January 21: Day of the Week
January 21, 2019 was the 21st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1525The 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.
- 1789The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1793After being found guilty of treason by the French Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine.
- 1931Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
- 1966New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1968Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
- 1971The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.
- 1976Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.
- 1981Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
- 2005In Belmopan, Belize, the unrest over the government’s new taxes erupts into riots.
Who were born on January 21?
- 1825Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)
- 1887Maude Farris-Luse, American supercentenarian who was the oldest living person at the age of 115. (d. 2002)
- 1952Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
- 1956Robby Benson, American actor
- 1962Tyler Cowen, American economist
- 1966Candi Milo, American voice actress
- 1968Charlotte Ross, American actress
- 1981Izabella Miko, Polish actress and model
- 1982Dean Whitehead, English footballer
- 1984Richard Gutierrez, Filipino actor and television host
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