Jim Bakker (evangelist) was born on this day in 1939. Pete Postlethwaite (actor) died on this day in 2011.
Birthstone for January
January Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The January birthstone, the garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel. Garnets form in layers of rock deep underground where they withstand extreme temperature variations. Geologists study garnets to understand the effects of temperature and pressure on surrounding rocks.