Old Moore’s Almanac 2020 predicted no second term for United States President Donald Trump and that Kerry will win the All-Ireland.
Famous for its predictions of future events, Old Moore’s Almanac is now 256 years old (published at the end of 2019) and remains a popular annual Christmas stocking filler. In recent years it has enjoyed a revival in recent years due to its accurate predictions and love of futurism.
Although there doesn't seem to be any mention of COVID-19, anyway... what predictions did it have for 2020?
- Brexit still dominating the political agenda in 2020 as the saga continues to trundle along. The UK will confront harsh truths this year.
- Irish election in 2020, the Greens will hold the key to power.
- Death of a Hollywood icon.
- A major storm at home plus a political scandal hits the news. It will center around unfair advantages given to certain vested interests.
- Gaelic Football All Ireland Men's winner will be Kerry.
- Gaelic Football All Ireland Women's winner will be Cork.
- Hurling All Ireland winner will be Kilkenny.
- A baby for Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. Also, Princesses Meghan and Kate will announce a pregnancy in 2020.
- Trump will not serve a second term, but he doesn’t go quietly. Violent clashes between opposing sides during the U.S. election campaign.
- Further scandal for Prince Andrew and the Royal Family.
- A plane crash in Europe makes the headlines.
- A drone terror attack.
- A major earthquake causes loss of life.
- Tensions in the Middle East reach breaking point. As Iran flexes its muscles, Trump makes a bad situation worse and other world powers step in to mediate.
- Liam and Noel Gallagher reconcile.
- 2020 will bring flying speakers, drones that can think and insect-sized robots.
- Julian Assange will be extradited to the US to face trial.
- An unusual virus has us worried and a drug-resistant fungus causes problems.
- Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson tie the knot.
- All is not lost for the earth’s coral reefs, there will be some good news about this in 2020.
- No Scottish independence referendum in 2020, but it is coming. Scotland will leave the U.K.
- Glacier collapse in the Alps causes problems.
- A volcanic eruption in Iceland.
- Problems with self-driving cars will surface.
- ISIS re-emerge, possibly under a different name.
- An information war is coming, with fake video and audio so convincing we won’t know what to believe. Governments step up the fight against online hate speech and misinformation.
- No resolution in the trade war between the US and China, plus a dispute between these two countries over financial markets.
- 3D printing becomes mainstream – we will buy downloads and print them out at home.
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* Originally published in Dec 2019.