What Happened on September 29, 2020

Historical Events

Olympic Gold

Ben Ainslie wins the Olympic gold medal in the Laser class, beating previous Laser Olympic champion Robert Scheidt

Historic Event

First debate between US Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden held, widely criticized as chaotic and ill-tempered

  • Scientists confirm the existence of three new underground lakes on Mars using radar on Esa's Mars Express spacecraft

Famous Deaths

  • (Francis) Rocco Prestia, American funk-rock bassist (Tower of Power),dies at 69
  • 19-year-old Indian Dalit rape victim dies two weeks after being gang raped by upper-caste men in Hathras district, ignites widespread protest
  • Aster Berkhof [Louis Van de Bergh], Flemish writer (Furious Christ), dies at 100
  • Doyle Royal, American collegiate soccer coach (NCAA C'ship 1968; University of Maryland 1946-73) and tennis coach (U of Maryland 1954-80), dies at 101
  • Helen Reddy, Australian-American rock vocalist ("I Am Woman"; "You And Me Against The World"), dies at 78 [1]
  • Isidora Žebeljan, Serbian classical, opera, and film composer, dies at 53
  • John Whittaker, New Zealand rugby league utility back (26 Tests; Wellington; Warrington), dies from cancer at 70
  • Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter ("Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me"; "In The Ghetto"; "I Believe In Music") and actor (North Dallas Forty), dies following heart surgery at 78 [1]
  • Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 5th Emir of Kuwait (2006-2020), Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces, dies at 91
2020 Highlights

About September 29, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dynamite - BTS
  • UK #1 Song: Mood - 24kGoldn Ft. Iann Dior