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
  • John Saxon, American actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 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

Person of interestOlivia de Havilland

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 [1] [2]
2020 Highlights

About July 25, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo