On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 2001

Historical Events

Film Premier

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

El 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
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Famous Deaths

  • Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
2001 Highlights

About January 19, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn