January 7: Day of the Week
January 7, 2017 was the 7th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 358 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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 7 Historical Event(s)
- 1558France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
- 1598Boris Godunov becomes Czar of Russia.
- 1919Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.
- 1935Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.
- 1945World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.
- 1950A fire at the Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, kills 41 people.
- 1952President Harry S. Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb.
- 1959The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
- 1968Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.
- 1990The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.
Who were born on January 7?
- 1502Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)
- 1528Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre (d. 1572)
- 1845King Ludwig III of Bavaria (d. 1921)
- 1938Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
- 1941Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
- 1945Gilles Marotte, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
- 1949Steven Williams, American actor
- 1966Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American publicist (d. 1999)
- 1970Joao Ricardo, Angolan footballer
- 1978Kevin Mench, American baseball player
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