January 2nd: What is special about this date?

January 2nd marks the 2nd day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 363 days remaining until the end of the year (or 364 days in case of leap years). Discover famous birthdays on January 2nd, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to January 2nd and what happened on January 2nd in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about January 2nd.


January 2nd: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On January 2nd there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Kate Bosworth
    Kate Bosworth (1983)

    American actress.

  • Taye Diggs
    Taye Diggs (1971)

    Taye diggs is an american actor known for his roles in popular films and tv shows such as 'how stella got her groove back' and 'rent'.

  • Tia Carrere
    Tia Carrere (1967)

    Tia Carrere is an actress known for her roles in films like Wayne's World and for her appearances in reality TV shows.

  • Isaac Asimov
    Isaac Asimov (1920)

    Russian-american biochemist, columnist in science, anthropologist, and prolific sci-fi author.

  • Giovanna Ralli
    Giovanna Ralli (1935)

    Italian actress, ralli made her acting debut at seven years old.

  • Florence Lawrence
    Florence Lawrence (1886)

    Silent screen actress (confidence) dies at 48.

  • William Haines
    William Haines (1900)

    American interior designer and actor (d. 1973).

  • Patrick Huard
    Patrick Huard (1969)

    Canadian screenwriter and actor.

  • Joanna Pacula
    Joanna Pacula (1957)

    Tomszowaubelski (poland -- actress) (gorky park and kiss).

  • Lucy Davis
    Lucy Davis (1973)

    English actress.

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January 2nd: who died on this date?

On January 2nd the following celebrities died:

  • David Lynch
    David Lynch (1981)

    American screenwriter and director, one of today's most creative and talented film-makers of the 20th century.

  • Anne Francis
    Anne Francis (2011)

    American magazine cover girl, five years old.

  • Dick Powell
    Dick Powell (1963)

    American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1963).

  • Pete Postlethwaite
    Pete Postlethwaite (2011)

    Pete postlethwaite was a british actor known for his roles in films such as the usual suspects and inception.

  • Dick Emery
    Dick Emery (1983)

    Actor (yellow submarine.

  • Una Merkel
    Una Merkel (1986)

    Covington (kentucky) -- actress (42nd street and abraham lincoln).

  • Jack Carson
    Jack Carson (1963)

    Manitoba, canada -- actor ("star is born", mildred pierce).

  • Nancy Kelly
    Nancy Kelly (1995)

    Lowell, massachusetts -- actress.

  • Emil Jannings
    Emil Jannings (1950)

    German actor who won the first Academy Award for Best Actor.

  • Tex Ritter
    Tex Ritter (1974)

    Country singer "five star jubilee" dies at the age of 67.

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January 2nd: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On January 2nd, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Capricorn according to the Western Zodiac.

Capricorn zodiac sign

January 2nd: what is special about the Capricorn sign?

The Capricorn sign encompasses people born between December 22nd and January 19th.

You can discover Capricorn's personality traits and attitude and Capricorn's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Capricorn born in January discover why January born are so special.


January 2nd: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on January 2nd in history:

  • Jan 2, 1900: Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris.
  • Jan 2, 1905: Russo-Japanese War: The Russian garrison surrenders at Port Arthur, China
  • Jan 2, 1935: Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby
  • Jan 2, 1942: The 28 nations at war with the Axis pledge no separate peace.
  • Jan 2, 1952: Pal Joey opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • Jan 2, 1959: USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
  • Jan 2, 1988: Mulroney and Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement
  • Jan 2, 1995: Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21.
  • Jan 2, 1999: A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow at Milwaukee, Wisconsin and 19 inches (487 mm) at Chicago, Illinois. In Chicago, temperatures plunge to -13 degrees F (-25 degrees C), and 68 deaths are reported.
  • Jan 2, 2004: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is made up of seven foreign ministers representing seven countries in South Asia (Pakistan (India, Bangladesh), Sri Lanka (Nepal, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives), who met in Islamabad to agree to establish the South Asian Free Trade Area. (SAFTA).
  • Jan 2, 2011: As a diplomatic response to President Bashir's decision last week to pull the Sudanese delegation out of Doha talks, international mediators suggest the establishment a regional authority for Darfur.
  • Jan 2, 2014: After days of violence, the Iraqi insurgency was overthrown by ISIS militants and armed tribesmen. 13 people are killed by a suicide bombing at Balad Ruz near Baqubah.

What day of the year is January 2nd?

January 2nd marks the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 363 days remaining until the end of the year (or 364 days in case of leap years).

January 2nd is the 2nd day of the month of January.