Month Long Observances
  • Eye Care Month
  • National Hobby Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Staying Healthy Month
  • National Thank You Month
  • National Oatmeal Month

    January 1st
  • Betsy Ross's Birthday
    Born in 1752.
  • Ellis Island Aniversary
    Ellis Island opened on this day in 1892.
  • Le Jour de l'An
    French New Year
  • New Year's Day
  • Paul Revere's Birthday
    Born in 1735.

    January 2nd
  • Boo Boo Bear's Birthday
    Yogi the Bear's little buddy.
  • Drinking Straw Patented on this day in 1888.

    January 3rd
  • Festival Of Sleep Day
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday
    Born in 1892.

    January 4th
  • Isaac Newton's Birthday
  • Jakob Grimm's Birthday
    Born in 1785.
  • Louis Braille's Birthday
    Born in 1809.
  • Trivia Day

    January 5th
  • First Woman Governor Inaugurated
    1925 inauguration of Nellie Ross as Wyoming's Governor.
  • National Bird Day

    January 6th
  • Bean Day
  • Dia de Reyes
    Celebrate in Mexico.
  • Epiphany
  • Sherlock Holmes' Birthday

    January 7th
  • Old Rock Day

    January 8th
  • Elvis Presley's Birthday
    Born in 1935.

    January 9th
  • National Apricot Day
  • National Static Electricity Day

    January 10th
  • First Meeting of United Nations in London in 1946.

    January 11th
  • Milk Day
    Milk delivered in bottles for the first time in 1878.
  • Secret Pal Day

    January 12th
  • Work Harder Day

    January 13th
  • Make Your Dreams Come True Day
  • Poetry Break Day
  • Rubber Duckie's Birthday
    Sesame Street Character.

    January 14th
  • Coming of Age Day
    Celebrated in Japan on the second Monday of January.
  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day

    January 15th
  • First Super Bowl played in 1967. Green Bay (35) defeated Kansas City (10).

    January 16th
  • National Nothing Day

    January 17th
  • Benjamin Franklin's Birthday
    Born in 1706.
  • Shari Lewis' Birthday
    Born in 1934.

    January 18th
  • Hat Day
    Third Friday in January.
  • Winnie the Pooh Day
  • A.A. Milne's Birthday.
    Born in 1882.

    January 19th
  • Popcorn Day

    January 20th
  • Cheese Day
  • Inauguration Day

    January 21st
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Honoring his birthday (born in 1929). It is observed on the Third Monday in January - the 21st in 2008.
  • National Hugging Day

    January 22nd
  • National Blonde Brownie Day

    January 23rd
  • Measure Your Feet Day
  • National Handwriting Day

    January 24th
  • Eskimo Pie Patented by Christian Nelson in 1922.
  • Gold Discovered in California at Sutter's Mill in 1848.

    January 25th
  • Burns Night celebrated in Scotland.
  • Opposite Day

    January 26th
  • Australia Day
    The day Sydney Australia was settled in 1778.

    January 27th
  • Holocaust Memorial Day
    Celebrated in the UK.
  • Lewis Carroll's Birthday
    Born in 1832.

    January 28th
  • Ernie's Birthday
    Sesame Street Character.

    January 29th
  • National Puzzle Day

    January 30th
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's Birthday
    Born in 1882.

    January 31st
  • Backwards Day
  • Jackie Robinson's Birthday
    Born in 1919.
  • National Kazoo Day
    Usually celebrated on the last Thursday of January.

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