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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1990s  2000s  2010s  – 2020s –  2030s  2040s  2050s
Years: 2017 2018 201920202021 2022 2023
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2020 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2020
Ab urbe condita 2773
Armenian calendar 1469
Assyrian calendar 6770
Bahá'í calendar 176–177
Bengali calendar 1427
Berber calendar 2970
British Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 2564
Burmese calendar 1382
Byzantine calendar 7528–7529
Chinese calendar 己亥(Earth Pig)
4716 or 4656
    — to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
4717 or 4657
Coptic calendar 1736–1737
Discordian calendar 3186
Ethiopian calendar 2012–2013
Hebrew calendar 5780–5781
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2076–2077
 - Shaka Samvat 1942–1943
 - Kali Yuga 5121–5122
Holocene calendar 12020
Igbo calendar 1020–1021
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Islamic calendar 1441–1442
Japanese calendar Heisei 32
Juche calendar 109
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4353
Minguo calendar ROC 109
Thai solar calendar 2563
Unix time 1577836800–1609459199

2020 (MMXX) will be a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter ED), the 2020th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 20th year of the 3rd millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s decade.


  • Predicted and scheduled events 1
    • July 1.1
    • October 1.2
    • Date unknown 1.3
  • In fiction 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Predicted and scheduled events



Date unknown

  • Planned initial observations by the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.
  • The Giant Magellan Telescope, which is currently under construction, is scheduled to have been completed.
  • Planned completion of the North-south line of the Hong Kong MTR from Railway Development Strategy in 2000, yet it is very unlikely that it has been built by then.
  • Planned launch of Euclid.
  • The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository was scheduled to begin accepting nuclear waste.[3]
  • The main segment of track extending from San Francisco to Anaheim of the California High Speed Rail system is expected to be completed.
  • India's space agency, ISRO, plans to send a manned space mission to the moon in this year.[4]
  • The Russian Federal Space Agency says that they plan to be mining helium-3 from the moon by this year.[5]
  • Earliest year that power aboard the space probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 is expected to terminate (though either probe may function past this date).
  • By 2020, according to financial experts, the Chinese yuan will be one of the world's three main currencies, along with the United States dollar and the euro. It will be used in international trading and for currency reserves.[6]
  • Volvo hopes to use radar, sonar and other advanced technologies to create a crash-proof car by 2020.[7]
  • The IBM Institute for Business Value concluded from their study "Automotive 2020: Clarity Beyond the Chaos" that all automobiles will have some level of hybridization by 2020.[8] Toyota's vice president in charge of powertrain development also believes that all Toyota cars produced will be hybrid vehicles by the year 2020.[9]
  • Technological predictions for 2020 include cars that drive themselves on smart highways, 3-D video conferencing, artificial brain cells, artificial lungs, artificial kidneys, and the identification of the genetic causes of all diseases.[10]
  • All European households will get 30 megabits per second (Mbps) broadband by 2020, with half enjoying more than 100Mbit/s.[11]
  • The Large Hadron Collider will be substantially upgraded.[12]
  • Estimated completion date for the Compass navigation system.[13]
  • Planned completion date for the Chinese space station is "around 2020" according to Zhang Hailian of the China Manned Space Engineering Office.[14]
  • The London Underground Northern line extension from Kennington to Battersea via Nine Elms.
  • London's Crossrail is scheduled to be in full service by 2020.
  • Liberia will become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid – Norway will pay the impoverished country $150m to stop deforestation by 2020.[15]

In fiction

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Expo 2020 Dubai, First World Expo in the Middle East". Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Dean Nelson (2009-02-23). "India to spend £1.7bn sending man to the moon".  
  5. ^ "Moon". 
  6. ^ Barron's, November 14, 2011.
  7. ^ Squatriglia, Chuck (May 2, 2008). "Volvo". Wired. 
  8. ^ "Hybridization the Norm". 
  9. ^ "Toyota". 
  10. ^ Eyewitness Future, by Michael Tambini (2004), ISBN 0-7566-0684-5
  11. ^ "EU plan to spend billions on boosting broadband speeds". BBC News. October 15, 2011. 
  12. ^ Big Bang" machine to get huge upgrade in 2020""". Reuters. November 17, 2011. 
  13. ^ "China GPS rival Beidou starts offering navigation data".  
  14. ^ Frank Morring, Jr., Chinese Plan Unmanned Space Docking, Oct 10, 2011, Aviation Week,
  15. ^ "Liberia signs 'transformational' deal to stem deforestation". BBC. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
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