January 5: Day of the Week
January 5, 2022 was the 5th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1554A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
- 1782American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts.
- 1896An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
- 1900Irish leader John Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
- 1914The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day’s labor.
- 1940FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.
- 1974Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station
- 1975The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
- 1993Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the last judicial hanging in America).
- 1996Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
Who were born on January 5?
- 1855King Camp Gillette, American inventor (d. 1932)
- 1866Dimitrios Gounaris, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1922)
- 1874Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
- 1911Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
- 1917Francis L. Kellogg, American diplomat and socialite (d. 2006)
- 1923Sam Phillips, American music producer (d. 2003)
- 1932Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and writer
- 1942Charlie Rose, American talk show host
- 1969Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
- 1979Masami Tanaka, Japanese swimmer
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