Sunday January 21, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

January 21: Day of the Week

January 21, 2024 was the 21st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 345 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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.

January 21 Historical Event(s)

1861
American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
1864
The Tauranga Campaign begins during the Maori Wars.
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
Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
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.
2003
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes the Mexican state of Colima, killing 29 and leaving approximately 10,000 people homeless.
2004
NASA’s MER-A (the Mars Rover Spirit) ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies in the management of its flash memory and is fixed remotely from Earth on February 6.
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?

1936
Koji Hashimoto, Japanese film director (d. 2005)
1941
Richie Havens, American musician
1946
Johnny Oates, American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)
1947
Jill Eikenberry, American actress
1954
Phil Thompson, English footballer and coach
1962
Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)
1969
Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese manga artist
1970
Ken Leung, American actor
1977
Jerry Trainor, American comedic actor (iCarly)
1988
William C. Woxlin, Swedish composer

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