January 14: Day of the Week
January 14, 2018 was the 14th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 351 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
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January 14: This Day in History
It is celebrated as New Year’s Day (at least in the 20th and 21st centuries) by countries still following the Julian calendar.
January 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1301Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
- 1539Spain annexes Cuba.
- 1822Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
- 1911Roald Amundsen’s South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
- 1943World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war.
- 1943World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office when he travels from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
- 1943World War II: Operation Ke, the successful Japanese operation to evacuate their forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign, begins.
- 1954The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
- 1978The English punk rock band Sex Pistols broke up amidst their US tour.
- 2011Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
Who were born on January 14?
- 1684Jean-Baptiste van Loo, French painter (d. 1745)
- 1892Hal Roach, American film producer (d. 1992)
- 1942Dave Campbell, American baseball player
- 1944Graham Marsh, Australian golfer
- 1949Lawrence Kasdan, American director
- 1964Mark Addy, British actor
- 1967Saskia Wickham, British actress
- 1978Just Blaze, American hip hop producer
- 1982Léo Lima, Brazilian footballer
- 1984Erick Aybar, Professional baseball player
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