On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 2020

Historical Events

  • 13 people die in a stampede at an illegal disco in Lima, Peru, during a police raid to shut it down
  • Fires burning in Northern California declared Major Disaster with LNU Lightning Complex Fire (341,243 acres) and SCU Lightning Complex Fire (339,968) among the 3 largest wildfires in state history
  • Mexican COVID-19 death toll passes 60,000, world's third highest

Famous Deaths

  • Alessandro Mazzinghi, Italian boxer (WBA and WBC light-middleweight champion 1963–65, 68), dies from a stroke at 81
2020 Highlights

About August 22, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo