On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 2019

Historical Events

  • Britain's Prince Andrew announces he is stepping back from public duties after outcry from disastrous interview on his friendship with Jeffry Epstein
  • Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is "climate emergency"
  • Snakes lived with hind legs for 70 million years (Najash rionegrina), according to research from La Buitrera Palaeontological Area, Argentina, published in "Science Advances"
  • US Ambassador Gordon Sondland testifies in impeachment inquiry that “We followed the president’s orders.” and that “everyone was in the loop” over Ukraine dealings

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Cox, American NFL kicker (NFL champion 1969; Pro Bowl 1970; Minnesota Vikings all-time leading scorer), dies at 80
  • Michael J Pollard [Pollack], American character actor (Bonnie & Clyde; Roxanne), dies from cardiac arrest at 80
  • Wataru "Wat" Misaka, American professional basketball player, first non-white player, and first player of Asian descent in BAA (later known as NBA) (New York Knicks, 1947-48), dies at 95
2019 Highlights

About November 20, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
  • UK #1 Song: Dance Monkey - Tones and I