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2020 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2020
MMXX
Ab urbe condita 2773
Armenian calendar 1469
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԹ
Bahá'í calendar 176 – 177
Bengali calendar 1427
Berber calendar 2970
Buddhist calendar 2564
Burmese calendar 1382
Byzantine calendar 7528 – 7529
Chinese calendar 己亥年十二月初七日
(4656/4716-12-7)
— to —
庚子年十一月十七日
(4657/4717-11-17)
Coptic calendar 1736 – 1737
Ethiopian calendar 2012 – 2013
Hebrew calendar 57805781
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2075 – 2076
 - Shaka Samvat 1942 – 1943
 - Kali Yuga 5121 – 5122
Holocene calendar 12020
Iranian calendar 1398 – 1399
Islamic calendar 1441 – 1442
Japanese calendar Heisei 32
(平成32年)
Korean calendar 4353
Thai solar calendar 2563
Unix time 1577836800 – 1609459199

2020 (MMXX) will be a leap year starting on Wednesday in the Gregorian calendar. It will be the first year of the 2020s decade.

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Pronunciation

See also: Year pronunciation There is a debate as to how specific years of the 21st century, including 2020, should be pronounced in English. Although the majority of English-speakers say "two thousand (and) X" for any specific year post–1999, it is often suggested that the continuation of this type of pronunciation for the entire 21st century would be inappropriate or unnatural, given the alternative "twenty X" option.

Many experts agree that majority usage of "two thousand (and) X" is a result of influences from the Year 2000 problem hype, as well as the way "2001" was pronounced in the influential 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Experts also suggest that since former years such as 1805 and 1905 were commonly pronounced as "eighteen oh" or "nineteen oh" five, the year 2005 should naturally have been pronounced as "twenty oh-five".[1]

Many people, ranging from linguistic and academic experts to Internet bloggers, predict that the "twenty X" pronunciation method will eventually prevail, but a time frame as to when this change will occur often differs. The year 2010 is suggested by many[2][3], while 2011[1] and 2013 are popular as well. The latest time frame for change is usually placed at 2020[1] or 2100. David Crystal, author of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, has predicted that the change will occur in 2011, to "twenty eleven", explaining that the way people pronounce years depends on rhythm, rather than logic. Crystal claims that the rhythm or "flow" of "two thousand (and) ten", beats out that of "twenty ten", but the flow of "twenty eleven" beats out "two thousand (and) eleven".[1] Alternatively, Ian Brookes, editor-in-chief of Chambers Dictionary, suggests the change will occur in 2013. The UK Times has suggested 2020 as a final time frame for the change, saying "If people can have “twenty-twenty” vision, then surely they should also live in the year “twenty twenty”."[1]

In addition, the Vancouver Olympics, taking place in 2010, are being officially referred to by Vancouver 2010 as "the twenty-ten Olympics", and the London Olympics, taking place in 2012, are also being officially referred to by London 2012 as "the twenty-twelve Olympics".

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Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century
Decades: 1990s  2000s  2010s  - 2020s -  2030s  2040s  2050s

Years: 2017 2018 2019 - 2020 - 2021 2022 2023
2020 by topic:
News by month
Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun
Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec
Arts
Architecture - Art - Literature (Poetry) - Music (Country, Metal, UK) - Film - Television - Home video
Politics
Elections - Int'l leaders - Politics - State leaders - Sovereign states
Science and technology
Archaeology - Aviation - Birding/Ornithology - Meteorology - Rail transport - Science - Spaceflight
Sports
Sport - Australian Football League - Baseball - Football (soccer) - Ice Hockey - Motor Racing - Tennis
By place
Argentina - Australia - Brazil - Canada - Chad - Denmark - France - India - Iran - Iraq - Ireland - Italy - Japan - Luxembourg - Malaysia - Mexico - New Zealand - Philippines - Singapore - South Africa - Switzerland - United Kingdom - United States - Wales - Zimbabwe
Other topics
Deaths - Awards - Games - Law - Religious leaders - Video gaming
Birth and death categories
Births - Deaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Establishments - Disestablishments
Works and introductions categories
Works - Introductions
2020 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2020
MMXX

Ab urbe condita 2773
Armenian calendar 1469
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԹ
Bahá'í calendar 176 – 177
Buddhist calendar 2564
Coptic calendar 1736 – 1737
Ethiopian calendar 2012 – 2013
Hebrew calendar 5780 – 5781
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2075 – 2076
 - Shaka Samvat 1942 – 1943
 - Kali Yuga 5121 – 5122
Holocene calendar 12020
Iranian calendar 1398 – 1399
Islamic calendar 1441 – 1442
Japanese calendar Heisei 32


(平成 32年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2680
(皇紀2680年)
Julian calendar 2065
Korean calendar 4353
Thai solar calendar 2563

2020 (MMXX) will be a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.

