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January 1st, 2021.

January 1st, 2021, was a Friday. It was day 1 of 2021. The decade was the 2020s.

6 months and 21 days have passed since January 1st, 2021.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 6 months and 21 days have passed since January 1st, 2021.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 53 of 2021.
  • Leap Year: 2021 is NOT a leap year.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1609459200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 1st, 2021.

  • December 2nd, 2020: WWE legend Pat Patterson dies from cancer at the age of 79.
  • December 2nd, 2020: The United Kingdom approves Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine.
  • December 2nd, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Los Angeles issues stay-at-home orders.
  • December 4th, 2020: Giovanna Fletcher wins the 20th season of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!".
  • December 6th, 2020: It is announced that Floyd Mayweather will be taking on YouTube personality Logan Paul in an exhibition fight.
  • December 7th, 2020: The first same-sex couples are married in Northern Ireland.
  • December 8th, 2020: 90-year-old Margaret Keenan becomes the first person in the world to receive a Covid-19 vaccine outside of a trial.
  • December 9th, 2020: Italian footballer Paolo Rossi passes away from lung cancer at the age of 64.
  • December 10th, 2020: The game "Cyberpunk 2077" is released.
  • December 10th, 2020: English actress Barbara Windsor passes away at the age of 83 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.
  • December 11th, 2020: 2020 US presidential election: The Supreme Court rejects a lawsuit from Texas challenging Joe Biden's election wins in four key states.
  • December 11th, 2020: It is announced that the Zodiac Killer's "Z-340 Cypher" has been cracked after 51 years.
  • December 11th, 2020: Rapper Lil Wayne pleads guilty to possessing a weapon despite being a felon.
  • December 14th, 2020: French football manager Gérard Houllier passes away at the age of 73.
  • December 14th, 2020: US presidential election: The Electoral College confirms Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.
  • December 14th, 2020: Health authorities in the United Kingdom report that a new variant of Covid-19 has been found in south-east England.
  • December 15th, 2020: Yahoo Groups is shut down after 20 years.
  • December 17th, 2020: Sony removes Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation store.
  • December 19th, 2020: London is placed under Tier 4 restrictions in an effort to try and control the spread of a new variant of Covid-19.
  • December 20th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: France, Germany, Ireland and a number of other countries suspend flights and ferries from the United Kingdom.
  • December 21st, 2020: The SEC initiates legal proceedings against Ripple Labs (XRP) for allegedly selling unregistered securities.
  • December 21st, 2020: Israel begins its COVID-19 vaccination programme.
  • December 22nd, 2020: It is announced that Youtube star Jake Paul will be fighting MMA fighter Ben Askren in a boxing match.
  • December 24th, 2020: It is announced that the EU and the UK have reached a Brexit deal.
  • December 25th, 2020: Playboi Carti releases his album "Whole Lotta Red".
  • December 25th, 2020: The western drama film "News of the World", starring Tom Hanks, is released.
  • December 28th, 2020: Coinbase delists the cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP) following the SEC's decision to initiate legal proceedings against Ripple Labs.
  • December 30th, 2020: Serial killer Samuel Little dies in prison at the age of 80.
  • This date: January 1st, 2021
  • January 5th, 2021: It is announced that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are getting a divorce.
  • January 5th, 2021: Rapper Dr. Dre suffers from a brain aneurysm.
  • January 6th, 2021: Four people are left dead after Trump supporters storm Capitol Hill.
  • January 8th, 2021: US President Donald Trump is permanently suspended from Twitter.
  • January 8th, 2021: Olivia Rodrigo releases her single "Drivers License".
  • January 8th, 2021: Ireland records 8,227 cases of Covid-19.
  • January 13th, 2021: US President Donald Trump is impeached for the second time.
  • January 14th, 2021: It is revealed that actor Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in "Saved by the Bell", is battling cancer.
  • January 16th, 2021: American record producer Phil Spector dies from complications of Covid-19.
  • January 18th, 2021: ESPN report that New York Mets General Manager Jared Porter sent over 60 unsolicited text messages to a female journalist.
  • January 19th, 2021: New York Mets General Manager Jared Porter is fired following revelations that he sent unsolicited text messages to a female journalist.
  • January 19th, 2021: Billionaire Elon Musk puts the hashtag #Bitcoin in his Twitter bio.
  • January 20th, 2021: Steve Bannon, Kodak Black and Lil Wayne are pardoned by President Trump during his last full day in office.
  • January 20th, 2021: Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States.
  • January 22nd, 2021: "The Only Way Is Essex" star Mick Norcross is found dead at his home at the age of 57.
  • January 23rd, 2021: US talk show host Larry King passes away at the age of 87.
  • January 24th, 2021: Dustin Poirier defeats Conor McGregor at UFC 257.
  • January 25th, 2021: US President Joe Biden overturns Trump's ban on transgender US troops.
  • January 25th, 2021: Soccer: Chelsea sack manager Frank Lampard.
  • January 26th, 2021: Soccer: Thomas Tuchel becomes the new manager of Chelsea.
  • January 26th, 2021: The price of GameStop stock rises 92.7% due a short squeeze.
  • January 28th, 2021: Investment app Robinhood suspends trading on GameStop stock.
  • January 28th, 2021: The price of cryptocurrency "Dogecoin" reaches $0.07.
  • January 30th, 2021: Scottish musician Sophie Xeon dies from a fall at the age of 34.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 1st, 2021, 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, 2021 is the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 1st, 2021 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.

Kid's TV shows on January 1st, 2021.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2021.

  • The Loud House

Popular toys and games in 2021.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2021.

  • The PlayStation 5
  • The Xbox Series X

Celebrity birthdays.

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

J. Edgar Hoover

The first Director of the FBI. Deceased
Born on January 1st, 1895
He was not alive on this date.

Grandmaster Flash

Hip Hop DJ.
Born on January 1st, 1958
He turned 63 on this day in 2021.

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, 2021.

UK Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 1st, 2021.

Irish Taoiseach.

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 1st, 2021 was most likely conceived around the 24th of March, 2020.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 1st, 2021 is close to the 11th of October, 2021.

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 1st, 2021.

  • A total of 203 days have passed since this date.
  • 29 weeks have passed.
  • 17,535,600 seconds have passed since the January 1st, 2021.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 20,458,200 times.
  • Since January 1st, 2021, the earth has travelled approximately 9,048,369,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 2,922,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 1,508,062 steps. That's about 670 miles!
  • Since this date, 210,427 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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