What Happened on April 30, 2020

Historical Events

  • British Captain Tom Moore, who raised more £30 million for the National Health Service walking in his garden, turns 100 and made an honorary colonel by the Queen

Historic Event

Eurozone economy shrinks at -3.8% between Jan and Mar 2020, the fastest rate on record with Euro Bank President Christine Lagarde warning the 2nd quarter will be even worse

  • Russian Prime Minister Mikhail V. Mishustin says he has COVID-19
  • South Korea reports no new domestic cases of COVID-19 for 1st time, their virus cases peaked Feb 29

COVID-19 Pandemic

UK PM Boris Johnson says Britain is past the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 Pandemic

US President Donald Trump claims COVID-19 originated in a lab in Wuhan, while the Office of the Director of National Intelligence saying the virus is not manmade


Famous Deaths

  • Chuni Goswami, Indian soccer striker and captain (30 caps; Mohun Bagan) and cricket all-rounder (captain Bengal), dies from cardiac arrest at 82
  • Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), dies at 67
  • Tony Allen, Nigerian drummer who pioneered Afrobeat sound, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 79
2020 Highlights

About April 30, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
  • UK #1 Song: You'll Never Walk Alone - Michael Ball & Captain Tom Moore