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Lotus 1-2-3 Day

On Lotus 1-2-3 Day, let's honor the groundbreaking spreadsheet software that revolutionized data management and analysis!
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Mark your calendars for January 26 because it's Lotus 1-2-3 Day! This day celebrates the release of one of the first spreadsheet software programs, which revolutionized the way businesses and individuals organize and analyze data. Created by Lotus Software in 1983, Lotus 1-2-3 quickly became a popular tool for accountants, analysts, and anyone who needed to crunch numbers. Despite being overshadowed by newer software programs today, Lotus 1-2-3 still holds a special place in the hearts of many tech enthusiasts. So let's take a moment to appreciate this groundbreaking program and all it has done for us on its special day!

History of Lotus 1-2-3 Day

Lotus 1-2-3 Day Dates

Lotus 1-2-3 Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1983</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Lotus 1-2-3 Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet program is launched by Lotus Software in January, leading a new era of data management.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1985</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Lotus 1-2-3 Upgraded</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lotus Software releases version 2.0 of Lotus 1-2-3, which includes graphic and database capabilities.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>IBM Acquires Lotus</div><div class='timeline-text'>IBM acquires Lotus Development Corporation, becoming the custodian of Lotus 1-2-3 and enhancing its enterprise software portfolio.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Lotus 1-2-3 Millennium Edition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Millennium Edition of Lotus 1-2-3 is launched, offering improved features and compatibility with other IBM software.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Last Standalone Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lotus releases the last standalone version of Lotus 1-2-3, which is eventually superseded by IBM's Lotus SmartSuite package.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>End of Support</div><div class='timeline-text'>IBM announces the end of support for Lotus 1-2-3, marking the end of an era for the iconic spreadsheet software.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Lotus 1-2-3 Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Lotus 1-2-3 themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and plan a party with decorations, food and drinks all inspired by the iconic spreadsheet software. You can even have a Lotus 1-2-3 cake made or serve Lotus-shaped snacks.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take an Excel vs. Lotus 1-2-3 challenge</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends or colleagues who are familiar with both Excel and Lotus 1-2-3 and have a friendly competition to see which spreadsheet software is better.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn to use Lotus 1-2-3</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you've never used Lotus 1-2-3 before, take this opportunity to learn how to use it. You can find online tutorials or even enroll in a course to fully understand the capabilities of this software.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share your favorite Lotus 1-2-3 memories</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Post on social media or share with friends and colleagues your favorite memories or experiences using Lotus 1-2-3. It's a great way to reminisce and connect with others who have also used the software.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Celebrate with a Lotus 1-2-3 cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Order or bake a special Lotus 1-2-3 themed cake to enjoy on this day. It's the perfect way to celebrate and indulge in some delicious treats.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Lotus 1-2-3 Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It revolutionized the spreadsheet software industry</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Lotus 1-2-3 was one of the first programs to combine the abilities of a word processor, spreadsheet, and database management. It completely changed how businesses and individuals managed their data and calculations, paving the way for modern spreadsheet software.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's had a lasting impact on technology</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Lotus 1-2-3 set the standard for spreadsheet software and inspired other companies to create similar programs. Its interface and features became the basis for Excel and other popular spreadsheet programs used today. Without Lotus 1-2-3, our technological landscape may look very different.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It simplified complex tasks</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Before Lotus 1-2-3, creating spreadsheets involved long hours of manual calculations and formatting. Lotus made it easier and more efficient to organize and manipulate large amounts of data, saving users time and effort. It helped make data analysis more accessible to everyone, not just financial experts.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Lotus 1-2-3 Software

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Lotus 1-2-3 was the first Killer App</h3><p class='facts-content'>Launched by Lotus Development Corporation in 1983, Lotus 1-2-3 was an essential piece of software that made it a must to buy a personal computer for many businesses.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It integrated a spreadsheet, a graphing capability, and a database</h3><p class='facts-content'>These were the "1-2-3" components that the software was named after, making it one of the first all-in-one productivity tools.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Lotus 1-2-3 played an integral part in the early success of IBM's PC platform</h3><p class='facts-content'>IBM launched their PC platform around the same time as Lotus 1-2-3, and the popularity of the software drove many sales of IBM PCs.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Lotus was eventually bought by IBM</h3><p class='facts-content'>In a landmark deal, IBM acquired Lotus Development Corporation in 1995 for $3.5 billion.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Despite its decline, Lotus 1-2-3 had a lasting impact on the software industry</h3><p class='facts-content'>Even though its popularity declined with the rise of Microsoft Excel, Lotus 1-2-3 helped codify many conventions of modern spreadsheet software, and its file formats are still in use.</p></div></div>

Lotus 1-2-3 Day FAQs

When is Lotus 1-2-3 Day?

Lotus 1-2-3 Day is celebrated on January 26 every year. In 2024 Lotus 1-2-3 Day will occur on a Friday.

Lotus 1-2-3 Day Dates

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2023

Jan 26

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Jan 26

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Jan 26

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2026

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2027

Jan 26

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