January 5th History, Trivia, and Fun Facts
January 5th History Highlights
January 5th is…
National Bird Day
National Screenwriters Day
Twelfth Night (Twelfth Day Eve)
January 5th Birthday Quotes
We must realize our own talents and, having realized, accept them; and play on them like a symphony in which all other instruments are harmonized to make a better universe.
When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.
We’re all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing house. Birth ’til death. We travel between the eternities.
I think that people who are famous tend to be underdeveloped in their humanity skills.
If I lose, I lose. I’ll do it on my terms.
You don’t have to give up to let go.
Never use money to measure wealth, son.
Being in ‘Us Weekly’ does not make you famous.
January 5th Birthdays
1855 – King Camp Gillette, American businessman, founded the Gillette Company (died in 1932)
1904 – Jeane Dixon, American astrologer and psychic (died in 1997)
1914 – George Reeves, American actor, and director (died in 1959)
1917 – Jane Wyman, American actress (died in 2007)
1928 – Walter Mondale, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Vice President of the United States
1931 – Robert Duvall, American actor
1934 – Phil Ramone, South African-American songwriter, and producer, co-founded A & R Recording (died in 2013)
1942 – Charlie Rose, American journalist, and talk show host
1944 – Ed Rendell, American politician
1946 – Diane Keaton, American actress
1950 – Chris Stein, American guitarist, and songwriter
1953 – Pamela Sue Martin, American actress
1953 – George Tenet, American civil servant
1968 – Carrie Ann Inaba, American actress, and dancer
1969 – Marilyn Manson, American singer-songwriter, AKA Brian Hugh Warner
1975 – Bradley Cooper, American actor
1978 – January Jones, American actress
1981 – Deadmau5 (Joel Thomas Zimmerman), Canadian musician
January 5th History
1889 – The word hamburger first appeared in print in the Walla Walla Union, a Walla Walla, Washington, newspaper.
1905 – The National Association of Audubon Society incorporated.
1911 – Kappa Alpha Psi, the world’s third oldest and largest black fraternity, was founded at Indiana University
1933 – San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge construction began
1945 – Pepe LePew debuted in Warner Brother’s Odor-able Kitty
1949 – President Harry S Truman labeled his administration the “Fair Deal”
1957 – Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson retired rather than be traded to New York Giants
1971 – Former boxing heavyweight champion “Sonny” Liston’s (36) corpse found (he probably died Dec 30, 1970)
1991 – #1 Hit January 5, 1991 – January 18, 1991: Madonna – Justify My Love
1998 – Vandals decapitated Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid
1970 – All My Children premiered on ABC
1975 – Broadway Show – The Wiz (Musical) January 5, 1975
1980 – #1 Hit January 5, 1980 – January 18, 1980: KC and the Sunshine Band – Please Don’t Go
1991 – Blossom debuted on NBC
1995 – Daytime soap opera All My Children celebrated its 25th anniversary.
2008 – #1 Hit January 5, 2008 – March 14, 2008: Flo Rida featuring T-Pain – Low
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
Hating your partner’s ex’s or past experiences has a name- Retroactive Jealousy
“Now go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.” – Neil Gaiman
“Secret Asian Man” #misunderstoodlyrics
When converting numbers to words, the commas stay in the same position e.g. 1,234,567 = one million, two hundred and thirty-four thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven.
The Capital of Zambia is Lusaka
After Saving Private Ryan, Interstellar, and The Martian, “We need to go pick up Matt Damon” has become a movie genre.
Wal-Mart loses about $3 billion every year from theft or 1% of its $300 billion in revenue.
Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
Desserts is Stressed spelled backward.
Pirate walks into a bar, bartender says, “Hey, did you know there’s a bounty on your head?” Pirate replies, “No, that’s just a napkin.”
There was a 1700s politician named John Strange, and his epitaph reads, “Here lies an honest lawyer, and that is Strange.”
The necktie evolved from a type of scarf worn by Croatian soldiers in the early 17th century.
VW has more syllables than Volkswagen.
“Would you believe…?” – Maxwell Smart (Get Smart) #tvquotes
When films refer to “The dawn of time” that literally means when time was invented by humans, so it probably wasn’t that long ago in the grand scheme of things.
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