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Saturday January 5, 2019

January 5: Day of the Week

January 5, 2019 was the 5th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn 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 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1554
    A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • 1896
    An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
  • 1912
    The Prague Party Conference takes place.
  • 1933
    Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
  • 1944
    The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
  • 1945
    The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
  • 1974
    Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station
  • 1993
    Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the last judicial hanging in America).
  • 1996
    Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
  • 2008
    Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1808
    Anton Füster, Austrian priest and revolutionary activist (d. 1881)
  • 1911
    Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
  • 1931
    Robert Duvall, American actor
  • 1950
    Chris Stein, American guitarist (Blondie)
  • 1968
    Joé Juneau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972
    Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer
  • 1973
    Phil Joel, New Zealand bassist (Newsboys)
  • 1975
    Mike Grier, American ice hockey player
  • 1988
    Pauline, French singer
  • 1999
    Marc Yu, American musician

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