On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 2020

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in landmark case that ignited #MeToo movement

Historic Event

Malaysia's 94-year old Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns only to be reinstated later in the day as interim Prime Minister

  • Memorial service for NBA star Kobe Byrant held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
  • New York firefighter Daniel Foley, who found his brother's body in ruins of World Trade Center, dies of cancer bringing first responders death toll to 343
  • Scientists identify the first animal that doesn't need oxygen to breathe - a tiny parasite living in salmon tissue, reported in journal PNAS

Famous Deaths

  • Don Furner, Australian rugby league forward (1 Test) and coach (Australia 15 Tests; Eastern Suburbs, Canberra Raiders), dies at 87
  • Jahn Teigen, Norwegian pop-rock singer (Popol Ace; Eurovison Song Contest, 1978, 1982 & 1983), dies at 70
  • Jan Kowalczyk, Polish equestrian rider (Olympics gold show jumping individual; silver team 1980), dies at 78
  • Katherine Johnson, American NASA mathematician (portrayed in film Hidden Figures), dies at 101
2020 Highlights

About February 24, 2020

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • UK #1 Song: No Time To Die - Billie Eilish