On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 2020

Historical Events


Turkey passes Iran to become the Middle Eastern country with the most COVID-19 cases with 86,306 infections, Iran continues to have the most deaths

COVID-19 Pandemic

UK COVID-19 death toll reaches 16,060 (hospitals only), as "The Sunday Times" criticizes Boris Johnson's government's response, saying they "sleepwalked into disaster"

  • US COVID-19 death toll passes 40,000, with 742,442 cases recorded according to Johns Hopkins tally

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Oliver, American MLB player, dies at 77
  • Ian Whitcomb, English rocker ("You Turn Me On"), dies at 78
  • ├Źndio, Brazilian soccer striker (7 caps; Flamengo, Corinthians, Espanyol), dies at 89
  • Steve Dalkowski, American baseball player and inspiration for Bull Durham film, dies of COVID-19 complications at 80
2020 Highlights

About April 19, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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