On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 2020

Historical Events

  • At least 14m tonnes of plastic pieces are at the bottom of the ocean, 30 times more than on the surface according to new research [1]
  • India COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000, with 6.6 million known cases, 3rd highest death toll in the world behind the US and Brazil
  • Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of hepatitis C virus [1]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while still infectious with COVID-19 and returns to the White House

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • WHO estimates 10% of world's population may have been infected with COVID-19, more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases
2020 Highlights

About October 5, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra