On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 2020

Historical Events

  • 149th British Open Men's Golf Championship is cancelled for the first time since WWII due to the coronavirus pandemic; Royal St George's GC to host event in 2021
  • Cyclone Harold makes landfall in Vanuatu, leaving thousands of houses destroyed and 2 dead

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announces state of emergency in seven prefectures and a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package as coronavirus COVID-19 cases climb

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe

Historic DiscoveryCOVID-19

Nadia, a tiger at the Bronz Zoo, tests positive for COVID-19, 1st known case of human-to-cat transmission
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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
  • US coronavirus COVID-19 death toll passes 10,000 in six weeks, with more than 356,000 American infected, New York death toll reaches 4,758

Famous Deaths

  • Al Kaline, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (18 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1968; 10 × Gold Glove Award; Detroit Tigers), dies at 85
  • Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 6 ODIs), dies at 64
  • James Drury, American actor (The Virginian), dies of natural causes at 85
  • Radomir Antić, Serbian soccer defender (1 cap Yugoslavia; Partizan, Luton Town) and manager (Atlético Madrid; Serbia), dies from pancreatitis at 71
2020 Highlights

About April 6, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries