60 Days… 60 Reasons to Celebrate


Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

With Opening Day still 60 days away – thanks to the Dodgers/Diamondbacks series played in Australia – there is not much for baseball fans to get excited about. That is, except for waiting to see who wins the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes. So to help us get through these final two months, I’ve compiled a list of reasons to celebrate.

January 21 – Josh Wall’s Birthday; National Hugging Day

January 22 – Chone Figgins’s Birthday; DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Birthday

January 23 – Robert Carson’s Birthday; National Pie Day

January 24 – Beer Can Appreciation Day; Neil Diamond’s Birthday

January 25 – Macintosh Computer Day (30th anniversary of the introduction of the Macintosh computer)

January 26 – Grammy Awards; Wayne Gretzky’s Birthday

January 27 – Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day; Chocolate Cake Day

January 28 – National Puzzle Day

January 29 – Hank Conger’s 26th birthday; National Corn Chip Day

January 30 – National Inane Answering Machine Message Day

January 31 – Jackie Robinson’s Birthday; Fun at Work Day

February 1 – Dane De La Rosa’s 31st birthday

February 2 – Groundhog Day; Super Bowl Sunday

February 3 – Elmo’s Birthday; National Carrot Cake Day

February 4 – Facebook’s birthday; Alice Cooper’s Birthday

February 5 – Hank Aaron’s Birthday; National Pancake Day

February 6 – Babe Ruth’s Birthday; Monopoly First Went On Sale

February 7 – Girl Scout Cookie Day; Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies

February 8 – Kite Flying Day; Gary Coleman’s Birthday

February 9 – Vladimir Guerrero’s Birthday; Joe Pesci’s Birthday

February 10 – National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

February 11 – Pro Sports Wives Day; Make a Friend Day

February 12 – Lincoln’s Birthday; Charles Darwin’s Birthday

February 13 – National Tortellini Day; Mike Krzyzewski’s Birthday

February 14 – Valentine’s Day; Jimmy Hoffa’s Birthday

February 15 – Michael Roth’s 23rd birthday; Singles Awareness Day

February 16 – NBA All-Star Game; John McEnroe’s Birthday

February 17 – Presidents Day; Michael Jordan’s Birthday

February 18 – Pluto Was Discovered; John Travolta’s Birthday

February 19 – National Chocolate Mint Day; Prizes First Inserted into Crackerjacks

February 20 – The Great American Spit Out; Cindy Crawford’s Birthday; Charles Barkley’s Brithday

February 21 – National Sticky Bun Day; Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Birthday

February 22 – Tommy Field’s 27th birthday; Dr. J’s Birthday; Drew Barrymore’s Birthday

February 23 – Curling is Cool Day; Tootsie Rolls First Sold

February 24 – National Cupcake Day; Honus Wagner’s Birthday

February 25 – National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day; George Harrison’s Birthday

February 26 – National Pistachio Day; Johnny Cash’s Birthday

February 27 – National Chili Day; James Worthy’s Birthday

February 28 – Public Sleeping Day; Gilbert Gottfried’s Birthday

March 1 – Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day; Justin Bieber’s Birthday

March 2 – Academy Awards Night; Wilt Chamberlain Scored 100 Points

March 3 – I Want You to be Happy Day; Herschel Walker’s Birthday

March 4 – Mardi Gras; Landon Donovan’s Birthday

March 5 – National Potty Dance Day; World Math Day

March 6 – Oreo Cookie Day; Day of the Dude

March 7 – Employee Appreciation Day; Jeff Kent’s Birthday

March 8 – International Fanny Pack Day; Kat Von D’s Birthday

March 9 – Start of Daylight Savings Time; Kato Kaelin’s Birthday

March 10 – International Day of Awesomeness; Chuck Norris’s Birthday

March 11 – Worship of Tools Day; Bobby Abreu’s Birthday

March 12 – Darryl Strawberry’s Birthday; Dale Murphy’s Birthday

March 13 – Donald Duck Day; Adam Clayton’s Birthday

March 14 – Pi Day; Potato Chip Day; Albert Einstein’s Birthday

March 15 – Corn Dog Day; Will I Am’s Birthday; Eva Longoria’s Birthday

March 16 – Lips Appreciation Day; Blake Griffin’s Birthday; Flavor Flav’s Birthday

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day; Chris Davis’s Birthday

March 18 – Awkward Moments Day; Adam Levine’s Birthday

March 19 – National Chocolate Caramel Day; Clayton Kershaw’s Birthday

March 20 – First Day of Spring; Pat Riley’s Birthday

March 21 – National Puppy Day; Ronaldinho’s Birthday; Kevin Federline’s Birthday

Please, celebrate responsibly.