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January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 363 days remaining until the end of the year (364 in leap years).

Events[]

Births[]

  • 1642 - Mehmed IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1693)
  • 1647 - Nathaniel Bacon, English-born American colonist (d. 1676)
  • 1713 - Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803)
  • 1719 - Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797)
  • 1727 - James Wolfe, British general (d. 1759)
  • 1777 - Christian Daniel Rauch, German sculptor (d. 1857)
  • 1822 - Rudolf Clausius, German physicist (d. 1888)
  • 1827 - Peter Semenov of Tian Shan, Russian explorer (d. 1914)
  • 1833 - Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1836 - Mendele Moykher Sforim, Jewish writer (d. 1917)
  • 1837 - Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (d. 1910)
  • 1870 - Ernst Barlach, German sculptor (d. 1938)
  • 1873 - Thérèse de Lisieux, French Roman-Catholic nun (d. 1897)
  • 1877 - Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (d.1906)
  • 1886 - Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (d. 1938)
  • 1892 - Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (d. 1962)
  • 1896 - Dziga Vertov, Russian filmmaker (d. 1954)
  • 1897 - Jim Londos, wrestler (d. 1975)
  • 1902 - Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)
  • 1904 - Sally Rand, American fan dancer (d. 1979)
  • 1905 - Michael Tippett, English composer (d. 1998)
  • 1905 - Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (d. 1938)
  • 1910 - Srirangam Srinivasarao, also known as Sri Sri, Famous Modern Telugu Poet (d. 1983)
  • 1913 - Anna Lee, English actress (d. 2004)
  • 1917 - Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1918 - Willi Graf, member of the White Rose (Weiße Rose) resistance group in Nazi Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1920 - Isaac Asimov, Russian-born author (d. 1992)
  • 1921 - Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1925 - William J. Crowe, American admiral and ambassador (d. 2007)
  • 1928 - Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
  • 1928 - Robert Goralski, American journalist (d. 1988)
  • 1928 - Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer, president of SGI
  • 1930 - Julius LaRosa, American singer
  • 1933 - Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist
  • 1935 - Neil Downing, Irish writer and musician
  • 1936 - Roger Miller, American singer (d. 1992)
  • 1938 - Ian Brady, British serial killer
  • 1938 - Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
  • 1940 - Jim Bakker, American televangelist
  • 1940 - S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
  • 1942 - Dennis Hastert, 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • 1942 - Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • 1944 - Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician
  • 1946 - Richard Cole, American tour manager
  • 1947 - Jack Hanna, American zoologist
  • 1947 - Calvin Hill, American football player
  • 1949 - Christopher Durang, American playwright
  • 1950 - David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist
  • 1951 - Alexander Pogrebinsky, Russian-born painter
  • 1954 - Henry Bonilla, American politician
  • 1954 - Dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk)
  • 1955 - Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • 1957 - Joanna Pacula, Polish actress
  • 1958 - Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist
  • 1960 - Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author
  • 1961 - Gabrielle Carteris, American actress
  • 1961 - Todd Haynes, American film director
  • 1963 - David Cone, American baseball player
  • 1963 - Edgar Martinez, American baseball player
  • 1964 - Pernell Whitaker, American boxer
  • 1965 - Greg Swindell, American baseball player
  • 1967 - Tia Carrere, American actress
  • 1967 - Jón Gnarr, Icelandic comedian
  • 1968 - Cuba Gooding Jr., American actor
  • 1968 - Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion
  • 1968 - Evan Parke, Jamaican actor
  • 1968 - Goichi Suda, CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture
  • 1969 - Tommy Morrison, American boxer
  • 1969 - Christy Turlington, American model
  • 1969 - Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austrian politician
  • 1969 - Róbert Švehla, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1969 - Patrick Huard, Quebec actor and comedian
  • 1970 - Royce Clayton, American baseball player
  • 1970 - Robert Fertitta, American opera singer
  • 1970 - Sanda Ladoşi, Romanian singer
  • 1971 - Taye Diggs, American actor
  • 1971 - Lisa Harrison, American basketball player
  • 1971 - Renee Elise Goldsberry, American actress and singer
  • 1972 - Hristos Meletoglou, Greek triple jumper
  • 1973 - Lucy Davis, British actress
  • 1973 - Will Kirby, American actor
  • 1975 - Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1975 - Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank)
  • 1975 - Chris Cheney, Australian musician (The Living End)
  • 1976 - Cletidus Hunt, American football player
  • 1976 - Danilo Di Luca, Italian cyclist
  • 1976 - Paz Vega, Spanish actress
  • 1976 - Hrysopiyi Devetzi, triple jump & long jump athlete
  • 1977 - Ales Pisa, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1977 - Scott Proctor, American baseball player
  • 1978 - Toyoguchi Megumi, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
  • 1979 - Suranne Jones, British actress
  • 1980 - Mac Danzig, American Mixed martial arts combatant
  • 1980 - Bill Alldredge, American politician
  • 1981 - Hanno Balitsch, German footballer
  • 1981 - Kirk Hinrich, basketball player
  • 1981 - Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
  • 1981 - Ryan Garko, American baseball player
  • 1982 - Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker
  • 1983 - Kate Bosworth, American actress
  • 1984 - Colleen Taylor, American journalist
  • 1985 - Heather O'Reilly, American soccer player
  • 1987 - Loui Batley, British actress

