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* [[September 20]]: [[Henry Joe]], restaurateur
* [[September 20]]: [[Henry Joe]], restaurateur
* [[October 2]]: [[Steve Williams]], insurance executive and collector
* [[October 2]]: [[Steve Williams]], insurance executive and collector
* [[November 2]]: [[Bonnie Bolding Swearingen]], actor, stockbroker and philanthropist
* [[November 8]]: [[Sara Clark]], attorney and law professor
* [[November 8]]: [[Sara Clark]], attorney and law professor
* [[November 9]]: [[E. B. McClain]], Alabama State Senator
* [[November 9]]: [[E. B. McClain]], Alabama State Senator

Revision as of 12:58, 20 November 2020

2020 is the 149th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.
















Sammy Salvo (1932–2020)
Tarvaris Jackson (1983–2020)
Cleve Eaton (1939–2020)


The completed I-20/59 downtown viaduct on January 16, 2020. Photograph by Joe Songer.





In 2020 a worldwide pandemic associated with the "COVID–19" virus caused massive disruption to public health, markets and society. The 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan were postponed by a year. Joe Biden was elected President of the United States.

The United Methodist Church split over acceptance of gay marriage. President Trump approved a drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Baghdad International Airport. Massive bushfires spread across Australia and wildfires ravaged the western United States and Canada.

Notable deaths in 2020 included activist C. T. Vivian; actors Chadwick Boseman, Wilford Brimley, Sean Connery, Robert Conrad, Olivia de Havilland, Kirk Douglas, Ian Holm, Kelly Preston, Diana Rigg, Jerry Stiller, Max von Sydow, and Fred Willard; baseball Hall of Famers Lou Brock, Whitey Ford, and Joe Morgan; basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Curly Neal; business executives Herman Cain, Sumner Redstone, and Jack Welch; cartoonists Gene Deitch and Mort Drucker; coach John Thompson; coal baron Robert Murray; composers Johnny Mandel and Ennio Morricone; critic Michael Sorkin; directors Alan Parker, Carl Reiner, Joel Schumacher and Lynn Shelton; former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak; journalist Jim Lehrer; writers Clive Cussler, Roger Kahn, Terrence McNally, Charles Portis, Elizabeth Wurtzel, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón; Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah; magician James Randi; Monty Python founder Terry Jones; musicians Charlie Daniels, Little Richard, Vera Lynn, Ellis Marsalis, Todd Nance, Neil Peart, John Prine, Kenny Rogers, Adam Schlesinger, Joseph Shabalala, Eddie Van Halen, and Bill Withers; former NBA commissioner David Stern; physicists Freeman Dyson and Katherine Johnson; playwright/activist Larry Kramer; publisher Earl Graves Sr; Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; television hosts Grant Imahara, Regis Philbin, and Alex Trebek; U.S. Representative John Lewis; and White House advisor Brent Scowcroft.

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