On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 2020

Historical Events

  • The UK becomes the first western country to authorize a vaccine for COVID-19, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

US Attorney General William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, despite claims by President Donald Trump

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • US records its largest daily death toll for COVID-19 at 2,885 and for the first time patient numbers in hospital exceed 100,000

Famous Deaths

  • Pamela Tiffin, American actress (One, Two, Three; Viva Max!), dies at 78 [1]
  • Pat Patterson, Canadian pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame; creator Royal Rumble), dies from cancer at 79
  • Rafer Johnson, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1960), dies from stroke complications at 86
  • ValĂ©ry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician, President of France (1974-81), dies of COVID-19 at 94
2020 Highlights

About December 2, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius