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

COVID-19 Pandemic

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

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 radio broadcaster (Chicago White Sox, 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? 2 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
  • UK #1 Song: Roses - Saint Jhn