On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 2020

Historical Events

Sports History

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 Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-6

  • 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? 2 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • UK #1 Song: Own It - Stormzy, Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy