On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

Cult film "Donnie Darko" written and directed by Richard Kelly, starring Jake Gyllenhaal premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapes from Puente Grande maximum-security prison near Guadalajara by bribing prison guards and hiding in a laundry cart
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Mexican drug lord Joaquín
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in American custody after being extradited to the United States

Famous Deaths

  • Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)