On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 2020

Historical Events

  • WHO warns Africa could be next epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 300,000 deaths, pushing 30 million into poverty as it records nearly 1000 deaths and 19,000 cases to date

Famous Deaths

  • Arlene Saunders, American soprano, dies of COVID-19 complications at 89
  • Bobby Winkles, American College Baseball Hall of Fame coach (Arizona State University) and manager (California Angels, Oakland A's), dies at 90
  • Carlos Contreras, Chilean soccer defender (30 caps; Universidad de Chile), dies at 81
  • Matthew Seligman, British studio and touring new wave rock bassist (Robyn Hitchcock; Thompson Twins; Thomas Dolby), dies from Covid-19 complications at 64
  • Norman Hunter, English soccer defender (28 caps; Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley; FIFA World Cup 1966), dies from COVID-19 at 76
  • Raymond Van Gestel, Belgian soccer winger (5 caps; Lyra) and athlete (Belgian long jump champion), dies at 90
2020 Highlights

About April 17, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 year
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries