1 January: Tribute to Elena Lacková

Elena Lacková (22 March 1921 – 1 January 2003) was a Slovak Romani writer and playwright, author of literature for Roma children and youth. He was also teacher, and survivor of the Holocaust.

1 January: Tribute to Giorgio Gaber

Giorgio Gaber (25 January 1939 – 1 January 2003 was an Italian singer, composer, actor, and playwright. He was also an accomplished guitar player and author of one of the first rock songs in Italian.

1 January: Google Doodle celebrate New Year’s Day 2023

On 1 January 2023, Google Doodle celebrate New Year's Day 2023. https://twitter.com/GoogleDoodles/status/1609414150148526081 Google Doodles are temporary changes to the Google logo intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, or notable historical figures....

1 January in Indian and World History

1 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 1 January is the birth anniversary of Sampurnanand, Mahadev Haribhai Desai, Satyendra Nath Bose, Maniram Bagrim, Kashinath Singh, Dr. Rahat Indori, Vishwanath Patekar,...

1 January: Nana Patekar an Indian actor

Vishwanath Patekar (born 1 January 1951), better known as Nana Patekar, is an Indian actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He is regarded as one of the finest and most influential actors in Indian Cinema. He's known for delivering dialogues brashly, and his mannerisms...

1 January: Remembering Dara Nusserwanji Khurody on his Punya Tithi

Dara Nusserwanji Khurody (2 January 1906 – 1 January 1983) was an Indian entrepreneur known for his contributions to the dairy industry of India. Early Life He was born on 2 January 1906, in Madhya Pradesh, India. When he was a kid, he helped his uncle deliver dairy...

1 January: Remembering Satyendra Nath Bose on his Birth Anniversary

Satyendra Nath Bose (1 January 1894- 4 February 1974) was an Indian mathematician and physicist. He was honored with Padma Vibhushan, in 1954. His interests included physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, mineralogy, philosophy, art, literature, and music. He...

2 January

2 January: Science Fiction Day

Science fiction has been a popular genre for decades, captivating the imaginations of readers and viewers with its depiction of futuristic technology, otherworldly creatures, and imaginative worlds. It has inspired countless works of art, literature, film, and...

2 January: Remembering Safdar Hashmi on his Punya Tithi

Safdar Hashmi (12 April 1954-2 January 1989) was an Indian actor, writer, and theatre activist. In 1973, he co-founded Jana Natya Manch. Early Life Safdar Hashmi was born on 12 April 1954 in Delhi. Originally from Delhi, he got his bachelor's degree in English...

2 January: Tribute to Usmar Ismail

Usmar Ismail (20 March 1921 – 2 January 1971) was an Indonesian film director, author, journalist and revolutionary of Minangkabau descent. He was widely regarded as the native Indonesian pioneer of the cinema of Indonesia.

2 January: Remembering Tawhida Ben Cheikh on Birthday

Tawhida Ben Cheikh (2 January 1909 – 6 December 2010) was a Tunisian physician and activist who played a pioneering role in promoting women’s rights and gender equality in Tunisia and across the Arab world.

2 January: Tribute to Vicente Huidobro

Vicente Huidobro (10 January 1893 – 2 January 1948) was a Chilean poet and diplomat, who was an important figure in the Latin American avant-garde movement of the early 20th century.

2 January: Remembering Hussein Amin Bicar on Birth Anniversary

Hussein Amin Bicar (2 January 1913 – 16 November 2002), was one of Egypt’s most prominent artists of the 20th century. His paintings often reflect the rich culture and traditions of Egypt, highlighted by his vibrant use of color and texture. Being the first Egyptian artist to illustrate Arabic children’s books, Bicar has played a major role in establishing and promoting this field.

2 January: Remembering Barış Manço on Birth Anniversary

Barış Manço (2 January 1943 – 1 February 1999) was a Turkish rock musician, singer, composer, actor, television producer and show host. One of the founders of the Anatolian rock genre, he was a pioneer of rock music in Turkey. Manço has composed approximately 200 songs and is one of the best-selling Turkish artists of all time. Even after his passing, he continues to be one of the most popular public figures in Turkey.

2 January: Remembering Amaka Igwe on Birth Anniversary

Amaka Igwe (2 January 1963 – 28 April 2014) was a Nigerian filmmaker and broadcasting executive, filmmaker, and producer. She earned her place in history by proving that films produced in Nigeria can have the same reach and impact as those created by Hollywood. Igwe’s work was recognized all over the world, making her one of Africa’s premier filmmakers.

Igwe made her mark through her creative storytelling, bold ideas, and sharp editing. Her films were entertaining but also thought-provoking – tackling difficult topics like social class divides, traditional gender roles, and religious dialogue.

2 January in Indian and World History

2 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 2 January is the birth anniversary of Mannattu Padmanabhan, Jainendra Kumar, and Dara Nusserwanji Khurode. 2 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Dr....

3 January

3 January: Remembering Anna May Wong on Birthday

Anna May Wong (3 January 1905 – 3 February 1961) an American actress, was considered the first Chinese-American movie star in Hollywood as well as the first Chinese-American actress to gain international recognition.

3 January: Tribute to Jaroslav Hasek

Jaroslav Hasek (30 April 1883 – 3 January 1923) was a Czech writer, humorist, satirist, journalist, bohemian and anarchist. He is best known for his novel The Fate of the Good Soldier Švejk during the World War

3 January: Remembering Satish Dhawan on his Punya Tithi

Satish Dhawan (25 September 1920 – 3 January 2002) was an Indian mathematician and aerospace engineer. He was regarded as one of the most distinguished researchers in the field of turbulence and boundary layers in India. Early Life and Education He was born on 25...

3 January: Remembering Nabil Ali Mohamed on Birth Anniversary

Nabil Ali Mohamed (3 January 1938 – 27 January 2016) was an Egyptian computer scientist who made significant contributions to the field of Arabic language computing. He was one of the pioneers of this field and played a key role in developing tools and systems for processing and analyzing Arabic text. Some of his notable achievements include the development of the first Arabic text editor and the first Arabic spell checker. In addition to his work in Arabic language computing, Mohamed also made contributions to the fields of machine translation and natural language processing.

3 January: Remembering Jaswant Singh on his Birth Anniversary

Jaswant Singh (3 January 1938-27 September 2020) was an Indian army officer and politician. He was the co-founder of Bhartiya Janta Party. Early Life Jaswant Singh was born on 3 January 1938, in Jasol, Rajasthan, India. During his time in Ajmer, he studied at Mayo...

3 January: Remembering Savitribai Phule on birth Anniversary

Savitribai Phule (3 January 1831 – 10 March 1897) was a pioneer in the field of women’s education and empowerment in India. Despite facing significant societal challenges, she is remembered as an influential social reformer and champion for equal rights between men and women.

3 January in Indian and World History

3 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 3 January is the birth anniversary of Rani Velu Nachiyar, Savitribai Phule, Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, Jaswant Singh Jasol, and Jaipal Singh. 3 January is also observed as...

4 January

4 January: Remembering Louis Braille on Birth Anniversary

Louis Braille (4 January 1809 — 6 January 1852 was a French educator and inventor who is best known for developing the Braille system of reading and writing for blind people. To celebrate his achievement, World Braille Day is celebrated annually on 4 January to honor Louis Braille.

