On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 2020

Historical Events

  • China's Hubei province, the original center of the COVID-19 outbreak eases restrictions on travel after a nearly two-month lockdown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Indian PM Narendra Modi orders a 21 day lockdown for world's second most populous country of 1.3 billion people to deal with COVID-19

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi

PandemicCOVID-19

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announces postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games until summer of 2021 because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlbert Uderzo

Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist and script writer (Asterix comic books), dies at 92

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo
Cartoonist
Albert Uderzo
  • Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist (Nobel Peace Prize 1976), dies of pneumonia at 76
  • Bill Rieflin, American rock drummer (Nine Inch Nails; R.E.M.; King Crimson), dies at 59
  • Gerard Schurmann, Dutch-British conductor, and composer of classical music (The Double Heart), and film scores, (The Bedford Incident) dies at 96
  • Ignacio Trelles, Mexican soccer midfielder (Mexican Primera División: 1935, 37, 38; Club Necaxa) and coach (Mexico 1960-69), dies at 103
  • John Davies, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1952; WR 200m breaststroke 2:34.4 1952), dies at 90
  • Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician (Soul Makossa), dies of COVID-19 at 86
  • Terrence McNally, American Tony-winning playwright (Kiss of the Spider Woman), dies of COVID-19 complications at 81
  • Tony Rutter, British motorcycle road racer (Formula Two World C'ship 1981-84; 7 x Isle of Man TT Races), dies at 78
2020 Highlights

About March 24, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries