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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1573Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
- 1820A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent approaching the Antarctic coast.
- 1855The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
- 1915An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
- 1922Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city’s greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapses.
- 1922New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1941French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
- 1964An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
- 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?
- 1225Saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274)
- 1897Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (d. 1986)
- 1909John Thomson, Scottish footballer (d. 1931)
- 1910John Banner, Austrian actor (d. 1973)
- 1949Gregg Popovich, American basketball coach
- 1955Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France
- 1957Frank Skinner, British comedian
- 1959Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
- 1971Anthony Hamilton, American soul singer
- 1978Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer
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