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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1915An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
- 1917Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
- 1932Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
- 1977The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, which severely affects and cripples much of Upstate New York, but Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY, Watertown, NY, and surrounding areas are most affected, each area accumulating close to 10 ft of snow on this one day.
- 1986Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.
- 1998New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- 2002TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
- 2010Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed are hanged.
Who were born on January 28?
- 1717Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1774)
- 1857William Seward Burroughs I, American inventor (d. 1898)
- 1910Arnold Moss, American actor (d. 1989)
- 1950David C. Hilmers, NASA astronaut
- 1957Frank Skinner, British comedian
- 1957Nick Price, Zimbabwean golfer
- 1959Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
- 1968Sarah McLachlan, Canadian singer and songwriter
- 1972Nicky Southall, English footballer
- 1989Josh Coulson, English footballer
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