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Saturday January 18, 2020

January 18: Day of the Week

January 18, 2020 was the 18th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 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.

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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 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 474
    Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.
  • 1520
    King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Åsunden.
  • 1886
    Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
  • 1919
    Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
  • 1944
    The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
  • 1945
    Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
  • 1958
    Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut.
  • 1969
    Brahma Baba, founder father of Brahma Kumaris left his mortal coil.
  • 1969
    United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.
  • 2005
    The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France

Who were born on January 18?

  • 1519
    Isabella Jagiełło, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
  • 1881
    Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (d. 1975)
  • 1892
    Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
  • 1962
    Alison Arngrim, American actress
  • 1970
    DJ Quik, American rapper
  • 1973
    Ben Jealous, African-American leader, president of the NAACP
  • 1977
    Curtis Cregan, American actor
  • 1979
    Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
  • 1979
    Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Johan Djourou, Swiss footballer

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