On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • A light aircraft carrying EPL team Cardiff City's record signing Emiliano Sala of French club FC Nantes disappears near the Channel islands en route to Wales
  • Golden State guard Klay Thompson sets an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range as the Warriors beat the LA Lakers, 130-111; Thompson scores 44 points

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Li Na of China becomes first Asian player to be elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame; joins Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Mary Pierce of France as Class of 2019 inductees

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce

Famous Deaths

  • Harris Wofford, American politician (Sen-D-Pennsylvania 1991-94), head of AmeriCorps, dies at 92
  • Kaye Ballard, American actress and comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), dies at 93
  • Russell Baker, American columnist, author and humorist (NY Times) dies at 93