January 4

January 4 is under the sign of Capricorn. Famous birthdays on this day include Till Lindemann (1963), Michael Stipe (1960) and Peter Steele (1962). Several movies were released around January 4 over the years, such as Whiplash in 2014 directed by Damien Chazelle and Mary and Max in 2009 directed by Adam Elliot.
But much more happened on January 4 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around January 4 over the years?


Release year: 2014

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

Mary and Max

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Adam Elliot

Starring: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Country: United States of America


Release year: 1944

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix

Country: United States of America

(500) Days of Summer

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Marc Webb

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz

Country: United States of America

Bread and Chocolate

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Franco Brusati

Starring: Nino Manfredi, Anna Karina, Paolo Turco, Ugo D'Alessio


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 4?


  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton


  • 2019 The United States Central Command announces that a U.S. airstrike in Ma'rib Governorate, Yemen, has killed Jamal Ahmad Mohammad Al Badawi, who is believed to have masterminded the 2000 USS Cole bombing that killed 17 American sailors. (The Independent)
  • 2018 Afghanistan War: A suicide bomber attack near a group of security personnel investigating illegal drugs and alcohol dealing in Kabul, Afghanistan, kills at least 20, wounding another 27 policemen. The Islamic State claims responsibility for the attack. (The New York Times) (AP via Time)
  • 2017 2017 Brooklyn train crash: A commuter train from the Long Island Rail Road derails during the morning rush hour in Brooklyn, New York, injuring 103 people. (CBS)
  • 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): Two Sunni mosques are bombed in central Iraq and a muezzin is killed amid fears of renewals of sectarian strife following Saudi Arabia's execution of Shi'ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia. (AFP via Straits Times)
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Which were the most popular books released around January 4 over the years?

Life of Pi

Year: 2003

By: Yann Martel

The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their …


Year: 1988

By: Danielle Steel

When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

From The Terrace

Year: 1959

By: John O'Hara

Chronicles the events of Alfred Eaton's life against his successful career in MacHardie and Company and the Department of the Navy

I'M Not Really Here

Year: 1997

By: Tim Allen

The popular actor and comedian shares his observations on why things are the way they are while sharing his offbeat opinions about the meaning of life and his personal role in

Up the Down Staircase

Year: 1966

By: Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United …

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