January 15: Day of the Week
January 15, 2021 was the 15th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 350 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1559Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
- 1844University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
- 1865American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
- 1943The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
- 1951Ilse Koch, “The Witch of Buchenwald”, wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in West Germany.
- 1966The Nigerian First Republic, led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown in a military coup d’état.
- 1969The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
- 1991Elizabeth II, in her capacity as Queen of Australia, signs letters patent allowing Australia to become the first Commonwealth Realm to institute its own separate Victoria Cross award in its own honours system.
- 1991The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
- 2009US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.
Who were born on January 15?
- 1812Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian writer (d. 1885)
- 1877Lewis Terman, American psychologist (d. 1956)
- 1891Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)
- 1920John Joseph O'Connor, American Catholic cardinal (d. 2000)
- 1922Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
- 1940Anna Hazare, Indian social activist.
- 1955Nigel Benson, English author
- 1959Pete Trewavas, English musician
- 1972Kobe Tai, American porn star
- 19759th Wonder, American producer
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