On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 2020

Historical Events

  • 12 hours after PGA Tour cancelled its flagship event, The Players Championship, Augusta National announces postponement of the Masters Tournament to a date to be fixed because of COVID-19 pandemic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

African American Breonna Taylor shot and killed by police officers executing a no-knock warrant on her flat with a battering ram in Louisville, Kentucky [1]

Victim of Police Brutality Breonna Taylor
Victim of Police Brutality
Breonna Taylor
  • Elite football in Britain, including England's Premier League, EFL, Women's Super League plus in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is suspended until at least 3 April because of COVID-19 pandemic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates steps down from the company's board to focus on philanthropic activities

Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist
Bill Gates

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency, freeing up $50 billion to fight COVID-19

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

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Harris, 1st American Episcopal female bishop, dies at 89

Person of interestBreonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor, African American medical technician, shot and killed by police officers in her home at 26 [1]

Victim of Police Brutality Breonna Taylor
Victim of Police Brutality
Breonna Taylor

2020 Highlights

About March 13, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces