On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 2020

Historical Events

Music awardsCMT Music Awards

54th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, and Luke Bryan win

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
  • FBI says Iran and Russia have US voter information and are trying to influence outcome of US election
  • Nasa Osiris-Rex spacecraft lands briefly on asteroid Bennu on mission to collect dust, largest sample from space since Apollo
  • Parents of 545 children cannot be found that were separated at the US-Mexico border according to American Civil Liberties Union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions in interview in documentary film "Francesco"

  • Spain becomes the first European country to record more than 1 million COVID-19 cases with the death toll at 34,366

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Astall, English soccer forward (2 caps; Birmingham City 235 games, 59 goals), dies from dementia at 93
  • Viola Smith, American drummer and bandleader (one of the first professional female drummers), dies at 107 [1]
2020 Highlights

About October 21, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra