On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 2020

Historical Events

  • America begins its first COVID-19 vaccinations using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on the same day it records over 300,000 deaths
  • Russia revealed to have been behind massive cyberattack on US government agencies and private companies since the Spring
  • Total solar eclipse visible across southern Chile and Argentina
  • US Attorney General William Barr resigns

Election of Interest

US Electoral College votes 306-232 to officially affirm Joe Biden's presidential election victory

  • US Open Women's Golf, Champions GC, Houston: Kim A-lim wins her first major title by 1 stroke from fellow South Korean Ko Jin-young and American Amy Olson

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Freeman, Australian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests, 34 wickets, 2 x 50s; South Australia), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Gérard Houllier, French soccer manager (Paris Saint-Germain, Lens, Liverpool, Olympique Lyonnais, Aston Villa, France), dies after heart operation at 73
  • Günter Sawitzki, German soccer goalkeeper (10 caps West Germany; VfB Stuttgart), dies at 88
  • Jeannie Morris, American sports journalist and author (Chicago Daily News, WMAQ; 'Brian Piccolo: A Short Season', 2014 Ring Lardner Award), dies from appendix cancer at 85
2020 Highlights

About December 14, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius