On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 2021

Historical Events

  • 10 Nepali climbers become the first to reach the summit of K2 in winter on the China-Pakistan border

Election of Interest

Armin Laschet is elected leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), to replace long-serving leader Angela Merkel

  • India begin the vaccination of its 1.3 billion people for COVID-19

Famous Deaths

Phil Spector

(Harvey) Phil Spector, American record producer (Wall of Sound), and convicted murderer, dies of Covid-19 complications at 81 [1]

  • Jon Arnett, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (USC; 5 × Pro Bowl; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), dies from heart failure at 85
2021 Highlights

About January 16, 2021

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 4 months and 7 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