Today in History - History - January 1st

← Dec Feb → January

All Categories | Historical Events | Famous Birthdays | Deaths | Weddings | Divorces

Hop to:
Notable Historical Events for January 1st

1651Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland

1948Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India

1776Gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag

1610German astronomer Simon Marius first discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610

1965American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

1907Pres Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day

1976After 45 years of coaching, Paul Brown announces his retirement from the National Football League

1994Howard Stern's New Year's Eve Beauty Pageant

1959Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba for the Dominican Republic

1950Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

January 1st Historical Events
Date Event
Notable Birthdays on January 1st

1895J. Edgar Hoover, Washington, D.C., first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72)

1752Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag

1735Paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming)

1911Hank Greenberg, Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tiger)

1892Manuel Roxas y Acuna, 1st president Philippines

1927Vernon L. Smith, American economist (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences)

January 1st Birthdays
Date Event
Notable Weddings on January 1st

18961st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (26) weds first wife Hilaria del Rosario

1772US founding father Thomas Jefferson (30) marries Martha Wayles Skelton (23)

1936Actor Paul Henreid (27) weds Elizabeth Camilla Julia Gluck

1956Actor Gene Hackman (25) weds Fay Maltese

1994Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29)

1989Actor Leonard Nimoy (57) weds actress Susan Bay

1811Writer James Fenimore Cooper (21) weds Susan Augusta de Lancey in Mamaroneck, New York

1972Politician Aung San Suu Kyi (26) weds author Michael Aris (25)

1988Actor Michael Biehn (31) weds film producer Gina Marsh

1824US President James Knox Polk (28) weds Sarah Childress (20) in Murfreesboro

January 1st Weddings
Date Event
Notable Deaths on January 1st

1994Cesar Romero, US actor (Joker-Batman), dies at 86

1953Hank Williams, country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29

1998Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92

2005Shirley Chisholm, 1st American black congresswoman/pres candidate (b. 1924)

1557Jacques Cartier, French explorer (Canada), dies at 65

2013Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

January 1st Deaths
Date Event
Keep in touch with us:
beta testing:

nothing here now


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31