On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 2018

Historical Events

  • 12,000 year old fossil called "Luzia", oldest known fossil in South America announced found mostly intact after devastating fire at Brazil's National Museum
  • All-England Lawn Tennis Club announces tie break to be used when scores reach 12-12 in deciding set at Wimbledon
  • Australia's center-right coalition government loses its 1-seat majority by losing the Wentworth by-election

Agreement of Interest

President Trump threatens to pull the US out of an arms control agreement with Russia because Russia has violated its terms


Famous Deaths

  • Wim Kok, Dutch politician, Dutch Prime Minister (1994-2002), dies at 80
2018 Highlights

About October 20, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra