On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Australian bushfires death toll reaches 23 as PM Scott Morrison announces national defense force will be employed to help fight the more than 200 fires, amid criticism of his leadership

Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison
Prime Minister of Australia
Scott Morrison
  • Floods and landslides caused by torrential rain in Jakarta, Indonesia, kill at least 53

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Binkert, German soccer striker (12 caps Saarland; FC Saarbrücken), dies at 96
  • Walter Ormeño, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (Peru 1949-57; Boca Juniors, Rosario Central), dies at 93
2020 Highlights

About January 4, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn