What Happened on October 28, 2020

Historical Events

  • 15th-century medieval manuscript "The Book of Lismore", returns to Ireland after donated by Chatsworth Settlement to University College Cork

Event of Interest

French President Emmanuel Macron announces France will enter a new 4-week lockdown October 30 in televised address

  • Global COVID-19 cases record one-day increase of more than 500,000 for the first time, rising 25% in under two weeks according to Reuters
  • Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in the US near Cocodrie, Louisiana, as category 2 storm
  • New coral reef 500m (1,640ft) high, taller than the Empire State Building, discovered north of Australia's Great Barrier Reef
  • Tanzania reelects President John Magufuli, with opposition parties calling the vote fraudulent
  • Typhoon Molave strikes Vietnam triggering heavy rain and landslides, leaving more than 60 people dead
2020 History

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Joe Shaver, American country singer-songwriter ("When I Get My Wings"), dies of a stroke at 81
  • Bobby Ball [Harper], British comic, actor, singer and television host (Cannon and Ball; The Last of Summer Wine), dies at 76
  • Leanza Cornett, American TV host and Miss America winner, dies at 49
  • Miguel Ángel Castellini, Argentine boxer (WBA, lineal light middleweight titles 1976-77), dies from COVID-19 at 73

About October 28, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mood - 24kGoldn Featuring iann dior
  • UK #1 Song: Lemonade - Internet Money Ft. Don Toliver, Gunna, Nav