On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Actor Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, reveals he is transgender

  • Chinese robotic spacecraft Chang’e-5 lands on the Moon as part of two-day mission to retrieve rock samples
  • Spotify's most streamed artist of 2020 was Bad Bunny, its most streamed song "Binding Lights" by The Weekend

Famous Deaths

  • Arnie Robinson Jr., American athlete (Olympic gold long jump 1976; bronze 1972), dies from a brain tumor at 72
  • Denis Menke, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1969, 70; Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds), dies at 80
  • Maria Itkina, Russian athlete (9 sprint world records, 60m-400m), dies at 88
2020 Highlights

About December 1, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius