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Friday January 22, 2021

January 22: Day of the Week

January 22, 2021 was the 22nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1506
    The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican.
  • 1771
    Spain cedes Port Egmont in the Falkland Islands to the United Kingdom.
  • 1877
    Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices.
  • 1941
    World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.
  • 1946
    Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 1969
    A gunman attempts to assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
  • 1971
    The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.
  • 1984
    The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous “1984” television commercial.
  • 1987
    Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
  • 2042
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1890
    Fred M. Vinson, 13th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1953)
  • 1913
    Henry Bauchau, Belgian novelist, poet, and psychoanalyst
  • 1932
    Piper Laurie, American actress
  • 1954
    Chris Lemmon, American actor
  • 1955
    Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician
  • 1967
    Nick Gillingham, British swimmer
  • 1975
    Balthazar Getty, American actor
  • 1980
    Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer
  • 1981
    Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence)
  • 1982
    Jason Peters, American football player

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