January 28

January 28 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on January 28, include:

  • Child Labor Day - January 28, 2024 (Fourth Sunday in January)
  • Christa McAuliffe Day 
  • Daisy Day 
  • Global Community Engagement Day 
  • International Lego Day 
  • National Bible Sunday - January 28, 2024 (Fourth Sunday in January)
  • National Blueberry Pancake Day 
  • National Data Privacy Day 
  • National Kazoo Day 
  • National Pediatrician Day 
  • Pop Art Day 
  • Rattlesnake Round Up 
  • Rubber Ducky Day 
  • Thank a Plugin Developer Day (WordPress) 
  • World Leprosy Day - January 28, 2024 (Last Sunday in January)

2024 Weekly Holidays that include January 28, are:

  • Catholic Schools Week - January 28, 2024 - February 3, 2024 (Begins on the last Sunday in January)
  • Cordova Ice Worm Days - January 27 - February 3, 2024
  • International Hot Air Balloon Week - January 28 - February 3, 2024 (Fourth Full Week of January)
  • National Meat Week - January 28 - February 4, 2024 (8 Days starting on the fourth Sunday)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include January 28, 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
(Date Order)

  • Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Usually 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! 2024 dates are December 20, 2024 - Early March, 2024. 
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 12 - February 3, 2024 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Sundance Film Festival - January 18-28, 2024 - An American Film festival held each year in Park City, Utah.
  • International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo - January 19-28, 2024 (Monaco)
  • Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 25 - February 4, 2024 (St. Paul, MN)
  • Rolex 24 at Daytona - January 27-28, 2024 (Daytona, FL)
  • Carnival of Venice - January 27 - February 13, 2024 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 28 is an Aquarius.

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

  • 1968 – Sarah McLachlan, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1977 – Joey Fatone, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • 1980 – Nick Carter, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1981 – Elijah Wood, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • 1986 – Christa McAuliffe – American teacher, member of the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1948)
  • 1986 – Ronald McNair – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1950)
  • 1986 – Ellison Onizuka – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1946)
  • 1986 – Judith Resnik – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1949)
  • 1986 – Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee – commander of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1939)
  • 1986 – Michael J. Smith – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1945)
  • 2021 - Cicely Tyson, American actress (Roots, Fried Green Tomatoes, How to Get Away With Murder)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1994 - Actress Lorraine Bracco (39) weds actor Edward James Olmos (46)

Quote of the Day

January 28th is National Data Privacy Day!

January 28th is National Data Privacy Day

Stay safe online, protect your computers, protect your children online and your personal information. Some great tips can be found on the Stay Safe Online website which is powered by the National Cyber Security Alliance.

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

Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for January 28 is a Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits.

Today is National Blueberry Pancake Day. The recipe of the day is a Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits - if you are making them today, just add 1 cup of Blueberries!

  • See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
  • See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.

This Day in History

  • 1624 – Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
  • 1813Pride and Prejudice, is first published in the United Kingdom.
  • 1851 – Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in the State of Illinois.
  • 1855 – A locomotive, on the Panama Railway, runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean for the first time.
  • 1887 – In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported as 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
  • 1902 – The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
  • 1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
  • 1917 – Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
  • 1934 – The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.
  • 1935 – Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
  • 1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • 1964 – An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
  • 1984 - Record 295,000 dominoes toppled in Fuerth, West Germany
  • 1986 – Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.
  • 1998 - Michelangelo, "Christ & the Woman of Samaria," sold for $7.4 million

This Day in Music

  • 1956 – Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
  • 1965 - The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
  • 1967 - Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
  • 1985 : With the stars in town for the American Music Awards, We Are The World is recorded in Los Angeles, with cameras rolling for the video. Among those taking part: Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates, The Jacksons, Billy Joel, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, The Pointer Sisters, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder.
  • 1990 - Paul Abdul started a 10-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'Forever Your Girl'.
  • 1991 - At the American Music Awards, Gloria Estefan performs her new single "Coming Out of the Dark", live for the first time since a tour bus accident 10 months earlier where she seriously injured her back. The song was inspired by her recovery.
  • 1996 - Chris Isaak guest-stars in Friends episode, “The One After the Superbowl.” He plays Phoebe's date, Rob Donnen.

This was a cute video of Paula Abdul's song Opposites Attract on her debut album, Forever Your Girl.  The album  included four number one Hot 100 singles - "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", and "Opposites Attract."

I remember watching the American Music Awards in 1991, when Gloria Estefan came out and sang for the first time since her tragic bus accident. She was always one of my favorites!

This Day in Sports

  • 1949 - NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith
  • 1958 - Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck
  • 1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America
  • 1984 - LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak
  • 1990 - Superbowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Superbowl. The MVP is Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • 1996 - Diana Ross performs at the Superbowl XXX halftime show in Tempe, AZ
  • 1996 - Superbowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Superbowl
  • 2001 - Ray Charles sings America The Beautiful at Superbowl XXXV in Tampa. The Backstreet Boys sing the National Anthem

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

stoically (adverb)

1.  In a manner that endures pain and hardship without outwardly showing suffering or expressing complaint.
2.  In an unfeeling manner that inwardly is unaffected by pain or distress.

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