On This Day

What Happened in 2020

Historical Events in 2020

  • Jan 1 Scotland's Peter Wright beats Dutch defending champion Michael Van Gerwen, 7-3 with 102.79 average, 34 x 140s, 11 maximums and 53% on doubles to seal his first PDC World Darts Championship in London
  • Jan 1 Pro-Iranian protesters end siege of US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Jan 1 106th Rose Bowl: #6 Oregon beats #8 Wisconsin, 28-27
  • Jan 1 86th Sugar Bowl: #5 Georgia beats #7 Baylor, 26-14
  • Jan 3 US drone strike kills top Iranian security and intelligence commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani outside Baghdad airport in Iraq
  • Jan 4 Australian bushfires death toll reaches 23 as PM Scott Morrison announces national defense force will be employed to help fight the more than 200 fires, amid criticism of his leadership
  • Jan 4 Floods and landslides caused by torrential rain in Jakarta, Indonesia, kill at least 53
  • Jan 5 Iran pulls out of the 2015 nuclear deal, will not limit its uranium enrichment
  • Jan 5 Golden Globes: "1917" Best Drama, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" Best Comedy/Musical, acting awards Renee Zellweger, Joaquin Pheonix, Awkwafina, Taron Edgerton
  • Jan 7 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico, island's largest in a century, followed by many aftershocks kill 1 person and destroy 800 homes

More Historical Events

World Leaders in 2020

Famous Weddings in 2020

  • Jan 20 American former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow (32) weds South African Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (24) in Cape Town, South Africa

Famous Divorces in 2020