On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 2020

Historical Events

COVID-19 Pandemic

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari orders a lockdown in the cities of Lagos and Abuja after the country records 97 COVID-19 cases and one death

COVID-19 Pandemic

US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warns America may see between 100,000 - 200,000 deaths from COVID-19


Famous Deaths

  • Alan Merrill [Allan Sachs], American vocalist and songwriter (The Arrows -"I Love Rock 'n' Roll"), dies from Covid-19 complications at 69
  • Jamary Oliveira, Brazilian composer (Sanctus; Piano Pièce), and music professor, dies at 76
  • Jim Lambright, American college football coach (University of Washington 1993-98; 44–25–1 record), dies from complications of dementia at 77
  • Joe Diffie, American country singer and guitarist (Home), dies of COVID-19 complications at 61
  • José Luis Capón, Spanish soccer defender (13 caps; Atlético Madrid, 200 games), dies of COVID-19 at 72
  • Ken Shimura, Japanese comedian and actor (Shimura Ken no Bakatono-sama), dies of COVID-19 at 70
  • Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer ("Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima"), dies at 86
2020 Highlights

About March 29, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
  • UK #1 Song: Roses - Saint Jhn