January 5: Day of the Week
January 5, 2017 was the 5th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1477Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
- 1675Battle of Colmar: the French army beats Brandenburg.
- 1759George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
- 1782American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts.
- 1913First Balkan War: During the Naval Battle of Lemnos, Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.
- 1918The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
- 1945The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
- 1975The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
- 1991Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.
- 2005Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
Who were born on January 5?
- 1592Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1666)
- 1902Stella Gibbons, English novelist (d. 1989)
- 1911Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
- 1929Wilbert Harrison, American singer (d. 1994)
- 1938Jim Otto, American football player
- 1941Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer (d. 2011)
- 1942Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
- 1954László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian writer
- 1960Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
- 1986Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress
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