Seeking inspiration? There are a series of landmark dates in 2020 that can help you plan your content schedule.

Don’t overlook any important events in the planning of your marketing efforts. We’ve compiled a list of key anniversaries in 2020 that can inspire your next content campaigns.

“Call Me” by Blondie

40th anniversary | 1st February

Blondie’s known hit “Call Me” turned 40 this year. The song was released in 1980 and stayed no. 1 for six weeks, earning the band their first Grammy nomination.


Anniversaries in 2020 Pinocchio Disney

80th anniversary | 23rd February

The original “Pinocchio” from Walt Disney Pictures turns 80 years old. The award-winning animated story featuring the wooden boy was created in 1940.


Anniversaries in 2020 Raphael Raffaello Sanzio

500th anniversary | 6th April

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Italian artist’s death. The Renaissance master passed away in Rome on 6 April 1520. In London, the Victoria and Albert Museum is refurbishing its Raphael Court and exhibitions will be held at the Scuderie del Quirinale, in Rome, and the National Gallery of Art, in Washington.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Anniversaries in 2020 Met

150th anniversary | 13th April

In 2020, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York marks 150 years since its foundation. The Met opened the doors of its first home at 681 Fifth Avenue on 13 April 1870.

Greta Garbo

Anniversaries in 2020 Greta Garbo

30th anniversary | 15th April

The famous Swedish film actress, Greta Garbo, passed away 30 years ago. She was amongst the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.

Albert Einstein

Anniversaries in 2020 Einstein

65th anniversary | 18th April

2020 marks 65 years since the famous theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, passed away. He’s best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula, which has been named “the world’s most famous equation”.

VE Day

75th anniversary | 8th May

This year is also the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe). This was the day where Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces was formally accepted by the Allies of World War II in 1945.

Florence Nightingale

200th anniversary | 12th May

The renown English nurse Florence Nightingale would turn 200 years old this year. Nightingale’s prominence comes from the times she was serving as a trainer of nurses during the Crimean War. She gave nursing a favourable reputation and became an icon of the Victorian culture.


Anniversaries in 2020 McDonalds

80th anniversary | 15th May

This year we celebrate the first McDonald’s restaurant opening in San Bernardino, California, USA. At the time, the restaurant was called “McDonald’s Bar-B-Que” and had 25 menu items, most of them barbecue.

Pope John Paul II

100th anniversary | 18th May

The Pope John Paul II would celebrate is 100th anniversary this year. John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005.

Peggy Lee

100th anniversary | 26th May

In May, we celebrate the birth of the American singer Peggy Lee. The American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress would turn 100 years old.

Charles Dickens

150th anniversary | 9th June

The English author Charles Dickens passed away 150 years ago. He is known for having created some of the world’s most famous fictional characters and is seen by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Lady and the Tramp

Anniversaries in 2020 Lady and the tramp

65th anniversary | 22nd June

Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” turns 65 in 2020. The film captured the hearts of the audiences in 1955 and continued to do so for many more generations to come.

Bugs Bunny

Anniversaries in 2020 A Wild Hare Bugs Bunny

80th anniversary | 27th July

This year marks 80 years since Bugs Bunny first appeared in the Warner Bros. His first cartoon was called A Wild Hare.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing

75th anniversary | 6th and 9th August

75 years ago, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed during World War II.

Henri Desgrange

80th anniversary | 16th August

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Henri Desgrange’s passing. Henri was the French cyclist and journalist who founded the Tour De France.

Walter P. Chrysler

80th anniversary | 18th August

The American engineer, car manufacturer, and founder of the Chrysler Corporation, Walter P. Chrysler, passed away 80 years ago.

Sir J. J. Thomson

80th anniversary | 30th August

2020 marks 80 years since Sir J. J. Thomson passed away. The famous British physicist won the 1906 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovering the electron.

Laura Ashley

95th anniversary | 7th September

Laura Ashley would be 95 years old this year. The famous Welsh designer and businesswoman started by making furnishing materials in the 1950s, and later expanded her business into clothing design and manufacture. She died in 1985.

