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)
- 1643Abel Tasman becomes the first European to reach Tonga.
- 1789The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1899Opel manufactures its first automobile.
- 1915Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit, Michigan.
- 1954The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.
- 1958The last Fokker C.X in military service, the Finnish Air Force FK-111 target tower, crashes, killing the pilot and winch-operator.
- 1960Avianca Flight 671 crashes and burns upon landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica, killing 37. It is the worst air disaster in Jamaica’s history and the first for Avianca.
- 1960Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia with Miss Sam, a female rhesus monkey on board.
- 1966New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1977President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada.
Who were born on January 21?
- 1942Edwin Starr, American singer (d. 2003)
- 1952Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
- 1962Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)
- 1971Doug Weight, American ice hockey player
- 1977Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer
- 1978Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
- 1979Spider Loc, American rapper, member of G-Unit
- 1984Raymond Gutierrez, Filipino actor and television host
- 1985Sasha Pivovarova, Russian model
- 1990Jacob Smith, American actor
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