January 5: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

January 5th marks the 5th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 360 days remaining until the end of the year (or 361 days in case of leap years). People born on this day are under the sign of Capricorn. Famous birthdays on this day include Konrad Adenauer (1876), Marilyn Manson (1969) and Bradley Cooper (1975).
But much more happened on January 5 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around January 5 over the years?
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Break Point

Break Point

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Jay Karas

The Climb

The Climb

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Pierre-Antoine Hiroz

Disturbing the Peace

Disturbing the Peace

Release year: 2020

Directed by: York Alec Shackleton

Starring: Guy Pearce, Devon Sawa, Barbie Blank, Michael Bellisario

The Outsider

The Outsider

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Brian A. Miller

American Style

American Style

Release year: 2019

Directed by: George Anton


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 5?


  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.


  • 2019 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that at least 223 massacres were committed by Syrian parties in 2018.
  • 2018 Northern Rakhine State clashes. ARSA insurgents using small arms and homemade mines ambush a Burmese military convoy at Turaing. Three members of Myanmar’s security forces were reportedly injured.
  • 2017 Two gunmen are killed in a shootout in Izmir over the Kurdish-Turkish Conflict. Another escapes. A car bomb explodes during the shootout, killing both a police officer as well as a court employee.
  • 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001-present). A United States Army soldier was killed and two other soldiers were injured in a joint operation in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province with Afghan National Security Forces.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 5 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2018 - Perfect
  • 2017 - Starboy
  • 2016 - Hello
  • 2015 - Blank Space
  • 2014 - The Monster
  • 2014 - The Monster
  • 2013 - Locked Out Of Heaven
  • 2012 - Sexy And I Know It
  • 2011 - Grenadeyoutube
  • 2010 - TiK ToKyoutube
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2018 - Thunder
  • 2017 - Heathens
  • 2016 - Stressed Out
  • 2015 - Take Me To Church
  • 2014 - Royals
  • 2013 - Ho Hey
  • 2012 - Lonely Boy
  • 2011 - Tighten Up
  • 2010 - Break


Which were the most popular books released around January 5 over the years?
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The Audacity Of Hope by Barack Obama

The Audacity Of Hope

Year: 2007


Barack Obama's appeal for a new type of politics is The Audacity of Hope. A politics that builds on the shared understandings that bring us together as Americans.

The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes

The Venetian Affair

Year: 1964


Fenner snuffed Rosenfeld's message and remarked wryly on how he was following the best traditions. He thought that this was an easy game to master.

The Brain by Richard M. Restak

The Brain

Year: 1985


Richard Restak, a best-selling author and Neurologist, brings readers up-to-date with the latest scientific discoveries about the most complicated and mysterious object in creation--the brain.

Return of the Jedi by James Kahn

Return of the Jedi

Year: 1983


Luke Skywalker's Rebel Alliance friends devise a bold plan to defeat the Empire and its evil leaders Darth Vader, and the Emperor.

Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal

Oliver'S Story

Year: 1977


Oliver loved Jenny. Two lonely years later, Jenny has passed away and Oliver Barrett IV feels that he will never, never, love again.

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