2017 Daily Holidays that fall on January 5, include:
National Bird Day
National Whipped Cream Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include January 5, are:
Christmas Bird Count Week - 2016 = December 14, 2016 - January 5, 2017; 2017 = December 14, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Celebration of Life Week - January 1-7
Diet Resolution Week - January 1-7
Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Week - January 4-8, 2017
National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 1-8, 2017
New Years' Resolution Week - January 1-8, 2017
Silent Record Week - January 1-7
Someday We'll Laugh About This Week - January 2-8
2017 Monthly Holidays that include January 5, 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! 2017 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2017
The Astrological Sign for January 5 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.
1855 - King Camp Gillette, inventor of the safety razor
1914 - George Reeves (born George Keefer Brewer) - American Actor (the original Superman, Gone with the Wind)
1917 -Jane Wyman - American Actress and 1st Mrs Ronald Reagan
1928 - Walter Mondale - American politician, former US Senator from Minnesota and 42nd Vice President of the United States
1931 - Robert Duvall - American Actor
1946 - Diane Keaton - American Actress
1933 - Calvin Coolidge, 30th US President from 1923-29, dies at age 60
1939 - Amelia Earhart, the American aviator who disappeared in 1937 was declared dead
1994 - Thomas P. O'Neill, known at "Tip", Speaker of House from 1977-86, dies at 81
1998 - Sonny Bono, singer of Sonny & Cher, and ultimately a California politician, dies skiing at 62
2004 - Tug McGraw, American baseball player and father of Tim McGraw
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1998 - Actor, Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) marries actress Sam Jenkins
Quote of the Day
I love this quote! One of my favorite quotes has always been...."Happiness is a Choice",
so this quote is very similar. Every morning when you get out of bed,
you have a choice to be happy or not. You get to decide how YOU are
going to feel each day! Choose Happiness!!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
January is Apple and Apricots Month. Today's recipe is Healthy Apple Muffins from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website)
This Day in History
1781 - British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Va during the American Revolutionary War
1836 - Davy Crockett arrives in Texas in time for the Alamo.
1846 - The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
1896 - German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen's discovers a form of radiation know as x-rays.
1919 - The German Workers' Party, which would later become the Nazi Party, is founded.
1925 - Inauguration of Nellie Ross as Wyoming's Governor. She was the first woman Governor.
1933 - Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay, on the Marin side. The bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
1972 - US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on manned shuttle. NASA announces development of space shuttle.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay - photo taken from the Marin Headlands, by our brother Scott Smith, while leading a Boy Scouts 10 mile hiking trip. Our Dad worked at the Presidio, while it was still an Army base, so we lived on base for one year, and then moved out to Novato, in Marin County, where we all went to High School. The Marin Headlands are a great place to hike.
My drivers training that I did with my Dad when I was 15, was driving over the Golden Gate Bridge from Novato to the Presidio and back, (multiple times), in a Cadillac. (one of the big ones) I felt like I had about two inches on either side of me before I was in the next lane, and it was before the speed limit dropped down, so it was 75 at the time, which meant that many people drove way faster than that. It was a little terrifying!!
This Day in Music
1968 - Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits album is certified gold
1972 - John Denver's Aerie album is certified gold
1974 - The Carpenters' The Singles from 1969-1973 album hits #1
1979 - The Blues Brothers' Briefcase of Blues album hits #1
1979 - The double-album soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever reaches sales of 25 million worldwide, making it the best-selling album to date. The Bee Gees had six of the tracks on the album. Below, is the Bee Gee's video "How Deep is Your Love" from the soundtrack.
This Day in Sports
1912 - 1st National Hockey Association game in Victoria.
1920 - Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees