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.
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)
- 1066Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
- 1527Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is executed by drowning.
- 1675Battle of Colmar: the French army beats Brandenburg.
- 1759George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
- 1895Dreyfus affair: French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island.
- 1912The Prague Party Conference takes place.
- 1940FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.
- 1945The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
- 1974An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
- 1996Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
Who were born on January 5?
- 1895Jeannette Piccard, American priest, and aeronaut (d. 1981)
- 1917Wieland Wagner, German stage director (d. 1966)
- 1919Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
- 1929Wilbert Harrison, American singer (d. 1994)
- 1941Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer (d. 2011)
- 1958Nancy Delahunt, Canadian athlete
- 1962Danny Jackson, American baseball player
- 1983Sean Dockery, American basketball player
- 1986Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress
- 1987Kristin Cavallari, American actress
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