On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 2020

Historical Events

  • First known COVID-19 case identified in New York, a health care worker returning from Iran
  • Muhyiddin Yassin sworn as Malaysian Prime Minister by Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah
  • Pete Buttigieg drops out of the US Democratic presidential race
  • Turkey launches major offensive against Syrian government in northern Syria after 36 Turkish soldiers killed in air and artillery strikes 3 days earlier

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJack Welch

Jack Welch, American businessman & CEO of General Electric (GE), dies of renal failure at 84

Businessman and CEO of GE Jack Welch
Businessman and CEO of GE
Jack Welch
  • Stefan Lindqvist, Swedish soccer midfielder (5 caps; IFK Göteborg), dies from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 52
2020 Highlights

About March 1, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces