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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1521Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, opens the Diet of Worms.
- 1889Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.
- 1906SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
- 1924Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- 1927First live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.
- 1947New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1957Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
- 1957The New York City “Mad Bomber”, George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
- 1959Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
- 1968Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
Who were born on January 22?
- 1831Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1917)
- 1840Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)
- 1849August Strindberg, Swedish writer (d. 1912)
- 1858Beatrice Webb, English economist (d. 1943)
- 1913Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
- 1924J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (d. 2001)
- 1940George Seifert, American football coach
- 1956John Wesley Shipp, American actor
- 1975James Murray English actor
- 1980Subhash Ram Prajapati, Nepalese writer
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