What Happened on July 23, 2020

Historical Events

  • China launches its first mission to Mars, Tianwen-1, a combined orbiter, lander and rover, from Wenchang Launch Site, Hainan Island
  • South Africa records more than 400,000 COVID-19 cases amid surging infections and decides to shut schools for a month
  • US confirmed cases of COVID-19 pass 4 million with death toll over 143,000. Real number of cases likely up to 13x higher according to CDC.

Historic Event

US President Trump says he could send 75,000 federal agents to deal with violence in American cities like Portland, drawing backlash


Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian politician, President of Tanzania (1995-2005), dies at 81
  • Jean Brankart, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1955, Giro d'Italia 1958 runner-up; Belgium national track pursuit champion 1956, 58, 59), dies at 90
  • Mars Rafikov, Russian cosmonaut (one of the 20 original cosmonauts), dies at 66
2020 Highlights

About July 23, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rockstar - DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch
  • UK #1 Song: Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo