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Monday January 21, 2019

January 21: Day of the Week

January 21, 2019 was the 21st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius 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 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1643
    Abel Tasman becomes the first European to reach Tonga.
  • 1789
    The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1899
    Opel manufactures its first automobile.
  • 1915
    Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1954
    The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.
  • 1958
    The last Fokker C.X in military service, the Finnish Air Force FK-111 target tower, crashes, killing the pilot and winch-operator.
  • 1960
    Avianca Flight 671 crashes and burns upon landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica, killing 37. It is the worst air disaster in Jamaica’s history and the first for Avianca.
  • 1960
    Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia with Miss Sam, a female rhesus monkey on board.
  • 1966
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1977
    President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1942
    Edwin Starr, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1952
    Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
  • 1962
    Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)
  • 1971
    Doug Weight, American ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer
  • 1978
    Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Spider Loc, American rapper, member of G-Unit
  • 1984
    Raymond Gutierrez, Filipino actor and television host
  • 1985
    Sasha Pivovarova, Russian model
  • 1990
    Jacob Smith, American actor

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