What happened this day in history January 5, 1971

What are the important events that happened on January 5, 1971? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 5, 1971: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 5, 1971 is the 5th day of the year 1971 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 360 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 23, 1970 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 531,360 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘pentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $177.49. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Dog is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 5, 1971 Historical Events

  • 1971
    The first One Day International cricket match is held between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Who were born on January 5, 1971?

  • 1971
    Jayne Middlemiss, British TV presenter and celebrity chef
  • 1971
    Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress

Who died on January 5, 1971?

  • 1971
    Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)

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