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.
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)
- 1492The first grammar of the Spanish language is presented to Queen Isabella I.
- 1581The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
- 1761The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
- 1920The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
- 1942Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
- 1956President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
- 1969Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, in protest against the Soviets’ crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
- 1970Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
- 1991The United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).
- 2001Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
Who were born on January 16?
- 1878Harry Carey, American silent film actor (d. 1947)
- 1898Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
- 1917Carl Karcher, founded the Carl’s Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
- 1928William Kennedy, American author
- 1944Gerd Klier, German footballer (d. 2011)
- 1947Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
- 1951Glenn Ordway, American radio talk show host
- 1972Yuri Drozdov, Russian footballer
- 1985Gintaras Janusevicius, Lithuanian pianist
- 1989Yvonne Zima, American actress
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