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January 1st, 2020.

January 1st, 2020, was a Wednesday. It was day 1 of 2020. The decade was the 2020s.

1 years, 5 months and 11 days have passed since January 1st, 2020.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 1st, 2020?

  • Rapper Lexii Alijai passes away after a suspected overdose.
  • The first day of 2020 begins, signifying the start of a new decade.
  • The World Health Organization requests more information on a cluster of atypical pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China.
  • The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan is closed by Chinese authorities after an outbreak of pneumonia-like cases are linked to it.
  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern passes away weeks after suffering from a brain hemorrhage.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" was at the top of the box office on January 1st, 2020.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 1st, 2020.

  • 2020 in movies.

    2020 in movies.

    The movie industry was hit hard by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Because movie theaters were temporarily closed in a lot of countries, many films had their release dates postponed. Movies that were released despite the pandemic included the likes of Bad Boys for Life, Tenet, Sonic the Hedgehog and Dolittle.

  • 2020 in music.

    2020 in music.

    The music charts in 2020 were dominated by the likes of The Weeknd, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Dua Lipa, DaBaby, Harry Styles, Future and Maroon 5.

  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were named as the Time Person of the Year in 2020 after they defeated incumbent US President Donald Trump.

  • Trump is facing his first impeachment.

    Trump is facing his first impeachment.

    During this period, US President Donald Trump was facing impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 1 years, 5 months and 11 days have passed since January 1st, 2020.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 2020.
  • Leap Year: 2020 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on January 1st, 2020, will be 1 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1577836800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 1st, 2020.

  • December 2nd, 2019: Lionel Messi is awarded the 2019 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 8th, 2019: Rapper Juice Wrld dies from toxic levels of oxycodone and codeine.
  • December 8th, 2019: First confirmed coronavirus case: A patient in Wuhan, China, seeks medical help for pneumonia-like symptoms.
  • December 10th, 2019: William Shatner files for divorce from his wife Elizabeth Anderson Martin after 18 years of marriage.
  • December 12th, 2019: The Conservatives win a comfortable majority in the 2019 United Kingdom general election.
  • December 12th, 2019: Former NBA commissioner David Stern suffers a brain hemorrhage.
  • December 13th, 2019: British TV presenter Caroline Flack is charged with common assault.
  • December 13th, 2019: UK politics: Jeremy Corbyn announces that he will be stepping down as leader of the Labour Party.
  • December 17th, 2019: English TV presenter Caroline Flack announces that she is standing down as the host of Love Island.
  • December 18th, 2019: Donald Trump becomes the third U.S. President to be impeached.
  • December 22nd, 2019: Soccer: Mikel Arteta becomes the new manager of Arsenal.
  • December 29th, 2019: Hospitals in the Chinese province of Hubei report four cases of pneumonia of unknown causes.
  • December 31st, 2019: The World Health Organization in China is informed that cases of pneumonia of unknown causes have been detected in Wuhan, China.
  • This date: January 1st, 2020
  • January 2nd, 2020: Irish broadcaster Marian Finucane passes away.
  • January 3rd, 2020: English spiritual medium Derek Acorah passes away at the age of 69 from sepsis.
  • January 3rd, 2020: China officially notifies the WHO of an outbreak of pneumonia-like cases.
  • January 3rd, 2020: Iranian general Qasem Soleimani is assassinated by the United States.
  • January 4th, 2020: The World Health Organization announces on Twitter that a cluster of pneumonia cases have been found in Wuhan, China.
  • January 7th, 2020: Irish broadcaster Larry Gogan passes away.
  • January 7th, 2020: American screenwriter Silvio Horta commits suicide.
  • January 7th, 2020: Rush drummer Neil Peart dies from brain cancer.
  • January 7th, 2020: The WHO is officially notified about the Coronavirus.
  • January 8th, 2020: 176 people are killed when Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashes near Shahriar in Iran.
  • January 8th, 2020: Justin Bieber announces on Instagram that he has been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
  • January 8th, 2020: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce that they are "stepping back" from senior royal duties.
  • January 8th, 2020: Canadian musician Grimes reveals that she and Elon Musk are having a baby.
  • January 13th, 2020: The first recorded case of coronavirus outside of China is found in Thailand.
  • January 13th, 2020: The brutal murder of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods shocks Ireland.
  • January 14th, 2020: Chinese authorities begin to implement screening measures in Wuhan in response to an outbreak of coronavirus.
  • January 15th, 2020: "I am once again asking for your financial support": Internet users begin to make memes out of Bernie Sanders' fundraising video.
  • January 16th, 2020: The second case of coronavirus outside of China is reported in Japan.
  • January 18th, 2020: UFC 246: Conor McGregor defeats Donald Cerrone in the first round.
  • January 20th, 2020: The World Health Organization conducts its first mission to Wuhan, China, in response to a novel coronavirus outbreak.
  • January 20th, 2020: South Korea reports its first case of Covid-19.
  • January 21st, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: The first case is reported in the United States.
  • January 21st, 2020: The WHO announces on Twitter that there is evidence of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus in Wuhan.
  • January 22nd, 2020: North Korea closes its borders in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • January 23rd, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: The Chinese city of Wuhan is placed under quarantine.
  • January 24th, 2020: France informs the WHO that it has detected three cases of novel coronavirus.
  • January 24th, 2020: Construction workers in Wuhan, China begin work on a dedicated hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
  • January 25th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Australia and Canada confirm their first cases of Covid-19.
  • January 26th, 2020: NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
  • January 28th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Mongolia and Hong Kong close their borders with China.
  • January 28th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: All flights to China are suspended by United Airlines.
  • January 29th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Airlines begin to suspend flights to China.
  • January 29th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: The United States and Japan evacuate their citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan.
  • January 30th, 2020: The World Health Organization designates the novel coronavirus as a global health emergency.
  • January 30th, 2020: Russia closes its border with China in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • January 30th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: The United States advises its citizens not to travel to China.
  • January 30th, 2020: India and the Philippines confirm their first cases of Covid-19.
  • January 30th, 2020: Dua Lipa releases her single "Physical".
  • January 31st, 2020: Senate Republicans vote against calling any witnesses for the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
  • January 31st, 2020: The first two cases of Coronavirus are found in Italy.
  • January 31st, 2020: The United Kingdom announces its first two confirmed cases of Covid-19.
  • January 31st, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Singapore bans all visitors from China.
  • January 31st, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: The United States suspends entry to anyone who has travelled to China in the past 14 days.
  • January 31st, 2020: Brexit: The United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 1st, 2020, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 1st, 2020 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Witcher - Fantasy drama.
  • Power - Crime drama.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.

Kid's TV shows on January 1st, 2020.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2020.

  • The Loud House

Popular toys and games in 2020.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2020.

  • The Xbox One
  • The PlayStation 4

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Pokémon Sword and Shield - RPG games.
  • Death Stranding - Action game developed by Kojima Productions.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - FPS game.
  • Kingdom Hearts III - Action role-playing game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 1st of January.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January.

  • New Year's Day

US President.

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on January 1st, 2020.

UK Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 1st, 2020.

Irish Taoiseach.

Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 1st, 2020 was most likely conceived around the 24th of March, 2019.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 1st, 2020 is close to the 10th of October, 2020.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 1st, 2020.

  • A total of 529 days have passed since this date.
  • 75 weeks have passed.
  • 45,702,000 seconds have passed since the January 1st, 2020.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 53,319,000 times.
  • Since January 1st, 2020, the earth has travelled approximately 23,582,232,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 7,617,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 3,930,372 steps. That's about 1,747 miles!
  • Since this date, 548,424 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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