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Friday January 21, 2022

January 21: Day of the Week

January 21, 2022 was the 21st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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

January 2022

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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.
  • 1720
    Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.
  • 1893
    The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, is formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, now Botswana.
  • 1911
    The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.
  • 1999
    War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4300 kg of cocaine on board.
  • 2003
    A 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes the Mexican state of Colima, killing 29 and leaving approximately 10,000 people homeless.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1881
    Arch McCarthy, American baseball player (d. unknown)
  • 1885
    Umberto Nobile, Italian aeronautical engineer (d. 1978)
  • 1887
    Maude Farris-Luse, American supercentenarian who was the oldest living person at the age of 115. (d. 2002)
  • 1910
    Albert Rosellini, American politician and 15th Governor of Washington (d. 2011)
  • 1921
    Howard Unruh, American mass murderer (d. 2009)
  • 1936
    Plácido Domingo, Spanish tenor
  • 1947
    Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
  • 1952
    Cyril and Libbye Hellier, identical-twin sopranos
  • 1966
    Robert Del Naja, English musician
  • 1975
    Thomas Castaignede, French rugby player

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