National Trivia Day

National Trivia Day is a holiday that’s celebrated annually every 4th of January. It’s a day on which people can take part in trivia contests, share useless pieces of information and data with friends and family, or spend the day watching and rewatching their favorite trivia-based TV shows. No matter how the day is observed, however, one thing is for certain: plenty of people are going to learn a whole lot of trivia on this holiday.

The History Of National Trivia Day

It would almost be unacceptable to talk about National Trivia Day without presenting our readers with a little bit of trivia on how the day was founded, so we did the research and found out exactly when it was founded and by whom. This day was founded by Robert L. Birch of Pun Corps in 1980. Pun Corps is the company that would produce the Trivial Pursuit board game—a game that debuted in 1981.

Some Trivia For National Trivia Day

Since we know that people who are celebrating this day have a deep and abiding love of trivia, we’ve decided to scour the Internet and try to find some of the most interesting pieces of trivia that hopefully most of our readers don’t already know. So enough of an introduction, below are some interesting pieces of trivia for you to enjoy.

  • To know what it felt like to write a masterpiece, Hunter S. Thompson retyped “The Great Gatsby.”
  • Thomas Jefferson wrote part of the Declaration of Independence in a Philly tavern.
  • Washington D.C’s cherry trees were a gift to the people of the U.S from the people of Japan.
  • Some cats are allergic to humans.
  • Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas was the voice of Charlie Brown’s sister Sally during the 1980s.
  • Hydrox cookies were first invented in 1908—four years before Orea was released.
  • In 1996, Mister Rogers poured the wax that was used to make the 100 billionth Crayola crayon.
  • The sum of all of the numbers on a roulette wheel comes to 666.
  • Rome was the first city ever to reach a million people.
  • By 1989, a new Blockbuster store was opening in the U.S every 17-hours.

How To Observe National Trivia Day

National Trivia Day can be observed and celebrated in several different ways. A person can spend the day consuming as much new trivia as they can, or they can play a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit or some other trivia-based game with their friends. People can also spend the day watching trivia shows on TV if they so desire. For us, we will probably spend the day researching trivia for the next great holiday that gets invented. No matter how you celebrate it, however, be sure to announce your participation to the world using the hashtag #NationalTriviaDay on all of your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2023)
January 4 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
January 4 Thursday
Last year (2022)
January 4 Tuesday
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