On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 2020

Historical Events

  • 7.0 magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea kills at least 64 in Turkish city of Izmir and Greek Island of Samos
  • New DNA study of dogs suggests they were human's first domesticated animal, 11,000 years ago at end of the Bronze Age [1]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a second four-week lockdown for England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Famous Deaths

  • Herb Adderley, American Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Super Bowl 1967-68, 71; Pro Bowl 1963–67; Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), dies from COVID-19 at 81
  • Nobby Stiles MBE, English soccer midfielder (28 caps; World Cup 1966; Manchester United 311 games) and manager (Preston NE, WBA), dies from dementia at 78
2020 Highlights

About October 30, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio