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Thursday January 21, 2021

January 21: Day of the Week

January 21, 2021 was the 21st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1840
    Jules Dumont d'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica.
  • 1887
    465 mm of rain falls in Brisbane, a record for any Australian capital city.
  • 1925
    Albania declares itself a republic.
  • 1950
    Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.
  • 1966
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1968
    A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
  • 1976
    Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.
  • 1985
    The inauguration of President Ronald Reagan to a second term, already postponed a day because January 20 fell on a Sunday, becomes the second inauguration in history moved indoors because of freezing temperatures and high winds. The parade is cancelled altogether.
  • 2008
    Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 11 September 2001, and Asian stocks drop as much as 14%.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1829
    King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway (d. 1907)
  • 1906
    Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1922
    Paul Scofield, English actor (d. 2008)
  • 1932
    John Chaney, American basketball coach
  • 1942
    Mac Davis, American musician
  • 1956
    Geena Davis, American actress
  • 1975
    Nicky Butt, English footballer
  • 1981
    Jamie Dalrymple, English cricketer
  • 1982
    Dean Whitehead, English footballer
  • 1982
    Simon Rolfes, German footballer

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