4 January: Remembering Sir Isaac Newton on Birth Anniversary

Sir Isaac Newton ( 4 January 1643 — 31 March 1727)  was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and natural philosopher who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists in history. He is best known for his work on the laws of motion, which form the basis of classical mechanics, and for his development of calculus. He made major contributions to the study of light and optics and is also credited with the development of the reflecting telescope. Newton’s laws of motion, along with his law of universal gravitation, helped to explain the motion of objects on Earth and in the universe, and his work laid the foundation for much of modern science.

4 January: Remembering Mohammad Ali Jauhar on his Punya Tithi

Mohammad Ali Jauhar (10 December 1878 – 4 January 1931), was an Indian freedom fighter, journalist, educationist, and one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia. Early Life and Career Mohammad Ali Jauhar was born on 10 December 1878, in Rampur, British India. Jauhar...

4 January: Tribute to Sanmao

Sanmao (26 March 1943 – 4 January 1991) was a Taiwanese writer and adventurer who gained popularity in the 1970s and 1980s for her autobiographical works chronicling her travels and experiences in different parts of the world. Her writing was characterized by its honesty, humor, and a deep understanding of human nature. Her real name was  Echo Chen Ping.

4 January: Remembering R. D. Burman on his Punya Tithi

R D Burman (27 June 1939-4 January 1994) was an Indian music director. One of the greatest composers of Indian Hindi cinema. R. D. Burman’s full name was ‘Rahul Dev Burman’ and he was famous in the film world as ‘Pancham Da’. He composed music for about 300 films...

4 January: World Braille Day

World Braille Day is celebrated annually on January 4th to honor Louis Braille, the inventor of braille, a writing system used by people who are blind or visually impaired. The day is an opportunity to recognize the importance of braille in the lives of those who rely...

4 January in Indian and World History

4 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 4 January is the birth anniversary of J. C. Kumarappa, Gopaldas Saxena ‘Neeraj', Nirupa Roy, and Lochan Prasad Pandey. 4 January is also observed as the death...

5 January

5 January: National Bird Day

National Bird Day is celebrated on January 5 to raise awareness about the importance of tiny tweets in our ecosystem. It is being led by the Avian Welfare Coalition, an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of birds captured and produced in captivity for...

5 January: Remembering Julio Garavito on Birth Anniversary

Julio Garavito Armero (5 January 1865 – 11 March 1920) was a Colombian mathematician and astronomer. He is best known for his work on the three-body problem, a mathematical problem in physics that involves trying to predict the movement of three celestial objects, such as planets or asteroids, under the influence of their mutual gravitational attraction. Garavito made significant contributions to the understanding of the problem and is considered one of the pioneers of modern celestial mechanics.

5 January: Remembering Harold Urey on his Punya Tithi

Harold Urey (29 April 1893 – 5 January 1981) was an American physicist and chemist who came to prominence for his pioneering work on isotopes. Early Life and Education Harold Urey was born on 29 April 1893, in Walkerton, Indiana, U.S. During his early education, he...

5 January: Remembering Max Born on his Punya Tithi

Max Born (11 December 1882 – 5 January 1970) was a German physicist and mathematician who played a vital role in the evolution of quantum mechanics. Early Life and Education He was born on 11 December 1882, in Breslau, German Empire. He received his early education at...

5 January: Remembering Dr Maggie Lim on Birthday

Dr Maggie Lim (5 January 1913 – November 1995) was a Singaporean physician and public health official. She was inducted into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame posthumously, on 14 March 2014.

5 January in Indian and World History

5 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 5 January is the birth anniversary of Mirza Sahib Uddin Baig Muhammad Khan Khurram, Barindra Kumar Ghosh, Murli Manohar Joshi, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and Deepika...

6 January

6 January: World Day for War Orphans

The World Day of War Orphans is observed on 6 January in order to raise awareness of the plight of war orphans and to address their traumatic living conditions. After losing their caregivers, these children suffer hardships that go beyond physical neglect. It is...

6 January: Remembering Earl Scruggs on Birth Anniversary

Earl Scruggs (6 January 1924 – 28 March 2012) was an American musician noted for popularizing a three-finger banjo picking style, now called “Scruggs style”, which is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music.

6 January: Remembering Pavel Cherenkov on his Punya Tithi

Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov (28 July 1904 – 6 January 1990) was a Soviet physicist who discovered Cherenkov radiation in 1934. In 1958, he shared the Nobel Prize with Soviet scientists Igor Y. Tamm and Ilya M. Frank for discovering and explaining Cherenkov radiation....

6 January: Remembering Om Prakash Puri on his Punya Tithi

Om Prakash Puri (8 October 1950 - 6 January 2017) was an Indian actor, who mainly appeared in Hindi Films. EARLY LIFE Om Prakash Puri was born on 8 October 1950, in Ambala, East Punjab, India. When he was six years old, his father who was a railway employee was put...

6 January: Remembering Tyagaraja on his Punya Tithi

Tyagaraja (4 May 1767 – 6 January 1847), was a renowned composer of Carnatic music which is a form of Indian classical music. Early Life He was born on 4 May 1767, in Tamil Nadu, India. His maternal and paternal grandfathers were trained musicians. He learned how to...

6 January: Remembering Juliano Moreira on Birth Anniversary

Juliano Moreira (6 January 1872 – 2 May 1933) was a Brazilian psychiatrist, often considered the pioneer of psychoanalysis in Brazil. He was the first Brazilian university professor to cite and use psychoanalytic theory in the teaching of medicine.

6 January: Tribute to Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (27 October 1858 – 6 January 1919) was the 26th president of the United States (1901–1909) and a writer, naturalist, and soldier. Life and Career He was born on 27 October 1858, in Manhattan, New York City. His father, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. was a...

6 January: Remembering Gaspar Henaine on Birth Anniversary

Gaspar Henaine (6 January 1927 – 30 September 2011) also known by his stage name Capulina, was a Mexican actor, comedian, and film producer. He began his career as a stage actor in the 1940s. Henaine became popular for his comedic roles in Mexican films and television shows, and he was particularly known for his ability to play multiple characters in the same film.

6 January: Kapil Dev an Indian former cricketer

Kapil Dev is an Indian former cricketer. The Indian government gave him a Padma Bhushan in 1991. Early Life Kapil Dev was born on 6 January 1959 in Chandigarh, Punjab, India. He completed his schooling at D.A.V. School. When he was 16, he made his debut for Haryana,...

6 January: Remembering Khalil Gibran on Birth Anniversary

Khalil Gibran (6 January 1883 – 10 April 1931) was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. He is best known for his 1923 book “The Prophet,” a series of philosophical essays written in poetic form that has been translated into more than 40 languages and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

6 January in Indian and World History

6 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 6 January is the birth anniversary of Kamleshwar, Kapil Dev, A. R. Rahman, Naib Subedar Bana Singh, and Bharat Vyas. 6 January is also observed as the death anniversary...

6 January: Remembering Victor Horta on Birth Anniversary

Victor Horta (6 January 1861 – 8 September 1947) was a Belgian architect who is considered one of the pioneers of Art Nouveau architecture. Horta’s early work was influenced by the Gothic Revival style, but he later developed an interest in the Art Nouveau movement, which emphasized organic, flowing lines and motifs inspired by nature.

6 January: Remembering Louis Braille on the day of passing

Louis Braille (4 January 1809 — 6 January 1852 was a French educator and inventor who is best known for developing the Braille system of reading and writing for blind people. To celebrate his achievement, World Braille Day is celebrated annually on 4 January to honor Louis Braille.

7 January

7 January: Remembering Irrfan Khan on Birth Anniversary

Irrfan Khan (7 January 1967 – 29 April 2020), was an Indian actor who worked in Indian cinema as well as British and American films. Life and Career Irrfan Khan was born Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan on 7 January 1967, in Tonk, Rajasthan, India. He grew up in Tonk and...

