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January 1, 2021 New Year's Day

January 1, 2021, was a Friday. It was 3 years, 6 months, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 1, 2021:

  • United States: "Willow" by Taylor Swift
  • United Kingdom: "Don't Stop Me Eatin'" by LadBaby

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 1, 2021

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Willow - Taylor Swift
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
  • Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
  • Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
  • Mood - 24kGoldn Featuring iann dior
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Wonder Woman 1984

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Wonder Woman 1984" was at the top of the box office on January 1, 2021.

Facts

New Year's Day 2021 occurred 1,288 days ago. Approximately 43 months have passed. It was the 1st day of 2021, in week 53. The decade was the 2020s. A child born on this day is 3 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. The Earth has experienced 14 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to January 1, 2021

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is January 1, 2021, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's New Year's Day, the official start of the year 2021. A lot of people are relaxing at home. Some are nursing hangovers from the night before.

In America, the song "Willow" by Taylor Swift is at the top of the singles charts, while "Don't Stop Me Eatin'" by LadBaby is the number-one song in the UK. Donald Trump is the President of the United States, and the movie Wonder Woman 1984 is at the top of the box office. Boris Johnson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Walking Dead", "Black-ish", "Ozark", and "The Boys". If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Tanya Roberts, Larry King, Dustin Diamond, and Rush Limbaugh would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Call of Duty: Warzone", "Final Fantasy VII Remake", "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War", and "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Bunk'd", "The Casagrandes", and "It's Pony". Children are playing with toys such as the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 1, 2021.

  • 2021 in music.

    2021 in music

    The music charts in 2021 were dominated by artists such as Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, 24kGoldn, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Silk Sonic, Ed Sheeran, The Kid Laroi, and Lil Nas X.
  • Record of the Year.

    Record of the Year

    The song "Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic won a Grammy for 2021's Record of the Year.
  • CODA.

    CODA

    The film "CODA" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2021.
  • 2021 in movies.

    2021 in movies

    Movies released in 2021 included Spider-Man: No Way Home, No Time to Die, F9, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Godzilla vs. Kong, A Quiet Place Part II, Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Dune.
  • Elon Musk.

    Elon Musk

    Billionaire Elon Musk was named Time Person of the Year in 2021.
  • Best NBA players.

    Best NBA players

    The best NBA players in 2021 were Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, James Harden, Luka Dončić, Kawhi Leonard, and Anthony Davis.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    The best soccer players in 2021 were Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho, Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kanté, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, Kylian Mbappé, and Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 1, 2021.

