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
2020 History

Famous Deaths

  • Alessandro Mazzinghi, Italian boxer (WBA and WBC light-middleweight champion 1963–65, 68), dies from a stroke at 81
  • Peder Holm, Danish composer, dies at 93

About August 22, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

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