Sunday January 28, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

January 28: Day of the Week

January 28, 2024 was the 28th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2024

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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.

January 28 Historical Event(s)

Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.
TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 28?

Charles George ‘Chinese’Gordon, British soldier and administrator (d. 1885)
Charles W. Nash, American automobile entrepreneur (d. 1948)
Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (d. 1990)
Mitr Chaibancha, Thai actor (d. 1970)
Daunte Culpepper, American football player
Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer

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