January 7: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

January 7th marks the 7th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 358 days remaining until the end of the year (or 359 days in case of leap years). People born on this day are under the sign of Capricorn. Famous birthdays on this day include Nicolas Cage (1964), Blue Ivy Carter (2012) and Jeremy Renner (1971). Holidays and observances around the world include: Orthodox Christmas.
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Which were the most popular Movies released around January 7 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 7?


  • Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
  • European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Peáafort.


  • 2019 2019 Gabonese attempt at a coup de etat: A coup d’etat was repelled by soldiers. This attempted coup d'etat occurred while Ali Bongo was receiving medical treatment in Morocco.
  • 2018 Syrian Civil War: At least 23 people are killed in an explosion at the headquarters for the Chechen-led Ajnad al-Kavkaz rebel organization in Idlib (Syria), while many others remain unaccounted for according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
  • 2017 Syrian Civil War: Near the border with Turkey, a fuel truck explodes in Azaz, a Syrian town. At least 43 people are killed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
  • 2016 Libyan Civil War (2014-present: Zliten truck bombing. At least 65 people were killed when a truck bomb exploded at a training center for police officers in Zliten, Libya.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 7 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 7 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 Robots Of Dawn by Isaac Asimov

The Robots Of Dawn

Year: 1984


Two advances in human history have changed the course of human history a millennium ago: the colonization and creation of the Galaxy and the positronic mind.

Sandy Koufax by Jane Leavy

Sandy Koufax

Year: 2003


"The extraordinary and mysterious Sandy Koufax has been revealed .... This book is captivating and beautifully written." --Wall Street Journal. "Leavy has done a great job...A lot more than a biographie.

Smiley'S People by John le Carré

Smiley'S People

Year: 1980


The New York Times bestseller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Our Kind of Traitor, and The Night Manager, is now a TV series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carre's latest novel, A Legacy of Spies is now available.

The Unicorn And Other Poems by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Unicorn And Other Poems

Year: 1957


Gift from the Sea is a collection poems by the author that provides enduring meditations on loss, love, beauty, time, and the sweeps of time. 15,000 copies first printing.

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