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January 20th

January 20th is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 345 days remaining until the end of the year (346 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about January 20th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on January 20th

225 Gordian III (Roman Emperor 238-244)

1775 Andre-Marie Ampere (scientist)

Andre-Marie Ampere

1896 George Burns (comedian)

George Burns

1920 DeForest Kelly (actor)

1930 Buzz Aldrin (astronaut)

Buzz Aldrin

1934 Tom Baker (actor)

1946 David Lynch (film director)

1950 Liza Goddard (actress)

1952 Paul Stanley (guitarist, musician - KISS)

1956 Bill Maher (comedian, TV host)

1965 Sophie, Countess of Wessex (wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex - British royal)

1966 Rainn Wilson (actor)

1967 Stacey Dash (actress)

1971 Gary Barlow (singer, pianist, producer - Take That)

1972 Nikki Haley (US politician)

1975 Zac Goldsmith (journalist, British politician)

1976 Kirsty Gallacher (TV presenter)

1979 Will Young (singer-songwriter, actor)

1981 Owen Hargreaves (soccer player)

1982 Joe Swash (actor)

January 20th in History

1649 King Charles I of England goes on trial for treason and other crimes.

1841 Hong Kong Island occupied by Britain.


1920 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) founded.

1936 Edward VIII becomes British King.

Duke of Windsor

1958 Elvis Presley receives his military Draft notice.

Elvis Presley

1981 Iran releases 52 American hostages, minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as US President.

Ronald Reagan

1986 Martin Luther King, Jr. day is celebrated as a US federal holiday for the first time.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2009 Barack Obama inaugurated as US President.

Barack Obama

2017 Donald Trump inaugurated as US President.

Donald Trump

January 20th is also

Presidential Inauguration Day (USA)


People born on January 20th are Capricorn


Capricorn Information: Capricorn Links:

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