January 4 holidays in 2015

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad
India Gazetted Holiday
New Year's Day (Day 4)
Armenia National Holiday
New Year Holiday Week
Russia National Holiday
Independence Day
Myanmar Public Holiday
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
Sri lanka Public Holiday
Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)
Sri lanka Public Holiday
World Braille Day
- International
Special Working Day
China Weekend
Eid e-Milad-un Nabi
Bangladesh Public Holiday
Eid Milad un-Nabi
Pakistan Public Holiday
Trivia Day
- Weird
Day of King Amador
Sao tome and principe Public Holiday
New Year's Day holiday
Ecuador National Holiday
The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Morocco National Holiday
Martyrs of Independence Day
Congo democratic republic Public Holiday
National Spaghetti Day
- Weird
National Missouri Day
- Weird
National Trivia Day
- Weird

Historical Events on January 4

  • 1847: The U.S government buys Samuel Colt’s revolver pistol.
  • 1853: After having been kidnapped, sold into slavery and spending twelve years as a slave, Solomon Northup finally gets his freedom. His memoir – Twelve Years a Slave – would become a bestseller.
  • 1896: Utah becomes the 45 State in the United States on this day.
  • 1903: A female Asian elephant named Topsy is electruted by the owners of Luna Park at Coney Island.
  • 1944: Operation Carpetbagger begins during World War II. This operating involved dropped arms and other supplies to resistance fighters all across Europe.
  • 2004: NASA Mars Rover named Spirit lands on the surface of Mars.
  • 2007: Nancy Pelosi becomes the first female Speaker of the House in history.

Famous Birthdays on January 4

  • German mythologist and philologist, Jacob Grimm is born in 1785.
  • French educator and inventor of Braille, Louis Braille is born in 1809.
  • American circus performer General Tom Thumb is born in 1838.
  • English poet and short story writer, A.E. Coppard is born in 1878.
  • American actress Barbara Rush is born in 1927.
  • American boxer Floyd Patterson is born in 1935.
  • American actress and screenwriter, Dyan Cannon is born in 1937.
  • Chinese novelist and Nobel Prize laureate Gao Xingjian is born in 1940.
  • American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Richard R. Schrock is born in 1945.
  • American singer-songwriter Arthur Conley is born in 1946.
  • American author Bob Black is born in 1951.
  • American actress Ann Magnuson is born in 1956.
  • American guitarist and singer-songwriter, Patty Loveless is born in 1957.
  • English actor Julian Sands is born in 1958.
  • Canadian-American dancer, singer-songwriter and actress, Vanity is born in 1959.
  • American singer-songwriter Art Paul Schlosser is born in 1960.
  • American singer-songwriter Michael Stipe is born in 1960.
  • American bass player and singer-songwriter, Peter Steele is born in 1962.
  • English footballer Richard Logan is born in 1982.
  • Turkish footballer Gokhan Gonul is born in 1985.

Leif Erikson Day

Yom Kippur

All Saints’ Day

Thanksgiving

Winter Solstice

New Year’s Eve

Lantern Festival