Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights activist whose passion and leadership led to great cultural changes in America, was born on January 15, 1929. On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill to create a federal holiday honoring Dr. King. The national holiday celebrating the birth of Dr. King was first observed on January 20, 1986. Every year since, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has been observed on the third Monday of January.    

What is the earliest date in January that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day can occur?

 

What is the latest date in January that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day can occur?

 

In what year will Martin Luther King, Jr. Day next occur on Dr. King’s actual birthday, January 15?

 

What is the probability that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will occur on Dr. King’s actual birthday? Express your answer as a common fraction.

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