On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 2020

Historical Events

Music Concert

"Together At Home" virtual benefit concert for the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund curated by Lady Gaga; 6-hour pre-show streams on-line, followed by 2-hour global telecast; performers include: Andra Day, Common, The Killers, Charlie Puth, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Annie Lennox, and Zucchero

  • Canada's worst modern mass shooting as a gunman kills 18 people, including a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, across Nova Scotia
  • French flagship aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle reports over 1,000 cases of COVID-19, prompting an investigation

Famous Deaths

  • Fran├žois Lafortune Jr., Belgian shooter (competed at 7 Olympic Games 1952-1976, 50m Rifle, Prone Position), dies from Parkinson's disease at 87
  • Takuo Aoyagi, Japanese engineer who invented the pulse oximeter, dies at 84
2020 Highlights

About April 18, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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