On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 2020

Historical Events

  • Russia begins vaccinating people with its Sputnik V vaccine in Moscow, despite the vaccine not finishing clinical trials

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Alliss, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1957 GB winners) and author, course designer and television presenter, commentator (BBC, ESPN, ABC Sports), dies at 89
  • Viktor Ponedelnik, Russian soccer striker (29 caps Soviet Union; FC SKA Rostov-on-Don), dies at 83
  • Wojciech ZabÅ‚ocki, Polish fencer (4 x World C'ship gold team; Olympic silver team sabre 1956, 60; bronze 1964), dies at 89
2020 Highlights

About December 5, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius