On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 2020

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Alexander Lukashenko sworn in for sixth term as President of Belarus in a secret ceremony, amid continued widespread protests against his re-election

Dictator and 1st President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
Dictator and 1st President of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Kentucky grand jury indicts only one of three officers for wanton engagement for shooting unarmed Breonna Taylor in Louisville

Victim of Police Brutality Breonna Taylor
Victim of Police Brutality
Breonna Taylor

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

President Donald Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the US November election at a White House press conference

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Wilson, English tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1960 runner-up), dies at 84

Person of interestGale Sayers

Gale Sayers, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, 4X Pro Bowl, 2X NFL rushing leader (Chicago Bears), and source for the TV movie "Brian's Song", dies from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at 77 [1]

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • Juliette Gréco, French singer (Sous le ciel de Paris) and actress, dies at 93 [1]
  • Ray Batten, English rugby league back-rower (Great Britain 3, England 3 Tests; Leeds 434 games) and coach (Wakefield Trinity), dies at 75
  • W. S. "Fluke" Holland, American rockabilly drummer (Sun Records), dies at 85
2020 Highlights

About September 23, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra