On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 2021

Historical Events

  • Lloyd Austin confirmed as defense secretary by the US Senate, and the first black head of the Pentagon

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHank Aaron

Hank Aaron, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (MLB record 755 HRs; NL MVP 1957; 25 × MLB All-Star; Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers), dies at 86 [1]

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • James Purify, American R&B singer ("I'm Your Puppet"), dies of Covid-19 complications at 76
  • Luton Shelton, Jamaican soccer striker (75 caps; Vålerenga, Karabükspor, Sheffield United), dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 35
  • Nick Drake-Lee, English rugby union prop (8 caps; Leicester Tigers), dies at 78
  • Tony Jones, American NFL tackle (Super Bowl 1997, 98; Second-team All-Pro 1994; Pro Bowl 1998; Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos), dies at 54
2021 Highlights

About January 22, 2021

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius