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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)

  • 1066
    Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
  • 1527
    Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is executed by drowning.
  • 1675
    Battle of Colmar: the French army beats Brandenburg.
  • 1759
    George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
  • 1895
    Dreyfus affair: French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island.
  • 1912
    The Prague Party Conference takes place.
  • 1940
    FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.
  • 1945
    The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
  • 1974
    An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
  • 1996
    Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1895
    Jeannette Piccard, American priest, and aeronaut (d. 1981)
  • 1917
    Wieland Wagner, German stage director (d. 1966)
  • 1919
    Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
  • 1929
    Wilbert Harrison, American singer (d. 1994)
  • 1941
    Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer (d. 2011)
  • 1958
    Nancy Delahunt, Canadian athlete
  • 1962
    Danny Jackson, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Sean Dockery, American basketball player
  • 1986
    Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress
  • 1987
    Kristin Cavallari, American actress

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