January in Pop Culture History

Observances:

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Healthy Weight Awareness Month
Oatmeal Month
National Soup Month
National Non-Smoking Week (3rd Full Week)
International Fetish Day (3rd Friday)
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (Last Monday)
National Seed Swap Day (Last Saturday)
Polar Bear Swim Day (Jan. 1)
Happy Mew Year for Cats Day (Jan. 2)
National Science Fiction Day (Jan. 2)
Dimpled Chad Day (Jan. 4)
World Braille Day (Jan. 4)
National Whipped Cream Day (Jan. 5)
Show and Tell Day at Work (Jan. 8)
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day (Jan. 11)
Feast of the Ass (Jan. 14)
National Nothing Day (Jan. 16)
Judgement Day (Jan. 17)
National Popcorn Day (Jan. 19)
Cheese Day (Jan. 20)
National Hug Day (Jan. 21)
Answer Your Cat’s Question Day (Jan. 22)
Snow Plow Mail Box Hockey Day (Jan. 23)
National Pie Day (Jan. 23)
National Peanut Butter Day (Jan. 24)
Family Literacy Day (Jan. 27)
Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28)
National Inane Answering Message Day (Jan. 30)

Notable Events:

1813 – Publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

1818 – Publication of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

1845 – Publication of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

1865 – Premiere of Swan Lake

1929 – First Appearance of Tarzan

1929 – First Appearance of Popeye

1933 – First Appearance of The Lone Ranger

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1934 – First Appearance of Flash Gordon

1935 – The First Beer in a Can

1936 – First Appearance of Green Hornet

1940 – First Appearance of Flash (Jay Garrick)

1943 – First Appearance of Pepe LePew

1945 – First Appearance of Superboy

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1958 – Lego Company patents brick design

1962 – First Appearance of Ant-Man

1966 – Premiere of Batman television series

1967 – First Appearance of Batgirl

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1969 – First Appearance of The Guardians of the Galaxy

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1973 – Debut of Schoolhouse Rock

1976 – First Appearance of Star-Lord

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1981 – First Appearance of Elektra

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1983 – Premiere of Fraggle Rock

1983 – Premiere of The A-Team

1984 – Premiere of Wendy’s “Where’s the beef?” commercial

1989 – First Appearance of The Crow

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1990 – Premiere of The Simpsons

1992 – January 20th was a Good Day for rapper Ice Cube

1993 – First Appearance of Bane

2001 – Wikipedia debuted online

2001 – First Appearance of Bob the Builder

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2003 – Premiere of Chappelle’s Show

2010 – Unveiling of the iPad

2011 – Premeire of Bob’s Burgers

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. rakioddbooks says:

    really?! the iPad is only 7 years old?
    Also, last night I watched Victor Frankenstein, cool!

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    1. Green Onion says:

      It is crazy how fast the future moves hey. Even my daughter has an iPad now

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      1. rakioddbooks says:

        How do you feel about that? I still feel a little weird seeing elementary school kids with cellphones.

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      2. Green Onion says:

        Well both my kids got tablets last year from their grandparents, mostly for skype/facetime. So, its pretty great that they are able to call family that live across the country whenever they feel obliged. I also see them as great learning tools. The future is going to be run by computers and the more they understand now the easier things will be for them. Honestly, my children will understand coding better than me in no time. My son also has a program through school on his tablet that supplies him with eBooks to help him learn to read, which is awesome. They are even allowed to bring their tablets to school. In grade one. When I was in grade one they wouldnt even give me glue cause I liked the smell too much. It is amazing how far things have come. The only problem I see is trying to stay ahead of them. By the time they can get in any trouble on the web im worried they will be way ahead of us and can hide things. Like when I was a teen and my parents had no idea that you could delete browser history.

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      3. rakioddbooks says:

        I guess it really comes down to educating them on the dangers and trying to keep up with new technology.

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      4. Green Onion says:

        Yeah, we do a ‘contract’ every year which goes over playing nice, taking care of their computers, but also safety like appropriate sites, and not putting any info or pictures on the internet. I assume when they are teens they arent signing nothing though

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      5. rakioddbooks says:

        That’s a good idea!
        *OMG dad/mom get off my back! Ugh!*

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  2. rashthedoctor says:

    Woah January has a lot of cool stuff going for it , Batman , ant-man , flash , Tarzan . once again WOAHHH !

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    1. Green Onion says:

      I was surprised how much happened in what is supposed to be a pretty quiet month too

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  3. This made for such a great read!

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