On This Day

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

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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

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

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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

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

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

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 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus