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

Election 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

  • 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 year, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius