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January 22nd, 2020.

January 22nd, 2020, was a Wednesday. It was day 22 of 2020. The decade was the 2020s.

2 years, 5 months and 11 days have passed since January 22nd, 2020.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on January 22nd, 2020.

  • North Korea closes its borders in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 22nd, 2020.

  • United States: The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • United Kingdom: Own It - Stormzy featuring Ed Sheeran

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 22nd, 2020.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • Yummy - Justin Bieber
  • Circles - Post Malone
  • Memories - Maroon 5
  • 10,000 Hours - Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
Play the top hits from 2020.
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2020. Take a trip back to the year when things went a little... crazy.
Bad Boys for Life

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Bad Boys for Life".

Take me back to January 22nd, 2020!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is January 22nd, 2020, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song The Box by Roddy Ricch is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Own It by Stormzy featuring Ed Sheeran is the number one hit song. Donald Trump is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Bad Boys for Life 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 continuing to emerge. However, most people in the western world are not worried. Many believe that the media is over-hyping the outbreak and that it will eventually peter out like SARS, Ebola and Zika did in the past. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Kobe Bryant, Caroline Flack, Pop Smoke and Hosni Mubarak would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Grey's Anatomy", "The Walking Dead", "Black-ish" 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 22nd, 2020.

  • I am once again asking you for your financial support.

    I am once again asking you for your financial support.

    A meme of Bernie Sanders with the caption "I am once again asking you for your financial support." was popular during this time.

  • Meghan and Harry "step back" from their royal duties.

    Meghan and Harry "step back" from their royal duties.

    In January, 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle unexpectedly announced that they would be "stepping back" from their senior royal duties.

  • 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 11 days have passed since January 22nd, 2020.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 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 22nd, 2020 will be 2 years old.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1579651200.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to January 22nd, 2020.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: January 22nd, 2020
  • 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.
  • February 4th, 2020: US radio host Rush Limbaugh announces that he has advanced lung cancer.
  • February 4th, 2020: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom urges all members of the United Nations to prepare themselves for a global spread of the coronavirus.
  • February 4th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Taiwan bans all foreign nationals who have been to China in the past 14 days.
  • February 4th, 2020: Actress Shannen Doherty reveals that her cancer returned in 2019 and that she is now stage 4.
  • February 5th, 2020: A Republican-controlled Senate votes to acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.
  • February 5th, 2020: Mitt Romney becomes the first Senator in U.S. history to vote against his party's president in an impeachment trial.
  • February 5th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Japan reports that 10 cases of Covid-19 have been identified on a cruise ship containing 4,000 passengers.
  • February 6th, 2020: Scottish finance secretary Derek Mackay resigns after it is revealed that he sent hundreds of text messages to a 16-year-old boy.
  • February 6th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: The first American citizen dies from Covid-19 in Wuhan, China.
  • February 6th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Chinese authorities order all infected individuals to move to quarantine centers.
  • February 7th, 2020: English TV presenter Phillip Schofield comes out as gay.
  • February 7th, 2020: Chinese "whistleblower" doctor Li Wenliang, who issued emergency warnings about the coronavirus, passes away from Covid-19 at the age of 33.
  • February 8th, 2020: The 2020 Irish general election takes place.
  • February 8th, 2020: Irish journalist and TV presenter Keelin Shanley passes away from cancer.
  • February 9th, 2020: The final episode of the crime drama "Power" is aired.
  • February 10th, 2020: Japan confirms that there are now 135 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on the cruise ship the Diamond Princess.
  • February 11th, 2020: The first same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland takes place.
  • February 11th, 2020: The WHO announces that the disease caused by the novel coronavirus will be named COVID-19.
  • February 11th, 2020: The death toll for Covid-19 reaches 1,000.
  • February 12th, 2020: Irish politics: Brendan Howlin steps down as leader of the Labour Party.
  • February 13th, 2020: The 2nd season of Narcos: Mexico is released on Netflix.
  • February 14th, 2020: The WHO warns that mass gatherings may spread Covid-19.
  • February 14th, 2020: Egypt reports the first case of the coronavirus in Africa.
  • February 15th, 2020: English TV presenter Caroline Flack commits suicide at her apartment in London.
  • February 15th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: China extends its lockdowns and travel restrictions.
  • February 15th, 2020: The WHO Director General warns that the coronavirus outbreak has the potential to become a global pandemic.
  • February 18th, 2020: Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has his sentence commuted by U.S. President Donald Trump.
  • February 18th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Russia bans all Chinese citizens from entering the country.
  • February 19th, 2020: Rapper Pop Smoke is shot dead during a home invasion in Hollywood Hills, California.
  • February 19th, 2020: Nine people are shot dead during a shooting spree in Hanau, Germany.
  • February 19th, 2020: Iran reports its first two cases of Covid-19.
  • February 20th, 2020: The 2020 stock market crash begins.
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 22nd, 2020, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 22nd, 2020 falls under the Otter.
  • 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 22nd, 2020.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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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 22nd, 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 22nd.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Explorer. Deceased
Born on January 22nd, 1552
He was not alive on this date.

Sam Cooke

Singer. Deceased
Born on January 22nd, 1931
He was not alive on this date.

John Hurt

Actor. Deceased
Born on January 22nd, 1940
He was not alive on this date.

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Hip Hop DJ.
Born on January 22nd, 1965
He turned 55 on this day in 2020.

Guy Fieri

Television personality.
Born on January 22nd, 1968
He turned 52 on this day in 2020.

USA

US President.

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on January 22nd, 2020.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 22nd, 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 22nd, 2020 was most likely conceived around May 1st, 2019.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 22nd, 2020 is close to October 14th, 2020.

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Stats for January 22nd, 2020

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 22nd, 2020.

  • A total of 893 days have passed since this date.
  • 127 weeks have passed.
  • 77,151,600 seconds have passed since the January 22nd, 2020.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 90,010,200 times.
  • Since January 22nd, 2020, the Earth has travelled approximately 39,810,225,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 12,858,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 6,635,038 steps. That's about 2,949 miles!
  • Since this date, 925,819 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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