What Happened on January 26, 2020

Historical Events

Grammy Awards

62nd Grammy Awards: Billie Eilish wins 5 Grammys, including album, record and song of the year

Sports History

LA Lakers basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash in foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas, southern California; considered one of the greatest players in the game's history

  • NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida: AFC beats NFC, 38-33; MVP's: Lamar Jackson, QB (Baltimore Ravens), Calais Campbell, DE (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Shane, American folk vocalist (Kingston Trio - "Tom Dooley"), dies at 85

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, American basketball guard (NBA champion 2000–02, 09-10; NBA MVP 2008; 18 x NBA All Star; LA Lakers; Olympic gold 2008, 12), dies in a helicopter crash at 41

2020 Highlights

About January 26, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 2 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • UK #1 Song: Godzilla - Eminem Ft. Juice Wrld