On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st ATP Cup Men's Tennis, Sydney: Novak Đoković & Viktor Troicki beat Spanish pair Pablo Carreño Busta & Feliciano López 6-3, 6-4 to clinch inaugural title for Serbia, 2-1; Đoković beats Raphael Nadal 6-2, 7-6

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Argentine striker Sergio Agüero becomes top-scoring overseas player in English Premier League football history with a hat-trick in Manchester City's 6-1 rout of Aston Villa; total 177 takes him past Thierry Henry
  • Taal volcano, 70km (45 miles) south of Manila in the Philippines begins erupting prompting evacuations

Famous Deaths

  • Paulo Gonçalves, Portuguese rally racing motorcycle rider (FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship 2013), dies in motorcycle crash during Dakar Rally at 40
2020 Highlights

About January 12, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn