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

Historic Event

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)

Television Debut

TV series "WandaVision" starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision debuts on Disney+


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 year, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mood - 24kGoldn Featuring iann dior
  • UK #1 Song: Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo