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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)

  • 565
    Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana – Zulu troops defeat British troops.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Rorke’s Drift – 139 British soldiers successfully defend their garrison against an intense assault by four to five thousand Zulu warriors.
  • 1890
    The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.
  • 1959
    Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
  • 1963
    The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
  • 1973
    A chartered Boeing 707 explodes in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria, killing 176.
  • 2002
    Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • 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?

  • 1882
    Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1956)
  • 1889
    Amos Strunk, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1916
    Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1972)
  • 1918
    Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1945
    Arthur Beetson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1958
    Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player and manager
  • 1965
    DJ Jazzy Jeff, American rapper and actor
  • 1969
    Keith Gordon, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Stan Collymore, English footballer
  • 1982
    Fabricio Coloccini, Argentine footballer

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