On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • A woman who can smell Parkinson's disease has helped researchers identify molecules on the skin of people with the disease in Manchester, England
  • Finland is the world's happiest country, South Sudan is world's least happy, according to annual World Happiness Report
  • Four men arrested in South Korea for secretly filming 1,600 hotel guests and selling the footage via a website
  • Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts calls the state's flooding "the most widespread destruction we have ever seen in our state's history"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Walt Disney Company acquires Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment business for $71 billion

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

Famous Deaths

  • Randy Jackson, American baseball 3rd baseman (2-time MLB All Star), dies of pneumonia at 93