On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 2020

Historical Events

COVID-19

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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


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? 2 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • UK #1 Song: Roses - Saint Jhn