On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 2020

Historical Events

  • America registers 521 cases of COVID-19 with 21 deaths across 33 states
  • BNP Paribas Open international tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, dubbed 'the 5th Grand Slam' is cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the safety of participants and attendees
  • ICC T20 World Cup Women's Cricket, Melbourne: Defending champions Australia beats India by 85 runs; Beth Mooney [77no] Player of the Series; Alyssa Healy 75 off 39 balls MVP; crowd 86,174
  • Italy announces it is locking down northern region of Lombardy, including Milan, with 16 million people, as COVID-19 cases reach 5,800 with 233 deaths

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMax Von Sydow

Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (The Seventh Seal, Exorcist, Game of Thrones), dies at 90


2020 Highlights

About March 8, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces