January 2 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
January 2 Bank Holiday
Japan Bank Holiday
New Year Day
Cuba National Holiday
New Year's Day (Day 2)
Multiple [Show] National Holiday
Heroes’ Day/Ancestors’ Day
Haiti National/legal Holiday
New Year's (Day 2)
Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Berchtold Day
Multiple [Show] Common Local Holidays
Day After New Year’s Day
Canada (Quebec) Local Holiday
Special non-working day after New Year
Philippines Special Non-working Holiday
Second Day of New Year's Day
Serbia National Holiday
Second Day of New Year
Kosovo Official Holiday
New Year's Day (day 2)
Multiple [Show] National Holiday
2nd January
United kingdom (Scotland) Local Holiday
Day after New Year's Day
New zealand National Holiday
New Year's weekend
China National Holiday
New Year Holiday Week
Russia National Holiday

Historical Events on January 2

  • 1777: General George Washington and American forces drive back a British attack at the Battle of Assunpink Creek during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1788: The state of Georgia becomes the 4th state to ratify the Constitution of the U.S.
  • 1791: The Big Bottom Massacre begins in the Ohio Country. This would become known as the start of the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1863: After stopping for just one day, the Battle of Stones River starts up again during the American Civil War.
  • 1941: Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales is extremely damaged by Nazi bombing during WWII.
  • 1942: The FBI convicts over thirty members of a German spy ring. This spy ring was headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne and is known as one of the biggest cases of espionage in modern U.S history.
  • 1942: Japanese forces capture the city of Manila in the Philippines during WWII.
  • 1945: Allied forces drop an enormous amount of bombs on the city of Nuremberg in Germany during World War II.
  • 1959: The Soviet Union launches Luna 1.
  • 2004: The Stardust Spacecraft successfully completes its mission by flying past the Comet Wild 2. As it does so, it collects samples that are returned to NASA.
  • 2006: Twelve miners are trapped and killed in a Sago, West Virginia mine. 1 miner managers to survive.

Famous Birthdays on January 2

  • Russian-American author and chemist, Isaac Asimov is born in 1920.
  • American journalist and author Rober Goralski is born in 1928.
  • English author, poet and playwright, Peter Redgrove is born in 1932.
  • American singer-songwriter Roger Miller is born in 1936.
  • American computer scientists Dana Ulery is born in 1938.
  • American zoologist Jack Hanna is born in 1947.
  • American poet and historian, David Shapiro is born in 1947.
  • American journalist and author Judith Miller is born in 1948.
  • American actress Gabrielle Carteris is born in 1961.
  • American model Christy Turlington is born in 1969.
  • American actor Taye Diggs is born in 1971.
  • American actress Renee Elise Goldsberry is born in 1971.

VJ Day

Labor Day

Yom Kippur

Marine Corps Birthday

Veterans Day

Black Friday

Advent

Kwanzaa