On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 2020

Historical Events

  • AstraZeneca is the third drugmaker to report an effective vaccine for COVID-19 (62% or 90% effective depending on how it is given) and easy-to make and distribute
  • Charli D'Amelio becomes the first person to hit 100 million followers on TikTok
  • China launches Chang’e-5 mission to the Moon from Wenchang space site, Hainan Island, to collect lunar rock and soil samples

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President-elect Joe Biden introduces his new cabinet including Alejandro Mayorkas 1st Latino head of homeland security, Avril Haines 1st female director of national intelligence

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden

Famous Deaths

  • Anele Ngcongca, South African soccer defender (53 caps; Genk), dies in a car accident at 33
  • David Dinkins, American politician (1st African American Mayor of NYC 1990-93), dies at 93 [1]
  • Hal Ketchum, American country singer (Small Town Saturday Night), dies at 67
2020 Highlights

About November 23, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius