January 19: Day of the Week
January 19, 2019 was the 19th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 346 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1661Thomas Venner is hanged, drawn and quartered in London.
- 1788The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
- 1937Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
- 1945World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź ghetto. Out more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
- 1969Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire 3 days earlier in Prague’s Wenceslas Square to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turned into another major protest.
- 1981Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
- 1986The first computer virus released into the wild is a boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.
- 1996The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
- 1997Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
- 2007Turkish Journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper’s office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.
Who were born on January 19?
- 1832Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist (d. 1875)
- 1878Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
- 1887Alexander Woollcott, American intellectual (d. 1943)
- 1923Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
- 1950Grant Nordman, Canadian politician
- 1953Linda Hayden, English actress
- 1959Jeff Pilson, American bass guitarist
- 1977Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor
- 1979Josu Sarriegi, Spanish/Basque footballer
- 1985Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
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