On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 2020

Historical Events

  • 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico, island's largest in a century, followed by many aftershocks kill 1 person and destroy 800 homes

Famous Deaths

  • AndrĂ© Abadie, French rugby union front rower (7 caps; SC Rieumois, SC Graulhetois, SC Albi), dies at 85
  • Elizabeth Wurtzel, American author (Prozac Nation), dies of metastatic breast cancer at 52
  • George Perles, American football coach (Michigan State University 1983-94; Pittsburgh Steelers), dies from Parkinson's disease at 85
  • Khamis Al-Dossari, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps; Al-Hilal, Al Ittihad), dies from cancer at 46
  • Neil Peart, Canadian musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings) dies from glioblastoma (brain cancer) at 67
2020 Highlights

About January 7, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn