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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1527Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is executed by drowning.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
- 1911Kappa Alpha Psi, the world’s second oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.
- 1912The Prague Party Conference takes place.
- 1914The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day’s labor.
- 1969Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary damage property and assault occupants in the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry.
- 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.
- 1993The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
- 1993Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the last judicial hanging in America).
Who were born on January 5?
- 1919Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
- 1928Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani statesman (d. 1979)
- 1931Alvin Ailey, American choreographer (d. 1989)
- 1938Jim Otto, American football player
- 1945Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director
- 1953George Tenet, American civil servant, university professor and 18th Director of Central Intelligence
- 1957Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1967Joe Flanigan, American actor
- 1970Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter
- 1982Benoît Vaugrenard, French cyclist
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