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 The Kid in 1921 directed by Charles Chaplin and Donnie Darko in 2001 directed by Richard Kelly.
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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The Kid

The Kid

Release year: 1921

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Country: United States of America

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2016

Directed by: Tim Miller

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Taika Waititi

Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Starring: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

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 Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

The Last Song

Year: 2010


Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

Even Big Guys Cry by Alex Karras and Herb Gluck

Even Big Guys Cry

Year: 1978


Good reading copy. Some wear from normal use.

The Lady'S Not For Burning by Christopher Fry

The Lady'S Not For Burning

Year: 1951


"A romantic comedy in three acts, set in verse, it is set in the Middle Ages, it reflects the world's 'exhaustion and despair' following World War II, with a war-weary soldier

The Valley Of Amazement by Amy Tan

The Valley Of Amazement

Year: 2014


Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to

The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace

The Seven Minutes

Year: 1969


The seven minute Irving Wallace's most controversial and explo¬sive novel to date, certain to stir up national debate from the moment of its publication.

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