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January 3rd, 2020.

January 3rd, 2020, was a Friday. It was day 3 of 2020. The decade was the 2020s.

2 years, 5 months and 29 days have passed since January 3rd, 2020.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on January 3rd, 2020?

  • English spiritual medium Derek Acorah passes away at the age of 69 from sepsis.
  • Iranian general Qasem Soleimani is assassinated by the United States.
  • China officially notifies the WHO of an outbreak of pneumonia-like cases.
Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 3rd, 2020.

  • United States: All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: River - Ellie Goulding

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 3rd, 2020.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
  • Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
  • Circles - Post Malone
  • Roxanne - Arizona Zervas
  • Futsal Shuffle 2020 - Lil Uzi Vert
Play the top singles from the year 2020.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" was at the top of the Box Office on January 3rd, 2020.

Take me back to January 3rd, 2020!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 3rd, 2020, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, River by Ellie Goulding is the number one hit song.

Donald Trump is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson is the current Prime Minister. News reports about an outbreak of a new respiratory virus in China are beginning to emerge.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Derek Acorah, Kobe Bryant, Caroline Flack and Pop Smoke would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Grey's Anatomy", "Modern Family", "Homeland" and "The Witcher". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Kingdom Hearts III", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare", "Death Stranding" and "Pokémon Sword and Shield".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Horrid Henry", "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "The Loud House". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 3rd, 2020.

  • The emergence of COVID-19.

    The emergence of COVID-19.

    The start of 2020 saw the emergence of a coronavirus disease called COVID-19. During this period, the virus was mostly confined to China and other parts of Asia. Many people in the western world were not taking the virus seriously at this stage. Many believed that the outbreak was being overhyped and that it would simply peter out like Ebola, the Swine Flu and SARS.

  • 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 2 years, 5 months and 29 days have passed since January 3rd, 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: A person born on January 3rd, 2020 will be 2 years old.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1578009600.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around January 3rd, 2020.

  • December 4th, 2019: A video of world leaders mocking US President Trump during a NATO reception goes viral.
  • 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 10th, 2019: 7 people are killed during a mass shooting at the Ostrava University Hospital in the Czech Republic.
  • 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 14th, 2019: Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • 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.
  • January 1st, 2020: The first day of 2020 begins, signifying the start of a new decade.
  • January 1st, 2020: Rapper Lexii Alijai passes away after a suspected overdose.
  • January 1st, 2020: The World Health Organization requests more information on a cluster of atypical pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China.
  • January 1st, 2020: The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan is closed by Chinese authorities after an outbreak of pneumonia-like cases are linked to it.
  • January 1st, 2020: Former NBA commissioner David Stern passes away weeks after suffering from a brain hemorrhage.
  • January 2nd, 2020: Irish broadcaster Marian Finucane passes away.
  • This date: January 3rd, 2020
  • 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.
  • February 1st, 2020: The first death due to Covid-19 outside of China is reported in the Philippines.
  • February 2nd, 2020: Super Bowl LIV takes place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida: The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers by 31-20. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform at the halftime show.
  • February 2nd, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: The United States reports its 10th case of Covid-19.
  • February 2nd, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Construction workers in Wuhan finish building a dedicated hospital after just 10 days.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 3rd, 2020, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 3rd, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 3rd, 2020.

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 2020.

The Witcher
The Witcher
Fantasy drama.

Black-ish
Black-ish
A sitcom about an upper class African-American family.

Power
Power
Crime drama.

Homeland
Homeland
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 3rd, 2020.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2020.

The Loud House
The Loud House

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2020.

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

The Xbox One
The Xbox One

The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in January of 2020.

Pokémon Sword and Shield 2019
Pokémon Sword and Shield
RPG games.

Death Stranding 2019
Death Stranding
Action game developed by Kojima Productions.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
FPS game.

Kingdom Hearts III 2019
Kingdom Hearts III
Action role-playing game.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 3rd.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Author. Deceased
Born on January 3rd, 1892
He was not alive on this date.

Jim Ross

WWE commentator.
Born on January 3rd, 1952
He turned 68 on this day in 2020.

Mel Gibson

Actor.
Born on January 3rd, 1956
He turned 64 on this day in 2020.

Michael Schumacher

Formula One driver.
Born on January 3rd, 1969
He turned 51 on this day in 2020.

Jonny Evans

Soccer player.
Born on January 3rd, 1988
He turned 32 on this day in 2020.

Jisoo

South Korean singer.
Born on January 3rd, 1995
She turned 25 on this day in 2020.

Greta Thunberg

Environmental activist.
Born on January 3rd, 2003
She turned 17 on this day in 2020.

USA

US President.

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on January 3rd, 2020.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 3rd, 2020.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 3rd, 2020 was most likely conceived around April 12th, 2019.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 3rd, 2020 is close to September 25th, 2020.

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Stats for January 3rd, 2020

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 3rd, 2020.

  • A total of 911 days have passed since this date.
  • 130 weeks have passed.
  • 78,706,800 seconds have passed since the January 3rd, 2020.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 91,824,600 times.
  • Since January 3rd, 2020, the Earth has travelled approximately 40,612,708,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 13,117,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 6,768,785 steps. That's about 3,008 miles!
  • Since this date, 944,482 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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