Happy January 28th – Holidays , Horoscope and History

Happy January 28th!

Today we will discussing everything January 28th from the holidays and observations to the horoscope and history of the day.

January 28th Holidays & Observances

Check out what fun and silly holidays fall on January 28th. Scroll through the list below and see if there is anything you’d like to celebrate today. There may also be some seriously observances today that you might want to learn more about.

  • Daisy Day
    The word daisy comes from the Old English language, “day’s eye” because its petals blossom at dawn and shut at dusk. Daisies symbolize purity and innocence  and are seen as being the flower of children.
  • Data Privacy Day
    Data Privacy Day is an international event that occurs every year on January 28th. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices.
  • National Blueberry Pancake Day
    Today on January 28th we are encouraged to eat some blueberry pancakes! Won’t take much arm twisting I’m sure! Here is a recipe from Pinch of Yum to help you get started: https://pinchofyum.com/fluffiest-blueberry-pancakes.
  • National Kazoo Day
    The kazoo was invented in the 1840’s and introduced to the world at the Georgia State Fair in 1852 as the “Down South Submarine”. The story goes that the kazoo was invented by collaboration of Alabama Vest Alabama Vest of Macon and Thaddeus Von Clegg a German-American clockmaker.  Today on January 28th you are urged to celebrate the kazoo either by playing one or maybe watching some videos for someone else playing one. Here’s a video to help you get started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N7Ie3IVGtU. Learn more at https://www.nationalkazooday.com/.
  • Pop Art Day
    Pop Art started taking off in the United Kingdom and the United States around the 1950’s. It is a specific bold style of art characterized in comic books and ads.
  • Rattlesnake Roundup Day
    I’m sure there is a point to this holiday, but really it’s cruel and sad. If you want to read more about this southern tradition check out this article: https://www.popsci.com/rattlesnake-roundup-ecology-gassing/.
  • Thank a Plugin Developer Day
    Plugins are packages of code that extend the core functionality of WordPress. So a Plugin Developer are the people who do this. So today we give thanks to those who make our online life easier.


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January 28th Zodiac Sign is Aquarius

  • Date range: January 20 – February 18
  • Element: Air,
  • Quality: Fixed
  • Color: Light-Blue, Silver
  • Lucky Numbers: 4, 7, 11, 22, 29
  • Personality Traits: Humanitarian, original, likes to be right, argumentative
  • Famous Aquariuses;   Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston,  Emma Roberts,  Denise Richards,

    Princess Charlene of Monaco, Shakira, Mischa Barton, Natalie Imbruglia, Ellen DeGeneres, Alicia Keys,  Abraham Lincoln, Galileo Galilei, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles Darwin, Michael Jordan, James Dean, Nick Carter and  Sarah McLachlan.

January 28th Trivia

  • 1547 – Henry VIII dies leaving his nine-year-old son, Edward VI, to become king.
  • 1813 – Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
  • 1851 – Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois. 
    1855 – A locomotive on the Panama Canal Railway runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean for the first time.
  • 1878 – Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
  • 1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard as a branch of the United States Armed Forces.
  • 1935 – Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
  • 1936 – Alan Alda, American actor famous for his role as Hawkeye in the tv series MASH, was born in New York City, NY,
  • 1956 – Elvis Presley makes his first national television appearance on The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show in New York.
  • 1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • 1965 – The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of ParliameUS3005282A Toy building brick (1958 filed, 1961 published) by Christiansen Godtfred Kirk - Lego brick, p.2, Fig. 7~12nt.
  • 1968  – Sarah McLachlan, famous singer was born in Canada.
  • 1971 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Knock Three Times, ” by Dawn.
  • The #1 movie was Love Story.
  • 1977 – The Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977 starts leaving 10 feet  of snow in one day in Upstate New York.
  • 1978 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Baby Come Back,” by Player.
  • 1980 – Nick Carter, famous singer and known for being a member of the boy band, Backstreet Boys,  was born in Jamestown, NY.
  • 1981 – Ronald Reagan ends the domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the US helping to end the 1979 energy crisis and begin the 1980s oil glut.
  • 1981 – Elijah Wood, famous actor most noted for his role as Frodo on Lord of the Rings, was born in Cedar Rapids, IA,
  • 1985 – A powerful group of singers, including Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and many others formed the Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.
  • 1986 – Shocking the world as many watched live, the  Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board.
  • 1987 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “At This Moment,” by  Billy Vera & The Beaters.
  • 1989 – The #1 movie was Rain Man.
  • 2002 – TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia, killing 92.
  • 2016 – The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of the Zika virus.
  • 2017 – Trump signs executive order for ‘new vetting measures’ for refugees.
  • 2017 – Serena Williams beats her sister, Venus in the Australian Open final tennis match.
  • 2017 – Oscar-nominated British “Doctor Who” actor John Hurt died Wednesday after a long bout of pancreatic cancer,

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