7 January: Tribute to Jože Plečnik

Jože Plečnik (23 January 1872 – 7 January 1957) was a Slovene architect who had a major impact on the modern architecture of Vienna, Prague and of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, most notably by designing the iconic Triple Bridge and the Slovene National and University Library building.

7 January in Indian and World History

7 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 7 January is the birth anniversary of Krishnan Sasikiran, Johnny Lever, and Bipasha Basu Singh Grover. 7 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Bimal Roy....

7 January: Tribute to Nikola Tesla on Death Anniversary

Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his development of alternating current electrical systems. Life and Career He was born on 10 July 1856, in Smiljan,...

7 January: Remembering Eliezer Ben Yehuda on Birth Anniversary

Eliezer Ben Yehuda (7 January 1858 – 16 December 1922), a Russian–⁠Jewish linguist, grammarian, and journalist, was renowned as the lexicographer of the first Hebrew dictionary. He was the main driving force behind the revival of the Hebrew language.

7 January: Remembering Oskar Luts on Birth Anniversary

Oskar Luts (7 January 1887– 23 March 1953) was an Estonian writer and playwright. He is well known for his semi-autobiographical tale, Kevade, which takes place in a schoolhouse in rural Estonia. He is also known for his novel “Seitse möödunud päeva” (Seven Lost Days), which is considered a classic of Estonian literature.

7 January: Remembering Charles Addams on Birth Anniversary

Charles Samuel Addams (7 January 1912 – 29 September 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his darkly humorous and macabre characters. The cartoons were signed by Chas Addams. Through various adaptations, some of his recurring characters became known as the Addams Family.

7 January: Remembering Zora Neale Hurston on Birth Anniversary

Zora Neale Hurston (7 January 1891 – 28 January 1960) was an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She portrayed racial struggles in the early-1900s American South. The most popular of her four novels is Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937. She also wrote more than 50 short stories, plays, and essays.

7 January: Remembering Johann Philipp Reis on Birth Anniversary

Johann Philipp Reis (7 January 1834 – 14 January 1874) was a self-taught German scientist and inventor. In 1861, he constructed the first make-and-break telephone, today called the Reis telephone. Reis imagined electricity could be propagated through space, as light can, without the aid of a material conductor, and he performed some experiments on the subject. He is credited with building the first telephone.

7 January: Remembering Yasmin Ahmad on Birth Anniversary

Yasmin Ahmad (7 January 1958 – 25 July 2009) was a Malaysian film director and screenwriter. She was known for her emotional and thought-provoking films, which often explored themes of family, love, and cultural relationships. Ahmad’s films were popular in Malaysia and around the world, and she was considered one of the most influential figures in the Malaysian film industry.

7 January: Remembering Fahrelnissa Zeid on Birth Anniversary

Fahrelnissa Zeid (7 January 1901 – 5 September 1991) was a Turkish artist best known for her large-scale abstract paintings with kaleidoscopic patterns as well as her drawings, lithographs, and sculptures. Zeid was one of the first women to attend art school in Istanbul. Her husband was a member of the Hashemite royal family of Iraq.

8 January

8 April: Remembering Melvin Calvin on Birthday

Melvin Calvin (8 April 1912 – 8 January 1997) was an American biochemist who won the 1961 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham. Life and Career He was born on 8 April 1912, in Minnesota, U.S. In 1928, he...

8 January: Tribute to Emma Gad

Emma Gad (21 January 1852 – 8 January 1921), born Emma Halkier, was a Danish writer and socialite who wrote plays and books that were often satirical. Although she was a prolific writer, many of her works fell into obscurity after her death. 

8 January: African National Congress Foundation Day

Every year, January 8 is African National Congress Foundation Day. Africans fought against British and Boer colonizers with spears on this day for their rights. In the ANC, this day represents a struggle for freedom and justice. Since April 1994, the African National...

8 January: Tribute to Melvin Calvin on Death Anniversary

Melvin Calvin (8 April 1912 – 8 January 1997) was an American biochemist who won the 1961 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham. Life and Career He was born on 8 April 1912, in Minnesota, U.S. In 1928, he...

8 January: Remembering Fearless Nadia on Birth Anniversary

Mary Ann Evans (8 January 1908 – 9 January 1996), also known by her stage name Fearless Nadia, was an Australian-born actress and stuntwoman, who worked in Indian cinema. She is most remembered as the masked, cloaked adventurer in Hunterwali, released in 1935, which was one of the earliest female-lead Indian films.

8 January in Indian and World History

8 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 8 January is the birth anniversary of Ramchandra Verma, Fearless Nadia, Ashapoorna Devi, Mohan Rakesh, and Nanda. 8 January is also observed as the death anniversary...

8 January: Remembering Walther Bothe on Birth Anniversary

Walther Bothe (8 January 1891 – 8 February 1957) was a German nuclear physicist. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1954 with Max Born. Life and career He was born on 8 January 1891, in Oranienburg, German Empire. He studied under physics legend Max Planck and...

9 January

9 January: Tribute to Wilhelm Busch

Wilhelm Busch (14 April 1832 – 9 January 1908) was a German humorist, poet, illustrator, and painter. He published wildly innovative illustrated tales that remain influential to this day.

9 January: Tribute to José de Tom Longboat

José de Tom Longboat (4 June 1886 – 9 January 1949) was an Onondaga distance runner from the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ontario and, for much of his career, the dominant long-distance runner. He was known as the “bulldog of Britannia.”

9 January: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

On 9 January, India celebrates Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to acknowledge the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of the country. On this day, we also commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s return to Mumbai on 9 January 1915. According to the latest...

9 January: Tribute to Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch (8 January 1867 – 9 January 1961) was an American economist, sociologist, writer, professor, and pacifist who dedicated her life to humanitarian causes. She received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1946 jointly with John Raleigh Mott. Life and Career...

9 January: Tribute to James McGill Buchanan

James McGill Buchanan (3 October 1919 – 9 January 2013) was an American economist, and one of the 20th century's most influential economists who had a lasting impact on the study of government finances, political processes, and the subjective nature of costs. In 1986,...

9 January: Tribute to Kenichi Fukui

Kenichi Fukui (4 October 1918 – 9 January 1998) was a Japanese chemist. He was the first Asian to be awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Early Life and Education Kenichi Fukui was born on 4 October 1918 in Nara, Japan. He wasn't very interested in Chemistry...

9 January: Remembering Karel Capek on Birth Anniversary

Karel Capek (9 January 1890 – 25 December 1938) was a Czech writer, playwright and critic. He has become best known for his science fiction, including his novel War with the Newts (1936) and play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots, 1920), which introduced the word robot.

9 January: Remembering Haim Nachman Bialik on Birth Anniversary

Haim Nachman Bialik (9 January 1873 – 4 July 1934) was a Jewish poet who wrote primarily in Hebrew but also in Yiddish. Bialik was one of the pioneers of modern Hebrew poetry. He was part of the vanguard of Jewish thinkers who gave voice to the breath of new life in Jewish life.

9 January: Remembering Fatima Sheikh on Birth Anniversary

Image Courtesy: Google Doodle Fatima Sheikh (9 January 1831 – 9 October 1900) was an Indian educator and social reformer, who was a colleague of the social reformers Jyotirao Phule and Savitribai Phule. She is widely considered to be India’s first Muslim woman...

9 January in Indian and World History

9 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 9 January is the birth anniversary of Vrindavan Lal Verma, Hargobind Khorana, Sunderlal Bahuguna, and Mahendra Kapoor. 9 January is also observed as the death...

9 January: Tribute to Dale T. Mortensen

Dale T. Mortensen (2 February 1939 – 9 January 2014) was an American economist. He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Life and Career He was born on 2 February 1939, in Enterprise, Oregon, US. He got his BA in economics from Willamette University....

9 January: Tribute to Fearless Nadia on Death Anniversary

Mary Ann Evans (8 January 1908 – 9 January 1996), also known by her stage name Fearless Nadia, was an Australian-born actress and stuntwoman, who worked in Indian cinema. She is most remembered as the masked, cloaked adventurer in Hunterwali, released in 1935, which was one of the earliest female-lead Indian films.

10 January

10 January: World Hindi Day

World Hindi Day is observed on January 10. The day is observed to promote the language. January 10 also marks the anniversary of the language being spoken for the first time in the United Nations General Assembly. Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by millions of...

10 January: Tribute to Alexander Robertus Todd

Alexander Robertus Todd (2 October 1907 – 10 January 1997) was a British biochemist, who won the 1957 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his research into nucleotides, nucleosides, and nucleotide coenzymes. Life and Career He was born on 2 October 1907 in Cathcart,...

10 January: Tribute to Jaroslav Seifert

Jaroslav Seifert (23 September 1901 – 10 January 1986) was a Czech writer, poet, and journalist. He became the first Czech to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1984. Life and Career He was born on 23 September 1901, in Prague, Austria-Hungary. He published his...

10 January: Tribute to Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral (7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957), was a poet, diplomat, educator, and humanist. In 1945 she became the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature. Life and Career She was born on 7 April 1889, in Vicuna, Chile. Early on, she...

10 January: Tribute to Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis (7 February 1885 – 10 January 1951) was an American novelist and short story writer. He was the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Life and Career He was born on 7 February 1885, in Minnesota, United States. He didn't have many...

10 January in Indian and World History

10 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 10 January is the birth anniversary of Padmanarayan Rai, Gurdial Singh, Kattassery Joseph Yesudas, and Hrithik Roshan. 10 January is also observed as the death...

10 January: Hrithik Roshan, an Indian film actor.

Hrithik Roshan (10 January 1974) is an Indian film actor. In addition to six Filmfare, he's won two awards for Best Debut and Best Actor. Based on his income and popularity, he appeared several times among Forbes India's Celebrity 100. Early Life Hrithik Roshan was...

11 January

11 January: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is observed on January 11th every year and it serves as a reminder that human trafficking is a serious crime and a violation of human rights that affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. On this day, communities...

11 January: Tribute to Carl David Anderson

Carl David Anderson (3 September 1905 – 11 January 1991) was an American physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1936. Life and Career He was born on 3 September 1905, in New York, U.S. He did his schooling at Los Angeles Polytechnic High School, and...

11 January: Remembering Lal Bahadur Shastri on his Punya Tithi

Lal Bahadur Shastri (2 October 1904-11 January 1966), was an Indian freedom fighter and politician. He served as the second Prime-Minister of India. In order to increase milk production and supply, he promoted the White Revolution. Additionally, he promoted the...

11 January in Indian and World History

11 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 11 January is the birth anniversary of Shridhar Pathak, Saraswathi Rajamani, Rahul Dravid, and Ankita Ravinderkrishan Raina. 11 January is also observed as the death...

11 January: Remembering Alice Paul on Birth Anniversary

Alice Paul (11 January 1885 – 9 July 1977 was one of the most prominent activists of the 20th-century women’s rights movement. An outspoken suffragist and feminist, she tirelessly led the charge for women’s suffrage and equal rights in the United States.

11 January: Tribute to Isidor Isaac Rabi

Isidor Isaac Rabi (29 July 1898 - 11 January 1988), was an American physicist, best known for inventing the atomic and molecular beam magnetic resonance method of observing atomic spectra (in 1937). In 1934, he was awarded the Noble Prize in Physics. Life and Career...

12 January

12 March: Tribute to William Henry Bragg

William Henry Bragg (2 July 1862 – 12 March 1942) was a British physicist and mathematician who made significant contributions to the fields of X-ray crystallography and spectroscopy. Life and Career He was born on 2 July 1862, in Westward, Cumberland, England. He won...

12 January: Tribute to Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri (22 June 1932 – 12 January 2005) an Indian actor, who was an important figure in Indian theatre and cinema. He is remembered for playing iconic villainous roles in Hindi cinema as well as other Indian and international film industries. His most remembered roles are Mogambo in Mr India (1987) and Mola Ram in the Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).

12 January in Indian and World History

12 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 12 January is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Bhagwan Das, Umashankar Dikshit, Ahmad Faraz, and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. 12 January is also observed as the...

12 January: National Youth Day

Every year, National Youth Day is celebrated in India to guide and motivate the youth to follow the right path, overcome challenges to achieve success, and contribute to the growth of the nation. Swamiji's ideals and teachings have influenced not only Indian society,...

12 January: Tribute to Karima Mokhtar

Today’s Doodle celebrates the 89th birthday of Egyptian actress Karima Mokhtar (16 January 1934 – 12 January 2017). The “Mother of Egyptian Cinema” was known for depicting maternal characters with depth and humbleness. She was a prolific entertainer who starred in many films, TV shows, and plays throughout her career.

12 January: Remembering Swami Vivekananda on Punya Tithi

Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. Hindu spiritual leader and reformer in India who attempted to combine Indian spirituality with Western material...

12 January: Tribute to Charles Brenton Huggins

Charles Brenton Huggins (22 September 1901 – 12 January 1997) was a Canadian-born American physician, physiologist, and cancer researcher at the University of Chicago specializing in prostate cancer. In 1966, he won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Life and...

13 January

13 January: Tribute to Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Sophie Taeuber-Arp (19 January 1889 – 13 January 1943) was a Swiss artist, painter, sculptor, and designer. She was a leading figure in the Dada movement, a cultural movement that emerged in the wake of World War I, and was known for her abstract geometric art. Taeuber-Arp also designed textiles, furniture, and stage sets, and was a pioneer in the field of dance notation.

13 January: Remembering Zhou Youguang on Birth Anniversary

Zhou Youguang (13 January 1906 – 14 January 2017) was a Chinese linguist and sinologist who is known as the “father of Pinyin,” the official romanization system for Standard Chinese. He developed the system in the 1950s and it was later adopted by the government as the official method for transcribing Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet. It was officially adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1982

13 January: Remembering Flora Nwapa on Birth Anniversary

Flora Nwapa (13 January 1931 – 16 October 1993) was an important figure in the world of literature, particularly in African literature. She is widely regarded as a pioneer of African women’s writing and one of the first female authors to achieve success in that field. Her works explored themes such as gender roles, relations between generations, marriage customs, and colonial influences. Her stories were often written from a female perspective and provided insight into what it was like to be a woman living on the continent during this time period. Nwapa wrote about real issues facing women at that time and her work had a great impact on readers both within Africa and abroad.

13 January: Tribute to Maria Sibylla Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 1647 – 13 January 1717) was a German entomologist, naturalist and scientific illustrator. She was one of the earliest European naturalists to observe insects directly.

13 January in Indian and World History

13 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 13 January is the birth anniversary of Badlu Singh, Marri Chenna Reddy, Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, and Major Mohit Sharma. 13 January is also observed as the death...

13 January: Remembering Sydney Brenner on Birth Anniversary

Sydney Brenner (13 January 1927 – 5 April 2019) was a South African biologist. In 2002, he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on programmed cell death. Early Life and Education He was born on 13 January 1927, in Germiston, Transvaal, Union...