  • December 2, 2020:
    • WWE legend Pat Patterson dies from cancer at the age of 79.
    • The United Kingdom approves Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Los Angeles issues stay-at-home orders.
    • US Attorney General William Barr announces that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 US presidential election.
  • December 4, 2020: Giovanna Fletcher wins the 20th season of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!".
  • December 6, 2020: It is announced that Floyd Mayweather will be taking on YouTube personality Logan Paul in an exhibition fight.
  • December 7, 2020: The first same-sex couples are married in Northern Ireland.
  • December 8, 2020: 90-year-old Margaret Keenan becomes the first person in the world to receive a Covid-19 vaccine outside of a trial.
  • December 9, 2020:
    • Italian footballer Paolo Rossi passes away from lung cancer at the age of 64.
    • Canada approves Pfizer's Covid vaccine.
  • December 10, 2020:
    • The game "Cyberpunk 2077" is released.
    • English actress Barbara Windsor passes away at the age of 83 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.
  • December 11, 2020:
    • 2020 US presidential election: The Supreme Court rejects a lawsuit from Texas challenging Joe Biden's election wins in four key states.
    • It is announced that the Zodiac Killer's "Z-340 Cypher" has been cracked after 51 years.
    • Rapper Lil Wayne pleads guilty to possessing a weapon despite being a felon.
    • The United States authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
  • December 12, 2020: Celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton is banned from TikTok for violating a number of the app's community guidelines.
  • December 14, 2020:
    • French football manager Gérard Houllier passes away at the age of 73.
    • US presidential election: The Electoral College confirms Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.
    • Health authorities in the United Kingdom report that a new variant of Covid-19 (Alpha) has been found in south-east England.
    • William Barr announces that he will resign from his role as US Attorney General on December 23rd.
    • The United States begins its Covid vaccination program.
  • December 15, 2020:
    • Yahoo Groups is shut down after 20 years.
    • An audio recording of actor Tom Cruise berating his film crew for breaking Covid regulations is published on the Internet.
  • December 17, 2020: Sony removes Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation store due to numerous bugs and quality issues.
  • December 19, 2020:
    • Covid-19: London is placed under Tier 4 restrictions in an effort to try and control the spread of the new Alpha variant.
    • Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • December 20, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: France, Germany, Ireland and a number of other countries suspend flights and ferries from the United Kingdom due to fears about the spread of the new Alpha variant.
  • December 21, 2020:
    • The SEC initiates legal proceedings against Ripple Labs (XRP) for allegedly selling unregistered securities.
    • Israel begins its COVID-19 vaccination programme.
  • December 22, 2020:
    • It is announced that YouTube star Jake Paul will be fighting MMA fighter Ben Askren in a boxing match.
    • "Meaningful Christmas": The Irish government announces that the country will be returning to a Level 5 lockdown after Christmas.
  • December 24, 2020: It is announced that the EU and the UK have reached a Brexit deal.
  • December 25, 2020:
    • Playboi Carti releases his album "Whole Lotta Red".
    • The western drama film "News of the World", starring Tom Hanks, is released.
  • December 26, 2020: WWE wrestler Brodie Lee dies at the age of 41.
  • December 28, 2020: Coinbase delists the cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP) following the SEC's decision to initiate legal proceedings against Ripple Labs.
  • December 30, 2020:
    • Serial killer Samuel Little dies in prison at the age of 80.
    • The final season of Vikings is released.
  • This date: January 1, 2021
  • January 4, 2021: Actress Tanya Roberts dies from sepsis at the age of 71.
  • January 5, 2021:
    • It is announced that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are getting a divorce.
    • Rapper Dr. Dre suffers from a brain aneurysm.
  • January 6, 2021: Four people are left dead after Trump supporters storm Capitol Hill.
  • January 8, 2021:
    • US President Donald Trump is permanently suspended from Twitter.
    • Olivia Rodrigo releases her single "Drivers License".
    • Ireland records a record 8,227 cases of Covid-19.
  • January 13, 2021: US President Donald Trump is impeached for the second time.
  • January 14, 2021: It is revealed that actor Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in "Saved by the Bell", is battling cancer.
  • January 16, 2021: American record producer Phil Spector dies from complications of Covid-19.
  • January 18, 2021: ESPN report that New York Mets General Manager Jared Porter sent over 60 unsolicited text messages to a female journalist.
  • January 19, 2021:
    • New York Mets General Manager Jared Porter is fired following revelations that he sent unsolicited text messages to a female journalist.
    • Billionaire Elon Musk puts the hashtag #Bitcoin in his Twitter bio.
  • January 20, 2021:
    • Steve Bannon, Kodak Black and Lil Wayne are pardoned by President Trump during his last full day in office.
    • Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States.
    • The video game "Hitman 3" is released.
  • January 22, 2021: "The Only Way Is Essex" star Mick Norcross is found dead at his home at the age of 57.
  • January 23, 2021: US talk show host Larry King passes away at the age of 87.
  • January 24, 2021: Dustin Poirier defeats Conor McGregor at UFC 257.
  • January 25, 2021:
    • US President Joe Biden overturns Trump's ban on transgender US troops.
    • Soccer: Chelsea sack manager Frank Lampard.
    • Celebrity gossip websites report that Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker are dating.
  • January 26, 2021:
    • Soccer: Thomas Tuchel becomes the new manager of Chelsea.
    • The price of GameStop stock rises 92.7% due a short squeeze.
  • January 28, 2021:
    • Investment app Robinhood suspends trading on GameStop stock.
    • The price of cryptocurrency "Dogecoin" reaches $0.07.
  • January 30, 2021: Scottish musician Sophie Xeon dies from a fall at the age of 34.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 1, 2021, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 1, 2021 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.
Television shows

Television shows in January 2021

Television shows that people were watching in January 2021:

Cobra Kai
Cobra Kai
Bridgerton
Bridgerton
Emily in Paris
Emily in Paris
Ted Lasso
Ted Lasso
The Witcher
The Witcher
The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian
The Boys
The Boys
Euphoria
Euphoria
After Life
After Life
Narcos: Mexico
Narcos: Mexico
You
You
Yellowstone
Yellowstone
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in January 2021

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Baby Shark's Big Show!
Baby Shark's Big Show!
Danger Force
Danger Force
Tyler Perry's Young Dylan
Tyler Perry's Young Dylan

It's Pony
It's Pony
The Owl House
The Owl House
The Adventures of Paddington
The Adventures of Paddington
The Casagrandes
The Casagrandes
Sydney to the Max
Sydney to the Max
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
Nella the Princess Knight
Nella the Princess Knight
Toys

Toys in 2021

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

The PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 5
The Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 2021.

Cyberpunk 2077 2020
Cyberpunk 2077
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2020
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
FIFA 21 2020
FIFA 21
Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) 2020
Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 2020
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2020
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Among Us 2020
Among Us
Ghost of Tsushima 2020
Ghost of Tsushima
The Last of Us Part II 2020
The Last of Us Part II
Final Fantasy VII Remake 2020
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Resident Evil 3 (Remake) 2020
Resident Evil 3 (Remake)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2020
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

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

Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash

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

Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer

Actor Deceased
Born on January 1, 1969
He was not alive on this date.

Ice Spice

Ice Spice

Rapper
Born on January 1, 2000
She turned 21 on this day in 2021.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on January 1:

USA

US President

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on January 1, 2021.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 1, 2021 was most likely conceived around April 10, 2020.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 1, 2021 is close to September 24, 2021.

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Stats for January 1, 2021

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 1, 2021:

  • One day has passed since this date.
  • 184 weeks have passed.
  • 111,279,600 seconds have passed since January 1, 2021.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 129,826,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 57,420,273,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 18,546,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 9,570,046 steps. That's roughly 4,253 miles.
  • 1,335,355 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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