On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 2021

Historical Events

  • 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's island of Sulawesi kills at least 42 with hundreds injured
  • Dutch government led by PM Mark Rutte resigns after falsely accusing thousands of families of welfare fraud
  • Global death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic passes 2 million (true total likely much higher)

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce Headley, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (Breeders' Cup Sprint 2000 Kona Gold), dies from a stroke at 86
  • Vicente Cantatore, Argentine soccer manager (Chile, Real Valladolid, Colo Colo, Real Betis, Sevilla, Sporting de Gij√≥n), dies at 85
2021 Highlights

About January 15, 2021

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn