On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 2020

Historical Events

  • Australia's highest court overturns the child sexual abuse conviction of Catholic Cardinal George Pell
  • China ends its lockdown of Wuhan, the city at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic after 76 days as the country reports no new deaths for the 1st time
  • US Acting-Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly resigns after calling USN Capt. Brett Crozier of aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN71) "too naive and too stupid", in an address to the ship's crew
  • Wisconsin holds its Democratic primary with in-person voting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, after a mail-in voting rejected by the Wisconsin Legislature

Famous Deaths

  • Hal Willner, American music producer (Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill; Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films; The Carl Stalling Project), dies with symptoms of Covid-19 at 64
  • Harv Schmidt, American college basketball coach (University of Illinois 1967-74), dies at 83
  • John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter ("Hello In There"; "Angel From Montgomery"; "Paradise"), dies of Covid-19 complications at 73
2020 Highlights

About April 7, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries