January 7

January 7 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on January 7, include:

  • Distaff Day 
  • Harlem Globetrotter's Day
  • I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore Day 
  • International Programmer's Day 
  • National Bobblehead Day 
  • National Tempura Day 
  • Old Rock Day
  • Orthodox Christmas Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include January 7, are:

  • Celebration of Life Week - January 1-7
  • Diet Resolution Week - January 1-7
  • Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Week - January 7-10, 2016
  • Home Office Safety and Security Week - January 3-9, 2016
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 3-9, 2016 (Second Week of January)
  • National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 3-10, 2016
  • National Pizza Week - January 3-9, 2016 (Second Week of January)
  • New Years' Resolution Week - January 1-8, 2016
  • No Tillage Week - January 6-9, 2016
  • Silent Record Week - January 1-7
  • Someday We'll Laugh About This Week - January 2-8

2016 Monthly Holidays that include January 7, 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

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 7 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

  • 1800 - Millard Fillmore, 13th US President in 1850-53
  • 1937 - Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • 1948 - Kenny Loggins, solo singer and former partner of Loggins & Messina
  • 1957 - Katie Couric, American television host
  • 1964 - Nicolas Cage, actor

Famous Deaths

  • 1536 - Catherine of Aragon who was the first wife of England's King Henry VIII (b. 1485)
  • 2015 - Rod Taylor, Australian-American actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2015 - Among the 12 killed in the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris was Jean Cabut, a French caricaturist, and Stephane Charbonnier, a French cartoonist and editor the the magazine

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1971 - Science fiction author Stephen King married Tabitha Spruce, an author and activist
  • 1985 - Singer and actress Janet Jackson divorces R&B singer James DeBarge
  • 2006 - Pop Singer Pink marries motocross rider and actor Carey Hart
  • 2012 - Lady Antebellum singer and songwriter Hillary Scott marries drummer Chris Tyrrell

Quote of the Day

Today is, I'm Not Going to Take it Anymore Day. It is a day to fight back, and take control of all the events that happen in one’s life, and stand up for yourself and your rights.

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

January is National Meat Month, so the Recipe of the Day is a Healthy Pepper Steak Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits

January is National Meat Month, so the Recipe of the Day is a Healthy Pepper Steak Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.  The link goes to her website.

This Day in History

  • 1608 - Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
  • 1785 - 1st balloon flight across the English Channel by Blanchard & Jeffries
  • 1914 - 1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
  • 1927 - Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game in Hinckley, Illinois
  • 1929 - Tarzan, one of the 1st adventure comic strips, debuts
  • 1934 - Flash Gordon, comic strip, by Alex Raymond, debuts
  • 1942 - World War II siege of Bataan starts
  • 1944 - Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59
  • 1953 - US President Harry Truman announces development of the hydrogen bomb
  • 1959 - US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government
  • 1982 - The TV show, Fame, premieres on NBC 
  • 1999 - US President Bill Clinton begins his impeachment trial in the Senate
  • 2012 - In Carterton, New Zealand, a hot air balloon crashes and kills all 11 people on board
  • 2015 - At the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris two gunmen kill twelve people and injure another eleven

This Day in Music

  • 1950 - Gene Autry's, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer hits #1
  • 1955 - Marian Anderson becomes the 1st black singer to perform at the Met in New York City
  • 1956 - Dean Martin's, Memories Are Made of This hits #1
  • 1972 - Bread's, Baby I'm-A Want You is certified gold
  • 1980 - Led Zeppelin's In Through The Outdoor, is certified platinum
  • 1981 - Eagles Live, two album set released in 1980, is certified platinum
  • 2009 - At the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards held in Los Angeles, Carrie Underwood, the fourth season winner of American Idol in 2005, is the night's big winner.  She takes home the Favorite Female Singer, Country Song for " Last Name", and Favorite Star under 35 Awards.
  • 2012 - Katy Perry's album Teenage Dream becomes the first album in history to have 7 songs from the same album reach #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Six of the 8 songs on the album reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

In honor of Kenny Loggins birthday today, this is his Highway to the Dangerzone that was on the Movie Top Gun, with Tom Cruise.

This Day in Sports

  • Harlem Globetrotter's Day
  • 1985 - Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1992 - Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

burgess (noun)

1. An inhabitant of a borough with full rights; a citizen.(historical) A town magistrate.

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