January 26: Day of the Week
January 26, 2021 was the 26th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 339 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 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1841The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong, which China later formally cedes.
- 1911Richard Strauss’ opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
- 1914New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- 1934The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
- 1960Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)
- 1962Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).
- 1980Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
- 1991Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia, ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.
- 2004A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.
- 2005Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
Who were born on January 26?
- 1781Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet (d. 1831)
- 1921Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
- 1925Joan Leslie, American actress
- 1928Roger Vadim, French film director and actor (d. 2000)
- 1947Michel Sardou, French singer
- 1949David Strathairn, American actor
- 1978Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player
- 1981Juan Jose Haedo, Argentinian Cyclist
- 1982Reggie Hodges, American football player
- 1987Marlon Mario Brandao da Silveira, Brazilian footballer
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