On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 2021

Historical Events


<b>President Inaugurated</b>President Inaugurated

Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America and Kamala Harris as the 49th Vice President, the first female, black or south Asian Vice President. Amanda Gorman recites "The Hill We Climb".

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
Poet and Activist Amanda Gorman
Poet and Activist
Amanda Gorman
49th US Vice President and Senator Kamala Harris
49th US Vice President and Senator
Kamala Harris
  • US President Joe Biden signs 15 executive orders on his first day in office to re-join the WHO, the Paris Climate Agreement, revoking the Keystone XL Pipeline and mandating masks on federal properties

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Swan, English soccer defender (19 caps; Sheffield Wednesday, Bury), dies at 84
  • Ted Thompson, American NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers) and executive (GM Green Bay Packers 2005-17), dies from autonomic disorder at 68
2021 Highlights

About January 20, 2021

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

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius