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Saturday January 28, 2017

January 28: Day of the Week

January 28, 2017 was the 28th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 337 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 1724
    The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
  • 1846
    The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
  • 1887
    In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world’s largest snowflakes are reported, 15 in wide and 8 in thick.
  • 1909
    United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War.
  • 1932
    Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
  • 1941
    French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 1960
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1964
    An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
  • 1980
    USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
  • 1985
    Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

Who were born on January 28?

  • 1884
    Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist (d. 1962)
  • 1910
    John Banner, Austrian actor (d. 1973)
  • 1929
    Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-born artist
  • 1945
    John Perkins, American author and activist
  • 1957
    Frank Skinner, British comedian
  • 1974
    Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1977
    Joey Fatone, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • 1978
    Jamie Carragher, English footballer
  • 1981
    Elijah Wood, American actor
  • 1989
    Josh Coulson, English footballer

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