January 15

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on January 15. From 1900 until now. January 15 is under the sign of Capricorn. Famous birthdays on this day include Martin Luther King (1929), Margherita Buy (1962) and Mary Pierce (1975). Several movies were released around January 15 over the years, such as Gun Crazy in 1950 directed by Joseph H. Lewis and You Can Count on Me in 2000 directed by Kenneth Lonergan.
But much more happened on January 15 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around January 15 over the years?
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Gun Crazy

Gun Crazy

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky

Country: United States of America

You Can Count on Me

You Can Count on Me

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan

Starring: Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick, Amy Ryan, Michael Countryman

American Psycho

American Psycho

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Mary Harron

Starring: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

Country: United States of America

Murder in the First

Murder in the First

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Marc Rocco

Starring: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz



Release year: 1990

Directed by: Ron Underwood

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 15?


  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
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  • 2019 2019 Nairobi attack: Multiple explosions and gunfire are reported after four armed men stormed the Dusit hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab claims responsibility. (BBC)
  • 2018 Iraqi insurgency (2017–present), January 2018 Baghdad bombings: A double suicide bombing kills at least 35 people and injures over 90 in Baghdad, Iraq. (BBC)
  • 2017 War in Afghanistan: At least seven people are killed when their vehicle hits a roadside bomb in Nangarhar Province. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 2016 2016 Ouagadougou attacks: Gunmen armed with heavy weapons attack a restaurant called Cappuccino and the Splendid Hotel, taking hostages, in the heart of Burkino Faso's capital, Ouagadougou. At least 20 people are reportedly killed. (BBC) (The Guardian)Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claims responsibility for the attack, which if confirmed would be the first Islamic terrorist attack in the city. (AFP/Reuters via ABC News Australia)
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Which were the most popular books released around January 15 over the years?
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The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan

The Hundred Secret Senses

Year: 1996


The "wisest and most captivating novel" (Boston Globe) from the author of the bestselling The Valley of AmazementSet in San Francisco and in a remote village of Southwestern China, Amy Tan's

Hot, Flat, And Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman

Hot, Flat, And Crowded

Year: 2009


A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Best

W.C. Fields by Robert L. Taylor

W.C. Fields

Year: 1950


In this now-classic biography of America's great funnyman, first published in 1949, award-winning author Robert Lewis Taylor captures the cantankerous charm that has made Fields revered by generations of helplessly laughing

The Collapse Of The Third Republic by William L. Shirer

The Collapse Of The Third Republic

Year: 1970


An acclaimed historian unfolds a monumental, eyewitness page-turner on the tragic fall of France to Hitler’s Third Reich at the outset of WWII. As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L.

With Kennedy by Pierre Salinger

With Kennedy

Year: 1967


Pierre Salinger offers an expert and warmly human perspective on the founding and forging of the New Frontier and the fantastic complexities and pressures that go with being press secretary to

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