January 14

January 14 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on January 14, include:

  • Caesarean Section Day 
  • International Kite Day 
  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day 
  • National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day 
  • Organize Your Home Day 
  • Orthodox New Year 
  • Ratification Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include January 14, are:

  • Cuckoo Dancing Week - January 11-17
  • National Soccer Coaches of America Week - January 13-17, 2016
  • National Vocation Awareness Week - January 10-16, 2016
  • Universal Letter Writing Week - January 8-14

2016 Monthly Holidays that include January 14, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out my January Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of January.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events

  • Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2016 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2016
  • National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 9-24, 2016 (Denver, CO)
  • Pennsylvania Farm Show - January 9-16, 2016 (Harrisburg, PA)
  • North American International Auto Show - January 11-24, 2016 (Detroit, MI)
  • International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo - January 14-24, 2016 (Monaco)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 14 is a Capricorn.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for January are:

  • Carnation - The Carnation is the Birth Flower for January. The  symbolization of the Carnation means love, pride, beauty, purity, distinction, fascination, and loyal.
  • Snowdrop is a white flower with three small petals in the middle surrounded by three larger petals on the outside. The symbolization of the snowdrop means love, fascination, and purity.

See our GARDEN HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating things of the garden!


The Birthstone for January is a Garnet.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1741 – Benedict Arnold, American/British General
  • 1919 – Andy Rooney, American journalist - During WWII, he wrote for the Army's, Stars and Stripes newspaper. He joined the staff of CBS', 60 Minutes in 1968 where he began his "A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney" segment in 1978, that ran until 2011.
  • 1941 – Faye Dunaway, American actress
  • 1963 – Steven Soderbergh, American director

Famous Deaths

  • 1776 - Edward Cornwallis, English General and politician (b. 1713)
  • 1898 - Lewis Carroll, English writer and photographer (Alice in Wonderland)
  • 1920 - John Francis Dodge, American businessman who co-founded the Dodge Automobile Company (b. 1864)
  • 1986 - Donna Reed, American actress and singer (Donna Reed Show) (b. 1921)
  • 2006 - Shelley Winters, American actress and singer (b. 1920)
  • 2009 - Ricardo Montalban, Mexican-American actor and singer (How the West Was Won) (b. 1920)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1930 - Author John Steinbeck marries Carol Henning
  • 1954 - Baseball player Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe
  • 1980 - Actor Samuel L. Jackson marries TV producer LaTanya Richardson
  • 1994 - Actress Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from actor Lorenzo Lamas

Quote of the Day

I love this quote - it reminds me of the one used on January 5th.

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for January 14 is a Healthy Tortilla Pie Casserole

Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for January 14 is a Healthy Tortilla Pie Casserole from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits in honor of January being "National Meat Month". (link goes to her website)

This Day in History

  • 1784 - Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
  • 1864 - General Sherman begins his march to the South
  • 1914 - Henry Ford introduces an assembly line to make T-Fords
  • 1950 - The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
  • 1960 - United States Army Corporal, Elvis Presley receives a promotion to Sergeant
  • 1969 - An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.

This Day in Music

  • 1966 - David Bowie releases his 1st record, Can't Help Thinking About Me
  • 1967 - Sonny & Cher release, Beat Goes On
  • 1975 - Joe Walsh's So What is certified gold
  • 1975 - Three Dog Night's Joy to the World: Their Greatest Hits is certified gold
  • 1978 - Player's Baby Come Back hits #1
  • 1978 - Fleetwood Mac's, Rumors album logs a record 31st week at the top of Billboard's album chart
  • 1989 -The soundtrack to the film Dirty Dancing reaches sales of ten million copies, which is now known as Diamond certification. The movie was set in 1963, and the soundtrack contained songs from that era along with new ones like I've Had The Time of My Life which were written for the film. The Soundtrack album went on to sell 42 million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling albums of all time

Above is a clip from the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack with the song Hungry Eyes, by Eric Carmen.

This Day in Sports

  • 1968 - Superbowl II - Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Superbowl
  • 1973 - Superbowl VII - Miami Dolphins beat Washington Red Skins, 14-7 in LA

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

restitution (noun)

1. (law) A process of compensation for losses.
2. A return or restoration to a previous condition or position.

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