January 4 holidays in 2022

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
New Year's Day (Day 4) Armenia National Holiday
Independence Day Myanmar Public Holiday
World Braille Day - International (Appreciation & Honor, Education & Reading, United Nations)
Day of King Amador Sao Tome and Principe Public Holiday
Martyrs of Independence Day Congo Democratic Republic Public Holiday
National Spaghetti Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Trivia Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action)
Day after New Year's Day New Zealand National Holiday
New Year Holiday Week Russia National Holiday
2nd January (substitute day) United Kingdom (Scotland) Local Bank Holiday
Day After New Year's Day observed Rwanda Public Holiday
Tom Thumb Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment, Culture & History)
Perihelion Day - Unofficial (Nature & Environment)
Pop Music Chart Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)

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.

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