Deaths[]

  • 1512 - Svante, Regent of Sweden (b. 1460)
  • 1514 - William Smyth, English bishop and statesman (bc. 1460)
  • 1557 - Pontormo, Italian painter (b. 1494)
  • 1685 - Harbottle Grimston, English politician (b. 1603)
  • 1694 - Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (b. 1651)
  • 1726 - Domenico Zipoli, Italian composer (b. 1688)
  • 1833 - Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox saint (b. 1759)
  • 1892 - George Airy, British Astronomer Royal (b. 1801)
  • 1893 - John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (b. 1805)
  • 1904 - James Longstreet, American Confederate general (b. 1821)
  • 1913 - Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (b. 1855)
  • 1917 - Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (b. 1832)
  • 1920 - Paul Adam, French novelist (b. 1862)
  • 1924 - Sabine Baring-Gould, English composer and novelist (b. 1834)
  • 1939 - Roman Dmowski, Polish politician (b. 1864)
  • 1946 - Joe Darling, Australian cricketer (b. 1870)
  • 1950 - Emil Jannings, Swiss actor and the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor (b. 1884)
  • 1959 - Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (b. 1880)
  • 1960 - Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist (b. 1919)
  • 1960 - Paul Sauvé, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
  • 1963 - Dick Powell, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1963 - Jack Carson, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1974 - Tex Ritter, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1977 - Errol Garner, American musician (b. 1921)
  • 1986 - Una Merkel, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1986 - Bill Veeck, baseball executive (b. 1914)
  • 1986 - Dick James, English music publisher (Northern Songs) (b. 1920)
  • 1990 - Alan Hale Jr., American actor (b. 1918)
  • 1994 - Dixy Lee Ray, American politician (b. 1914)
  • 1995 - Siad Barre, President of Somalia (b. 1919)
  • 1995 - Nancy Kelly, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 1996 - Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (b. 1915)
  • 1997 - Randy California, American guitarist & songwriter (Spirit) (b. 1951)
  • 1999 - Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • 2000 - Nat Adderley, American musician and composer (b. 1931)
  • 2000 - Patrick O'Brian, British novelist (b. 1914)
  • 2000 - Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., U.S. admiral (b. 1920)
  • 2001 - Teri Diver, American actress (b. 1971)
  • 2002 - Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (b. 1958)
  • 2004 - Lynn Cartwright, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2004 - Jess Collins, American artist (b. 1923)
  • 2005 - Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (b. 1913)
  • 2005 - Frank Kelly Freas, American artist (b. 1922)
  • 2005 - Ronald 'Bo' Ginn, American politician (b. 1934)
  • 2005 - Maclyn McCarty, American geneticist (b. 1911)
  • 2005 - Edo Murtić, Croatian painter (b. 1921)
  • 2007 - Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)
  • 2007 - Robert C. Solomon, American scholar of continental philosophy (b. 1942)
  • 2007 - Dan Shaver, NASCAR driver and ARCA race car driver/owner (b. 1950)
  • 2007 - David Perkins, Stanford University geneticist (b. 1919)
  • 2007 - Paek Nam-sun, North Korean Foreign Affairs minister (b. 1929)
  • 2007 - Richard Newton, Australian-born technology pioneer and professor (b. 1951)
  • 2007 - Don Massengale, American PGA Tour golf player (b. 1937)
  • 2007 - Mauno Jokipii, Finnish professor and World War II researcher (b. 1924)
  • 2007 - Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor (b. 1937)
  • 2007 - Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian (b. 1941)
  • 2007 - Garry Betty, American CEO of Earthlink (b. 1957)

Holidays and observances[]

Religious observances[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b c d e Attwater, Donald and Catherine Rachel John. The Penguin Dictionary of Saints. 3rd edition. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. ISBN 0-140-51312-4.

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111 Familypedia people were born on January 2

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Eleanor Adair (1774-1845)James Adair (1748-1818)
Margaret Adams (1840-1872)David Barclay Adams (1814-1881)Mary Cook (1812-1849)
Fanny Malvina Arnold (1856-1932)Albert Arnold (1807-1881)Samantha Malvina (Lavinia) Huntington (1816-1888)
Anne Atkinson (1776-1830)Edward Atkinson (1756-1823)Mary McCartney (1759-1817)
James Orsen Bakker (1940)Raleigh Bakker (1906-1998)Furnia Lynette Irwin (1906-1998)
János Bencsik (1945)
Basilios Bessarion (1403-1472)
Joshua Bigelow (1759-1831)Jabez Bigelow (1726-1808)Susannah Elderkin (1722-1797)
Lydia Bigelow (1702-)Daniel Bigelow (1650-1715)Abial Pratt (c1658-1715)
Edward Francis Blewitt (1859-1926)Patrick Blewitt (1833-1911)Catherine Scanton (1838-1901)
Frederick Anthony Bonet (1945-1999)Seth Bonet (1922-1978)Kimberly Alafouzos (1921-1996)
Mary Botts (1774-1812)William Botts (1744-1801)Priscilla Lee (1744-1792)
Lucien Emery Bowen (1884-1946)Lucien E. Bowen (1858-1943)Mary Schwalmeier (1859-1886)
James Boxsell (1835-1907)Thomas Boxsell (1799-1875)Mary Ann Puxted (1802-1875)
Agnes Bramble (1872-1907)William Bramble (1840-1892)Ann Preistley (1837-1897)
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139 Familypedia people died on January 2

