On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 2020

Historical Events


Music awardsGrammy Awards

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

Singer-Songwriter Billie Eilish
Singer-Songwriter
Billie Eilish

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 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

Person of interestKobe 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

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

2020 Highlights

About January 26, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius