January 19

January 19 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on January 19, include:

  • Archery Day 
  • Confederate Memorial Day 
  • National Gun Appreciation Day 
  • National Popcorn Day 
  • Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day - January 19, 2016 (The Tuesday of the Third Full Week of January)
  • Robert E. Lee's Birthday - January 19 (State of Florida)
  • Tin Can Day 
  • World Day of Migrants and Refugees 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include January 19, are:

  • Healthy Weight Week - January 18-22, 2016
  • Hunt for Happiness Week - January 17-23, 2016 (Third Full Week)
  • International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week - January 16-24, 2016
  • International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25
  • National Activity Professionals Week - January 17-23, 2016
  • National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week - January 17-23
  • National Handwriting Analysis Week - January 17-23, 2016 (Week of John Hancock's birthday on January 23)
  • No Name Calling Week - January 18-22, 2016
  • Sugar Awareness Week - January 18 - 22, 2016 (Third Work Week of January)
  • Week of Christian Unity - January 18-25

2016 Monthly Holidays that include January 19, 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)
  • North American International Auto Show - January 11-24, 2016 (Detroit, MI)
  • International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo - January 14-24, 2016 (Monaco)
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 15 - February 6, 2016 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Humana Challenge (Formerly Bob Hope Classic) - January 18-24, 2016 in La Quinta, CA

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 19 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 Garnet, which comes in a rainbow of colors. It is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1807 – Robert E. Lee, American Confederate General (d. 1870)
  • 1809 – Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (Pit & the Pendulum) (d. 1849)
  • 1923 – Jean Stapleton, American actress
  • 1930 – Tippi Hedren, American actress (Hitchcocks, The Birds and Marnie ~also mother of Melanie Griffith)
  • 1943 - Janis Joplin, American Singer (had the 1971 US #1 single with Me And Bobby McGee and the 1971 US #1 album Pearl
  • 1946 -  Dolly Parton, American Country Singer and actress
  • 1949 - Robert Palmer, Singer (In 1986 US No.1 & UK No.5 single Addicted To Love). (d. 2003 at age 54)
  • 1953 - Desi Arnaz Jr, actor (Here's Lucy)
  • 1954 – Katey Sagal, American actress (played Peggy Bundy on Married with Children)
  • 1958 – Thomas Kinkade, American painter (The Painter of Light) (d. 2012)
  • 1992 – Shawn Johnson, American gymnast, (Gold Medalist at the 2008 Olympics, Winner of Season 8 Dancing With the Stars)

I love the work of Thomas Kincaid.  He painted such amazing paintings of quaint cottage houses,  with gorgeous yards and flowers, that I would have loved to have had any of them. He painted the perfect towns, lighthouses, and churches!

Famous Deaths

  • 1998 - Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65. He wrote the classic rock & roll song, Blue Suede Shoes
  • 2006 - Wilson Pickett, American singer. He recorded the soul classics Mustang Sally, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, and In The Midnight Hour (b. 1941)
  • 2008 - Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1957 - Golfer Gary Player marries Vivienne Verwey
  • 2013 - Michelle Kwan, five time figure skater world champion marries Clay Pell

Quote of the Day

Happy Birthday to Dolly Parton! I love this quote of hers...just another reminder that if you don't like something in your life, YOU have the power to change it!

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

Holidays and Observances January 19 Recipe of the Day is Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits

This Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits, will allow you to keep pasta meals in your diet when you want a low carbohydrate treat that does not weigh you down with extra calories! (link goes to her website)

This Day in History

  • 1785 - First manned balloon flight in Ireland
  • 1861 - Georgia becomes 5th state to secede during the American Civil War
  • 1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
  • 1903 - 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
  • 1915 - 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
  • 1920 – The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
  • 1929 - Acadia National Park, Maine established
  • 1937 – Millionaire Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
  • 1953 – 71.7% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy, to watch Lucy give birth.
  • 1955 - 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
  • 1977 – Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snow has fallen.
  • 1981 – Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
  • 1983 – Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
  • 1983 – The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
  • 1986 – The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain
  • 1991 – Gulf War: Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.
  • 1997 - Madonna won the Best Actress award for her role in Evita at the Golden Globe Awards
  • 2006 – The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.

Lucy Has Her Baby!! Desi Arnaz Jr was born in 1953

This Day in Music

  • 1957 - Pat Boone performs at the inaugural ball for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • 1957 - Johnny Cash appears for the first time on national TV when he appears on The Jackie GleasonShow.
  • 1959 - The Platters' Smoke Gets In Your Eyes hits #1 and stays at the top for three weeks
  • 1967 - The Monkees were at #1 on the UK singles with I'm A Believer, the group's only UK #1 single
  • 1970 - The Easy Rider soundtrack is certified gold
  • 1971 - Beatles, Helter Skelter is played at Charles Manson trial
  • 1974 - Al Wilson's Show And Tell hits #1
  • 1977 - Charlie Daniels and The Marshall Tucker Band perform for President Jimmy Carter's inauguration ceremonies.
  • 1991 - Janet Jackson's Love Will Never Do, hits #1 on the US singles chart and is her 5th US #1
  • 1993 - Fleetwood Mac re-forms to perform Don't Stop at Bill Clinton's inauguration ceremonies.
  • 1994 - The Ninth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley, and Rod Stewart.
  • 2003 - Norah Jones's,  Come Away With Me, started a three week run at #1 in the US and also hits #1 in the UK

Above is The Monkey's, I'm a Believer that went to #1 in 1967, where it stayed for seven weeks.  The song was composed by Neil Diamond.

This Day in Sports

  • 1903 - New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
  • 1952 - NFL takes control of NY Yanks
  • 1952 - PGA approves allowing black participants
  • 1972 - Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1974 - Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA record 88 game basketball win streak
  • 1977 - Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1981 - Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

ascertain (verb)

1. To find out definitely; to discover or establish.

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