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Tuesday January 12, 2021

January 12: Day of the Week

January 12, 2021 was the 12th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 353 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2021

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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.

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January 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 475
    Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
  • 1528
    Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1777
    Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
  • 1808
    The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • 1895
    The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • 1906
    Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman’s cabinet (which included amongst its members H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
  • 1918
    Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • 1970
    Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
  • 1998
    Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
  • 2005
    Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1576
    Petrus Scriverius, Dutch writer (d. 1660)
  • 1746
    Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss pedagogue (d. 1827)
  • 1917
    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (d. 2008)
  • 1920
    Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist (d. 2009)
  • 1937
    Shirley Eaton, British actress
  • 1947
    Tom Dempsey, American football player
  • 1949
    Wayne Wang, Hong Kong-born American film director
  • 1959
    Per Gessle, Swedish songwriter and musician (Roxette)
  • 1967
    Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish supermodel
  • 1985
    Gerard Lawson, American football player

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