Shop our 2024 calendars. Now available for purchase!
Image for National Look Alike Day

National Look Alike Day

One day in the 1980s, Pittsburgh television reporter Jack Etzel and photographer Rick Minutello were looking around for a light news story. A man walked towards them who Rick thought looked like Humphrey Bogart; they interviewed him and asked him who other people had told him he looked like. They then asked others the same question over the next few hours. Afterward, Etzel created National Look Alike Day.

Chances are high that there is someone in the world—or maybe a few people—who look quite similar to you. Observers of National Look Alike Day celebrate lookalikes and doppelgängers by picking someone, either a celebrity or someone they will see on the day, to dress up as. Not only do they imitate their dress, but they also style their hair in a similar way and copy their mannerisms and speech.

How to Observe National Look Alike Day

Be someone's lookalike today! Pick out a celebrity or someone you know and dress up like them, style your hair like them, and copy their mannerisms and speech. Post pictures of yourself on social media and accompany your post with #NationalLookAlikeDay. Perhaps you could host or attend a look-alike contest or party. You could also look at photos of some real lookalikes.

Exclusive Content

Enjoying Checkiday? It takes a lot of support from fans like you to run a free website. For exclusive content and other perks, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Thank you!


This event does not currently have a sponsor. If you'd like to increase visibility for this event while gaining exposure for yourself or your brand, you can learn more here!

Something Wrong or Missing?

We would love to hear from you! Please contact us using this form.

Observation Notifications

Would you like to be notified before the next observation? Add this event directly to your calendar with this link. You may also sign up here to be told when other notifications are available!

Also on this date…