On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 2020

Historical Events

  • Cruise ship Diamond Princess with 3700 passengers quarantined in Yokohama port, Japan after cases of COVID-19 found on board

Event of interestEvent of Interest

First Democratic caucus in Iowa won narrowly by Pete Buttigieg (most delegates) and Bernie Sanders (most votes) after lengthy delays and irregularities in reporting the results

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • Malawi's constitutional court annuls 2019 election which saw President Peter Mutharika re-elected due to voting irregularities

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Parkin, British classical pianist and champion of British composers, dies at 95
  • George Steiner, French American literary critic and educator, dies at 90
  • Robert Alner, British racehorse trainer (Cheltenham Gold Cup, Cool Dawn 1998), dies at 76
  • Willie Wood, American Pro Football Hall of Fame safety (Pro Bowl 1962, 64–70; Super Bowl 1967, 68; Green Bay Packers), dies of dementia at 83
2020 Highlights

About February 3, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius