On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 2020

Historical Events

  • Australian Open Women's Tennis: 21 year old American Sofia Kenin wins her first Grand Slam title with a 4–6, 6–2, 6–2 victory over Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain
  • Largest swarm of locusts across East Africa leads Somalia to declare national emergency
  • Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, appointed the new Prime Minister of Iraq by President Barham Salih after 4 months of protests

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Gill, British guitarist and record producer (Gang of Four - "Damaged Goods"), dies from multiple organ failure and pneumonia at 64
  • Peter Serkin, American concert pianist (TASHI quartet), and pedagogue (Juilliard; Curtis Institute; Yale; Bard College), dies from pancreatic cancer at 72
2020 Highlights

About February 1, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • UK #1 Song: Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi