From the Milton Friedman Day website:
Dr. Milton Friedman was perhaps the most influential economist of the 20th Century, and the impact of his ideas will extend far into the future. To honor the man, January 29th is declared as Milton Friedman Day â€“ a celebration of the economistâ€™s positive impact on American life and business, and the spread of the benefits of free markets to nations around the globe. Milton Friedman Day will include a host of activities, including a â€œDay of National Debateâ€ at universities across the country, a live online discussion on The Economistâ€™s Free Exchange blog, and the premiere of the PBS special, â€œThe Power of Choice: The Life and Ideas of Milton Friedmanâ€ (check local listings), among other events.
Here is a list of events associated with Milton Friedman Day.