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)
- 1554A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
- 1896An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
- 1912The Prague Party Conference takes place.
- 1933Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
- 1944The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
- 1945The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
- 1974Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station
- 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.
- 2008Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.
Who were born on January 5?
- 1808Anton Füster, Austrian priest and revolutionary activist (d. 1881)
- 1911Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
- 1931Robert Duvall, American actor
- 1950Chris Stein, American guitarist (Blondie)
- 1968Joé Juneau, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1972Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer
- 1973Phil Joel, New Zealand bassist (Newsboys)
- 1975Mike Grier, American ice hockey player
- 1988Pauline, French singer
- 1999Marc Yu, American musician
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