2020 Daily Holidays that fall on January 14, include:
Cesarean Section Day
International Kite Day
National Dress Up Your Pet Day
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
National Poetry at Work Day - January 14, 2020 (Second Tuesday in January)
National Shop for Travel Day - January 14, 2020 (Second Tuesday in January)
Organize Your Home Day
Orthodox New Year
2020 Weekly Holidays that include January 14, are:
Cuckoo Dancing Week - January 11-17
National Mocktail Week - January 12-18, 2020 (Second Full Week in January)
Universal Letter Writing Week - January 8-14
2020 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.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
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! 2020 dates are January 5 - February 20, 2020
North American International Auto Show - January 7-20, 2020 (Detroit, MI)
National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 11-26, 2020 (Denver, CO)
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.
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
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. I found it out on Pinterest, but couldn't trace it back to whoever created it to give them credit.
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 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
1. (law) A process of compensation for losses. 2. A return or restoration to a previous condition or position.
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