ON THIS DAY HAPPENED:

Births:

Shannon Tavarez, American actress and singer (d. 2010) (American actress and singer , 20.1.1999.)

Joey Badass, American rapper (Pro Era) (American rapper (Pro Era), 20.1.1995.)

Denis Mukhametdinov, Russian footballer (Russian footballer, 20.1.1994.)

Lorenzo Crisetig, Italian footballer (Italian footballer, 20.1.1993.)

Jorge Zárate, Mexican footballer (Mexican footballer, 20.1.1992.)

Jolyon Palmer, English race car driver (English race car driver, 20.1.1991.)

Polona Hercog, Slovenian tennis player (Slovenian tennis player, 20.1.1991.)

Washington Santana da Silva, Brazilian footballer (Brazilian footballer, 20.1.1989.)

Benjamin Ulrich, German rugby player (German rugby player, 20.1.1988.)

Jeffrén Suárez, Spanish footballer (Spanish footballer, 20.1.1988.)

Deaths:

Jonas Trinkūnas, Lithuanian ethnologist (b. 1939) (Lithuanian ethnologist , 20.1.2014.)

George Scott, Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1929) (Canadian-American wrestler , 20.1.2014.)

Otis G. Pike, American judge and politician (b. 1921) (American judge and politician , 20.1.2014.)

James Jacks, American film producer (b. 1947) (American film producer , 20.1.2014.)

Graeme Dallow, New Zealand police officer (b. 1930) (New Zealand police officer , 20.1.2014.)

Ubaldo Continiello, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1941) (Italian composer and conductor , 20.1.2014.)

Vern Benson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1924) (American baseball player, coach, and manager , 20.1.2014.)

Wistin Abela, Maltese politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1934) (Maltese politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Malta , 20.1.2014.)

Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (b. 1933) (Italian conductor , 20.1.2014.)

Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle racer (b. 1926) (Welsh motorcycle racer , 20.1.2013.)

Events:

A protest movement in Iceland culminates as the 2009 Icelandic financial crisis protests start. (20.1.2009.)

A three-man team, using only skis and kites, completes a 1,093-mile (1,759 km) trek to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1958 and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance. (20.1.2007.)

 
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