202.0 Facts About 2020

Dive into one of the craziest years with the craziest facts that made up 2020.


By Jack Vokt, Reporter

  1. Covid-19 spread from continent to continent creating a global pandemic.
  2. Nebraska shut down schools in March cancelling spring sports.
  3. The NBA held the playoffs in “The Bubble” in Walt Disney World.
  4. Due to Covid-19, the stock market crashed.
  5. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the royal family.
  6. Locusts swarmed East Africa destroying millions of crops.
  7. Australian fires caused great destruction in their ecosystem.
  8. Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer.
  9. Taco Bell got rid of two loveable items on their menu: the seven layer burrito and quesarito.
  10.  The Pentagon released videos of UFOs. 
  11.  Memes of World War 3 broke the internet.
  12.  Donald Trump was tried for impeachment.
  13.  There was a shortage of toilet paper as the pandemic became large.
  14.  Jennifer Lopez and Shakira performed at Super Bowl 54.
  15.  The Chiefs finally won a super bowl after 50 years.
  16.  Kanye West ran for President earning .04% of votes.
  17.  Murder Hornets arrived in the United States via shipping into Canada then to Unites Sattes.
  18.  The Disney Movie Mulan premiered as a live action movie.
  19.  Tik Tok was almost banned due to rumors of Chinese using it to get information.
  20.  The Netflix hit Tiger King became very popular during the pandemic.
  21.  Black Lives Matter protests erupted after the death of George Floyd.
  22.  Micheal B. Jordan won People’s Sexiest Man Alive.
  23.  Representative Deb Haaland became the first Native American to be in the President’s Cabinet. 
  24.  Netflix released a great show for teens, Outerbanks.
  25.  The death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and others shocked the world.
  26.  Boy Scouts of America filed for Bankruptcy.
  27.  The 2020 Summer Olympics were moved to 2021.
  28.  The Champions League canceled midway through the tournament.
  29.  March Madness was cancelled without crowning a champion as games were stopped abruptly.
  30.  The rumor that Kim Jong-Un died spread but then was ended by South Korea.
  31.  Breonna Taylor was killed in a botched raid into her apartment causing even more protests for Black Lives Matter.
  32.  Drive-in Movies made a comeback.

    A drive in movie in Los Angeles. (Photo by Ana Venegas / For the Times)
  33.  The age of online learning began. 
  34.  Birthday Parties were celebrated by drive-by.
  35.  Billie Eilish won 5 Grammys as an 18 year old.
  36.  Professional athletes entered online classes.
  37.  John Bon Jovi streamed a concert from a small studio.
  38.  The United Kingdom broke off from the European Union.
  39.  The movie Parasite won an Oscar for best film.
  40.  After Trump was impeached, he was then acquitted. 
  41.  A Bolivian Orchestra was trapped in a castle because it was surrounded by wolves.
  42.  Scientists worked together across the world to find a cure for the Coronavirus
  43.  Thousands of people volunteered to take the first vaccines to be tested.
  44.  Zoom calls became dates and family gatherings.
  45.  A record number of voters turned out to vote in the presidential election.
  46. The Supreme Court ruled that no one can be fried for being gay or transgender.
  47.  Stimulus checks were given out in the United States to help keep money flowing in the economy.
  48.  The United States launched the first ever American made rocket sending astronauts to the International Space Station.
  49.  Carbon Dioxide emissions declined due to renewable energy sources becoming more common and useful.
  50.  Tensions continued to rise between the United States and Iran.
  51.  World leaders debated about what to do about the pandemic in a virtual meeting.
  52.  Italy was the first country to put whole populations under quarantine.
  53.  The Democratic Republic of Cong reported the first case of Ebola.
  54.  Flash Floods in Beledweyne and Jowhar Somalia affected 1 million people.
  55.  20,000 tons of oil spilled into the Gambarnya River causing a state of emergency in Russia.
  56.  A bitcoin scam developed due to celebrities’ Twitters getting hacked.
  57.  Turkey was hit by an earthquake killing 39 people.
  58.  The capital of Beirut has a port left in ruins after an explosion due to accidental lighting of ammonium nitrate.
  59.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87.
  60.   Eddie Van Halen dies after battles with cancer.
  61.  Jeopardy host Alex Trebek died while battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. 
  62.  Harvey Weinstein sentenced to prison for sex crimes.
  63.  Amazon stocks spiked.
  64.  Naya Rivera, Glee actress died while boating.
  65.  Macaulay Culkin, the star from Home Alone turned 40.
  66.  Operation College Blues scandale remained in the news for trial.
  67.  Juice Wrld dies shocking the music world.
  68.  Barack Obama published a memoir.

    Barrack Obama’s memoir “A Promised Land”.
  69.  The Last Dance debuted as a show.
  70.   Regis Philbin, a television host, died. 
  71.  Fishing became known as the United States’ second dangerous profession after logging.
  72.  Spotify’s most streamed song was “Blinding Lights” by Weeknd.
  73.  John Lewis, congressman and civil rights icon died.
  74.  The most popular baby girl name was Amelia/Emelia.
  75.  The most popular baby boy name was Oliver.
  76.  Charli D’amelio became the most famous tik toker.
  77.  TikTok started paying their creators.
  78.  Little Richard, singer, died.
  79.  Elon Musk named his child  X AE A-12.
  80.  At home gyms became popular.
  81.  David Prowse, the actor behind the Darth Vader mask, died.
  82.  American bought 2 million guns in the month of March as the beginning of quarantine.
  83.  David Dobrik left YouTube due to not being able to make videos with friends.
  84.  College admissions disregarded ACT scores.
  85.  NCAA athletes were granted one year of eligibility. 
  86.  Charley Pride, country musician died because of covid.
  87.  Some people were not allowed to attend weddings and funerals.
  88.  Bland and Associates was the first accounting firm to become employee owned in Nebraska.
  89.  King Von was shot and killed.
  90.  Elkhorn North opened to its first students.
  91.  Airplanes started to practice social distancing.
  92.  Sean Connery, the original James Bond, died. 
  93.  The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title.
  94.   The NFL Draft was held virtually as Roger Goodell did it from his house.
  95.  Pop Smoke was shot and left dead.
  96.  Playstation 5 was released.
  97.  Lil Baby released the album My Turn.
  98.  Bayern Munich were crowned Champions league winners.
  99.  The Hype House on Tik Tok was created by famous tik tokers.
  100. Katy Perry announces that she is pregnant and her child will be raised in Europe and the United States.
  101. The LSU Tigers won the College Football National Championship.
  102. Tom Brady joined the Buccaneers.
  103. Black Lives Matter protests broke out in Omaha due to the death of James Scurlock.
  104. Omaha Public Schools had no football season due to online learning and the pandemic.
  105. Top Golf opens in Omaha.
  106. Elkhorn North Girl’s Golf placed in state.
  107. Any manager involved with the 2017 Astros was fired for cheating after the report was released.
  108. Zion Williamson made his NBA debut.
  109. Lebron James Passed Kobe Bryant for third all time scoring list.
  110. Surfer Maya Gabeira rode a 75 foot wave to set a world record.
  111. Rob Gronkowski hosted Wrestle Mania.
  112. Madden 20 tournaments were televised between NFL players during shutdown.
  113. NBA 2k20 tournaments were held between NBA players during shutdown.
  114. Pet owners had to drop off pets for vet appointments and wait outside. 
  115. Hospital patients could not have visitors.
  116. Sabrina Ionescu was the first athlete drafted virtually into the WNBA by New York Liberty.
  117. Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning played Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in a round of golf.
  118. Liverpool won their first Premier League title in 30 years.
  119. The Washington Redskins became The Washington Football team.
  120. The XFL came back, failed, then was bought by Dwayne Johnson.
  121. Iphone 12 was released.

