On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 2021

Historical Events

  • All six EPL clubs withdraw from the controversial European Super League just 3 days after it was announced - Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham

Murder of Interest

Former police officer Derek Chauvin convicted of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, in a case that prompted huge nationwide racial justice protests [1]

  • President of Chad for three decades, Idriss Déby reported to have been killed on a battlefield fighting rebels near the capital of Ndjamena
  • Record number of new COVID-19 cases reported (5.24 million) in one week around the world according to WHO, with a third in India [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Atli Heimir Sveinsson, Icelandic composer (Time and Water), dies at 80
  • Idriss Déby, Chadian politician and military officer (President of Chad, 1990–2021), dies of injuries inflicted on a battlefield at 68
  • Leslie McKeown, Scottish pop vocalist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), dies at 65
2021 Highlights

About April 20, 2021

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rapstar - Polo G
  • UK #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X