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 COVID-19 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

COVID-19 Pandemic

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


Nadia, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo (New York City), tests positive for COVID-19, 1st known case of human-to-cat transmission

  • US 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

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, 3 x 50; Central Districts), dies from heart failure 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? 2 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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