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Saturday January 16, 2021

January 16: Day of the Week

January 16, 2021 was the 16th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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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 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1492
    The first grammar of the Spanish language is presented to Queen Isabella I.
  • 1581
    The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
  • 1761
    The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
  • 1920
    The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
  • 1942
    Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
  • 1956
    President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
  • 1969
    Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, in protest against the Soviets’ crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
  • 1970
    Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
  • 1991
    The United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).
  • 2001
    Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1878
    Harry Carey, American silent film actor (d. 1947)
  • 1898
    Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • 1917
    Carl Karcher, founded the Carl’s Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
  • 1928
    William Kennedy, American author
  • 1944
    Gerd Klier, German footballer (d. 2011)
  • 1947
    Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    Glenn Ordway, American radio talk show host
  • 1972
    Yuri Drozdov, Russian footballer
  • 1985
    Gintaras Janusevicius, Lithuanian pianist
  • 1989
    Yvonne Zima, American actress

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