On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 2020

Historical Events

  • Australian states celebrate "Freedom Day" easing COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria and New South Wales
  • Breaking, the competitive form of breakdancing, confirmed as an Olympic sport for the Paris 2024 games
  • Coca-Cola named the world's No. 1 plastic polluter, in Break Free From Plastic's annual brand audit
  • Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo wins a second term in the country's general elections
  • Most of California begins second lockdown as hospitals come under strain and the state records average of 21,000 COVID-19 cases a day

Famous Deaths

  • Chuck Yeager, American test pilot who was the 1st man to break the sound barrier, dies at 97 [1] [2]
  • Dick Allen, American baseball infielder (7 × MLB All-Star; NL Rookie of the Year 1964, Philadelphia Phillies; AL MVP 1972, Chicago WS), dies at 78 [1]
  • Doug Scott, English mountaineer (first ascent of south-west face of Mount Everest), dies at 79 [1]
  • Fred Akers, American football coach (University of Wyoming; University of Texas, Austin; Purdue; career college record 108–75–3), dies at 82
2020 Highlights

About December 7, 2020

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

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius