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Tuesday January 26, 2021

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.

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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 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1841
    The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong, which China later formally cedes.
  • 1911
    Richard Strauss’ opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
  • 1914
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1934
    The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
  • 1960
    Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)
  • 1962
    Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).
  • 1980
    Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
  • 1991
    Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia, ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.
  • 2004
    A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.
  • 2005
    Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1781
    Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet (d. 1831)
  • 1921
    Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
  • 1925
    Joan Leslie, American actress
  • 1928
    Roger Vadim, French film director and actor (d. 2000)
  • 1947
    Michel Sardou, French singer
  • 1949
    David Strathairn, American actor
  • 1978
    Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981
    Juan Jose Haedo, Argentinian Cyclist
  • 1982
    Reggie Hodges, American football player
  • 1987
    Marlon Mario Brandao da Silveira, Brazilian footballer

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