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Saturday January 21, 2023

January 21: Day of the Week

January 21, 2023 was the 21st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 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.

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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)

  • 1525
    The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz’s mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
  • 1749
    The Verona Philharmonic Theatre is destroyed by fire. It is rebuilt in 1754.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
  • 1887
    465 mm of rain falls in Brisbane, a record for any Australian capital city.
  • 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.
  • 1931
    Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1942
    Edwin Starr, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1946
    Johnny Oates, American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1950
    Gary Locke, American politician, 21st Governor of Washington, and 36th United States Secretary of Commerce
  • 1971
    Tweet, American singer
  • 1972
    Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
  • 1978
    Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete
  • 1978
    Phil Stacey, American Idol finalist
  • 1978
    Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin, American singer
  • 1980
    Mari Possa, Salvadorian-American pornographic actress
  • 1982
    Nicolas Mahut, French tennis player

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