On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bernie Sanders drops out of the Democratic race for US president

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • Saudi-backed coalition fighting Houthi fighters in Yemen calls for a ceasefire after five years to stop the spread of coronavirus COVID-19
  • World Trade organization predicts a drop in global trade greater than the 2008 financial crisis, between 13% and 32% for 2020

Famous Deaths

  • Jackie Du Preez, Zimbabwe cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, South Africa; Zimbabwe Test selector), dies from heart failure at 77
2020 Highlights

About April 8, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries