 26th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 339 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

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

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 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1856
    First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Governor of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.
  • 1920
    Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
  • 1949
    The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).
  • 1958
    Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsizes off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed.
  • 1965
    Hindi becomes the official language of India.
  • 1980
    Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
  • 2004
    President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
  • 2009
    Rioting breaks out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking a political crisis that will result in the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina.
  • 2028
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1921
    Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Seán Flanagan, Irish Gaelic footballer and politician (d. 1993)
  • 1925
    Paul Newman, American actor, philanthropist, race car driver and race team owner (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Scott Glenn, American actor
  • 1943
    Jean Knight, American singer
  • 1963
    Andrew Ridgeley, English musician
  • 1967
    Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer
  • 1982
    Brahim Takioullah, Moroccan Guiness World Records holder for the “World’s largest feet”
  • 1984
    Iain Turner, Scottish 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.