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January 26th

January 26th is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 339 days remaining until the end of the year (340 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about January 26th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on January 26th

1829 Levi Strauss (businessman - Levi Strauss & Co)

1880 Douglas MacArthur (US General)

Douglas MacArthur

1891 Frank Costello (gangster)

1918 Nicolae Ceausescu (Romanian leader 1965-1989)

1925 Paul Newman (actor)

Paul Newman

1928 Roger Vadim (actor, film director)

1943 Jack Warner (politician, businessman, FIFA Vice President)

1955 Eddie Van Halen (guitarist)

1958 Ellen DeGeneres (comedienne, actress)

1958 Anita Baker (singer)

Anita Baker

1963 José Mourinho (soccer manager)

1963 Andrew Ridgeley (singer - Wham!)

1967 Col Needham (businessman, co-founder of the Internet Movie Database)

1973 Brendan Rodgers (soccer manager)

1976 hitomi (singer-songwriter)

1982 Brahim Takioullah (record holder for having the largest feet, and being the second tallest living person)

1987 Mia Rose (singer-songwriter)

2008 Paul the Octopus (an octopus which predicted the results of international soccer matches)

January 26th in History

1340 King Edward III of England declared King of France.

1788 First Fleet sails into Sydney Harbour to establish the first permanent European settlement in Australia.

1837 Michigan admitted as 26th US state.

Michigan Flag

1838 Tennessee passes the first prohibition law in the United States.

1841 British take possession of Hong Kong island.

1861 Louisiana secedes from the United States.

1870 Virginia readmitted to the the United States.

1885 Charles George Gordon is killed in the fall of the Khartoum, Sudan, by troops loyal to the Mahdi.

1911 USA and Canada announce negotiation of their first trade agreement.

1915 Rocky Mountain National Park established.

1920 Lincoln Motor Compamy established.

1924 Saint Petersburg is renamed Leningrad.

1926 John Logie Baird performs first demonstration of television.

1930 Indian National Congress declares January 26th as Poorna Swaraj ("Complete Indepedence"), although this is not actually achieved for 17 more years.

1934 Apollo Theater opens in Harlem, New York City.

1950 Constitution of India comes into effect.

1965 Hindi becomes the official language of India.

1983 Lotus 1-2-3 introduced for IBM compatible PCs.

1992 Boris Yeltsin, the Russian President, announces that Russia will stop targeting the US with nuclear weapons.

Boris Yeltsin

1998 President Bill Clinton says on television that he did not have "sexual relations" with Monica Lewinsky.

Bill Clinton

2006 Western Union discontinues its telegram service.

2009 Icelandic banking system and government collapses.

January 26th is also

Australia Day (Australia) - Celebrates the landing on the first fleet in Sydney Cove in 1788.

Australia Day

Republic Day Of India (India) - Celebrates the Indian constitution coming into force in 1950.

India Republic Day


People born on January 26th are Aquarius


Aquarius Information: Aquarius Links:

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