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January 20-January 26:
Healthy Weight Week
Hunt For Happiness Week
National Handwriting Analysis Week
National Nurse Anesthetists Week
National Take Back Your Time Week

January 21-January 25:
National Medical Group Practice Week

January 27-February 2:
Catholic Schools Week

Important Days

January 1:

The first Ellis Island Immigration Station officially opened in 1892.
Commonwealth of Australia formed on this day in 1901.
Author, J.D. Salinger (Catcher in the Rye) was born in New York, NY, in 1919.
New Year's Dishonor List (overworked words and phrases to be banished from the Queen's English)

January 2:

Georgia became the 4th state on this day in 1788.
Happy Mew Year For Cats Day
National Personal Trainer Day

January 3:

Writer, John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R.) Tolkien, (The Lord of the Rings), was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa in 1892.
Alaska becomes the 49th U.S. state in 1959.


National Write To Congress Day

January 4:

Utah became the 45th U.S. state on this day in 1896.
Billboard magazine published the first list of best selling Pop records in 1936.
Dimpled Chad Day

January 5:

Twelfth Night

January 6:

American poet, Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, IL, in 1878.
New Mexico became the 47th U.S. state on this day in 1912.
Epithany aka Twelfth Day

January 7:

U.S. President (13th) Millard Fillmore was born at Summerhill, NY in 1800.
Kenny Loggins was born in Everett, WA, in 1948.
Katie Couric (CBS Evening News with Katie Couric) was born in Arlington, VA, in 1957.
Actor, Nicolas Cage was born in Long Beach, CA, in 1964.

January 8:

Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, MS, in 1935.
David Bowie was born in London, England, in 1947.
Coming-Of-Age-Day (Seijin Shiki) celebrated in Japan
Organize Your Home Day
Show and Tell Day At Work


January 9:

The 36th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, CA, in 1913.
Actor, Bob Denver (Gilligan's Island) was born in New Rochelle, NY, in 1935.

January 10:

Boxer, George Foreman was born in Marshall, TX, in 1949.
Nation Cut Your Energy Costs Day

January 11:

Naomi Judd was born in Ashland, KY, in 1946.
National Unity Day in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

January 12:

Air personality, Rush Limbaugh, was born on this day in Cape Girardeau, MO, in 1951.
Air personality, Howard Stern, was born on this day in Queens, NY, in 1954.

January 13:

Actor, Orlando Bloom, was born on this day in Canterbury, Kent, England, in 1977.
65th Annual Golden Globe Awards

January 14:

Andy Rooney, (60 Minutes) was born in Albany, NY, in 1919.
TV's Today premiered on NBC with host Dave Garroway.
TV's The Simpsons premiered on Fox in 1990.
Army Day in the Republic of Uzbekistan
National Clean Off Your Desk Day
Organized Your Home Office Day


Seijin no Hi (Coming of Age Day), Japan

January 15:

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1929.

January 16:

Singer, Ronnie Milsap was born in Robinsville, SC, in 1944.
Appreciate A Dragon Day
Religious Freedom Day

January 17:

American statesman & author, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, MA, in 1706.
Popeye made his debut on this day in 1929.
Actor, James Earl Jones (Voice of Darth Vader) was born in Tate Country, MS, in 1931.
Boxer, Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, KY, in 1942.
Actor, Jim Carrey was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1962.
Get To Know Your Customer Day
Judgment Day
Kid Inventors' Day

January 18:

Actor, Danny Kaye, was born in Brookly, NY, in 1913.
Actor, Kevin Costner was born in Compton, CA, in 1955.

January 19:

Writer, Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, MA, in 1809.


Singer, Phil Everly (The Everly Brothers) was born in Brownie, KY, in 1939.
Singer, Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, TX, in 1943.
Singer, Robert Palmer was born in Babley, England, in 1949.

January 20:

World Religion Day

January 21:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day birthday observed. (Monday Federal U.S. Holiday)
National Hugging Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 22:

Writer, Robert E. Howard, (Conan the Barbarian), was born at Peaster, TX in 1906.
Answer Your Cat's Question Day
International Day of Radiant Peace
National Speak Up and Succeed Day
Rid The World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day

January 23:

American Statesman, John Hancock was born in Braintree (Quincy), MA, in 1737.
National Handwriting Day
Snow Plow Mailbox Hockey Day

January 24:

First canned beer went on sale on this day in Richmond, VA, in 1935.
Neil Diamond was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1941.


Belly Laugh Day
National Compliment Day
Women's Healthy Weight Day

January 25:

A Room Of One's Own Day
Fun At Work Day
Robot enters world lexicon on this day in 1921, the play by bothers, Karel and Josef Capek, Rossum's Universal Robots, derived robot from the Czech noun robota, which means labor and servitude. R.U.R. debuted at the Prague National Theatre

January 26:

Australia Day
Michigan became the 26th state on this day in 1837.
Republic Day in the Republic of India
Washington Gardener Magazine National Seed Swap Day

January 27:

Day of Remembrance in the Federal Republic of Germany
Holocaust Memorial Day in the United Kingdom
Paris Peace Accords signed by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Republic of Vietnam, and the United States ending the Vietnam Conflict.
Thomas Crapper Day

January 28:

Better Business Communication Day
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

January 29:

The 25th U.S. President William McKinley was born in Niles, OH, in 1843.


Kansas became the 34th U.S. state on this day in 1861.
Talk show host, publisher, producer, Oprah Winfrey was born at Kosciusko, MS, on this day in 1954.
Freethinkers Day
Up Helly AA (Scotland)

January 30:

Maryland became the 13th state on this day in 1781.
32nd U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, NY, in 1882.
National Inane Answering Machine Message Day
National Write To Congress Day

January 31:

Scotch Tape was developed in 1928.
Inspire Your Heart With Art Day


January 3:
Manitou Springs Great Fruitcake Toss

January 8-January 11:
Elvis Presley's Birthday Celebration
International Consumer Electronics Show
Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit

January 6-January 25:
25th Annual KidFilm Festival

January 9:
Feast of the Black Nazarene Manila, Philippines




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