On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 2020

Historical Events

  • All England Lawn Tennis Club cancels Wimbledon for the first time since World War II because of the COVID-19 pandemic; entire grass-court season abandoned

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump says the US Strategic National Stockpile is almost depleted amid widespread shortages of medical equipment to fight COVID-19

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Schlesinger, American rock musician (Fountains Of Wayne) and songwriter (That Thing You Do), dies of COVID-19 complications at 52
  • David Driskell, American artist and champion of African American art, dies of COVID-19 complications at 88
  • Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago WS) and broadcaster (Chicago WS radio 1991-2005), dies of kidney disease at 70
  • Ellis Marsalis, American jazz musician and prominent teacher, dies of COVID-19 complications at 85
  • John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, dies of Covid-19 at 94
  • Nur Hassan Hussein [Nur Adde], Somalian politician, Prime Minister of Somalia (2007-09), dies from COVID-19 at 82
2020 Highlights

About April 1, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries