January 2015
1 New Year's Day
1 Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
2 Mawlid al-Nabi (until January 3)
3 Birthday of J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)
3 Birthday of Lucretia Mott (1793 - 1880)
4 Amitabha Buddha Day
5 Death date of George Washington Carver (1865-1943)
5 Mahayana Buddhist New Year
5 Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)
6 Epiphany
6 Birthday of Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)
6 Birthday of Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)
7 Birthday of Jean Pierre Rampal (1922 - 2000)
8 Birthday of A. J. Muste (1885 - 1967)
8 Birthday of John Ruskin (1819-1900)
8 Birthday of Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977)
9 Birthday of Joan Baez (b. 1941)
10 Birthday of Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)
11 Birthday of Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)
11 13th Anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo
13 Death day of George Fox (1624 - 1691)
14 Birthday of Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)
15 Birthday of Etty Hillesum (1914 - 1943)
15 A Winter Feast for the Soul (until February 23)
16 Birthday of Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004)
18 Birthday of A. A. Milne (1882 - 1956)
18 World Religion Day
19 Birthday of Paul Cezanne (1839 - 1906)
19 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (observed)
22 Birthday of George Balanchine (1904-1983)
23 Death day of Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972)
24 Birthday of Fr. Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932 - 1996)
24 Birthday of Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)
25 Birthday of Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)
25 Birthday of Robert ("Rabbie") Burns (1759 - 1796)
25 Birthday of Helene Bresslau Schweitzer (1879-1957)
27 Birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
27 Birthday of Mairead Corrigan Maguire (b.1944)
27 Birthday of Samuel Gompers (1850-1924)
29 Birthday of Oprah Winfrey (b. 1954)
30 A Season for Nonviolence (until April 3)
31 Birthday of Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828)
31 Birthday of Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)
  
February 2015
1 Feast Day of St. Brigid of Ireland (c. 450-525)
2 Groundhog Day
3 Birthday of Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
3 Birthday of Simone Weil (1909-1943)
3 Navajo Sing (until February 10)
4 Birthday of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)
4 Tu B'Shvat
4 Birthday of Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005)
4 World Cancer Day
6 Birthday of George Herman "Babe" Ruth (1895-1948)
7 Birthday of Dom Helder Camara (1909-1999)
8 Birthday of Martin Buber (1878-1965)
9 Birthday of Alice Walker (b. 1944)
10 Birthday of Leontyne Price (b. 1927)
11 Birthday of Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
12 Birthday of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
14 St. Valentine's Day
14 V-Day to End Violence Against Women
15 Birthday of Irene Sendler
15 Birthday of Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)
15 Candlelight Vigil for Peace
18 Birthday of Julia Butterfly Hill (b.1974)
18 Birth Anniversary of Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886)
18 Birthday of Toni Morrison (b. 1931)
19 Chinese New Year (until March 5)
20 Birthday of Ansel Adams (1902-1984)
21 Birthday of Andres Segovia (1893-1987)
22 Birthday of James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
22 Birthday of Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
22 Birthday of Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
22 Birthday of Margaret Sangster
23 Birthday of George Frideric Handel (1685-1769)
25 Birthday of Enrico Caruso (1873-1921)
25 Ash Wednesday
26 Birthday of Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)
27 Birthday of Marian Anderson (1897-1993)
27 Birthday of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
27 Birthday of John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
28 Birthday of Linus Pauling (1901-1994)