Happy New Year! January 1st is officially known as National Hangover Day as well as Z Day.
It’s the first day of 2022 and we couldn’t be happier to welcome the new year!
Find out the facts about January 1 with these historical events & fun facts, including what celebrities were born on this day, and how this day has had an important role in history.
Did you know that on this day in 1502, Portuguese navigators discovered Rio de Janeiro? “Rio de Janeiro” means “River of January”.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 1st in history!
What Events Happened On January 1 In History?
Famous Quotes Said On January 1st
Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on this day.
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
– Oprah Winfrey
January 1 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
Everyone who was born on New Year’s Day shares the same star sign, Capricorn.
Capricorns are ambitious, determined and will consistently apply efforts to any task at hand to get the job done. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, or indeed, how many times they might fail.
Those of you that were born in January have the Garnet birthstone. The garnet is thought to bring love and loyal friendships into their lives while also providing them health.
If you were lucky enough to be born on the first day of the year, you were likely conceived around April 10, the year before.
Is today is your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Verne Troyer. Here are a few other famous people born on New Year’s Day.
Famous People Born On January 1
Verne TroyerAmerican Actor
Morris ChestnutAmerican Actor
Yuen Woo-pingHong Kong Choreographer
Special Holidays On January 1st
Here are some unusual holidays that are celebrated on this day.
National Hangover Day
Today is a perfect excuse to stay in bed and eat greasy food all day and know that you’re not the only one struggling. National Hangover Day is a day to look after yourself and cure that headache of the New Year’s celebrations.
Today is a day for everyone whose name starts with a Z! While this might not seem like much, for every Zac, Zanne, or Zara who's had to wait until the end of the roll-call, it's a pretty big deal - their letter finally comes first!