January 4 holidays in 2023

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)
New Year Holiday Week Russia National 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.