On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 2021

Historical Events

  • 86th Heisman Trophy Award: DeVonta Smith, Alabama (WR)
  • Daily new cases of COVID-19 top 60,000 in the UK as data reveals one in fifty in England had COVID-19 within the last week
  • In Georgia Senate run-off elections Raphael Warnock (D) defeats Kelly Loeffler (R) and Jon Ossoff (D) defeats David Perdue (R) to give Democrats control of the US Senate
  • Six Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, sign an agreement to ease the blockage with Qatar, in place since 2017

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Brett, Australian tennis coach (Boris Becker, Goran Ivanišević, Marin Čilić), dies from cancer at 67
  • Colin Bell, English soccer midfielder (48 caps; Manchester City 394 games), dies at 74
  • Pat Patrick, American auto racing team owner (Patrick Racing; Indianapolis 500, 1973, 1982, 1989; Emerson Fittipaldi IndyCar title, 1989), dies at 91
2021 Highlights

About January 5, 2021

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn