January 5th Special Days - Featuring 33+ Clown Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, January 04, 2020 | 0 comments
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Image: Bozo's Circus 1968 | WGN-TV [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

January 5th is... Bozo the Clown's Birthday (1959), National Bird Day, National Keto Day, National Screenwriters Day, National Whipped Cream Day (1914), American Divorce Day (1643), First Woman Governor Inaugurated (1925), Chrysler Birthday (1924), Mr. Ed's Birthday (1961), Apple Howling Day, Get on the Computer Day, Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Monopoly Game Day/Monopoly Board Game (1904), FM Radio Day/FM Radio Birthday (1937), National Second Hand Wardrobe Day, George Washington Carver Recognition Day, Twelfth Day of Christmas, Sausage Day (UK), Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day (Australia), Noche De Reyes (Mexico), Strawberry Day (Japan), Feast of St. Simeon the Stylite, Feast Day of Saint John Neumann

More Special Days: Golden Globes, Earth at Perihelion/Perihelion Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Yarns, by Larry (Bozo) Harmon (Author), Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (August 17, 2010)Bozo the Clown's Birthday (1959)
-- On January 5, 1959, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles California broadcast the first episode of Bozo the Clown. The popular red-haired clown was featured on Capitol Records, animated cartoons and syndicated versions of BOZO THE CLOWN (BOZO'S BIG TOP). Bozo is a circus clown with large floppy collar, red nose and red hair shooting from the sides of his head like a pair of red horns.

Read: The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Yarns
-- The Man Behind the Nose is the autobiography of the man who was Bozo. For 50 years, Larry Harmon was the face — and the nose — of Bozo the Clown, the most well-known, beloved clown of them all, the precursor for every successful modern-day harlequin to come, from Ronald McDonald to Krusty. A warm, surprising, and endlessly entertaining life story filled to the brim with Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales, The Man Behind the Nose is a rollicking ride through the world of a true American icon in greasepaint.

Image: Larry Harmon's Bozo: Shows 4-6 | New 3D animation of Bozo and his buddies, including Butchy Boy, Creepy Gleep, Oodles Duck, Wacko Wolf and many more!Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown -- Three full-length, classic Bozo live-action TV shows per DVD. Each DVD is over 70 minutes in length. All shows are digitally re-mastered. New 3D animation of Bozo and his buddies, including Butchy Boy, Creepy Gleep, Oodles Duck, Wacko Wolf and many more! Three classic cartoon adventures with Bozo and his buddies on each DVD. All DVDs have extra fun Bozo special features.

Image: Rocket USA Bozo the Clown Bozo KazooBozo the Clown Bozo Kazoo -- Beat your feet really neat, and have a fantastical hoot-nanny good time with the magnetic Bozo Kazoo. You don't need any musical training to make this kazoo sound real ring-a-ding-dong-dandy, just HUM and buzz a tune! Neat magnetic feature allows you to slap em' on your fridge to keep him handy or to hold your memos!

Clown Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Bozo Collection 2: Box Set
Bozo Collection: Box Set
Amazon Freebies:

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🤡 Read Clown ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🤡 Free Clown apps

🤡 Free Clown games

🤡 Free Clown magazines

🤡 Listen to Clown Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🤡 Watch Clown Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🤡 Listen to Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🤡 Free Alexa Skills | Clowns

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🤡 Clowns | Free Printable Templates and Coloring Pages

🤡 Free Printable Clown Coloring Pages

🤡 5 Free Fun Clown Printables

🤡 Printable Circus Clown Stationery

🤡 FREE printable teaching resources about Circuses

🤡 Clown Worksheets and Printables

🤡 Printable Starry Clown Birthday Bag

🤡 Pin the Nose on the Clown Game | Free Printable

🤡 Clown Crafts, Printables, and Recipes

🤡 Clown Printables and Poems

🤡 Pin the Hat on the Clown Game

🤡 Printable Clown Nose Photo Booth Prop

🤡 Bozo the Clown Papercraft toy

🤡 Here Comes Bozo the Clown | Slacker Radio

🤡 Bozo The Clown Minecraft Skin | Planet Minecraft

🤡 Clown Coloring Pages | SuperColoring

🤡 Printable Clown Coloring Pages For Kids | Cool2bKids

🤡 Printable Clown Mask

🤡 Juggling Clown Carnival Activity Free Printable

🤡 Feed the Clown Activity

🤡 Pin the Nose on the Clown

🤡 Clown and Circus Printables, Coloring Pages, and Invitations

🤡 A Circus Themed Birthday Party on the Cheap

🤡 Clowning 101: Online Book

National Bird Day
- National Bird Day was established by bird activists. It calls upon people to recognize the plight of captive birds. It also draws attention to the exploitation of birds in the U.S. pet industry. On this day, organizers suggest we reflect upon the conditions of birds held in captivity. Take the time to appreciate the native wild birds flying free outside our windows and make an effort to learn about birds both in the wild and our feathered friends we keep as pets.

American Divorce Day (1643)
- In 1643, Anne Clark was granted the first legal divorce in North America.

First Woman Governor Inaugurated (1925)
- In 1925, Nellie Tayloe (Mrs. William B.) Ross became the first woman to serve as governor upon her inauguration in Wyoming. She had previously finished out the term of her husband, who had died in office. In 1974 Ella Grasso of Connecticut became the first woman to be elected governor in her own right.

National Whipped Cream Day (1914)
- January 5th is Aaron Lapin's birthday and he was born in 1914 in St. Louis. Known as Bunny (as lapin means rabbit in French), he was originally a clothes salesman but got into the food industry in the 1940s. He started selling Sta-Whip, a wartime substitute for whipping cream, and eventually put whipped cream into a new type of aerosol canister and called his product, Reddi-Wip. Reddi-Wip was first sold through local milkmen, but it went national in 1954 and is still available today.

FM Radio Birthday (1937)
- W1XOJ was the first FM radio station, granted a construction permit by the FCC in 1937. On January 5, 1940, FM radio was demonstrated to the FCC for the first time. FM radio was assigned the 42 to 50 MHz band of the spectrum in 1940.

Chrysler Birthday (1924)
- The first Chrysler cars were introduced on January 5, 1924, at the New York Automobile Show — one year before Chrysler Corporation itself was created. These cars, launched by Maxwell Motors, had a revolutionary new six-cylinder, high-compression engine, a seven-bearing crankshaft, carburetor air cleaner, replaceable oil filter — and four-wheel hydraulic brakes.

Mr. Ed's Birthday (1961)
- Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy produced by Filmways, first aired in syndication from January 5 to July 2, 1961, and then on CBS from October 1, 1961, to February 6, 1966.

Monopoly Board Game (1904)
- The history of Monopoly can be traced back to 1903 when a Quaker woman named Elizabeth (Lizzie) J. Magie Phillips created a game through which she hoped to be able to explain the single tax theory of Henry George (it was intended to illustrate the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies). She was granted a patent on her first game on January 5, 1904. Her game, The Landlord's Game, was commercially published in 1924. Other interested game players redeveloped the game, some changing its name to Auction Monopoly and later to plain Monopoly, and many making their own sets customized for their own cities.

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