    Brand new iPhone 12. (Photo by Apple)
  122. Soccer star Diego Maradona passed away.
  123. Sarah Fuller made history being the first female to play and score in a Power 5 football game as a kicker.
  124. Kids had to see Santa behind Plexiglass.
  125. Zoom became the highest rated app.
  126. Coughing and sneezing in public felt illegal.
  127. Students had the option of online learning or in person learning.
  128. The Los Angeles Chargers opened their new stadium with no fans.
  129. Ohio State made the playoffs playing only seven games.
  130. Students and staff have to wear masks.
  131. Joe Biden was elected President.
  132. Kamala Harris became the first African American and South Asian female Vice President. 
  133. Among Us became a popular game all over.
  134. Walt Disney World shut down.
  135. Elkhorn High School won the Class B State Football Championship. 
  136. The Dakotas had the highest covid case count.
  137. The 2020 Census took place.
  138. Cliff Robinson, former NBA star passed away. 
  139. Diana Rigg, actress in Game of Thrones, Avengers, and James Bond movies passed away.
  140. The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series.
  141. Dustin Johnson won the Masters.
  142. Taylor Swift’s album folklore was released.
  143. Jimmy Falon met with celebrities over Zoom to continue the show.
  144. Dominic Thiem won the Men’s Singles US Open.
  145. Naomi Osaka won the Women’s Singles US Open.
  146. The Weeknd’s album After Hours was released.
  147. College Football started late.
  148. 1.89 million people died due to Covid-19.
  149. Gunna’ album Wunna was released.
  150. Masks became a fashion as logos were put on them from all sorts of brands.
  151. The TESLA Model Y was released.
  152. Sam Hunt’s album Southside dropped.
  153. The NCAA lost over $350 million in revenue due to sports canceled.
  154. First time in 18 years the New England Patriots did not make the NFL Playoffs.
  155. Mac Miller’s album Circles dropped.
  156. The Post Malone concert was held in Omaha.
  157. Remote Learning weeks were installed after breaks.
  158. Lady Gaga’s album Chromatica dropped.
  159. Lamar Jackson was named NFL MVP.
  160. Gianni Antetokounmpo was named NBA MVP.
  161. Lil Uzi Vert’s album Eternal Atake dropped.
  162. US birth rates dropped.
  163. First treatment for peanut allergies was approved by the FDA.
  164. A Texan caught a 900 pound shark. 
  165. Juice Wrld’s Legends Never Die album was released. 
  166. A kitten was born with two faces in Oregon.
  167. A 103 year old grandma beat covid celebrating with a Bud Light.
  168. More pets were adopted during the pandemic.
  169. Health care workers became heroes.
  170. Amazon came out with boxes that fold into cat forts or robot costumes. 
  171. Playboi Carti dropped his album Whole Lotta Red.
  172. The Utah Football team’s running back, Ty Jordan, passed away.
  173. Kevin Durant played his first game as a Brooklyn Net after a year.
  174. Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19. 
  175. Mr. Peanut was “killed off” and brought back again as Peanut Jr.
  176. NASA may have detected a parallel universe in Antarctica, but it is still under research. 
  177. A set of conjoined twins were born in Nigeria. 
  178. The Weeknd released his album After Hours.
  179. Jeff Bezos donates $10 million to help fight climate change.
  180. Due to lockdown in Europe, there was a 40% decrease in nitrogen dioxide.
  181. Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac founder passed away.
  182. Kid Cudi released his album Man On The Moon III: The Chosen.
  183. NASA named the new Washington DC headquarters after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American women engineer in the company.
  184. Crayola launched a box of crayons with 40 different skin tones.
  185. No one could go to the ball drop in New York City.
  186. Justin Bieber dropped his album Changes.
  187. Elkhorn was ranked as the 5th largest school district in Nebraska.
  188. The North Howler’s first stories were published.
  189. Elkhorn North Girls Basketball went undefeated. 
  190. 21 Savage and Metro Boomin dropped their album Savage Mode II.
  191. 28,000 cast members were laid off in Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
  192. Elkhorn South volleyball won State.
  193. Nebraska Football went 3-5.
  194. Patrick Mahomes was named SuperBowl 54 MVP.
  195. Milwaukee Bucks Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo signed the largest deal in NBA history.
  196. DaBaby dropped his album BLAME IT ON BABY.
  197. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the most amount of goals over all competitions.
  198. “Baby Shark Dance” had the most number of views on YouTube.
  199. Skittles were the best selling candy for Halloween.
  200. Weston McKennie was named best American soccer Player.
  201. The Mandalorian Season 2 came out on Disney+.
  202. The movie Clouds came out on Disney+.