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.
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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)
- 1754Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
- 1871Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
- 1935Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
- 1941French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
- 1945World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
- 1958The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
- 1980USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
- 1985Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.
- 2002TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
- 2017New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 28?
- 1833Charles George ‘Chinese’Gordon, British soldier and administrator (d. 1885)
- 1927Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (d. 2010)
- 1927Ronnie Scott, British tenor saxophonist and club owner (d. 1996)
- 1930Kurt Biedenkopf, German politician
- 1947Jeanne Shaheen, American politician, senior senator of New Hampshire
- 1950Barbi Benton, American actress
- 1954Rick Warren, American pastor and author
- 1962Keith Hamilton Cobb, American actor
- 1969Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian
- 1987Chelsea Brummet, American actress
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