January 2: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

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). People born on this day are under the sign of Capricorn. Famous birthdays on this day include Christy Turlington (1969), Kate Bosworth (1983) and Tia Carrere (1967).
But much more happened on January 2 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around January 2 over the years?
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Call Your Mother

Call Your Mother

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

Release year: 1992

Directed by: Mark S Waters



Release year: 1964

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke

Call Me Kat

Call Me Kat

Release year: 2021

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2020

Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2?


  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
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  • 2019 China-United States Trade War (2018-present). Apple, an American electronics company, warns that iPhone sales have been slowing and that the product is in low demand. This is attributed to trade tensions with China. According to Apple, its fiscal earnings are expected to drop for the first quarter due to disappointing holiday sales figures. The company also claims that it could lose $9B due the fall.
  • 2018 Weinstein effect: Vice Media suspends its top executives while it investigates accusations against them.
  • 2017 2017 Istanbul nightclub attack: Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility. It claims it is responding to Turkey's actions within Syria.
  • 2016 Terrorism and violence in India: The 2016 Pathankot attack by terrorists: Four terrorists, allegedly members of Jaish-e-Mohammed attack an Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot (Punjab). Three security personnel and four terrorists were reported to have been killed.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2015 - Hello
  • 2009 - TiK ToKyoutube
  • 2004 - Let Me Love Youyoutube
  • 1998 - I'm Your Angel
  • 1992 - I Will Always Love Youyoutube
  • 1987 - Faithyoutube
  • 1981 - Physicalyoutube
  • 1976 - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  • 1970 - My Sweet Lord
  • 1964 - I Feel Fine
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2015 - Ex's & Oh's
  • 2009 - Break


Which were the most popular books released around January 2 over the years?
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Cosmos by Carl Sagan


Year: 1981


One of the most popular science books ever is RETURNING to Television as an All-New Miniseries on FOXCosmos. Sagan presents a blue-blue world that is jewel-like in clear-eyed prose.

Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson

Stones Into Schools

Year: 2009


The continuing story of a determined humanitarian's efforts promote peace through education, as told by the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea. Greg Mortenson tells the dramatic first-person account.

The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler

The Kennedy Wit

Year: 1964


Vintage paperback The Kennedy Wit: John F. Kennedy's Humor and Wisdom By Bill Adler

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

Pirate Latitudes

Year: 2009


"Crichton's Ultimate Adventure ."--San Francisco Chronicle" "Pirates Latitudes: Gore, sex and action ....A lusty 17th Century adventure ."--USA Today" "Riveting ....Great Entertainment .... The pages and minutes fly by ."--Cleveland

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime by Ree Drummond

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime

Year: 2015


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