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Saturday January 28, 2017

January 28: Day of the Week

January 28, 2017 was the 28th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 337 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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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 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 1821
    Alexander Island is first discovered by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen.
  • 1855
    The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
  • 1922
    Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city’s greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapses.
  • 1935
    Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
  • 1938
    The World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by driver Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195 at a speed of 432.7 km/h.
  • 1958
    The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • 1965
    The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
  • 1979
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1982
    US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
  • 2006
    The 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?

  • 1622
    Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (d. 1691)
  • 1925
    Scotty Bloch, American stage and television actress
  • 1936
    Ismail Kadare, Albanian writer
  • 1940
    Carlos Slim, Mexican businessman
  • 1945
    Robert Wyatt, English musician
  • 1969
    Kathryn Morris, American actress
  • 1978
    Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer
  • 1991
    Calum Worthy, Canadian actor and musician
  • 1992
    Andrei Savchenko, Russian professional footballer
  • 1998
    Ariel Winter, American actress (Modern Family)

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