 FatherMotherAge at death
Dnyaneshwar AgasheChandrashekhar AgasheDwarka Gokhale
Sophia Ahrens (1859-1937)Heinrich Ahrens (c1815-1891)Sophia Fischer (c1826-1886)
Ann Bailey (1865-1917)Henry Bailey (1837-1920)Elizabeth Edwards (1837-1909)
Sarah Jane Ball (1882-1937)Robert Henry Ball (1853-1919)Eliza Lisa Taunton (1859-1909)55
Harriet Baring (1804-1892)Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton (1774-1848)Anne Louise Bingham (1782-1848)
Jacob Beemsterboer (1822-1852)Pieter Beemsterboer (1798-1878)Aaf Groot (1793-1832)
James Bellamy (1825-1852)John Bellamy (1803-1873)Margaret Ann Kelly (1802-1856)27
Daphne Mona Booby (-1970)Charles Booby (1883-1949)Annie Ethel May Cheetham (1898-1973)
Lorenzo Dow Booth (1807-1847)John Calvin Booth (1773-1852)Tryphena Perkins (1769-1854)
Janna Borgman (c1778-1854)Arend BorgmanJanna Jolink
John Bradney (1822-1872)John Bradney (1796-1824)Mary Ann Hill (c1799-1860)
Sarah Almeda Brewer (1823-1906)Israel Chase Brewer (c1797-1873)Sally Brown (1801-1884)
George Cecil Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Earl of Bradford (1845-1915)Orlando George Charles Bridgeman, 3rd Earl of Bradford (1819-1898)Selina Louisa Weld-Forester (1819-1894)
Robert Breck Brigham (1826-1900)Cheney Brigham (1793-1865)Elisabeth Brigham (1794-1853)
Edward Bulkeley (1614-1696)Peter Bulkeley (1582-1659)Jane Allen (1587-1626)
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90 Familypedia people were first married on January 2

 FatherMotherJoined with
Charlotte Avery (1815-1884)Charles Avery (-1867)Parthena Ford (1791-1829)Elisha Lathrop (1808-1855)
William Josiah Baker (1875-1957)William Jury Baker (1847-1899)Mary Ann Maria Payne (1848-1923)Lydia Jessie Tracey (1877-1964)
Sarah Ballinger (1800-1856)Joshua Ballinger (1762-1814)Sarah Jones (1762-1818)Allen Haines (1791-1861)
William Windham Baring (1826-1876)Henry Baring (1776-1848)Cecilia Anne Windham (1803-1874)Selina Barbara Wilhelmina Ponsonby (1835-1919)
Edson Barney (1806-1905)Royal Barney (1783-1856)Rachel Marsh Barney (1783-1864)Lillis Ballou (1805-1897) + Louisa Walker (1822-1888)
Thomas Samuel Best (1822-1893)Thomas Best (1799-1874)Mary Beckett (1800-1857)Mary Ann Tuckwell (1824-1901)
Samuel Bishop (1678-1760)Samuel Bishop (1644-1722)Hester Cogswell (1655-1703)Sarah Fobes (1684-1753)
William Francis Botting (1872-1952)William Benjamin Botting (1848-1881)Allison Haynes (1854-1938)Bertha Mary Sale (1885-1973)
Harriet Bowles (1806-1857)David Jesse Bowles (1776-1823)Elizabeth Thomas Martin (1774-)Francis Thomas Payne (1794-1867)
William Brewster (1646-1723)Love Brewster (1611-1650)Sarah Collier (1613-1691)Lydia Partridge (1650-1743)
Joel Brigham (1751-1829)Joel Brigham (1714-1797)Mary Church (1717-1783)Catherine Howe (1757-1820)
Anne Bushnell (1674-1745)Richard Bushnell (1652-1727)Elizabeth Adgate (1651-1713)William Hyde (1670-1759)
John Carlisle (1818-1893)William Carlisle (c1784-1852)Elizabeth Blackman (c1798-1849)Elizabeth Phipps (1837-1882)
Joseph Clay (1741-1804)Ralph Clay (c1690-1742)Elizabeth Habersham (c1714-1743)Ann Legardère (1745-1821)
Isaac Ambrose Clayton (1867-1937)William Clayton (1814-1879)Augusta Braddock (1833-1925)Fanny Van Cott Young (1870-1950)
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