On This Day

April 29, 2020 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • A mile-wide asteroid named 1998 OR2 passes within 3.9 million miles of Earth
  • Fire at an Icheon warehouse, South Korea, kills 38
  • UK official death toll reaches 26,000 deaths from COVID-19 as care home and community deaths included
  • US GDP falls 4.8% for the financial quarter, officially ending the country's growth streak. Worst contraction since 2008.

Deaths in History

  • Denis Goldberg, South African anti-apartheid activist (convicted alongside Mandela), dies at 87
  • Maj Sjowall, Swedish writer (Martin Beck crime novels), dies at 84
2020 in History