14 January

14 January: Tribute to Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director. Known for his deep, languid voice, he trained at RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in London and became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), performing in modern and classical theatre productions.

14 January: Remembering Chava Flores on Birth Anniversary

Chava Flores  (14 January 1920 – 5 August 1987) was a Mexican composer and singer of popular and folkloric music. In his songs, he often depicted the everyday lives of the people of Mexico City. In addition to performing with some of the biggest names in the industry, his passion for music has taken him all over the world. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he has proven that his abilities are limitless.

14 January: Rememebring Mahasweta Devi on Birth Anniversary

Mahasweta Devi (14 January 1926-28 July 2016) was an Indian writer and social activist. She wrote several essays, novels, and short stories, including Aranyer Adhikar, Rudali, and Hajar Churashir Maa. She received the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri, the second and fourth-highest civilian awards of India.

14 January: Remembering Carrie Derick on Birth Anniversary

Carrie Derick (14 January 1862 – 10 November 1941) was a Canadian botanist and geneticist, the first female professor in a Canadian university, and the founder of McGill University’s Genetics Department. She was one of the first female professors of botany in Canada and was known for her research on heredity in plants.

14 January in Indian and World History 

14 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 14 January is the birth anniversary of Abul Fazal, Manguram, and Mahasweta Devi. 14 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Mathai Manjooran, and Hanumappa...

14 January: World Logic Day and its Significance

World Logic Day is observed every year on 14 January. Its aim is to raise awareness of the intellectual history, conceptual importance, and practical implications of logic among interdisciplinary science communities. World Logic Day promotes international cooperation,...

14 January: Tribute to Zhou Youguang

Zhou Youguang (13 January 1906 – 14 January 2017) was a Chinese linguist and sinologist who is known as the “father of Pinyin,” the official romanization system for Standard Chinese. He developed the system in the 1950s and it was later adopted by the government as the official method for transcribing Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet. It was officially adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1982

14 January: Tribute to Johann Philipp Reis on Death Anniversary

Johann Philipp Reis (7 January 1834 – 14 January 1874) was a self-taught German scientist and inventor. In 1861, he constructed the first make-and-break telephone, today called the Reis telephone. Reis imagined electricity could be propagated through space, as light can, without the aid of a material conductor, and he performed some experiments on the subject. He is credited with building the first telephone.

15 January

15 January: Google Doodle celebrates Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 97th birthday of Indian wrestler, Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (15 January 1926 – 14 August 1984). Khashaba became independent India’s first individual athlete to win an Olympic medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

15 January: Tribute to Sean MacBride

Sean MacBride (26 January 1904 - 15 January 1988), was an Irish statesman. In 1974, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his human rights activism. Life and Career He was born on 26 January 1904, in Paris, France. He studied at the Lycée Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague in Paris....

15 January: Tribute to Isidro Baldenegro López

Isidro Baldenegro López (18 March 1966 – 15 January 2017) was a farmer and community leader of Mexico’s indigenous Tarahumara people in Sierra Madre and an environmental activist who fought against unregulated logging in his region.

15 January: Remembering Molière on Birthday

Molière (15 January 1622– 17 February 1673) was a French playwright, actor, and poet, widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and world literature.

15 January: Remembering Gulzarilal Nanda on his Punya Tithi

Gulzarilal Nanda (4 July 1898 – 15 January 1998), an Indian politician and economist. Early Life and Career Gulzarilal Nanda was born on 4 July 1898, in Punjab, India. During his early years, he lived in Lahore, Amritsar, Agra, and Allahabad. Nanda started his career...

15 January in Indian and World History

15 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 15 January is the birth anniversary of Ashwini Kumar Dutt, Saifuddin Kitchlew, V. S. Ramadevi, and Mayawati Naina Kumari. 15 January is also observed as the death...

15 January: Tribute to Leah Goldberg

Leah Goldberg (29 May 1911 – 15 January 1970) was a prolific Hebrew-language poet, author, playwright, literary translator, and comparative literary researcher. Her writings are considered classics of Israeli literature.

16 January

16 January: Google Doodle celebrates Karima Mokhta’s 89th Birthday

Today’s Doodle celebrates the 89th birthday of Egyptian actress Karima Mokhtar (16 January 1934 – 12 January 2017). The “Mother of Egyptian Cinema” was known for depicting maternal characters with depth and humbleness. She was a prolific entertainer who starred in many films, TV shows, and plays throughout her career.

16 January in Indian and World History

16 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 16 January is the birth anniversary of Guru Har Rai, Kamini Kaushal, Subhash Mukhopadhyay, and Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath. 16 January is also observed as the death...

16 January: Remembering Katy Jurado on Birthday

Katy Jurado (16 January 1924 – 5 July 2002) was a Mexican-American actress who appeared in over 80 films and television shows during her career. She began her acting career in her native Mexico before moving to Hollywood in the 1950s, where she became one of the first Latinx actresses to gain recognition in Hollywood.

16 January: Remembering Dian Fossey on Birthday

Dian Fossey (16 January 1932 –  26 December 1985) was an American zoologist and conservationist who is best known for her extensive study of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. She spent 18 years studying and protecting the gorillas, and her work was instrumental in increasing understanding of the species and raising awareness of their conservation needs.

16 January: Remembering Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

Portrait of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay||Source: wikimedia.org The movie Devdas which was brought to the cinema in 16 versions and brought tears to the audience and touched their mind, heart, and soul of the cinema-goers were fictionalized by the legendary writer...

17 January

17 January: Tribute to Camilo Jose Cela

Camilo Jose Cela (11 May 1916 – 17 January 2002) was a Spanish novelist, poet, story writer, and essayist associated with the Generation of the '36 movement. He won the 1889 Noble Prize in Literature. Life and Career He was born on 11 May 1916, in Galicia, Spain. He...

17 January: Benjamin Franklin Day

Benjamin Franklin Day takes place on 17 January each year as a way of honoring the birthday of one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin. He was born on January 17, 1706, and is known for his contributions to the fields of science,...

17 January in Indian and World History

17 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 17 January is the birth anniversary of Babu Gulabrai, Dattatreya Ramchandra Kaprekar, L.V. Prasad, Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran, and Rangeya Raghav. 17 January is also...

17 January: Remembering Jyoti Basu

Jyoti Basu||Source: commons.wikimedia.org The author of book Mother Teresa, Navin B. Chawla, once recalled his discussion with Jyoti Basu. He asked, “you are a communist, and Mother Teresa is a Catholic nun. She had an unshakeable belief about god and you are a...

17 January: Remembering Konstantin Stanislavski on Birthday

Konstantin Stanislavski (17 January 1863 – 7 August 1938) was a seminal Soviet Russian theatre practitioner. He was widely recognized as an outstanding character actor and the many productions that he directed garnered him a reputation as one of the leading theatre directors of his generation.

17 January: Remembering Dalida on Birthday

Dalida (17 January 1933 – 3 May 1987), also known as Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti, was an Italian-French singer and actress. She sang in eleven languages and sold millions of records internationally.

18 January

18 January: Remembering Yoichiro Nambu on his Birth Anniversary

Yoichiro Nambu (18 January 1921 – 5 July 2015) was a Japanese American physicist and professor at the University of Chicago. In he received the Nobel Prize. Life and Career He was born on 18 January 1921, in Tokyo, Japan. In 1942, he earned his master's degree from...

18 January: Tribute to K. L. Saigal

K. L. Saigal (11 April 1904 – 18 January 1947), was an Indian singer and actor who is considered the first superstar of the Hindi film industry, which was centered in Calcutta (Kolkata) during Saigal’s time.

18 January: Tribute to Saadat Hasan Manto

Saadat Hasan Manto (11 May 1912 – 18 January 1955) was a Pakistani writer, playwright and author born in Ludhiana, who was active in British India and later, after the 1947 partition of India, in Pakistan.

18 January: Remembering Rubén Darío on Birthday

Rubén Darío (18 January 1867 – 6 February 1916) was a Nicaraguan poet who initiated the Spanish-language literary movement known as modernismo (modernism) that flourished at the end of the 19th century. Darío contributed greatly to the development of Spanish-language literature and journalism during the 20th century. 

18 January in Indian and World History

18 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 18 January is the birth anniversary of Mahadev Govind Ranade, Vinod Kambli, and Aparna Popat. 18 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Kundan Lal Sehgal,...

18 January: Tribute to Adolf Butenandt

Adolf Butenandt (24 March 1903 – 18 January 1995) was a German biochemist. In 1939, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Life and Career He was born on 24 March 1903 in Bremen, Germany. In 1927, he graduated from Göttingen University, where he studied under Adolf...

18 January: Remembering John Hume on his Birth Anniversary

John Hume (18 January 1937 – 3 August 2020) was an Irish nationalist politician from Northern Ireland. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998. Life and Career He was born on 18 January 1937, in Derry, Northern Ireland. He attended St Columb's College and St...

18 January: Tribute to Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist. In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Life and Career He was born on 30 December 1865, in Bombay Presidency, British India. He was...

19 January

19 March: Tribute to Louis de Broglie

Louis de Broglie (15 August 1892 – 19 March 1987) was a French physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1929 for his contribution to the development of wave mechanics. Life and Career He was born on 15 August 1892, in Dieppe, France. He initially...

19 January: Tribute to Hidetsugu Yagi

Hidetsugu Yagi (28 January 1886 – 19 January 1976) was a Japanese electrical engineer from Osaka, Japan. When working at Tohoku Imperial University, he wrote several articles that introduced a new antenna designed by his assistant Shintaro Uda to the English-speaking world

19 January in Indian and World History

19 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 19 January is the birth anniversary of Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar, Kaifi Azmi, and Soumitra Chatterjee. 19 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Maharana...

19 January: Remembering Sophie Taeuber-Arp on Birthday

Sophie Taeuber-Arp (19 January 1889 – 13 January 1943) was a Swiss artist, painter, sculptor, and designer. She was a leading figure in the Dada movement, a cultural movement that emerged in the wake of World War I, and was known for her abstract geometric art. Taeuber-Arp also designed textiles, furniture, and stage sets, and was a pioneer in the field of dance notation.

19 January: Remembering Leonid Kantorovich on his Birth Anniversary

Leonid Kantorovich (19 January 1912 – 7 April 1986) was a Russian mathematician and economist. In 1975, he received the Nobel Prize in Economy. Life and Career He was born on 19 January 1912 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire. He joined the Department of Mathematics...

19 January: Remembering Cezanne on Birthday

Paul Cézanne (19 January 1839 – 22 October 1906)  was a French painter and Post-Impressionist artist whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century.

20 January

20 January: Remembering Louay Kayali on Birthday

Louay Kayali  (20 January 1934 – 26 January 1978) was a Syrian modern artist. His powerful portraits convey the strength, resilience, and nobility of everyday folk—bakers, fisherman, and pregnant mothers. 

20 January: Penguin Awareness Day

Each year on January 20, Penguin Awareness Day is observed, and while we certainly appreciate these adorable flightless birds, their declining numbers need more attention. Because their natural habitat is usually far from humans, the rapidly shrinking penguin...

20 January: Remembering Federico Fellini on Birthday

Federico Fellini (20 January 1920 – 31 October 1993) was an Italian filmmaker. He is known for his distinctive style, which blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness. He is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time.

20 January: Remembering Ji Hyeonok on Birthday

Ji Hyeonok (20 January 1961 – 29 April 1999) was a South Korean mountaineer. She is known as the first Korean woman to climb Mount Everest. she climbed several of the tallest mountains in the world, including Denali (Mount McKinley) in 1988, and Mount Everest in 1993, becoming the first Korean woman to do so, Gasherbrum I in 1997 and Gasherbrum II in 1998.

20 January: Remembering Johannes V. Jensen on his Birth Anniversary

Johannes V. Jensen (20 January 1873 – 25 November 1950) was a Danish author, known as one of the great Danish writers of the first half of the 20th century. In 1944, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Life and Career Jensen was born on 20 January 1873, in...

20 January: David Morris Lee an American physicist was born

David Morris Lee (born 20 January 1931) is an American physicist. He received the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics. Life and Career He was born on 20 January 1931, in Rye, New York. In 1952, he graduated from Harvard University. Then, he received a master's degree from the...

20 January: Tribute to Sương Nguyệt Anh

Sương Nguyệt Anh ((8 March 1864 – 20 January 1921) was the first female newspaper editor of the first women’s newspaper in Vietnam. On 1 February 1918, the first issue of Nu Gioi Chung (Women’s Bell) was published.  On 1 February 2023, google doodle celebrated Sương Nguyệt Anh.

20 January in Indian and World History

20 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 20 January is the birth anniversary of Ajit Kumar Doval and Ratan Thiyam. 20 January is so observed as the death anniversary of Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru, Thakkar Bappa,...

21 January

21 January in Indian and World History

21 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 21 January is the birth anniversary of Pratibha Ray. 21 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Rash Bihari Bose, Gyan Chandra Ghosh, Acharya Shivpujan...

21 January: Tribute to Mrinalini Sarabhai

Mrinalini Sarabhai (11 May 1918 – 21 January 2016) was an Indian classical dancer, choreographer and instructor. She was the founder and director of the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, an institute for imparting training in dance, drama, music and puppetry, in the city of Ahmedabad.

21 January in Indian and World History

21 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 21 January is the birth anniversary of Pratibha Ray. 21 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Rash Bihari Bose, Gyan Chandra Ghosh, Acharya Shivpujan...

21 January: Tribute to Camillo Golgi

Camillo Golgi (7 July 1843 – 21 January 1926) was an Italian physician and cytologist. He received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1906. Life and Career Camillo Golgi was born on 7 July 1843, in Corteno, Italy. He graduated from the University of Pavia...

21 January: Remembering Emma Gad on Birthday

Emma Gad (21 January 1852 – 8 January 1921), born Emma Halkier, was a Danish writer and socialite who wrote plays and books that were often satirical. Although she was a prolific writer, many of her works fell into obscurity after her death. 

21 January: Remembering Lola Flores on Birthday

Lola Flores (21 January 1923 – 16 May 1995) was a Spanish actress, bailaora and singer. She was one of the most popular and beloved figures in Spanish entertainment and was known as “La Faraona” (The Pharaoh) due to her striking appearance.

21 January: Grandmother’s Day 2023 (Poland) and its significance

Every year on 21 January, people across Poland take a moment to honor their grandparents. It is a day to honor and appreciate the role of grandmothers in families and society. Some people may choose to give gifts or spend time with their grandmothers on this day to show their appreciation.

21 January: Remembering Konrad Emil Bloch on his Birth Anniversary

Konrad Emil Bloch (21 January 1912 – 15 October 2000) was a German American biochemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1964. Life and Career He was born on 21 January 1912, in Neisse, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire. From 1930 to 1934, he...

22 January

22 January: Remembering Wilbur Scoville on Birthday

Wilbur Scoville ( 22 January 1865 – 10 March 1942) was an American pharmacist best known for creating the “Scoville Organoleptic Test” in 1912, which is used to measure the heat (or “pungency”) of chili peppers and other spicy foods.

22 January: Remembering Sergei Eisenstein on Birthday

Sergei Eisenstein (22 January 1898 – 11 February 1948) was a Soviet film director, screenwriter, film editor, and film theorist. He was a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is widely considered one of the founders of the modern form of cinema.

22 January: Alan Jay Heeger an American physicist was born

Alan Jay Heeger (born 22 January 1936) is an American physicist, and academic. He received the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Life and Career He was born on 22 January 1936, in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. In 1957, he earned a B.S. in physics and mathematics from the...

22 January in Indian and World History

22 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 22 January is the birth anniversary of Thakur Roshan Singh, T.M Krishna, and Tarun Ram Phukan. 22 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Shah Jahan and A....

22 January: Remembering Sohan Singh Bhakna on his Birth Anniversary

Sohan Singh Bhakna (22 January 1870 – 21 December 1968) was a Sikh revolutionary, the founding president of the Ghadar Party, and a leading member of the party involved in the Ghadar Conspiracy of 1915. Early Life Sohan Singh Bhakna was born on 22 January 1870, in...

23 January

23 January: Remembering Gertrude Belle Elion on Birth Anniversary

Gertrude Belle Elion (23 January 1918 – 21 February 1999) was an American biochemist and pharmacologist. She received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1988 along with George H. Hitchings and Sir James. Life and Career She was born on 23 January 1918, in...

23 January: Remembering Luis Alberto Spinetta on Birthday

Luis Alberto Spinetta (23 January 1950 – 8 February 2012) was an Argentine singer, guitarist, composer and poet. One of the most influential rock musicians of Argentina, he is regarded as one of the founders of Argentine rock, considered the first incarnation of Spanish-language rock.

23 January: Remembering Jože Plečnik on Birthday

Jože Plečnik (23 January 1872 – 7 January 1957) was a Slovene architect who had a major impact on the modern architecture of Vienna, Prague and of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, most notably by designing the iconic Triple Bridge and the Slovene National and University Library building.

23 January: Remembering Ed Roberts on Birthday

Ed Roberts (23 January 1939 – 14 March 1995) was an American activist. He was the first wheelchair user to attend the University of California, Berkeley. He was a pioneering leader of the disability rights movement.

23 January in Indian and World History

23 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 23 January is the birth anniversary of Veer Surendra Sai, Subhash Chandra Bose, Balasaheb Keshav Thackeray, and Achal Kumar Jyoti.

23 January: Remembering Andrija Mohorovičić on Birthday

Andrija Mohorovičić (23 January 1857 – 18 December 1936) was a Croatian meteorologist and seismologist who is best known for his discovery of the Mohorovičić discontinuity, also known as the Moho. The Moho is a boundary that separates the Earth’s crust from the mantle, and it was first identified by Mohorovičić in 1909.

23 January: Remembering Hideki Yukawa on Birth Anniversary

Hideki Yukawa (23 January 1907 – 8 September 1981) was a Japanese theoretical physicist. He received the Nobel Prize in 1949. Life and Career He was born on 23 January 1907, in Tokyo, Japan. He got his formal education in Kyoto and called it home. Yukawa was enrolled...

23 January: Remembering William Arthur Lewis on Birth Anniversary

William Arthur Lewis (23 January 1915 – 15 June 1991) was an economist and the James Madison Professor of Political Economy at Princeton University. Life and Career He was born on 23 January 1915 in Castries, Saint Lucia, British Windward Islands. Lewis got a...

23 January: Remembering Django Reinhard on Birthday

Django Reinhard (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a Romani-Belgian jazz guitarist and composer. He was one of the first major jazz talents to emerge in Europe and has been hailed as one of its most significant exponents.

23 January: Tribute to Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer and composer who was described as “the father of South African jazz”.

24 January

24 January: Remembering Ruth Asawa on Birthday

Ruth Asawa (24 January 1926 – 5 August 2013) was an American modernist sculptor. Her work is featured in collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

24 January in Indian and World History

24 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 24 January is the birth anniversary of Pulin Behari Das, Karpoori Thakur, and Subhash Ghai. 24 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Homi Jehangir...

24 January: Remembering Dan Shechtman on Birth Anniversary

Dan Shechtman (born 24 January 1941) is an Israeli scientist. He received the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals. Life and Career He was born on 24 January 1941, in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 1966, he got his BSc degree from Technion - Israel...

25 January

25 January: Google Doodle celebrates Adelaide Cabete Birthday

Adelaide Cabete was a Portuguese feminist, humanitarian, physician, and activist who tirelessly fought for women’s rights and equality in the 20th century. She was also the founder and president of the Conselho Nacional das Mulheres Portuguesas (The National Council of Portuguese Women).

25 January: Tribute to Frank Soo

Frank Soo (8 March 1914 – 25 January 1991) was a pioneering British footballer of Chinese descent who played for Stoke City, Chelsea, and England during the mid-20th century. He was the first person of Asian descent to represent England at football.

25 January: Remembering Ilya Prigogine on Birth Anniversary

Ilya Romanovich Prigogine (25 January 1917 – 28 May 2003) was a physical chemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Life and Career He was born on 25 January 1917, in Moscow, Russian Empire. He was interested in music, history, and archaeology as a kid. He...

25 January: National Tourism Day

On January 25, National Tourism Day is celebrated every year to recognize and raise awareness about the importance of tourism for the Indian economy and to honor India's natural beauty. Tourism plays an important role in the economy of the country, so this day is...

25 January: Remembering Tom Jobim on Birthday

Tom Jobim (25 January 1927 – 8 December 1994) was a Brazilian composer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter, arranger, and singer. Considered one of the great exponents of Brazilian music.

25 January: Remembering Giorgio Gaber on Birthday

Giorgio Gaber (25 January 1939 – 1 January 2003 was an Italian singer, composer, actor, and playwright. He was also an accomplished guitar player and author of one of the first rock songs in Italian.

25 January: Remembering Juraj Jánošík on Birthday

Juraj Jánošík (25 January 1688 — 17 March 1713) was a Slovak highwayman. Jánošík has been the main character of many Slovak novels, poems, and films.  He was also known as Jurko the Robber or “The Slovak Robin Hood”

25 January in Indian and World History

25 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 25 January is the birth anniversary of Michael Madhusudan Dutt and Rajendra Awasthi. 25 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Nalini Ranjan Sarkar,...

26 January

27 March: Remembering Otto Wallach on Birthday

Otto Wallach (27 March 1847 – 26 February 1931) was a German chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1910 for his pioneering work in the field of terpenes. Life and Career He was born on 27 March 1847, in Konigsberg, Prussia. He then went on to study...

26 January: Remembering Soad Hosny on Birthday

Soad Hosny (26 January 1943 – 21 June 2001)) was an Egyptian actress. She was known as the “Cinderella of Egyptian cinema” and one of the most influential actresses in the Middle East and the Arab world.

26 January: Remembering Wilder Penfield on Birthday

Wilder Penfield (26 January 1891 – 5 April 1976) was an American-Canadian neurosurgeon. He expanded brain surgery’s methods and techniques, including mapping the functions of various regions of the brain.

26 January in Indian and World History

26 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 26 January is the birth anniversary of Rani Gaidinliu, Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, and Anil Ganguly. 26 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Manvendra Nath...

26 January: Remembering Katarzyna Kobro on Birthday

Katarzyna Kobro (26 January 1898 – 21 February 1951) was a Polish avant-garde sculptor and a prominent representative of the Constructivist movement in Poland. A pioneer of innovative multi-dimensional abstract sculpture.

26 January: Remembering Polykarp Kusch on Birthday

Polykarp Kusch (26 January 1911 – 20 March 1993) was a German American physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1955. Life and Career He was born on 26 January 1911, in Germany. He received his early education in Germany before he moved to the United...

26 January: Tribute to Louay Kayali

Louay Kayali  (20 January 1934 – 26 January 1978) was a Syrian modern artist. His powerful portraits convey the strength, resilience, and nobility of everyday folk—bakers, fisherman, and pregnant mothers. 

26 January: Australia Day 2023 and Its Significance

Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia, celebrated annually on 26 January. The day is marked by celebrations and events throughout the country, including citizenship ceremonies, parades, and fireworks.

27 January

27 January: Remembering Eugène Viollet-le-Duc on Birthday

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (27 January 1814 – 17 September 1879) Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was a French architect and theorist who lived in the 19th century. He is best known for his work on the restoration of medieval buildings, particularly Gothic cathedrals. He believed in the idea of “restauration,” which involved not only repairing and preserving historical buildings, but also making modifications and additions to them in order to make them usable for modern purposes.

27 January in Indian and World History

27 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 27 January is the birth anniversary of Hamid Ali Khan, Pandit Sitaram Chaturvedi, and Radhabinod Pal. 27 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Nasiruddin...

27 January: Remembering Arkhip Kuindzhi on Birthday

Arkhip Kuindzhi (27 January 1842 – 24 July 1910) was a Russian Imperial landscape painter of Pontic Greek descent from the area of Mariupol (modern-day South Ukraine) active in the Russian Empire, especially in St. Petersburg. Kuindzhi was one of the best friends of Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleev with whom he collaborated on color studies.

27 January: Remembering Beatrice Tinsley on Birthday

Beatrice Tinsley  (27 January 1941 – 23 March 1981) was a British-born New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist and professor of astronomy at Yale University, whose research made fundamental contributions to the astronomical understanding of how galaxies evolve, grow and die.

28 January

28 January: Tribute to William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet, dramatist, writer, and one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. He received the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature. Life and Career He was born on 13 June 1865 in Dublin,...

28 January: Remembering Luz Jiménez on Birthday

Luz Jiménez (28 January 1897 – 11 August 1956) was an Indigenous Mexican model and Nahuatl-language linguistic informant, Luz Jiménez. Known as la mujer más pintada de México (the most painted woman of Mexico), Luz is depicted in countless works by Mexican artists of the early 20th century.

28 January in Indian and World History 

28 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 28 January is the birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, Rajendra Keshavlal Shah, Vidyanivas Mishra, and Pandit Jasraj, 28 January is also...

28 January: Remembering Jackson Pollock on Birthday

Jackson Pollock (28 January 1912 –  11 August 1956) was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was widely noticed for his “drip technique” of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface, enabling him to view and paint his canvases from all angles

28 January: Remembering Hidetsugu Yagi on Birthday

Hidetsugu Yagi (28 January 1886 – 19 January 1976) was a Japanese electrical engineer from Osaka, Japan. When working at Tohoku Imperial University, he wrote several articles that introduced a new antenna designed by his assistant Shintaro Uda to the English-speaking world

28 January: Celebrating Largest Snowflake

Image Courtesy: Google Doodle The largest snowflake ever recorded was reported to have fallen in Fort Keogh, Montana, on 28 January 1887. According to reports, the snowflake measured 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. It is said to have been witnessed by a cowboy...

28 January: Remembering Jim Wong-Chu on Birthday

Jim Wong-Chu (28 January 1949 – 11 July 2017) was a Canadian activist, community organizer, poet, author, editor, and historian. Wong-Chu is one of Canada’s most celebrated literary pioneers. He also co-edited several anthologies featuring Asian Canadian writers.

28 January: Tribute to Zora Neale Hurston on Death Anniversary

Zora Neale Hurston (7 January 1891 – 28 January 1960) was an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She portrayed racial struggles in the early-1900s American South. The most popular of her four novels is Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937. She also wrote more than 50 short stories, plays, and essays.

29 January

29 January: Remembering Teresa Teng on Birthday

Teresa Teng (29 January 1953 – 8 May 1995) was a Chinese pop singer from Taiwan who was active from the 1970s to the 1990s. She was known for her clear and powerful vocals, as well as her ability to sing in various languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and English.

29 January: Remembering Brenda Lee on Birthday

Brenda Lee (29 January 1948 – 28 May 1996) was a Brazilian transgender LGBT rights activist. Brenda was considered as supportive and aimed to help everyone, sick or not, who were discriminated against by society.

29 January: Tribute to Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin (6 June 1799– 10 February 1837) was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.

29 January in Indian and World History

29 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 29 January is the birth anniversary of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. 29 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Maharana Pratap, Piloo Mody, and Sarla...

29 January: Remembering Anton Chekhov on Birthday

Anton Chekhov (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short-story writer who lived during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is considered one of the greatest playwrights in the history of Western drama, and his plays are still widely performed today. He is also considered a master of the short story form.

30 January

30 January: Tribute to Hisaye Yamamoto

Hisaye Yamamoto (23 August 1921 – 30 January 2011) was an American author known for the short story collection Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories, first published in 1988

30 January: Martyr’s Day

India observes Martyr's Day or Shaheed Diwas on several dates. Three brave freedom fighters, Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar, were hanged by the British on March 23. In honor of Mahatma Gandhi, January 30th is Martyrs' Day or Shaheed Diwas. It is...

30 January in Indian and World History

30 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 30 January is the birth anniversary of Jaishankar Prasad, Chidambaram Subramaniam, and Amrita Sher-Gil. 30 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Mahatma...

30 January: Remembering Max Theiler on Birth Anniversary

Max Theiler (30 January 1899 – 11 August 1972) was a South African American virologist and physician. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1951. Life and Career He was born on 30 January 1899, in South Africa. He attended the Pretoria Boys High School....

30 January: Remembering Amrita Sher-Gil on Birthday

Amrita Sher-Gil (30 January 1913 – 5 December 1941) a Hungarian-Indian painter. She has been called “one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century” and a pioneer in modern Indian art. Drawn to painting from an early age, Sher-Gil started formal lessons at the age of eight. She first gained recognition at the age of 19, for her oil painting Young Girls (1932) (shown below). Sher-Gil depicted everyday life of the people in her paintings..

30 January: Remembering Mahatma Gandhi on his Punya Tithi

Mahatma Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian politician, lawyer, social activist, and writer who led India's nationalist movement. He was also known as the father of the country. Every year the country celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, on his birthday....

31 January

31 January: Remembering Alva Myrdal on Birth Anniversary

Alva Myrdal (31 January 1902 – 1 February 1986) was a Swedish sociologist, diplomat, and politician. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. Life and Career She was born on 31 January 1902, in Uppsala, Sweden. In 1924, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from...

31 January in Indian and World History

31 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 31 January is the birth anniversary of Major Somnath Sharma, Rajesh Vivek Upadhyay, and Preity Zinta. 31 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Krishna...

31 January: Tribute to Ragnar Frisch

Ragnar Frisch (3 March 1895 – 31 January 1973) was a Norwegian economist and statistician. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1969, along with Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen, for their contributions to the development of econometrics. Life...