On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 2020

Historical Events

  • International body Covax, established to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to low and middle income countries, announces deals with vaccine manufacturers and method for countries to share excess vaccines
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine granted emergency authorization by US Food and Drug Administration
  • South Africa announces detection of new variant of COVID-19, called 501.V2, which is driving a second wave of infections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Vice President Mike Pence receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine live on TV

48th Vice President of the United States Mike Pence
48th Vice President of the United States
Mike Pence

Famous Deaths

  • Tim Severin, British author and explorer who replicated historic voyages, dies at 80
2020 Highlights

About December 18, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius