On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 2020

Historical Events

  • 2020 NCAA men's basketball tournament is cancelled over concerns of the spreading coronavirus; first time 'March Madness' not held since it began in 1939; women's tournament also cancelled
  • NHL announces the pausing of the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic; Commissioner Gary Bettman hopeful the postponement would not affect the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

UK PM Boris Johnson says the UK is facing the “worst public health crisis for a generation”, up to 10,000 people may already be infected with coronavirus COVID-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Trump bans travel with 26 European countries though not the UK due to coronavirus COVID-19 (UK and Ireland added day later)

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

2020 Highlights

About March 12, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces