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Thursday January 7, 2021

January 7: Day of the Week

January 7, 2021 was the 7th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 358 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2021

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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)

  • 1608
    Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1797
    The modern Italian flag is first used.
  • 1920
    The New York State Assembly refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.
  • 1927
    The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, England, United Kingdom.
  • 1931
    Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand’s west coast.
  • 1935
    Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.
  • 1945
    World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.
  • 1959
    The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
  • 1960
    The Polaris missile is test launched.
  • 1989
    Prince Akihito is sworn in as the emperor of Japan after the death of his father Hirohito

Who were born on January 7?

  • 1746
    George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1823)
  • 1870
    Lord Gordon Hewart, British judge (d. 1943)
  • 1899
    Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • 1900
    John Brownlee, Australian tenor (d. 1969)
  • 1935
    Valeri Kubasov, Soviet cosmonaut
  • 1948
    Kenny Loggins, American singer
  • 1982
    Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer
  • 1983
    Edwin Encarnación, Dominican baseball player (raised in Puerto Rico)
  • 1986
    Grant Leadbitter, English footballer
  • 1987
    Lyndsy Fonseca, American actress

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