On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 2020

Historical Events


PandemicCOVID-19

American cases of COVID-19 exceed all other countries on this date, with 81,578 cases and 1,180 deaths (New York Times)

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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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  • Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to all 51 murders in New Zealand
  • Record number of Americans file for unemployment - 3.3 million according to US Department of Labor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US charges Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and other officials with "narco-terrorism", by flooding the US with drugs

President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro
President of Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro

Famous Deaths

  • Curly Neal, American basketball guard (Harlem Globetrotters 1963-85), dies at 77
  • Jimmy Wynn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1967, 74, 75; Houston Colt 45s/Astros, LA Dodgers), dies at 78
  • John O'Leary, Irish golfer (Irish Open 1982; Ryder Cup 1975; director European Tour 1985-2019), dies at 70
  • Michel Hidalgo, French soccer midfielder (1 cap; Monaco) and manager (France 1976-84; UEFA Euro 1984), dies at 87
2020 Highlights

About March 26, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries