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• Kevin Costner is 64

• Comedian Dave Attell is 54

• Jesse L. Martin (The Flash, Law and Order) is 50

• Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) is 39

• Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale) is 31


• 1964: Plans were revealed for the World Trade Center in New York City.

• 1993: For the first time the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was officially observed in all 50 United States states.

• 1996: Australian scientists who claimed to have contacted life on other planets stumbled on the real source of the signals — a microwave oven in the kitchen of their laboratory.

• 1996: After 20 months of marriage Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.

• 2008: In Berlin, Germany, a burglar broke into an apartment to rob it. But when he got inside he found something completely unexpected — a body. The burglar called police from within the apartment, hung up and left. Officers discovered the 64-year-old resident dead in his bedroom. The man had passed away two weeks earlier.


• Bean Day

• Fetish Day

• Pooh (Winnie The) Day

• Thesaurus Day

• Gourmet Coffee Day


• January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
• January 21: Blue Monday
• January 22: Oscar nominations
• January 27: SAG Awards
• February 2: Groundhog Day
• February 3: Super Bowl
• February 14: Valentine’s Day (Thursday)
• February 18: Presidents Day
• February 24: Academy Awards



• Dolly Parton is 73. Paula Deen is 72. Katey Sagal is 65. Paul Rodriguez is 64. Shawn Wayans is 48. Drea de Matteo is 47. Jodie Sweetin is 37.

• Popcorn Day. World Day of Migrants and Refugees.


• David Lynch is 73. Paul Stanley is 67. Bill Maher is 63. Lorenzo Lamas is 61. James Denton is 56. Country singer John Michael Montgomery is 54. Rainn Wilson is 53. Skeet Ulrich is 49. Country singer Brantley Gilbert is 34.

• Cheese Lovers Day. Disc Jockey Day. Penguin Awareness Day. World Snow Day.


24,812: Subway locations in the U.S.


The NFC and AFC Championships take place this weekend. [The winners take one step closer toward eating hamberders at the White House.]

Bob Costas is leaving NBC. [But, unlike Matt Lauer, he’s leaving with his pants on.]

To save the planet a new report by a panel of experts says that we need to drastically cut our consumption of red meat in favor of plant-based foods such as beans. It will make help keep earth’s climate from getting much warmer. [So earth will be a cooler placer, but much smellier.]

Two men were caught at Nashville International Airport with 159 pounds of marijuana stuffed into four oversized bags. [That’s a no-no. You have to pay extra for oversized bags.]

Louisville is renaming its airport after Muhammad Ali. [It’s interesting that they would name an airport after someone who was known for how fast he moved.]

Ninety-seven-year-old Prince Phillip overturned his Range Rover. [Police officers said they could smell Metamucil on his breath.]

A group of nuns in an Alpine monastery in Austria have been cut off from the world for days due to a heavy snowfall. But they are telling rescuers not to try to reach them because they have enough food and water to ride out the storm. [I don’t blame them. If I were cut off from the world the way it is today, I wouldn’t be anxious to rejoin either.]

A man and his buddies were kicked off a cruise ship after pulling a stunt with him jumping into the water from the 11th deck. [I guess not everyone is into shuffleboard.]

Have you seen that video of two women twerking on top of a moving vehicle going down the highway in Missouri? [The most interesting thing about the video is that it’s 2019, and twerking is just now reaching Missouri.]

A police department in Pennsylvania is looking for volunteers to get drunk to help the cops with a training exercise. [I’ll bet it’s easier than finding people for jury duty.]


AMERICANS WANT FINANCIAL LITERACY TO BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL _ As if schools don’t have enough to do to help children grow into successful, productive adults…. According to a survey 84% of Americans think schools should step up and teach kids about managing money and filing taxes.

HERE’S HOW MUCH NFL FANS THINK ABOUT THEIR TEAMS _ The average NFL fan spends 46 hours a month thinking, talking, or reading about their favorite NFL team. And one in four NFL fans have skipped out on big life events to watch their team play, including birthday parties, holidays, church, and their anniversary.

POLICE SEEK VOLUNTEERS TO GET DRUNK FOR TRAINING EXERCISE _ A Pennsylvania police department is seeking volunteers to get drunk as part of a DUI training exercise. The Kutztown Police Department said in a Facebook post it is seeking three volunteers to help with a training event designed to teach officers how to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests during suspected DUI incidents. The department said “alcohol will be provided however you will not receive any compensation for your time.” The Facebook post said volunteers should be between the ages of 25 and 40, have a clean criminal history and “be willing to drink hard liquor to the point of inebriation.”

ROAD TRIP FLAT TIRE LEADS TO $50,000 POWERBALL PRIZE _ Richard and Randi Laufer were traveling from Washington, D.C. to their home in Long Island, New York, when they ended up temporarily stranded at a Maryland travel plaza with a flat tire. While waiting for service they bought a $2 quick-pick Powerball ticket. This happened back in October. Richard put the ticket in his wallet until earlier this month when he finally checked it — and that’s when he realized they won $50,000.

1,000 PEOPLE OF DANCE _ In 2014, Matt Bray posted a video he called 100 Days of Dance in which he learned the Napoleon Dynamite dance in 100 days. The next year he shared a video titled 100 Places of Dance, in which he danced in 100 different locations. Bray has been busy since then. He’s traveled the world to dance with people — at least a thousand of them. Bray says the video is “literally just me flying to a country by myself, walking up to strangers in a cool spot I wanted to film at, and asking them if they would be willing to dance with me.” • VIDEO

WOMEN LESS ABLE TO RESIST FAVORITE FOODS _ Research shows that when faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger. In a study, participants were quizzed about their favorite foods, which ranged from pizza to cinnamon buns to burgers to chocolate cake, and then were asked to fast overnight. The next day they underwent brain scans while being presented with their favorite foods. In addition, they used a technique called cognitive inhibition, which they had been taught, to suppress thoughts of hunger and eating. While both men and women said the inhibition technique decreased their hunger, the brain scans showed that men’s brain activity actually decreased, while the part of women’s brains that responds to food remained active.

BEING SICK OF WORK IS REAL _ Being “sick of work” is a common complaint from those who’ve reached their frustration limit on any given day. For some people the phrase can be literally true. A study in the Netherlands found between 10 percent and 14 percent of previously healthy employees suffered work-related fatigue through the course of a year. The researcher describes it as prolonged fatigue. Signs and symptoms of this prolonged fatigue include a reduction in a person’s concentration, motivation and physical activity. This study also looked into causes of prolonged fatigue in workers. Researchers found that a lack of freedom to organize their own work and lack of support from colleagues almost doubled a worker’s risk.

MOST STUF OREOS ARE HERE _ For its latest creation, Oreo isn’t changing a thing about the cookie’s signature sweet flavor. Though the brand has recently experimented with many flavors including chocolate peanut butter pie, strawberry shortcake, and rocky road, Oreo’s latest release is all about the same classic cookie … in a very different size. Most Stuf Oreos started hitting shelves at the start of the year, and they make the brand’s Double Stuf and Mega Stuf Oreos look like child’s play. This supersized version makes it feel like you’re holding a mini ice cream sandwich. • IMAGE

M&M’S INTERNATIONALLY-INSPIRED FLAVORS _ It’s confirmed: Internationally-inspired M&M’s are coming, and they’ll be available soon. Beginning January 28, you’ll be able to buy three new limited-edition peanut M&M flavors: Mexican Jalapeño Peanut, Thai Coconut Peanut, and English Toffee Peanut.

… After you try the new flavors, you can cast your vote for which one you’d like to stick around.

NEARLY HALF OF AMERICANS DON’T KNOW THEIR OWN BLOOD TYPE _ If you know your blood type, you’re better off than nearly half of Americans. Of the 1,004 adults in the U.S. who answered a recent survey, only 57 percent said they knew whether they have type A, B, AB, or O blood. By comparison, 74 percent of respondents remembered their lengthy Wi-Fi password, and 75 percent knew how much money was in their bank account.

FB icon  Try this on Facebook: “Over half of us don’t know our blood type. If you don’t know make something up. Mine is Mountain Dew.”

NEW MOM CALLS 911, FIREFIGHTERS FEED BABY, SHOVEL DRIVEWAY _ Kansas mom Jessica Giffin forced her wedding ring on her finger Tuesday morning after not being able to wear it during her pregnancy. Then her finger started to swell and turn blue. With her newborn in her arms she started to panic and decided to call 911. The fire department showed up quickly and went to work on her ring. While they were working, her son woke up. Giffin mentioned her son needed to eat, and the next thing she knew, the firefighters were taking care of it, giving Giffin his bottle and burping him. Other firefighters let her dogs out for her and insisted on shoveling her driveway and patio.

AMERICANS DON’T EAT FRUITS & VEGGIES _ Well all know that Americans don’t eat their fruits and veggies, but data from the USDA lets us count the ways. According to figures that compare actual grocery spending with what the government recommends over an eight-year period, we’re buying a fraction of green vegetables, legumes and whole fruits than what’s suggested. Instead, we buy way more juice, frozen dinners and candy.

ELDERLY WOMAN’S WEDDING RING RECOVERED AT PAWN SHOP _ An elderly woman’s treasured wedding rings have been found after she says they was stolen off her finger while she was sleeping at an Oklahoma City nursing home. The woman’s daughter says the thief took her mom’s wedding while she slept the Sunday after Thanksgiving. She says the rings were pawned for $475. The rings, worth about $30,000, were recovered.

ARE YOU USING THE TREADMILL CORRECTLY? _ If you’re one of the many who are crowding the health clubs and treadmills this time of year, let’s make sure you’re using those machines the right way. If you’re concerned about properly using a treadmill, look to your hands the next time you’re on the machine. Are you holding onto the handrails so hard that your knuckles are turning white? It may be a sign to slow down your pace, since you could be forcing your body into an uncomfortable position, potentially straining your muscles.

… A death grip on cardio machines like treadmills and stair-climbers also burns fewer calories because your legs don’t have to work as hard when you lean on the machine. To ensure proper form, you should be able to stand tall on a treadmill and pump your arms. If you feel you need to hold on to other cardio machines, as long as you’re maintaining good posture — centered body, head up, relaxed shoulders — you should be okay.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: SOME TRAINS IN JAPAN BARK LIKE DOGS TO SCARE AWAY DEER _ In Japan, growing deer populations are causing friction on the railways. The number of deer hit by trains each year is increasing, so Japan’s Railway Technical Research Institute has come up with a novel idea for curbing the problem. Researchers there are using the sound of barking dogs to scare deer away from danger zones when trains are approaching, preventing train damage, delays, and of course, deer carnage. It’s not your standard horn. In tests, Japanese researchers attached speakers that blare out a combination of sounds designed specifically to ward off deer. First, the recording captures the animals’ attention by playing a snorting sound that deer use as an “alarm call” to warn others of danger. Then, the sound of howling dogs drives the deer away from the tracks so the train can pass.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN TO HOST VIGIL FOR LITTLE CAESARS AUDIO  The Kmart in Spokane, Washington, is closing and with it is the Little Caesars Pizza inside. But one man doesn’t want to lose his Hot-N-Ready pizza. Eric Hennies launched a campaign on Facebook to save the pizza franchise. He’s hoping the owners will move it to a new location. Hennies is also leading what he calls a “21-day Pizza Salute” in honor of the store, and he’ll host a candlelight vigil on it’s last day in business.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: FLORIDA MAN PEEPED INTO THE WRONG WINDOW _ Tony Beckham was leaving for work Monday morning when he spotted a man looking into a window of his house in Wellington, Florida. That window led to his 14-year-old daughter’s room, in which she was dressing for school. Beckham, a former cornerback for the Tennessee Titans, chased after the man and tackled him to the ground. He held him there until deputies arrived. The peeper was taken to a hospital for treatment of facial fractures, then was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: NAKED LADY IN MERCEDES _ In Florida (Vero Beach) a sheriff’s deputy heard screams from a home. Then he heard a vehicle turn on. The garage door opened, and the deputy saw reverse lights activate on a white Mercedes. Then the deputy saw a “completely naked female” in the driver seat. When he stopped the car the naked lady smelled of booze and an alcohol bottle was near the driver side door. She was arrested on a DUI charge.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DRIVER WHO TRIED TO KILL SNOWMAN HITS STUMP _ A driver in Kentucky got a rude awakening after they seemingly tried to run over a snowman — only to hit the tree stump underneath. Cody Lutz built the snowman over the weekend with family (in Petersburg). The trio used a tree stump as the base for Frosty, and covered the exposed bark with snow. When Lutz returned home from work on Monday, he spotted tire tracks stretching throughout his yard to the base of the snowman Someone apparently tried to run over the 9-foot-tall snowman before hitting the tree.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: ROBBER HIDES IN RUG _ In Poland a man had robbed an electronics store. He made it back home but got tipped off that the cops were coming to his aunt’s apartment, where he was staying, to look for him. It was then that he came up with his master plan to roll himself up in a large rug and prop himself up against a wall on an outside balcony. The cops searched the place for an hour finding him. Then, one of the cops went out on the balcony for a smoke. And that’s when he noticed that rolled up carpet was trembling.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: ASSAULT WITH A BAGEL _ A woman in Germany was charged with assault after hitting a man in the head with a bagel. They couple had been arguing over the correct way to slice a bagel.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN PROVES HIS CAR WAS TOO SLOW TO SPEED _ A driver in England prosecuted for driving at 98 miles per hour escaped a driving ban after proving that his 14-year-old car has a top speed of 85. When told he’d been going nearly 100, he contested the accusation in court and was then challenged to ‘prove it’. So he paid $900 for an independent driving expert to take the car on a two-mile test circuit at top speed. The results showed that even when driven flat out the car could only do 85.4 mph.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN DIES AT OFFICE, NO ONE NOTICED _ A tax office official in Finland who died at his desk went unnoticed by up to 30 colleagues for two days. In their defense, the head of personnel at the office said the man’s closest colleagues had been out at meetings when he died.



MACGYVER (8p ET, CBS) — New. MacGyver takes Riley and Bozer into the wilderness for a weekend of survival training, but things take a turn when they run into a violent group of criminals.

THE BLACKLIST (9p ET, NBC) — New. Liz and the task force track two pawnbrokers fronting large quantities of cash to criminal enterprises.

HAWAII FIVE O (9p ET, CBS) — New. Adam, Junior and Tani travel to a remote underwater lab after a murder, and the killer may still be on board.

HELL’S KITCHEN (9p ET, FOX) — New. The six remaining chefs must go through three extensive challenges.

BLUE BLOODS (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat

DATELINE (10p ET, NBC) — New

HOWIE MANDEL PRESENTS HOWIE MANDEL AT THE HOWIE MANDEL COMEDY CLUB (10p ET, Showtime) — Howie takes the stage at the comedy club that bears his name in Atlantic City for his first stand up comedy special in over 20 years.

SEASON PREMIERE: GRACE AND FRANKIE (Netflix) — Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are back for Season 5, which picks up with the two in search of a new home after leaving their retirement community.


IO (Netflix) — Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) stars in this new sci-fi thriller. The title refers to Jupiter’s moon Io, where most of humanity has fled after an event that left Earth unlivable. Now Sam (Qualley), a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, must decide if she will stay or go as the final shuttle gets ready to leave Earth. Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Infinity War) and Danny Huston also star.

SEASON PREMIERE: CARMEN SAN DIEGO (Netflix) — Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) is the voice of the globe-trotting super-thief in this animated take on the classic educational series.

CLOSE (Netflix) — Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) stars in this new action thriller as a counter-terrorism expert who takes on the job of protecting a young and rich heiress. After an attempted abduction, the two are forced to go on the run.

FYRE (Netflix) — This new documentary tells the story of the star-studded 2016 music festival in the Bahamas that went disastrously wrong.


SERIES PREMIERE: ESCAPING THE MADHOUSE: THE NELLIE BLY STORY (8p ET, Lifetime) — Christina Ricci stars in this new historical drama as the crusading 19th-century investigative journalist who went undercover to expose harsh conditions at a women’s insane asylum.

SERIES PREMIERE: DYNASTIES (9p ET, BBC America, AMC, IFC, Sundance TV) — World-renowned naturalist David Attenborough (Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II) presents this new series that follows five of the world’s most highly endangered species: lions, chimps, tigers, painted wolves and emperor penguins.

BREXIT (9p ET, HBO) — Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this new docudrama as the political strategist tasked with selling the notion of leaving the European Union to the British public. The result of the Brexit referendum in summer 2016 caused a political earthquake that is still causing aftershocks. Britain is still in the messy process of leaving the E.U. Rory Kinnear also stars.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (11:30p ET, NBC) — SNL is back with new episodes. Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) hosts, with musical guest Greta Van Fleet.


NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (3p ET, FOX) — The Los Angeles Rams take on the Saints in New Orleans for a shot at the Super Bowl.

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (6:40p ET, CBS) — The New England Patriots are in Kansas City to play the Chiefs for a spot in the Super Bowl.

SHARK TANK (9p ET, ABC) — New. Products featured include a boutique shave club for women and cat furniture.

SHAMELESS (9p ET, Showtime) — New episodes return

MAGNUM P.I. (10p ET, CBS) — New. Magnum and every other private investigator and bounty hunter on Oahu try to track down a man accused of murder.

SERIES PREMIERE: BLACK MONDAY (10p ET, Showtime) — Don Cheadle stars in this comedy about the stock market crash on October 19, 1987; aka Black Monday. It is unknown what caused the crash. This fictional story is about how a group of outsiders took on the old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system.


IN THEATERS TODAY _ The reviews have been less than stellar, but Glass is still expected to make at least $60 million this weekend.

… Opening next weekend: Serenity (R); The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

BIRD BOX IS A $750 MILLION BLOCKBUSTER _ If Bird Box had been released to theaters, by now it would have made over $750 million. Netflix 80 million of its subscribers have now watched the movie, which translates into three-quarters of a billion dollars had those people bought regular priced tickets at their local cinema.

NETFLIX HAS NO PLANS TO CUT ‘BIRD BOX’ SCENE DESPITE OUTCRY _ Netflix’s post-apocalyptic survival film Bird Box is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in a Quebec town (Lac-Megantic) when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, came off the tracks and exploded into a massive ball of fire, killing 47 people. Netflix licensed the footage of the disaster from a stock image seller and used it in Bird Box in an early TV news montage to set up its premise. In a statement to The Associated Press, the stock image company (Pond 5) said the footage “was taken out of context” and the company wanted to “sincerely apologize.” A Netflix spokesman said tat it wasn’t planning to cut the footage from Bird Box.

NETFLIX HAS ALMOST 140 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS _ Netflix added nearly nine million new paying subscribers during the final three months of 2018, bringing the streaming service’s global subscriber count to 139 million.

THE KOMINSKY METHOD GETS SEASON 2 RENEWAL AT NETFLIX _ If you’ve been paying attention to the awards circuit over the past few months, you’ve probably noticed that one Netflix show keeps popping up again and again: The Kominsky Method, which stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. The series hails from creator Chuck Lorre, the guy behind Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, and Netflix said Thursday it will get a second season.

… The Kominsky Method stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin.

JIMMY KIMMEL TO MARK TRUMP’S MID-PRESIDENCY WITH ‘TRIBUTE’ SPECIAL _ As Donald Trump hits the end of his second year in office, Jimmy Kimmel will mark the occasion with a new special this Monday. Jimmy Kimmel Live Intermission Accomplished: A Halftime Tribute to Trump will air in Kimmel’s normal time slot, 11:35 PM ET. The special will be produced as a throwback parody of the Bob Hope variety shows of the 1970s and 1980s.

… Guests scheduled to appear include Will Arnett, Paul Scheer, Alyssa Milano, Fred Willard, Fred Armisen, Jake Johnson and Anthony Atamanuik. Atamanuik is known for his Trump impression.

RYAN REYNOLDS WISHES ‘EX-GIRLFRIEND’ BETTY WHITE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY _ Ryan Reynolds made Betty White feel special on her 97th birthday. The actor wished his The Proposal costar a happy birthday on Thursday with a funny and sweet message on Instagram: “I don’t usually wish ex-girlfriends Happy Birthday. But Betty’s special. Happy Birthday to the one and only, @bettymwhite”

GLADYS KNIGHT TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT SUPER BOWL _ Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem before Super Bowl 53 two weeks from Sunday.

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 HAS A TRAILER _ John Wick: Chapter 3 has its first trailer, Keanu Reeves is back and the movie comes out in May. • VIDEO

MEGYN KELLY SELECTED FOR JURY DUTY _ Though her stint at NBC didn’t end too well, Megyn Kelly is still making light of a crummy situation. Currently, Kelly remains jobless after leaving her stint on the third hour of the Today Show under less than ideal circumstances. But rather than sulk about her current state of affairs, Kelly recently took to her Twitter account to poke fun at the fact that she is unemployed. She wrote: “About to begin jury duty this morning. Slightly concerned about the effectiveness of the ‘I’m far too busy’ excuse this time.”


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• LITTLE CAESARS: The Kmart in Spokane, Washington, is closing and with it is the Little Caesars Pizza inside. But one man doesn’t want to lose his Hot-N-Ready pizza. Eric Hennies launched a campaign on Facebook to save the pizza franchise. He’s hoping the owners will move it to a new location. Hennies is also leading what he calls a “21-day Pizza Salute” in honor of the store, and he’ll host a candlelight vigil on it’s last day in business.

… Best part of the guy’s audio: “Pizza’s special because it’s the only thing that tastes like pizza.”

• MYSTERY VOICE: Stephen King.



A listener to the (Your Show) has some new ideas about how the life cycle should work. She says, “The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A death. What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party. You get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating.”


If you were born January 20 to February 18, you’re an Aquarius.

• Your colors are light blue and silver

• Your best day is Saturday

• Your luck numbers are 4, 7, 11, 22, 29

• Your strengths: Progressive, original, independent, humanitarian

• Your weaknesses: Runs from emotional expression, temperamental, uncompromising, aloof

• You like: Fun with friends, helping others, fighting for causes, intellectual conversation, a good listener

• You dislike: Limitations, broken promises, being lonely, dull or boring situations, people who disagree with them


TRIVIA: On average, Americans throw away 20,000 of these a day. (Televisions)

TRIVIA: 70% of parents think it’s easy to do this but 80% do it incorrectly. (Install a child car seat)

TRIVIA: TV history was made in May of 1987 when something was shown in a TV commercial that hadn’t been shown before. (TV networks began airing commercials showing women wearing bras. Prior to this, torso mannequins were usually used, or female models could don brassieres provided the undergarments were worn on top of the models’ clothing.)

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• Geena Davis is 63

• Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) of the Spice Girls is 43

• Luke Grimes (Fifty Shades) is 35


• 1908: The New York City council passed an ordinance that made it illegal for women to smoke in public.

• 1915: The first Kiwanis Club was founded, in Detroit.

• 1977: President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.

• 1994: A jury in Manassas, Virginia, acquitted Lorena Bobbitt by reason of temporary insanity of maliciously wounding her husband, John, whom she’d accused of sexually assaulting her.

• 2005: The Northumbria police force in England became the first in that country to issue boots to police dogs to protect their feet. The cops said it’s great for taking the dogs to investigate places with broken glass on the floor.

• 2009: In Colorado, a woman escaped serious injury and refused medical treatment after a cow knocked her off her bicycle and walked on her legs. The cow had left the area by the time rangers arrived.


• International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week

• Clean Out Your Inbox Week

• Healthy Weight Week

• Hunt For Happiness Week

• Handwriting Analysis Week

• Sugar Awareness Week

• No Name Calling Week

• Granola Bar Day

• New England Clam Chowder Day

• Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (observed)

• Hugging Day

• Squirrel Appreciation Day


• January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
• January 21: Blue Monday
• January 22: Oscar nominations
• January 27: SAG Awards
• February 2: Groundhog Day
• February 3: Super Bowl
• February 14: Valentine’s Day (Thursday)
• February 18: Presidents Day
• February 24: Academy Awards