James Bedford Day

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James Bedford Day or Bedford Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated among cryonicists on January 12. The day marks the cryopreservation of James Bedford, the first true cryonics patient, that occurred on January 12, 1967. Bedford Day was suggested by R. Michael Perry on CryoNet on January 12, 1995.[1]

For example, the Church of Perpetual Life celebrates the day.[2] Hollywood, Florida, United States proclaimed January 12, 2017 as Dr. James Bedford Day.[3]


  1. CRYONICS Happy Bedford Day!. Mike Perry. CryoNet. January 12, 1995
  2. Videos. youtube.com
  3. Proclamation (PDF)