On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 2020

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Mottley announces the country's intention to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Hurricane Sally makes landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a category 2 storm bringing serious flooding

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Prime Minister by the Japanese government after Shinzo Abe stood down due to ill health

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga
Prime Minister of Japan
Yoshihide Suga
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Kelley, American collegiate, WHA, and NHL ice hockey coach, and executive (Colby College coach, 1955-62; Boston University coach, 1962-72; New England Whalers, coach and general manager, 1972-81; Pittsburgh Penquins president, 1993-2001), dies at 93
2020 Highlights

About September 16, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo