On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Historic DiscoveryCOVID-19

Number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 1 million, with 1,002,159 cases and 51,485 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University
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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
  • 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
  • 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? 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries