January 28: Day of the Week
January 28, 2019 was the 28th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 337 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1547Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
- 1908Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'état against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister João Franco.
- 1909United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War.
- 1922Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city’s greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapses.
- 1934The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.
- 1935Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
- 1958The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
- 1979New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1986Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.
- 2006The roof of one of the buildings at the Katowice International Fair in Chorzów / Katowice, Poland, collapses due to the weight of snow, killing 65 and injuring more than 170 others.
Who were born on January 28?
- 1457King Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
- 1886Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
- 1918Harry Corbett, English puppeteer (Sooty) (d. 1989)
- 1941Joel Crothers, American actor (d. 1985)
- 1959Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
- 1960Robert von Dassanowsky, American historian, writer, and producer
- 1968DJ Muggs, American musician (Cypress Hill)
- 1977Daunte Culpepper, American football player
- 1979Ali Boulala, Swedish skateboarder
- 1984Stephen Gostkowski, American football player
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