January 2019 calendar

January 2019

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 2019.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 2019: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2019?


  • 01 Jan 2019 War in Afghanistan: 27 Afghan National Security Forces members are killed by the Taliban in coordinated attacks in northern Afghanistan. They refused to negotiate peace with the government.
  • 02 Jan 2019 China-United States Trade War (2018-present). Apple, an American electronics company, warns that iPhone sales have been slowing and that the product is in low demand. This is attributed to trade tensions with China. According to Apple, its fiscal earnings are expected to drop for the first quarter due to disappointing holiday sales figures. The company also claims that it could lose $9B due the fall.
  • 03 Jan 2019 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syrian state media) and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claim that 11 civilians were killed in an aerial attack by the U.S.-led coalition.
  • 04 Jan 2019 The United States Central Command announced that Jamal Ahmad Mohammad Al Badawi was killed in an airstrike by the United States in Ma'rib Governorate. He is suspected to be responsible for the 2000 USS Cole explosion that resulted in 17 American sailors being killed.
  • 05 Jan 2019 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that at least 223 massacres were committed by Syrian parties in 2018.
  • 06 Jan 2019 2018 Moscow-Constantinople schism: The chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) describes the granting of autocephaly on January 5 to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine as "a secular event."
  • 07 Jan 2019 2019 Gabonese attempt at a coup de etat: A coup d’etat was repelled by soldiers. This attempted coup d'etat occurred while Ali Bongo was receiving medical treatment in Morocco.
  • 08 Jan 2019 Russian military police says it has begun patrolling Manbij in the Syrian Civil War. (TASS). The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces claim that five foreign nationals were captured fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq. Two of the five are from the United States; two from Pakistan, and one from Ireland.
  • 09 Jan 2019 After the plane with two pilots disappeared from radar, remnants of a Dassault Mirage 2000D fighter aircraft were found in Jura.
  • 10 Jan 2019 War in Afghanistan: 32 Afghans were killed by Taliban, while 25 Taliban members were killed in gunfire across Afghanistan.
  • 11 Jan 2019 A car bomb explosion outside Al-Qaim's public market left 25 Iraqis injured and two Iraqis dead. The attack is believed to have been orchestrated by the Islamic State.
  • 12 Jan 2019 2019 Paris explosion: An explosion in Paris caused by a gas leak causes a large explosion that destroys a bakery located in Paris' 9th arrondissement. There are 40 people who are hurt and four are killed.
  • 13 Jan 2019 Syrian Civil War: Pro-government militants and the Syrian government fire artillery into villages within the Idlib De-escalation Zone, killing one civilian and injuring two others.
  • 14 Jan 2019 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Four suicide bombers kill and more than 100 are injured in a car bombing attack in Kabul.
  • 15 Jan 2019 2019 Nairobi attack: Four armed men stormed into the Dusit Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Al-Shabaab, a militant group based in Somalia, claims responsibility.
  • 16 Jan 2019 Manbij bombing: A suicide attack by ISIL in Manbij, Syria causes at least 19 deaths. Two U.S. soldiers, one Pentagon Civilian and a civilian contractor were among the casualties. Three other Service members were also reported to have been wounded.
  • 17 Jan 2019 2019 Bogota car bombing. A suicide car bomb attack on the General Santander National Police Academy, Bogota, Colombia kills at most 20 people and injures over 50 more.
  • 18 Jan 2019 Syrian Civil War: 15 people are killed and 20 injured in a massive explosion at a Tahrir al-Sham facility in Idlib. The attack was reportedly carried out using a car bomb.
  • 19 Jan 2019 Dissident Irish Republican Campaign: A car bomb explodes in front of a Londonderry courthouse, Northern Ireland. The explosion occurred as the area was being evacuated. There were no injuries. Investigators believe that the New IRA dissident organization is responsible for the attack.
  • 20 Jan 2019 Conflict in Northern Mali: Ten United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in an Islamist militant attack at their base in Mali’s northern Kidal Region.
  • 21 Jan 2019 Maidan Shar attack: According to local officials, 126 security personnel were killed in an attack by the Taliban on a National Directorate of Security building in central Maidan Wardak Province.
  • 22 Jan 2019 Israeli-Palestinian conflict - A Hamas militant is shot and killed, while two other Hamas members are hurt when an Israeli tank fires on the Gaza Strip following a violent protest. Israel Defense Forces' action is in retaliation to a shooting that lightly injured an officer and for two brief Palestinian incursions into Israel.
  • 23 Jan 2019 Three Michigan residents were arrested at Gerald R. Ford International Airport on suspicion of conspiring to support Islamic State.
  • 24 Jan 2019 Adelaide, South Australia, experiences its highest temperature ever since 1939. It reaches 46.6 degrees Celsius (115.9 degrees Fahrenheit) at 3:36pm local. This is the highest temperature ever recorded in any Australian capital. High temperatures have proved fatal to significant numbers of local livestock.
  • 25 Jan 2019 Gunmen from the "Union for Peace", attacked a funeral service in Ippy, Central African Republic, killing 18 and injuring 23 more.
  • 26 Jan 2019 Nairobi Latema Road explosion: Two people were injured when an explosive device exploded outside a movie theatre in Nairobi's busy capital. This area was also the scene of an earlier attack this month.
  • 27 Jan 2019 2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings. Two bombs were dropped on the Roman Catholic Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, Jolo, Philippines. The bombings killed 20 people, 15 civilians, five soldiers and injured 81 others. Abu Sayyaf is believed to be responsible for the attack.
  • 28 Jan 2019 Boko Haram Insurgency: 60 people are killed in an attack on Rann by Boko Haram.
  • 29 Jan 2019 2019 Loralai attack. Nine civilians, as well as police officers, were killed and 22 more were injured when gunmen and suicide bombers attacked the Loralai office of the Deputy Inspector General (DIG). The attack was claimed by the Tehrik-i-Taliban.
  • 30 Jan 2019 Two people were killed and four more injured when a grenade was lobbed at a Zamboanga mosque. No one has claimed responsibility.
  • 31 Jan 2019 Mariah Carey, an American singer, performs in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah, despite Saudi women rights activists urging her to cancel it.
  • 02 Jan 2019 Adventist Health System and its subsidiaries rebranded to AdventHealth.[35]


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in January 2019?

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way


Subtitle: Finding Unexpected Strength when Disappointments Leave you Broken

Crucible by James Rollins



Commander Gray Pierce investigates disappearance of his lover, who was pregnant with their child.

Becoming by Michelle Obama



Memoir: This former first lady shares stories about her childhood and time at the White House

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face


Subtitle: "Stop believing the lies about who you are so that you can become who and what your meant to be"

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird Box


Malorie and her children attempt to escape a terrifying unknown force. Movie tie-in