On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 2020

Historical Events

  • Chad begins repaying a $100 million debt to Angola with cattle, as more than 1,000 cows arrive in Luanda
  • European Union announces a 30-day ban on entering its 26 countries for almost all travelers as it struggles to contain COVID-19
  • French Open becomes first Grand Slam tennis tournament to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic; moves from May 24-June 7 to September 20-October 4; conflicts with Laver Cup men’s team event
  • Golden Raspberry Film Awards (Razzies): Musical "Cats" wins six awards including worst film
  • UEFA announces the postponement of its flagship national team football competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be played in June / July due to the COVID-19 emergency

Famous Deaths

  • Lyle Waggoner, American actor (The Carol Burnett Show; Wonder Woman), dies from cancer at 84
  • Roger Mayweather, American boxer (WBA & lineal super featherweight title 1983-84, WBC light welterweight 1987-89; IBO light welterweight; IBO welterweight 1994-95), dies at 58
2020 Highlights

About March 17, 2020

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

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces