On This Day: January 01st
This is 1st day of the year and 365 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—4 Tevet 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 7th day of the 12th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The ball signifying the New Year was dropped for the first time at Times Square in New York City.
1735–1818, American patriot
J. Edgar Hooverdirector of FBI
J. D. Salingerwriter
Lorenzo de' Medicimerchant prince
Huldreich ZwingliProtestant reformer
Pierre de Coubertinfather of the Modern Olympic Games
Return to perpetual calendar
Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.