What Happened on April 2, 2020

Historical Events

COVID-19 Pandemic

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro downplays the COVID-19 pandemic saying "its not all its being made out to be"

  • New study shows western Antarctica once swampy with temperate forests 93-83 million years ago during Cretaceous period, according to Alfred Wegener Institute

COVID-19

Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 1 million, with 1,002,159 cases and 51,485 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University

  • Record 6.6 million Americans filed claims for unemployment in last week according to the US Department of Labor, 10 million over 2 weeks
  • Spain's death toll passes 10,000 (10003), as it posts a record single-day rise of 950 deaths

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Tacy, American college basketball coach (Wake Forest University 1972-85; 222-149 record), dies at 87
  • Claudio Spies, Chilean American composer, dies at 95
  • Eddie Large [McGinnis], British comedian (Little and Large), dies of heart issues and Covid-19 complications at 78
  • Goyo Rubio, Spanish soccer defender (22 caps; Real Madrid 317 games), dies of COVID-19 at 73
  • Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer, and biographer, dies of COVID-19 complications at 86
  • Sergio Rossi, Italian shoe designer, dies of COVID-19 complications at 84
2020 Highlights

About April 2, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
  • UK #1 Song: Roses - Saint Jhn