On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 2020

Historical Events

  • Argentina becomes the fifth country in the world to record over 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases with the death toll at 26,716
  • Nigerian police open fire on protesters in Lagos amid escalating protests against police violence around the country
  • US Justice Department sues Google for illegal monopoly over search and search advertising
  • Vietnam suffers its worst floods in decades with over 100 people killed according to the Red Cross

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Mathis, American football halfback (AFL All Star 1961, 63; New York Titans/Jets), dies at 81
  • Bruno Martini, French soccer goalkeeper (31 caps; Auxerre, Nancy, Montpellier), dies from heart failure at 58
  • Derryl Cousins, American baseball umpire (World Series 1988, 99, 2005; MLB All-Star Game 1987, 98, 2008), dies from cancer at 74
2020 Highlights

About October 20, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra