On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 2020

Historical Events


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

92nd Academy Awards: "Parasite" 1st non English film to win Best Picture, Best Director Bong Joon-ho, Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actress Renée Zellweger

  • Deaths from the Coronavirus overtake those of Sars (2003) with 813 deaths worldwide, more than 34,800 known to be infected
  • Fastest supersonic New York to London journey made by British Airways Boeing 747-436 in four hours and 56 minutes, speeds of 1,327 km/h / 825 mph due to Storm Ciara
  • Solar Orbiter probe attached to an Atlas rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral
  • Storm Ciara makes landfall in northern Scotland bringing widespread wind and flooding to northern Europe resulting in 18 deaths
  • Suspected militants attack and kill at least 30 people, many while sleeping in their cars in Auno, north-eastern Nigeria, kidnapping women and children

Famous Deaths

  • Mirella Freni, Italian lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly), dies at 84
2020 Highlights

About February 9, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? and 5 months
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius