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October 1st, 2020.

October 1st, 2020, was a Thursday. It was day 275 of 2020. The decade was the 2020s.

11 months and 18 days have passed since October 1st, 2020.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on October 1st, 2020?

  • President Trump tests positive for the coronavirus.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 1st, 2020.

  • United States: WAP - Cardi B
  • United Kingdom: Mood - 24kGoldn
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Tenet

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Tenet" was at the top of the box office on October 1st, 2020.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 1st, 2020.

  • 2020 United States presidential election.

    2020 United States presidential election.

    During this period, the campaign for the 2020 United States presidential election was in full swing, with Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden facing off against incumbent Republican Party president Donald Trump.

  • The COVID-19 resurgence.

    The COVID-19 resurgence.

    As the colder weather crept in, many countries in the Western world began to witness a "second wave" of COVID-19 cases. This led to more restrictions such as curfews and lockdowns. The resurgence of the coronavirus served as a reminder that the pandemic was far from over.

  • 2020 in movies.

    2020 in movies.

    The movie industry was hit hard by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Because movie theaters were temporarily closed in a lot of countries, many films had their release dates postponed. Movies that were released despite the pandemic included the likes of Bad Boys for Life, Tenet, Sonic the Hedgehog and Dolittle.

  • 2020 in music.

    2020 in music.

    The music charts in 2020 were dominated by the likes of The Weeknd, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Dua Lipa, DaBaby, Harry Styles, Future and Maroon 5.

  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were named as the Time Person of the Year in 2020 after they defeated incumbent US President Donald Trump.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 11 months and 18 days have passed since October 1st, 2020.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 2020.
  • Leap Year: 2020 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1601506800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 1st, 2020.

  • September 3rd, 2020: Christopher Nolan's film "Tenet" is released in movie theaters.
  • September 3rd, 2020: The filming of Batman (2022) is temporarily shut down after Robert Pattinson tests positive for the coronavirus.
  • September 8th, 2020: Ireland's lacrosse team gives its spot in the 2022 World Games to a Native American team.
  • September 10th, 2020: UFC star Conor McGregor is arrested in Corsica on suspicion of attempted sexual assault.
  • September 18th, 2020: Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg passes away at the age of 87.
  • September 19th, 2020: Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner passes away at the age of 91.
  • September 22nd, 2020: Ellen DeGeneres apologizes for creating a "hostile working environment" for staff members on her show.
  • September 29th, 2020: The global death toll from Covid-19 exceeds 1 million.
  • September 30th, 2020: Watts family murders: The true crime documentary "American Murder: The Family Next Door" is released on Netflix.
  • September 30th, 2020: Rapper Nicki Minaj gives birth to her first child.
  • This date: October 1st, 2020
  • October 2nd, 2020: South Korean girl group Blackpink release their album "The Album".
  • October 11th, 2020: NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2020 NBA Finals after defeating the Miami Heat 4-2.
  • October 11th, 2020: The Delta variant of Covid-19 is discovered for the first time in Maharashtra, India.
  • October 20th, 2020: Carole Baskin of "Tiger King" fame comes out as bisexual.
  • October 31st, 2020: Actor Sean Connery passes away at the age of 90.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 1st, 2020, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 1st, 2020 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • Grey's Anatomy - Medical drama television series.

Kid's TV shows on October 1st, 2020.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2020.

  • The Loud House

Popular toys and games in 2020.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2020.

  • The Xbox One
  • The PlayStation 4

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Pokémon Sword and Shield - RPG games.
  • Death Stranding - Action game developed by Kojima Productions.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - FPS game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 1st.

Walter Matthau

Actor. Deceased
Born on October 1st, 1920
He was not alive on this date.

Jimmy Carter

US President.
Born on October 1st, 1924
He turned 96 on this day in 2020.

Zach Galifianakis

Actor.
Born on October 1st, 1969
He turned 51 on this day in 2020.

US President.

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on October 1st, 2020.

UK Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 1st, 2020.

Irish Taoiseach.

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 1st, 2020 was most likely conceived around the 23rd of December, 2019.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 1st, 2020 is close to the 11th of July, 2021.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 1st, 2020.

  • A total of 353 days have passed since this date.
  • 50 weeks have passed.
  • 30,499,200 seconds have passed since the October 1st, 2020.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 35,582,400 times.
  • Since October 1st, 2020, the earth has travelled approximately 15,737,587,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 5,083,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 2,622,931 steps. That's about 1,166 miles!
  • Since this date, 365,990 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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