We remember Yusef Lateef; Carrie Fisher.
Kwanzaa: (Kujich Aquilia/Self-Determination)
Happy Birthday, JOHN AMOS
World Bank Created (1945)
Festival of Fools, Spain
We remember Debbie Reynolds; Charles Neville (b. 1938).
Kwanzaa: (Ujima/Collective Work/Responsibility)
Happy Birthday, DENZEL WASHINGTON/JOHN LEGEND/SETH MEYERS
National Quilter's Day
Andrew Johnson (1808)
Woodrow Wilson (1856)
Happy Birthday, MARY MOORE/TED DANSON
Kwanzaa: (Ujamaa/Cooperative Economics)
Happy Birthday, TYRESE/SHERYL LEE RALPH/ANDRA DAY
Who created the new age of American music with this song, "Rock Around the Clock".
Kwanzaa (Kuumba/Creativity)New Year's Eve. Jan 1 Hogmanay
We remember Donna Summer (12/31/48-5/17/12); John Denver (12/31/1943 – 10/12/1997); Natalie Cole.
IT'S MENTORSHIP MONTH: Goals & Aspirations
Ntl Hobby Month
Happy Birthday MORRIS CHESTNUT/AARON NEVILLE
Happy New Year, NORTH AMERICA- A new beginning, a new year.
Kwanzaa Ends Today - Imani/Faith; (Karamu/Feast)
TV Special: Rose Parade (11 a.m. EST, ABC Channel)
Happy Birthday, State of GEORGIA
Jan - Feb Mimosa Holiday, Yugoslavia
Happy Birthday, CUBA GOODING JR/TAYE DIGGS
National Buffet Day
We remember Harold Bradley (b. 1926)
Happy Birthday, State of Alaska
William Tucker, 1st African American child born in NORTH AMERICA. (1624)
Happy Birthday, State of UTAH/JEANNIE MAI
We remember, Gregory 'actor' Sierra (d.2021).
Happy Birthday, BRADLEY COOPER
National Whipped Cream Day
Happy Birthday, State of NEW MEXICO/JULIE CHEN
The cutting of "Le Gateau des Rois" ends Canadian festive holiday
FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY/Little Christmas
International Religious Celebration: Three Kings' Day (2021)
Riot at the Capitol (2021)
1st US President Election (1789)
Who created the Wall Street Journal? Click here to find out.
Happy Birthday JEREMY RENNER
We remember Elvis Presley 1/8/35-8/16/77; Denise Lasalle 7/16/39 - 1/8/2018.
Happy Birthday, R. KELLEY; CYNTHIA ERIVO.
Name the person who created a bronze image of Martin Luther King.
Happy Birthday, State of CONNECTICUT
Happy Birthday, JOHN LEGEND/EARL GRAVES SR
Former Pres. Richard Nixon, 1913
We remember musician 5th Ward Weebie (d. 2020).
Happy Birthday, ROD STEWART
We remember David Bowie
We remember Claude Nobs
Happy Birthday, KIM COLES/MARY J. BLIGE/NAOMI JUDD
Congress passed the right for blacks to vote, who was asked to enforce ruling?
National Milk Day
Name the 1st black to sing @ presidential inauguration
Happy Birthday, KIRSTIE ALLEY/ISSA RAE
Happy Birthday, PATRICK DEMPSEY
St. Knut's Day, Sweden
Traditionally the coldest day of the year.
We rememberTeddy Pendergrass 1950-2010.
Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick inducted into New Jersey's Hall of Fame (2014)
Happy Birthday, LL COOL J/JASON BATEMAN
We remember Conrad Brian (d. 2013)
National Dress Up Your Pet Day
Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Happy Birthday, LISA "LISA/CULT JAM" VELEZ/REGINA KING
We remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (b.); Carol Channing (d. 2019)
We remember "singer" Aliyah.
Take down Dec. holiday decor at sunset.
Free African Americans enlisted into U.S. service - 1776
Happy Birthday, DEBBIE ALLEN/KATE MOSS/SADE
Ntl Good Teen Day
End of our Global Family Holiday-Traditions theme activity.Theme should really end Feb. 3, yearly after Candlemas Day (Feb. 2)
Happy Birthday, STEVE HARVEY; JAMES EARL JONES; BETTY WHITE; Former 1ST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA; JIM CARREY; RAY J; TRAVIS GREENE
National Racial Healing Day
We remember Benjamin Franklin
What year was prayer taken out of the public schools?
Happy Birthday, ESTELLE/JASON SEGEL/ANGELA WINBUSH
National Popcorn Day
We remember John Johnson, Jean'actress'Stapleton, Olivia "actress" Cole 11/26/42 - 1/19/18d, James Ingram (d. 2019); musician and composer Jimmy Heath
Organization of the first Baptist Church at Savannah, GA - 1788
1st Black Audience @ White House,1862
Happy Birthday, DOLLY PARTON/SHAWN WAYANS
International Religious Celebration: Epiphany (2021)
Happy Birthday DJ ?UESTLOVE; MARGARET AVERY
We remember DeForest'Dr. McCoy'Kelley.
National DJ Day
How did DC get its name?
National Day of Patriotism
National Hug Day
Happy Birthday, RICHARD GUTIERREZ, BILLY OCEAN.
We remember actor Telly Savalas, Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Kaye Ballard (d. 2019)
Happy Birthday, DJ JAZZY JEFF
We remember Sam Cooke 1/22/1931–12/11/1964
1st premiere of Roots by Alex Haley - 1977
TV Special: Producers Guild of America Awards
Thomas Dorsey "Father of Gospel" d. born 7/1/1899
National Pie Day (Food)
Happy Birthday, LE'ANDRIA JOHNSON
We remember James Farentino
National School Choice Week (1/24-30)
Happy Birthday, NEIL DIAMOND; AARON NEVILLE; TATYANA ALI
Chinese New Year
Thank Your Mentor Day
Happy Birthday, ALICIA KEYES, JENIFER LEWIS
We remember Etta "singer" James; Mary Tyler Moore.
National Irish Coffee Day
Happy Birthday, ANITA BAKER/KIRK FRANKLIN/State of MICHIGAN/TYE TRIBBET/ELLEN DEGENERES/ANGELA DAVIS
We remember Robert Hegyes
National Spouses Day
REPUBLIC DAY (INDIA)
We remember MOZART (1756)
Leontyne Price's Metropolitan Opera deput - 1961
Happy Birthday, actor/comedian JOHN WITHERSPOON
National Chocolate Cake Day
Happy Birthday, ANTHONY HAMILTON/THE DREAM/J-COLE/RAKIM/RICK ROSS/ALAN ALDA/MONIFA CARTER
Birth of Richard Bartha, African American Sculptor - 1901
We remember daytime soap actress Marj Dusay (d. 2020), Cicely Tyson (d.2021).
Name the 1st person to sing gospel @ the Apollo Theater
Happy Birthday, OPRAH WINFREY/ADAM LAMBERT/TOM SELLECK/JUDY NORTON TAYLOR/CHARLIE WILSON/State of KANSAS/SARA GILBERT. We remember, James Ingram (d. 2019).
National Corn Chip Day and Puzzle Day
Name 1st black to design a US coin.
Death of Gandhi of India
Happy Birthday, CHRISTIAN BALE/JODY WATLEY
We remember producer Fred Silverman (d. 2020).
Former Pres. Franklin Roosevelt, 1882
Happy Birthday, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE/KERRY WASHINGTON
King Stitt d. 1/31/2012
Happy Birthday, LAURA MARLING, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, BIG BOI
Hosted Theme: Honoring Married Couples Month; It's National African American History Month
National Freedom Day
We remember Langston Hughes d. 5/22/67; Rick James 2/1/1948-8/6/2004; Don Cornelius d. 2/1/2012; Sherman Hemsley; Dennis Edwards (d. 2018); Marc 'Simpsons' writer Wilmore (d. 2021)
William Tucker, 1st African American child born in NORTH AMERICA. (1624)
We remember Sylvia "Soul Food" Woods 2/2/1926-7/19/2012, Dennis "Tempations" Edwards 2/3/1943 - 2/2/2018; Danny 'James Brown's Emcee' Ray
Happy Birthday, SHAKIRA/CHRISTIE BRINKLEY
Where was the 1st African Day parade?
CANDLEMAS DAY or End of Christmas-Epiphany Season
Where is the 1st statue of a black and for whom?
Happy Birthday YOUNG M.A
We remember Ben Gazzara; Maurice White; Dennis Edwards (b. 1943). co-producer Gene Reynolds (d. 2020); actor Kirk Douglas (d. 2020).
We remember Rosa Lee Parks (1913); Unofficial Rosa Parks Day; Conrad Brian (b. 1923)
Happy Birthday, NICOLLE WALLACE
Thank-A-Letter Mail Carrier Day
Name the creator of Kwanzaa in America.
We remember actor Kevin Conway (d. 2020); Christopher Plummer (d. 2021)
Name the two students who created a world wide religion
Happy Birthday, BOBBY BROWN
Berlin Film Festival (2/6-16)
Name the 1st black male to host a national talk show.
WAITANGI DAY/NEW ZEALAND DAY
We remember former pres. Ronald Reagan, 1911
TV Special: Directors Guild of America Awards; Art Directors Guild Awards
Happy Birthday, State of MASSACHUSETTS/ZSA ZSA GABOR/MIKE'actor'FARRELL/ROBERT TOWNSEND
We remember Bob Marley 2/6/1945-5/9/1981; Natalie Cole