Peter Sellers

Anniversaries in 2020 Peter Sellers

95th anniversary | 8th September

In September, we celebrate the birth of Peter Sellers. The British actor and comedian was best known for the Pink Panther films.

Jimi Hendrix

Anniversaries in 2020 Jimi Hendrix

50th anniversary | 17th September

50 years have passed since the American rock musician Jimi Hendrix passed away. Although his mainstream career lasted only four years, he is known as one of the most influential guitarists in history.

Mickey Rooney

100th anniversary | 23rd September

The American actor Mickey Rooney celebrates his 100th birthday this year. The actor, vaudevillian, comedian, producer, and radio personality was in the industry for nine decades and appeared in over 300 films. Rooney was among the last surviving stars of the silent-film era.

Béla Bartók

75th anniversary | 26th September

The Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bártok passed away 75 years ago. Considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century, he together with Franz Liszt are regarded as Hungary’s greatest composers.

Janis Joplin

Anniversaries in 2020 Einstein

50th anniversary | 4th October

In 2020, we remember Janis Joplin with the 50th anniversary of her passing. The American singer-songwriter was one of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era. She is famous for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and electric stage presence.

John Lennon

Anniversaries in 2020 John Lenon

80th anniversary | 9th October

John Lennon would turn 80 years old this October. The British rock singer and songwriter gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. He passed away at the age of 40, after being shot in Manhattan.

Saturday Night Live

45th anniversary | 11th October

“Saturday Night Live” is officially the longest running sketch-comedy series in history, turning 45 this year. Still overseen by its original producer and creator, Lorne Michaels, “SNL” has earned several Emmys, featured innumerous celebrities, and launched the careers of countless comedians.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Anniversaries in 2020 Bohemian Rapsody

45th anniversary | 31st October

The beloved Queen’s hit song “Bohemian Rhapsody” turns 45 this year. Conceived as a “mock opera,” the song stayed no. 1 on the U.K. music charts for nine weeks.


85th anniversary | 5th November

Monopoly celebrates its 85th anniversary later this year. The board game published by Parker Brothers was launched in 1935.

Film Fantasia

80th anniversary | 13th November

In November, we commemorate the premiere of Walt Disney’s film Fantasia, in New York. This was the third Disney animated feature film.

Bloody Sunday

100th anniversary | 21st November

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, in Dublin. This was a day of violence in 1920, during the Irish War of Independence. Thirty-two people were killed or fatally wounded.

Toy Story

25th anniversary | 22nd November

Walt Disney Pictures’ “Toy Story” turns 25. Featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and more, the movie was nominated for three Oscar and spawned already three sequels.

Bruce Lee

80th anniversary | 27th November

Bruce Lee would turn 80 years old this year. The actor was known for his martial arts films and is considered to be the most influential martial artist of all time.

Alexandre Dumas

150th anniversary | 5th December

The French author Alexandre Dumas known for the “Count of Monte Christo” and “Three Musketeers” passed away 150 years ago. His novels have been adapted since the early 20th century into nearly 200 films.

Ludwig van Beethoven

250th anniversary | 17th December

Ludwig van Beethoven celebrates its 250th anniversary this year. The German composer was crucial in the transition between the classical and romantic music eras and is considered to be one of the greatest European composers.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

80th anniversary | 21st December

The American novelist and short story writer F. Scott Fitzgerald passed away 80 years ago in December. “Great Gatsby” is one of his most famous novels.

If you have a great concept in mind and want to bring it to life the right way, Cherrydeck offers a wide range of creative professionals that you can work with.

From experienced photographers, to videographers, to models, it’s easy to choose the ones that fit your brand best and create great campaigns or projects together. Get to know all about it here or on our blog. ?

Posted by:Cherrydeck Editorial

Our mission is to enable brands to source custom visual content at scale through our global creative community. Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates @cherrydeck

One thought on “Anniversaries in 2020 — Start Planning Your Content Marketing Calendar

Share your thoughts!