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

COVID-19 Pandemic

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


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 year, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius