On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 2020

Historical Events

  • Former Sacramento State softball player Alyssa Nakken becomes first woman to hold a coaching position on a MLB staff when named an assistant by the San Francisco Giants

Historic Event

Impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump begins in the Senate

  • Newly appointed manager Carlos Beltran and New York Mets mutually agree to part ways because of his role in Houston Astros sign stealing scandal; third manager forced out of a job as a result of the allegations

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Tolkien, British author and son of J. R. R. Tolkien, dies at 95
  • Efraín Sánchez, Colombian soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; San Lorenzo) and manager (Columbia), dies at 93
  • Peter Hammersley, British Rear-Admiral who served on and designed submarines, dies at 91
2020 Highlights

About January 16, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 5 months and 12 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