2020

2020 has finally arrived! Here are some fun facts about the upcoming year!

About 2020

  • 2020 is a Leap Year, so it’ll have 366 days instead of 365
  • Want to write 2020 in Roman numerals? Here you go: MMXX
  • Valentine’s Day is a Friday
  • Cinco De Mayo is on a Tuesday (Taco Tuesday!)
  • Halloween is on a Saturday (very spooky!)
  • Head’s up! Law enforcement across the nation is warning people not to abbreviate the year when they write out the date. This is because it could easily be changed to look like a different year, so while you may have written 01-01-20, criminals could easily change it to look like you wrote 01-01-2001. Best to be safe, take the extra second, and write out the full 2020.

 

Scheduled Events in 2020

  • February 2 – Super Bowl LIV
  • March 20-April 12 – National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC
  • July 17 – Planned launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission to study the habitability of Mars in preparation for future human missions
  • July 24-August 9 – 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan
  • August 13 – The New York Yankees will play the Chicago White Sox to play a “Field of Dreams” -inspired game in Dyersville, Iowa
  • October 20 – The 2020 World Expo opens in Dubai
  • November 3 – United States Presidential election
  • December 14 – Total solar eclipse over parts of Chile and Argentina

 

Historic Anniversaries and Birthdays

  • January 2 – Isaac Asimov’s 100th birthday
  • January 10 – 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, which officially ended World War I
  • February 6 – Bob Marley’s 75th birthday
  • March – 75th anniversary of Anne Frank’s death (actual date of death unknown, but believed to have died in March 1945)
  • May 10 – 80th anniversary of Winston Churchill being appointed Prime Minister during World War II
  • May 12 – Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday
  • July 3 – 35th anniversary of the US release of the film Back to the Future
  • July 16 – 75th anniversary of the United States of America detonating the world’s first nuclear weapon (at the Trinity Site, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico)
  • July 27 – 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Bugs Bunny
  • August 18 – 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote
  • October 9 – John Lennon’s 80th birthday
  • November 2020 – 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence
  • December 17 – Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday

 

Movies Coming out in 2020

  • January 17 – Dolittle
  • January 24 – The Gentlemen
  • February 7 – Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • February 14 – Sonic the Hedgehog
  • March 6 – Onward
  • March 20 – A Quiet Place: Part II
  • March 27 – Mulan
  • April 8 – No Time To Die
  • April 24 – Antebellum
  • May 1 – Black Widow
  • June 5 – Wonder Woman 1984
  • June 19 – Soul
  • June 26 – In The Heights
  • July 3 – Minions 2
  • July 10 – Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • August 21 – Bill & Ted Face the Music
  • October 9 – Death on the Nile
  • November 6 – Eternals
  • December 18 – Dune
  • December 18 – Coming 2 America

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