On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 2021

Historical Events

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka of Japan wins her 4th major and second Australian title; beats American Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3

  • Bloodiest day of protests in Myanmar since its coup after security forces open fire, killing two people with 40 wounded in Mandalay
  • Englishwoman Jasmine Harrison (21) becomes the youngest woman to row across an ocean arriving in Antigua as part of the Atlantic Challenge after 70 days, 3 hours, 48 minutes

Historic Event

US President Joe Biden declares a major disaster in Texas as state struggles to cope with aftermath of a crippling winter storm


Famous Deaths

  • Mauro Bellugi, Italian soccer defender (32 caps; Inter Milan, Bologna, Napoli), dies from COVID-19 at 71
  • Stan Williams, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1960²; World Series 1959, 1990 [coach: Cincinnati Reds]; NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), dies from cardio-pulmonary illness at 84
2021 Highlights

About February 20, 2021

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

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