On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 2020

Historical Events

  • 2020 becomes busiest Atlantic hurricane season ever as tropical storm Theta named record 29th storm
  • Drugmakers BioNTech and Pfizer announce their COVID-19 vaccine to be over 90% effective in a first look at the results from their phase 3 trial involving nearly 44,000 people
  • Peru's Congress votes to impeach and oust President Martín Vizcarra on corruption charges
  • US Attorney General William Barr controversially approves federal investigations into voter fraud for the US elections
  • US recorded COVID-19 cases pass 10 million, with 1 million new cases recorded in 10 days. Death toll over 237,000. [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Amadou Toumani Touré, Mali politician, President of Mali (2002-12), dies at 72 [1]
  • Fernando Atzori, Italian boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1964), dies at 78
  • Tom Heinsohn, American NBA star, coach (Boston Celtics) and broadcaster, dies at 86
2020 Highlights

About November 9, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio