On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 2010

Historical Events

  • The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes, killing 11 and causing the rig to sink, causing a massive oil discharge into the Gulf of Mexico and an environmental disaster

Famous Deaths

Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist (National Council of Negro Women), dies at 98

2010 Highlights

About April 20, 2010

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus