January 5: Day of the Week
January 5, 2017 was the 5th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 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.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn 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 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1066Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
- 1477Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
- 1846The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
- 1909Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
- 1957In a speech given to the United States Congress, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
- 1969Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary damage property and assault occupants in the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry.
- 1974An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
- 1975The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
- 1976Ten Protestant civilians are shot dead by a paramilitary group at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland (part of The Troubles).
- 1976The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.
Who were born on January 5?
- 1717William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)
- 1900Yves Tanguy, French painter (d. 1955)
- 1914George Reeves, American actor (d. 1959)
- 1945Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (d. 1986)
- 1954László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian writer
- 1958Nancy Delahunt, Canadian athlete
- 1960Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
- 1968Andrew Golota, Polish boxer
- 1970Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter
- 1982Norichika Aoki, Japanese baseball player
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