Friday January 26, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

January 26: Day of the Week

January 26, 2024 was the 26th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 340 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2024

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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.

January 26 Historical Event(s)

The world’s largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3106.75 carat, is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) which occurred 20 years later.
The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsizes off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed.
The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
Rioting breaks out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking a political crisis that will result in the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina.

Who were born on January 26?

Frank Costello, Italian-born American gangster (d. 1973)
Zara Cully, American actress (d. 1978)
Charles Lane, American actor (d. 2007)
Sal Buscema, American comic book artist
César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
Michel Sardou, French singer
Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
Brahim Takioullah, Moroccan Guiness World Records holder for the “World’s largest feet”
Matt Heafy, American musician (Trivium)
Sergio Pérez, Mexican racing driver

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