On This Day

What Happened on July 25, 2020

Historical Events

  • Cargo ship MV Wakashio runs aground off the coast of Mauritius and begins leaking oil
  • Hurricane Hanna, 1st of the 2020 season, makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast as a category 1 storm
  • North Korea reports first 'suspected' case of COVID-19 in city of Kaesong

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All Star 1962, 63, 64; Stanley Cup 1962, 63, 64, 67; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies from throat cancer at 83
  • Jim Frick, Swedish harness racing driver (5,002 career race wins), dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • Lou Henson, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (all-time leader in victories University of Illinois and New Mexico State), dies of lymphoma at 88
  • Maurice Petty, American auto racing crew chief, engine builder and team owner (Petty Enterprises, International Motorsports & NASCAR Hall of Fame), dies at 81
  • Olivia de Havilland, American actress (All the King's Men, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Gone with the Wind), dies at 104
  • Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac -"Albatross"), dies at 73
2020 Highlights

About July 25, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo