On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 2020

Historical Events

Historic Event

Former President Barack Obama endorses his former Vice President Joe Biden for president

  • IMF warns the global economy expected to contract by 3% in 2020 due to COVID-19 "Great Lockdown", steepest downturn since the Great Depression
  • Parts of Europe begin to ease lockdown restrictions after 5-6 weeks with some shops opening in Austria and parts of Italy

COVID-19 Pandemic

PM Narendra Modi extends India's COVID-19 lockdown until May 3

COVID-19

US President Donald Trump freezes funding for the World Health Organization pending a review, for mistakes in handling the COVID-19 pandemic and for being "China-centric", prompting international criticism


Famous Deaths

  • Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees 2010-20), dies of liver condition at 63
  • Paul Bayvel, South African rugby union scrum-half (10 caps; Transvaal), dies from cancer at 71
  • Ron Wylie, Scottish soccer forward (Notts County, Aston Villa, Birmingham City) and manager (WBA), dies at 86
2020 Highlights

About April 14, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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