March 20: Day of the Week
March 20, 2020 was the 80th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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March 20 Historical Event(s)
- 235Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor. He is the first foreigner to hold the Roman throne.
- 1602The Dutch East India Company is established.
- 1888The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
- 1933Giuseppe Zangara is executed in Florida’s electric chair for fatally shooting Anton Cermak in an assassination attempt against President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- 1956Tunisia gains independence from France.
- 1985Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
- 1987The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
- 1990Ferdinand Marcos’s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
- 2005A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years. One person is killed, hundreds are injured and evacuated.
- 2006Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.
Who were born on March 20?
- 1925John Ehrlichman, American political figure (d. 1999)
- 1937Jerry Reed, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
- 1937Lois Lowry, American children’s author
- 1945Pat Riley, American basketball player and coach
- 1948Marva Wright, American blues singer (d. 2010)
- 1949Marcia Ball, American singer and pianist
- 1958Stephen Sommers, American film director
- 1959Sting, American professional wrestler
- 1969Jean Labonté, Canadian sledge hockey player
- 1985Yoan Merlo, French e-sport gamer
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