January 22 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Plurinational State Foundation Day Bolivia National Holiday
Franco-German Day Germany Observance
Ukrainian Unity Day Ukraine Observance
National Hot Sauce Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Blonde Brownie Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Heroes Day Cayman Islands Public Holiday
Wellington Anniversary Day New Zealand (Manawatu-Wanganui*, Wellington) Local Holiday
Answer Your Cat's Questions Day - Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
Tax Identity Theft Week - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
National Polka Dot Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Celebration Of Life Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action)
Community Manager Appreciation Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)

Historical Events on January 22

  • 1890: In the city of Columbus in Ohio, the United Mine Worker’s of America is established.
  • 1901: After the death of Queen Victoria, Edward VII is made king.
  • 1905: The 1905 Revolution begins in Saint Petersburg, Russia with the start of Bloody Sunday.
  • 1906: More than a hundred and six people are killed when the SS Valencia runs aground on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
  • 1915: Over six hundred people are killed when a train flies off the tracks and into a canyon in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • 1917:S President Woodrow Wilson calls for peace without victory in Europe in an attempt to keep the United States neutral during World War I.
  • 1941: During Operation Compass of World War II, the city of Tobruk is captured from Italian forces by British and Commonwealth forces.
  • 1944: Operation Shingle during World War II begins as the Allies assault the cities of Anzio and Nettuno in Italy.
  • 1947: The 1st commercial TV station west of the Mississippi River begins operation on this day. It’s KTLA of Hollywood, California.
  • 1968: The first Lunar module lifts off on Apollo 5.
  • 1968: The United States electronic surveillance system that attempts to thwart communist infiltration in South Vietnam – Operation Igloo White – is installed on this day.
  • 1970: The first Jumbo Jet – the Boeing 747 – flies from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport on its maiden voyage on this day.
  • 1973: Elective abortions are legalized in the United States when the U.S Supreme Court makes its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton cases.
  • 1973: After the final Apollo moon landing mission, the Apollo 17 crew addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
  • 1992: Doctor Roberta Bondar becomes the 1st Canadian woman and the 1st neurologist to go into space.

Famous Birthdays on January 22

  • American actress Piper Laurie is born in 1932.
  • American actor Bill Bixby is born in 1934.
  • American author Joe Esposito is born in 1938.
  • English actor John Hurt is born in 1940.
  • American singer-songwriter Steve Perry is born in 1949.
  • American actress Linda Blair is born in 1959.
  • Australian singer-songwriter Michael Huchence is born in 1960.