What Happened on January 23, 2020

Historical Events

  • 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp marked by an international forum in Jerusalem, Israel

Film & TV History

Actress Annabella Sciorra testifies in court that Harvey Weinstein raped her 25 years ago at his trial in New York

COVID-19

China locks down the city of Wuhan and its 9 million people, in a belated but ultimately successful effort to control the city's COVID-19 epidemic

  • Voice of a 3,000 year old Egyptian priest recreated by scientists 3D printing his vocal tract published in "Scientific Reports"

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred K├Ârner, Austrian soccer striker (47 caps; Rapid Wien), dies at 93
  • Frank Froehling, American tennis player (US C'ships 1963 runner-up; doubles, mixed doubles 1965 runner-up), dies at 77
2020 Highlights

About January 23, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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