On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 2014

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joko Widodo becomes President of Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • Laquan McDonald (17) is shot dead by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke while jaywalking, the murder caught on video footage

Famous Deaths

  • John Hoskyns, Policy Advisor to Margaret Thatcher (1979-82), dies at 87
  • Lili Carati, Miss Italy 1975 and actress (Alcove), dies at 58
  • Oscar de la Renta, Domincan American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973), dies at 82
  • Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 87