January 22: Day of the Week
January 22, 2019 was the 22nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1906SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
- 1941World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.
- 1944World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.
- 1957Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
- 1970The Boeing 747, the world’s first “jumbo jet”, enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
- 1973A chartered Boeing 707 explodes in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria, killing 176.
- 1987Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
- 1992Rebel forces occupy Zaire’s national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government’s resignation.
- 1995Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Beit Lid massacre – In central Israel, near Netanya, two suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip blow themselves up at a military transit point killing 19 Israelis.
- 2042New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 22?
- 1874Jay Hughes, American baseball player (d. 1924)
- 1937Joseph Wambaugh, American author
- 1962Eric Schaeffer, American actor and director
- 1964Stojko Vranković, Croatian basketball player
- 1965Andrew Roachford, English singer and songwriter
- 1967Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast
- 1971Stan Collymore, English footballer
- 1977Luciano Andrade Rissutt, Brazilian footballer
- 1982Fabricio Coloccini, Argentine footballer
- 1987Ray Rice, American football player
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