On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Australian Bureau of Meteorology tweets last four days were the country's hottest on record with Tarcoola, South Australia, reaching 49 C (120 F), Port Augusta 48.5 C (119 F)
  • Egyptian city Cairo is engulfed by a sandstorm turning it orange
  • Explosion by a suicide bomber aimed at US-led coalition forces at a market in Manjib, Syria, kills about 18 including four Americans

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Golden State guard Stephen Curry first player in NBA history to hit 8+ three-point FGs in 3 consecutive games; goes 9-of- 17 three's in Warriors' 147-140 win over New Orleans; teams combine for NBA record 43 3-pointers

Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry
  • Golden State Warriors break 2 franchise records in 142-111 win over Denver Nuggets; in 1st quarter, record 10 three-point field goals on way to franchise best 51 points in the period
  • Houston guard James Harden becomes first player to score 55+ points in back-to-back NBA games since Wilt Chamberlain (1962); scores 58 in 145-142 OT loss to Brooklyn; 18 straight games with 30+ points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins vote of no confidence in her government 325 to 306

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • UN says at least 890 killed in ethnic violence in the western Democratic Republic of Congo in December, with 465 building destroyed, delaying the presidential election

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Lewin, South African anti-apartheid activist and writer (Bandiet: Seven Years in a South African Prison), dies at 79
  • Rita Vidaurri, American Ranchera singer, dies at 94