Contents

Pronunciation

See also: Year pronunciation

Among experts and the general public, there is a debate as to how specific years of the 21st century, including 2020, should be pronounced in English. Although the majority of English-speakers say "two thousand (and) X" for any specific year post–1999, it is often suggested that the continuation of this type of pronunciation for the entire 21st century would be inappropriate or unnatural, given the alternative "twenty X" option.

Many experts agree that majority usage of "two thousand (and) X" is a result of influences from the Y2K hype, as well as the way "2001" was pronounced in the influential 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Experts also suggest that since former years such as 1805 and 1905 were commonly pronounced as "eighteen oh" or "nineteen oh" five, the year 2005 should naturally have been pronounced as "twenty oh-five".[1]

Many people, ranging from linguistic and academic experts to Internet bloggers, predict that the "twenty X" pronunciation method will eventually prevail, but a timeframe as to when this change will occur often differs. The year 2010 is suggested by many[2][3], while 2011[1] and 2013 are popular as well. The latest timeframe for change is usually placed at 2020[1] or 2100.

According to a recent press release, David Crystal, author of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, has predicted that the change will occur in 2011, to "twenty eleven", explaining that the way people pronounce years depends on rhythm, rather than logic. Crystal claims that the rhythm or "flow" of "two thousand (and) ten", beats out that of "twenty ten", but the flow of "twenty eleven" beats out "two thousand (and) eleven".[1] Alternatively, Ian Brookes, editor-in-chief of Chambers Dictionary, suggests the change will occur in 2013. The UK Times has suggested 2020 as a final timeframe for the change, saying "If people can have “twenty-twenty” vision, then surely they should also live in the year “twenty twenty”."[1]

In addition, the Vancouver olympics, taking place in 2010, are being officially referred to by Vancouver 2010 as "the twenty-ten Olympics", and the London olympics, taking place in 2012, are also being officially referred to by London 2012 as "the twenty-twelve Olympics". Chicago 2016, which operates the official Chicago bid for the 2016 games, refers to the "twenty-sixteen games".

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This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at 2020. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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This article or section has information about scheduled or expected future events.
The content may change as more information becomes available.
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century
Decades: 1990s  2000s  2010s  - 2020s -  2030s  2040s  2050s
Years: 2017 2018 2019 - 2020 - 2021 2022 2023

2020 (MMXX) will be a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. It will also be the first year of the 2020s decade.

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  • NASA starts moon colonization for future human exploration to Mars[1]
  • The main segment of track extending from San Francisco to Anaheim of the California High Speed Rail system is completed.
  • JAXA plans to send robotic astronauts to the Moon, followed by human astronauts[2]
  • 2020 Summer Olympics
  • This is the year that the Hong Kong MTR South Island Line east section is expected to be completed.
  • Last nuclear power plant in Germany scheduled to shut down
  • British newspaper The Guardian published a series of magazines in September 2004 predicting life in 2020. These predictions include widespread use of artificially intelligent cars, "smart" clothing incorporating computer chips, and green energy sources.
  • Mapping the Global Future: Report of the National Intelligence Council's 2020 Project was published in December 2004 with a long-term view of the future. The NIC is the center for midterm and long-term strategic thinking within the US Government.
  • In Australia, Queensland is expected to overtake Victoria as the second most populous state of the nation.
  • Mayans Predict Age of Transition.
  • Global oil production is expected to peak.[3]
  • According to current plans and workings for Project Constellation, NASA should be returning Humans to the Moon by 2020.
  • The Russian Federal Space Agency says that they plan to be mining helium-3 from the moon by this year. [4]
  • 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).
  • NASA Venus Surface Explorer mission to Venus (part of the New Frontiers program)
  • Several underdeveloped countries have plans to become developed countries by 2020:
  • Shanghai is set to become an "international financial centre and global shipping hub."
  • If current trends continue, according to the United Nations, the Aral Sea could disappear completely by this year. [5]
  • Volvo hopes to use radar, sonar and other advanced technologies to create a crash-proof car by 2020. [6]
  • 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. [7] Toyota's vice president in charge of powertrain development also believes that all Toyota cars produced will be hybrid vehicles by the year 2020. [8]

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