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

Historic Event

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


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? 1 year, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius