On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi

PandemicCOVID-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

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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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? 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries