On This Day

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 interestEvent of Interest

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

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Joe Shaver, American country singer-songwriter (When I Get My Wings), dies of a stroke at 81
  • Miguel Ángel Castellini, Argentine boxer (WBA, lineal light middleweight titles 1976-77), dies from COVID-19 at 73
2020 Highlights

About October 28, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio