January 28: Day of the Week
January 28, 2021 is the 28th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 337 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1521The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
- 1573Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
- 1813Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
- 1855The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
- 1908Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'état against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister João Franco.
- 1922Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city’s greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapses.
- 1938The 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.
- 1958The last episode of the British radio comedy programme Goon Show was broadcast.
- 1979New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 2011Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian’s streets in demonstrations referred to as “Friday of Anger” against the Mubarak regime.
Who were born on January 28?
- 1886Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
- 1892Ernst Lubitsch, German-born film director (d. 1947)
- 1924Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter (d. 1976)
- 1925Scotty Bloch, American stage and television actress
- 1929Acker Bilk, English jazz clarinetist
- 1948Charles Taylor, former (22nd) President of Liberia
- 1969Kathryn Morris, American actress
- 1985Daniel Carcillo, Canadian hockey player
- 1990Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa, New Zealand rugby league footballer
- 1992Andrei Savchenko, Russian professional footballer
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