Happy January 2nd!
Welcome to Time for the Holidays! Every day is full of holidays that you probably never even heard of. Today we list the holidays and observations or January 2nd. Then we will go on to talk about the day’s horoscope sign which is Capricorn! Next we will list the day’s historical events (good and bad) and random trivia like inventions, popular music and movies, famous birthdays and other fun tidbits!
January 2nd Holiday List
Everyday is full of silly, quirky holidays, along with educational awareness days. Look through our list to see if there is anything you want to celebrate or observer today!
- 55-MPH Speed Limit Day
55 mph day is because in 1974 – US President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.
- Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
It was created by wellcat.com. Love your cats, donate to cats in need.
- National Motivation and Inspiration Day
National Motivation & Inspiration Day was passed by The United States Congress on December 18th, 2001, after the events of September 11th, 2001. Kevin L. McCrudden founded this day feeling that that all Americans needed to be reminded that there were still many things to live on for no matter how bad life seems at the moment. He wanted to push people to be the best that they can be even when dealing with crisis.
- National Buffet Day
National Buffet Day was originally a 16th century tradition of having a before dinner drink spread before the main meal. Eventually through the years turning to the traditional food buffet. But you can learn more about these drinking traditions and transition to food at NationalCalendar.com.
- National Cream Puff Day
On January 2nd you are encouraged to enjoy the French pastry filled with cream or custard. Probably won’t need to much urging, eh?
- National Run it Up the Flagpole and See if Anybody Salutes It Day
Run it up the Flagpole and see if anybody salutes it day is a term used for starting something new. new beginnings if you will. The expression is trying to say start something new and see if it takes off.
- National Science Fiction Day
National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in on January 2nd, which corresponds with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
- National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
January 1st is a day to come up with some good New Year’s resolutions. Many of us will try get healthier and in better shape. So it’s a good day to look into personal trainers and get that extra help you need.
- Swiss Cheese Day
Today on January 2nd you are encouraged to enjoy some swiss cheese. So make a cheese and cracker spread, make a Rueben or a grilled Swiss Cheese sandwich.
- World Introvert Day
For you quiet, shy, to yourselves introverts out there.. here’s a holiday for you. Go check out
www.introvertday.org to learn more. Because they are celebrating you.
National Cream Puff Day Buttons and Stickers
Cute for bakeries and restaurant employees and gift bags.
January 2nd Horoscope Sign is Capricorn
Ruling planet: Saturn
Sign ruler: Saturn, Uranus
Lucky Numbers: 4, 8, 13, 22
Personality Traits: Responsible, leaders, disciplined, independent, loyal, stubborn, bossy, condescending.
Famous Capricorns: Tiger Woods, Stephen Hawking, Bradley Cooper, Jim Carrey, Elvis Presley, Isaac Newton, Muhammed Ali, Mel Gibson, Katie Couric, Rand Paul, Nicholas Cage.
Today’s Famous Birthdays
- 1936 – Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter, musician was born in Fort Worth, TX.
- 1967 – Tia Carrere, is an American actress, singer was born in Honolulu, HI.
- 1968 – Cuba Gooding Jr., American actor was born in The Bronx, New York City, NY,
- 1969 – Christy Turlington, American model was born in Walnut Creek, CA,
- 1975 – Dax Shepard. American actor was born in Milford, Milford Township, MI.
- 1983 – Kate Bosworth, American actress was born in Los Angeles, CA.
- 1993 – Bryson Tiller, American singer-songwriter was born in Louisville, KY.
#1 Movies on January 2nd
- 1914 – The #1 movie was Traffic in Souls.
- 1966 – The #1 movie was Doctor Zhivago.
- 1983 – Tootsie, a movie starring Dustin Hoffman was #1.
- 1997 – “Michael,” a movie about an angel starring John Travolta was the #1 movie.
#1 Songs on January 2nd
- 1914 – The #1 song was By the Beautiful Sea by Heidelberg Quintet.
- 1967 – The #1 song was I’m a Believer by The Monkees.
- 1968 – The #1 song was Hello, Goodbye by The Beatles.
- 1986 – The #1 song was Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie.
- 2014 – The #1 song was The Monster by Eminem featuring Rihanna.
January 2nd Trivia
- Fun Fact: If you were born on January 2nd, You were likely conceived the week of April 11th.
- 1788 – Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- 1860 – The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France.
- 1870 – Construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge to cross the East River in New York City.
- 1942 – The FBI obtains the conviction of 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring.
- 1959 – Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, was launched by the Soviet Union. (The E1 No. 4 probe was designed to hit the Moon but missed it due to navigational errors.)
- 1974 – United States President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.
- 1981 – Peter William Sutcliffe aka Peter William Coonan, aka Yorkshire Ripper, was stopped by the police with 24-year-old prostitute Olivia Reivers in the driveway of Light Trades House in Melbourne Avenue, and arrested for having false plates transferred to Dewsbury Police Station. He confessed to killing 13 women and was sentenced to life imprisonment. [Wiki]
- 1991 – Sharon Pratt Kelly becomes the first African American woman mayor of a major city and first woman Mayor of the District of Columbia.
- 1999 – A severe snowstorm hits the US Midwest, causing 14 inches of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F 68 deaths are reported.
- 2004 – Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.
- 2020 – Bobbi Kristina Brown’s ex – boyfriend Nick Gordon Dies from overdose.
- 2021 – The Senate voted 81-13 on Friday to override President Trump’s veto of the $741 billion defense authorization bill.
- 2021 – United States surpasses 20 million COVID-19 cases while India approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use. [TheWeek]
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