National Trivia Day

National Trivia Day is a holiday celebrated annually on January 4th. It’s a day when people can participate in trivia contests, share obscure facts with friends and family, or spend the day watching their favorite trivia-based TV shows. No matter how the day is observed, one thing is certain: many people will learn a great deal of trivia on this holiday.

The History of National Trivia Day

It would be almost unacceptable to talk about National Trivia Day without presenting our readers with some trivia about how the day was founded. We did the research and discovered 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 later produce the Trivial Pursuit board game—a game that debuted in 1981.

Some Trivia for National Trivia Day

Knowing that people celebrating this day have a deep love of trivia, we’ve scoured the Internet to find some of the most interesting trivia that hopefully most of our readers don’t already know. So, without further ado, below are some intriguing trivia facts for you to enjoy.

  • To understand what it felt like to write a masterpiece, Hunter S. Thompson retyped “The Great Gatsby.”
  • Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia 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 invented in 1908—four years before Oreos were released.
  • In 1996, Mister Rogers poured the wax used to make the 100 billionth Crayola crayon.
  • The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.
  • Rome was the first city ever to reach a population of one million.
  • 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 ways. A person can spend the day learning as much new trivia as possible, or they can play a game of Trivial Pursuit or another trivia-based game with friends. People can also spend the day watching trivia shows on TV if they wish. For us, we will probably spend the day researching trivia for the next great holiday that gets invented. However you celebrate it, be sure to announce your participation to the world using the hashtag #NationalTriviaDay on all your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 4 Thursday
Next year (2025)
January 4 Saturday
Last year (2023)
January 4 Wednesday
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