So you want to have a drink but you aren't sure why? Here are some GREAT reasons to call your friends over and have a party.
January 2nd - holidays
  • The first day of Riosucio´s Carnival, celebrated until January 8 every 2 years. (Riosucio) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Berchtold’s Day (Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Alsace) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Christian Feast Day Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • The first day of Blacks and Whites' Carnival, celebrated until January 7. (southern Colombia) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • The ninth day of Christmas (and ninth night of same). (Western Christianity) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • The second day of New Year (A holiday in Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine): Bank Holiday, if it is a Sunday, the day moves to January 3 (Scotland) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Tweede Nuwe Jaar (Capetown) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
January 2nd - events
  • 2006 - An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving one miner in critical condition. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2004 - Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2002 - Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2001 - Sila Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1999 - A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic football match Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the U.S.S.R. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Panamanian president Jose Antonio Remon is assassinated Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - World War II: Nuremberg (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allied forces Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - World War II: Manila is captured by Japanese forces Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1935 - Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - The second Palmer Raid takes place with another 6,000 suspected communists and anarchists arrested and held without trial. These raids take place in several U.S. cities. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Russo-Japanese War: The Russian garrison surrenders at Port Arthur, China Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1900 - John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1871 - Amadeus I becomes King of Spain Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1860 - The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the Académie des Sciences in Paris Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1833 - Re-establishment of British rule on the Falklands. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1818 - The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1791 - Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1788 - Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1777 - American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1492 - Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 533 - Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 366 - The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
January 2nd - births
  • 2001 - Christopher Barrios Jr., American murder victim (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1993 - Tyler Rix, Musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1991 - Davide Santon, Italian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Jonny Evans, Northern Irish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Damien Tussac, French-born German rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Shelley Hennig, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Luis Beza, American musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Heather O'Reilly, American soccer player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Kate Bosworth, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Andrew Ebbett, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Hanno Balitsch, German footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Ryan Garko, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Kirk Hinrich, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Annie Bellemare, Canadian Figure Skater Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Mac Danzig, American Mixed martial arts combatant Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Jérôme Pineau, French cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Jonathan Greening, British footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Megumi Toyoguchi, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Ales Pisa, Czech ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Scott Proctor, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Danilo Di Luca, Italian cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Cletidus Hunt, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Mahée Paiement, Canadian actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Paz Vega, Spanish actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Chris Cheney, Australian musician (The Living End) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Dax Shepard, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Lucy Davis, British actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Will Kirby, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Adam Elliot, Australian animator Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Christopher Lennertz, American composer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Hristos Meletoglou, Greek triple jumper Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Taye Diggs, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Renee Elise Goldsberry, American actress and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Lisa Harrison, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Yutaka Takenouchi, Japanese actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Markus Hoffmann, German actor (d. 1997) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Royce Clayton, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Robert Fertitta, American opera singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Sanda Lado?i, Romanian singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Eric Whitacre, American composer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austrian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Patrick Huard, Quebec actor and comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Tommy Morrison, American boxer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Róbert Švehla, Slovak ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Christy Turlington, American model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Robby Gordon, American racing driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Cuba Gooding, Jr., American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Evan Parke, Jamaican actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Goichi Suda, Japanese video game developer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Tia Carrere, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Jón Gnarr, Icelandic comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Francois Pienaar, South African rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Greg Swindell, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Pernell Whitaker, American boxer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - David Cone, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Edgar Martínez, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Gabrielle Carteris, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Todd Haynes, American film director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Lynda Barry, American cartoonist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Tex Brashear, American voice actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Vivien Savage, French singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Henry Bonilla, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Vincent Racaniello American Virologist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Jimmy Santiago Baca, American poet and writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Graeme Strachan, Australian rock singer (Skyhooks) (d. 2001) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Alexander Pogrebinsky, Russian painter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - Débora Duarte, Brazilian actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Christopher Durang, American playwright Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Jack Hanna, American zoologist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Calvin Hill, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - David Shapiro, American poet, literary critic, and art historian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Richard Cole, American tour manager Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Bar?? Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Dennis Hastert, 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Jim Bakker, American televangelist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Ian Brady, British serial killer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Roger Miller, American singer (d. 1992) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Seiichi Morimura, Japanese novelist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Peter Redgrove, British poet (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Toshiki Kaifu, Japanese politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Julius La Rosa, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Robert Goralski, American journalist (d. 1988) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1927 - Grigoris Varfis, Greek politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - William J. Crowe, American admiral and ambassador (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (d. 2008) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1921 - Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - Isaac Asimov, American author and biochemistry professor (d. 1992) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1917 - Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1916 - Zypora Spaisman, Polish-born American Yiddish theatre actress and producer (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Violet Vivian Finlay Stuart Mann, British writer (d. 1986) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1913 - Anna Lee, English actress (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1910 - Srirangam Srinivasarao, Telugu Poet (d. 1983) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1909 - Riccardo Cassin, Italian mountaineer (d. 2009) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1909 - Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Michael Tippett, English composer (d. 1998) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Luigi Zampa, Italian film director and screenwriter (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (d. 1938) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1902 - Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1897 - Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Dziga Vertov, Russian filmmaker (d. 1954) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Sir Lawrence Wackett, Australian aircraft engineer (d. 1982) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1895 - Count Folke Bernadotte, Swedish diplomat (d. 1948) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1893 - Lillian Leitzel, German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1892 - Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (d. 1962) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1889 - Sir Bertram Stevens, Premier of New South Wales 1932-39 (d. 1973) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1888 - Tito Schipa, Italian tenor (d. 1965) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1886 - Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1886 - Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (d. 1938) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1885 - Gordon Flowerdew, Canadian Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1884 - Ben-Zion Dinur, Russian-born Israeli educator, historian and politician (d. 1973) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1877 - Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (d. 1906) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1873 - Thérèse de Lisieux, French Roman Catholic nun (d. 1897) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1870 - Ernst Barlach, German sculptor (d. 1938) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1866 - Prof Gilbert Murray, Australian classical scholar (d. 1957) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1837 - Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (d. 1910) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1836 - Queen Emma of Hawaii, Consort of King Kamehameha IV (d. 1885) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1836 - Mendele Moykher Sforim, Jewish writer (d. 1917) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1833 - Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (d. 1893) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1827 - Peter Semenov of Tian Shan, Russian explorer (d. 1914) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1822 - Rudolf Clausius, German physicist (d. 1888) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1777 - Christian Daniel Rauch, German sculptor (d. 1857) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1727 - James Wolfe, British general (d. 1759) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1719 - Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1713 - Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1699 - Osman III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1757) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1647 - Nathaniel Bacon, English-born American colonist (d. 1676) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1642 - Mehmed IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1693) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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