On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 2020

Historical Events

  • 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment in 4 weeks (5.2 million in the last week), wiping out 9 1/2 years of job gains
  • Nationwide State of Emergency declared in Japan till 6 May due to worsening Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak
  • New study claims a multi-decade megadrought is already under way in the western US, published in journal "Science"

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Deitch, American illustrator (Tom Terrific, Nudnik), dies at 95
  • Howard Finkel, American pro wrestling ring announcer (WWE Hall of Fame), dies from stroke complications at 69
  • Luis SepĂșlveda, Chilean writer and political activist (The Old Man Who Read Love Stories), dies of COVID-19 at 70
  • Steve Cash, YouTube personality (Talking Kitty Cat), commits suicide at 40
2020 Highlights

About April 16, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries