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Guinness World Records Day 2020: 24 Hours of Record Breaking

18 November 2020 (New York): Guinness World Records (GWR) hosts its annual celebration of record-breaking, GWR Day, on 18 November 2020, buoyed by the response from people around the world looking to unite in a positive, shared experience following a difficult year for many.

To spotlight as many record-breaking achievements as possible, GWR’s digital event – 24 Hours of Record-Breaking – will commemorate the creativity, dedication, and passion of people around the world following a year of lockdown and restrictions.

GWR Day 2020 will feature record attempts from all over the world, including: Canada, Australia, Japan, China, India, Bahrain, Dubai, UK, Spain, Poland, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, USA, and Mexico.

In the USA, sports and entertainment legends, the Harlem Globetrotters hold a total of 24 Guinness World Records titles. They have spent much of their year at home following cancelled tours and shows due to the pandemic. After months of practise to enhance their skills, see if talented players, Deandre “Dragon” TaylorRochelle “Wham” Middleton, and Lucius “Too Tall” Winston make history with titles such as the farthest behind-the-back basketball shothighest throw and catch of a spinning basketball, and most bounced basketball figure eight moves in one minute.

The #GWRchallenge

If you want to get involved – it is not too late. The #GWRchallenge allows participation from potential history-makers to put their skills to the test with the Most star jumps in 30 seconds.

First held in 2004 to mark the Guinness World Records annual becoming the best-selling copyright book of all time, GWR Day has inspired some now iconic record-breaking achievements. This year, over 1,000 applications were received from aspiring record breakers across the world, hoping to attempt records on GWR Day and secure their place in the next edition of the book and history.

For more information on this year’s Guinness World Records Day, please visit: and follow #GWRDay throughout today for the most up to date record-breaking action.

About GWR Day

Guinness World Records Day (GWR Day) is an annual celebration of record-breaking – a day which sees thousands of people around the world come together with one common goal, to become a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holder. First held in 2004, GWR Day is now a much-anticipated event each year that has inspired some iconic record-breaking achievements.

About Guinness World Records 

What’s the fastest game bird in Europe? This was the question that inspired the founding of Guinness World Records back in 1955. Starting with a single book published from a room above a gym, GWR has grown to become a global multi-media brand, with offices in London, New York, Miami, Beijing, Tokyo and Dubai. Today, we deliver world-class content, not just through Books, but via TV shows, Social Media and Live Events. Our in-house consultancy works closely with brands and businesses around the world to harness the power of record-breaking and deliver award-winning campaigns and business solutions. Our ultimate purpose is to inspire people - individuals, families, schools, groups, companies, communities and even entire countries – to read about, watch, listen to and participate in record-breaking. To join this record-breaking community – and find out the answer to that original question – visit