On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 2020

Historical Events

  • Ecuador's COVID-19 death toll is then one of world's highest per capita after 7,600 more deaths than usual (503 official toll), in report by "The New York Times"
  • First findings of a frog fossil 40 million years old, found on Seymour Island, Antarctica (2015) published in "Scientific Reports"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns this is "not the end phase but still just the beginning" of the COVID-19 pandemic

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • NFL Draft: LSU quarterback Joe Burrow first pick by Cincinnati Bengals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump suggests COVID-19 might be treated by injecting disinfectant or UV lights into a human body at a White House press briefing. Government officials and disinfectant companies quickly state doing so is not only extremely dangerous but potentially deadly.

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Bernardino Lombao, Spanish handballer (Atlético de Madrid 1967-69), coach (Nat basketball teams) and TV presenter (De Olimpia a Los Ángeles, Objetivo 92), dies at 81
  • Norbert Blüm, German politician, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, dies at 84
2020 Highlights

About April 23, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus