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Sunday January 21, 2018

January 21: Day of the Week

January 21, 2018 was the 21st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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

January 2018
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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)

  • 1887
    465 mm of rain falls in Brisbane, a record for any Australian capital city.
  • 1899
    Opel manufactures its first automobile.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Ecuador: After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutierrez, Carlos Solorzano and Antonio Vargas depose President Jamil Mahuad. Gutierrez is later replaced by Gen. Carlos Mendoza, who resigns and allows Vice-President Gustavo Noboa to succeed Mahuad.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    In Belmopan, Belize, the unrest over the government’s new taxes erupts into riots.
  • 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?

  • 1918
    Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
  • 1952
    Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • 1958
    Frank Ticheli, American composer
  • 1969
    Eduard Hämäläinen, Finnish-Belarusian decathlete
  • 1971
    Alan McManus, Scottish snooker player
  • 1972
    Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
  • 1974
    Rove McManus, Australian television host and comedian
  • 1975
    Thomas Castaignede, French rugby player
  • 1980
    Mari Possa, Salvadorian-American pornographic actress
  • 1984
    Robert Ray, American baseball player

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