On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 2020

Historical Events

  • US and Taliban sign deal to end 18-year war in Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar. US and NATO allies will withdraw their troops after 14 months if deal kept.
  • Watford beats Liverpool, 3-0 at Vicarage Road; first Reds loss since Manchester City January 2019; ends joint-longest winning streak (18) and second longest unbeaten run (44) in English top-flight football history

Famous Deaths

  • Andrei Vedernikov, Russian road cyclist (first Soviet to win individual amateur road race at World C'ships 1981), dies as a result of a falling tree at 60
  • Bill Roe, American sports executive (President USA Track & Field 2000-2008), dies at 69
  • Éva Székely, Hungarian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1952; silver 1956; first WR 400m individual medley 1953), dies at 92
2020 Highlights

About February 29, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces