All About January 5th
Holidays, Horoscope & History
Welcome to Time for the Holidays. Happy Birthday to you if it’s your birthday. If you are just here to learn about today’s history, horoscope and holidays, then read on! Below we talk about horoscope sign traits, historical events, silly holidays, health awareness days, celebrity birthdays, #1 songs and movies and other fun random trivia.
January 5th Holiday List
Everyday has something to celebrate in it! Check out the list below to see if you would like to learn more about the holidays or observances of today, January 5th!
- National Bird Day
In 2002, Born Free USA in coordination with the Avian Welfare Coalition launched the first annual National Bird Day to promote avian awareness. National Bird Day is to raise awareness for birds that are captured in the wild then held in captivity for profits. You can learn more at www.avianwelfare.org/nationalbirdday
- National Keto Day
Ketogenic diets are a lifestyle change where people cut carbs out of their diet to an extent where the body starts to consume fat — instead of carbohydrates — for fuel. This leads to fast weight loss.
- National Screenwriters Day
A screenwriter is someone who writes the original idea or script for a movie or tv show. Everyone knows the directors and actors in movie but today we ask you pay attention to who wrote the script for whatever you are watching. Here is the official website for this day: nationalscreenwritersday.com.
- National Whipped Cream Day
This day falls on the birthday of Reddi-Wip founder Aaron “Bunny” Lapin who invented Reddi-Wip in 1948. So add a dollop to whipped cream to your dessert today.
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January 5th Horoscope Sign is Capricorn
Time period: December 21 – January 20
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.
January 5th Trivia
- 1887 – First U.S. library school Opens at Columbia University.
- 1914 – Henry Ford, automobile maker, announces an unprecedented five-dollar-a-day minimum wage for his employees.
- 1914 – George Reeves d. 1959 (George Besselo), American actor. TV: Superman from the original series was born.
- 1946 – Diane Keaton (Diane Hall), American Oscar-winning actress. Film: Annie Hall (1977, Oscar) was born.
- 1968 – Dr. Benjamin Spock, an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care is one of the best-selling volumes in history was indicted for conspiracy to aid others in draft evasion because he was outspoken about ending the Vietnam War. He was convicted and sentenced to two years for draft evasion but luckily never had to serve time as the case was appealed in 1969 a federal court set aside his conviction.
- 1925 – First woman U.S. governor Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, Wyoming, takes office.
- 1962 – The #1 song on the radio was The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
- 1970 – “All My Children” debuted on ABC. Fun fact: Erica Kane played by Susan Lucci has played Erica since the beginning of the hose, for more than 40 years, and in 1999 she won the Daytime Emmy for the role after being passed over 18 times
- 1975 – The #1 movie was The Godfather Part II starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
- 1980 – John Cougar Mellencamp made his debut on “American Bandstand.”
- 1980 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, ” Please Don’t Go,” by KC And The Sunshine Band.
- 1984 – The #1 movie was Terms of Endearment starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger. A movie about a relationship between mother and daughter.
- 1984 – the Police played their farewell concert in Australia until 2007 when they did a reunion tour.
- 1985 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboards was, “Like a Virgin,” by Madonna.
- 1987 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan produces the nation’s first trillion-dollar budget.
- 1988 – The #1 song was Faith by George Michael.
- 1998: Sonny Bono, American singer with partner Cher, mayor, died after hitting a tree in a skiing accident on a vacation in Nevada.
- 2007 – Momofuku Ando, the inventor of Ramen Noodles, also known as “Mr. Noodle,” died at age 96 in Osaka, Japan.
- 2017 – Erica Garner, activist daughter of Eric Garner, who died in the New York City borough of Staten Island after Daniel Pantaleo, an NYPD officer, put him in a prohibited chokehold while arresting him. dies at 27 after coma. [Source] On June 8, 2020, both houses of the New York state assembly passed the Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act, which stipulates that any police officer in the state of New York who injures or kills somebody through the use of “a chokehold or similar restraint” can be charged with a class C felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
- 2021 – As of today Worldwide Coronavirus cases are Total cases are over 100 Million infected.
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