So what goes on in the first month of the year? We’ve found the celebrity birthdays, star signs and special days for January.
So what other famous dates in January are there?

What happens in January Star Signers’ Lives

January star signs
The zodiac signs for the month of January are Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) and Aquarius (from Jan 20).
According to
Capricorn Strengths: Responsible, disciplined, self-control, good managers
Capricorn Weaknesses: Know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending, expecting the worst
Capricorn likes: Family, tradition, music, understated status, quality craftsmanship
Capricorn dislikes: Almost everything at some point
Aquarius Strengths: Progressive, original, independent, humanitarian
Aquarius Weaknesses: Runs from emotional expression, temperamental, uncompromising, aloof
Aquarius likes: Fun with friends, helping others, fighting for causes, intellectual conversation, a good listener
Aquarius dislikes: Limitations, broken promises, being lonely, dull or boring situations, people who disagree with them

Famous January birthday dates in Australia

1st. Wayne Bennett (rugby league coach/former player)
2nd. Chris Cheney (musician, singer for Living End)
3rd. Mel Gibson (actor)
4th. Gavin Miller (former rugby league player)
5th. Mike Rann (former Premier of South Australia)
6th. Malcolm Young (musician, guitarist for AC/DC)
7th. Ricky Stuart (rugby league coach, former player)
8th. Paul Hester (former drummer for Crowded House, died in 2005)
9th. Luke Patten (rugby league former player, video referee)
10th. John Fahey (former premier of NSW)
11th. Daryl Braithwaite (musician, former singer for Sherbet)
12th. Craig Parry (golfer)
13th. Liam Hemsworth (actor)
14th. Chris Heighington (rugby league player)
15th. Greg Inglis (rugby league player)
16th. Andrew Refshauge (former NSW deputy mayor)
17th. Ita Buttrose (TV personality)
18th. Paul Keating (former prime minister)
19th. Johnny O’Keefe (singer, died in 1978)
20th. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (rugby league player)
21st. Rove McManus (TV/radio host)
22nd. Michael Hutchence (INXS)
23rd. Neil Henry (rugby league coach, former player)
24th. Melissa Tkautz (actrees/singer)
25th. Kay Cottee (sailor)
26th. Simon O’Donnell, (former cricketer, broadcaster)
27th. Alicia Molik (former tennis player)
28th. Libby Tricket (swimmer)
29th. Germaine Greer (journalist/writer)
30th. Mitchell Starc (cricket player)
31st: Anthony LaPaglia (actor)

Famous dates in January around the world

1: New Years Day
1: Independence Day (Brunei, Cameroon, Haiti, Sudan)
7: Christmas (Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches using the Julian Calendar, Rastafari)
7: Tricolour day Italy)
23: World Freedom Day (Taiwan and South Korea)
26: Australia Day (Australia)
30: Martyrs’ Day (India)

The January name history

January (in Latin it’s pronounced Ianuarius) is named after the word for door ‘ianua’, since January is the start to the new year.
Originally the Roman calendar consisted of just 10 months totalling 304 days with winter being considered a month-less period. But in around 713 BC, the semi-mythical successor of Romulus, King Numa Pompilius, is believed to have added the months of January and February so that the calendar covered a standard lunar year.
January’s birthstone is the garnet, which represents constancy. Its birth flower is the cottage pink Dianthus caryophyllus or galanthus.

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