On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Eifel Grand Prix at Germany's Nürburgring to equal Michael Schumacher's record of 91 Formula 1 victories

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković 6-0, 6-2, 7-5; 20th Grand Slam singles title; record 13th French singles title

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • India records more than 7 million cases of COVID-19

Sport awardNBA Finals

NBA Finals: LA Lakers beat Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 to win record equalling 17th title; MVP: LeBron James; first to win the award with 3 different teams

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Women's PGA Championship, Aronimink GC: Sei Young KIm wins her first major title by 5 strokes from fellow South Korean Inbee Park; shoots tournament record total 266

Famous Deaths

  • Ângelo Martins, Portuguese soccer defender (20 caps; Benfica 231 games), dies at 90
  • Gary F. Jones, American thoroughbred racehorse trainer ($52.6m in purses; 1,465 race wins; US Racing HOF), dies at 76

Person of interestJoe Morgan

Joe Morgan, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1975, 76; NL MVP 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (ESPN), dies at 77

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • Jon Gibson, American flute and saxophone player (Philip Glass Ensemble, 1968-2019), and composer (The Voyage of The Beagle), dies at 80 [1]
2020 Highlights

About October 11, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra