What Happened on October 2, 2020

Historical Events

COVID-19 Pandemic

US President Donald Trump announces via twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, President hospitalized later that day

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1968, 70; NL MVP 1968; 9 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals), dies from pancreatic cancer at 84
  • Bob Miller, American ice hockey center (47 games USA; Boston Bruins, Colorado Rockies, LA Kings), dies at 64
  • Ron Perranoski, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1963, 65; AL saves leader 1969, 70; LA Dodgers) and coach (World Series 1981, 88; LAD), dies at 84
2020 Highlights

About October 2, 2020

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

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dynamite - BTS
  • UK #1 Song: Mood - 24kGoldn Ft. Iann Dior