On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 2020

Historical Events

  • Australia officially enters recession for the first time in almost 3 decades with GDP falling 7% (April-June)
  • English architect Richard Rogers designer of the Pompidou Centre and the Millennial Dome retires
  • Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi tests positive for COVID-19 and is later hospitalized
  • Press conference with body camera evidence brings to light death of African American Daniel Prude after being retrained by police back in March

Famous Deaths

  • David Capel, English cricket all-rounder (15 Tests; 21 wickets; 23 ODIs), dies from a brain tumour at 57
  • Ian Mitchell, Irish rocker (Bay City Rollers), dies at 62
  • Khang Khek Leu 'Comrade Dutch', Cambodian Khmer Rouge figure convicted of crimes against humanity, dies at 77
  • William Yorzyk Jr., American swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly, WR 2:19.3, 1956), dies at 87
2020 Highlights

About September 2, 2020

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

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo